Thursday, September 03, 2009

Janet Gilmore, Cafe Friend Now Active in California...

[per press release...]

Janet Gilmore, the past-President of Mount Rubidoux Manor Senior Retirement, is the co-chair for the first "Greater Riverside Senior Conference" to be held in White Park in Riverside, CA. The Conference theme is "Seniors giving the gift of green to their grandchildren and great grandchildren." and will be an informational and educational conference inviting all seniors to join the war against global warming.

Ms.Gilmore resided in Indianapolis and was a long time member of Tabernacle Presbyterian Church where she sat on the Community Outreach Committee, workied faithfully in supporting the Thursday night Family Gathering, edited one of the Radio Shows, and assisted with many other functions. Ms. Gilmore also was a friend, benefactor, and somtimes employee at the Unleavened Bread Cafe at 30th and Central which has been the center of Mapleton/Fallcreek neighborhood for several years.

Ms.Gilmore's favorite project in Riverside is her partnership with La Sierra University's Service/Learning Program which requires students to put in (3) seven week periods and two hours per week doing community service. Ms. Gilmore coordinates pairing up the students with a senior at Mount Rubidoux Manor. There is always a specific question, topic or paper to write that is collaborated between student and senior. Strong bonds are formed and a reception for all is held at the end of each period.

Ms.Gilmore also sits on the Coalition Board for Community Action Partnership of Riverside County on Project Bliss which assists families in ways to get out of poverty and have a sustainable lifestyle. Janet works with Martin Luther King Walkathon, March of Dimes Walkathon,is active in her church, works at the front desk as needed at Mount Rubidoux Manor and in April was selected as Volunteer of the Year for Riverside County. Congratulations to Janet Gilmore and all the hard work she does in making Riverside a better community in which to live.


UBcafe Note... Congratulations, Janet !!!