Centre News – March / April 2022

Newsletter March April 2022


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
CELEBRATION TIME
I am dedicating my welcome message this month to Beverley Nurden who will be celebrating 25 years
with us on March 2nd, 2022. We are so lucky to have such strong leadership from her. In honour of
this milestone we are pleased to announce that one of the new rooms of our expansion is going to be
named the BEVERLEY NURDEN ROOM!
Also, we have another person who has given us many years of her time, that is Marg Patterson and
her family. We again are pleased to announce one of the new rooms of the expansion will be called
THE PATTERSON ROOM!
Due to COVID we will celebrate these two honours when restrictions are lifted. Please send your
congratulations to them both for a job well done!. Regards, Jane Chapman

FUNDRAISING NEWS
The CSC is entering year 2 of a 3-year building ”Expansion Fundraising” which is going well.
Through great efforts of staff and volunteers we have raised over $141,000 to date. This could only
happen with the generosity of the hundreds of individual donors & financial support of many
business owners. We have been awarded several Government Grants during these difficult
”COVID” times and will continue to apply.  We still have a long way to go to our $600,000 goal
and we are planning many events in the coming months, ”Under the Big Top”, a ”Spring Fashion
Event”, a ”Gala” later in the year and more.  Watch for them! Please support the CSC.

EXPANSION REPORT
Percon Construction is scheduled to complete the addition to Rotary Place by July, we then move in
allowing renovations to begin on the existing building. Scheduled completion is Fall ’22. The
Town agreed to reduce the size of the waiting room and enlarge the laundry. The Town ordered 25
‘round 60” tables’ and 200 chairs for the new space. The Egan Room floor will be removed, new
flooring and wall colour coordinates with the 3MPRs. New office we will repurpose existing
shelving and build floor to ceiling shelving. The Town will landscape our enclosure, extent TBD.
Town to replace existing garage/storage unit.    Nora Martin, Chair

IN PERSON PROGRAMS RESUMED JANUARY 31
In person programs are increasing please check the schedule of activities to see if there is something you
would enjoy attending. Virtual programs and phone-based program are still being offered F.M.I. call the
centre or check out the website www.caledonseniors.ca

PROGRAMS:
WINTER-SPRING PROGRAMS – Schedule attached

SPECIAL EVENTS AT ROTARY PLACE:
Mar 1st Shrove Tuesday Pancake Lunch $10
Mar 17th St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon & Euchre Tournament $15
April 13th Easter Luncheon & Bingo Special $15
May 6th Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Fundraiser
May 14th Trunk Sale, rent a space in the parking lot.  Plus Bake, Book, Preserves, & Lots more……

CLASSIC CAFÉ DATES AT SATELLITE LOCATIONS:

CALEDON EAST MASONIC LODGE
March 7th at 11:30 – ‘Brain Gym’ by Leah Taylor – Building cognitive reserve to help prevent dementia
April 4th at 11:30 – Learn about the referral service of ‘Senior Saviour Solutions’

CALEDON VILLAGE LIBRARY LOWER LEVEL
March 8th at 11:30 – Brain Gym Presentation by Leah
April 5th at 11:30 – ‘Making Yoga Accessible’ with Leah

ALTON LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM
March 9th at 12 Noon – ‘Whole Village Farm & Ecovillage’ Presentation by Brenda Dolling
April 13th at 12 Noon – Presentation by ‘Bethell Hospice

INGLEWOOD: – Scheduled to reopen March 1.
March 3rd at 11:30 “High Blood Pressure” Presented by Rajini Sacdeva, Pharmacist
April 7th at 11:30 Presentation by ‘Bethell Hospice’

ATTEND WEBINARS IN PERSON OR BY ZOOM

CALEDON EAST: – remains in the Masonic Lodge.
All seniors are welcome to join any programs offered around Caledon by the Caledon Seniors Centre.

EXPANSION UPDATE:
Walls are up, steel delivered, windows in, construction on schedule!