What is a senior, and who exactly are they? According to the Miriam Webster dictionary, a senior is: “An old person, usually retired” But it is so much more than a simple definition as that!
Let me begin by saying that “Seniors’ are our most valuable citizens”. They are treasure troves of information, and there is no better accumulation of experiences to be shared. The seniors of today are active, travelling, and yes, even choosing to continue working or going back to school! Remember; they were the generation that wore mini skirts, high heals, and wore bellbottom pants.
They invented Rock-N-Roll, and even Twisted, Jitterbugged and Go-Go danced their way into the 60’s. They marched for rights and protested war. In fact, some of their generation of young men and women even fought for the freedoms that we all enjoy today. They have lived a life of many paths and made decisions that gave them much insight to the consequences of their choices. And if you’re looking for advice, guidance, or even a road map to a well lived life, I suggest that you take the time to ask questions, listen to their stories, look through their photo albums and just spend time with them. Visit with your grandmothers and grandfathers. Take time to talk with an elderly relative, friend, or neighbor, AND JUST LISTEN.
Therefore, it was an honor for MWCN to celebrate their seniors with various activities. On September 29th MWCN Vaudreuil-Soulanges enjoyed a luncheon held at Annie’s sur le lac in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Everyone had an opportunity to respond to a unique question during the meal which allowed us to get to know each other a little better.
MWCN Huntingdon enjoyed a special outing to Les Vergers Ivanhoe Faille in Franklin. It was a perfect setting with a spectacular panoramic view. A wagon ride through the apple orchard was filled with bumps and laughter! Great conversation, prizes and wonderful food was appreciated by all!
MWCN Châteauguay decided to do many different activities in the month of October that is open to ALL members of MWCN.
On Thursday, September 30th their celebration started by having a draw for members to win a $100 gift certificate to Mirela’s restaurant in Kahnawake. Our first lucky winner was Jeanne Chaif.
On Wednesday, October 6th the first Lunch & Learn since the pandemic was held, where 35 members were welcomed at the Legion Branch 108 in Châteauguay to be entertained by Matt Mardini and Frank Cholette with food catered from Mon Beau Pays in Châteauguay.
To close our celebration, we are having an outing on October 21st to the Hudson Village Theatre to see “The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead”. We will be a full group of 48 members!