“We are fortunate to live in a place where people genuinely care for each other and display acts of kindness on a regular basis.”

I hope this letter finds you all in good health and spirits. I’m very excited about the positive outlook we have for 2021 and all of the possibilities that it brings. I think we can all agree that the new year brings refreshing hope and optimism that recharge us all in our own unique ways.

I always like to reflect on how proud I am of the people of our community and how fortunate we are to live in not only a beautiful place, but a place where people genuinely care for each other and display acts of kindness on a regular basis. I would like to share a story with you about one of Ogden City’s own employees and residents who exemplifies the spirit that makes our town so special.

As the Recreation Supervisor at Golden Hours Senior Center, Ginger Myers goes above and beyond the duties of her job to ensure the center’s guests are taken care of. There is no greater example of this than early December of 2020 when a gentleman did not come to the center for lunch like he had done on a regular basis. Concerned and sensing something was wrong, Ginger tried contacting him. After failing to do so, she then reached out to his emergency contact and left a detailed voice message.

The next day, Ginger received an emotional phone call from the gentleman’s son, who lives out of state. He told her that she saved his father’s life. He went on to explain that after he received her voicemail, he sent someone to his father’s house to check on him and they discovered he had fallen. He was unable to move and had nothing to eat or drink for several days. Thanks to a couple of caring phone calls from Ginger, he is now doing well and recovering. His son refers to Ginger as his father’s guardian angel.

I am very grateful for the care and attention Ginger provided to this gentleman and all other seniors in the Ogden community. Her compassion and this story are wonderful reminders to us all to reach out to our friends and neighbors to check in on them and show that you care. She epitomizes the Ogden spirit, and we are incredibly grateful for her service and contributions to our community.

Wishing you all a wonderful 2021,

Mike Caldwell
Ogden City Mayor

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