New Hope Senior Citizens Centre


Welcome to New Hope

New Hope Senior Citizens Centre
2006 Programs & Services


Our in-house program, which operates three days a week (sometimes four for special workshops), brings seniors from our community to New Hope for a variety of recreational and celebratory activities. The focus is for seniors to socialize, get into shape, have fun, be stimulated intellectually and creatively, and be entertained. We encourage our members to fully participate in all programs by making suggestions, leading new activities and sharing their own expertise through education or recreation.

Seniors Wellness Program

The Wellness Program offers a series of educational workshops and information sessions focusing on prevention in areas of great interest and importance to our members – nutrition and health, elder abuse, safety, pain management, etc. Through education, we promote good health, safety and the general well being of our seniors.

Community Luncheons & Recreation Program

Knowing that wellness must include the body, mind and soul, we offer our members a variety of recreational and celebratory acitivities, such as:

· Community Luncheons

Seniors gather on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at our community luncheons for friendship as well as for delicious and nutritious meals.

· “Viactive” Exercise Program

Three times a week, we offer a non-aerobic exercise program called “Viactive”. Our trained volunteers lead this program, which was designed for seniors by a multidisciplinary health team.

- Country Line Dancing

- Member Birthday Celebrations; Holiday Celebrations & Entertainment

- Trivia Quiz Time, Bingo, Discussion Group, etc.

Celebrity of the Week Program

Through this seniors recognition program, we celebrate the lives of each of our members – their uniqueness, their contributions to society, etc. We try to ensure that seniors who may once have lead productive lives do not become anonymous persons. On a regular basis, during lunchtime, one of our members, or sometimes a senior from the greater community, shares a story with the group about his or her life or talents. Eventually we hope to enrich the program by filming these oral histories and sharing them with homebound seniors to help reconnect them to their community. We would also record isolated seniors’ stories and share them with our members in-house.



Weaving Our Neighbourhood

Weaving our Neighbourhood is a unique pilot project, in its intial stages of development. It is a comprehensive, community based outreach program to help homebound seniors in NDG reconnect to their community thereby alleviating isolation and its devastating consequences on their quality of life. As our population is aging, the Weaving our Neighbourhood outreach program seeks to mobilize the entire community (individuals of all ages, businesses, politicians…) to help take responsibility in fighting against isolation.

The program encompasses, in part, the following initiatives:

The Friendly Visiting Program

  • This program, led by our outreach coordinator, is designed to reach out to frail and isolated seniors who are unable or uncomfortable visiting the centre. Through ongoing visits by trained volunteers, the goal is to help these seniors maintain a link with the outside world and when possible, assist them in reintegrating into community life. Referrals come mainly from the CSSS Cavendish (CLSCs René-Cassin & NDG/Montréal-Ouest). Volunteers are thoroughly screened and provided with orientation sessions prior to starting their volunteer work.

The Meals on Wheels Program

  • The Meals on Wheels (MOW) Program provides home delivery of meals to seniors, primarily in NDG, who are physically and/or psychologically challenged. Hot nutritious meals, along with frozen meals, offer a much needed and viable alternative to shopping and having to prepare meals. Complete meals are substantial, including a main course, soup or salad, and desert. The program operates three times a week. Referrals to the MOW program mainly come from the CSSS Cavendish (CLSCs René-Cassin & NDG/Montréal-Ouest) and The Montréal Volunteer Bureau. Our professional program coordinator assesses each request for this service.

The Intergenerational Program

  • In liason with the CSSS Cavendish and three West End high schools, New Hope seniors participated in a six-month program (in 2005) of regular get togethers with local youth that were facilitated by New Hope staff and high school counsellors. The aim of this pilot project was to bridge generational gaps and help break isolation amongst seniors in our community. We hope to repeat the program in the future.

Christmas & Hannukah Baskets Initiative

  • Every year, volunteers work with New Hope’s coordinator to prepare and deliver baskets to ensure that homebound seniors with little or no social or family network are all remembered during the year-end holiday season. This program was initiated by the late Lucy Pompeo, one of our members, who created a New Hope clothing boutique, now called “Lucy’s Boutique”, to raise funds for the baskets.

Seniors Out & About Program

We provide transportation services to and from our Centre for seniors living in the NDG sector with reduced mobility and not eligible for adapted transport, thus enabling them to participate in our activities. We also occasionally organize, in collaboration with other community groups, recreational and cultural outings (city tours, going to the theatre, etc.). In addition, we collaborate with the CSSS Cavendish to offer a group grocery shopping service.


Volunteer Coordination and Recognition Program

This program is designed to provide our volunteers with guidance, supervision and training, as well as to recognize and thank them on a regular basis for sharing their talents and energy and for making a commitment to New Hope. Our volunteers are truly the backbone of the Centre and the reason we are a success!


Artsy Seniors Program

The goal of this new program is to bring the arts and culture to life for our members by providing stimulating workshops; some led by the seniors themselves, and a space to explore their creativity with their peers.

Techno Savvy Seniors

The goal of this new program is to provide computer and Internet training for seniors who frequent the centre as well as to those who are homebound. Part of the longterm goal is to help break isolation amongst homebound seniors be providing them with used computers and access to Internet.


Fundraiser & Program Launch for Homebound, Isolated Seniors in NDG

The New Hope Senior Citizen’s Centre
Silent Auction (Friday only)
New Clothing Sale for the Whole Family!
Friday & Saturday, June 3 & 4, 2005
(version française - cliquez sur le lien en bas à droite)

Event Schedule
Friday, June 3, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. ($5 Suggested Donation)
The evening will be moderated by reporter, Anne Lewis from CFCF12 and will include live entertainment by L'Ensemble Intermezzo: a professional quartet (piano, violin, bass, accordion) with an eclectic, international repertoire
  • Silent Auction (Friday only - 9 p.m. closing: see complete list of items & services below)
  • Great New Clothing Sale for the whole family (Batah & Co., Precilla Fashion, Arrow Manufacturing…)
Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Free Entrance: Donations are welcome!)
  • New Clothing Sale
  • Bake Sale
  • Lunch for Sale

Come support the seniors in your community - and bring your friends along!

Help us reach our financial goal of $15,000!

Location (see side bar for link to directions from MapQuest)
Knox Crescent Kensington & First Presbyterian Church: 6225 Godfrey Ave (near Grand & Monkland)

(Directions: Vendôme metro, take the 105 bus heading west on Sherbrooke St. Turn onto Grand Boulevard heading north; the church is at the top of the hill on your left. Or, take Villa Maria metro & the 162 or 103 bus to Grand & Monkland)

INFO: 514-484-0425

Silent Auction Items List

Friday, June 3, 2005 : From 6 to 9 p.m.

Fundraiser organized by:
New Hope Senior Citizen’s Centre

Silent Auction Items and Services

(70 items total - Retail price indicated)

  1. Football signed by the 2004 Alouettes team, donated by $600
  2. Two round trip (coach) train tickets, Montreal/Toronto, on Via Rail $510
  3. One year high speed residential access to Internet with Colbanet $420
  4. Anne Klein Swiss woman’s watch with genuine diamonds $350
  5. Travel System – Infant car seat and stroller from Safety 1st $280
  6. Six month membership to Mondial Lifeguard Technologies, Emergency Monitoring Unit provided $263
  7. Comforter offered by Bouclair $250
  8. Gift certificate for a weekend (2 nights) at Eagle’s Nest B&B in Val-David, Québec $220
  9. Collection of 6 Folk/Country/Blues music CDs (George Jones, Joan Baez, Dolly Parton, etc.) provided by Distribution Fusion III & Justin Time Records $205
  10. Teddy bear offered by Cartes, etc. $200
  11. Three month membership for the YMCA – Westmount $200
  12. Three month membership for the YMCA – NDG $200
  13. Three-day weekend car rental from Discount $200
  14. Avon gift basket donated by Dianne Payette, Independent Sales Rep. $200
  15. Rod iron desk lamp $200
  16. Vegetarian catering: sit down meal for six (6) people provided by Diane Doonan $200
  17. Lenmar binoculars (1 waterproof pair: 8 x 25) from Daveco $195
  18. Two nights for two at the B&B – Le relais des Argoulets in Verdun (according to availability) $180
  19. Watercolour work of art "Clematis" by local artist Audrey McGuinness $175
  20. One Children’s Art Class (Fall 2005 session) at the Youth Institute of the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts $160
  21. Gift basket of products from Teva Health Food Store $160
  22. Two tickets for AML Cruises (Montreal/Québec regular cruises, whale-watching in Tadoussac or Saguenay Fjord etc.) $150
  23. Six (6) gift certificates from Mondou pour les animaux $150
  24. Baby's quilt by local artist Audrey McGuinness $150
  25. Three-day weekend of house and pet sitting in NDG or Côte des Neiges (no sleep over) provided by Cathy Mann $150
  26. Six hours of private ballet tutoring provided by Diane Doonan $150
  27. Collection of 7 Jazz / World music CDs (Ranee Lee, Quartango, Pavlo, etc.) provided by Distribution Fusion III & Justin Time Records $145
  28. Knitted red sweater by Bronek Kochanski from L’Empreinte coopérative d’artisans $130
  29. Five hours of cabinet making, carpentry, furniture repair, design consultation provided by Robert Glenn $125
  30. Two tickets to the Alouettes game in Montreal (vs Toronto - July 28, 2005) offered by Mr. Andrew Sarrasin from the Mount Royal Commemorative Services $120
  31. Acoustic full-sized guitar (Sierra S715 Solid Top) from Italmélodie $120
  32. Four (4) tickets for a Paintball game from Extreme Sports Center $120
  33. Point Zero men's watch $115
  34. Gift card from Canadian Tire – Côte-des-Neiges $100
  35. Four (4) gift certificates from Loblaws Cavendish $100
  36. Gift certificate from Martin Swiss Bicycle Shop & Repair $100
  37. Gift certificate from Syd & Frank garage $100
  38. Ten passes for Cinéma du Parc, depending on the film the total value ranges from $60 to $100
  39. A Pair of tickets for the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) for the Mozart Plus series (summer 2005); depending on seat availability, value between $41 and $87
  40. Two dog grooming sessions by Carole Duncan $80
  41. Two theatre tickets for the World Premiere of "Condoville" (Oct. 4-30, 2005) by David Fennario at the Centaur Theatre Company $80
  42. Two theatre tickets to “Lies My Father Told Me” by Ted Allan at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts $75
  43. Stained glass jewelry box by Moragh Chisholm from L’Empreinte coopérative d’artisans $75
  44. Two papier mâché jewelry holders by Suntaree Palasingh from L’Empreinte coopérative d’artisans $75
  45. Framed 3-dimensional work of art "Oak Lane Inn" $75
  46. Two (2) gift cards from Home Depot - Beaubien $70
  47. Two T-Shirts & two travel cups from Boutique Courir $70
  48. Two tickets for the Biodome, 2 for the Planetarium & 2 for the Botanical Gardens/Insectarium from the Ville de Montréal $62.50
  49. Work of art “A Casa Feliz, la maison en carton” by Jean-Marc Plumauzille from L’Empreinte coopérative d’artisans $58
  50. Hand built pot for dried flowers by Esther Ross, potter $55
  51. Three Kripalu Yoga classes with Joanne Gormley at “Yoga on the Park” in NDG $51
  52. Swarouski 1st quality crystal bracelet $50
  53. Gift certificate from Paragraphe Bookstore $50
  54. Gift basket of products from Rachelle-Béry $50
  55. Gift basket from Coop La Maison Verte $50
  56. Gift certificate from the SAQ – Somerled $50
  57. Gift certificate from Pharmacie Jean Coutu #060 for $50
  58. Gift certificate toward registration for a course at NHC – Natural Health Consultants $50
  59. Pink purse donated by Anne Lewis $50
  60. Two double passes for the “Edwin Holgate” summer exhibit at the Musée des Beaux-Arts $48
  61. Raku pot hand made by Marie-Christine Lété from L’Empreinte coopérative d’artisans $45
  62. Six (6) disposible cameras $45
  63. Gift certificate for Au Messob d'Or, Ethiopian restaurant, $40
  64. Gift certificate for Antico Martini Italian restaurant $40
  65. Gift card from Home Depot - St-Antoine $35
  66. Big square album hand made by Danièle Grenier from L’Empreinte coopérative d’artisans $30
  67. Gift certificate from DoubleHook Bookshop $25
  68. Gift certificate for La Louisiane restaurant, Cajun and Creole Cuisine, $25
  69. Gift certificate from Pharmaprix du Vendôme $25
  70. Gift certificate from Ardène $20

Come join the bidding!

Event Location (see side bar for link to MapQuest)

Knox Crescent Kensington & First Presbyterian Church
6225 Godfrey Ave (near Grand & Monkland)

(Directions: Vendôme metro, take the 105 bus heading west on Sherbrooke St. Turn onto Grand Boulevard heading north; the church is at the top of the hill on your left. Or, take Villa Maria metro & the 162 or 103 bus to Grand & Monkland)

INFO: 514-484-0425


Version Française - Vente aux enchères par écrit

Tisser notre voisinage 2005
Événement-bénéfice pour le :
Centre Espoir Nouveau pour personnes âgées

Vente aux enchères par écrit
Le vendredi 3 juin de 18 h à 21 h
Animée par Anne Lewis de CFCF12 et par l'Ensemble Intermezzo

Liste des articles et services (prix au détail indiqué) - 70 en tout!

  1. Ballon de football signé par les Alouettes (équipe 2004), gracieuseté 600 $
  2. Deux billets aller-retour (voiture-coach), Montréal/Toronto, par Via Rail, 510 $
  3. Un an d’accès à l’Internet par connexion haute-vitesse résidentielle offert par Colbanet $420
  4. Une montre Suisse Anne Klein avec diamants authentiques pour femme 350 $
  5. Système de transport : poussette et siège d'auto pour enfants de Safety 1st 280 $
  6. Abonnement de six mois au service de Mondial Lifeguard Technologies - système personnalisé de surveillance et de réponse aux urgences 263 $
  7. Douillette offerte par Bouclair 250 $
  8. Certificat-cadeau pour une fin de semaine (2 nuitées) au B&B Le Nid d’Aigle à Val-David, Québec 220 $
  9. Collection de six (6) CD (Folk/Country/Blues - George Jones, Joan Baez, Dolly Parton, etc.) fournie par Distribution Fusion III $ et Justin Time Records 205 $
  10. Ours en peluche offert par Cartes, etc. 200 $
  11. Abonnement de 3 mois au YMCA – NDG, 200 $
  12. Abonnement de 3 mois au YMCA – Westmount, 200 $
  13. Une location d'auto pour une fin de semaine de trois (3) jours de Discount 200 $
  14. Panier-cadeau de produits de Avon offert par Dianne Payette, représentante de vente indépendante 200 $
  15. Une lampe de bureau en fer forgé 200 $
  16. Service de traiteur, repas végétarien pour six (6) préparé par Diane Doonan, 200 $
  17. Une paire de jumelles imperméables Lenmar (8 x 25) de Daveco 195 $
  18. Deux nuitées pour deux incluant le déjeuner au Gîte touristique – Le relais des Argoulets à Verdun (selon la disponibilité) 180 $
  19. Œuvre d’art à l’aquarelle « Clematis » de l’artiste locale Audrey McGuinness $175
  20. Un cours d’art pour enfant (session d’automne 2005) au Youth Institute du Saidye Bronfman Centre des Arts, 160 $
  21. Panier de produits du magasin d’aliments naturels Teva 160 $
  22. Deux billets de Croisières AML (croisières régulières Montréal/Québec, observation des baleines à Tadoussac, ou fjord du Saguenay), 150 $
  23. Six (6) certificats-cadeaux de Mondou pour les animaux 150 $
  24. Courtepointe pour bébé de l’artiste locale Audrey McGuinness 150 $
  25. Week-end de trois jours de gardiennage de maison et d’animaux de compagnie dans les quartiers de Nôtre-Dame-de-Grâce ou Côte-des-Neiges (pas de nuitée) fourni par Cathy Mann, 150 $
  26. Six heures de cours privé de ballet données par Diane Doonan, 150 $
  27. Collection de sept (7) CD (Jazz/World - Ranee Lee, Quartango, Pavlo, etc.) fournie par Distribution Fusion III $ et Justin Time Records 145 $
  28. Gilet tricoté par Bronek Kochanski, de L’Empreinte coopérative d’artisans 130 $
  29. Cinq heures de consultation en ébénisterie, menuiserie, réparation de meubles et design données par Robert Glenn, 125 $
  30. Deux billets pour voir les Alouettes à Montréal (match contre Toronto du 28 juillet 2005) offerts par M. Andrew Sarrasin des Services commémoratifs Mont-Royal 120 $
  31. Guitare acoustique (Sierra) donnée par Italmélodie, 120 $
  32. Quatre (4) billets pour le jeu « Paintball » offerts par Extreme Sports Center 120 $
  33. Une montre pour homme Point Zero 115 $
  34. Carte-cadeau de Canadian Tire – Côte-des-Neiges 100 $
  35. Quatre (4) certificats-cadeaux de Loblaws Cavendish 100 $
  36. Certificat-cadeau de Martin Swiss Bicycle Shop & Repair 100 $
  37. Certificat-cadeau du garage Syd & Frank 100 $
  38. Dix laisser-passers pour le Cinéma du Parc, selon le film la valeur varie entre 60 $ et 100 $
  39. Une paire de billets pour un concert de la série Mozart Plus (été 2005) de l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal : selon la disponibilité des sièges, la valeur varie entre 41 $ et 87 $
  40. Deux séance de toilettage de chien donnée par Carole Duncan 80 $
  41. Deux billets pour la première mondiale de Condoville (4-30 octobre 2005), pièce de David Fennario, jouée au Centaur Theatre Company, 80 $
  42. Deux billets pour la pièce Lies My Father Told Me, de Ted Allan, jouée au centre Saidye Bronfman, 75 $
  43. Boîte à bijoux en vitrail de Moragh Chisolm, de L’Empreinte coopérative d’artisans, 75 $
  44. Deux (2) contenants pour bijoux faits en papier mâché par Suntaree Palasingh, de L’Empreinte coopérative d’artisans 75 $
  45. Œuvre d’art en trois dimensions « Oak Lane Inn » 75 $
  46. Deux (2) cartes-cadeaux de Home Depot - Beaubien 70 $
  47. Deux T-Shirts et deux tasses de voyage de la Boutique Courir, 70 $
  48. Deux billets pour le Biodôme, 2 pour le Planétarium, 2 pour le Jardin Botanique/L’Insectarium de la Ville de Montréal 62,50 $
  49. Œuvre d’art « A Casa Feliz, la maison en carton » de Jean-Marc Plumauzille, de L’Empreinte coopérative d’artisans 58 $
  50. Un pot pour fleurs sèches façonné par Esther Ross 55 $
  51. Trois classes de yoga (méthode Kripalu) avec Joanne Gormley au « Yoga sur le parc » à NDG 51 $
  52. Un bracelet en cristal Swarouski de première qualité 50 $
  53. Certificat-cadeau de la librairie Paragraphe, 50 $
  54. Panier-cadeau de produits de Rachelle-Béry 50 $
  55. Panier-cadeau de produits de la Coop La Maison Verte 50 $
  56. Certificat-cadeau de la SAQ – Somerled 50 $
  57. Certificat-cadeau de la Pharmacie Jean Coutu #060 de 50 $
  58. Certificat-cadeau applicable à l’inscription d’un cours à l’Institut NHC « Natural Health Consultants » 50 $
  59. Une sacoche rose pour femme offerte par Anne Lewis 50 $
  60. Deux laissez-passer pour l’exposition estivale Edwin Holgate du Musée des Beaux-Arts 48 $
  61. Pot en raku fait par Marie-Christine Lété, de L’Empreinte coopérative d’artisans 45 $
  62. Six (6) appareils-photo jettables 45 $
  63. Certificat-cadeau du restaurant Au Messob d’Or 40 $
  64. Certificat-cadeau du restaurant italien Antico Martini 40 $
  65. Carte-cadeau de Home Depot – St-Antoine 35 $
  66. Grand album carré fait à la main par Danièle Grenier, de L’Empreinte coopérative d’artisans 30 $
  67. Certificat-cadeau de la librairie DoubleHook Bookshop, 25 $
  68. Certificat-cadeau du restaurant La Louisiane, cuisine cajun et créole, 25 $
  69. Certificat-cadeau de Pharmaprix du Vendôme 25 $
  70. Certificat-cadeau de Ardène 20 $

Venez faire votre mise ! Knox Crescent Kensington & First Presbyterian Church

6225, av. Godfrey (près de Grand & Monkland)