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Diving Into New Hope Programming

by on February 29, 2012

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From its humble beginnings on Regent Street, New Hope has moved on to its current home on Godfrey Avenue. Thanks in part to the larger space, since 2005 New Hope has been able to offer a number of interesting, informative, and entertaining activities and programs for seniors. For only $10/year, you can become a member of New Hope, participate in all New Hope programs, and if you live in the NDG area, you can even get free shuttle service to/from the Centre! (If you don’t live in NDG, click here to find out other ways to get to New Hope).

One of the most popular programs offered by New Hope is the Meals on Wheels service. New Hope is actually the largest Meals on Wheels provider in western Montreal, and last year cooked, packaged, and delivered 11,576 meals to shut-in seniors in and around NDG. The service is offered three days a week, and frozen meals are offered for the days where they cannot deliver. A three-course meal all for the low price of $5, the Meals on Wheels program is perfect for seniors who are unwilling or unable to leave their home very often.

Also held three days a week, at the Centre, is the Community Lunch Program. These community lunches are not only a great place to get a good meal (last year 4,522 hot meals were served), but a great place to socialize as well. In fact, that’s probably more rewarding than the food itself!

For seniors looking to get some excercise, New Hope offers that as well. A special program has been developed for seniors by the Federal Government called Viactive Exercise. During these classes, which can be done whether you’re sitting, standing, or in a wheelchair, you are not only getting some precious exercise done, but participants will also be able to listen to great music from the 40s, 50s, and 60s, which is much better than whatever kids are listening to nowadays, right? The importance of physical activity cannot be overstated, and anyone that can attend this program should.

There are number of other fantastic activities offered by New Hope, which are all free to members. And since membership only costs $10, you’re definitely getting what you paid for when you join New Hope! If you have any questions about New Hope or the programs they offer, feel free to contact Director Gerry Lafferty at (514) 484-0425, or by email at newhope@videotron.ca. 

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

Here is a list of some other programs that New Hope has to offer:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Workshops
  • Information Sessions
  • Special Events and Holidays
  • Community Lunches
  • “Viactive” Exercise Program for Seniors
  • Trivia Quiz
  • Friendly Visiting
  • Transportation to/from Centre
  • Art Classes
  • Computer Courses
  • Pirrette’s Boutique
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Frozen Meals
  • Bingo
  • Sing-alongs
  • Group Discussions
  • Christmas Baskets for Homebound Seniors
  • Quilting Classes
  • Volunteer Training and Support
  • BBQs
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From → James

9 Comments
  1. not even joking here, i read this entire list to my gpa and the first thing he says is “can you win money at bingo?” LOL!

    • Haha your Grandpa seems to have his priorities straight! All kidding aside, any questions on the programs that New Hope offers should be directed to Gerry Lafferty, the director. Both his phone number and e-mail can be found in the post above.

  2. Thomas Frank permalink

    You smell.

    • I disagree, but thanks for your input all the same!

    • Thomas Fred permalink

      You don’t smell? That sucks…. Smelling is awesome…..

  3. having this info can definitely help ones decision

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