June is Seniors Month: Let the Celebrations Begin!

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by Jill Woodley

June is a vibrant month, full of anticipation for the summer ahead. It is the month that highlights, and raises awareness for, multiple causes. For Seniors’ Community Services, June is Seniors Month, and a time to celebrate older adults and the extraordinary contributions they bring to this community, and to our country. 

Aging can be difficult at times, but it is essential to remember that even though our physical appearance changes, our spirit does not. Some people in their 70s and 80s are much younger than some people in their 20s or 30s. It all comes down to one thing: our outlook on life – The Senior Zone

This year we are celebrating Seniors Month in a few ways. For the month of June, we have partnered with Judy and Jim Beveridge, owners of B&H Grocery, to showcase our services and raise vital funds. When you buy your groceries, there will be an opportunity to donate and learn more about SCS. The people in the posters at the check-out and on the front windows are real clients and volunteers. They proudly represent the programs and services that support seniors and adults living with physical disabilities. Learn more about SCS, and support your local B&H Grocery store too! It is a win-win.

One of the most anticipated events of the year is our Seniors BBQ. This year, we invite you to attend our celebration in honour of the remarkable seniors during this month of June – Seniors Month. On Wednesday, June 26, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Maplewood Park in Oxford Mills, we will once again gather for this very special event. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 19, at 613-258-3203, or email antonia.reynolds@seniorscs.ca. What to bring, you may ask? Just a smile, your appetite, and a lawn chair. Donations are welcome too! 

The Seniors Centre Without Walls also has a full menu of special guests for Seniors Month! This telephone program lets you enjoy socializing from the comfort of you own home. Join us for Sarah Green Well Being on Tuesday June 4 and 25, when she will speak about all things health, from sugar to sleep, moving your body to watching your salt. Sarah is down to earth, fun, and ready to answer your questions.

On Tuesday, June 11, Jen MacDonald from Hygiene Now will talk about the newly unveiled Canadia Dental Plan for Seniors. If you have questions, Jen can help! To register for SCWW, please email jill.woodley@seniorscs.ca, or call the Centre at 613-258-3203. 

And last, but certainly not least, SCS will be hosting our AGM at 215 Sanders on June 25 from 10:45 to 11:45 am. For the last 43 years, SCS has been the primary support in North Grenville for seniors who are aging at home, and we welcome you to attend and hear more about our organization and get involved. Please RSVP your attendance prior to June 15 by email at hello@seniorscs.ca, or by phone 613-258-3203.

We are looking to expand our office and transportation driver volunteer teams. Be an ambassador for SCS behind the desk or behind the wheel. Every volunteer job is important! 

June is a special month for SCS – devoted to recognizing the seniors who are the brightly coloured threads intricately woven through the fabric of this community. Join us in celebrating this June, and watch for highlights on our social media pages and follow along. 

Happy Seniors Month!

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