Seniors Centre

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Open to individuals age 50 or older.

 November  & december - News & Views


Senior Centre Hours: 

Monday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon (closed over the lunch hour) 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Memberships and Renewals

HOW TO JOIN:

  • Members must be age 50 or over
  • The membership fee is $25.00 (includes GST) per person
  • Membership renewal is every January
  • If you would like to become a member, please drop by the Lions Senior Centre, attached to the FlightExec Centre during regular office hours, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dorchester - Programs
433 Euchre

Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Acrylic Painting Lessons
  • This new, exciting Program will be instructed by artist Susan Graham.
  • These 6 classes will cover different techniques & ways of using acrylic paints with various subject matter.  Sometimes you’ll paint on paper, other times on canvas and you’ll also learn about pencil drawing/sketching. 
Bid Euchre
  • Thursday's 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
  • Prizes to be won
Bingo 
  • Every Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. using the WOW program (over the phone), join in on the fun and interact with people from home while playing bingo. BINGO cards are provided and can either be picked up at the Centre or dropped off at your home. There aren’t any prizes but the winners get bragging rights!

    • Dial 226-781-4229

    • Enter the 6-digit PASSCODE 329268 then press #
    • Record your name or just stay on the line then press #
Bus Trips
  • Bus trips are run monthly and can be found in the newsletter or by contacting Karen Gress
Carpet Bowling - Resuming in the Fall. 
  • This game is similar to lawn bowling but it’s indoors.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • $2.00 for members/ $4.00 for non-members.
Chair Yoga
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • TUESDAY WOW (over-the-phone) with certified yoga instructor Jodi Marissen
  • THURSDAY in person with certified yoga instructor April

    WOW - STEPS TO CONNECT
    1. Dial 226-781-4229
    2. Enter the 6-digit PASSCODE 524632 then press #
    3. Record your name or just stay on the line then press #
  • Benefits of chair yoga: increases circulation, strengthens muscles, increases flexibility, lubricates joints, improves range of motion & mobility, improves balance, eliminates toxins, calms the mind/relaxation and improves concentration.
Computer Lessons
  • Janis Baines is offering to make house calls to help people with connecting with family and friends through Skype (video call) or other conference meeting apps and to help with general computer/device issues.

  • Please let us know if you are interested and we will have Janis contact you.

  • Cost: $20.00/hour

Craft Group (Craft and Chat)
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - scheduled periodically
  • Participants of this class will make decorations or party favours for the centre events i.e. Hot Meals, Socials etc. 
  • Instructor: Karen Gress
DrumFit
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Cost of $50.00 for members & $60.00 for non-members. We encourage participants to sign up for the entire 8-week session.
  • DrumFIT is a fast-paced, non-competitive fitness program that combines music, movement, and drumming. We only have one rule: YOU MUST HAVE FUN! It is guaranteed to leave you smiling, inspired, and wanting more!
  • Drumsticks, exercise balls and bases all provided for this class.
  • Certified DrumFit Instructor: Diana Schiedel.
Gentle Yoga
  • Tuesday 11:00 am. - 12:00 p.m. in the Arena Auditorium, Dorchester
  • 8 week course is $40.00 for members/ $50.00 for non-members
  • Join certified instructor, Bonnie Di Bernardo
  • Bonnie leads you through a gentle yoga class which includes yoga poses modified to individual's needs, gentle movement sequences to help improve the body's movement patterns, yogic breath techniques, and guided relaxation.
Guitar Lessons
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (1 ½ hour) Every Wednesday
  • Learn to play the guitar with “Guitar Buddy”
  • Cost of $55.00 members/$65.00 non-members
  • Bring your own guitar or borrow one from the instructor: Diana Schiedel
Hot Meals
  • Second Wednesday of every month (unless listed otherwise) 12 noon in the Arena Auditorium
  • $15.00 for a full course meal including dessert & tea/coffee and entertainment
  • Purchase tickets as soon as possible by dropping by the Centre or reserve your tickets by contacting Karen Gress
Kurling

Resuming in the fall 2022

Line Dancing 
  • BEGINNERS LINE DANCING – 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Learn the basic steps. Stay for the 9 a.m. class to try out the steps you’ve learnt.

 

  • BEGINNERS PLUS LINE DANCING - 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Come out for a few laughs and learn a few new moves every Thursday.

Cost: $20.00 for members & $30.00 for non-members. Pay as you go $4.00 for members and $6.00 for non-members.​​

Pickleball

Pickleball is located in the gymnasium at the FlightExec Centre.

  • Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
  • For members only.  
  • Admission: $2.00 daily fee. 
  • Paddles and balls are provided during the program.
Pilates
  • In person Pilates Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • In person Pilates Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • COST
    • $80.00 for members and $90.00 for non-members for an 8 week session.
    • Pay-as-you-go is $10.00 for members and $12.00 for non-members.
    • If you register for twice a week the cost is $150.00 for members and $160.00 for non-members
  • Instructor: Laura Lea Devine. 
  • Pilates is a method of exercise endorsed by physicians for almost a century.  It has become one of today’s most sought after workouts that helps strengthen and condition muscles, reduce and eliminate back ache, dramatically improves posture, flexibility and balance as well as getting you on your way to long, lean, toned muscles and a flat stomach.  Call (519) 268-2025 for more information.
Pole Walking

Walk your way to fitness every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the arena walking track.  The cost is pay-as-you-go $2.00 for members & $4.00 for non-members.

What is Urban Poling? Urban Poling is a sport that combines the aerobic and strength building benefits of cross-country skiing with walking.  This class is held in the Dorchester arena auditorium (walking track) or outside weather permitting.  Urban Pole Walking is a full body, cardio-muscular exercise.  Benefits include: 20-40% higher caloric expenditure for weight loss, 25% increased cardiovascular workout, highly effective for core muscle strengthening, reduced impact on knee/hip joints and increased stability & balance.

Senior Choir

New voices are always welcome in this choir.  If you enjoy singing come and join this fun group every Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with Mary Kaiser as the leader/pianist.

Shuffleboard 
  • Monday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Arena Auditorium
  • $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members.  It's lots of fun!  For more information call (519) 268-2025.
Stitch and Chatter Club

Join this lively, social group for a fun afternoon of crafts from 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.. You are welcome to quilt, sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch etc. Bring your favourite craft to work on. If you’d like to learn to quilt, there are lots of helpers here to give you a hand. You don’t have to be a pro crafter, just come out to have fun, stitch away and have a chat with the gang. (except the 1st Monday of the month when the group Sews for Cancer). The cost is $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members per class. Marlene McKnight is the organizer of this class. Join “The Ragged Edge Quilters” Guild.

WOW Meditation/ Breathing
  • Monday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Instructor June Ross leads you through an essiential blend of Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation and breathing for your toolbox of life skills.

WOW – STEPS TO CONNECT
1. Dial 1-866-279-1594

2. Enter the 6-digit PASSCODE 524632#

3. Record your name or just stay on the line, then press #

  • Free for members
Thorndale Senior's Group

The Thorndale seniors meet the third Wednesday of every month at 2:30 p.m. at the Thorndale Library. These "Wonderful Wednesdays" feature a guest speaker or entertainment and delicious light refreshments. For more information call 519-461-1150.

Women's Drumming Circle *NEW*
  •  1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Arena Auditorium
  • Cost $10.00
  • Taught by Shelia Shorrel 
Zumba
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Dorchester arena Auditorium
  • Instructor Ellen Johnson
  • 8 week sessions $40.00 members/ $50.00 non-members or pay as you go $7.00

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Thorndale - Programs
Beginners Line Dancing 
  • Wednesday's 9:00 am - 10:00 am in the Gymnasium
  • Come out for a few laughs and learn a few new moves with Karen

  • 8 – week session is $20.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members

Carpet Bowling
  • Returning in the Fall 2022

Chair Yoga
  • Benefits of chair yoga: increases circulation, strengthens muscles, increases flexibility, lubricates joints, improves range of motion & mobility, improves balance, eliminates toxins, calms the mind/relaxation and improves concentration.
  • In Person Chair Yoga on Thursday’s in the Lion’s Room from 11:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. $5.00 for members / $6.25 for non/members
  • Chair Yoga WOW (over-the-phone) Tuesday 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. FREE until end of September

WOW - STEPS TO CONNECT

  1. Dial 1-866-279-1594
  2. Enter the 6-digit PASSCODE 524632 then press #
  3. Record your name or just stay on the line then press #
DrumFit
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. 

  • Cost of $50.00 for members & $60.00 for non-members. We encourage participants to sign up for the entire 8-week session.

  • DrumFIT is a fast-paced, non-competitive fitness program that combines music, movement, and drumming. We only have one rule: YOU MUST HAVE FUN! It is guaranteed to leave you smiling, inspired, and wanting more!

  • Drumsticks, exercise balls and bases all provided for this class. Certified DrumFit Instructor: Diana Schiedel.

Euchre
  • Tuesday's 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Meeting Room #1
  • Cost $2.00 for members and $4.00 non-members
Mat Yoga
  • Thursdays 12:45 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. in Lions room

  • 8 week course is $40.00 for members/ $50.00 for non-members or pay-as-you-go is $7.00 for members and $9.00 for non-members
  • Join certified instructor, April
  • April will lead you through yoga poses modified to individual's needs, gentle movement sequences to help improve the body's movement patterns, yogic breath techniques, and guided relaxation.
Guitar Lessons
  • Returning in the Fall 2022
Kurling
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. in the gym.

  • Kurling is a form of the original curling game but adapted so that it can be played indoors in a sports hall, rather than on ice.

  • Cost is $2.00 for members/$4.00 for non-members.

Tai Chi 
  • Details coming soon
Shuffleboard
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
  • Cost is $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members.
  • Shuffleboard is an exciting game played by people of all ages for fun and exercise. We’ll be playing indoors at the Community Centre Gym every Thursday afternoon.

For Questions Contact:

Karen Gress

Job Title
Senior Centre Coordinator
Department
Community Services & Facilities
Telephone
Extension
ext. 708