By Joanne Rodgers, Bruce Peninsula Press
Karen Henderson started at Golden Dawn in 1974 and has worked permanently there since 1994. She started off as a kitchen aide working under Geneva Myles, the founder of the Golden Dawn. Over the years she has worked in almost every job, from housekeeper, kitchen aide, front office assistant, to nurse’s aide. She saw the current Golden Dawn buildings being constructed during her time of service.
She is looking forward to retirement but intends to continue her involvement with the Home in a volunteer capacity.
Update on Golden Dawn Survey
The Golden Dawn community survey to learn about current and future housing and care needs from residents of the Northern Bruce Peninsula closed on 12 August. It was open to all Northern Bruce permanent and seasonal residents, 30 years and older. Over 400 surveys were completed on paper or online and returned for analysis.
Dr Brian Taylor, Chair of the Board of the Golden Dawn Senior Citizen Home says “The Golden Dawn Redevelopment Task Force Committee will assess these surveys to learn the wishes of the people of our Municipality with regards to Senior Care and Long Term Care. We will plan accordingly to meet those needs. Our Redevelopment Task Force will present their findings and recommendations to the Board.
We plan on further public consultation later this fall. We will be presenting initial plans, and will subsequently be asking for significant financial support from our population, as Golden Dawn has always been a not-for-profit organization committed to providing attainable housing and Seniors Care on the Peninsula.”