Senior Times, Let’s Connect…


“We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone… and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something.” Sandra Day O’Connor, retired Associate Supreme Court Justice.

When I read this quote, I found it very interesting to imagine the colorful tapestry of my life to this point. There is such a sense of community here at Kemptville & District Home Support. It is a wonderful Team with Ann, Carol, Jennifer and all of the superb people volunteering here; and, all of those taking part in the programs and services. This ‘community’ also includes the local businesses and organizations; the residents of the area; as well as the various levels of government. To all of you, a heartfelt thank you, I am truly grateful for every act of kindness.

September has arrived, and there are a lot of things happening here at KDHSI. Activities are now in full swing here at the Seniors’ Centre. Please stop by to pick up a calendar, and a tour if you haven’t had the chance before. The calendar is also available on our website at We are still taking orders for our Vesey fundraiser, which offers a variety of bulbs for spring blooms, a selection of Swarovski jewelry, as well as gifts for Christmas and other occasions. The catalogue is available at the Centre; and for those who prefer an electronic version, we can email the catalogue, just give us a call at 613-258-3203 or email [email protected] and we can send the catalogue to you.

Shake Rattle & Roll is being held November 8, 9 and 10 at the Urbandale Arts Centre in Kemptville. This is a fun new musical compiled and arranged by Louise Atchison. The setting is in a train station with a group of people travelling to a high school reunion. There will be a lot of fun happening in between the great music. Tickets are already starting to sell and are available at the Seniors’ Centre 215 Sanders St., Suite 101 in Kemptville; at Brewed Awakenings on Highway 43 (where you can get your coffee and decadent goodies); or, online through our website.

If you are interested in volunteering or are have questions about any of the services or activities, we would invite you to get in touch with us. As always, if there are any other activities that you are interested in, please let us know, there are some available times on the calendar. Also, if you have any comments regarding anything here at KDHSI, positive or otherwise, I would appreciate your feedback as it helps us improve and change as needed. Remember, it is all of us together creating this great organization.

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” ~ Khalil Gibran

Until next time, Susan
Susan E. Smith,
Executive Director Kemptville & District Home Support (KDHSI)


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