NorWest Community Food Centre has given my life new meaning since my necessary early retirement. After my second knee replacement surgery, my stamina did not return. I volunteer up to three, two-hour shifts per week, and stretch my stamina at NCFC.
I started with a diabetic cooking class, soon joined Hans Kai and a Chair Yoga class, and finally took advocacy training, and a Food Handlers’ Certificate through NorWest Access.
I fell five times last winter, and sometimes had to roll between parked cars to avoid being hit. The infrequent plowing of sidewalks and lanes make winter mobility almost impossible. However, I’ve rebuilt my lagging self-esteem and made lasting relationships at NCFC.
– Laura Rose, NorWest Community Food Centre Peer Advocate