Active Living Centre 2019 Winter Program Guide - January, February, March - North York Seniors Centre

 
Active Living Centre 2019 Winter Program Guide - January, February, March - North York Seniors Centre
Active Living Centre
2019 Winter Program Guide
   January, February, March

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+           Fitness Centre …………………………………….                            15
living in our diverse community.
                                                                                          ………………….                16

Vision                                                  Fitness & Dance Programs ……………………
                                                        Drop In Programs ………………………………..
                                                                                                                 16-21
                                                                                                                  22
                                                        Social Opportunities …. …………………….....                    23
North York Seniors Centre, an accredited
                                                        ALC Program 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:
                   opportunities and endorse
                                                                          www.kaptiveight.com
                   excellent service
                                                                   Anoosha Kargarfard Photography
                                                                      (Photo taken in Newmarket)

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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)
                                                                                Yalda Hoshmand - Recreation Programmer
                          Renewal Advantage: $40.00 (per year)                  416 733.4111 ext. 205
                                                                                yhoshmand@nyseniors.org
                          Your membership is valid for 1 FULL year, and is
                          renewable on your membership expiry date.             Lindsay Chan- ALC Program Assistant/
                          Members will have 3 months after their expiry                       Acting Kitchen Lead
                          date to renew, after which a $5.00 penalty fee        lchan@nyseniors.org
                          applies.
                                                                                Katrina Lo - ALC Program Assistant
                          Advantages of Membership Include:
                                                                                klo@nyseniors.org
                            Free Newsletter, “In Touch”
                            Access to all drop-in programs
                            Reduced rates on programs, trips,                  Message from Bethany:
                             workshops and events
                           Voting rights for Members’ Council                          Hello membership! It has been an
                           Opportunity to contribute to the Centre             exciting time in the Program Office, what with
                           Access to parking at Hendon Lot
                                                                                me getting used to the role of Supervisor, and
                           (pending availability)
                                                                                the addition of Yalda as Recreation
                           Early Bird Registration - “Front of the Line”
                                                                                Programmer working alongside Angela. We
                                                                                also have a wonderful placement student,
                         Do you have the Advantage?                             Zahra, who has prepared an article seen on
                                                                                Page 13. You will see her in the Active Living
                                                                                Centre until the Spring.
                         Do you need a MAPP?                                            I would like to take this opportunity to
                                                                                encourage you all to take special care of
                         Not sure what program to take or need some             yourselves over the Winter season. Things to
                         help navigating our wide range of programs             consider are getting the flu shot, or the
                         and services?                                          pneumococcal shot, frequent hand washing,
                         Whether it’s health & wellness, learning &             getting enough rest, fueling your body with the
                         culture, recreation & leisure or social                right foods and fluids. This way you will be able
                         opportunities, all ALC members have the                to fully enjoy the holidays and beyond with
                         option of working with staff to choose the             family and friends.
                         programs that best suit your needs and                         You will notice some changes in the
                         interests!                                             Fitness & Dance category and several new Arts
                         MAPP is a free service available to all of our         & Culture programs this Winter session. We
                         members. Speak to our Program Staff today!             hope that you will enjoy them.

                                                                                ~ Bethany Vallentin
                                                                                Supervisor, 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
Tuesday December 25, 2018 - Christmas Day                accurate information and prices are printed
Wednesday December 26, 2018-Boxing Day                   in this magazine. Rates are subject to
Tuesday January 1, 2019 - New Years Day                  change and notices will be posted at the
Monday February 18, 2019 - Family Day                    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
Wednesday December 5th, 2018 and                         necessarily endorse the paid advertisements
                                                         in this brochure.
ends on Monday December 24, 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
                      underground 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 Office.                   5. to take part in decisions about your
                      Café                                                         services and care plan,
                                                                                6. to give consent, refuse consent, and
                      Visit the café for a light breakfast
                      or a delicious hot lunch! The ALC                            change your consent at any time
                      café is open from Monday - Friday starting                   regarding the services you receive
                      at 9:30 a.m. for continental breakfast and
                                                                                   from us,
                      then again at 11:30 a.m. for lunch.
                      Lunch Special (Drink, Entrée, & Dessert) ONLY $4.00       7. to comment or raise concerns about the
                      Looking for the lunch menu? Week at a                        services you receive without anyone
                      glance menus can be found on our
                      website at www.activelivingcentre.org!                       taking action against you,
                                                                                8. to receive information about laws
                      Wifi                                                         and policies that govern NYSC services
                      For those who are wishing to stay                            including how you can make a complaint,
                      connected, we have Wifi for your                          9. to have your client records kept
                      convenience while you are at the ALC.
                      Please visit reception for the password.                     confidential in accordance with the law.

                      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
                                           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 or no knowledge of the language. In
Registered Programs - Life Long Learning
                                           group. Book list available in the Program Office.              this level the focus is mainly 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             Class Cancelled January 23
                                                                                                          Early Bird Price: $80.00
                                              Jan 8        1:00-3:00        Advantage: $25.00
                                            Biweekly      On Tuesday       Non Members $45.00
                                                                                                           Start Date     Time/Day      Member’s Advantage

                                           Cultivating Mindfulness and Meditation                            Jan 2         2:00-3:30  Advantage: $85.00
                                           Instructor: Maryam N.                                           10 weeks     On Wednesday Non Members $110.00
                                           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
                                           locked into undesirable moods, behaviors, actions              Intermediate level courses are aimed towards
                                           and relationships. These skills and methods have been          students who are familiar with the Spanish language;
                                           shown to be helpful to handle stress, reduce chronic           they know how to express themselves in the present
                                           pain, increase energy levels which leads to a clearer          tense for many verbs and their conjugations, and are
                                           mind and a much more peaceful outlook on life.                 familiar with the future tense and have the basis of
                                           Optional meditation USB- $15 and Book-$20 Purchase             a functioning vocabulary.
                                           both for $30 (from instructor)                                 Early Bird Price: $80.00
                                           Early Bird Price: $60.00
                                                                                                           Start Date     Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
                                            Start Date     Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
                                                                                                             Jan 8        2:00-3:30      Advantage: $85.00
                                             Jan 2          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.
                                            Start Date     Time/Day        Member’s Advantage             Class Cancelled January 24
                                                                                                          Early Bird Price: $80.00
                                              Jan 8       10:00-11:00       Advantage: $20.00
                                             8 weeks      On Tuesday       Non Members $40.00              Start Date     Time/Day       Member’s Advantage

                                                                                                             Jan 3        1:00-2:30      Advantage: $85.00
                                                                                                           10 weeks      On Thursday    Non Members $110.00

                                                                                                          Technology One on One
                                                                                                          Instructor: Various
                                                                                                          This Members Only program offers you time and
                                                                                                          attention to learn more about your new device or
                                                                                                          simply brush up on skills. Use our Library Computers
                                                                                                          or bring your own device.
                                                                                                          FREE - Members ONLY
                                                                                                          Start Date        Time                  Day

                                                                                                          On-going        1:00-2:00          On Mondays
                                                                                                                          2:00-3:00
                                                                                                          On-going       12:00-1:00          On Thursdays
                                                                                                                         1:00-2:00

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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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Winter Speaking Series
Join us for a variety of informative presentations in January and February 2019. 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!

                                                                                                        Winter 2019 Speaking Series
Arts & Culture
Photography Basics Presented By: Photographer Stephen Caissie
Date/Time: Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 10:00-11:30 AM
Learn about composition basics, how to look for interesting light, what makes a good subject &
90-year old photographer Thelma Pepper!

Learn More About Presto! Presented By: Ryan Perron—Presto Customer Care
Date/Time: Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10:00-11:30 AM
A informational session on Presto Fare Payment Services! Learn more about the Presto Card
system when using public transit!

My Song is Your Song Presented By: Singer-Songwriter Sarah Teitel: Art Therapist & Facilitator
Date/Time: Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:00-11:00 AM
Join singer-songwriter Sarah Teitel for a concert and songwriting session! In this workshop, Sarah
will play a set of songs from her repertoire. Sarah plays acoustic folk-influences from music that is
calming and thoughtful.

Art Therapy Workshop Presented By: Chen Yue Guo; Professional Art Therapist and CATA
member.
Date/Time: Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 10:00-11:30 AM
Various art materials will be used such as paint brushes, fabric and natural resources. The
workshop will consist of mediation, individual and group art work and sharing.

Health & Wellness
Seniors and Cannabis Presented By: Craig Fossay and Daniel Tan—ComForCare Home Care
Date/Time: Friday, February 1, 2019 at 10:00-11:30 AM
This workshop will review the history and outlook of cannabis in Canada, identify cannabis
properties and modes of consumption. It will also focus on how cannabis can affect seniors
specifically. This includes medical uses, recreational use, risks and limitations.

Body Systems and Associated Pains Presented By: Alex Lin (R.Ac, R.TCM.P)
Date/Time: Friday, February 22, 2010 at 10:00-12:00 PM
An overview of the body system and associated pains (chronic or acute), what is constant and
what happens on a flare up. In addition to that, they will talk about how to manage the pain,
such as what to eat and what to do in terms of exercise and lifestyle, and also what to do in the
event of a flare-up episode. The workshop will also focus on when to visit or get the condition
checked.

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Self-Guided Drawing & Watercolour
                                       NEW     Art Therapy                                           Instructor: Carmie V.
                                                 Instructor: Chen Yue Guo                            This program is intended for all levels. Students are
                                            This course is an interactive workshop in which vari-    encouraged to choose a genre and will be assisted through
                                                                                                     the completion of their chosen artwork. No experience is
Registered Programs - Arts & Culture
                                       ous art materials will be used such as paint, marker,
                                       pencil crayons, oil pastels and watercolor. Each work-        necessary and material costs are extra. Pick up your supply
                                       shop will consist of meditation, individual, group art work   list in the Program Office.
                                       and sharing. This class is developed for anyone who has       Early Bird Price: $30.00
                                       an interest in art as a therapeutic process. No experi-
                                       ence or skills required. Material costs are extra. Pick up     Start Date     Time/Day        Member’s Advantage
                                       your supply list in the program office.
                                                                                                        Jan 2        9:30-12:15       Advantage: $35.00
                                       Early Bird Price: $80
                                                                                                      10 weeks     On Wednesday      Non Members $65.00
                                        Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage

                                          Feb 7        1:00-2:00          Advantage: $85             Sketching
                                         8 weeks      On Thursday         Non Members:               Instructor: Carmie V.
                                                                             $120.00                 This class is designed for those who want to learn how to
                                                                                                     sketch. You will be using different materials such as pencil,
                                               Traditional Iranian Music & Poetry                    coloured pencil, pen and ink. No experience necessary.
                                                  Instructor: Amir Moosavi                           Instruction will be given on a one-to-one basis on all subject
                                        NEW                                                          matter, such as landscapes and faces. Material costs are
                                                  This is a music and literature based class where
                                                 participants have the opportunity to learn about    extra. Pick up your supply list in the Program Office.
                                       traditional Persian music and poetry from the great           Early Bird Price: $30.00
                                       Iranian poets such as Rumi, Saadi and Hafez.
                                       Participants will also get acquainted with the peaceful       Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
                                       and calm tranquility of traditional Iranian music and
                                       vocals. Students have the option of learning to play             Jan 7       10:00-12:00       Advantage: $35.00
                                       instruments such as Tar, Setar, Santur, Kamancheh, or          10 weeks      On Monday        Non Members $65.00
                                       Violin. Students can also learn the vocals of traditional
                                       Iranian songs. In order to learn how to play a musical
                                       instrument, students must bring their own.
                                       SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY FEES
                                       Early Bird Price: $15.00
                                       Start Date      Time/Day        Member’s Advantage                      Treasure in Tune: Music Therapy
                                                                                                       NEW
                                                                                                                 Instructor: Sarah Teitel
                                         Jan 22        6:00-8:00         Advantage: $20.00                     Toronto-based singer-songwriter Sarah Teitel will play
                                        10 weeks      On Tuesday        Non Members $40.00           a mini-concert. The concert will include a variety of songs-
                                                                                                     old favorites, new songs, and songs from around the world.
                                                                                                     Requests are welcome as is singing along! Sarah will also
                                                                                                     play songs from her own repertoire. Sarah’s songs are folk-
                                                                                                     influenced, calming and thoughtful. Each session of the
                                                                                                     workshop will also include some collaborative songwriting—

                                           Did you know?
                                                                                                     Sarah will guide the group to compose an original song so
                                                                                                     that everyone can share in the creative process. You don’t
                                                                                                     need to have any musical training to participate in this
                                                                                                     group. All you need is an enthusiasm for good songs.
                                                                                                     Early Bird Price: $80
                                           If you are in a
                                           program during the week but                                Start Date     Time/Day        Member’s Advantage
                                           you would like to
                                                                                                        Jan 2         2:00-3:30  Advantage: $85.00
                                           pre-order your meal you can                                10 weeks     On Wednesday Non Members $120.00
                                           do so by pre-paying in the café &
                                           picking up your meal
                                           after class.

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Bibliotherapy
Bibliotherapy is the use of literature to help people
with mental, psychological, emotional, and social
challenges. Early forms of Bibliotherapy have been
used in psychiatric hospitals across America and
Europe, and by the end of World War 1, many
of     the    veteran      hospitals     were      apply-
ing Bibliotherapy to treat emotional trauma among
veterans (“Brief history of Bibliotherapy” n.d, Para. 4).

There are three types of Bibliotherapy :
Self-Help Bibliotherapy, Books on Prescription, and
Creative Bibliotherapy (McLaine,2012, Para 4). Poetry
and prose is used in creative bibliotherapy. It is
believed that making a connection with a special
story helps people create better connections with their
personal and emotional life (McLaine, 2012, Para.
7). There also have been several studies that show
that Bibliotherapy has positive outcomes on
wellbeing (McLaine, 2012, para. 3).

Each week, a short story and poetry will be read aloud
for a small group of participants for 1 to 1.5 hours,
followed by a discussion period based on the material.
They can feel free to share their thoughts, or may just
listen (McLaine, 2012, Para. 21, 22).

Meanwhile, for the groups with participants that live
with various stages of dementia, there will be a
version of the program that is shorter and there will
be a facilitator there to assist participants (McLaine,
2012, Para. 24). It has been noted that enjoying texts
and poetry can help with symptoms such as short
term memory loss, drowsiness resulting from
medication, and concentration. Based on the
evaluations in care facilities, reading aloud for
dementia patients can have positive effect on their
wellbeing (McLaine, 2012, Para. 27).

If you enjoy reading, and a good discussion, consider
joining our Book Club this Winter session.
See page 8 for details.

Contributed by ALC Student Zahra Ghanbari

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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.
                             Feb 14th                                                                     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
                             other legal advice and services are available.              During the survey, up to 3 surveyors will assess how
                             Jan 9, Feb13, March 13                                         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.
                             Feb 1, March 1
                             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 35 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.
                             Jan 4 & 21; Feb 8 & 25; March 15&18
                             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: Kerry H.
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 February 18, 2019
   available in the Program Office.                     Early Bird Price: $55.00
   *Fitness consent form is valid for two years,
                                                         Start Date      Time/Day      Member’s Advantage
   unless there is a change in medical condition
3. Visit the Program Office to register for a              Jan 7        10:15-11:10     Advantage: $60.00
                                                         10 weeks       On Monday      Non Members $100.00
   one time mandatory assessment with our
   personal trainer.                                    Group Training
   Fitness Assessment Fee: $50.00/Member                Instructor: Kerry H. (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 February 18, 2019
basis!
                                                        Early Bird Price: $150.00

Individual Training: One 55 minute personal              Start Date      Time/Day      Member’s Advantage
training session
                                                           Jan 7        11:15-12:10     Advantage: $155.00
$50.00/Fitness Centre Member                             10 weeks       On Monday      Non Members $195.00

                                                          Jan 17        9:15-10:10      Advantage: $155.00
Team Training: One 55 minute personal                    10 weeks      On Thursday     Non Members $195.00
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 you 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        This program improves muscle strength, balance,
                                            with Parkinson's improve their range of motion, core        flexibility, posture and general overall well-being.
                                            strength, balance and enhance overall posture. No           It brings calmness and peace to your mind and helps to
                                            partner or dance experience is necessary.                   harmonize your mind, body and spirit.
                                                                                                        No experience is required.
                                            Returning in Spring 2019                                    Early Bird Price: $50.00

                                                                                                         Start Date      Time/Day      Member’s Advantage

                                                                                                           Jan 4         2:30-3:45      Advantage: $55.00
                                                                                                         10 weeks        On Friday     Non Members $95.00
                                            Stretch n’ Strength
                                            Instructor: Karen S.                                        Healthy Bones Level 1
                                            This program is designed for the purpose of                 Instructor: Karen S.
                                            strengthening and lengthening muscles and                   Tone up your body and improve your health with this
                                            increasing your flexibility through a variety of            fulfilling program which accommodates participants
                                            exercises that are done both standing and sitting.          who have varying degrees of Arthritis or Osteoporosis. This
                                            This program uses balls, tubes and weights. Chairs          program is designed to improve your flexibility,
                                            are used to encourage balance exercises.                    muscle strength and balance using balls, bands and
                                            Class Cancelled on February 18, 2019                        weights.
                                            Early Bird Price: $51.50                                    Class Cancelled on February 18, 2019
                                                                                                        Early Bird Price: $51.50
                                            Start Date      Time/Day      Member’s Advantage
                                                                                                         Start Date     Time/Day      Member’s Advantage
                                             Jan 7        11:30-12:30      Advantage: $56.50
                                            9 Weeks       On Monday       Non Members $96.50              Jan 7         12:45-1:45      Advantage: $56.50
                                                                                                         9 Weeks       On Monday       Non Members $96.50

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Low Intensity - Beginner Fitness Level

                                                                                                                          Registered Programs - Heart Wise Exercise
              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.

Chair Yoga Level 1                                            Chair Yoga Level 2
Instructor: Terri D.                                          Instructor: Terri D.
Chair Yoga focuses on relaxing the mind and                   Have a blast in this class as we focus on relaxation and
stimulating the body and spirit. Yoga coordinates             developing a better understanding of the body and its
movement, breathing and helps release tension and             movements. Yoga coordinates movement and
increase energy. It firms the body and tones                  breathing and helps release tension and increase
muscles without pressure. This program is done from           energy. It firms the body and tones muscles without
the chair and uses balls, tubes and weights.                  pressure. This program has a combination of standing
Early Bird Price: $55.00                                      and sitting exercises and uses balls, tubes and weights.
                                                              Early Bird Price: $55.00
 Start Date       Time/Day     Member’s Advantage
                                                              Start Date       Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
  Jan 18          12:20-1:20    Advantage: $60.00              Jan 18          1:25-2:25       Advantage: $60.00
 10 weeks         On Friday    Non Members $100.00            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.

   You Asked,
                                                              Early Bird Price: $55.00

                                                              Start Date        Time/Day      Member’s Advantage
   we delivered!                                                Jan 17          12:15-1:10     Advantage: $60.00
                                                               10 weeks        On Thursday    Non Members $100.00
   In Fall 2018, a Member shared that the
      entrees in the Cafe should be low
      sodium, as a consideration for the                          Seated Conditioning
              population served.                                  Instructor: Avaneil J.
                                                                  Seated conditioning is designed to target key
                                                                  muscles while improving your flexibility, endurance
   Action was taken by communicating                              and balance. This program will be taught in a
   with our Food Sponsor Second Harvest                           chair for support and include a variety of
   to request low sodium. Second Harvest                          exercises to help strengthen your core, aid in
   was receptive to our feedback and                              bone health and bone density.
                                                                  Early Bird Price: $45.00
   has begun to provide low sodium
   entrees for the Active living Centre.
                                                                  Start Date     Time/Day      Member’s Advantage
   Share your ideas in the                                         Jan 15       10:15-11:10     Advantage: $50.00
                                                                  10 weeks      On Tuesday     Non Members $90.00
   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
                                        Welcome Back Kerry H!                                      Strong Men
                                                                                                   Instructor: Avaneil J.
                                                                                                   This program is a men’s only dumbbell class
                                                                                                   focused on increasing strength! Strong Men focuses
                                                                                                   on strengthening your body with the use of
                                                                                                   dumbbells and bodyweight exercises. We will
                                                                                                   increase your muscular strength and endurance,
                                                                                                   improve your posture, reduce tension and increase
                                                I know that this space in the program
                                                                                                   your metabolism. This class is a combination of
                                        and at the centre has some big shoes to fill as            sitting and standing, with modifications for all levels.
                                        Shannon, our beloved leader in all things                  Early Bird Price: $55.00
                                        Fitness and Health is passing the torch (don’t
                                                                                                    Start Date      Time/Day        Member’s Advantage
                                        worry, she will likely see you again to sub a
                                        class or two). She will be missed dearly in our               Jan 17       10:15-11:10       Advantage: $60.00
                                        everyday “sweat fests”, but I know you have all              10 weeks      On Thursday      Non Members $100.00
                                        learned so much from her and will continue to
                                        progress and see results from her education.               Strong Women
                                                                                                   Instructor: Avaneil J.
                                               So that being said, I wanted to take this           This program is a women’s only dumbbell class
                                        opportunity to introduce myself for those who              focused on increasing strength! Strong Women
                                                                                                   focuses on strengthening your body with the use of
                                        are not familiar with me. My name is Kerry                 dumbbells and bodyweight exercises. We will
                                        Hutchings. I have been working with Shannon                increase your muscular strength and endurance,
                                        at the NYSC for the last year and I have met               improve your posture, reduce tension and increase
                                        many of you in my classes or subbing for                   your metabolism. This class is a combination of
                                        Shannon at some point. I will be coming back               sitting and standing, with modifications for all levels.
                                        in January to continue and bring back                      Early Bird Price: $55.00
                                        Sh’Bang! I have missed shaking my hips with                 Start Date      Time/Day        Member’s Advantage
                                        you and watching all of those smiles!
                                                                                                      Jan 17       11:15-12:10       Advantage: $60.00
                                                                                                     10 weeks      On Thursday      Non Members $100.00
                                                 I have been in the fitness industry for the
                                        last 9 years as a Personal Trainer, Group
                                        Exercise Instructor, Triathlon Coach, Powerlifting         Total Body Conditioning
                                                                                                   Instructor: Kerry H. (Monday), Avaneil J. (Tuesday)
                                        Coach and Fitness Training Manager. I was a
                                                                                                   This energizing program targets all major muscle
                                        competitive Triathlete myself, completing 7
                                                                                                   groups through a circuit style class. Participants
                                        Ironman races. Now retired from racing, I am a             move through stations which include strength
                                        competitive Powerlifter. My passion is really              training to promote muscular endurance, cardio to
                                        providing knowledge, safe, fun, effective and              keep the heart healthy, balance challenges to
                                        creative movement training to my clients and               reduce falls, flexibility to maintain and enhance
                                        watching them flourish and live a healthy and              mobility and exercises that will make activities of
                                                                                                   daily life easier.
                                        mostly pain free lifestyle. You can see in the
                                                                                                   Class Cancelled on February 18, 2019
                                        name of my business W(hy) I L(ove) L(ife). This            Early Bird Price: $55.00
                                        business of fitness and helping others with
                                        lifestyle changes really is why I love life!                Start Date     Time/Day         Member’s Advantage

                                               I am really excited and looking forward                 Jan 7       9:15-10:10        Advantage: $60.00

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                                        to working with all of you and to continue to
                                        build amazing, dynamic and fun fitness/health
                                                                                                     10 weeks

                                                                                                      Jan 15
                                                                                                                  On Monday

                                                                                                                   9:15-10:10
                                                                                                                                    Non Members $100.00

                                                                                                                                     Advantage: $60.00
                                        opportunities! See you soon!                                 10 weeks     On Tuesday        Non Members $100.00
                                                                     By: Kerry Hutchings
                                                                         WILL 2B Fit

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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 February 18, 2019
Class Cancelled on February 18, 2019                               Early Bird Price: $45.00
Early Bird Price: $45.00
                                                                     Start Date      Time/Day        Member’s Advantage
 Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
                                                                        Jan 7      10:15-11:15        Advantage: $50.00
   Jan 7         9:00-10:00       Advantage: $50.00                   10 Weeks     On Monday         Non Members $90.00
 10 Weeks       On Monday        Non Members $90.00
                                                                        Jan 7       3:15-4:15         Advantage: $50.00
                                                                      10 Weeks     On Monday         Non Members $90.00
Korean Nanta (Drumming)—Advanced
Instructor: Ok Cha Kim
                                                                   Korean Janggo (Drumming)
Learn more skills for Korean Drumming and build upon
                                                                   Instructor: Ok Cha Kim
your previous experience in drumming combinations and
techniques. This program is geared towards people with             Janggo is the most renowned traditional percussion
previous Korean Nanta experience. You must provide                 instrument in traditional Korean music. To play the
your own drum for this program. This program is taught in          Janggo, you use a stick with one hand and your bare
Korean.                                                            hands. Learn the basic Janggo techniques, rhythms and
Early Bird Price: $45.00                                           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.
                                                                   Class Cancelled on February 18, 2019
  Jan 11         9:30-10:30       Advantage: $50.00                Early Bird Price: $45.00
 10 Weeks        On Friday       Non Members $90.00

                                                                    Start Date      Time/Day        Member’s Advantage
Korean Nanta (Drumming)—Beginner
Instructor: Ok Cha Kim                                                 Jan 7        2:00-3:00        Advantage: $50.00
Learn the basics of Korean Drumming. You will learn                  10 Weeks      On Monday        Non Members $90.00
different drumming combinations and techniques. You
will be more confident by the end of the class as well as          Abs, Back & Core Training
have learned different Korean drumming songs. This                 Instructor: Lorne O.
program is geared towards people with no Korean Nanta
                                                                   A strong core is essential for being able to perform
experience. You must provide your own drum for this
                                                                   activities of daily living. A strong core also means
program. This program is taught in Korean. Limited spots
                                                                   improved balance, coordination and stability, less back
are available.
                                                                   pain, more ease in getting up from and sitting into a chair
Early Bird Price: $45.00                                           and much more. This would focus on exercises that target
                                                                   the hips (lunges, squats, and their variations), exercises for
 Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage                 the low back based on the low back rehab protocols of
                                                                   Dr. Stuart McGill, and exercises to strengthen the deep
  Jan 11        10:45-11:45       Advantage: $50.00                abdominal muscle that hold the other torso muscles in
 10 Weeks        On Friday       Non Members $90.00                place.
                                                                   Early Bird Price: $55.00

                                                                     Start Date     Time/Day        Member’s Advantage

                                                                      Jan 5        11:30-12:30       Advantage: $60.00
                                                                     8 weeks       On Saturday      Non Members $95.00

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

                                        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
                                          Jan 15         11:20-12:20     Advantage: $60.00
                                         10 Weeks        On Tuesday     Non Members $100.00                Start Date       Time/Day     Member’s Advantage

                                        Belly Dance                                                         Jan 18          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.
                                           Jan 10        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                                                        Jan 3        11:15-12:45     Advantage: $50.00
                                        Instructor: Kerry H.                                               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                  Jan 3          1:00-2:30     Advantage: $50.00
                                                                                                           10 Weeks        On Thursday   Non Members $90.00
                                           Jan 2        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

                                                                                                             Jan 4         10:45-12:15    Advantage: $55.00
                                                                                                           10 Weeks         On Friday    Non Members $95.00

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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              Dances range in variety of speeds and include
who have varying degrees of Arthritis or Osteoporosis.          ballroom, Latin, country, western and international
This program is designed to improve your flexibility,           music. Knowledge of line dancing or the completion of
muscle strength and balance using weights, balls and            Line Dance Level 1 is recommended.
bands. There is a combination of sitting and standing           Early Bird Price: $50.00
exercises.
Early Bird Price: $55.00
                                                                  Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
Start Date      Time/Day        Member’s Advantage
                                                                    Jan 8         1:15-2:45       Advantage: $55.00
  Jan 9        11:00-12:00      Advantage: $60.00                 10 Weeks       On Tuesday      Non Members $95.00
10 Weeks      On Wednesday     Non Members $100.00
                                                                    Jan 4         12:30-2:00      Advantage: $55.00
                                                                  10 Weeks        On Friday      Non Members $95.00

Ballroom & Latin Dance
Instructor: Lisa Z. & Charlie Z.                                Boxing
Latin Samba has its origins in Brazil at the beginning of the   Instructor: Avaneil J.
20th century. Most steps of samba are danced with a             Boxing works all muscles in your body with many aspects
slight downward bouncing or dropping action. This action        of physical conditioning and defense. It enhances
is created through the bending and straightening of the         cardio and improves your heart health, hand eye
knees. New comers are welcome. No experience is                 coordination, muscular endurance, helps to lose or
required.                                                       maintain weight and it provides the ability for defense!
Early Bird Price: $55.00                                        Early Bird Price: $55.00

 Start Date      Time/Day       Member’s Advantage               Start Date       Time/Day      Member’s Advantage
  Jan 12       10:00-11:15       Advantage: $60.00                Jan 15         11:15-12:10     Advantage: $60.00
 10 Weeks      On Saturday      Non Members $100.00              10 weeks        On Tuesday     Non Members $100.00

                                                                Sh’Bang Cardiofit
Ballroom & Latin Dance - Beginner                               Instructor: Kerry H.
Instructor: Lisa Z. & Charlie Z.                                Dance your cardio fitness to the next level! This class
Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in      provides the variety your body needs to see results by
Cuba and Puerto Rico. The movements of Salsa are a              combining fun cardio routines through different dance
combination of Afro-Cuban dance, Cuban Son, cha-cha-            styles from Bollywood to Latin and everywhere in
cha, mambo and other dance forms. New comers are                between, with specific muscle conditioning and light
welcome. No experience is required.                             weights that will be tailored to all levels. We will work on
Early Bird Price: $55.00                                        your balance, agility and coordination at the same time.
                                                                This is a great time to enjoy the music and feel the burn.
Start Date      Time/Day        Member’s Advantage              Early Bird Price: $55.00

  Jan 12       11:30-12:45       Advantage: $60.00              Start Date       Time/Day       Member’s Advantage
 10 Weeks      On Saturday      Non Members $100.00
                                                                  Jan 2         10:00-10:55      Advantage: $60.00
                                                                10 weeks       On Wednesday     Non Members $100.00

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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 Drop-In—
                                          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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