2018 News and Press Releases

BWXT Donates $500.00 in support of Seniors at Home

Angel Tree for the Love of a Senior – Country Style – W.O. Stinson & Son – 2018

Brian Gunn’s Cruz Night Supports Seniors at Home – 2018

Brian Gunn, organizer of the Braeside Father’s Day Car Show & Barbeque as well as the newly formed Monday Cruz Night held this past summer in the parking lot of both Canadian Tire and A & W, was a special guest at the October Development Committee Meeting. Brian presented the fundraising committee with $500.00 which represents profit from the 50/50 draws that took place at Cruz Nights.  Thank you, Brian from, back left, Mandy Stinson, Administrative Assistant, Dennis Harrington, Executive Director, Pat Washington and Sandra Hall both committee members. Front row, left, Heather Lang, Kathleen Bender, Phyllis Doherty-Hereford and Karen Townley, Development Committee members. Missing; Nancy Paquette, Sylvia Patterson and Liz Wall.                                                     Photo by Liz Wall, Development Coordinator

Bridge Club Donates to Dare to Care Yellow Envelope 2018 Campaign

The good folks of Island View Retirement Residents (IVRR) presented a cheque in the amount of $470.00 to the Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home Program Inc. (ABMSH) Dare to Care Yellow Envelope Campaign with  funds raised through the residents council’s card night.  On hand for the recent presentation, left, Luke Goulette, general manager (IVRR), Marjorie Hyndman, residents council, Colin Borshevsky, Para Transit Driver, (ABMSH,) Isabel Judd, chair of the resident’s bridge club and accepting the cheque on behalf of ABMSH, Mandy Stinson, Administrative Assistant.  Photo by Nancy Peck

Arnprior Rotary Club supports Para Transit Vehicle – 2018

The Arnprior Rotary Club, an official sponsor of the Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors At Home Program Inc. (ABMSH) Para Transit Care Coach recently presented $800.00 which is their yearly donation in support of the service. From left are Colin Borshevsky, Para Transit Driver, Dennis Harrington, Executive Director ABMSH, Dave Palmer, President Arnprior Rotary and Bruce Buie, Secretary and Past President.  Bruce also proudly displays the 2019 Rotary Club’s cash calendar now available at various locations including Seniors at Home, 106 McGonigal Street West. The bonus ‘early bird’ draws of $500 $300 and $200 take place 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 24th at the Christmas Craft-Bake-Business Fair at the Nick Smith Centre/Masonic Hall.                                                                                                           Photo by Liz Wall, Development Coordinator

Clancy’s Drug Store sponsors Care Coach – 2018

Photo by Liz Wall, Development Coordinator

Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home Program Inc.(ABMSH) wishes to acknowledge and thank Sam Boualavong, (far right) Pharmacist and Owner of Clancy’s Drug Store for her official sponsorship of the Agency’s Para Transit Care Coach. Sam is pictured here with Colin Borshevsky (far left) Para Transit Drive, ABMSH, accepting a cheque in the amount of $450.00 which represents Clancy’s  yearly support of the Para Transit Service. Also on hand for the presentation, left to right, Judy Hubert (Registered Pharmacy Technician) Bev Theros (Pharmacy Assistant)

Debbie Sul (Pharmacy Assistant) with representation by ABMSH’s client Leonard Laventure. Leonard is one of many living in our community who depends on this vital transportation service for his independence making life easier for him to socialize, volunteer and work.

Thank You Sam Boualavong of Clancy’s Drug Store. You are a true supporter of the communities you serve.


One of a Kind Christmas Craft, Bake & Business Fair – Saturday, November 24th – Two Locations!

Plan now to join us on Saturday, November 24 for our ‘One of Kind Christmas Craft, Bake and Business Fair’ with two locations (we have grown) with 54 Vendors to shop from – Nick Smith Centre and Masonic Hall from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Also included: Door Prizes, Highest Bid Auction, Photos with Santa, Sandee’s Country Kitchen (for breakfast and lunch) and 54 Vendors offering a wide range of products. Watch for all the details coming soon to Chronicle-Guide- My FM, Valley Heritage Radio, Facebook, www.cssagency.ca and posters placed through the community and beyond. For all the details you are invited to contact, Development Coordinator Liz Wall at 613-623-7981/[email protected]            Photo by Liz Wall, Development Coordinator

One of a Kind Christmas Craft, Bake & Business Fair

Trivia Night to support your local Community Support Services Agency

Call your fiends up and plan for a night out, Wednesday, October 24 for a Trivia Night at East Side Mario’s and while doing it why not challenge the March Winners as pictured below. Teams of 4 or 5 welcome. Cost $10.00 per player with advance registration available by dropping by or contacting Seniors at Home 613-623-7981/[email protected] or East Side Mario’s 613-623-6060. If you attended March’s event you will recall how much fun it was with host Jason Marshall of Valley Heritage Radio. Hope to see you and your team while supporting your local Community Support Services Agency

March 2018 Trivia Night Winners
Trivia Night March Winners

Taste of the Valley Event – Arnprior Edition

The Town of Arnprior has been accepted as a Taste of the Valley Location for 2018.  The last market of the Season, September 30th,, will be a Taste of the Valley Event.  Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home will be there offering homemade baked goodies, local grown preserves, handcrafted ideas for gift giving and a chance to win $1000.00 (Mega 50/50 raffle with draw to take place December 13, 2018 at the Annual Senior’s Christmas Party)

Arnprior Curling Club Supports Seniors at Home…

The Arnprior Curling Club hosted, at the Sandpoint Golf Course, the Ottawa Valley Curling Association Golf Event on Sunday, May 27th with Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home Program Inc. recipient of a Charity Donation in the amount of $2,000.  The donation was accepted on July 13 by staff members, left, Mike Walsh, ABMSH Driver and Mandy Stinson, Administrative Assistant ABMSH, as presented by Joe Ferrari, President ACC and Michael Reid, Treasurer, ACC.  

 Thank you to everyone who assisted in organizing the event, Board of Directors ACC, those who played in and supported financially, all of which added to the success of the tournament. 

 A special  Thank You to  those  folks whom Seniors at Home where directly involved  during the planning of the event including Mike Imbeau, Social Director ACC, Rose Buse, Volunteer ACC and Bruce Murdoch of Murdoch Electric, sponsor of a hole on behalf of Seniors at Home.


                  Photo by Liz Wall, Development Coordinator, ABMSH

Memorial Live Butterfly Release

By Liz Wall, Seniors at Home

Join us for an afternoon of Remembrance and Sharing.

Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home Program Inc. (ABMSH) is hosting their First Annual Memorial Live Butterfly Release, to honour loved ones, takes flight at 11:00am on Sunday, August 19th in Robert Simpson Park.

How does it work?  You have the opportunity to purchase a Monarch Butterfly, between now and August 10th, at ABMSH’s office located at 106 McGonigal Street West – Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.  Upon introducing yourself at the official registration tent the day of the event (between 11 and 11:15am you will receive your butterfly in a special designed container. When instructed everyone will release their butterfly, but not before making your own distinctive wish, sending it to your loved one in the wings of the Monarch Butterfly.

The Legend

According to an Indian Legend, since a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly cannot reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears and sees all. In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit always grants the wish.  According to legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly its freedom, the wish will be taken to your loved ones in the wings of the butterfly and be granted.

This is a special fundraiser for Seniors at Home with 100% of the proceeds going back to your Community Support Services Agency.

Cost: One butterfly $25.00, two/$45.00, three/$70.00, four/$85.00 and five/$100.00.  ABMSH accepts cash, cheque, Debit Card, Visa, MasterCard and E-Transfer (please email [email protected]).

An official Income Tax Receipt will be issued at time of payment.

Upon purchasing your butterfly, you have another opportunity to share the name/names of your loved one/ones.  The names of those being remembered will be read aloud as shared by Lisa Smith of Boyce Funeral Home

Also included in the Memorial Live Butterfly, special musical performances by local musician Vicki Brittle, the reading of the Indian Legend by Andre and Gina Pilon of Pilon Family Funeral Home. There will be refreshments available for purchase with all followed at 2:00pm by Kyle Felhaver featured musician for the final Music In the Park performance of the summer.

A Butterfly Release is considered a symbolic event representing the transformation of the spirit of our loved one and the completion of a life cycle, they are finally free and have taken flight.

When a loved one becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasurer.

Plan now to share in the experience, memory and treasurer of  Seniors at Home’s Memorial Live Butterfly Release.