Golden Age Activity Centre

Programs

 

Fitness Classes

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday the fitness class meets at 10:45 to11:45 :00 to exercise to music. Instructor Ardella Schutt with CCAC and Family Physio creates a positive experience for all members of her class. She provides a range of low impact therapeutic exercise to help build and maintain individual body strength, balance, and flexibility. Ardella welcomes everyone to the group with her good nature, happy and creative spirit. Her work experience in nursing, recreation and activation has inspired her to keep learning and growing personally. Ardella makes exercise fun with a sense of humour that has the members laughing. Come out, join in and see how your body and spirit improves. This is a Heart-Wise Fitness Program recognized by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Organized Bridge

Thursday at 1pm a dedicated group of bridge players join for 2 hours of social bridge. Volunteer Gail Haines organizes tables in advance for members with varied bridge experience. The group has been growing and presently up to 5 tables are playing. Score sheets are provided, and the members play for fun. New players with little experience are welcome to join and learn. Bridge lessons are available for beginners on a demand basis. If you are interested contact the centre.

Entertainment

Volunteer entertainers bring music, dance and song to the Centre every Friday at 1:00pm. The range of talent from the community has the members tapping toes, humming along or even on the dance floor. Country & western, fiddle, contemporary, big band sounds and other genres of music are enjoyed. It is a great place for up-and-coming talents to showcase their style. Check out our calendar for listings. If you are interested in performing contact the Centre.

Creative Day

Creative Day Starts with Wood Carving and Wood burning at 10 – 12 but all carvers are welcome to stay longer. In addition, artists who would like to bring anything they are working on, whether it be painting or stained glass or any other art form. Bring your supplies and enjoy the atmosphere at the Centre. We can also assist young artists with starter supplies to indulge their creative side and see if that is something they would like to pursue further. We also have teachers that organize classes in painting and art classes and all fees differ depending on what is being taught and the supplies that are being used.

Euchre

Available Wednesday afternoons, 1-3 and Thursday all day 10-3. This game is played in many ways at the Centre. Traditional 4 hand euchre, 6 hand or 4 and 6 hand Bid euchre can be played anytime the Centre is open. The cards are always available, and partners are easy to find. Members can play for a fee and enjoy the friendly competition. Newcomers are always welcome and there are many who are capable of teaching.

Games

Available Wednesday afternoons, 1-3 and Thursday all day 10-3. Board games, puzzles, dominos, bean bag boards and washers, darts are just a few of the games available at the centre for your pleasure. On occasion specific games such as a Trivial Pursuit challenge will be organized for the membership. No need to sign up ahead come in, pick out your game and someone will be there to play. If you have games that you think others would find interesting drop by the Centre to share your ideas.

Knitting/Crocheting/Crafts

Knitting/Crocheting/Crafts is on Mondays 1-3 and Thursdays all day 10-3. Bring in your knitting or craft and work on it in the Centre with other crafters. At times there will be classes on something to make, something that may take a day or weeks. Have an idea to share we would love to hear from you.

Bowling

Bowling is every Monday at 9am and then at 1pm, you must be a member. We pay half, and the member signs up inside the Centre every week, because there are only so many spots available.

Lunches

We invite you to enjoy lunch with us at the Centre. On Wednesday we have our Pizza Day and on Friday, we always serve a homemade meal at 12 noon. You can also bring in your own lunch on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities

  • Fitness
  • Euchre
  • Bridge
  • Bingo
  • Darts
  • Washers game
  • Bean Bag toss
  • Knitting/Crocheting
  • Crafts
  • Tournaments
  • Weekly entertainment
  • Social events
  • Special lunches
  • Puzzle making
  • Board games

Educational Programs

  • Health Fair
  • Banking seminar
  • Investments
  • Travel Ideas
  • Alzheimer Society
  • Cooking classes
  • Wellness Clinic