by Maggie McLeod
With presentations on topics as diverse as tax benefits for seniors and meetings with elected officials through to chair yoga, the Mills Community Support 4th Annual Seniors’ Expo was another great success. “Very well organized – loved having numerous volunteers who were identifiable- great job,” mentioned one exhibitor; and “Excellent opportunity to have a presence in the community and great networking with other providers and services,” mentioned another.
When the numbers were tallied at the end of the day, 80 exhibitors were in attendance (from as far west as Richmond Hill, near Toronto and as far east as east-end Montreal), along with over 500 guests, who were every bit as effusive in their praise for the event as those they came to see. “Great to have this in our community,” stated one attendee, “it’s a wonderful way to make seniors aware of what’s available,” commented another. A first time attendee noted enthusiastically that she would definitely be making the trip from Innisville again next year
Door prizes included a winter weekend in Mississippi Mills with an overnight stay at the Almonte Riverside Inn on the night of ‘Light up the Night’ followed by a stay the next night at Fairwinds B&B, Mississippi Mills new B&B in Pakenham. This prize was won by Mary Redman who very generously donated the prize back to Mills Community Support. As a United Way Member agency who receives funding for our Seniors Services programming, the decision was made by Mills Community Support to donate this prize to the United Way of Lanark County to help them kick off their annual fall campaign. Just another great example of community organizations supporting one another!
Mills Community Support would like to thank the community partners, funders and donors, volunteers, all of the wonderful exhibitors, and, of course the guests who attended to make this event such a success. It really does “take a village” to make projects such as these successful and the village here is wonderful!