The RT Roadrunners from L-R: Janet Bryant, Karen Sharp, Debbie Parton, Erik Olson, Amelia Keech, and Carolynne Zasybida.

The Bethany Group is a non-profit organization offering several health & housing programs. One of those programs is the Crossroads Adult Day Support Program, a service for people in Camrose and Wetaskiwin who need support and assistance to maintain their independent living situation.

Every week, Crossroads holds a “Wake Up Wednesday,” selling delicious baked treats in support of the program. The event, held from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the Rosehaven Atrium, is open to members of the public, staff, clients, and families. On September 30th, Crossroads held a special Wake Up Wednesday in support of the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta & North West Territories. The bake sale was a success raising $474.50.

Giving is a common occurrence at The Bethany Group. On September 27th, the Recreation Therapists worked with clients to raise money for the Terry Fox Run. Dubbed the “RT Roadrunners,” the team comprised therapists and clients who raised money through pledges and a refreshment sale. Altogether, the team raised $315.55 for the fundraiser.

The RT Roadrunners is one of several activities the Recreation Therapists at The Bethany Group organize for clients. This past summer, they created special gardening boxes for clients. Located on the front balcony of the Heritage Building, clients grew fresh vegetables from seed that were later used in their regular organized cooking sessions.

Both staff and clients from Crossroads and Recreation Therapy thank everyone for their generosity