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Social Thirty-One part of Dining in Perth County fundraiser for One Care

Updated: Jun 5



By Emily Stewart

Social Thirty-One and the St. Marys Golf and Country Club will be giving back to an organization supporting seniors in Perth and Huron Counties.

The restaurant, part of the golf and country club at 769 Queen St. E, will be donating 10 per cent of its proceeds from sharables, appetizers, handhelds and burgers purchased on June 8 and 9 towards One Care Home and Community Support Services.

Jen Dong, restaurant and beverage manager, said the golf course will donate five per cent of its green fees towards the organization.

“One Care is a great organization to work with,” Dong said. “They take care of our community, so it's nice to give back to our community as well. … If you're going out to eat anyways, you might as well go out somewhere you know your money is going to be donated back to the community."

One Care is a non-profit organization providing supportive care to families living in Huron and Perth counties. The Social Thirty-One fundraiser is part of the Shop for Seniors One Care fundraiser. Regional businesses participating in Shop for Seniors will donate a portion of the proceeds towards One Care services including personal support, transportation and adult day programs.

“We started this campaign during the pandemic when many businesses were seeing a decrease in customers. We know that as a community we are stronger together, so we thought, why not come together to encourage our neighbours to shop locally, while also supporting seniors who need support living right here in our community,” said Hilary Marshall, One Care communications specialist. “The St. Marys Golf Course and Social Thirty-One team has always been keen to support One Care through our Shop for Seniors campaign. They’ve been participating in this campaign since it began, and they continue to be eager to help us advance our mission.”

Throughout the month of June, local retail businesses, golf courses, and restaurants across Huron and Perth counties will be running a special promotion and generously donating a portion of their proceeds to One Care. New this year, One Care has introduced a passport, giving local shoppers the chance to win a cash prize just for shopping locally. Visit a participating business and make a qualifying purchase or make a donation to receive a passport sticker. Four stickers earn a chance to win $100 cash. Passports are available at all participating businesses.

Alley Cat Café and Demetre’s Family Eatery in Stratford, among others, are also participating in Shop for Seniors.

One Care works to ensure cost is not a barrier to receiving the programs and services clients rely on. Many of these programs and services must charge fees but One Care offers subsidy so that those with financial needs are still able to get the services they need. Funds raised go towards clients in need of financial subsidy, and the purchase and maintenance of essential program equipment and facilities such as accessible vans.

More information about the Shop for Seniors fundraiser and participating businesses can be found by visiting www.onecaresupport.ca/shopforseniors.

One Care is a community based, charitable, not-for-profit health organization local to Huron and Perth counties. One Care offers a wide range of essential services to improve quality of life for seniors and older adults with health challenges, as well as caregiver relief. Programs include adult-day programs, assessments and care planning, assisted living, day/overnight respite, friendly visiting, foot care, home at last, home help, in-home personal support, Let’s go Home, Lifeline emergency response, Meals on Wheels, social work, telephone reassurance, transportation and Whirlpool bathing.

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