The Port Wallis Community Seniors Group is open to all community area seniors whether or not you are a member or have connections to Port Wallis United Church.
This group meets on the third Thursday of every month at 12 noon where they enjoy a lunch, learning time often led by a special speaker and then a social time. Some of their past speakers and topics have been on senior’s exercise, a lawyer talking about wills, the arthritis society and more.
The group is led by a steering committee consisting of a Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Members at Large. The committee meets on a regular basis to plan and develop the monthly program, lunch, speakers and topics.
Who can attend? If you think you are a senior, come on over! All are welcome. There are no fees to attend the groups, but free will offerings are always welcome as they help cover the costs of delivering the program meals and other incidental costs to make the group possible.
Many thanks to the steering committee who helps deliver this valued and well attended program each month to the seniors in our community.
Back row: Brian L (Treasurer), Kevin F (Chair), Mable F, Mary McLeod (Secretary), Colin M
Front row: Joan M, Marion C, Reta M, Micker P
Missing: Blake C, Kathy C, Val R, Mary Liz G.
In September 2018, our Port Wallis Seniors Community group received a grant of $1900.00 from the Ann Baker Fund for Innovative Seniors’ Ministry though the United Church of Canada Foundation.
The Ann Baker Estate Trust is a bequest to the United Church of Canada from Ann Baker for the purpose of work with seniors and seniors’ homes. Grants from the fund are available to United Church pastoral charges, United Church outreach ministries and United Church corporations to support innovative initiatives in seniors’ ministry.
This fall the Ann Baker Estate Trust awarded our own Port Wallis Community Seniors group a grant to help them continue with their mission of creating a space for learning and social time for seniors in the Dartmouth area. The grant will help cover the costs of the program
Learn more about the Ann Baker Grant on the United Church of Canada’s website.