The COVID 19 pandemic has impacted every demographic imaginable, especially our community’s most vulnerable. Seniors’ Community Services, in conjunction with area partners, delivered some love to its Diner’s Club clients who have been unable to meet weekly for the past year.

SCS staff delivered special gift baskets for their clients, in conjunction with volunteers who were thrilled to manage the deliveries. Each box, filled with various cheeses, fruits, cured meats, mustard, desserts, and crackers was made possible through the support of the Ontario Community Support Program. Catered Affairs spearheaded the opportunity to curate these beautiful boxes, with contributions from Graham’s Bakery, Mrs. MacGarrigles Fine Food Shop, Creel & Gambrel, and J. Quattrocchi’s & Co. Maggie Boyer of the North Grenville Times created beautiful handmade Valentines for each delivery, a detail that many felt was extra special. Some clients couldn’t remember the last time they had received a Valentine.

Sara Paquette, SCS Volunteer, expressed the feelings of the volunteers: “This activity was yet another great example of the care that is taken to make Kemptville’s seniors know they are a valued part of the community – especially important in these times of limited activities and great isolation. It was also a very nice way to allow volunteers to start getting involved again.

Our sincere thanks to each and every volunteer who supported the event with contributions of time through deliveries and photographs. To contribute financially to the meaningful work Seniors’ Community Services offers, please visit All donations are receipted immediately.


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