Senior Times … Let’s Connect…


The flurries are here…from snow flurries to the flurries of the holidays. There are so many activities happening at this time of year. This is always a fun, albeit busy, time at Kemptville & District Home Support!

With all of the bustle around us, it is so important to remember to slow down and enjoy the moments. And, more importantly, enjoy the people in our lives. There are so many wonderful people who I have the pleasure of knowing.

Last Wednesday was KDHSI’s annual Seniors Christmas Meal at St. John’s United Church, prepared and served by the Social Commission. There were 117 people in the Christmas spirit, relaxing and enjoying themselves. This is always a great time of great food, fun and Christmas music.

This past Friday night, organized by KDHSI and Brenda Dillabough of North Greville Accessible Transportation (NGAT), was the fundraising dance for United Way Leeds & Grenville. The event was held at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 212 in Kemptville. On Friday morning KDHSI volunteers got together at to prepare delicious sandwiches, as did Brenda Dillabough and other volunteers for NGAT. The idea for this dance was sparked by Patrick Attwell offering the services of the band “The Muddy Boot Minstrels”.

I had a wonderful time with Brenda, Bev Nye, Evelyn Surrey KDHSI Board member, and Don Gilchrist from NGAT, and those attending the dance. The ‘Muddy Boot Minstrels’ provided a variety of music from dance tunes to Christmas music and a fun trivia time with prizes. This was a great event with a wonderful selection of silent auction items donated by the community.

Christmas is just over a week away. ‘Gift Cards’ for our 2nd Annual Big Band Dance, coming April 14th, 2018, are available. This is a unique gift, and has the added bonus of helping to support KDHSI. Once again ‘The Jivewires’ will be performing with Erick Le Pors, Dial A Chef, providing a delicious cold buffet.

Our Christmas newsletter is now ready. If you aren’t on or mailing list, please stop by and pick up one, or call and we can mail it out to you.

Wishing you all of the blessings of this Christmas season,
Susan Smith, Executive Director
Kemptville & District Home Support
215 Sanders St. Suite 101


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