Paint & T’ookies October participants show their artwork, while Gayle Holmes (far right) KDHSI volunteer, and instructor, also holds a sample of the November project of a nostalgic barn

Here we are in mid-November. We still have the colourful leaves as well as some snow flurries reminding us that, yes, we live in Canada and winter will come. Please be careful… although the leaves that are falling are beautiful, they are also very slippery. Also with the cooler weather comes frost and slippery conditions to walk on.

If you are looking for things to do indoors, please check out the activities here at Kemptville & District Home Support. You can stop by the Centre or check out the information on the website. News flash: we are now on Facebook. This is another fun way to Connect. As always there is a need for more volunteers. If you, or anyone you know, are interested in volunteering, we are in particular need of Volunteers at reception and for transportation, both locally and long distance. Please pass the word!

Paint & T’ookies time is almost here again. This is the monthly art afternoon with KDHSI Volunteer Gayle Holmes, with tea (or coffee) and cookies. Gayle will lead the group though the painting process; and, everyone will go home with a painting at the end of the session. On November 20, the painting will be of a nostalgic barn. This will make a great Christmas gift – or for yourself! The cost of each session is only $20 including supplies and T’ookies, and will be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in attending, please call to get your name on the list.

KDHSI Diners’ Club volunteers have put together a beautiful “British Breakfast Basket” to be raffled off. There was a lot of thought and time put into collecting the items for this delectable prize. It is complete with both sweet and savory offerings and includes a tea pot complete with a cozy. The unwrapping of this basket will have the winner calling a friend to come over for tea! The second prize in the raffle is a table top art easel. This would make a great gift for a budding artist; or for those who don’t have room for a large easel and want to enjoy the thrill of putting paint to brush and on to the canvas!

The raffle draw will take place on Thursday, December 20. There will also be a bake sale starting at 9 am and will continue throughout the day leading up to the draw at 3:30 pm. We welcome contributions to the bake sale and remind people that this is perfect timing to pick up some homemade goodies to have on hand for the holiday season as well as items that are perfect for taking as a thank-you when invited out. All of this will take place at KDHSI’s Cheryl J. Brown Centre at 215 Sanders St., Suite 101 in Kemptville.

Kemptville & District Home Support has been providing service to the community since 1981. Our Mission is to provide meaningful and timely services and activities that will enhance the independent living of seniors and adults with physical disabilities living within our community. KDHSI is the go-to place for information for seniors, as well as providing services such as Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Footcare and a variety of social activities.

Thank you to those who continue to contribute to Kemptville & District Home Support with your kind words, your time as well as financially. It is through your support that KDHSI can continue to grow with the ever increasing need. For those who are considering your year-end charitable donations, please remember Kemptville & District Home Support. This organization is a wonderful Legacy for the people of this community, both now and into the future.

Until next time,
Susan
Susan Smith, Executive Director; Kemptville & District Home Support; www.kdhsi.com

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