The Opeongo Seniors Centre held a lunch to thank its corps of volunteers on August 29. These Valley residents regularly give their time and skills so that the Centre can offer a full range of activities in the community. The annual lunch gives the volunteers an opportunity to share a meal and to know how much their efforts are appreciated. Prizes for a free draw were donated by Barry’s Bay Metro, Eugene’s Auto Glass, Lorraine Finn and St. Francis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. The Ear Depot and Crime Stoppers provided swag for all attendees.
Seniors Centre President Leah Kinghorn presents a bouquet to longtime volunteer Gwynne Foster as her daughter Laurie Foster watches
The Centre provides a drop-in centre and offers activities to promote physical exercise and social interaction. Members’ dinners (often with entertainment), lunches and pre-booked bus tours are popular. Regular activities at the centre include high and low intensity fitness classes, line dancing, duplicate bridge, art group, square dancing, quilting and crafts group, Alzheimer coffee club, shuffleboard, bingo and snooker. Members pay modest fees to support the Centre and attend activities, the building is rented out for events, and Centre volunteers also provide the community with a Fish Fry every summer – the occasion has become an important fundraiser. Click HERE to visit their website.