MPN - Mature People's Network














  

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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 1 year period in order to be considered an active member, which will allow you access to our private group Facebook page. 
 
 

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January and February activities!
 
There have been a few changes to the activity schedule, so please make sure you check the Newsletter and Facebook page carefully. We've added more fun stuff for you to take in!

 

Saturday Morning

Breakfast

Join your MPN friends at The Pine Tree Restaurant on Saturday mornings at 9:30 am.  

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

Wednesday evening cards and games

W/O Oct. 12th to Dec. 14th

and

W/O Jan. 4th to April 26th

Every Wednesday Evening!

Location: Our space at The Ville (241 Canada Street)

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm (up to 9pm)

BYOB. Come and join your MPN friends for a night of cards, games and laughs. Learn new games or teach some you know!

70's Disco Dance!
Get on your best 70's outfit and come and boogie the night away!

When: Saturday, January 28th

Where: Charlotte Street Art Centre (732 Charlotte Street)

Time: 8pm-11pm

Cost: a smile and your best 70's outfit!

If you have a picture of yourself from the 70's, bring it along and we'll have some fun trying to guess who is who!

Presentation on Scams and Fraud; how to protect yourself

When: February 7th

Event: Fredericton City Police presentation on Scams and Fraud targeted against seniors.

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Location: Our space at The Ville  (241 Canada Street)

Please let Sandy know if you are planning on attending so that we can have enough chairs for eveyone.

Mardi Gras and Masquerade Party, Social and Dance!

When: Saturday, February 18th

Where: Pierre's, 6 Elmcroft Place

Time: 7pm

BYOB but Pierre will have some wine available. You can bring your own mask or Pierre will have a few available as well. Come and share and evening of fun and laughter, not to mention more dancing, with your friends! 

Sleigh Ride and Supper!

When: Sunday, February 26th

Where: Sandwith Farms, Royal Rd (15 minutes out of town)

Time: 5pm - 8pm; beautiful twilight sleigh ride, followed by supper and a bonfire. Bring marshmellows if you like! You can spend time inside the cabin or outside by the fire, your choice!

We will be meeting at Brookside Mall parking lot by the old medical centre, where we will carpool to Sandwith Farms. For those who aren't comfortable driving after dark, you can just hop in with someone who is driving. 

This event is limited to 36 people, so sign up early.

Cost: $10. through the Seniors Horizon Grant, MPN will be subsidizing $25. of this event. Please pay Marilyn or Burt. Must be paid by February 21st.

List of MPN Events

Click here to go Events Page   

MPN Committee Notes
Note
 
The annual housekeeping of the MPN
 
membership list and Facebook page
 
will  be carried out in January by the
 
MPN Organizing Committee.

January 8, 2023

Hello MPN’ers,

We hope that everyone has spent peaceful and happy Holidays. Now on to 2023!

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 at least one MPN event during the past 12 consecutive months.

As you can appreciate, the committee needs to review this list every year in order to keep everything current. 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.

That time of the year has arrived. As of mid January, those individuals who have not participated in any MPN activity over the past year will be removed from the members list and the Facebook page.

We’re sorry that you have not joined us this year and we hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,

The MPN Organizing Committee

Letter  From 
 
Your Organizing 
 
Committee

Hello MPN friends,

2022 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.

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.

Though the Committee is involved in leading and organizing a number of events, and provides a framework through which to operate, 8 or so individuals cannot maintain the level of activity provided for the group for 2022-23.   

A couple of members have agreed to sit on the Committee, and we are very grateful to them for volunteering their time and talent. 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 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

MPN has received a Federal Government Grant through the Seniors Horizon Grant Program that will allow us to do some amazing stuff  in 2022 - a couple of bus trips are planned; many dances are in our future, including having a live band in November; some artistic fun stuff; some educational sessions specifically for seniors; some golf, pool parties and BBQ's and lots of social activities.

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To become an MPN member, 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 members only.  Once you have attended an event and we have your information, 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.

Message Board

Remember to check the Message Board for current postings.

 
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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. 

Outside Activities/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/

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Newsletter Last Updated

January 30, 2023