April - June 2015 Newsletter - Ingersoll Services for Seniors

Ingersoll ‘s 50+ Activity Centre
Ingersoll Services for Seniors
The Interlude
Guide to Services & Recreational Programs for 50+
April, May & June 2015
Senior Services: 519-485-2269
Seniors’ Centre: 519-485-3869
Website Address:
Your Annual
renewal was due
April 1st. Renew at
the front desk
Hours of Operation
Mondays & Thursdays :
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
250 Ingersoll Street South,
Ingersoll, Ontario N5C 3J7
Table of Contents
General Information
Pgs. 3 - 4
Registration Information
Pg. 5
Centre Policies
Pg. 6
Ontario Senior Games Information
Pg. 7
Upcoming Events
Pgs. 8 - 11
Community Events
Pg. 12
Here at the Centre
Pgs. 12 - 17
Community Support Services
Pgs. 18 - 19
Volunteer Opportunities
Pg. 20
Join Us for Lunch
Pg. 21
Groups & Clubs
Pgs. 22 - 26
Computer Classes
Pg. 27
Centre Day Trips
Pg. 28
Pg. 29
Fitness Centre
Pg. 30
Fitness Schedules, Rates, & Class Descriptions
Pgs. 31 - 34
Fitness Programs & Leagues
Pg. 35 - 36
Drop in Programs
Pg. 37
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General Information
Name the Centre Survey
The new name for the Centre,
as selected by you:
Alternate Suggested Titles
Ingersoll’s Always Active Senior Centre (1 vote)
Golden Years Activity Centre (GYAC) (1 vote)
Ingersoll Ageless Activity Centre (1 vote)
72 responses in total
Ingersoll Seniors Activity Ingersoll’s 50+ Activity Ingersoll’s 50+ Centre
Ingersoll’s Activity
Boomer to Zoomer
NEW Contest….
We are looking for a winning logo to represent the entire
organization. The logo should represent both our
Services and Recreation Centre.
The Board of Directors will review all submissions.
In the event that a suitable design is not selected, then the Board
will seek an outside source.
Please submit all designs to the Main Office by June 1st
Executive Director
General Information
Contact Information
Wendy Palen
Senior Services: 519-485-2269
Community Services
Amy Donaldson
Kim Bidwell
Admin Assistant
Dave Knox
Heather Hayman
Cleaning Services
Christine Webber
Jackie Van Trigt &
Joyce Banbury
Volunteer Rental
Ron Harrison
Office Volunteers
Yvonne Wilson
Helen Ferguson
Karen MacKay
Joanne Gamsby
Kathy Thain
Joyce McPherson,
Sue Ewans,
Mary Pinney
Norma Crockett
Senior Centre: 519-485-3869
250 Ingersoll Street South
Ingersoll, Ontario
N5C 3J7
Mailing Address
PO Box 224
N5C 3K5
Board of Directors
Gord Adam
Fred Freeman
Alice Crouse
Mary Pinney
Ken Angus
Don Hillis
Linda Cunningham
Kimble Sutherland
Frank Talbot
Linda Chudiak
Jaci Latford
Members Council
Joanne Gamsby
Meg Walden
Don Hillis
Jaci Latford
Frank Talbot
Betty Price
Betty Barnhill
Staffing Changes…
Janelle Stewart, our Community Services Coordinator, is relocating to
Toronto in the near future. Janelle has brought the excitement of being a new grad,
with new and energetic ideas. We will miss her compassion, kindness, creativity and
vast knowledge of client needs and community services. To Janelle, we all wish you
success and happiness and lots of fun in Toronto.
We have now completed the interview process and have selected Amy Donaldson
as our new Community Services Coordinator. Amy will be working with Janelle to
ensure a seamless transition.
As of March 6th, our Fitness Coordinator Deanna Tasker has moved on and is no
longer with our organization. She brought a wealth of knowledge of fitness and helped
to grow our exercise programs here at the Centre and we wish her all the best in her
future endeavors.
Currently the Staff and Board of Directors are evaluating the staffing structure to
determine what would best compliment our organization.
Registration Information
You may register in person at the Centre for programs & events.
We accept cash or cheques. “Coming Soon...Debit and Credit Card”
Payment is due at time of registration or within 48 hours of registering.
After 48 hours your registration will be deleted.
Instructional Classes: Registration opens 2 weeks prior to the start of the next
session. Please read your dates carefully.
Please register at least one week before the start of the class to ensure it will not
be cancelled.
Instructed classes will not be pro-rated until after the first 2 classes, based on
availability. Missed classes will not be refunded.
Bus trips: Must be paid by the payment date. In the event your trip is cancelled,
a full refund will be issued. If we receive a cancellation after numbers are
confirmed with the bus company, a refund will only be issued if your seat can be
This avoids disappointment in 2 ways: we may
be sold out of the event or we may have to
cancel the event due to insufficient numbers.
This applies to classes, workshops, bus trips etc.
If you register early, we will know how many are
interested. If we do not have enough, we will be
forced to cancel the course/event.
Centre Policies
Handicap Parking Spaces
Please use the designated spaces for the following reasons:
You, the driver requires the parking space due to limited mobility
You and your passengers require the handicap parking space
If you the driver are able bodied but your passenger has mobility issues,
please drop your passenger at the front sidewalk and park elsewhere in the lot.
This will keep the handicap spaces available for those in need.
Free of Harassment Policy
All members have the right :
1. to be treated with respect and to be free from all forms of abuse
2. to comment or raise concerns about the services or programs,
without anyone taking action against you.
“No Scents is Good Sense”……
We all like to smell good, however some of our
members are allergic to our perfume and colognes.
Please keep this in mind when attending programs and events.
Protection of Personal Information & Confidentiality:
As we grow, it is vital and of utmost importance to protect and
be sensitive to personal information. When staff are either on
the phone ,are with a client in their office or in a meeting with
another member, volunteer—please wait in the lobby.
We will be happy to assist you as soon as we are free.
Our Centre has a reputation for being warm and friendly. When new
members arrive at a program or event please introduce yourself and other
members to help them feel welcome.
Ontario Senior Games
District 31
New and Revitalized
The Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA) is a provincial association composed of 41
member Districts offering opportunities to participate in events and activities at the local,
regional and provincial level. With such a great variety for participants 55+, there is an
activity that can be suited for almost everyone who is 55+ across Ontario.
A newly formed committee , eager to bring to life and energy back to the Senior Games in
District 31, have been busy meeting since December.
Listed below are some of the events planned for this year.
Note: at press time, not all events and locations have been officially confirmed
Please Refer to the OSGA Registration Forms, available in Mid April.
5 Pin Bowling (May 20th Ingersoll )
Darts (May 28th Legion Ingersoll)
Progressive Euchre
Contract Bridge
Pickle ball
Horseshoes (Ingersoll Sr Centre June 10th)
Nordic Walking
Bid Euchre
Carpet Bowling (May 13th-Thamesford)
Lawn Bowling
Golf—18 holes
For any questions pertaining to the Senior Games, please Contact Ray Dahl
At 519-425-1245
Registration forms may be picked up from the Senior Centre, Ingersoll Legion
and Ingersoll Bowling Lanes after April 13th
Upcoming Events
8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Also serving delicious
“Bacon on a Bun”
Yard Sale donations welcome.
Donations may be dropped off anytime.
Large items such as furniture may be dropped
off the week of Monday April 13th
(please no clothing items)
Volunteers Needed to Help With:
Set up Day: Friday April 17th
Pre-sorting, table set up, carrying items unpacking, pricing
Sale Day: Saturday April 18th
selling, cashiers, floaters, pack up and clean up.
Please Sign up at the Main Office.
Upcoming Events
Pub Night
Friday June 19
5:30 - 6:30 Happy Hour
6:30 Dinner
Patio Social
Celebrating dedicated
volunteers who contribute
hours of personal time to
make our organization the
success it is.
Invitations to follow.
Please let us know by:
June 12th if you did not
receive an invitation
Nachos and Salsa
Grilled Chicken Shishkabobs
Salad, PB’s French Fries
Dessert, Tea/Coffee
$10 member
$13 guest
Licenced Event
Required by:
Friday June 12th
Spring is nature’s
way of saying,
“let’s party!”
-Robin Williams
Upcoming Events
July 10th, 11th, 12th
Memorial Park
Join us for some country hospitality in our
Canterbury Folk Festival tent to enjoy the sights,
sounds, and all the festival has to offer!
Back by popular demand we will be offering assorted tarts
AND home baked assorted squares
Please call us if you’re able to donate these baked goods.
Please deliver all baking to the Centre no later than Thursday July 10th,
at 3:30 pm or first thing Friday morning.
If possible, please include a list of ingredients,
so we can assist the public in choosing treats.
We will cut and wrap all squares. Please label your
containers to help us out, thank you !!!
We appreciate your help in making this weekend a success.
As part of CFF, our annual Penny Sale is extremely popular!
Your donations of “new” items keep our ticket sellers busy during our 3
days. Donations can be dropped off at the Centre up to July 9th.
Use your imagination—gifts can be for home, garden,
men/ladies/children, gift certificates, tools, etc.
We have many shifts to fill, as well as setup and clean up.
If you’re available, give us a call!
“Garden Party”
Bridge Tournament
Upcoming Events
In Celebration of Mothers
Chocolate Luncheon
Wednesday May 6th
Thursday May 14th
Play begins at 1:00 pm
Presented by:
Rheo Thompson Chocolates
Includes: Refreshments,
dessert, door prizes
and player awards
Chocolate Presentation - 10:00 am
Lunch - 12:00 noon
Please help our co-ordinators
by registering with a partner.
This eases the burden on the
co-ordinators to try to pair
compatible players together.
“We invite all ladies to share advice
Registration required by:
Thursday May 7th
Remember to dress for
the occasion.
Price: $20
Registration required by:
Friday May 1st
or quotes from your Mom”
Here at the Centre
2015-2016 Membership Renewal
Just a reminder about your membership:
Yearly Fee is $30 and is effective from April 1, 2015 – March 31st, 2016
If you were a paid member during April 2014– March 2015 you are still
required to pay the full fee (board policy established 2009) regardless if you
renew at the beginning of the fiscal year or if you wait until later.
Pro-rated memberships are only available to new persons joining for the first
time or if your membership lapsed for over one entire fiscal year.
Fees are due: April 1st , 2015
Grace period ends: May 1st, 2015
After the grace period, your name will be removed from the
membership list. Newsletter will only be distributed to members and new
potential members.
New this year: You will receive a membership card. Keep your card in your
wallet. You may be required to show your card for registration and for drop in
Community Events
Ingersoll Lawn Bowling Club
107 Ann St, Ingersoll
Tuesday’s & Thursdays - 7:00 pm
Great fun and exercise while
enjoying the summer weather.
Flat-soled shoes required.
For further information please
Joanne @ 519-485-4954 or
@ 519-425-0038
Membership Spot Checks
As you know, membership has its privileges
and your cooperation and support of the
centre is appreciated. To that end, staff,
from time to time, may conduct Membership
Spot Checks. Please make sure that your
membership is current and that you carry
your card with you. If you are unsure about
your membership status, please ask the
receptionist on duty during your
visit to the centre.
Family Gatherings?
Why not host it here at the Centre?
Members receive a special
Need it catered?
We do that too!
to Our
Allen Grobe
Arlene Van Meer
Bea Erickson
Blanche Watley
Bob Gooch
Carol McArthur
Cheri Parks
Cor Antonissen
Debra Harley
Doris Gibson
Evanne Ketchabaw
Fred Degan
Gary Van Meer
Gladys Guy
Glen Burrill
Jim Carr
Jurgen Tietz
Kathy Albrough
Kelly Hammond
Lin Carr
Linda Ialenti
Lynda Pillon
Marie Klein
Marilyn Howard
Marilyn Mason
Marion Hamilton
Mary Lou Cole
Mary Spence
Mary White
Merilee Peter
Nancy Mueller
Nancy Pigram
Pamela Courage
Rebecca Phillips
Ron Mueller
Shraon Dunn
Sylvia Mayberry
Vicky Kielesinki
Here at the Centre
Green Thumb Volunteers Needed
We could use a few extra hands to help maintain
our beautiful flower beds.
Currently we have some volunteers who help with the
gardening—but with a few more gardeners, it would certainly be
less time consuming and a lot more back friendly!!
Please let us know if you can help!
June is Senior’s Month 2015
“Vibrant Seniors
Vibrant Communities”
Celebrating your spirit, energy & enthusiasm
Pet Clipping
Call for an appointment. Many
thanks to Kelly Bula for
volunteering her time to keep
your pets happy!
April 10th
Please ask for
May & June dates at
front desk
Fee: $5/member
Local Maple
Syrup for Sale
Shelwood Farms:
1 L $18
West Farms:
500 mL $10
250 mL $5
Available at front desk
All plastic containers
suitable for freezing!
Here at the Centre
All Dressed Up, is a program created by Oxford OPP to assist Grade 8 and
Grade 12 graduating girls with obtaining their grad and prom dresses. We
recognize the costs associated as well as the financial pressure on parents
and students. Our hope is to see every graduating student attend in the
same fashion as others that may be more financially secure. Graduation is a
right of passage and we hate to see anyone miss this due to lack of proper
This is our 8th year and we have assisted more than 200 Oxford County girls.
We have hundreds of donated dress and accessories, plus the assistance of
many local businesses, which help us help others.
This year we are fortunate enough to have partnered with “Ingersoll Services
for Seniors” and will be holding the event at their location at 250 Ingersoll St S
on Thursday April 16th from 4:00-9:00 pm.
We are excited at this partnership and the potential for local seniors to
volunteer and help us on the day of the event.
Information is sent out through the Thames Valley School Board as well as
local services. If you know of anyone who my benefit from this event, please
contact Michelle Murphy from Oxford County OPP at
[email protected] or 519-320-0700
Would you like to help out? Volunteers needed for: hanging dresses, direct
girls to change areas, help with shoes & jewelry and tell the girls they look
Do you have any granddaughters with dresses, accessories taking up
space in their closets?.
Gently used dresses and still in style-no more than 5-7yrs old. They are
cleaned after the girls choose the dress, so some minor stains/problems are
ok. Gently worn dress shoes, jewelry, clutch purses—all welcome
Here at the Centre
“Kelly Kneads” You Massage Therapy Clinic
There is no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of what kind of massage (relaxation,
therapeutic, deep tissue) or the reasons to have a massage a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain
management) massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regime.
Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease
is stress related, and perhaps nothing ages us
faster, internally and externally, than stress. While
eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this
fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can,
without a doubt, help manage stress.
This translates into:
Decreased anxiety
Enhanced sleep quality
Greater energy
Improved concentration
Increased circulation
Reduced fatigue
Clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional
balance bodywork provides can often be as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting a massage frequently can do even
more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can
play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing
year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your
Kelly Kupczyk is a Registered Massage Therapist, a Physiotherapy Assistant, as well as a Certified
Bowen Practitioner. Call Kelly Kneads You Massage Therapy, located within the Seniors Activity
Centre, to book your massage—you can contact Kelley at 226-973-8673
G.R.O.W. Club
The G.R.O.W. Club is a program of all things horticultural.
This FREE program is funded through the United Way of Oxford,
and transportation is provided at no cost.
If you are interested in joining us, we meet every Tuesday morning at the
Ingersoll Seniors’ Centre from 9:30 - 11:00 am
Why join?
Gardening and being outdoors is therapeutic. As individuals get older, access to gardening
and related activities can become increasingly difficult. This Club is an opportunity to
participate in these activities and meet with others.
Does this club fit you or someone you know?
SIGN UP TODAY, limited space available.
Line Dancing
Latin Line Dancing
Pegs & Jokers
Woodcarving Club
Most evening programs
end the week of June 15th
Some exceptions
may apply.
Evening programs will
resume September 10th
Room Temperatures
As you know, our heating/cooling
system is probably more “senior” than
many of you! Remember to bring a
sweater you can put on or off, to keep
you comfortable
during programs.
Here at the Centre
Coffee & Cookies:
just a reminder that your user
fees supports the
Centre and includes a cup of coffee and a cookie.
Cookie Hygiene:
handling cookies for you and others please
use tongs or latex gloves
(staff will supply)
“NEW” Monthly 50/50
Congratulations to our Mach winner:
Vera Clifford
You can’t win if you don’t have a ticket!
Don’t forget to purchase your 50/50 tickets
$1/1 ticket or $2/3 tickets
It’s Movie Time...
Did you know we now have an
extensive collection of great movies?
We have classics, thrillers, adventures,
romantic comedies, drama , Disney and
These movies are all FREE for you to
borrow—with many, many thanks to
VERNE HARVEY, who painstakingly
transferred our video library onto DVD’s.
Verne's’ dedication and perseverance to
help the Centre has taken him on a 3
year journey!!
We can’t thank him enough!!
Here at the Centre
March 20th was “International Happiness Day”
We asked members attending the Centre that day, to write us a brief message.
Here is what you had to say...
It's Pub Night and my daughter is coming with me!!
The sun is out and all the snow is melting.
The sun shines.
I am here after three battles with cancer. Also I'm able to go out and participate in different activities and
meet a lot of very interesting seniors.
I'm going to play cards.
The sun is shining.
I'm happy because I'm here.
Over 80 and still going strong, thanks to the centre!!
The sun is out!
I woke up smiling this morning.
Still breathing.
The snow in my yard is almost gone!
Because it is my husbands birthday and he is older than me!
I'm happy because Kim told me.
I have a roof over my head and food in my stomach, I'm just happy to be here.
I have red shoes that fit.
We did Zumba.
I got a cheque in the mail and it didn't bounce.
I'm happy to be alive.
There's no reason not to be.
It's pub night.
My girl friend who has cancer - several operations, chemo, radiation and leg amputation is still alive.
I get to be with all of you.
Tonight is pub night.
It's pub night.
People do nice things for you.
Everyone at the seniors centre is so nice.
My tulips and daffodils are up!! Must be SPRING.
I have so many good friends.
I live in Canada.
I have the joy of the Lord every day.
Because of double digits.
The sun is shining and it is Friday.
My true love and I have been together for a year.
I have a family I am proud of and I still have reasonably good health.
I'm alive! I love what I do and the people in my life.
The Seniors Centre is here!!
I was able to get out of bed!
I am here!
I am living with my family...most unusual.
I was able to ride out for the first time since early December and the new puppy slept through the night
Community Support Services
Helping You Maintain Your Independence
Our drivers will escort you to and from
doctors’ appointments, the grocery
store, social visits,
downtown and out-of-town.
The fees are reasonable!
Call to book a drive today!
Meals on Wheels in Ingersoll
A hot meal delivered to your own home at
noon Monday through Friday.
Meals can accommodate
low sodium, diabetic, high calorie,
pureed, minced diets and more!
Interested in Thamesford meal delivery for
you or others? Speak with Janelle.
Want a night off cooking?
Frosty Meals
Try our NEW menu items!
Lemon Chicken, Ginger Beef,
Apple Braised Pork
& Vegetarian Chili
Not sure what to cook? Always eating the
same thing? These are not your average TV
dinners. They are delicious, healthy and made
with the highest quality ingredients. Frosty
Meals accommodate many diets including low
sodium, diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian,
low fat, & low calorie.
Grocery Buddy
If you are needing assistance
with grocery shopping give us a
call. We can set you up with a
reliable individual to make sure
you have nutritious and fresh
food all winter long.
Small fee for service.
Please call for more details.
A friendly phone chat can
help to brighten your day.
If you or a loved one
could benefit from a
conversation and
security check,
let us know!
Community Support Services
75 + Diner’s Club
Join us each month for a nutritious and affordable meal at a central
location on pre-arranged days. Program includes entertainment and social
activities. Transportation to and from the club can be arranged.
Lunch served at 12 noon.
Thursday April 23rd at Legion
Thursday May 21st at Christian Reform
Monday June 15th at Senior Centre
Home Help & Maintenance Services
We can help connect you with reliable individuals to hire for
various services for a reasonable rate. Services include:
House keeping
Yard Work
Odd Jobs
Personal Care
Grocery Shopping
And more!
Call us today!
Help With Forms
We carry CPP, OAS, GIS &
Passport forms.
We also have access to
other Government forms.
We are happy to
provide you with these forms and
will help you file them if you
require assistance.
All for FREE!
Foot Care Clinic
Give your feet the care they
deserve! Join us at the Centre each
Tuesday for our foot clinic. Call and
reserve your spot today!
Cost is $22.00 subsidized by the
United Way of Oxford
Note: In-home foot care also
available for $25.00.
Helping You Maintain Your Independence
Help us Celebrate...
Volunteer Opportunities
National Volunteers Week
April 12th-18th
Help is recognize, celebrate, and
thank our many volunteers that are
the foundation of our organization.
We want to acknowledge you this
week and all year through, we
couldn’t do it without you!
Yard Sale Volunteers
We need volunteers for our annual
yard sale. Please see page 8 for
Canterbury Folk Festival
Volunteers needed for our tent at the
Festival. More information on how you
can help on page 10.
Rural Volunteer Drivers
Live in Thamesford, Embro, Salford, or
another rural community outside of
Ingersoll? Consider becoming a volunteer
driver for Ingersoll Services for Seniors.
Drive older adults to appointments, errands,
or social visits. Paid for mileage.
Call if you have any questions.
Dining Room Volunteers Needed
We need you !
Volunteers to help with Wednesday lunches,
special events, rentals and luncheons.
Please let us know if you can help.
needed to assist
older adults with
groceries over
winter months.
This is a needed
service in
Ingersoll and
Small fee for
Rotary Kitchen
needed for volunteer shifts
every other Thursday.
reduce our costs,
which in turn
helps to maintain
lower fees.
Thank you to all
our volunteers!
Join Us For Lunch
Wednesday LUNCHES
at 12:00 noon
$8 includes entrée, vegetable, salad,
bread, dessert, tea or coffee
Reservations required by Tuesdays at 4:00 pm
No Tax
No Tip
Great Deal!
Turkey Tetrazzini
Honey Mustard Chicken
Roast Beef
Homemade Soup, 1/2 Ham & Cheese
Sandwich, Salad
Ladies Luncheon
Chicken A la King
Beef Bourguignon
Ham,& twice baked potatoes
Hamburgers & Salads
BBQ Ribs
24 No Lunch Today-Volunteer Appreciation
See pg. 11
See pg. 9
Groups & Clubs
Carving Club
Looking to learn carving basics?
This is a good place to start.
Great instruction and know how.
Already know the basics?
Advance your knowledge and learn from
each other.
Monday & Thursday’s
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday morning
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Member $2.50/class
(Materials extra)
(Note: you must be a centre member
to enjoy our woodshop)
Woodshop Meeting
Wednesday April 22nd
1:30 pm
A quick refresher on shop
procedures, as well as any
new ideas to keep things
running smoothly
We would encourage all shop users
to join us and members interested in
knowing more about the shop.
Instructor: Steve Hibbard
Are you one of those people
who are just need to know how
things work below the surface?
Are you curious about the
“digital” workings of a
If enough interest is shown, we could host
a class in the Fall which would look at the
building blocks of computers and the
electronic theory behind computer
This would be a hands on course, including
all necessary kits, boards, timers, switches,
wiring etc.– everything necessary to build
representative parts of a computer.
If interested, please let the Main Office
know before June 12th
Do you have items at home
in need of minor repairs?
Do you have a small project
you need built?
Ask us….we have woodworkers
who may be able to help you.
Fee is minimal and all money
comes back to the Centre
Groups & Clubs
Knit-Crochet & Chat
Thursdays at 1:00 pm
Knitting and crocheting for all
levels. Beginners to advanced
helping each other!
Upcoming Special Bingos
Queen for the Day
Wednesday May 13th
Celebrating Victoria Day
Current Affairs
Friday @ 1:00 pm
Don’t coast through your leisure
years….it’s all about
Travel, Current Affairs, World
& Social Issues
Fee: $1.50/member
Canada Day Bingo
Wednesday June 24th
Wear your red & white proudly
Greeting Card Workshop
Tuesday May 12th @ 1:00 pm
A few spaces still available for this
very popular workshop.
No experience required.
Registration required
by: April 30th
Keep your brain
cells active!
Wednesdays at 1:30 pm
Darts are back!!
Join us on Mondays
beginning at 10:00 am
Some darts are available for use, but if
you have your own, please bring them
along. No experience needed.
Drop In fee: $1.50/member
Thursday Afternoons @ 2 pm
Lessons are currently underway.
However, please let us know if you are
interested-we would love to keep this
as a regular program
Groups & Clubs
Walking Club
Our Walking Club is suited for
all levels of walkers!
All routes can be modified and/or
shortened for all levels.
Walks begin @ 9:00 am unless
otherwise stated.
Note: walks are subject to change. If
you are new and would like to join us,
please call the day before and let us
know you plan to join us.
Walks marked with “ * ”
means car pool from the Centre.
New this summer
“Beach Walks!”
“The Overtones”
Seniors’ Centre Choir
Do you enjoy singing
and sharing the gift of music
with others?
Our Centre choir has been
entertaining and sharing their love
of music with others for almost 20
New members always welcome
Note: Choir breaks for the summer
April 1
April 8*
Bakery Café
Springbank Park,
April 15 Cheese Museum
April 22* Thamesford with Janelle
April 29* Springwater
May 6
Senior Centre
May 13* Dorchester Mill Pond
May 20* Beach Walk-Port Dover
Departing at 8:15 am
May 27
June 3* Stratford
June 10 McDonalds
June 17* Beach Walk– meet at
Centre—confirm time
June 24
Join us Thursday evenings
@ 7:00 pm
for a game that challenges
you and can irritate
your friends!!
New players always
& free lessons
Groups & Clubs
“New” Ladies Billiards
Tuesday mornings
10 am – 12 pm
Are you a pool shark?
Always wanted to be a pool shark
– but the pool rooms
wouldn’t let you in?
Well no more!! Tuesday mornings
are just for the ladies.
We have a lively
crew of ladies have
a great time and
making lots of noise!
ART DROP IN is a social art club with
emphasis on peer teaching and
sharing of painting techniques.
Everyone has a creative side and Art
Drop-In is for individuals at all skill levels.
Not sure if you can do this? Drop in and meet
the group. They will share tips on the basic
techniques and basic equipment to purchase
(supply cost for beginners
is very minimal).
Pat Ellerton is your “Art Coach.”
Art Drop In is for all levels of painters –
beginner to advance. It’s all about sharing
knowledge, relaxing and the enjoyment.
Every Wednesday
afternoon @ 1:00 pm
$1.50/member $2.50/non-member
D.O.T. Club
“Dining Out Together”
We have a long list of places to try
and more keep coming in!!
Plan to join us – its fun, you meet new
people and try new food and places.
How it works: Register in advance
at the Main Office by the registration
date listed. We make a group
Car Pooling: the system is casual
most members are happy to offer a
ride if you need one- please let us
know before hand.
Saturday May 30th
Waltzing Weasel Pub
12:00 noon
(reservations required by May 22nd)
Friday June 26th
Old Marina Restaurant
5:30 pm
Puslinch Lake, Cambridge
(reservations required by June 19th)
Canadian History
Wake up your brain on
Tuesday mornings with
more than just coffee!
Tuesdays @ 9:30 am
Fee: $1.50/member
Groups & Clubs
The 3 Thursday of each
month @ 2:00 pm
A new club for those looking to break
out of the boredom of cooking &
baking. Please join us at any of the
upcoming meetings:
April 16 : Your Best Ever
Chocolate Chip Cookies
May 21st: Salads
(as a side or entrée)
June18th: Spreads & Dips
At each meeting, a photo is taken of all of
our delicious dishes and recipes are
collected. The Club is creating an ongoing recipe book—containing tried and
tasted recipes. Who knows...this could
become our 20th Anniversary Cook Book!!
Senior Centre Library
Drop by our Library and pick up
some great books, DVDs, puzzles
and more!
And don’t forget
about our
computer café
-available for all
Free internet and Wifi
We meet the first Tuesday of each
month (some exceptions may apply).
Guests are members and friends &
family of members. The Travel Club is a
great place to gain information on
potential destinations or just to listen to
adventures of others.
April 7th: Gardens & Castle of Britian
Cathy & Ernie Wilson
May 5th: Mystery Destination
Dave McKenzie
June 2nd: Ethiopia
Jim Rule
$2.50/non member
Book Club
Are you a passionate reader?
Do you love sharing a
great new read?
Enjoy the love of reading with
good conversation.
Our next book is:
“Heading Out to
By Robert Goolrick
New book
lovers welcome!
Computer Classes
One on One
Computer Classes
Private &/or semi-private lessons
now available.
We will focus just on “YOU” to take
you to your next level.
Photography Classes
“Point and Shoot and DSLR”
How it works
Prepare a list of what you would like to learn
or need help with. Let us know what type of
computer you have or if you own a laptop or
IPAD. If so, please bring it with you.
Book your appointment at the office a
minimum of 1 week in advance of each class.
24-hr cancellation notice required.
Call us to book an appointment,
Learn How to Transfer
your VHS to DVD’s
Do you have some favourite videos or
home movies that you can no longer
enjoy because your VCR doesn’t work?
This workshop will teach you the 3 steps
needed to Capture-Edit and Burn those
favourite movies onto DVD’s.
Wednesday April 29th
Composition, lighting, movement,
shadows, developing yourself
or order on line—pros and cons
Picasa using a USB stick
Includes recommendations on
upgrading, popular brands, most
user friendly brands
Tuesday May 12th & Tuesday 26th
2:00 - 4:00 pm
$20/member $30/non-member
Please pre-register by Friday May 8th
You will have time between the two classes
to practice new techniques and bring
Save yourself some cash…
Cellphone , Internet Cable,
data vs Wi-Fi,
Travelling with your cell phone,
Netflix, & Shomi ,
Reducing cable costs,
Tips and tricks for cellphone,
Question and answer to follow
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Thursday May 21st
This is a FREE workshop
courtesy of Verne Harvey
But please let us know if you
plan to attend by April 24th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $15 member $20/non member
Please pre-register by May 14th
Bus Trips
Huron County Playhouse
Wednesday July 8th
3 days, 2 nights
Enjoy this fantastic production filled
with music, dancing, fame, fortune and
Members: $101.00
Guests: $111.00
Transportation, Lunch at Aunt
Gussies and matinee performance
June 7th- 9th
Come along for a 3 day getaway
exploring our stunning capital city!
With an included city tour, canal
cruise, admission to the Museum of
History and a visit to the
Diefenbunker, we will see some of the
very best of Ottawa.
You won’t want to miss it!
To book this trip, please contact Great Canadian.
Registration required by:
Wednesday, June 3rd
Niagara on the Lake
Day Away
Mystery Trip
Wednesday October 14
Thursday September 10th
Your day includes:
You know the drill...we can’t
tell you where we’re going—
but you know your day will
have something for everyone.
Sightseeing, attractions,
lunch and more!
$65/member $70/guests
Tuesday September 22nd
“Chocolate FX”
Tour this unique chocolate shop
Time to shop and sample included
Free Time
for shopping and lunch
Palatine Hills Estate Winery
Enjoy a tour and tasting of
white, red and ice wine
Members $54 Guests: $59
Wednesday August 26th
“Garden Party”
Bridge Tournament
Thursday May 14th
Play begins at 1:00 pm
More info on page 11
Monday: Aaron Bittorf - 6220
Tuesday: Jean Smith - 7420
Wednesday: Doug Eckel - 7890
Friday: Doug Eckel - 7080
Monday: Peggy Johnston - 6530
Tuesday: Mike Humphrey - 5880
Wednesday: Elmer Teale - 7140
Friday: Elmer Teale - 6690
Be sure to check out Mah Jong,
a new game to the Centre. 23
Bid Euchre
High Lady: Sheryl Houston - 308
High Man: David Waytwich - 334
High Lady: Gladdy Legget - 317
High Man: Elmer Teale - 326
High Score
Betty Yetman - 222
Total Large Peppers - 5
High Score
Bob Connor - 221
Do you have a great idea for a program,
event, bus trip, fitness class?
Is there anything you would like to see
changed or improved at the Centre?
Let us know…..we’re always looking for
new ideas and ways to become better!
Fitness Centre
Did You
Know? With
a current
the Fitness
Centre is only
An Extra
Fitness Centre
Join The Fitness Centre Today!
We are proud of our new fitness rooms and want
to keep our floors and equipment clean and the
area tidy. There are several ways you can help,
such as wearing proper indoor footwear (remove
your outside shoes when in the fitness rooms) and
when you are finished using the equipment
(weights, resistance bands, mats..etc.) please use
the sanitizer wipes to clean the equipment.
This helps to prevent the spread of germs and
bacteria that cause illness.
Hours of Operation:
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All participants must be members &
have attended an orientation session
prior to 1st workout.
New monitoring camera installed in the fitness centre
This is for your safety while you are working out!
Customized Exercise Programs for active
adults are available at an additional cost of $45.00
If you haven’t yet seen your health care provider for medical
clearance, you should go for a complete physical for a full
understanding of your health status and general fitness before
we create a fitness program for you.
This medical clearance will also help to prevent injuries.
Call for more information.
Fitness Schedule
Monday April 27th - Friday June 19th
Registration Opens on Monday April 13th at 9:00 am
* = Drop In Classes
10:00 - 6:00
Fitness Room
8:30 - 4:00
Fitness Room
Fitness Room
8:30 - 7:30
Fitness Room
8:30- 4:00
Fitness Room
*Yoga Fit*
Taiost Tai Chi
Back Again
9:00 - 10:00
New Class
New Time
New Instructor
*Walking Club*
*TBW Level 2*
*Nordic Pole
On hold temporarily
*Wii Fit
Drop In
Returns in Fall
10:30 –11:30
Gentle Yoga
Gentle Yoga
Zumba Gold
(must have experience
9:30 - 10:45
Stress Relief &
Returning in the Fall
Zumba & Weights
TBW Level 1*
Combined Fitness
1:00 –2:00
Tap Class
Dancing Diva
Restorative Yoga
(Limited to 8
10:30 am
Intermediate Line
Beginner Clogging
11:00 –12:00
Low Impact
Cardio Muscle &
Stretch PLUS
Men’s Body Blast &
Hydro Yoga
(6 week session)
5:15 –6:15
12:15 - 1:15
Restorative Yoga
(Limited to 8
*Ping Pong*
6:15 –7:00
Line Dancing
Hula Hoop Fitness
Line Dancing
For All Levels
6:30 - 8:00
Latin Line Dancing
Hot Yoga &
Fitness Rates
Fitness Rates
Session Length
8 Week Session
Registered Programs
Non- Member
7 Week Session
6 Week Session
Drop-In Classes
$38.50 paid in advance
$52.50 paid in advance
Yoga Fit (7 week session)
Total Body Workout
Nordix Pole Walking
Walking Club
Fitness Centre
Must be a member to use Fitness Centre
Fitness Class Descriptions
Fitness Class Descriptions
Low Impact Classes
Hula Hoop Fitness
Described as “a fun way to get fit.” Hula Hooping Fitness can help whittle off
inches from your waistline, while simultaneously being an effective aerobic
Low Impact Cardio,
Muscle, and
Strength PLUS
Fun filled class which combines weight lifting with low cardio to blast away the
calories. ... This low impact class is ideal for everyone at all skill levels.
Total Body
We’ll help you strengthen your entire body during this 60 minute group fitness
Workout TBW Level class. We use tubes, bands, free weights, body bars and medicine balls. Great
class for all fitness levels
Total Body
TBW Level 2
A great aerobic workout for all levels of fitness ability. Don’t be frightened off
by the level 2. This class includes cardio, strengthening, balance and
stretching. All with music and props
Dance Classes
A 60 minute group exercise class that includes a little of everything. Zumba
Toning, Zumba Step and Unleash Your Inner Diva with Flirty Girl Fitness. Flirty
Girls are happier, healthier, empowered woman :)
Taoist Tai Chi
Improve your health, reduce your stress, improve your balance and
achieve greater flexibility
Clog dancing is easy to learn, requires no special shoes or equipment and
needs no partner. It is great exercise, builds up your stamina and helps
improve your balance. Plus, it’s just great fun and a wonderful way to make
new friends!
Intermediate Latin Come feel the rhythm, passion and energy of the Latin Line Dancing. Burn the
Line Dancing
floor to vibrant, motivating and energizing music: Merengue, Rumba, Mambo
and Tango
Three Levels
Beginner: Join this class for a fun way to get fit. Learn new dances to popular
Intermediate: During this moderate intensity, low impact group fitness class,
we’ll teach you the latest moves with a variety of modern music.
All Levels: a fun class for everybody!
This class is held at the Diamond Dance Centre at 144 Whiting Street. This low
impact class is designed for all levels and will teach you the basic moves and
Fitness Class Descriptions
Fitness Class Descriptions
Men’s Class
Men’s Body Blast
& Stretch
A group workout using weights — and sometimes cross-training — to build up
different muscle groups. The workout combines running, interval training and
strength exercises. This great cardio workout builds stamina and strength!!
Zumba Classes
Zumba Gold
This is a fun energetic and exciting fitness class. Latin and popular music
combined with Latin and salsa dancing. Less intense than regular Zumba
Zumba & Weights This is a fun energetic and exciting fitness craze. Latin and popular music
combined with Latin and salsa dancing.
Yoga Classes
Reduce stress, improve flexibility and balance, muscle tone and increase your
sense of well being. Perhaps you’ve never tried yoga and you’re nervous
because you aren’t flexible, yet at the same time you are curious… Maybe you
have done yoga and thought it wasn’t for you or you just want a gentler and
slower-paced class.
Hot Yoga
Hatha Yoga in a room heated to approximately 37° C Suitable for all levels of
experience. It stretches and strengthens every muscle, ligament, tendon and
joint in the body. It works the cardiovascular and circulatory systems,
massages your internal organs and stimulates the nervous system. It also helps
with pain relief.
Hydro Yoga
Hydro Yoga takes the principles and movements of Yoga and adapts them to
the water environment. It strengthens and tones the body while relieving
tensions and renewing energy.
Is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental, and emotional relaxation with
the aid of props. It can also help you recover from illness and injury or overcome
emotional depression and anxiety.
Stress Relief with
Learn about different forms of meditation as week. This class will have short
meditations, light yoga to open the body (who can sit for an hour without
moving) and some discussion. Wash the stress of your day away!
Yoga is for everyone. No matter what age you are or what condition you are in
you can experience the health benefits of yoga.
Yoga Fit
Designed to improve health and performance. Yoga Fit delivers a practical
user friendly style for individuals of any level.
Fitness Programs & Leagues
Dancing Diva “FREE” Demonstration Class
Friday April 10
10:30 - 11:00 am
Dance and Fitness combined for a fun
way to exercise, improve posture,
upper body strength and overall fitness,
while singing and dancing to
choreographed routines to an array of
music from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.
“NEW” Dancing Diva Fitness Class
Friday’s 10:30 - 11:30 am
8 week Session beginning May 1st - June 19th
$44/member/8 weeks $60/non-members/8 weeks
Pre-registration available from April 13th - April 24th
Requires a minimum of: 5 for class to run
Fitness Orientation
Hike...Pole Walk
Need a refresher? Are you
unfamiliar with the exercise
equipment in our fitness Centre?
Join us for a free orientation.
Please leave us your name
at the Main Office.
Wednesday May 20th
Members Only
Car Pool leaving Centre @ 8:15 am
Two options to choose form:
Walking from Port Dover
On the Lyn Valley Trail
Cycle from Simcoe to Dover
and back again
Lunch at the Erie Beach Hotel
Cost: $1.50/member $2.50/non member
Car pool fee to driver
Pre register by: Wed. May 13th
“No matter how slow
you go, you are still
lapping everybody
on the couch”
Fitness Programs & Leagues
Golf League
It’s that time of year again!
Monday Golf League is back!
Golf Dates and Locations:
April 20th - Woodstock Meadows
April 27th - Sally Creek (9)
May 4th - East Park Gardens
May 11th - Tillsonview Fairways
May 18th - Down Below
Practices will start in May
depending on weather.
Please let us know if you
want to be part of the team!
Lots of fun and minimal
May 25th - Sally Creek
June 1st - River Valley
June 8th - Woodstock Meadows
June 15th - Springview Farm
June 22nd - Wacky Golf Stonehaven
June 29th - Down Below
Something to Keep in Mind:
New Golfer?
Let us know,
so we can add you
to our group email list
and answer
questions on
locations etc.
Think Positively
Exercise Daily
Eat Healthy
Work Hard
Stay Strong
Worry Less
Dance More
Love Often
Be Happy
Drop In Programs