WINCHESTER — From the South Mountain Fair to a toe-tapping fiddler in the living room, to a legendary rock ‘n’ roll show, there’s always something happening at Dundas Manor.
Each month, the Activities & Programs team produces an events calendar chock full of outings, entertainment and fun activities for residents — both at home and in local communities.
This week, about a dozen residents travelled to Brockville for a boat cruise on the St. Lawrence with many staff members.
“This is their home and we want our residents to be as busy as they want to be, and to be able to choose from a variety of programs and activities,” explains Administrator Susan Poirier.
In the past seven months, there have been more than 20 outings — everywhere from the Royal Canadian Mint, the Science & Tech Museum, to a KISS concert. Other smaller outings include trips into town for ice cream and, of course, jaunts through the neighbourhood on the Brad-lee bike.
And for those residents who don’t want to travel too far, the entertainment comes to them. Every month, there are options such as performances, games, crafts and cooking. In September alone, there are eight concerts planned.
‘Many entertainers have already booked for 2020,” adds Activity Director Jennifer Hill. “They tell us they love coming here. They say what we know – the home is too small and too crowded, but we have fun and offer up a warm atmosphere to perform in. It makes me so proud to work here.”
“We want to enrich the lives of our residents by nourishing mind, body, heart and soul,” sums up Susan Poirier.