In the News…

 We’re hiring!

We’re looking for a full-time Property Maintenance person, responsible for ensuring our building and facilities are maintained. For more details, click here to read the full job description. DEADLINE for application is September 5th at 4pm.

Seniors Expo returns September 7th!

The 7th North Lanark Seniors Expo returns again on September 7th from 10am to 3pm. This one-stop showcase of products, services, activities, volunteer opportunities, and community groups for people aged 50+ takes place at the fully accessible Almonte Community Centre at 182 Bridge Street. Plenty of free parking! For more details read here!

 Tapastree Take Two! – our annual fundraiser is back!

Our annual fundraiser tapastree … music, morsels and memories returns on September 30th at the Carleton Place Town Hall for a great evening of food and all that jazz. Tickets are only $50 (age 19+) for a gourmet buffet featuring an expanded line-up of local food, as well as spirited jazz from the talented Peter Brown Quartet. Have a great evening out AND support the delivery of our seniors’ programs and services. Tickets are available at The Beckwith Kitchen in Carleton Place, our office here in Almonte, or on Eventbrite.ca.  More information on tapastree

August Adventures!

August isn’t over yet – get out and about on our last Retired not Expired nature walk in August – call our Home Support office at 613 256 4700 to register.

Aug 30 join us for the Retired not Expired walking outing to Morris Island, including a picnic lunch. The Morris Island Conservation Area is located along the Ottawa River near the community of Fitzroy Harbour. This 47 hectare site consists of forested woodlands and wetlands that will appeal to nature enthusiasts of all ages. Morris Island Conservation Area is a “living classroom and laboratory”, and a great place for outdoor education.

 

 

And don’t forget to read the SUMMER EDITION of our SENIORS’ NEWSLETTER. In this jam-packed issue discover the stories of 2 of our passionate and dedicated Board Directors, find out who our new volunteers are, and learn more out about the “Water Ways” event taking place at the Pakenham Fair in August. It’s summer and it’s time to get out and about!

 

 

 Have you met Robert Eves?

Robert joined us here at Mills Community Support as Chief Executive Officer effective July 10, 2017, and we are thrilled to have him on board. Robert comes to our organization with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the health and social service sector in a variety of senior leadership roles. Robert lives with his family in Carp, Ontario, and we look forward to introducing him to you and the communities we support throughout Lanark County. For more information on Robert, please read on ….

 

Have you seen ANOTHER WORLD?

Another World is a video about Almonte resident Alex Lawson, who has recently found himself living in a completely different world after the death of his spouse. This powerful and moving short film was produced as a partnership between Mills Community Support and Carleton University School of Journalism students to address the topic of social isolation among seniors. We are pleased to share the video with you here: watch the video