June 2015 Seniors monthWNC is in the heart of an active adult lifestyle community! We offer a wide range of programs specifically designed for older adults who want to stay active & engaged. WNC is proud to be recognized as an official Senior Active Living Centre by the Province of Ontario –  Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.

 

 

 October 2018 Senior Calendar

 

Healing Harmonies

HH Dance Movement  HH music & song

Healing Harmonies is funded in part thanks to the support of the Government of Canada – New Horizons for Seniors program

 

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TIME

Offered in partnership with Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, TIME (Together In Motion and Exercise) is a modified exercise program suitable for adults with mobility challenges who can walk at least 10 meters and may use a cane or walker. Exercises are designed to increase strength, balance, mobility and overall health. For more information please leave a message for George: 416.392.1509 ext. 411

TIME program overview

Past Programs/Events:

      

Horticulture Therapy – ended March 30th

The horticultural therapy program facilitated opportunities for community members to connect with each other, nature and themselves. In this group we used nature and its beauty as a point of connection to bring the community together. This program was held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 7:00pm at the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre. And on Fridays as posted on the calendar in the community room of local housing partners. This program ran until March 30th, 2018. Participants attended trips to gardens across the GTA, butterfly conservatories and much more. They enjoyed visiting guest speakers and we are grateful to have support from local businesses and community members who helped to enrich the experience for participants. We explored nature, mindfulness and journaling. Holistic wellness using the healing elements of our beautiful surroundings in Toronto. Special thanks to our program funder: Government of Canada – New Horizons for Seniors.

 

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  • ADULT AND SENIOR COMMUNITY KITCHEN

    Join us for an evening of sharing and food! Develop cooking skills, harvest vegetables/herbs from the Community Connect Garden, learn and share nutritional recipes while preparing delicious and affordable meals together.

    New: Maximum of 10 participants.

    Meet On: Sept 11, Sept 25, Oct 9, Oct 23, Nov 6, Nov 20, Dec 4

    Tue - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM 7 sessions Fall
    Free

  • AFTERNOON TEA & SOCIAL

    Meet new people, make friends and enjoy conversations, dance parties, workshops, games, BINGO, documentary/movies, and much more!

    Sept 10 to Dec 17, 2018
    No class Oct 8

    Mon - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 55+ 13 sessions Fall
    Free

  • EASY PC COMPUTER SUPPORT By Appointment Only

    Get one-on-one help from volunteers and students to learn basic computer skills including: how to use email, Facebook, social media and more! For a better learning experience, please bring your own device if possible.

    To book an appointment please contact Elizabeth: ext. 327 | elizabeth@waterfrontnc.ca

     

    60+ Fall

  • ELDERS ADVISORY COMMITTEE/NEW HORIZONS FOR SENIORS GRANT MANAGEMENT TEAM

    Open to all Seniors! This committee advocates seniors’ issues, plans special events, shares skills/ideas with the community and oversees WNC senior projects funded by: *Government of Canada – New Horizons for Seniors Program

    *Government of Ontario, Ministry of Senior Affairs – Seniors Active Living Centres and Seniors Community Grants.

    Meeting Dates:

    Thurs Sept 13- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Thurs, Oct 11 – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    60+ 2 sessions Fall
    Free

  • EUCHRE AND BRIDGE GAMES

    Join our Euchre & Bridge games group! Enjoy a relaxing game and socialize with others. Everyone is welcome! Volunteer run, supported by WNC staff.

    Sept 11 to Dec 11, 2018

    Tue - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 60+ 14 sessions Fall
    Free

  • FITNESS PASSES & FITNESS PUNCH CARDS

    Adult and Seniors 10 visit class pass. Non-members pay 10% more! Adult fitness punch cards only allow admittance to adult fitness classes. Senior fitness punch cards only allow admittance to senior fitness classes.

    Adult Programs:10 Fitness Pass $77 for members | $85 Non-members. (Senior/Students get 50% discount)
    Senior Programs: 10 Fitness Pass: $28 for Members | Non-members $30.25

    For more information please contact Natasha Francis, 416.392.1509 ext. 309 natasha@waterfrontnc.ca

    Fall

  • FUNKY FITNESS – INTERMEDIATE

    Do you want to gain better balance, more mobility and greater strength to perform daily tasks? Then this is the class for you! Fun and energizing!

    Sept 13 to Dec 13, 2018

    Thurs - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 60+ 14 sessions Fall
    $35 or $3.30 drop-in

  • FUSION GOLD

    Great way for seniors and older adults to exercise and dance up a storm! This class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!

    Sept 11 to Dec 11, 2018

    Tue - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 60+ 14 sessions Fall
    $35 or $3.30 per drop-in

  • GENTLE FITNESS – MONDAYS

    Relax, stretch, strengthen and tone your body with this gentle full-body workout.

    Sept 10 to Dec 10, 2018
    No Class Oct 8

    Mon - 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM 13 sessions Fall
    $33 or $3.30 drop-in

  • GENTLE FITNESS – WEDNESDAY

    Relax, stretch, strengthen and tone your body with this gentle full-body workout.

    Sept 12 to Dec 12, 2018

     

    Wed - 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM 14 sessions Fall
    $35 or $3.30 drop-in

  • GENTLE YOGA – LEVEL 1

    This gentle Hatha Yoga class will build strength and enhance your body, mind and spirit using chairs to assist with exercises.

    Sept 14 to Dec 14, 2018

    Fri - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 60+ 14 sessions Fall
    $35 or $3.30 drop-in

  • GENTLE YOGA – LEVEL 2

    This gentle Hatha Yoga class will build strength and enhance your body, mind and spirit. Yoga is done on the floor with yoga mats. Please refer to Gentle Yoga- Level 1 if you are looking to participate in a yoga classes with the use of chairs.

    Sept 11 to Dec 11, 2018

    Tue - 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM 60+ 14 sessions Fall
    $35 or $3.30 drop-in

  • N2N 2.0

    Neighbour to Neighbour 2.0 keeps isolated seniors connected! As part of a collaboration between four community-focused agencies (Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, The Neighbourhood Group, West Neighbourhood House and Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre), N2N 2.0 works to reduce social isolation in older adults. We match older adults with staff and volunteers as part of our Friendly Visiting Program. Do you want to be a part of our volunteer team or do you know a senior who is isolated and would benefit from our program?

    For full information, please contact Julie or Stephanie at 416-352-1509 ext. 326 or n2n@waterfrontnc.ca

    Sept 10 to Dec 14, 2018

    60+ 14 sessions Fall
    Free

  • NEW! Healing Harmonies of Dance & Movement

    This new FREE program is open to all Seniors! During this program we will share the joys of dance and movement as a group. Together we will explore creative dance, self expression and choreography with performances to other WNC programs and the community at the end of the sessions!

    Please Note: Registration is required for ALL sessions: Maximum of 15 participants and priority will be given to first time participants.

    Session #1: Sept 12 to Oct 26
    # Classes or Weeks: 7

    Session #2: Oct 31 to Dec 14
    # Classes or Weeks: 7

    Wed - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Fri - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    60+ 7 sessions Fall
    Free

  • NEW! HEALING HARMONIES OF MUSIC & SONG

    This new program is open to youth, adults and seniors! Throughout this program we will come together as an inter-generational vocal group and we will utilize iPad’s for song writing and music composition. This is a great opportunity to learn, share and create music. Registration is limited to 15 participants.

    Registration required.

    Session #1: Sept 14 to Oct 26
    # Classes or Weeks: 7

    Session #2 Nov 2 to Dec 14
    # Classes or Weeks: 7

    Fri - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 18+ 14 sessions Fall
    Free

  • NEW! HEALTH PROMOTION AWARENESS & EDUCATION

    WNC provides FREE workshops once per month covering a variety of health and wellness topics featured in the Government of Canada Health Promotion Awareness Calendar. We will have Public Information Displays and Health Outreach Tables at WNC and offsite at local TCHC buildings. Throughout the year health-related organizations will provide workshops (Self-Pain Management, Memory, Arthritis and more!) and information sessions will be offered by professionals from Toronto Public Health, Baycrest Hospital, CAMH, as well as WNC staff, Nursing and Social Service placement students.

    For more information please contact Gaby Motta, 416.392.1509 ext. 328 gaby@waterfrontnc.ca

    Sept 13 to Dec 13, 2018

    55+ 4 sessions Fall
    Free

  • NEW! SENIORS CONNECT, SHARE & ENGAGE WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY!

    This is a social engagement project where seniors assisted by instructors, peer mentors, and inter-generational youth/adult volunteers increase their understanding of computer literacy, learn to safely/effectively use social media tools, share their knowledge and perspectives with others and reduce social isolation by actively connecting with and contributing to their community networks.

    Please Note: Registration is required for this class is limited to 15 participants.

    Sept 20 to Dec 20, 2018

    Thurs 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 16 to 66+ 14 sessions Fall
    Free

  • OLDER ADULT GAMES

    Join us for an afternoon of playing games like Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly, Puzzles and more. All are welcome to attend!

    Sept 13 to Dec 13, 2018

    Thurs - 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM 60+ 14 sessions Fall
    Free

  • OPEN ART STUDIO 60

    This is an open art studio time where everyone is welcome to join. Bring your materials and use this time to start/continue/finish an art project like drawing, painting, scrap booking, stitch point, or crocheting. Individual and Group Projects welcome. Please note that supplies are not provided – we welcome donated art materials to share with others during the studio time.

    Sept 14 to Dec 14, 2018

    Fri - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 60+ 14 sessions Fall
    Free

  • QIGONG 18

    By moving through a set of 18 Qigong moves this class will improve your energy, youthful vigor and overall well-being.

    The class will progress to learn a second set of 18 moves once the first set have been mastered.

    Sept 10 to Dec 10, 2018
    No class Oct 8

    Mon - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 60+ 13 sessions Fall
    $33 or $3.30 drop-in

  • SENIORS POTLUCK AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

    Come share your favorite dishes and meet new friends for lunch! Last Friday of every month.

    Reminder: WNC is a peanut-free facility and due to allergies – all recipes must be nut free. List of ingredients must be provided.

    Meet On: Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 30, Dec 14

    Fri - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 4 sessions Fall
    Free

  • TAI CHI

    This class helps to reduce tension, improves flexibility, and increases circulation.

    Sept 12 to Dec 12, 2018

    Wed - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 14 sessions Fall
    $35 or $3.30 drop-in