Canada Day holds a special meaning this year as we continue with physical distancing. We are all doing our part to ensure that we all stay safe during this pandemic. Again, it is so important that we continue to be especially diligent in looking out for the seniors in our communities.
These amazing people, each in their own way, have ensured that we have rights and opportunities that are often taken for granted. How wonderful that women can vote, and are able to have careers; men can take over child care and chose to be nurses!
It is great news to know that Maggie is ensuring that the photos of seniors in our community continue in the North Grenville Times. This series is aptly titled ‘Stand by Me’. She has recently enlisted the help of the North Grenville Photography Club to help out. Thank you! We need seniors to help out by having their photos taken. You can call Maggie at 613- 215-0735 or myself at KDHSI – Seniors’ Community Services, 613-258-3203. We look forward to hearing from you!
Programs here at Seniors’ Community Services have changed with the thought of keeping physically apart and yet connected. Keeping socially connected is important, as we need to have a laugh and also to engage different parts of our brain. Seniors’ Centre Without Wall, which is over the telephone, has been well received. Each session is approximately 30 minutes and there is a specific topic or theme, such as trivia or name that tune. It would be great to see more people joining in. We are also investigating on-line games such as euchre. I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
Footcare is a vital service for many seniors. Often due to lack of flexibility, arthritis, declining eyesight and other limiting conditions, a person may not be able to care for their own feet. We are pleased to let you know that our Footcare Clinics have reopened with approval from the Health Unit. There are changes made to the processes to ensure the safety of everyone involved. We are now accepting new clients to the clinics. Please call for more information, or to schedule an appointment. Please keep safe, and remember to be kind to each other.
Until next time,
Susan Smith, Executive Director
Kemptville & District Home Support
215 Sanders St. Suite 101 613-258-3203 [email protected]