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Fun at the county picnic

"Kurt Soderberg and Pat Sincola, members of the Bradford Gay Sixties senior citizens club, get in a game of cards at the Simcoe County Senior Citizens Picnic, held at Springwater Provincial Park in Barrie last week. Program co-ordinator Joyce Moisey said the picnic was a great success with more than 1,200 members taking part."

It's open

"The Bradford Senior Citizens' complex was officially opened Friday. Residents, town and township officials all turned out to hear MPP D. Arthur Evans declare the building open."

George Jackson

Large crowd at manor opening

"A crowd of more than 350 people were on hand last Wednessday in Beeton for the official opening of the Simcoe Manor. The guest of honor was the Provincial Minister of
Community and Social Services Rene Brunelle. His ministry paid half of the $1,750,000 cost of the addition to the manor. The rest of the cost was paid by the county. The Reeve of Tecumseth, Harry Cross officiated over the opening ceremony. The manor is located in Tecumseth near Beeton. He introduced the many people who have had a hand in bringing about the addition. He also introduced the present administrator, Ed Boynton. In his speech Mr. Brunelle mentioned that next week is senior citizen's week and suggested it should be a time to stress the positive aspects of old age. At the conclusion of his speech he received a number of presents, among them a handmade lamp. During the ceremony, a number of newspapers, including last week's Witness, were placed in the corner stone of the building. They were wrapped in plastic and sealed in a container to maintain them for posterity. Following the speeches and the ceremony the crowd was given a tour of the building and had an opportunity to see the new addition. The new wing includes a therapy room, an auditorium and a library as well as beds for 100 more patients. It brings the total number of beds to 158."

George Jackson

Marsh seniors building opened in ribbon-cutting ceremony.

"After several years of hard work by many people in the Holland Marsh, the senior citizens building in Ansnorveldt was officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday. King Township Mayor Margaret Britnell, after complimenting the people of the marsh for their efforts, cut the ribbon to open the club. Secretary of the club, John Van Dyke said the need for a community centre had been growing for several years. In the summer of 1972, Mr. Van Dyke said, a group of marsh citizens decided to organize a senior club. For a while the members used a church hall for meetings but it became apparent this would only serve as a temporary measure, and plans for a building were started. A building fund raised $8,000 in the tiny community and by the fall of 1976 the shell of the building had been erected. More fund-raising efforts through the winter brought the total donations up to $17,000, and grants from Wintario and the federal New Horizons programs added $26,700. Mr. Van Dyke thanked York MPP Bill Hodgson for his efforts, and York-Simcoe MP Sinclair Stevens for helping the club get registered as a non-profit organization."

John Slykhuis

Senior citizens apartment to be built in Bradford

"A 50 suite senior citizens apartment building will be built in Bradford early next year. Last week, council and the town planning board met with officials of the Ontario Housing Corporation and the plans were revealed. OHC recently purchased five acres of land from the municipality in the west end of town on Miller Park Avenue. The suites will be available to senior citizens who presently reside in Bradford and West Gwillimbury. The rents will be geared to income. The contract for the building is expected to be let later this year and construction to be started in the spring of 1975. Town council has been working for almost four years to obtain the senior citizens apartment. The long delay was due to difficulty in obtaining a suitable site for the project. Last year, the town purchased almost 13 acres of land from the provincial government following the closing of the old Department of Highways garage. The original proposal was for 15 units but it was increased when West Gwillimbury council expressed an interest."

Bradford Witness

Senior citizens can be proud of their new home

"Bradford's senior citizens displayed their new quarters Sunday and more than 300 people attended the open house in the former St. Mary's Separate School building. The seniors have done a first rate job in refurbishing their area in the school and their energy and resourcefulness is to be highly commended. The Gay Sixties Senior Citizen Club has been working on this project for quite some time and the facilities should provide many happy hours for our senior citizens. A spokesman for the group said it was a team effort and it's refreshing to see people working together to build something that is worthwhile and will benefit many people in the future."

George Jackson

Seniors' opening

"MPP Art Evans presented Sid Gapp with a portrait of the queen to be hung in the Gay Sixties senior citizens' rooms at the old St. Mary's school. Municipal officials from West Gwillimbury and Bradford, and representatives of provincial and county senior citizens organizations, were on hand Sunday when the Gay Sixties held their official ribbon cutting ceremony."

George Jackson

Simcoe Manor's new wing officially opens

"The official opening of the new wing of the Simcoe Manor in Beeton will be held Wednesday, June 4. The new wing will have 100 beds, a library, boardroom, married quarters, barber shop, billiard room, beauty shop, craft room, auditorium, chapel, greenhouse and therapeutic pool. The wing, which cost over one and a half million dollars will also be used for those who have suffered from strokes and arthritis. The therapy will include messages, heat treatments, and exercises with parallel bars and exercise machines. The new auditorium will hold 200 people and if that is not enough room, the chapel will open to accommodate more. Simcoe Manor was originally opened in 1898 and was called the "House of Refuge". It was a place for transient people as well as those who were not able to take care of themselves and with no one who could take care of them. At that time, the institution had 250 acres of farm land that was worked by those who resided at the "House". In 1952 an addition was built and the name was changed from "House of Refuge" to Simcoe Manor as it is known today. Past conceptions of the building locally known as the "poor house" to the present image as a home for the aged. Now it is a Senior Citizen's Home. The present wing was started in 1973 although it was planned in the early 1970's. The original building was demolished to make room for the new building. Gone with the old section are the old images. Under the management of Ed Boynton, 65 full and part-time staff take care of the 125 residents. Also there for the senior citizens are four new color televisions as well as the new facilities."

George Jackson

Two new wheelchairs

"Simcoe Manor, Beeton has two spanking new wheelchairs for residents' use. Last Thursday Women's Auxiliary president, Mary Cannon of Gilford made the presentation of the chairs valued at $230. A picture of Jesus in contemporary art was also presented in memory of Mrs. Isabelle Hopkins, a long-time resident and auxiliary worker. The picture will hang in the chapel. Manor superintendent Ed Boynton accepted the gifts in a special ceremony before the auxiliary's monthly public euchre. Seen here are Mrs. Cannon; auxiliary treasurer, Willow Kneeshaw, Mr. Boynton and his wife, Maisie, convenor of the auxiliary tuck shop."

George Jackson

Young and old

"The First Bradford Brownies served tea and cookies to about 70 members of the Gay Sixties senior citizens' club last week. Seven-year-olds Evelyn Schlarb and Libbie Evans did the honors for Lila Proctor (left) and Bertha Langford, both John street residents. The club's upcoming activities include a trip to Barrie on Saturday, a trip to Woodbine raceway July 7, and a picnic at Midhurst in August."

Bradford Witness