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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS AND ACTIVITIES

This Week and Next:

August 14, 2015 – Bingo! Sponsored by the Mount Brydges Lioness,  the games begin at 1 pm and run until 3:30 pm. All proceeds go to support community activities.

August 21, 2015 – Bingo! Sponsored by the SASCC,  the games begin at 1 pm and run until 3:30 pm. All proceeds go to support the Seniors’ Centre.

Membership forms for the coming 2015-2016 season will available at the Centre’s front desk on Tuesday, August 04, 2015. Cost to join remains the same as last year.

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Activities

MONDAY

VON SMART Exercise, high mobility class, 8:45-10:00 am – Take part in light exercise. Qualified volunteer instructors. Please drop in or call the VON office: (519) 245-3170 for more information.

VON Foot Care Clinic – Please call to schedule an appointment with VON: (519) 245-3170. Clinic is held every 2nd Monday of each month.

VON SMART Exercise, low mobility class, 11:30-12:30 am – Take part in light exercise. Qualified volunteer instructors. Please drop in or call the VON office: (519) 245-3170 for more information.

Billiards (Snooker/Pool) – Friends gather for an enjoyable game.

New Horizons Card Party, 1:30-3:00 pm – Hosted by the Strathroy New Horizons Group. Takes place in the RBC Lounge.

Round Dancing, 6:15-7:15 pm – Non-competitive couples recreation associated with square dancing. Dancers lead through choreographed routines (waltz, two-step, etc.) by verbal prompts. Everyone is welcome. Contact Stan McKeen at (519) 666-1029 or e-mail smckeen@execulink.com. Cost is $5.00 per couple per night.

Strathroy Swinging Duos, 7:30-10:00 pm – A modern square dance club offering fun, friendship and exercise to music.  Everyone is welcome. Contact Pat & Gisele Lavigne at (519) 264-2283 or e-mail plavigne@bellnet.ca . Cost is $6.00 per person per night.

Strathroy & District Historical Society, 7:00-9:00 pm – Society meetings are open to the public every third Monday except June, July and August. Held in the RBC Lounge.

TUESDAY

Probus Club of Strathroy and Area, 10:00-11:30 am – Probus is an association of retired and semi-retired men and women who have joined together in autonomous clubs around the world. The group meets the second Tuesday of every month.

Billiards (Snooker/Pool) – Friends gather for an enjoyable game.

Beginners’ Bridge, 10:00 – 11:30 am – Come and learn a great game, develop new skills and meet new friends. Classes are split into two parts – one for true beginners and one for the more advanced brushing up on their game.

This activity is inactive at the moment, and requires enough interested people before classes will be scheduled again – phone and leave your name and phone number if you are interested.

VON SMART Exercise, low mobility class, 11:30-12:30 pm – Take part in light exercise. Qualified volunteer instructors. Please drop in or call the VON office: (519) 245-3170 for more information.

Soup and Sandwich Lunch, 11:30 am-12:45  pm – This is a social time without the hustle and bustle of a busy restaurant. The Centre welcomes members and non-members alike to a hearty lunch of soups and sandwiches. Of course, all of that and more – salads, desserts, and hot and cold beverages – served at reasonable prices.

Writers’ Group, 1:30 – 3:30 pm – the group meets on the last Tuesday of the month, in the Centre’s boardroom.

Duplicate Bridge, 1 – 3:30 pm – This twice-weekly group is truly a fun way to meet new people. Players should have advanced knowledge of the game and its intricacies.

Tai Chi, Ongoing, 3:00 – 4:00 pm – The Ongoing program is for men and women with experience in the art of Tai Chi. Weekly class fee is $6.00 for members of the Centre and $8.00 for non-members.

Tai Chi, Beginners, 4:15 – 5:15 pm – An instructional program for men and women who have always wanted to have peace of mind and better balance. If you are interested in a better life through movement, this is the class for you. Weekly class fee is $6.00 for members of the Centre and $8.00 for non-members.

This class is inactive at the moment, but if enough interest is shown, we will make sure it starts again. Call and leave your information with reception.

Toastmasters, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – The Club meets every Tuesday in the Centre’s RBC Lounge. Toastmasters is a leader in communication and leadership development, with a learn-by-doing workshops throughout the year.

WEDNESDAY

VON SMART Exercise, high mobility class, 8:45-10:00 am – Take part in light exercise. Qualified volunteer instructors. Please drop in or call the VON office: (519) 245-3170 for more information.

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Rental

The Strathroy & Area Seniors Centre offers a fully functional kitchen and large auditorium available for evening and weekend rental. Evening fee: $125 + HST. Weekend daily fee: $250 + HST. Please contact Dave Brock at the Seniors’ Centre (519)245-8950, between 8 – 9:15 am weekdays; or, at (519) 245-6161 during daytime hours for availability.

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Contact Us

137 Frank Street, Strathroy, ON N7G 2R8

Phone: (519) 245-8950

Fax: (519) 245-0525

Hours of Operation: Monday through Tuesday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; Wednesday to Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; and, Closed Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

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History

The Strathroy and Area Seniors’ Centre was the brainchild of Strathroy Council prior to amalgamation in 2000 AD.

Renovation work on the former Public Utilities building was started in 1999 and finished in time for the official opening in June 2000. Cost of the renovation was slightly less that $1 million.

It brought six elements into one. The oldest portion of the Centre was constructed as a water pumping station in 1891, with various garages built in the ensuing years. The largest expansion occurred in 1975 when a larger 5-bay garage was constructed.

 

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Helpful Websites

Government Resources

Federal

Canadian Census (2011)

Government of Canada: Funding – New Horizons for Seniors Program

Government of Canada: Health Canada

Government of Canada: Information for Seniors

Government of Canada: National Seniors Council

Government of Canada: Public Health Agency – Aging & Seniors

Government of Canada: Recalls & Safety Alerts

Government of Canada: Veterans Affairs

Provincial

Cancer Care Ontario

Local Health Integration Networks

Ontario Laws

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General: Power of Attorneys and Living Wills

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: Wait Times

Service Ontario

Trillium Gift of Life Network: Organ & Tissue Donation

Advocacy, Knowledge Exchange & Research

Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange Resource Centre

Alzheimer Research in Canada

Canadian Association on Gerontology

Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Ontario Gerontology Association

Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario (Hamilton, Kingston, London, Ottawa, Toronto)

Rising Tide: The Impact of Dementia on Canadian Society

Chronic Diseases & Palliative Care

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Canadian Liver Foundation

Canadian Stroke Network

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario

Kidney Foundation of Canada

Speak Up: Start the Conversation about End-of-Life Care

Caregivers

Canadian Caregiver Coalition

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Membership

Annual Membership Fee: $55.00 (includes HST)

Half-Year Membership Fee: $40.00 (includes HST)

Annual Household Membership Fee: $75.00 (includes HST)*

Daily Drop In Fee: $2.00

Includes full access to the Strathroy & Area Seniors Centre. This does NOT include program specific user fees, i.e. Tai-Chi.

* for two people living in the same household and wanting to participate together in the activities of the Centre.

 

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Board of Directors

The Strathroy & Area Seniors Centre Council:

Dave Brock, Chair

Steve Pelkman, Vice-Chair

Bonnie Seeley, Secretary

Gary Burton, Director

Garry Hickson, Director

Fred Butcher, Director

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