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What New Hope is All About

by on February 26, 2012

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.

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From → James

9 Comments
  1. like i said in my other comment, this looks really chill for my grandpa. are most people like 65ish or are they much older? (my grandpa is 84).

    • Hey Mike,

      New hope has members ranging from 55 to their late 90s. Anyone in that age range is welcome, and your grandpa definitely will be too!

  2. Anonymous permalink

    Great post Jamie. Keep up the good work. My only living grandparent is in a home, so I’m not sure how much New Hope can help them, but I’ll try to spread the word!

  3. Ben permalink

    Do the activities cost anything, or are they always free? Also, are all the meals free?

    • The activities are generally free to all members. Some activities are free to non-members as well, but you should contact the director (email and phone number above) if you have more specific questions.

      Also, the food is not free, unfortunately.

  4. Wow this is incredible I will definitely look into this thanks for the information

    • You’re incredible for commenting! Thanks for the support and let me know if you have any questions (or you can contact Gerry).

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