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September Registration is Open for Adults in Motion!
You and your family or support person(s) are invited to come for a tour of the Kitchener or Cambridge Day Program locations, where a variety of exciting in-person programming is offered. You can even join for a FREE half day!
There is an extensive online Virtual Program as well- with up to 8 classes a day! To register for Virtual Programming, simple fill out a simple registration HERE for your all-access link and start zooming today!
Check out the Adults in Motion website for more programming information.
Contact info for Day Programs:
Kitchener: Direct Manager: 519-572-2420 (or 519-577-3723), firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambridge: Direct Manager: 519-841-9170 (or 519-277-3723), email@example.com
Click here to register on December 14th or after.
Coffee Club is a drop-in group for individuals 16 and older who are looking to build community through planned social activities.
Here are the dates for our next events:
Monday, December 12, 7-8 P. M. WEATHER-PERMITTING: We will be enjoying the Wonders of Winter in Waterloo Park. I am still working on if we can find somewhere to walk for coffee afterwards.
Monday, December 19, 6:45-8:45 P. M. Swiss Chalet 560 Fairway Rd S, Kitchener, ON, Please note the difference in time as the restaurant closes at 9 P. M.
To sign up or for more details, contact Carmen Sutherland at 519 500-7153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By: Carmen Sutherland, Coffee Club Coordinator
*This article was originally published in the Family Pulse Newsletter December 2022*
As a person who celebrates Christmas, I remember the first time I didn't 'feel it.' I think I was 13 and I thought, where is the Christmas magic? Why do I not feel the buzz of excitement in my heart?
In contrast, 2022 is a 'feeling it' year for me because happen to be getting the family Christmas of my dreams. But I'm older now, so I know that it is not that simple for everyone.
First, many of our fantastic community members do not celebrate Christmas and it is probably hard for them when it seems like the world is engaged in a holiday that isn't part of their traditions. For others, Christmas is a painful time of year whether because of grief or money or any number of reasons.
I am so glad that am wiser now, so that can hold all of it -a place for all my joy, along with anyone else's feelings this time of year. Please know that I, and the team at Waterloo Region Family Network, do hold it all for you. I feel like I say this a lot in my newsletter write-ups, but just think of me as one of those holiday songs that repeats in your brain over and over (or for people who are not familiar with these, imagine the equivalent). I just want to make sure you know. *wink*