Week of November 27th, 2023
Raffle- The tickets are selling very well on this beautiful Lap Quilt “Stepping Stones” Tickets available $2.00 or 3/$5.00. Draw is at the December 2nd Breakfast. Don’t miss your chance to participate.
Breakfast- Saturday December 2 from 8:00 to 11:00 $10. Everyone welcome!
Christmas Card Crafts – Join Eleanor Scott on Dec. 5th, 1:30. Kits include everything for you to prepare personal Christmas greetings. Price is $2.00 each or 3/$5.00 to cover supplies and donation to Centre. Sign up at the centre, so we can prepare supplies.
Lieutenant Governor’s Excellence in Aging Award( Group) - Last week’s Update presented members with a picture of the plaque. We want you to know why the Centre received this Award. The nomination form included the work, dedication and commitment of so many since the Centre opened in 2001. This included the many Members, Volunteers, Members of Boards and Committees, Program Facilitators, Staff, the continued partnership with the City and our newest partnership with the Cultural Centre. The Selection Committee were impressed with the significant contributions, exemplary dedication and positive impact the Stepping Stone Senior Centre has demonstrated through the various programs and activities provided for older adults.
Friends of The Stepping Stone Senior Centre – The Centre’s annual appeal for financial support continues until the end of December. Income-tax deductible receipts are provided for any donations $10 and over. The goal is $5,000 and we are just over $4,000. So close!
Gift Certificates are now available to cover a membership for 2024.This would make a wonderful gift for a friend or family member. You would be giving someone a year’s access to the Centre’s programs and activities and opportunities to socialize.
Christmas Concert- You are invited to the Stepping Stone Senior Centre Christmas Concert being held at the Cultural Centre( across the Street) on Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 pm. The event will feature performances by our own musical groups: String Along, Acoustic Jam, Ukulalians, Choir, and Troubadours. We may even have a visit from a special Santa Helper. Admittance will be by donation with proceeds going to the Feed-a-Family campaign. Bring along family and friends. Singing along will be encouraged.
Digital Storytelling with Older Adults: Do you have a story to tell? The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative at St. Thomas University is looking for participants for a digital storytelling project, which includes working with students to record and edit a short video story about the lives of older adults in NB. If you are interested in participating or learning more, please contact Dr. Clive Baldwin at email@example.com or 506-452-9596. Reece Ronan, our Summer Student and Breakfast Volunteer is involved with this project.
Death Café: Fredericton Public Library – Tuesday November 26th at 1:30
A Death Café is a gathering of adults to talk about death and dying in a safe, supportive, respectful, and confidential space. We meet simply as people who are going to die and want to sort out our thoughts and feeling about it. There is no course of action, product or service promoted at a Death Café. Death Cafés are open to, and respectful of, people from all communities and belief systems. A Death Café is not a bereavement support group or grief counselling. Free!
How To Get A Good Night's Sleep - Nov 27 at 7:30 PM- We are excited to let you know about our national, free, online event on November 27th at 7:30 PM (AT) that you and members of your organization are invited to attend. To learn more and register, visit: mysleepwell.ca/events/.