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FUTFS Newsletter 36 (March 2024)

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2024-03-29 03:46
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For You Telecare Family Service (FUTFS) assists individuals and families from all walks of life to overcome cultural, emotional, and psychological barriers through a wide range of counselling and educational services and programs. In collaboration with other social service organizations, we raise awareness of social issues and support clients in the community through the progression of a healthy lifestyle and gradual integration into Canadian society.The projects we provide at FUTFS are for anyone who is willing or interested in participating. Anyone can easily register through our website (www.futfs.org).

Programs & Services in Mar 2024

1. FUTFS Bazaar/Flea market 2024

This event combines a bazaar and flea market, promoting intergenerational volunteering for healthy living. It includes diverse performances, health check stations, children's art exhibits, and a Korean food corner. No participation fee for bazaar and $30 per booth in flea market will support programs for children and youth with disabilities. Ongoing pre-registration and volunteer recruitment available. All ages welcome to volunteer.



2. Family Fun Day & Health Walkathon

Our Family Day event is an annual family gathering and fundraising event hosted by us. It's a great opportunity for everyone, from young children to seniors, to participate in various activities together and enjoy quality time with their families. We hope that many people will join us to share the preciousness of family and love, and to connect with other families.

3. Expressive Art Class III

This program for young people aged 18-30 strengthens core skills such as career exploration, personality and aptitude testing, interview and interpersonal skills, and resume writing. This is a valuable opportunity for young people who want to acquire the tools and knowledge necessary for employment.

(*Registrations are closed.)

4. Community Day 2024

This event aims to foster partnerships among participants from different institutions, including seniors who participated in the EAHA project, to collaborate and support each other. It will feature various activities such as impressive traditional/classical performances, successful storytelling, and dance performances.



5. Senior Talk! Wellness Group

Through conversation, we communicate with others, get to know ourselves, and also introduce ourselves to others. We possess many things with potential power. Those of us who suffer from loneliness and helplessness can be enlivened by skillful hands, beautiful voices, artistic expressions, and body movements.

6. English Cafe

FUTFS holds an English cafe class every Tuesday from 10:30 to 12:00 to improve volunteers' upgraded English speaking skills. Participants in this class will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face at the Young Center Plus to chat and speak English. The class is led by Instructor Heather Sheildrick.

7. Counseling Service

FUTFS offers a range of counseling services for those in distress, career, or in need of emotional support. We provide counselling services as all possible ways as possible such as Zoom, email, phone for any regions in Canada, and additionally provide in-person counselling for Toronto only such as telephone counseling, individual counseling, family counseling, outreach and more.



Let's Enjoy Happiness and Joy

As we go through life, one valuable virtue we should always have is a warm heart and a kind gaze that we can offer to anyone. When we show care to wounded animals, they learn to love each other and remember the love they receive. Similarly, when we have a desire to receive love in our hearts, if we can nurture a mindset of giving love, we are already sharing love.

Seniors also get opportunities to contribute to society by engaging with the next generations. Helping someone else is a precious chance to gain strength in our own lives. In the era where families are embracing the centenarian age, seniors find it important to live a harmonious and balanced life, not just with family but also with others. Loneliness and lack of conversation are their toughest challenges, especially for those living alone.

Without conversation, sometimes we might say the wrong thing instead of what we want to say, leading to confusion. Speaking often is important, and learning conversational skills allows us to express necessary words more flexibly. To make seniors' lives richer in the centenarian era, we can devote ourselves to continual learning and maintaining mobility. It's crucial to provide opportunities to feel happiness, joy, and peace, treasuring these valuable memories.

Let's not forget the importance of experiencing rich moments through our five senses amid our busy lives. Keep living with enthusiasm, happiness, and joy!

Suyeon Jin, FUTFS Executive Director

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