If you feel like the summer of 2022 went by like the blink of an eye, you are not alone. It was a time full of reuniting with friends and family that soothed the sting of the last two years. It was a time to work on a puzzle that had long been missing so many pieces. At SCS our doors opened, our in-house activities were abuzz with energy, and we were finally able to have our long-awaited Seniors’ BBQ. It was a summer we will always remember.
For many, September marks the beginning of a new year. The golden colours envelop us and we begin to plan for the months ahead. At SCS we are no different, and our planning is full steam ahead. With more clients dropping in for our weekly activities, and our Meals on Wheels and transportation services seeing an increase in demand, we are encouraged by the support of our volunteers and the community. It is clear that the health and well-being of the older adults is a priority in North Grenville.
This September we have collaborated with the Merrickville’s own Wick Witch Apothecary for a ‘Tea n’ Wicks’ fundraiser that will add a special shine to your Thanksgiving table. Vintage tea cups have been made into beautiful candles that will be sold to raise money for our Diners’ Club program. The weekly activity combines a social gathering with a delicious lunch served by volunteers. It is a time to meet new and old friends and enjoy a homemade meal. Watch our website and social media pages for all the details of this very special fundraiser.
In November, our Wreath and Planter sale will be back! Decorate your doors and porches in support of our Meals on Wheels Program. With increased food costs, this fundraiser helps subsidize fundamental support for the hundreds of seniors who rely on this door to door service. Did you know that in 2021 we delivered over 7000 meals to people in our community? Our volunteers ensure access to nutritious meals that provide both peace of mind for our clients and their families. We look forward to another successful event, and seeing your holiday spirit on every porch.
How about a sneak peek into our plans for next year? We are planning our first Seniors’ Community Golf Classic to take place at the beautiful Equinelle Golf Course on September 12, 2023. This will be a signature event for SCS and we are very excited to bring this to our community. Our fundraising community is always looking for volunteers! If you have some energy to bring to this dynamic committee, please contact us for all the details.
From the smashing success of the Seniors’ BBQ in June, to the music filled Diners’ Club Newfoundland Kitchen Party in August, summer 2022 was full to the brim at Seniors’ Community Services. Our volunteers continued to inspire us with their dedication, and our clients brought the energy and life back into the centre. As always, our gratitude is endless.
Keep an eye out for all the fun ahead, and don’t forget to mark your calendars! For more information, please reach out at 613-258-3203 or at [email protected]. Or follow our FB and Instagram pages to keep up to date on all the news. See you soon!