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Karen Gress
Seniors Centre Coordinator
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How To Join - Memberships and Renewals
Please note that members must be age 50 or over. The membership fee is $22.00 (includes GST) per person.  Membership renewal is every January. If you would like to become a member, please drop by anytime Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We look forward to meeting you.

The Lions Senior Centre is located at 2066 Dorchester Rd and is attached to the Community Centre and Arena Complex.

News & Views
May and June 2018

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Senior Centre News
Lions Senior Centre
Karen Gress

Garage Sale - Saturday, June 2nd, 9 am - 1 p.m, Dorchester Arena Parking Lot and inside the Senior Centre.
Make sure to attend the spring luncheon on May 9 at 12 noon in the arena auditorium. This lovely event is being sponsored by Oxford Manor Retirement Residence. On the menu: chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, carrots, tea/coffee, juice and pineapple parfait for dessert. Entertainment: Gary McGill (singer). See you there!

Our annual garage sale will be on June 2 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the arena parking lot and inside the Senior Centre. Vendors welcome! There will be a BBQ (hamburgers & hot dogs, cold drinks etc.), lots of treasures, crafts, books & puzzles, movies, jewelry and much more. For more information or to be a vendor call or email the Centre.

A new session of courses begins the week of May 14. Sign up for your favourite activities such as: yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Pickleball, quilting, knitting/crocheting, line dancing, crafts, pole walking, art lessons, drop in art, recorder lessons, shuffleboard, carpet bowling, Step N Out dance fit, bridge, introduction to computers lessons, choir and much more…

There will be a “Watercolours 4 Beginners” workshop on May 16 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Instructed by local artist Susan Graham. Please register in advance, for this exciting afternoon of painting, by calling the Centre.

The next movie afternoon will be on May 23 at 2 p.m. Feature presentation: “The Shape of Water”. About the show: At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon. Popcorn, treats and cold drinks will be served! See you at the movies!

“Talent Search and Showcase” for adults 50+. We’re looking for singers, dancers, songwriters, actors, jugglers, musicians, poets and storytellers. We're searching for talent all around Thames Centre and a 40 km radius. Join in. It's fun. Prizes for all. Call the Centre for more information or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . APPLY NOW! Call Karen Gress at the Centre for application forms. Application deadline August 31 at noon. The Talent Showcase and Banquet will take place on September 28 at the Flight Exec Centre in Thames Centre.

In community bid euchre on April 26 the winners were as follows: Wendy Bice & Grant Hopper. On May 3 the winners were: Wendy & Bill Bice.

Cribbage is over for the spring/summer and will resume in the fall.

See you at the Centre!

Community Centre - Programs and Activities

Craft Group (Craft and Chat)

This class is held when scheduled from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Participants of this class will make decorations or party favours for the centre events i.e. Hot Meals, Socials etc.  Instructor: Karen Gress.  For Info: call (519) 268-2025.

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.  For more information call (519) 268-2025


Hot Meals

Join the group for a delicious hot lunch the second Wednesday of every month (unless listed otherwise) at 12 noon in the Arena Auditorium.  It’s only $15.00 for a full course meal including dessert & tea/coffee and entertainment.  Call 519-268-2025 for more information.  Purchase tickets as soon as possible by dropping by the Centre or reserve your tickets by calling (519) 268-2025 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

Computer Lessons

Beginner and intermediate computer lessons are available for Windows 10 & MacBook.  These classes include instruction on general use of the computer, internet, email etc.  Also available are iPad classes.  Lessons are held Tuesdays - Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.  The cost is $60.00 for members & $70.00 for non-members for a 6 week session (1 hours per class).  Call 519-268-2025 for more information.

Digital Camera Lessons

Learn how to operate your digital camera, download your pictures, crop your photos, etc.  Please bring your digital camera, a blank memory card & your USB cord to class with you. The cost is $60.00 for members & $70.00 for non-members for a 6 week session.  You should have some computer knowledge before taking the camera course.  Please call 519-268-2025 for details.

Thorndale Seniors 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.

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.

Pickleball

Learn the skills and rules of the game.  Meet in the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 noon.  For members only.  There is a $2.00 daily fee.  Paddles and balls are provided during the lessons.

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. The session begins May 14th. Marlene McKnight is the organizer of this class. Join “The Ragged Edge Quilters” Guild.

Bridge

Come out for a morning of fun and friendship every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  It’s $2.00 for members & $4.00 for non-members.

Bid Euchre

Join us every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for a fun evening of bid euchre.  There is a lunch served and the evening will only cost you $3.00.

Pilates

This class runs for 8 weeks on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The cost is $50.00 for members and $60.00 for non-members.  Pay-as-you-go is $8.00.  If you register to participate twice a week, the cost will be $90.00 for members, $110.00 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.

DrumFit
This 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!  This program runs for 8 weeks at a cost of $50.00 for members & $60.00 for non-members.  Drum sticks, balls and bases are all provided.  Certified DrumFit instructor: Diana Dietrich.  We encourage participants to sign up for the entire 8 week session.

Recorder Lessons
Wednesdays from 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Gentle Yoga

Join certified instructor, June Ross, on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. as she leads you through a gentle, invigorating class that will increase your flexibility, build strength and create balance, while reducing stress.  The class will end with a guided relaxation.  This 8 week course is $30.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members or $4.00/$5.25 pay-as-you-go.

Tai Chi

This class takes place every Monday from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with June Ross.  Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese exercise using slow, rhythmic movements to help improve balance, breathing and help maintain a better range of motion.  This 8 week course is $30.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members or $4.00/$5.25 pay-as-you-go.  This class is also offered in Thorndale at the Library on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Step N Out Aerobics Class

This exercise program emphasizes: Balance, Breathing, Memory skills, Muscle coordination, Improved Circulation and Awareness of the mind, body, and spirit connection.  It combines Dance, Tai Chi, Core strengthening and Low Impact Aerobics, in a way that gradually gets your body moving, the way it used to.  Join instructor Bev Dukes every Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Arena Auditoirum.  Pay-as-you-go $4.00 for members and $5.25 for non-members.

Line dancing

Every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. to learn fun, upbeat line dances.  Beginners are welcome to arrive at 8:30 a.m. for some extra instruction on the steps.  The cost is $15.00 members/$25.00 non-members for an 8 week session or pay-as-you-go $3.00 members/$5.00 non-members.  It’s great exercise.

Square dancing

This Instructional Community Dance Program is lead by caller Tom Charlton and runs once a month from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The cost is $3.00 per person, pay as you go.

Carpet Bowling

Come out and learn this enjoyable sport. This game is similar to lawn bowling but it’s indoors.  Join the group every Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  It’s $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members. 

433 Euchre

Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Shuffleboard

Join the group every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the arena.  It's $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members.  It's lots of fun!  For more information call (519) 268-2025.

Bus Trips

We run exciting monthly bus trips! Click the link below or call 519-268-2025 for more information.

 

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