I have been coming to Family Ties in New Carlisle since 2003 and have taken part in different groups over the years. I used to be in a group to learn work skills and that gave me the confidence to volunteer at the local flea market. I am part of a collective cooking group and I have a plot in the community garden, so I get to eat fresh vegetables in the summer. For the last few years, I have been coming to Family Ties groups for seniors and tried new things, like painting and basket weaving. I like being part of these groups because I get out of the house, I get to meet people, have fun and relax. If it wasn’t for Family Ties, I wouldn’t have accomplished so much.