by Susan Smith, Executive Director, Kemptville & District Home Support

December flurries are here…from snow flurries to the flurries of the holidays. There are so many activities happening at this time of year. This is always a fun, albeit busy, time at Kemptville & District Home Support! This Wednesday, we are having our delicious Christmas meal at the United Church with 110 people in the Christmas spirit, relaxing and enjoying themselves. This is always a great time of great food, fun and Christmas music.

This Friday December 16, we are having our first Christmas Open House from 2-4 pm. KDHSI’s Board of Directors are hosting and extending an invitation to everyone to come out. We are all looking forward to seeing as many people as possible. Rides are also available for those who would like to join us. There will be ‘Afternoon Tea’ provided by Kemptville Retirement Living, for everyone to enjoy.

Something else that we are having fun planning is our 1st Annual Big Band Dance coming April 8, 2017. At first, the date seemed like a long time away; however, the days, weeks and months keep flying by! This is going to be a great evening. It will be fun to dress up a bit and have an evening out. There will be delicious food and the music will keep your toes tapping. The Jivewires will be performing and, from all accounts, we will be well entertained. We are very excited to announce that David Shanahan has agreed to MC the event!

‘Gift Cards’ for the Big Band Dance are available for Christmas giving. This is a unique gift, and has the added bonus of helping to support KDHSI. It feels like years since Lorne and I have had the pleasure of going to a Big Band-themed dance. We have purchased our tickets as well as several gift cards for family…shhh don’t tell!

With all of the bustle around us, it is so important for us to remember to slow down and enjoy the moments, and, more importantly, enjoy the people in our lives. I have been reminded several times this past week to make sure I have balance in my life, and this is the perfect time of year to do just that!

Our Christmas newsletter is now ready. If you aren’t on our mailing list, please stop by and pick one up, or call and we can mail it out to you.

‘Gift Cards’ for the Big Band Dance are available for Christmas giving. This is a unique gift, and has the added bonus of helping to support KDHSI.

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