Senior Times, Let’s Connect…


With our clocks now changed to give us an additional hour of time during the day, we know spring is on the horizon. “Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” ~ Lewis Grizzard

This time of year also signals the upcoming income tax deadline. Kemptville & District Home Support’s (KDHSI) Volunteer Income Tax Preparation has started for those with modest incomes. This is a free service for those seniors and adults with physical disabilities that had an income in 2018 of $20,000 or less for a single person, or $40,000 for couples.

KDHSI’s Volunteer Income Tax Preparation program is a partnership with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). It is important that everyone with any income level completes and submits their income tax return to CRA. You will then be able to apply for potential programs and income supplements. When you have all of your information together, bring it to the Centre at 215 Sanders St. Suite 101. This is a drop-off clinic. When the volunteer has filled out your return you will be called to come in and review the information, and if you agree the volunteer will e-file your return. This is a very easy and confidential process.

There are a variety of activities here at the Centre, and we are always open to new ideas. The monthly calendar of activities is available on our website,, and there are also copies to pick up at the Centre. If you are interested in volunteering, we would welcome the opportunity to talk about the ways that you can make a difference to seniors in this community. We have many different options from helping out at reception, computer work, driving people to appointments.

Paint & T’ookies is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month. This is a wonderful monthly art afternoon with KDHSI Volunteer Gayle Holmes. The March painting will be of a ‘Flowers in a Vase’…thoughts of spring. Gayle will lead the group through the painting process; and, everyone will go home with a painting at the end of the day. The cost of each session is only $20 including supplies. There is limited space, if you are interested please call to get your name on the list.

KDHSI’s 2019 Big Band Dance fundraising event will be taking place on Saturday April 27th. The evening will start a delicious cold buffet by ‘Dial A Chef’ Erick LePors. Then at 7pm the popular 7-piece band ‘The Jivewires’ will take the stage with fabulous music, whether you are on the dance floor or relaxing at your table. There will also be a live and a silent auction with great items, sure to bring lively bidding.

The Workshop Dance Studio has offered 50% off of the cost of Partner Dancing for those who have purchased Big Band Dance tickets. These classes take place on Fridays from 6:60-8 pm, leading up to the April 27th event. This a wonderful opportunity to get ready for the dance floor; many thanks to Nancy Morgan!

Tickets for the Big Band Dance are available at Kemptville & District Home Support and at The Workshop Dance Studio, 215 Sanders Street located in Kemptville.

“It is the first mild day of March: Each minute sweeter than before…” ~ William Wordsworth

May we all enjoy the sweetness of this month.

Until next time
Susan Smith, Executive Director; Kemptville & District Home Support;


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