THANK YOU for attending our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. We loved connecting with our stakeholders and supporters, as well as with our community, at a true community hub, the Pakenham Public School. Beginning with the opening comments and traditional Aboriginal welcome and blessing, and continuing right through to the after-meeting gathering, we emphasized the impact of our work through story-telling, presentations, and recognition of Community Builders from our staff. The formal business meeting took only half an hour, and then it was on to what we all love to do: build community through sharing food! In this case, we had locally-famous pizza from The Centennial restaurant, and baked treats (sticky buns too!) from the Pakenham General Store. Everyone also received a coupon for ice cream from Scoops as a special take-away from the meeting.
You can read our Annual Report, with corporate, financial and reports from our program areas, as well as more stories of the people we support, right here.
ANOTHER WORLD: A FEATURED STORY One of the featured stories at the AGM was 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
WE’RE HIRING! We are currently looking for 3 great people for full-time Primary Worker positions in our Seniors Program.
Application deadline is June 28th 2017 at 4pm. Location is in the Smiths Falls area.
SUMMER EDITION of our SENIORS’ NEWSLETTER now available!
Read this jam-packed issue to discover the stories of 2 of our passionate and dedicated Board Directors, find out who our new volunteers are, learn more out about the “Water Ways” event taking place at the Pakenham Fair in August, and check the list of outings and trips. We’ve lined up trips for theatre, the RCMP Musical Ride, Canada Day Eve in Pakenham, tea on the lawn at the Billings Estate in Ottawa, a Thousands Islands cruise – and much much more. It’s summer and it’s time to get out and about!
Read about our Home Maintenance Referral Service ….