It only took about 30 minutes from doors opening, to the parking lot of the Matilda Hall being full, as area residents came out in force October 16, for the first Dundas County 50+ Wellness Day.
The J.W MacIntosh Seniors Support Centre, Carefor Nor-Dun Seniors’ Support Centre, Municipality of South Dundas, MP Guy Lauzon and MPP Jim McDonell joined forces to organize and host the event.
Free admission and a free lunch, sponsored by MP Lauzon and MPP McDonell, were part of the attraction to the event, that provided a day filled with presentations, and exhibits showing all kinds of relevant services that are readily available in this community.
“We had a similar event last year, in Williamsburg, and we needed a bigger venue,” said Janet Levere of the J.W. MacIntosh Seniors Support Centre in Williamsburg.
At the same time the MP and MPP were looking to host a Wellness Day, so the organizations all joined forces to make it happen.
Over 30 exhibits and nine topics were made available for the event.
“A lot of people are not aware of all of the services that are available, so we worked to put this day together, that serves as a one stop shop for information,” said North Dundas mayor Eric Duncan, who served on the committee.
“It’s really part of our jobs as pubic servants,” said Duncan.
The lunch was paid for by the MP and MPP, and catered by the local United Church, Iroquois-Matilda charge.