When Cinthya Narvaez came to Canada 14 years ago, she barely spoke English. Thanks to the support of family and friends, Cinthya overcame the barriers of adjusting to life in a foreign country and learning a new language. Grateful to everyone who helped further her education, Cinthya now gives her time to educate and help others.
As a health promoter for adults and seniors at a Community Health Centre, Cinthya is naturally caring. As a volunteer for Homes First, she uses her knowledge and skills as a certified Seniors’ Fitness Instructor to lead exercise classes for our tenants.
Every Tuesday, Cinthya rolls out the mats at Meegwetch Place for a sixty minute seniors exercise class. Residents flock to the community room to join in an energetic afternoon of stretching. “It’s given me an increased sense of community and satisfaction with the work that I do.”
Always eager to introduce people to the benefits of exercise, Cinthya is happy to share her passion with us and proud to be helping those who need it most.
Classes in the community can be expensive, so we’re grateful to volunteers like Cinthya. You help our residents stay active and healthy!