MPN - Mature People's Network








  

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We support a scent free environment. 
We welcome individuals who are over 55 and single, or couples
who were previous single MPN members.
 
To be added to the Newsletter email list
please send your name, email address, and telephone number to  
 
MPNNB@yahoo.ca
 
Once you have attended one of our events and met with us, you  may request to become an active member.
You must participate in some of our events/activities over a consecutive 6 month period in order to be considered an active member, which will allow you access to our private group Facebook page. 
 
 

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 Please note events are subject to changes.

 

Saturday Morning Breakfast!

Join your MPN friends at The Pine Tree Restaurant on Saturday mornings at 9:00am.

St.Mary's Entertainment Centre, Gabriel Drive. Main doors.

Wednesday evening cards and games

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When: Wednesday evenings

Where: The Ville - time: 6:30 - 8:30pm

Come and join Joanne and Betty-Ann for an evening of cards or games. Bring your own and form a group or come join others.

Please BE ON TIME! it is challenging to fit anyone into a group once the games have started.

As the nicer weather approches- The last evening for cards for the season will be April 24, 2024. Joanne and Betty-Ann will look forward to seeing you in the fall.

 
Gentle Mobility Classes
with Shelley Swift

Where: Johnson Avenue Centre, North Side

Time: 9:30 - 10:30am

Gentle mobilitiy is ongoing on Monday and Wednesday mornings, with a  $5.00 fee per class to be paid at the door. Everyone welcome.  

Frauds/Scams Presentation

At The Ville - Friday, April 26th, 2024

Time 10:30 am

Quest Speaker - Mike Bamford with the Fredericton Police Force

As we all know fraud is out there and we could use an update, Mike Bamford will talk about old and new scams and frauds.

Hope to see you there.

 

Travel Night
Brazil

 May 3, 2024

At The Ville

Time 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel to Brazil?? Come out for an informative evening with Bill Cockburn. Bill will share his travel experience with pictures and stories.

We hope to make travel night an ongoing event if enough interest is showed. 

 

Open House

May 11

At the Ville

Time 2:00 -4:00

More details to follow.

Trivia Night

Stay tuned for update on this fun event. Coming soon.

Bark In The Park

May 25 (Tentative)

Time to be determined

Bring your dog for a fun time at the park, Dog Park beside the Grant Harvey Center.

A tailgate party after the dogs have their fun play time.

 Stay tuned for more information as the date draws near.

Talent Night

Do you have a talent that you would like to share with the group??  Do you sing, play a musical instrument, dance, do magic, joke telling, etc., what's your talent? We are looking to see if there is enough interest in a talent night. If you want to take part in this event please let a committee member know. 

Geo-cashing Presentation / Outing

Stay tuned for an update on this event.  Coming soon.

Outside Items / Events of Interest:
 
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Aging in New Brunswick: A User's Guide

This publication can be downloaded for free on the St Thomas WEB site.

It is an excellent guide providing information on home support services, legal matters, and driving safety. It is a must have guide for anyone over "39".

WEB site  https://www.stu.ca/aging-in-nb/

MPN Committee Notes
Note
 
Please note change to the member participation timeline. Because many of our events are subsidized through the Seniors Horizon Grant, we need to insure that our events/activities are targeted to our active members.

Hello MPN’ers,

As you know, the membership list and the Facebook page is dedicated to active members, which is defined as members who have attended/participated in 2-3 MPN events during the a 6 consecutive month period.

As you can appreciate, the committee needs to periodically review this list every in order to keep everything current. The federal government also requires us to accuratly report on our membership.

In addition, the Facebook page is a closed page dedicated to and for active members to enable communication between group members. 

Access to the Newsletter remains open to active and non-active members, unless we receive individual unsubscribe requests.

Sincerely,

The MPN Organizing Committee

 
 
Letter  From 
 
Your Organizing 
 
Committee.
 

March 1, 2023

Hello MPN friends,

2022-23 has been a great year so far for MPN fun, friends and activities. We’ve had lots of dances, pool parties, BBQ’s, socials, seminars and two awesome trips! AND, we still have lots to look forward to  in 2023-24.

Following 2 years of COVID inactivity, the Committee wanted to offer new and exciting events and activities with the aim of rebuilding and growing the membership. We applied and received a federal grant through the Horizons for Seniors Program that allowed us to do that.  What it doesn’t provide is the manpower to organize and carry out all these activities.  In the past, MPN consisted of Friday night socials, Saturday breakfasts and the occasional dance.

We are very fortunate to have dedicated and engaged individuals on the Organizing Committee, however, to maintain this level of fun and events, we need many hands. This is our group and it’s only going to be as good as the effort we each contribute.

The MPN has always been a network of seniors for seniors. Members are encouraged to identify and lead activities themselves ie: organize a group supper; suggest and organize an outing or a hike;

Every planned activity or event requires support. This can take the form of anything from helping to decorate the venue, making phone calls, taking tickets at the door, designing and printing tickets to buying food (reimbursed by the Committee), selling tickets and keeping a list of attendees, hosting some of our socials (opening the room and making coffee).  Event organizers usually have a list of everything that needs to be done.

If you want the MPN to continue on a similar basis than it has this past year, then we all need to pull together to make it happen. Please contact Bev Steeves if you are willing to help or take the lead on an event or activity.

Bev 459-8487bhawkes@rogers.com or pm her on FacebookYour MPN Organizing Committee

Federal
Government
Grant
2023-24

MPN has again received a Federal Government Grant through the Seniors Horizon Grant Program that will allow us to do some amazing stuff  in 2023-24 - our future includes dances; some artistic fun stuff; some educational sessions specifically for seniors; pool parties and BBQ's and lots of social activities.

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To be added to our mailing list for our newsletter, please email your name and contact info to mpnnb@yahoo.ca.  This will give you access to our weekly newsletter and information about planned activities and events.

The group also has an MPN Facebook page (Mature People's Network) that is open to active members only.  Once you have attended an event or two and decide to become an active member, you can request access to the Facebook page so that you may communicate with other members in a private forum.

 
Note: This is a closed group for MPN members only.        
Membership List

MPN maintains a membership directory of active members which is periodically distributed for private use by members. If you would prefer not to have your name on this list, please email mpnnb@yahoo.ca.

 
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Provincial Archives

MPN Records

Essential records documenting the MPN story have been donated to the Provincial Archives for permanent perservation.  The Fonds number is MC 4329. 

Items of Interest
 
Please support a Scent Free environment when attending 
MPN activities. Drink Responsibly. Drive Responsibly.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Newsletter Last Updated

April 20, 2024