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The Senior’s Lunch & Learn originally scheduled for March 18th will be postponed until April. Please check back here for updates.

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Our third and final lecture for 2020 will take place this coming Saturday. All are welcome to attend.

Saturday, February 22nd, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Olive Bryenton, Ph.D. – Pioneers in Aging

Olive Bryanton, Ph.D. (Guardian Photo)

Combining her lifelong interest in older adults and lifelong learning, Olive graduated with her PhD in Educational Studies at UPEI in May 2019. Her study topic was “Pioneers in Aging: Women Age 85 and Older Living in Rural Prince Edward Island.” Olive will talk about the 10 women in her study and their experiences and continued contributions to rural communities. Because these women consented to participate in her study knowing they would not be anonymous, she has their permission to make them visible. By telling some of their stories we will learn why we are fortunate to have these “pioneers in aging” living in our communities and how their voices contributed to a new program for older adults living in this province.

Olive Bryanton grew up and spent the early part of her married life in Malpeque and Summerside. She spent most of her life in Hampshire, where she and her husband Harold raised their five children. Olive began her university educational journey as a mature student and continued her studies into older adulthood.


Our lecture series takes place at the Riverview Community Centre at 718 Clyde River Road. This presentation is followed by refreshments. Our museum will be open to view our collection of over 200 artifacts and heritage photos. For more information on this series, please contact Vivian Beer, vivian@eastlink.ca.

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“Before You Go Travelling …” the fourth presentation in Clyde River’s Seniors’ Lunch and Learn series, will be held at Riverview Community Centre, 718 Clyde River Road, on Thursday February 6th at 11 a.m. Weather delays, illness or accidents can play havoc with travel plans. Experienced travellers Margaret Stewart and Tracey MacLean will address how health and travel insurance, travel companies and agents can help ease the stress of unexpected disruptions to your plans. Admission is free and all are welcome – please register for our lunch that will follow the presentation by February 4th by leaving a message at administrator@clyderiverpei.com or at 902-626-8668. We thank PEI Seniors’ Secretariat and the Clyde River W.I. for their assistance in making this series possible.

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Despite the blustery weather, people turned out to attend pharmacist Rebecca Dunn‘s presentation “Knowledge is Your Best Medicine”. After presenting tips on how to maintain and improve our health, our most important asset, Rebecca answered pharmacy-related questions. Members of the Clyde River W.I. and Council served lunch. The next session is tentatively scheduled for February 6th. Watch this space for updates!

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Clyde River Council will host its second Seniors’ Lunch & Learn event on Friday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m. with a presentation by RCMP Cst. Gavin Moore entitled “Be Scam Savvy”.  He will address the unsolicited and all-too-common phone and computer messages that can be annoying, intrusive and possibly a threat to personal security. All are welcome. Please register for lunch by December 4th by emailing administrator@clyderiverpei.com or calling 902-394-2846. If a storm date is required, it would be December 9th, 11:00 a.m. The presentation will take place at Riverview Community Centre, 718 Clyde River Road. We thank PEI Seniors’ Secretariat and the Clyde River W.I. for their assistance in making this series possible.

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The first in the series of Seniors’ Lunch & Learn events was a great success with 40+ in attendance. Ellen Dixon offered advice on Working the Kinks Out. After the session, guests enjoyed some hot Chili.

Mark your calendars for the second in the series which will be Friday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m. when RCMP Constable Gavin Moore will talk about phone scams, computer fraud and related topics. More details will follow in a reminder.

This series is hosted by Clyde River Council with assistance from the PEI Seniors’ Secretariat and the Clyde River W.I. Each event includes a presentation on a topic related to health, recreation or safety, tailored to those 50+ and is followed by a hot lunch. The sessions are free and they take place at Riverview Community Centre, 718 Clyde River Road.

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