North Grenville Senior Times

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The NG Times Newspaper

by Susan Smith,
Executive Director,
Kemptville & District Home Support

Finally, the weather has turned and we have been treated by such glorious warm breezes and sunny days. I have been starting my mornings relaxing on our front veranda, listening to nature wake up. There is nothing like fresh air to start the day before heading off to work. It is equally enjoyable working outside in the gardens after work. I look around and think …This is the Life!! In keeping with this thought, this year’s theme for Seniors’ Month is, “Living your best life”.

This past Friday was the North Grenville Community Fund’s ‘Dunk Tank Challenge’. This was such a great time, as Jim Beveridge took up the challenge against me. There was lots of fun, back and forth, trying to see who would raise the most money and be saved from the dunk.

At the same time, our window sticker campaign kicked off and Jim and his team at B & H jumped right in, raising funds for our Seniors’ Services. Such community spirit is so heartwarming, that I decided to take the dunk, whether or not I raised the most money! The dunk was over quickly as Jim hit the target on the first throw, and down I went…into the cold water. Such a wonderful evening with my family supporting me, along with so many amazing people connected with KDHSI. Thanks for being such a fun challenger Jim!

Along with ‘B&H Your Community Grocer’, ‘Jonsson’s Your Independent Grocer‘ is also on board again this year, with the sale of window “stickers” during the Month of June as a fundraiser for Kemptville & District Home Support. This year, there are two new stores participating in our Window Sticker Campaign: Rona Kemptville Building Centre, and Canadian Tire. The cashiers at these four stores will be asking customers if they would like to donate $2 to Kemptville & District Home Support. Thanks to all for your incredible support.

KDHSI’s third annual BBQ/picnic just took place at the beautiful Maplewood Park in Oxford Mills. We have had ongoing support with the BBQ provided by the Kemptville Lions Club, decadent butter tarts provided by Grenville Mutual Insurance Company, and great music by the Lions Club Singers and ‘The Voyageurs’. A great time was had by all.

As summer is approaching, there are quite a few people that are heading off to visit family and friends, or to see new sights. For those that are staying in the area, I encourage you to stop by our office and check out the various activities that are continuing in the summer, or investigate ones that will be starting back in the fall. We would love to show you around.

In reflecting over these and other activities I can truthfully say, ‘Yes, I am living my best life!’

Until next time,


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