I have just finished reading Michelle Obama’s memoir ‘Becoming’. This is a very enlightening and inspiring book about her journey through ‘Becoming Me’, Becoming Us’ and then ‘Becoming More’.
I found many ‘takeaways’ from this book, such as: we are all good enough; not to listen to the naysayers and those that put us or our ideas down; it is important to surround ourselves with supportive encouraging people, and to be the same for others; and, to hold fast to our vision of communities of people working together for a common good.
I have such a ‘community’ of supportive people involved with Kemptville & District Home Support. These people are helping further KDHSI’s mission ‘to provide meaningful and timely services and activities that will enhance the independent living of seniors and adults with physical disabilities within our community’.
It is energizing that so many people share the same hope and vision for this organization. Together we can all ensure that we have an organization that not only provides programs and services, but is also welcoming and supportive of everyone.
There are lots of activities here at the Centre, and we are always open to new ideas. If you are interested in volunteering, we have many different options; helping out at reception, computer work, driving people to appointments. The monthly calendar of activities is available on our website, www.kdhsi.com, and there are also copies to pick up at the Centre.
Paint & T’ookies is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month. This is a wonderful monthly art afternoon with KDHSI Volunteer Gayle Holmes. The February painting will be of a ‘Flowers in a Vase’…thoughts of spring. Gayle will lead the group through the painting process; and, everyone will go home with a painting at the end of the day. The cost of each session is only $20 including supplies. There is limited space, if you are interested please call to get your name on the list.
Save the date for our 2019 Big Band Dance fundraising event taking place on Saturday, April 27 featuring the 7-piece band ‘The Jivewires’ with a cold buffet by ‘Dial A Chef’ Erick LePors. This is a wonderful evening with fabulous music, whether you are on the dance floor or relaxing at your table. There will also be a silent auction with great items, sure to bring lively bidding. Tickets are available at KDHSI or at The Workshop Dance Studio, 215 Sanders Street located in Kemptville.
We all have our ‘Becoming’ stories and are, in fact, still ‘writing them’. Here’s to making them very interesting!
Until next time
Susan Smith, Executive Director;
Kemptville & District Home Support; www.kdhsi.com