Annual General Meeting HSSI

The Annual General Meeting of Headingley Seniors’ Services was held on May 20 at Headingley Community Centre.

Eighteen people including Board Members, Visitors andVolunteers were in IMG_3371attendance.image5








In the Chairperson’s Report, Louise Hutton thanked all the Louise AGM2015volunteers for their leadership and guidance with programs, whether arranging lunches, providing orientation for Encore Health & Fitness, sharing their travels or teaching new skills.  Special thanks were extended to Patti Cutts, Resource Coordinator for HSSI for her dedication and support providing resources and information, supporting the volunteers and identifying needs of seniors in Headingley.  Thanks were also extended to The RM of Headingley and to Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District.


Councillor John Mauseth, represented the RM of Headingley.   He gave a brief report of projects underway and complimented HSSI for all their services in the community.John Mausethagm2015

The slate of officers for 2015-2016 were accepted as presented:




Chairperson:                      Louise Hutton

Vice Chairperson:             Bev Johnston

Secretary:                           Florence Pushka

Treasurer:                          Karen Saunders


Board Members at Large

Ken Cutts, Barb Evans, Ray Hutton, Rose Leclair, Louise Nichols, Bev Welwood

The door prize, donated by Starbuck Credit Union, was won by Don Gruhn.

Refreshments were enjoyed by all.image1

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Identifying Senior Transportation Needs

Headingley Seniors’ Services Inc. (HSSI) is seeking to identify transportation needs of seniors living within our community. If you are a senior in need of transportation for medical appointments, groceries, or a daytime recreation activity, give us a call and we can talk about the options.

HSSI has dedicated driver volunteers and their availability may match your transportation needs.   We also welcome new volunteer drivers interested in assisting others to reach their destinations.

If you are a senior with a transportation need or if you are interested in volunteering to drive seniors please call HSSI Resource Coordinator, Patti Cutts at 204-889-3132 ext 3 for further information.

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Encore Health and Fitness Studio

Encore Health and Fitness Studio excer2 In its ongoing commitment to supporting healthy people and a healthy community, Headingley Seniors’ Services Inc. (HSSI) officially opened the Encore Health and Fitness Studio on October 01, 2014. Louise Hutton, Chairperson of HSSI, thanked those in government and the many volunteers, who gave their time and expertise to make this Fitness Studio a reality. Over 50 people were in attendance. The Honorable Stephen Fletcher MP, unable to attend, was represented by his father, Mr. David Fletcher who brought greetings and delivered a certificate to commemorate the opening. A Federal Government New Horizons Grant in the amount of $21,750 provided funding toward the project. Other notables in attendance were Stephen Fletcher’s mother, Mrs. Joanne Fletcher, Councillor John Mauseth, representing the RM Of Headingley, and Susanne Moore, Recreation Director for the Macdonald-Headingley Recreation District. Fitness Instructors Brenda Manchester and Jane Van Massenhoven demonstrated how the new equipment is used. It is located in the back of stage in the Headingley Community Centre. The equipment available includes:excer1 – a Recumbent Bike, Bosu Ball, Free Weights, a Mini Trampoline with Stability Bar, Soft Shell Medicine Balls, Resistance Equipment, a Seated Elliptical, a Stability Ball, Exercise Mats, a Hoist Multi-Gym and an Exercise Bench. The equipment is available to participants 18 years of age and over and who have taken the Fitness Studio Safety Orientation. There is a fee charged to cover maintenance and cleaning: $2.00/Drop-In, $10.00/month or $60.00/year. To attend a free fitness studio safety orientation, for further information, or for hours of operation please call HSSI Resource Coordinator–Patti Cutts at 204-889-3132 ext 3. The evening ended with delicious refreshments provided by HSSI volunteers headed by Karen Saunders.

Lunch & Learn Sept. 30, 2014

n Tuesday, September 30th, the Headingley Seniors Lunch & Learn group were treated to an informative presentation by Terena Hantelman of Aubin Nurseries Ltd. in Carmen.  We were given many tips regarding gardening in the autumn: types of bulbs and their planting techniques, types of fertilizers to use on various plants, when to apply them and how to understand the three numbers on fertilizer packages, and the differences between Slow Release and Water Soluble fertilizers.

Other gardening topics were covered in a lively question and answer period. Several people won bulb give-aways.

The 37 attendees present enjoyed lunching on Pizza and cupcakes along with lively conversation with old friends and new acquaintances.

The next Lunch & Learn sessions will be on October 21st and November 18th.