‘Celebrate Our Community Working Together’ was the theme of the 22nd Annual North Grenville Community Sweetheart Brunch on Sunday. This is a wonderful event put on by the Knights of Columbus Holy Cross Council 5333 as an opportunity for people to get together, as well as raising funds for local organizations. Knights Jim McManaman and Todd Fortin present Susan Smith, Executive Director of Kemptville & District Home Support, a $2,500 cheque for local seniors’ services. For more information on the services provided by KDHSI please call 613-258-3203, or stop by the Centre at 215 Sanders St., Suite 101 in Kemptville.

It’s a frosty weekend morning, I’m sitting with my laptop and listening to an Ella Fitzgerald cd. There is so much to share with you, it is hard to know where to start…

The Singing Singers were back this past Thursday after a well-deserved break. Louise has put together another set of new arrangements for the group to have fun with. Etta and Jean were busy in the days leading up to Thursday getting packages of the new music ready. We certainly enjoy the joyful voices wafting up from the Activity Room!

It was so exciting to receive the notification that we were successful in our application for one-time funding to replace the carpet in Centre. This is such a busy place, and has seen continued growth since the move to this location. Thanks to the previous Executive Director, Cheryl Brown, and the Board of Directors for the work in getting this space renovated and ready to into in 2009! It is such a great gathering spot. A huge thank you to all of the volunteers as well as Ann, Carol and Jennifer for your enthusiasm and caring which makes this such a welcoming place to come to. Please stop by in March to see how the new carpet looks, and check out the activities.

The ‘Arts & Aging’ activities are continuing with the Bus trip to the National Gallery of Canada coming up on Friday February 21st. We will stop for lunch first at the continental buffet and then travel over to the Gallery for a one-hour guided tour. There will be time after to look around before heading back home. There are still a few tickets left for this trip.

‘Art in the Afternoon’ will be taking place on Thursday March 12th and will be held at St. John’s United Church in Kemptville with the Social Committee providing a delicious lunch. Fiddlehead Soup will be providing music throughout the afternoon and there will also be special guests. Tickets are now available and this is a free event thanks to the Ontario Seniors Community Grant we received.

Mark your calendars for our 4th Annual Big Band Dance fundraiser on April 25th, 2020. The fun starts with a social hour from 5:30 – 6:60 with dinner served. ‘The Jivewires’ will be providing music for us to dance to, or to just relax and enjoy. A silent auction will be taking place and the ‘bidding’ is sure to be a lot of fun. There will be an Early Bird Draw, courtesy of Kemptville Retirement Living, for tickets that are purchased before March 20th, 2020.

Tickets for the Big Band Dance can be purchased at the Workshop Dance Studio and at the Centre, both located at 215 Sanders Street. On-line tickets are available through Eventbrite, and the link can be followed though our website. For more information please call us at 613-258-3203.

We are very grateful to have wonderful support from the community. To find out about the services and our volunteer opportunities, or to donate, please give us a call at 613-258-3203, stop by the Seniors’ Centre at 215 Sanders St., Suite 101 in Kemptville.
Wishing everyone a wonderful day

Susan Smith, Executive Director
Kemptville & District Home Support
215 Sanders St. Suite 101


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