GMART members know the importance of emotional and physical wellness, especially during a world pandemic. Past activities have included a tour of the Verger Belliveau Orchard in Memramcook with commentary by GMART member Jeanine Mabey. When you throw in a bit of wine tasting with some apple picking in the fresh air, you can’t help but feel better for the experience.
At the same time, many groups have been forced to suspend face-to-face get-togethers for the time being, but the “GMART Stitchers” have turned that situation around by participating in field trips to observe New Brunswick’s abundant bird population. It’s truly a real life example of that old saying – “when one door closes, another opens“.
“When we allow ourselves to adapt to different situations, life is easier.” Catherine Pulsife. GMART normally sponsors an annual wellness event, usually in February, to acquaint participants with the variety of activities offered by the Crossman Community Centre in Moncton. That experience will probably look different this year, but the wellness challenge of providing enjoyment and fellowship will no doubt be met with the usual dose of ingenuity that retired educators have spent a lifetime using to turn a negative into a positive experience for everyone.