Active Living Centre - 2018 Fall Program Guide October. November. December - North York Seniors Centre

 
Active Living Centre - 2018 Fall Program Guide October. November. December - North York Seniors Centre
Active Living Centre

                                                  2018 Fall Program Guide
                                          October. November. December

21 Hendon Ave, Toronto, ON M2M 4G8
416 733.4111 www.nyseniors.org
www.activelivingcentre.org

                 North York Seniors Centre operates with funding from:
                                                                   And private donors -
                                                                     including you!
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North York Seniors
                                                        Do you have the advantage?..........................      4
                 Centre                                 ALC Staff Directory ……………...........................      4

Mission                                                 Registering for Programs & Services ……............ 7
                                                        Life Long Learning Programs ……………..........               8
North York Seniors Centre provides programs             Arts & Culture Programs …………………………. 12
and services to promote the physical,                   Health & Wellness Services ………………………. 14
emotional and social well being of adults 55+
living in our diverse community.                                                          ………………….                16-17
                                                        Fitness Centre …………………………………….                            15

Vision                                                  Fitness & Dance Programs ……………………
                                                        Drop In Programs ………………………………..
                                                                                                                 16-21
                                                                                                                  22
                                                        Social Opportunities …. …………………….....                    23
North York Seniors Centre, an accredited
                                                        ALC Group of the Season……...…….………..                     24
organization with a solid funding base is
recognized as a leader that delivers quality            Getting Involved…………………………….…...                         25

programs and services through the innovative            Week at a Glance ……………………………..                           26-27
use of volunteers and strategic partnerships.
                                                        Our program icons are located throughout the

Values                                                  program guide. Each icon is associated with a different
                                                        program/service to help you navigate around the ALC!
Compassion.        We care about our community                  Life Long Learning             Recreation & Leisure
Relationships.     We build strong relationships
                                                                Health & Wellness              Social
                   through open communication
                   and respect
                                                                Fitness Centre                 Arts & Culture
Integrity.         We adhere to high moral
                   principles and professional
                   standards
                                                              Active Living Centre facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Safety.            We promote a safe, inviting
                   and accessible environment
                                                              Service Animals are welcome.
Innovation.        We encourage the
                   development of new
                                                         Front Cover Photograph: Liza Franses Photography
                   opportunities and endorse
                                                            www.facebook.com/lizafransesphotography
                   excellent service
                                                              (Photo taken at the Art Gallery of Ontario)

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Membership Information    Membership                                            ALC Staff Directory:
                          Adults aged 55 years or older may become              Bethany Vallentin - Supervisor
                          members of the Active Living Centre. As a             416 733.4111 ext. 209
                          member you may participate in any of our              bvallentin@nyseniors.org
                          exciting programs and events.
                                                                                Angela Woo - Recreation Programmer
                          Membership is available at Reception or the           416 733.4111 ext. 203
                          Program Office and is non refundable.                 awoo@nyseniors.org

                          New Member Advantage: $45.00 (1st year)
                                                                                Lindsay Chan- ALC Program Assistant/
                          Renewal Advantage: $40.00 (per year)
                                                                                               Acting Kitchen Lead
                                                                                416 733.4111 ext. 203
                          Your membership is valid for 1 FULL year, and is      lchan@nyseniors.org
                          renewable on your membership expiry date.
                          Members will have 3 months after their expiry
                          date to renew, after which a $5.00 penalty fee
                          applies.                                              Message from Liza:
                          Advantages of Membership Include:
                                                                                        Hello membership! It is hard to believe that
                            Free Newsletter, “In Touch”                        this will be my last message to you all. If you have
                            Access to all drop-in programs                     not yet heard the news, I have resigned from my
                            Reduced rates on programs, trips,                  position here as the Manager of the ALC. It has
                             workshops and events                               been my absolute pleasure to work on your
                           Voting rights for Members’ Council                  behalf these last three years and learn about
                           Opportunity to contribute to the Centre             what older adults living independently in the
                           Access to parking at Hendon Lot                     community need in order to live a great life! I
                           (pending availability)                               want to also say a very special thank you to my
                           Early Bird Registration - “Front of the Line”       team who have been outstanding stars (Bethany,
                                                                                Angela, Johnny, & Lindsay) in helping me learn
                                                                                the ropes and helping you all on a day-to-day
                         Do you have the Advantage?                             basis. My sincerest congratulations to Bethany
                                                                                who has been named the new ALC Supervisor!
                                                                                Bethany has worked in the program office at the
                         Do you need a MAPP?                                    ALC for over 9 years, and has a background in
                                                                                Gerontology Activation and Fitness & Lifestyle
                         Not sure what program to take or need some
                                                                                Management. She is definitely ready for the job!
                         help navigating our wide range of programs
                         and services?                                                 Looking ahead we have some wonderful
                                                                                programs coming up in the fall including the
                         Whether it’s health & wellness, learning &             Annual General Meeting, a Halloween costume
                         culture, recreation & leisure or social                contest, our annual Remembrance Day
                         opportunities, all ALC members have the
                                                                                Lunch n’ Learn, and finally two of our most
                         option of working with staff to choose the
                                                                                anticipated events to end off the year — our
                         programs that best suit your needs and
                                                                                Holiday Bazaar on November 24 & our
                         interests!
                                                                                Holiday Party on December 21.
                         MAPP is a free service available to all of our
                         members. Speak to our Program Staff today!             I wish all of you the very best and can’t wait to
                                                                                see you at the ALC when I come to visit!
                                                                                ~ Liza Franses
                                                                                Manager, Active Living Centre

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North York Senior Centre Facts                       Did you Know...

                                                                                                         General Information
Active Living Centre & Administration
21 Hendon Ave., Toronto, ON, M2M 4G8                 that North York Seniors Centre offers many
Fax: 416 733.1858                                    other great services that you can take
www.activelivingcentre.org                           advantage of?
www.nyseniors.org
                                                     Listed below are additional services that
Hours of Operation                                   may be of interest to you:

Active Living Centre                                 ●     In-Home Services
Monday & Friday      9:00 am - 5:00 pm               ●     Outreach Services
Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm                 ●     In-Hospital Services
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
                                                     ●     Transportation Services
Senior Care & A Day Away Club                        ●     A Day Away Club
                                                     ●     Friendly Visiting & Telephone
80 Sheppard Ave. W., Toronto, ON, M2N 1M2
Fax: 416 225.9867                                          Reassurance Calls
                                                     ●     Security Checks
A Day Away Club                                      ●     Four Seasons Connections
Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 3:00pm                     ●     Social Club
                                                     ●     Caregiver Support
Senior Care
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00pm                     Additional fees might be required for the
                                                     services listed above.
Administration Office
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00pm                     Please call 416.733.4111 and ask to speak
                                                     to Intake.
For additional information, please call:
416 733.4111 or visit www.nyseniors.org

North York Seniors Centre will be closed                 Disclaimer
for the following statutory holidays:
                                                         All precautions are taken to ensure that
Monday October 8, 2018 - Thanksgiving Day                accurate information and prices are printed
Tuesday December 25, 2018 - Christmas                    in this magazine. Rates are subject to
Tuesday January 1, 2019 - New Years Day                  change and notices will be posted at the
                                                         Centre if a rate adjustment is required.
                                                         Occasionally, room locations, times and
Want to save $5.00 on each                               dates are changed between the printing of
                                                         the magazine and the start of programs. For

program you register for?                                updates and changes, please check your
                                                         registration receipt or notices posted at the
                                                         Centre.

Early Bird Registration starts                           North York Seniors Centre does not
Monday September 4th, 2018 and                           necessarily endorse the paid advertisements
                                                         in this brochure.
ends on Friday September 21, 2018 .

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General Information   Change of Address                                         Client Bill of Rights
                      Have you moved, changed your address                      As a client of North York Seniors Centre you
                      or any of your contact phone numbers?
                                                                                have the right:
                      Please advise the ALC staff if you have
                      moved, changed your phone number or
                      emergency contact numbers since                           1. to be treated with respect and to be free
                      becoming a member.                                           from all forms of abuse,
                      Parking                                                   2. to have your privacy and dignity
                                                                                   honored, and your autonomy
                      Parking is limited at the Centre. There is un-
                      derground parking available for $4.00
                                                                                   supported,
                      with a rebate ticket. Limited street parking              3. to have your needs and preferences
                      is available where signs permit (limited                     respected,
                      number available), as well as at Hendon
                      Park with a special permit. You must present              4. to receive understandable information
                      your valid membership card to obtain a                       about the services you receive,
                      parking permit from the        Program Of-                5. to take part in decisions about your
                      fice.
                                                                                   services and care plan,
                      Café                                                      6. to give consent, refuse consent, and
                      Visit the café for a light breakfast                         change your consent at any time
                      or a delicious hot lunch! The ALC café is                    regarding the services you receive
                      open from Monday - Friday starting at 9:30
                                                                                   from us,
                      a.m. for continental breakfast and then
                      again at 11:30 a.m. for lunch.                            7. to comment or raise concerns about the
                      Lunch Special (Drink, Entrée, & Dessert) ONLY $4.00
                                                                                   services you receive without anyone
                      Looking for the lunch menu? Week at a
                      glance menus can be found on our                             taking action against you,
                      website at www.activelivingcentre.org!                    8. to receive information about laws
                                                                                   and policies that govern NYSC services
                      Wifi
                                                                                   including how you can make a complaint,
                      For those who are wishing to stay                         9. to have your client records kept
                      connected, we have Wifi for your
                      convenience while you are at the ALC.                        confidential in accordance with the law.
                      Please visit reception for the password.

                      Members Experience Survey
                      In order for us to better serve you and
                      offer the programs and services you want
                      to see, please don’t forget to give us your
                      opinion and fill out a Member’s Experience
                      Survey when you renew your membership!

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Registration                                           Registration Policy

                                                                                                          Registration Information
Drop-in Programs                                       You must register in person for any programs.
Most of the drop-in programs are offered to            We will no longer be accepting registration
members only and are held on an ongoing basis          through family or friends.
unless otherwise stated. Participants are not
required to sign up in advance for drop-in
programs. In order to participate in a drop-in         Cancellation Policy
program, you are required to pay the fee listed        Registered programs, special events,
under the program title each time you come to
                                                       workshops and trips will be cancelled when
participate.
                                                       the minimum registration numbers are not
Registered Programs                                    met. Don’t wait until the last minute to
Members are given the opportunity to register          register, do it now! The cancellation process
early for all registered programs. Early Bird          starts one week prior to commencement of
Registration opens up 3 - 4 weeks prior to the start   programs, special events, workshops and
of the program. Registered programs have
specific start and end dates listed in the program
                                                       trips. You will be notified at that time if your
description.                                           class is cancelled.

Registration cannot be processed if your               While we understand that you might need
membership is not up-to-date.                          to request a refund on a program, trip,
                                                       workshop or special event, we have
Non-members can register during the first week of      included several important notes to make
programs. A premium will be charged for all            the process easier for you!
registered programs, trips, special events, and
workshops.
                                                       Please note:
Program registration must be done in person at          Refund requests can be made by
the Centre and all programs must be paid in full          contacting the program staff via:
upon registering regardless of the number of              Email: activeliving@nyseniors.org
classes attended. Payment can be made by                  In Person: Active Living Centre
cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard. Cheques                            21 Hendon Avenue
need to be made payable to North York Seniors                        Toronto, Ontario, M2M 4G8
Centre.                                                   Phone: 416 733.4111
                                                        After the first class, no refunds will be
Trips & Special Events & Workshops
                                                          issued.
All trips, events and workshops offer both the          All program refunds are subject to a
Member & Non member fees and require you to
                                                          $5.00 administration fee per cancelled
sign up prior to the trip, event or workshop.
                                                          program.
Please see the travel desk or reception for details.
                                                        Requests for refunds after the first class
                                                          will only be allowed for medical reasons
Please note:
                                                          in which case a doctor’s note must be
 Program fees will not be discounted until half
                                                          provided. These refunds will be pro-rated
   of the session has been completed.
 For all Dance & Fitness programs, students will
                                                          to the time the request and note were
   be required to complete a PAR-Q and may                provided and are not subject to an
   be required to provide a Doctor’s note.                administration fee.
   Standardized consent form available in               There is no immediate refund. Please
   Program Office.                                        allow time for cheque processing.
 The Active Living Centre reserves the right to
   cancel programs due to insufficient
   registration.

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Book Club
                                                                                                            Spanish Beginner II
                                           Instructor: Betty A.
                                                                                                            Instructor: Ricardo A.
                                           This group shares a passion for reading and is open to
                                           new members! Book Club meets every other Tuesday                 Beginner level courses are designed for students who
                                           to discuss the book selections that are selected by the          have elementary knowledge of the language. In this
Registered Programs - Life Long Learning
                                           group. Book list available in the Program Office.                level the focus is on conversation and the
                                           Early Bird Price: $20.00                                         development of a functional vocabulary which will
                                                                                                            reinforce the basic grammar the student learns.
                                            Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage               Early Bird Price: $80.00
                                             October 9      1:00-3:00       Advantage: $25.00                Start Date     Time/Day      Member’s Advantage
                                             Biweekly      On Tuesday      Non Members $45.00
                                                                                                            October 3   2:00-3:30  Advantage: $85.00
                                           Cultivating Mindfulness and Meditation                           10 weeks On Wednesday Non Members $110.00
                                           Instructor: Maryam N.
                                           This class includes lessons and meditation exercises             Spanish Intermediate
                                           that promotes self awareness. You will learn skills and          Instructor: Ricardo A.
                                           methods to change negative thinking that keeps you
                                                                                                            Intermediate level courses are aimed towards
                                           locked into undesirable moods, behaviours, actions
                                                                                                            students who are familiar with the Spanish language;
                                           and relationships. These skills and methods have been
                                                                                                            they know how to express themselves in the present
                                           shown to be helpful to handle stress, reduce chronic
                                                                                                            tense for many verbs and their conjugations, and are
                                           pain, increase energy levels which leads to a clearer
                                                                                                            familiar with the future tense and have the basis of
                                           mind and a much more peaceful outlook on life.
                                                                                                            a functioning vocabulary.
                                           Optional meditation USB- $15 and Book-$20 Purchase
                                                                                                            Early Bird Price: $80.00
                                           both for $30 (from instructor)
                                           Early Bird Price: $60.00
                                                                                                             Start Date     Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
                                            Start Date      Time/Day      Member’s Advantage
                                                                                                             October 2      2:00-3:30      Advantage: $85.00
                                            October 3   4:30-6:00  Advantage: $65.00                         10 weeks      On Tuesday     Non Members $110.00
                                             8 weeks On Wednesday Non Members $125.00
                                                                                                            Spanish Advanced
                                           Mah Jongg for Beginners                                          Instructor: Ricardo A
                                           Instructor: Lorrie M.                                            The advanced level courses are geared toward
                                           This is a popular Chinese game played with tiles and             students who have a solid foundation of the Spanish
                                           similar to rummy. You will learn the character tiles used        language and can communicate, comprehend and
                                           in the game, how the game is played and how to win.              converse with a fair degree of ease in a variety of
                                           Instruction is in English only.                                  situations. Students will master grammar structures and
                                           Early Bird Price: $15.00                                         expand their command of the spoken language.
                                                                                                            Early Bird Price: $80.00
                                            Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage

                                              Oct 9        10:00-12:00      Advantage: $20.00                Start Date     Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
                                             8 weeks       On Tuesday      Non Members $40.00
                                                                                                             October 4      1:00-2:30      Advantage: $85.00
                                                                                                             10 weeks      On Thursday    Non Members $110.00
                                           Peace Education
                                           Instructor: Michel K.
                                           This is a 5 week interactive, media-based course
                                           where participants have the opportunity to explore               Technology One on One
                                           specific themes that relate to their inner resources.            Instructor: Various
                                           These common themes are: peace, appreciation,                    This Members Only program offers you time and
                                           inner strength, self awareness, clarity, understanding,          attention to learn more about your new device or
                                           dignity, choice, hope, and contentment. We will                  simply brush up on skills. Use our Library Computers
                                           explore two themes per class. The video content in               or bring your own device.
                                           this course is new and includes excerpts from                    FREE - Members ONLY
                                           international presentations by Prem Rawat as well as             Start Date        Time                  Day
                                           others renowned for their efforts on behalf of peace.
                                           Participants will receive a workbook and weekly                  On-going        1:00-2:00          On Mondays
                                           stories to support the themes of each class.                                     2:00-3:00
                                           Early Bird Price: $15.00
                                                                                                            On-going       12:00-1:00          On Thursdays
                                           Start Date     Time/Day       Member’s Advantage                                1:00-2:00

                                            Oct 29       10:00-12:00      Advantage: $20.00
                                           5 weeks       On Monday       Non Members $40.00

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Social Club                            North York Seniors Centre
                                                       In-Home Services

                                                                                                    Registered Programs - Life Long Learning
This program is designed exclusively for
those living in the community who would          Home Help/Homemaking:
benefit from an afternoon of socialization,      Community/Personal Support Workers (PSW)
                                                 are trained to assist in the client’s home with
discussion, exercise and activities within a
                                                 light housekeeping, laundry, personal care,
lightly structured environment.                  meal preparation, grocery shopping,
                                                 escorting clients to appointments and
Getting Started:                                 some local errands.
Call 416 733.4111 and ask for Intake.
                                                 Respite Care:
Once interest and eligibility is established,
                                                 This service provides an opportunity for
a Client Services Coordinator will call the
                                                 caregivers to enjoy some time for themselves.
client or family directly to set up an           A qualified PSW will attend to the client in the
in-home assessment. At the assessment, the       privacy of his or her own home. Time can be
client and/or caregiver will be given plenty     spent interacting with the client while
of time to ask questions, establish a start      attending to household needs.
date and finalize all details.
                                                 Central Community Care Access Centre
                                                 (CCAC) Personal Support:
Program Format:
                                                 Clients are referred to our program through
The day starts with a group discussion           the Central CCAC. They are assisted with
during which coffee/tea and a snack are          personal care and possibly light household
served, followed by a 30 minute light            duties. The Central CCAC will determine the
exercise class. Lunch is served between          client’s eligibility and pay for the service.
12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. The afternoon
                                                 Eligibility for Home Help/Homemaking and
consists of a group activity i.e. travel log,    Respite Care:
guest speaker, BINGO, and origami. Various        Clients must reside within NYSC’s
seasonal events are celebrated as well.              catchment area: Bathurst Street to
                                                     Victoria Park Avenue and Steeles Avenue
Hours of Operation:                                  to Highway 401 (some exceptions may
Mondays ONLY from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm                apply, please ask for more information)
                                                  Clients are aged 55 or older or have a
Service Catchment Area:                              physical disability
Bathurst Street to Victoria Park Avenue and       Prior to receiving services, an in-home
Steeles Avenue to Highway 401                        assessment will be completed by a Client
                                                     Services Coordinator in order to identify
                                                     the needs of the client. An appropriate
Fee:                                                 care plan will be developed in partnership
Social Club: $9.50                                   with the client and/or caregiver.
Transportation: $6.00 each way (limited to
Social Club Program only)                        Hours of Operation:
                                                 Service is available twenty-four hours a day,
                                                 seven days a week.
                                                 Fees:
 For further information, contact 416 733.4111   Home Help/Homemaking and Respite Care:
                and ask for Intake.              $19.00/hour *Billing occurs once a month.

                                                 For further information, contact 416 733.4111
                                                 and ask for Intake.

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North York Seniors Centre - Programs & Services    North York Seniors Centre                         North York Seniors Centre
                                                         A Day Away Club                               Transportation Services
                                                  A Day Away Club is a social/recreational        Transportation Services consists of 4 vehicles
                                                  program for seniors who are physically          and staff drivers. A nominal fee applies.
                                                  frail and/or cognitively impaired, and
                                                  would benefit from a safe and                   Eligibility:
                                                  professionally staffed environment.             ● Users must be members of and registered
                                                                                                      with our Transportation Department
                                                  Getting Started:                                ● Users must live within our catchment area
                                                  Call 416 733.4111 and ask for Intake. Our       ● Users are unable to use public transit
                                                  intake worker can answer any questions              because of physical or cognitive limitations
                                                  you may have about the program and              ● Our vehicles are not wheelchair
                                                  will also ask you some questions about              accessible. Users must be able to access
                                                  yourself or your loved one to determine             the vehicle independently or with minimal
                                                                                                      assistance
                                                  eligibility. You can also make
                                                  arrangements to come in for a tour. The
                                                                                                  Hours of Operation:
                                                  Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
                                                                                                  Rides are provided from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
                                                  manages all of the applications and
                                                                                                  *9:00 am to 10:00 am and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
                                                  waitlists for day programs in our district.     are designated for A Day Away Club pick up
                                                  A LHIN Care Coordinator will be in              and drop off.
                                                  contact with you to complete your
                                                  application. Once a spot in A Day Away          Services Include:
                                                  Club is available, the North York Seniors       ● Rides to and/or from medical
                                                  Centre Supervisor will contact you.                appointments
                                                  Program Format:                                 ● Rides to and/or from the A Day Away Club
                                                  The program is offered Monday through           ● Rides to and/or from the Active Living Cen-
                                                  Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, with a snack        tre
                                                  and hot lunch included. Activities change       ● A Shopping Program to Centrepoint Mall,
                                                  daily. Clients are supported by trained,           every Wednesday and Friday
                                                  respectful, caring staff throughout the
                                                  day. Our staff are trained to attend to         Transportation Service Boundaries:
                                                  some personal care needs as well.               Bathurst Street to Victoria Park Avenue and
                                                  Transportation:                                 Steeles Avenue to Highway 401. Exceptions are
                                                  Transportation to and from A Day Away           made to certain destinations.
                                                  Club is the responsibility of the client or
                                                  their family/caregiver. For those clients       Priority System:
                                                  who do not have their own transportation        Priority will be given to clients requesting
                                                  and who live in our catchment area,             transportation for medical appointments and A
                                                                                                  Day Away Club.
                                                  transportation may be available. This
                                                  service will be provided for an additional
                                                  fee.
                                                  Fees:
                                                                                                   Please feel free to contract 416 733.4111 and
                                                  Full Program Day             $28.50                  ask for Intake should you require any
                                                  With Transportation          $41.00                          additional information.

                                                   For any questions, please contact us at
                                                            416 733.4111 ext. 312

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Fall Speaking Series - Health & Wellness
Join us for a variety of informative presentations in October 2018. Enjoy these speaking
series for FREE. RSVP is required one week prior to the seminar date. To register, please
visit ALC Reception or call 416 733.4111 to save your spot!

                                                                                                         Fall 2018 Speaking Series
Dental Hygiene Presented By: Cheryl Kirk, Registered Dental Hygienist
Date/Time: Friday, October 5 2018 at 10:00-11:30 AM
This workshop will focus on oral health and total health. It will also explore how your oral health is
related to the rest of your body as in heart health, diabetes and preterm births.

PASSWORDS AND BEYOND/ Cyber Security Presented By: Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Date/Time: Friday October 12, 2018 at 10:00-11:30 AM
This workshop is explores Cyber Security. First we cover the pros and cons of various Anti-Virus or
computer security software and how to choose the best. We emphasize tips for easily creating and
manually storing passwords. The workshop also discusses the dangers of Public Wi-Fi.

Health Maintenance Presented By: Alex Lin (R.Ac, R.TCM.P) & Queenie Poon (Nutritionist, Weight
Management Coach) & Claire Vun (Coordinator)
Date/Time: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 10:00-11:30 AM
As there are many different types of supplements in the market, this workshop will talk about how to
choose the safest and most appropriate supplements and food to improve your overall health.

Death Is Not A Four-Letter Word Presented By: Dr. Niren Shetty, palliative care physician, Freeman
Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care, NYGH
Date/Time: Friday, October 26, 2018 at 10:00-11:30 AM
An open and honest discussion to include: an overview of death and dying in Canada, defining
palliative care, advanced care planning and ethical and legal aspects.

                                               FREE Financial Literacy Course!

 Skills for Change has partnered with TIFF to bring you an 8-week financial literacy
 course this Fall, free of charge! Members and Non-Members are all welcomed to
 sign up, please call the front desk to register at 416 733.4111.

 This course will consist of 5 weeks of financial literacy and 3 weeks of movies.
 Thursdays, October 4– November 22, 12:00-2:00pm

 Topics that will be discussed include:
  - Planning for Retirement
  - Cash Management
  - Introduction to Online Banking
  - Debt Management
  - Introduction to Elderly Financial Abuse

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Creative Writing                                                 Self-Guided Drawing & Watercolour
                                       Instructor: Johnny S.                                            Instructor: Carmie V.
                                       This course is an interactive workshop in which lesson           This program is intended for all levels. Students are
                                       topics will be shaped by students’ specific interests and        encouraged to choose a genre and will be assisted through
                                                                                                        the completion of their chosen artwork. No experience is
Registered Programs - Arts & Culture
                                       questions. Each week, we take a look at a published
                                       piece of work, discuss what we can learn from it, hold           necessary and material costs are extra. Pick up your supply
                                       a writing session, and work towards having a completed           list in the Program Office.
                                       piece by the end of the semester. We cover various               Early Bird Price: $30.00
                                       styles including short stories, plays, poetry, film-scripts,
                                       anything you want to write! This class is developed for           Start Date      Time/Day      Member’s Advantage
                                       anyone who has an interest in storytelling or general
                                       writing. No experience required.                                 October 3  9:30-12:15            Advantage: $35.00
                                       Early Bird Price: $80.00                                         10 weeks On Wednesday           Non Members $65.00

                                        Start Date      Time/Day        Member’s Advantage
                                                                                                        Sketching
                                        October 3   2:00-4:00  Advantage: $85.00                        Instructor: Carmie V.
                                         8 weeks On Wednesday Non Members $120.00                       This class is designed for those who want to learn how to
                                                                                                        sketch. You will be using different materials such as pencil,
                                                                                                        coloured pencil, pen and ink. No experience necessary.
                                                                                                        Instruction will be given on a one-to-one basis on all subject
                                        NEW     Art History: Leonardo, Michelangelo &                   matter, such as landscapes and faces. Material costs are
                                               Raphael-Masters of the Italian Renaissance               extra. Pick up your supply list in the Program Office.
                                           Instructor: Elizabeth I.                                     Class cancelled on Monday Oct 8
                                       Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael are considered                Early Bird Price: $30.00
                                       the great Masters of the Italian Renaissance. In this
                                       course we will focus on the highlights of their extraordi-       Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
                                       nary art produced in Italy. We will review some of their
                                       paintings, sculptures and architectural masterpieces.               Oct 1       10:00-12:00      Advantage: $35.00
                                       Early Bird Price: $80.00                                          10 weeks      On Monday       Non Members $65.00

                                       Start Date       Time/Day        Member’s Advantage

                                                                                                           Do you have yarn to donate?
                                         Nov 2         10:00-12:00       Advantage: $85.00
                                        4 weeks         On Friday       Non Members $120.00

                                                                                                               We’re always looking for donated
                                                                                                               yarn to support our volunteers who
                                                                                                                 make handmade items for the
                                                                                                               Giftshoppe. You can drop off any
                                              Did you know?                                                     supplies at the Giftshoppe or the
                                                                                                                         Program Office.

                                              If you are in a program during
                                              the week but you would like to
                                              pre-order your meal you can
                                              do so by pre-paying in the café
                                              & picking up your meal after
                                              class.

                                                          Want to stay active?                        Visit us online at www.activelivingcentre.org

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Meet the new
                                                       ALC Lawyer!

                                                  Debbie Jorgensen is a lawyer with 14 years experience,
                                                  whose practice currently includes wills and estate
                                                  planning, estate administration, and residential and
                                                  commercial real estate. Debbie was called to the Bar
                                                  In 2004, and after practicing with a Bay Street law firm,
                                                  she obtained her Masters in International Human Rights
                                                  Law before joining her current firm, BSLSC LLP, in
                                                  2006. Debbie's practice was initially litigation-focused,
                                                  including family law, employment law, estates litigation
                                                  and general commercial/civil litigation, but to her
                                                  great pleasure, she was able to transition into
                                                  transaction-based work where she is much happier
                                                  playing a productive role in advising and assisting her
                                                  clients with their estate planning, carrying out real estate
                                                  transactions and administering estates. When she is not
                                                  working, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family,
                                                  reading, learning how to box and traveling.

                                                  Debbie is excited to be participating in the Legal Clinic
                                                  at the NYSC and to be able to provide accessible,
                                                  cost-effective legal advice and services directly to
                                                  seniors in the community.

Coffee &
Conversation
  Canada is a country of international
people. Come and join us for a lively hour
 where you can meet interesting people
        and practice your English
           conversation skills.
  Day         Time          Member’s
                            Advantage
                          Advantage $1.00
Thursday   11:30-12:30
                         Non-Member $2.00

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Health & Wellness
                             To book an appointment, please call
                             416 733.4111 or visit the reception desk.
                                                                                         We are Growing to
                                                                                          New Heights!
Health & Wellness Services
                             Direct Smiles
                             Professional and quality dental hygiene care
                             brought directly to you, the client, by a
                             professional mobile dental hygiene service.
                             Fees vary depending on the following services:
                             client exams, scaling and polish, fluoride
                             treatments, desensitizing of roots and teeth
                             whitening.
                             November 8th                                                                 Save the Date!
                             Prices are available at reception
                                                                                              As you may already know, staff across the
                             Foot Care Nurse                                            organization are preparing for another accreditation
                             Enjoy the following foot care services: foot care          site visit. We are reviewing our program and business
                             education, nail cutting, care of calluses, corns or
                                                                                           practices, our safety procedures, articulating our
                             ingrown toe nails and bonus foot massages.
                             *Currently unavailable. Please see weekly
                                                                                           philosophy of care and our values— and we are
                             bulletins for any updates!                                              ready for another accreditation!

                             Legal Clinic                                                       We will be hosting a CARF Survey in
                             Does your Will need updating? Wills, Powers of                                January 2019
                             Attorney, estate planning, notarization, and oth-
                             er legal advice and services are available.”                During the survey, up to 3 surveyors will assess how
                             October 10, November 14, December 12                           our programs and services and our business
                                                                                           practices align with the high quality standards
                             Naturopathic Clinic                                        established by CARF. While on site, the surveyors will
                             Learn to optimize your health naturally using               be interviewing staff, members, clients, volunteers
                             herbs, nutrition, acupuncture, traditional                      and our community partners to seek their
                             Chinese medicine and many other means.                     perspective on how we serve our clients and test our
                             Teresa welcomes Cantonese-speaking clients.
                                                                                              person-centered policies and practices.
                             October 5; November 2; December 7
                             Initial consultation: $60 (60 min)
                             Follow up visits: $30 (30 min) or $45 (45 min)                We ask you to please join us in welcoming the
                                                                                         surveyors and encourage you to have open and
                             Podiatry Clinic                                            honest conversations with them. Together with your
                             Foot specialist with 30 years experience provides              help and their professional assessment, the
                             foot care to seniors. Treatments include nail                organization can continue to move our quality
                             cutting, corn/callus removal, care for arthritic             improvement plan forward that will benefit our
                             feet and diabetic foot care.                                       members, clients and their families.
                             Oct 12 & 22; Nov 9, & 19; Dec 14 & 17
                             Fee: $12 plus your OHIP card (health card)                 If you would like to learn more about accreditation
                                                                                          with CARF or our up-coming survey; you can visit
                             Please note: We understand that there are times
                             you must miss an appointment due to emergencies             CARF on-line www.carf.org, or ask any staff person
                             or other obligations but as a courtesy, we ask                                 for information.
                             that any appointments are cancelled with at
                             least 24 hours’ notice in advance. Anyone
                             arriving past their scheduled appointment will
                             need to reschedule their appointment.
                             Please call 416 733.4111 to book or cancel
                             appointments.

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Active Living Centre
                                                   Fitness Centre

                                                                                                                 Fitness Centre
                                                               Fitness Programs
Did you know?
                                                    with the Fitness Centre!
Your membership to the Fitness Centre is
included in your annual Active Living Centre              **Your fitness assessment is included in
membership. The Fitness Centre is open seven                Bootcamp for Weight Loss or Group
days a week including evenings and                      Training! Save $50 by registering for one of
weekends. Members can work out                             these programs and enjoy unlimited
independently or register for sessions with a                  access to the Fitness Centre!
personal trainer from Silver Strength Fitness.
                                                        Bootcamp for Weight Loss
                                                        Instructor: Shannon P.
How do you get started?                                 This high intensity program is a circuit style
                                                        class which will challenge your
1. Register for a membership with ALC!                  cardiovascular health, strength, balance
2. Provide us with a doctor’s note giving you           and flexibility. We take minimal rest in
                                                        between exercise stations and work in a
   permission to participate in exercise and            circuit to keep your heart rate in the fat
   personal training at North York Seniors              burning zone.
   Centre. Standard fitness consent form                Class cancelled on October 8
   available in the Program Office.
                                                         Start Date     Time/Day      Member’s Advantage
   *Fitness consent form is valid for two years,
   unless there is a change in medical condition          Oct 15       10:15-11:10     Advantage: $60.00
                                                         10 weeks      On Monday      Non Members $100.00
3. Visit the Program Office to register for a
   one time mandatory assessment with our
   personal trainer.                                    Group Training
   Fitness Assessment Fee: $50.00/Member                Instructor: Shannon P. (Monday), Avaneil J. (Thursday)
                                                        Here’s an opportunity to test out what it’s like
Personal Training Services                              to work directly with a personal trainer in a
                                                        small group setting! Sessions are small for
                                                        more dynamic and hands on training with a
After you complete your fitness assessment,             maximum of 4 people. You will receive a
you can set up individual training sessions             fitness program specific to your body and
that work best for your schedule. Plan your             goals. In addition to class, you will receive
sessions on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly              support with nutrition and at home workouts.
                                                        Class cancelled on October 8
basis!
                                                         Start Date    Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
Individual Training: One 55 minute personal               Oct 15      11:15-12:10      Advantage: $155.00
training session                                         10 weeks     On Monday       Non Members $195.00
$50.00/Fitness Centre Member                               Oct 4       9:15-10:10      Advantage: $155.00
                                                         10 weeks     On Thursday     Non Members $195.00
Team Training: One 55 minute personal
training session in a team of 2 or 3                                  To register for these programs, you
Team of 2: $30/Fitness Centre Member                                  are required to provide a doctor’s
Team of 3: $20/Fitness Centre Member                                  note. Standard fitness consent form
                                                                      available in Program Office.

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Heart Wise Exercise Program at the Active Living Centre
                                            Are you Heart Wise? Physical activity is one of the best things you can do to prevent
Registered Programs - Heart Wise Exercise
                                            heart disease, stroke and many more chronic health conditions. Heart Wise Exercise
                                            works with fitness providers to develop and identify programs and classes that are
                                            appropriate for people who want to stay healthy or who may be living with a chronic
                                            health condition. The Active Living Centre is now one of those community partners that
                                            offer Heart Wise Exercise Classes!

                                            All of the following programs have been approved as Heart Wise
                                            appropriate classes and are identified by this symbol (to the right).
                                            This symbol will help your choose the classes that are right for you
                                            at the right intensity. All Heart Wise Exercises classes encourage
                                            regular daily aerobic exercise, encourages and incorporates
                                            warm up, cool down and self monitoring with all sessions. It allows
                                            participants to exercise at a safe level and offers options to
                                            modify intensity, includes participants with chronic health
                                            conditions (physician approval might be required).

                                                                         Low Intensity - Beginner Fitness Level
                                                   Please note: Students will be required to complete a PAR-Q and may be required to provide a Doctor’s
                                                                       note. Standardized consent form available in Program Office.

                                                                                                        Tai Chi - Yang Style Beginner
                                            Movement to Music                                           Instructor: Agnes W.
                                            Instructor: Dancing with Parkinson’s
                                                                                                        Tai Chi is composed of gentle and flowing movements.
                                            This class is a fun, unique program that helps those with   This program improves muscle strength, balance,
                                            Parkinson's improve their range of motion, core strength,   flexibility, posture and general overall well-being.
                                            balance and enhance overall posture. No partner or          It brings calmness and peace to your mind and helps to
                                            dance experience is necessary.                              harmonize your mind, body and spirit.
                                            Early Bird Price: $68.00
                                                                                                        No experience is required.
                                            Start Date      Time/Day      Member’s Advantage            Early Bird Price: $50.00

                                              Oct 13        2:00-3:00       Advantage: $72.00            Start Date     Time/Day     Member’s Advantage
                                             8 weeks       On Saturday     Non Members: $96.00
                                                                                                           Oct 5        2:15-3:30      Advantage: $55.00
                                                                                                         10 weeks       On Friday     Non Members $95.00

                                            Seated Conditioning
                                            Instructor: Avaneil J.
                                            Seated conditioning is designed to target key
                                            muscles while improving your flexibility, endurance
                                            and balance. This program will be taught in a
                                            chair for support and include a variety of
                                            exercises to help strengthen your core, aid in
                                            bone health and bone density.
                                            Early Bird Price: $45.00

                                            Start Date      Time/Day      Member’s Advantage

                                              Oct 9        10:00-11:00      Advantage: $50.00
                                            10 weeks       On Tuesday      Non Members $90.00

                                                                     Want to stay active?               Visit us online at www.activelivingcentre.org

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Medium Intensity - Intermediate Fitness Level
               Please note: Students will be required to complete a PAR-Q and may be required to provide a Doctor’s
                                   note. Standardized consent form available in Program Office.

                                                                                                                          Registered Programs - Heart Wise Exercise
Healthy Bones Level 1                                          Strong Men
Instructor: Karen S.                                           Instructor: Avaneil J.
                                                               This program is a men’s only dumbbell class
Tone up your body and improve your health with this
                                                               focused on increasing strength! Strong Men focuses
fulfilling program which accommodates participants
                                                               on strengthening your body with the use of
who have varying degrees of Arthritis or Osteoporosis.
                                                               dumbbells and bodyweight exercises. We will
This program is designed to improve your flexibility,
                                                               increase your muscular strength and endurance,
muscle strength and balance using balls, bands and
                                                               improve your posture, reduce tension and increase
weights.
                                                               your metabolism. This class is a combination of
Class cancelled on October 8, 2018                             sitting and standing, with modifications for all levels.
Early Bird Price: $45.00                                       Early Bird Price: $55.00
 Start Date      Time/Day      Member’s Advantage                  Start Date    Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
   Oct 15        12:45-1:45     Advantage: $50.00                    Oct 4      10:15-11:10      Advantage: $60.00
  8 Weeks       On Monday      Non Members $90.00                  10 weeks     On Thursday     Non Members $100.00

                                                               Strong Women
Stretch n’ Strength                                            Instructor: Avaneil J.
Instructor: Karen S.                                           This program is a women’s only dumbbell class
This program is designed for the purpose of                    focused on increasing strength! Strong Women
strengthening and lengthening muscles and increasing           focuses on strengthening your body with the use of
your flexibility through a variety of exercises that are       dumbbells and bodyweight exercises. We will
done both standing and sitting. This program uses balls,       increase your muscular strength and endurance,
tubes and weights. Chairs are used to encourage                improve your posture, reduce tension and increase
balance exercises.                                             your metabolism. This class is a combination of
Class cancelled on October 8, 2018                             sitting and standing, with modifications for all levels.
Early Bird Price: $45.00                                       Early Bird Price: $55.00

 Start Date      Time/Day      Member’s Advantage                  Start Date    Time/Day       Member’s Advantage

  Oct 15        11:30-12:30     Advantage: $50.00                    Oct 4      11:15-12:10      Advantage: $60.00
 8 Weeks        On Monday      Non Members $90.00                  10 weeks     On Thursday     Non Members $100.00

                                                               Total Body Conditioning
                                                               Instructor: Shannon P. (Monday), Avaneil J.
                                                               (Tuesday), Shannon P. (Tuesday: 9:15 Total Body
    Did you know?                                              Conditioning)
                                                               This energizing program targets all major muscle
                                                               groups through a circuit style class. Participants
                                                               move through stations which include strength
    If you have a suggestion for a day                         training to promote muscular endurance, cardio to
                                                               keep the heart healthy, balance challenges to
    trip or have feedback about the                            reduce falls, flexibility to maintain and enhance
    day trips you attended for the 2018                        mobility and exercises that will make activities of
    year you can leave a comment/                              daily life easier.
                                                               Class cancelled on October 8, 2018
    suggestion at the suggestion box on                        Early Bird Price: $55.00
    the Travel Desk
                                                                   Start Date    Time/Day       Member’s Advantage

                                                                    Oct 15       9:15-10:10      Advantage: $60.00
                                                                   10 weeks     On Monday       Non Members $100.00

                                                                     Oct 9       9:15-10:10      Advantage: $60.00
                                                                   10 weeks     On Tuesday      Non Members $100.00

                                                                     Oct 9      11:15-12:10      Advantage: $60.00
                                                                   10 weeks     On Tuesday      Non Members $100.00

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Low Intensity - Beginner Fitness Level
                                                  Please note: Students will be required to complete a PAR-Q and may be required to provide a Doctor’s
                                                                      note. Standardized consent form available in Program Office.
Registered Programs - Fitness & Dance
                                        Chair Yoga Level 1
                                        Instructor: Terri D.                                          Chair Yoga Level 2
                                                                                                      Instructor: Terri D.
                                        Chair Yoga focuses on relaxing the mind and
                                        stimulating the body and spirit. Yoga coordinates             Have a blast in this class as we focus on relaxation and
                                        movement, breathing and helps release tension and             developing a better understanding of the body and its
                                        increase energy. It firms the body and tones                  movements. Yoga coordinates movement and breathing
                                        muscles without pressure. This program is done from           and helps release tension and increase energy. It firms the
                                        the chair and uses balls, tubes and weights.                  body and tones muscles without pressure. This program has
                                        Early Bird Price: $55.00                                      a combination of standing and sitting exercises and uses
                                                                                                      balls, tubes and weights.
                                         Start Date       Time/Day      Member’s Advantage            Early Bird Price: $55.00

                                             Oct 12       12:20-1:20     Advantage: $60.00             Start Date      Time/Day    Member’s Advantage
                                            10 weeks      On Friday     Non Members $100.00                                         Advantage: $60.00
                                                                                                        Oct 12         1:25-2:25
                                                                                                       10 Weeks        On Friday   Non Members $100.00
                                        Fall Prevention & Conditioning
                                        Instructor: Avaneil J.
                                        Falls can be one of the leading causes of fatal and
                                        non-fatal injuries, chronic pain and reduced mobility.
                                        Falls can significantly change your life, and avoiding
                                        falls is important to stay healthy & independent longer.
                                        This low intensity program focuses on improving
                                        strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and ultimately
                                        preventing falls through a variety of fun exercises
                                        done both sitting and standing.
                                        Early Bird Price: $55.00

                                        Start Date       Time/Day      Member’s Advantage

                                          Oct 4         12:15-1:10      Advantage: $60.00
                                        10 weeks       On Thursday     Non Members $100.00

                                             You Asked,
                                             we delivered!
                                             In Spring 2018, a Member suggested a
                                                         relaxation class.

                                             We offer an eight-week program
                                             called Creating Mindfulness &
                                             Meditation that teaches skills which
                                             can be utilized for the relaxation of
                                             mind and body. This Wednesday

                                        1    afternoon class is available to both
                                             Members and Non-Members of the
                                             Active Living Centre. Please see Page
                                             8 for the full details.

                                             Share your ideas in the
                                             Lobby Suggestion Box

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Medium Intensity - Intermediate Fitness Level
        Please note: Students will be required to complete a PAR-Q and may be required to provide a Doctor’s
                            note. Standardized consent form available in Program Office.

                                                                                                                                    Registered Programs - Fitness & Dance
Korean Janggo & Jindobuk Dancing                                   Korean Dancing
Instructor: Ok Cha Kim                                             Instructor: Ok Cha Kim
This program uses drums along with detailed steps that             Experience the true culture of Korea. Learn the art of
interpret the culture. Learn to improve your skills and level      Korean Dance with scarves and tambourines.
of Korean Janggo with Jindobuk Dance. This program is              This program is geared towards people with previous
geared towards people with previous Korean Dance or                Korean Dance experience. This program is taught
Drumming experience. You must provide your own drum                in Korean.
for this program. This program is taught in Korean.                Class cancelled on October 8
Class cancelled on October 8,                                      Early Bird Price: $40.00
Early Bird Price: $45.00
                                                                     Start Date      Time/Day        Member’s Advantage
 Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
                                                                       Oct 1       10:15-11:15        Advantage: $45.00
   Oct 1         9:00-10:00       Advantage: $50.00                  10 Weeks      On Monday         Non Members $85.00
 10 Weeks       On Monday        Non Members $90.00
                                                                       Oct 1        3:15-4:15         Advantage: $45.00
                                                                     10 Weeks      On Monday         Non Members $85.00
Korean Nanta (Drumming)—Advanced
Instructor: Ok Cha Kim
Learn more skills for Korean Drumming and build upon
                                                                   Korean Janggo (Drumming)
your previous experience in drumming combinations and
                                                                   Instructor: Ok Cha Kim
techniques. This program is geared towards people with
previous Korean Nanta experience. You must provide                 Janggo is the most renowned traditional percussion
your own drum for this program. This program is taught in          instrument in traditional Korean music. To play the
Korean.                                                            Janggo, you use a stick with one hand and your bare
Early Bird Price: $45.00                                           hands. Learn the basic Janggo techniques, rhythms and
                                                                   terms, and the popular Janggo dance. You must
                                                                   provide your own drum for this class. This program is
 Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
                                                                   taught in Korean.
  Oct 12         9:30-10:30       Advantage: $50.00                Class cancelled on October 8
 10 Weeks        On Friday       Non Members $90.00                Early Bird Price: $45.00

Korean Nanta (Drumming)—Beginner                                     Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
Instructor: Ok Cha Kim
Learn the basics of Korean Drumming. You will learn                    Oct 1        2:00-3:00         Advantage: $50.00
different drumming combinations and techniques. You                  10 Weeks      On Monday         Non Members $90.00
will be more confident by the end of the class as well as
have learned different Korean drumming songs. This                 Abs, Back & Core Training
program is geared towards people with no Korean Nanta              Instructor: Lorne O.
experience. You must provide your own drum for this
                                                                   A strong core is essential for being able to perform
program. This program is taught in Korean. Limited spots
                                                                   activities of daily living. A strong core also means
are available.
                                                                   improved balance, coordination and stability, less back
Early Bird Price: $45.00                                           pain, more ease in getting up from and sitting into a chair
                                                                   and much more. This would focus on exercises that target
 Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage                 the hips (lunges, squats, and their variations), exercises for
                                                                   the low back based on the low back rehab protocols of
  Oct 12        10:45-11:45       Advantage: $50.00                Dr. Stuart McGill, and exercises to strengthen the deep
 10 Weeks        On Friday       Non Members $90.00                abdominal muscle that hold the other torso muscles in
                                                                   place.
                                                                   Early Bird Price: $55.00

                                                                    Start Date      Time/Day        Member’s Advantage

                                                                    October 6     11:30-12:30        Advantage: $60.00
                                                                     8 weeks      On Saturday       Non Members $95.00

                    Want to stay active?                        Visit us online at www.activelivingcentre.org

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Medium Intensity - Intermediate Fitness Level
                                             Please note: Students will be required to complete a PAR-Q and may be required to provide a Doctor’s
                                                                 note. Standardized consent form available in Program Office.
Registered Programs - Fitness & Dance
                                        Pilates                                                           Yogilates
                                        Instructor: Terri D.                                              Instructor: Terri D.
                                        This program promotes the building of long, lean                  Yogilates is an intense program combining elements of
                                        muscles, particularly focusing on the core muscles                both Yoga and Pilates. This program helps to build long,
                                        and lower body while using a combination of floor,                lean and bulk muscles particularly focusing on
                                        wall and chair exercises with bands, weights and balls.           promoting flexibility, proper breathing and relaxation
                                        Early Bird Price: $55.00                                          techniques of the core and lower body. This program is
                                                                                                          done in the chair, on the floor and on your feet to
                                         Start Date       Time/Day      Member’s Advantage                concentrate on posture, body alignment and breath.
                                                                                                          Early Bird Price: $55.00
                                           Oct 2         11:20-12:20     Advantage: $60.00
                                         10 Weeks        On Tuesday     Non Members $100.00               Start Date       Time/Day     Member’s Advantage

                                        Belly Dance                                                        Oct 12          2:30-3:30     Advantage: $60.00
                                        Instructor: Sarah B.                                              10 Weeks         On Friday    Non Members $100.00

                                        Get your hips moving and shaking to traditional belly
                                        dance music as you learn a variety of dances in this fun         Line Dance Level 1
                                        and enjoyable class.                                             Instructor: Teresa C.
                                        Early Bird Price: $85.00                                         A great way to exercise while having fun with friends!
                                                                                                         You will learn different line dance sequences to a
                                         Start Date        Time/Day      Member’s Advantage              variety of music all while working your lower and
                                                                                                         upper body! No experience is necessary.
                                           Oct 11        10:00-11:00     Advantage: $90.00               Early Bird Price: $45.00
                                          10 Week        On Thursday    Non Members $120.00
                                                                                                         Start Date        Time/Day     Member’s Advantage
                                        Joyous Joints                                                     Oct 11         11:15-12:45     Advantage: $50.00
                                        Instructor: - Avaneil J.                                         10 Weeks        On Thursday    Non Members $90.00
                                        Do you struggle with stiffness or pain in your knees, hips,
                                        ankles, shoulders, wrists or elbows? Then check out our
                                                                                                         Line Dance Level 2
                                        new program, Joyous Joints! This program will focus on
                                                                                                         Instructor: Teresa C.
                                        restoring flexibility, strength and stability in your joints.
                                        You will be led through exercise, education and fall             Level 2 requires you to have completed Level 1 or have
                                        prevention drills which will assist in you living in less pain   knowledge of line dance sequences. You will learn more
                                        and enjoying more life. This medium impact program is            complex line dance sequences while getting a great
                                        suitable for individuals with osteoporosis, low bone density     workout.
                                        or those at risk of fractures and falls.                         Early Bird Price: $45.00
                                        Early Bird Price: $55.00                                          Start Date       Time/Day     Member’s Advantage

                                         Start Date        Time/Day      Member’s Advantage                Oct 11          1:00-2:30     Advantage: $50.00
                                                                                                          10 Weeks        On Thursday   Non Members $90.00
                                           Oct 3        11:00-11:55       Advantage: $60.00
                                         10 weeks      On Wednesday      Non Members $100.00

                                                                                                         Line Dance Level 1
                                                                                                         Instructor: Vivian Y.
                                                                                                         Get your lower body in shape while having some fun!
                                                                                                         Dances range in speed and includes ballroom, Latin,
                                                                                                         country, western and international music.
                                                                                                         Early Bird Price: $50.00

                                                                                                          Start Date       Time/Day     Member’s Advantage

                                                                                                            Oct 5         10:45-12:15    Advantage: $55.00
                                                                                                          10 Weeks         On Friday    Non Members $95.00

                                                               Want to stay active?                   Visit us online at www.activelivingcentre.org

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High Intensity - Advanced Fitness Level
    Please note: Students will be required to complete a PAR-Q and may be required to provide a Doctor’s

                                                                                                                           Registered Programs - Fitness & Dance
                        note. Standardized consent form available in Program Office.

Healthy Bones Level 2                                           Line Dance Level 2
Instructor: Karen S.                                            Instructor: Vivian Y.
Tone up your body and improve your health with this             Get your lower body in shape while having some fun!
fulfilling program which accommodates participants who          Dances range in variety of speeds and include
have varying degrees of Arthritis or Osteoporosis. This         ballroom, Latin, country, western and international
program is designed to improve your flexibility, muscle         music. Knowledge of line dancing or the completion of
strength and balance using weights, balls and bands.            Line Dance Level 1 is recommended.
There is a combination of sitting and standing exercises.       Early Bird Price: $50.00
Early Bird Price: $55.00

                                                                 Start Date     Time/Day      Member’s Advantage
Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
                                                                   Oct 2        1:15-2:45       Advantage: $55.00
  Oct 3       11:00-12:00       Advantage: $60.00                10 Weeks      On Tuesday      Non Members $95.00
10 Weeks     On Wednesday      Non Members $100.00
                                                                   Oct 5        12:30-2:00      Advantage: $55.00
                                                                 10 Weeks       On Friday      Non Members $95.00
Ballroom & Latin Dance
Instructor: Lisa Z. & Charlie Z.
Cha cha cha: International Cha-cha-cha is one of                Boxing
the ballroom dances which is popular in social dance and        Instructor: Avaneil J.
in international competitions. The music for cha-cha-chá is     Boxing works all muscles in your body with many aspects
energetic and with a steady beat.                               of physical conditioning and defense. It enhance’ s car-
In the international Latin style, the weighted leg is almost    dio and improve your heart health, hand eye coordina-
always straight. The free leg will bend, allowing the hips to   tion, muscular endurance, helps to lose or maintain
naturally settle into the direction of the weighted leg.        weight and it provides the ability for defense!
No experience is necessary.                                     Early Bird Price: $55.00
Early Bird Price: $55.00
                                                                 Start Date     Time/Day      Member’s Advantage
Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
                                                                   Oct 3       10:00-10:55     Advantage: $60.00
  Oct 6       10:00-11:15       Advantage: $60.00                10 weeks     On Wednesday    Non Members $100.00
10 Weeks      On Saturday      Non Members $100.00

Ballroom & Latin Dance - Beginner
Instructor: Lisa Z. & Charlie Z.
Waltz is one of the five dances in the Standard (or Modern)
category of the International Style ballroom dances. It was
                                                                      Did you know?
previously referred to as Slow Waltz or English Waltz.
International Standard Waltz is danced to slow waltz music,           We are always looking
preferably 28-30 bars per minute (84-90 beats per minute)              for volunteer help at the North
No experience is necessary.
Early Bird Price: $55.00                                              York Seniors Centre? The various
                                                                      opportunities include:
Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
                                                                       Friendly Visiting
  Oct 6        11:30-12:45      Advantage: $60.00                      ALC Reception
10 Weeks       On Saturday     Non Members $100.00
                                                                       Café Assistant
                                                                       A Day Away Volunteers
                                                                       Many more!
                                                                      Please call the front desk to
                                                                      attend a volunteer orientation
                                                                      session & learn all about how you
                                                                      can help the NYSC community

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ARTS                                     SOCIAL                              GAMES
                                          Art Studio                              Alborz Persian Group                Basic Euchre
Drop-In Programs - Recreation & Leisure
                                          Day: Thursday
                                          Time: 10:00-2:00
                                                                                  ‫گروه ایرانی البرز‬                   Day: Tuesday
                                                                                                                      Time: 10:00-12:00
                                                                                  Day: Friday
                                          Members Only $1.00                                                          Members Only $1.00
                                                                                  Time: 1:00-4:00
                                          Location: Craft Room                                                        Location: Meeting Room
                                                                                  Members $1 & Non-Members $2
                                                                                  Location: Trillium Room             Bid Euchre
                                          Introduction to Knitting &
                                                                                                                      Day: Thursday
                                          Crocheting                                                                  Time: 10:00-12:00
                                                                                  Coffee & Conversation
                                          Day: Wednesday                                                              Members Only $1.00
                                                                                  Day: Thursday
                                          Time: 9:30-11:30                                                            Location: Meeting Room
                                                                                  Time: 11:30-12:30
                                          Members $1 & Non-Members $3
                                                                                  Members Only $1.00                  Canasta
                                          Location: Craft Room
                                          *Supply list available in the Program   Location: Media Room                Day: Wednesday
                                          Office                                  *Canada is a country of
                                                                                                                      Time: 1:00-4:00
                                                                                  international people. Join us for
                                                                                  a lively hour where you can meet
                                                                                                                      Members Only $1.00
                                          Movie Club                              interesting people and practice     Location: Meeting Room
                                          Day: Monday                             your English conversation skills.   Cribbage
                                          Time: 2:00-4:00
                                                                                                                      Day: Wednesday
                                          Members $2 & Non-Members $4             French Conversation Club            Time: 10:00-12:00
                                          Location: Media Room                    Club de conversation français       Members Only $1.00
                                                                                  Day: Friday                         Location: Meeting Room
                                          Stitchers                               Time: 10:00-12:00
                                          Day: Wednesday                          Members $1 & Non-Members $3
                                                                                                                      Duplicate Bridge
                                          Time: 12:15-3:00                        Location: Library/Media Room        Wednesday & Sunday
                                          Members Only FREE                                                           Time: 12:30-4:00
                                          Location: Craft Room                                                        Members $3.50 &
                                                                                  Joy Luck Social Club
                                          *This group consists of volunteers                                          Non-Members $4
                                          producing handiworks to donate to       中社俱樂部                               Location: Multipurpose Room
                                          our GiftShoppe.                         1st & 3rd Wednesday/Month           *Participants are required to attend
                                                                                  Time: 2:00-6:00                     program with a partner.
                                                                                  Members $1 & Non-Members $3         Mah Jongg Advanced—
                                          FITNESS                                 Location: Cafe                      English & Cantonese
                                                                                                                      Monday
                                                                                  Korean Social Club                  Time: 12:30-4:00
                                          Table Tennis                                                                Sunday
                                          Tuesday
                                                                                  한국인 사교 클럽
                                                                                                                      Time: 10:00-4:00
                                          Time: 4:00-6:00                         Day: Saturday
                                                                                                                      Members $1 & Non-Members $3
                                          Thursday                                Time: 1:00-3:00
                                                                                                                      Location: Café/Trillium Room
                                          Time: 3:30-5:30                         Members $1 & Non-Members $3
                                          Saturday                                Location: Craft Room                Pinochle
                                          Time: 2:00-4:00                                                             Day: Thursday
                                          Members $1 & Non-Members $3             Persian Social Club                 Time: 1:00-3:00
                                                                                                                      Members Only $1.25
                                          Location: Multipurpose Room             ‫باشگاه اجتماعی فارسی‬                Location: Meeting Room
                                          *Participants will be required to
                                                                                  Day: Tuesday
                                          complete a PAR-Q and may be                                                 Progressive Bridge
                                          required to provide a Doctor’s note.    Time: 10:00-3:00
                                                                                  Members $2 & Non-Members $4         Day: Tuesday
                                                                                  Location: Craft Room                Time: 12:30-4:00
                                                                                                                      Members Only $2.00
                                                                                                                      Location: Trillium Room
                                                                                                                      *Participants must be an
                                                                                                                      intermediate level player.
                                                                                                                      Scrabble
                                                                                                                      Day: Monday
                                                                                                                      Time: 12:15-4:00
                                                                                                                      Members Only $1.00
                                                                                                                      Location: Meeting Room
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