Abbeyfield Houses Society of Durham is hosting a Spring BBQ on June 9th at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at our home at 165 Cross Street South, Durham, ON to celebrate Abbeyfield Canada Week
Abbeyfield week June 9 to June 16 is an opportunity for residents, staff and volunteers to come together and connect with the community to celebrate all that is great and good about living in later life.
This year we make a loud shout out to all across country with Abbeyfield Canada’s 25th anniversary!
Abbeyfield Houses Society of Durham is Annual BBQ is a chance for residents, families, staff, volunteers and our community, share time together with visiting, music and fun.
As you will probably have heard by now, the Abbeyfield Canada Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 15th in Saskatoon.
For those of you who misplace documents as often as I do, here are the Invitation Letter, the Nominee Biographies and the Agenda.
Unfortunately I won't be able to attend this year as I am, once again, a full time student. I hope it's as productive and positive a meeting as last year's!
Dear Abbeyfield Family,
Today we kicked-off our one million dollar fundraising campaign to purchase 17.54 acres of land within the Agricultural Land Reserve on the Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, British Columbia for a Campus of Care which will provide a spectrum of housing and care for seniors; allow seniors to age in place; and end the separation of elderly couples in the last years of their lives.
We invite you to take a look at our website, www.abbeyfieldsaanichpeninsula.org and consider joining us in making another Canadian Abbeyfield history* on the Peninsula.
We look forward to your best wishes.
Rebecca, Gwen, Ralph, Dan, Verne, Roger & Osita
Check back soon for more details, or send an email to the webmaster or national office with specific questions!
Please contact Bob McMullan or the office for a donation form - you will need to sign a declaration of your intention to donate your miles. If you aren't going to use them, please consider this very worthy cause. These donated miles allow Abbeyfielders to meet in person for planning, mentoring and guiding Abbeyfield's future. Canada is a big country, help make it accessible!
The BC Chapter meeting is on May 28th
The Ontario Chapter will be meeting in June at the Caledon House - date to be confirmed.
Celebrate with Abbeyfield Durham!
RSVP to Mary Yack at 519 369 1539 - if you leave a message please note that it is about the BBQ
Family and Friends of Abbeyfield Houses Society of Durham
Invite you to Join Us!
Open Donations are appreciated
Would you like to Volunteer? please contact us at our email
Location: 165 Cross Street South, Durham, Ontario
Time & Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
What to Bring: chair, smiles and an appetite!
Lionel Wace who now resides in the Vancouver Abbeyfield House, was the guest of honor at a tea and presentation by the B.C. Trust at the Vancouver House on March 22nd. The presentation was made by Terry Whyte, President of B.C. Trust. Lionel was well known around B.C. for his work in setting up the B.C. Trust in 2001 and the development of the Kelowna Abbeyfield House in 1988. He was President of the B.C. Trust for many years and was responsible for setting up the Reflections Contest for the benefit of any B.C. Societies who wished to participate and was also keenly interested in making funds available to B.C. Societies for travel to meetings of the Chapter and for educational programs for Abbeyfield staff. Regrettably the Kelowna House was closed after some years and was sold but the funds were put to good use through the B.C. Trust and a community Trust in Kelowna where Lionel had worked and lived for many years. Terry gave an excellent presentation and noted an e-email contribution from Bob McMullan, the head of National Abbeyfield for many of those same years. Terry then presented Lionel with a Mantel Clock to be placed in the Vancouver Abbeyfield House where Lionel could be reminded of the many lives he influenced over a "long period of time". Lionel's two sons were present for the occasion as were Camil Dufort, Chris Pederson and Gwen Fletcher, Board members of the B.C. Trust. Maureen Douglas, Chair of the Vancouver House Board, hosted the event and made the arrangements at the House including the lovely tea and goodies prepared by her Board members and staff. Lionel enjoyed the afternoon and many friends and associates were present to acknowledge and honor him. He is indeed a wonderful "Mr. Abbeyfield" now living in an Abbeyfield Residence!