Seniors for Seniors offering free lunch at Oct. 20 meeting

South Dundas’ newest group, Seniors for Seniors, is hosting a lunch event for the municipality’s seniors at the Morrisburg branch of the Royal Canadian Legion Tuesday, October 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition to being treated to a complimentary lunch, guests will be given an opportunity to see what South Dundas already has in place for this growing sector of the population in terms of services, resources, activities, recreation, and social events. 

As well, seniors, those aged 50 and over, will get a chance to voice their opinions about what they would like to see more of in South Dundas, and more importantly, make connections with like-minded people to form hobby-like groups before the lunch comes to an end.

Lorne Strader, president of Helping Hands, a seniors group that meets monthly at Matilda Hall in Dixon’s Corners, will emcee the event.

Seniors for Seniors is a group started by the South Dundas Chamber of Commerce after receiving $2,978 in Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program money. 

The program is dedicated to helping the province’s seniors by supporting projects that provide or encourage social involvement, volunteerism, and community engagement.

Since being awarded the grant, the group has grown to include local residents, as well as members from Chartwell Hartford Retirement Residence, J.W. MacIntosh Seniors’ Support Centre, and Linking Hands Dundas County. 

Together, the team has met weekly to determine the best way to bring South Dundas’ seniors together with the information, resources, and people they need. 

The first step? Gathering all relevant parties for an information gathering – and sharing – lunch event. The first 200 lunches will be free.

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