Supporting wellness in Cavendish
The 50-plub club in Cavendish was given thousands of reasons to celebrate last month when area politicians dropped by to hand over grant money for programming and resources. Health Minister and Carbonear-Harbour Grace MHA Jerome Kennedy made a contribution of $10,000 to allow the club to access programs that promote a more healthy and active lifestyle. The grant is through the AgeFriendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants Program. Trinity-Bay de Verde MHA Charlene Johnson presented a cheque for $1,000 for the purchase of healthy snacks for the exercise program held three times each week at the Cavendish Recreational Centre. The May 20 event was fun-filled, with the politicians and their staff playing a friendly game of “rocks and rings” against a club team. Here are some scenes:
Members of the Cavendish 50-plus club pose for a photo with Health Minister Jerome Kennedy and Charlene Johnson, the MHA for Trininty-Bay de Verde and the Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services.
David Legge (centre), president of the Cavendish 50-plus club, accepts grant money from Health Minister Jerome Kennedy and Charlene Johnson, the MHA for Trininty-Bay de Verde and the Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services.
Health Minister Jerome Kennedy (centre) is shown here with members of The Amigos curling team at the 50-plus club in Cavendish. They are, from left, Phyllis Jackson, Sheila Jerrett, Kennedy, Nellie Jackson and Aggie Jackson.
MHA Charlene Johnson tries her hand at “rocks and rings” during a recent visit to the 50-plus club in Cavendish.