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What New Hope is All About

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Below is the official Mission Statement for NDG’s New Hope Senior Citizen Centre:

New Hope Senior Citizens’ Centre is a grassroots non-profit community organization serving the senior population of Notre-Dame-de-Grace (N.D.G.). New Hope aspires to provide a friendly environment where seniors can thrive through a variety of social and community-based services and activities. By promoting access to volunteerism, civic involvement and other services, New Hope aims to break isolation and foster global health of our community, benefiting the overall well-being of the aging population.

The first sentence tells you almost everything you need to know about New Hope. It exists not to earn a profit, but to help the community. It is aided by a group of volunteers and other employees who are not looking to make a buck, but to improve the lives of the seniors of NDG and the surrounding area. New Hope does this partly by offering a large selection of interesting and engaging activities, programs, and meal plans for seniors.

Membership costs only $10 a year, and with it, you get free access to all activities held at the Centre, and if you need it, you can also get free shuttle service to/from the centre, provided you live in the NDG area. For more on getting to New Hope, click here.

New Hope’s main goal is to “provide a friendly environment where seniors can thrive through a variety of social and community-based services and activities”. Isolation is a big problem facing seniors, and New Hope tries to attack that. The various meals and programs offered at New Hope not only provide the members with some entertainment, or food, but some very valuable social interaction as well. Sometimes, conversing and otherwise interacting with other members is more fun than the activities themselves!

There are so many things that New Hope is good for, and if you, or someone you know, is a senior that could use some physical activity, social interaction or a plethora of other services, then make sure to direct them to New Hope!

New Hope will be glad to answer any questions you might have, as well as give a tour of the Centre if you wish to come in. For any information you might be seeking, call Director Gerry Lafferty at (514) 484-0425, or email him at newhope@videotron.ca.

Also, don’t forget to check out New Hope on Facebook by clicking here.

the lift of the spirit

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To be a senior feeling isolated is one of the most depressed situation the individual could face.many efforts are currently taking place to cope with this issue by government and social organizations.New hope senior citizen,s Center is one of the numerous centers that provide the opportunity to socialize and share activities with other members.How many seniors are currently missing the chance to communicate with others or feeling isolated from our society.A lot of efforts should be done to relief some of senior,s anxieties and let them feel connected to our society;moreover they should be encouraged to participate in our activities.New hope center is playing a vital role by providing the opportunity for seniors to share their activities and feel the warmth of others.

korean drink

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North Korean company claimed that it is finally succeeded in producing a natural drink with specifications of miraculous, so that «renew brain cells and fight aging and prevents the appearance of wrinkles.

According to what is reported  by the company«Mornbung»  the drink contains 60 kinds of natural elements that are extracted from more than 30 kinds of plants and rare herbs.

The company quoted that the new drink is characterized by a mixture that contribute to improving and strengthening the mental and physical capacity as it helps to renew and revitalize brain cells.In addition, the mixture protects the skin from wrinkles and dark spots, it also plays an influential role in the prevention against heart diseases and diseases of aging, including Alzheimer’s disease.moreover practical experiences have shown that this mixture gives the skin long-lasting freshness. The company described the drink as «an unprecedented breakthrough in the field of natural energy drinks».Image

Let us Spend time with our seniors

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In my family restaurant there was a 55 years old cook that used to take care of every single aspect in the restaurant.she was considered the spiritual mother for all the employees because she has a unique compassionate personality.now she is in one of the city senior center because she has Alzheimer disease.now she is isolated from our world that she used to deal with,and we are deprived from her compassion and sense of humor.

The main issue that takes place nowadays is the treatment of the seniors,and how to let them feel of our contribution to them. technological advancement has made the world a true global city with voices to listen at fingertips. However, the loss of warm body next to each other can never be adequately compensated.

seniors are less likely to participate in social activities especially for seniors who are in their upper sixties and beyond.seniors prefer to not be around large gatherings when they participate in social activities, there are ways he or she can spend one-on-one time with a friend or enjoy having coffee and conversation with two or three friends.they have increasing problem with noise and may not be able to participate in conversations in a group setting.however they would be able to communicate with 2 or three people. Many seniors enjoy playing cards or board games, and sharing stories from the past.

There are any numbers of ways that your loved one can participate in social activities . Even those who can no longer actively join in a card or board game can benefit from sitting on the sidelines and watching others. Just being in the presence of other people can lift their spirit.

NEW HOPEn doors days !

During the month of April, the centre will open its doors to every curious person that might push the door.

The team will for sure provide you a warm welcoming and will be happy to explain you the summer activities on the program and their perception of hope.

Actually that centre deeply believes that it is the right of every human being to have the chance to access human contact and  join a community to exchange , communicate.

It is obvious that isolation is a serious case. New Hope wish is simply to break the loneliness barriers in order that those persons do not suffer anymore from this complicate situation.

Many activities are programmed in order to do so : Country Dancing, Bingo nights, Discussion groups, Intergenerational programs, Trivia quizz time, cultural trips and many more.So whatever you like, you’ll probably find it somehow at New Hope Citizens’ centre.

I recommend you to enter in contact with New Hope center to have further explanations !

Vincent Foglierini

Contact New Hope Senior Citizen’s Centre at :

6225 Godfrey Ave  Montréal, Québec, Canada
(514) 484-0425

New Hope.. The place to go!!!!!

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At any age, there are many key factors to mental health and physical well-being.  Throughout our lives up until retirement, we have our routines, whether it be studying, parenting, working, we are always running.  What happens when retirement comes and we no longer have kids in the house or have to go to our jobs anymore? How do we stay healthy? Entertained? In good company?

Many seniors’ community centers exist where people can go to engage in diverse activities with friends, meet new friends or to simply, hang out.

My grandmother is 76 and stays in her apartment alone all the time since my grandfather passed away 3 years ago.  My family and I visit her all the time but we can’t always be there.  We urged her to start visiting senior centre, and since she started, she is a lot happier.  The centre allows her to participate in all sorts of activities like dancing, bingo, art classes and more.

Our dear grandmother, who we love so much, is keeping busy and interacting again, I can’t say how happy my family and I are and this is why I am happy to support New Hope as I believe it can do the same for many people.

Getting To New Hope

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Click the map for a larger version that can be used to find directions.

Some of you may be wondering “I’ve seen all the great programs that New Hope has to offer, but how do I get there so I can take advantage?” Thankfully, we’ve got that covered, with two options below. If you are unable to get to New Hope on your own, are a member, and live anywhere in the NDG area, New Hope offers a free shuttle service. That’s right, FREE. For more information you can call New Hope Director Gerry Lafferty at (514) 484-0425, or reach him by e-mail at newhope@videotron.ca.

For those living outside of the NDG area, all hope (pardon the pun) is not lost, you can still get to New Hope very easily:

By Car: For those that either have access to their own car or a friend or relative that can drive them, getting to New Hope by car is very simple. As shown in the map above, New Hope is situated in the Knox Crescent Kensington & First Presbyterian Church on Godfrey Avenue, a tiny road sandwiched between Kensington and Grand-Boulevard. Kensington and Grand-Boulevard fortunately cross a number of major streets, including Cote-St-Luc Rd, Fielding, Somerled, Terrebone, Monkland, and Sherbrooke. There is ample free parking in the area surrounding New Hope (it is mostly residential, so watch those parking signs!), so no need to worry though. One important note if you are planning on getting to New Hope by car: both Kensington and Grand-Boulevard are mostly one-way streets, so make sure you factor that into your plans. A simple click of the map above will let you type in your address (it is secure, and no one can see what you type), and perfect directions will easily be offered, thanks to Google.

By Bus: Getting to New Hope by use of public transportation is also very easy. The 103 & 162 buses stop on Monkland within walking distance of the Centre, while the 105 & 138 buses do the same on Sherbrooke. The STM, Montreal’s transit system, has a tool called Tous Azimuts where, much like Google Maps, you can input your address, the address of your final destination (in this case, it’s 6225 Godfrey), and be given a great travel plan for your venture to New Hope.

No matter if you get there by complimentary shuttle, car, bus, or any other method of transportation, New Hope looks forward to seeing you and having you as a member!

Also, don’t forget to check out New Hope on Facebook by clicking here.

NEW HOPErational activity !

The center located in NDG area is launching a brand new activity for its members.

According to the wishes of the members , the centre will settle a weekly activity called “ Celebrity of the Week”.

Through this seniors recognition program, NEW HOPE intends to celebrate the lives of each of their members ; Celebrate their uniqueness or their contributions to society.

The goal is to ensure that seniors who may once have lead productive lives do not become anonymous.

We all want to leave the world with an inheritance for our family, friends or whatever. By filming this activity for those who want to, those slices of lifes will for sure leave an indelible mark !

And you what would you like to let behind?

Vincent Foglierini

Contact New Hope Citizen’s Centre at :

6225 Godfrey Ave  Montréal, Québec, Canada
(514) 484-0425

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