Chantry Island Cham-bettes host annual Octogenarian lunch

At the Chantry Centre in Southampton each year, there is a special lunch held, but the one criteria is that you must be 80 years of age or more to attend.

The Chantry Island Cham-bettes, a volunteer group of women, prepare and serve the ‘Octogenarian’ meal to honour and recognize the community’s seniors.

                                                             Chantry Island Cham-bettes

The luncheon held on May 15th this year, included special invited guest Saugeen Shores Mayor Luke Charbonneau.

(L) Chantry Centre member Doug Dawson, Mayor Luke Charbonneau and Centre President Connie Barker

For more than 30 years, the Chantry Centre has been a hub of year-round activities for those 55+.  As the older demographic continues to grow in numbers, the Centre has become even more central for socializing, learning new skills and simply as a fun place to be with peers.

From painting classes to woodworking, billiards to cards, rug hooking to music, there is always something going on.