December 2020 - Aurora Seniors Centre

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December 2020 - Aurora Seniors Centre
December 2020

  Aurora Seniors Centre
    90 John West Way
   Aurora, ON L4G 6J1
     Tel: 905-726-4767
December 2020 - Aurora Seniors Centre
COVID-19 Protocols:
  In order to open the doors, and keep everyone safe, a number of changes are occurring around the
  Centre. Please read the bullet points below:
  1. Facility Access & Participant Screening
            All programs and activities must be pre-booked. Participants will be unable to drop into
             the Centre. See pages 7 & 9 for information on pre-booking your sessions.
            The front main entrance to the Centre will remained locked. Access will be given to
             pre-booked participants 15 minutes before their activity or program start time.
            Masks are mandatory in the Centre, unless you have a medical reason not to wear one.
             Please note: the York Region mask bylaw does allow you to remove your mask when
             exercising only. Masks must be worn until your fitness activity starts. Removing the mask
             is entirely optional.
            All participants will complete a verbal screening assessment before they enter the Centre.
             Participants who show any symptoms will be directed to return home and seek medical
             advice immediately.
            Staff and volunteers will prescreen before they enter the Centre daily, and will not enter the
             Centre if ill.

  2. Physical Distancing
            There will be floor markings and signage throughout the Centre to promote and maintain
             physical distance.
            Program and activity capacity is restricted so participants can maintain physical distance.
            There is one-way directional flow in the facility. Please note you will enter through the
             main front entrance, and exit via the bocce courts entrance.
            Programs areas will have designated floor markings.
            Participants must stay in their designated area and cannot “visit” other program areas or
            Participants will not be allowed to congregate in the hallways.
            Participants must leave the Centre within 15 minutes of their activity or program ending.

  3. Cleaning and Disinfecting
            Facility Staff and volunteers will provide a thorough cleaning and sanitization of high
             touch points areas throughout the day.
            Some program equipment will be provided, however participants are encouraged to bring
             their own equipment. Equipment will be washed after each use, and returned to a
             designated clean area.
            Cleaning and disinfecting will be based upon the Public Health Ontario document,
             Cleaning and Disinfecting for Public Settings:

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4. Miscellaneous
                        Coffee and tea service is unavailable.
                        Participants are asked to bring their own water and water bottles. Water
                         coolers are unavailable.
                        Lost and found items will be kept for a maximum of 24 hours, then disposed.
                         Please label any item or supply you bring into the Centre.
                        Our cloak room is unavailable. Please do limit the number of items you bring to the
                         Centre as you will need to bring your items with you.
                        Unused areas of the Centre will be unavailable to maintain sanitization.
                        Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance to the Centre and in all program
                         spaces. Participants are encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands on a regular

             5. Facility Tours
                        You are encouraged to book a tour if you would like to see our safety measures
                         and have your questions answered. Adult family members are welcome to attend.
                         Tours will be for a maximum of 4 participants.
                        Tours will be available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
                        If a tour is required outside of these hours, please contact Karie or Andrew.
                                 Karie is available at or (905) 727-3123 x3610
                                 Andrew is available at or (905) 727-3123 x3611
    Our re-opening planning approved by York Region Public Health, and by the Town of
    Aurora. The plan was developed in consultation with the Aurora Seniors Association Re-opening
    If you have any questions on this plan please email Karie at

                     Renewal For Membership 2021
    If you were a (paid up) member for 2020 your membership will be
             automatically carried over to 2021 at no charge.

    Aurora Seniors Centre Holiday Hours

    The Seniors Centre will be closed:
    December 24—28, re-opening on December 29
    The Seniors Centre will be closed:
    December 31 and January 1, re-opening on January 2.

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  Winter 2021
                                                           Age: 55+ years                  Location: Zoom
                                                           Chair Yoga is for someone who has movement
                                                           limitations and/or is recovering from an injury. This will

                                                           help develop strength and flexibility through focused
                                                           and fixed poses. Note: This is introductory pricing for
                                                           our virtual programs that will only be available in the
                                                           Winter session. Normal pricing will resume in Spring
  ACRYLIC PAINT – BEGINNER                                                                     FEE/
                                                              DAY      DATE       TIME                     CODE
  Age: 55+ years                 Location: AFLC                                                CLASS
  This course will introduce you to the unique “forgiving” Wed                    12:45–
                                                                       Jan 13                  $40/10      20421
  qualities of acrylic paint and allow you to experiment                          1:45pm
  with a variety of techniques. Learn about choosing
  paints, painting surfaces and how to make the most of CORE CONDITIONING
  your tools. Basic colour theory and mixing will be Age: 55+ years                        Location: ASC
  explored as well as creating glazes and textures. A strong core is important to all your movement and
  Note: Material costs extra, list available at the ASC or keeping your balance. Learn how to strengthen your
  AFLC. *No class on: Mar 18                               core (stomach, back, hips and glutes) to increase
                                   FEE/                    grace, flexibility and reduce the risk of falling; without
    DAY DATE           TIME                    CODE        doing any crunches or sit-ups. *No class on: Feb 15
                       9:00 –                                                                   FEE/
    Thu      Jan 21                $124/10 20417*            DAY       DATE       TIME                      CODE
                       10:30am                                                                  CLASS
                                                                                  12:00 –
                                                             Mon       Jan 11                   $56/10      20422*
  ACRYLIC PAINT – INTERMEDIATE                                                    12:45pm
  Age: 55+ years                 Location: AFLC
  This class goes beyond the basics. It concentrates on DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS
  technique and composition. Note: Material costs Age: 55+ years                           Location: AFLC
  extra, list available at the ASC or AFLC. *No class on: Anyone can learn to draw. You will be introduced to
  Mar 18                                                   technical and creative exercises that will help develop
                                     FEE/                  your skills. Note: Material costs extra, list available at
    DAY       DATE       TIME                     CODE     the ASC or AFLC. *No class on: Mar 17
                         11:00 –                                                                 FEE/
    Thu       Jan 21                 $124/10      20418*     DAY        DATE        TIME                     CODE
                         12:30pm                                                                 CLASS
                                                                                    9:00 –
                                                             Wed        Jan 20                   $124/10 20423*
  BALANCE IMPROVEMENT                                                               10:30am
  Age: 55+ years                 Location: ASC
  Stay steady on your feet by strengthening your core ESSENTRICS
  and lower body. This class will include seated and Age: *55+ years ^18+ years
  standing exercises.                                      Location: Zoom (Tue), ACC (Wed), ASC (Thu)
                                      FEE/                 This full body work out incorporates movements from
    DAY       DATE      TIME                     CODE      Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Ballet. This safe and effective
                        9:30 –                             class incorporates standing, chair and mat work. You
    Tue       Jan 12                  $56/10     20419     will feel energized, stronger and more flexible. Stress is
                                                           released, aches and pains are soothed through the
                                                           gradual unlocking of the entire body. You will have
  CHAIR STRETCH                                            stronger, toned muscles. ~Note: This is introductory
  Age: 55+ years                 Location: ASC             pricing for our virtual programs that will only be
  Learn how to gently stretch, strengthen, mobilize joints available in the Winter session. Normal pricing will
  and use your breath. This is a class for participants resume in Spring 2021. >No class on: Mar 17
  who suffer from arthritis, tightness and chronic pain.
  Breath deeper, stretch further.                                                              FEE/
                                                             DAY       DATE      TIME                      CODE
    DAY       DATE TIME                          CODE                            12:30 –
                                     CLASS                   Tue       Jan 12                  $40/10      20424*~
              Jan       9:15 –
    Fri                              $56/10      20420                           10:00 –
              15        10:15am                              Wed       Jan 13                  $56/10      20425*>
                                                                                 7:30 –
                                                             Thu       Jan 14                  $56/10      20426^

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INTERMEDIATE FRENCH                                        KNITTING: SOCKS
    Age: 55+ years                Location: Zoom               Age: 55+ years                   Location: ASC
    If you have a basic knowledge of French, you can           As complicated as they appear when you read a sock
    communicate a lot more that you think! All you need        pattern, they are really quite simple. Sock yarns are
    is a little self-confidence. This class will help you      some of the most fun yarns available today – hand
    assert and improve your verbal skills in a fun and         paints, self-patterning, self-striping and more. You will
    relaxed atmosphere. Extra material fees will apply.        learn a basic top down sock. This is an advanced
                                    FEE/                       beginner class. Pick up a supply list from the ASC and
     DAY DATE          TIME                     CODE           bring supplies to your first class.
                       9:00 –                                                                       FEE/
     Tue     Jan 12                 $45/4       20445            DAY DATE           TIME                      CODE
                       11:00am                                                                      CLASS
                                                                                    2:30pm –
                                                                 Wed Jan 20                         $56/5     20429
    Age: 55+ years                 Location: ASC
    Cowls and scarves remain popular fashion
    accessories. Participants need only minimal knitting       LINE DANCE – LEVEL 1
    skills (cast on, cast off, knit and purl stitches). You    Age: 18+ years                Location: Zoom
                                                               Students will learn the basic concept of line dancing
    will learn and practice several stitches and techniques
                                                               and specific line dances to the most popular Latin,
    to create a variety of beautiful cowls and scarves.
    This is an advanced beginner class and an excellent        Ballroom and Night Clubs Music. Beginner class line
    follow-up to the Learn to Knit course. A supply list is    dances will be chosen from the selection of dances
                                                               and music that are played and danced in dance clubs.
    available at the ASC. Please bring all supplies to the
                                                               Students will also learn a few more complicated
    first class.
       DAY      DATE TIME                       CODE                                           FEE/
                                     CLASS                       DAY    DATE       TIME                    CODE
                        10:30 –
       Mon      Mar 1                $45/4      20444                              10:15 –
                        11:45am                                  Sat    Jan 16                 $50/10      20415
    Age: 55+ years                    Location: ASC            MINDFULNESS BY JOURNALING NEW!
    While knitting three small projects (fingerless gloves,    Age: 18+ years               Location: Zoom
    button cowl and hat), you will learn several necessary     Based on the work of Michael Chaskalson, UK's
    basic skills to get started knitting: understanding yarn   leading mindfulness trainer, this course is a unique
    and gauge, casting on, knit and purl stitches, button      hybrid of the two most popular approaches:
    holes, casting off and seaming. No prior knitting          Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and
    experience required. Note: $15 supplies fee, payable       Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
    to instructor at the first class. *No class on: Feb 15     Teachings and practices of meditation, reflective
                                                               journaling and specific movement work will help you
                                        FEE/                   incorporate mindfulness in daily life to manage stress
      DAY DATE            TIME                     CODE
                                        CLASS                  better and improve overall wellness.
                          10:30 –
      Mon Jan 18                        FREE/4 20428*                                            FEE/
                          11:45am                                DAY      DATE    TIME                       CODE
                                                                                  7:00 –
    KNITTING: MITTENS NEW!                                       Wed      Jan 20                 $70/8       20416
    Age: 55+ years                  Location: ASC
    Everyone enjoys the cozy warmth of a pair of hand
    knitted wool mittens. In this class you will learn a
    good basic mitten. You will also learn adjustments
    and techniques which allow you to create various
    styles of mitts– gauntlet, fingerless, felted, thrummed.          We reserve the right to
    This is an advanced beginner class. Students must be
    proficient in basic knitting skills. Please download the         transfer some in person
    supply list (also available at the ASC), and bring all
    supplies to the first class.
                                                                       programs to a virtual
                                                                       format using Zoom.
                        2:30 –
      Wed Mar 3                        $45/4     20445

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  Age: 55+ years                 Location: Zoom
  Since we are all unique in mind and body, this class is
                                                                     We reserve the right to
  designed for everybody to experience various types of             transfer some in person
  short Mindfulness Meditation practices. Through
  breath, body sensations and easy-to-follow slow                     programs to a virtual
  mindful movements, you will be able to choose what
  works best to find your own sense of calm, awareness                format using Zoom.
  and being. There will be options to stand, to come
  down to the floor, or to stay in a chair. Mindfulness
  Meditation is proven to help reduce stress, anxiety andQi-GONG
  depression. Note: This is introductory pricing for our Age: 55+ years                  Location: Zoom
  virtual programs that will only be available in the Winter
                                                         Qi-gong is a gentle, flowing mind body practice. Sets of
  session. Normal pricing will resume in Spring 2021.    movements offer many benefits for maintaining health.
                                      FEE/               Qi-gong helps to improve strength, co-ordination and
    DAY      DATE     TIME                        CODE   balance; important factors for fall prevention. The
                      11:15 –                            connection to mind, body and breath aids in alleviating
    Thu      Jan 21                   $40/10      20431  stress and anxiety. All levels are welcome. Qi-gong can
                                                         be practiced both standing and seated. Note: This is
                                                         introductory pricing for our virtual programs that will
  MOVE AND TONE NEW!                                     only be available in the Winter session. Normal pricing
  Age: 55+ years               Location: Zoom            will resume in Spring 2021.
  This program uses cardiovascular exercise to improve
  endurance! We will also use light weights and DAY DATE                                     FEE/
                                                                             TIME                         CODE
  resistance bands to work your muscles to strengthen                                        CLASS
  and tone your body.                                                        9:15 –
                                                           Tue      Jan 19                   $40/9        20436
   DAY      DATE    TIME                     CODE
                                  CLASS                  STRETCH & TONE
                    9:00–                                Age: 55+ years                 Location: ASC
   Mon      Jan 11                $40/10     20598
                    10:00am                              This class is designed to strengthen and tone muscles
                                                         to     facilitate  everyday     living    activities   and
  pFIT                                                   improve appearance. A variety of light equipment will
  Age: 55+ years               Location: ASC             be used. The muscles will then be stretched to
  pFIT is a social and safe way to increase lower body maintain or increase flexibility. *No class on: Feb 15
  strength, improve range of motion and maintain                                              FEE/
  balance. The stepper allows each leg to work at its own DAY DATE            TIME
  pace and resistance level, and digitally monitors                           1:30 –
  strength improvement. *No class on: Feb 15               Mon Jan 11                         $56/10       20437*
                                    FEE/                                      10:00 –
    DAY      DATE     TIME                      CODE       Thu       Jan 14                   $56/10       20439
                                    CLASS                                     11:00am
                      12:15 –                                                 11:00 –
    Mon      Jan 18                 $92/8       20432*     Fri       Jan 15                   $56/10       20446
                      12:45pm                                                 12:00pm

  PILOGA                                                       YOGA – BEGINNER
  Age: 55+ years                                               Age: 55+ years                  Location: Zoom
  Location: Zoom (Mon), ASC (Tue), ACC (Fri)                   This class is well-suited for newcomers to Yoga and for
  This class is designed to build strength and gain            those who wish to continue to focus on the Hatha Yoga
  flexibility. Combining the muscle toning of Pilates with     fundamentals of basic poses and breathing. Note: This
  the flexibility of Yoga, this class has constant             is introductory pricing for our virtual programs that will
  movement to help burn fat. *No class on: Feb 15 ^No          only be available in the Winter session. Normal pricing
  class on: Mar 19                                             will resume in Spring 2021. *No class on: Feb 15
                                    FEE/                                                           FEE/
     DAY DATE          TIME                      CODE            DAY      DATE        TIME                   CODE
                                    CLASS                                                          CLASS
                       10:15 –                                                        12:15 –
     Mon Jan 11                     $40/10       20433*          Mon      Jan 18                   $40/10 20440*
                       11:00am                                                        1:15pm
                       11:00 –
     Tue      Jan 12                $56/10       20434
     Fri      Jan 22                $56/10       20435^

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    Age: 55+ years                   Location: Zoom                   TOWN OF AURORA
    This class is for those who want to improve their overall
    flexibility, relieve stress and leave feeling relaxed. This    PROGRAM REGISTRATION:
    class focuses on basic stretching techniques and does
    not specifically follow the Hatha, Ashtanga, Lyengar or
    Vinyasa principles.                                           Registration will begin on Monday, December 14
                                                                  for residents. Non-resident registration will
       DAY       DATE      TIME
                                                   CODE           begin on Thursday, December 17.
                 Jan       11:00 –
       Thu                              $40/10 20441
                 12        12:00pm
                                                                  Registration is available 3 ways.
    ZUMBA GOLD                                                    1. Online using the Town of Aurora’s E-play
    Age: 55+ years              Location: Zoom                    system. You can access E-play by visiting
    This amazing program is very easy to follow, so anyone
    will be able to do it! Dances that are specifically
    highlighted in this program include: Merengue, Salsa,         2. In person, by appointment only. Call (905)
    Cha Cha, Belly Dance, Flamenco and Tango.                     726-4767, on or after Monday, December 7 to
                                     FEE/                         make an appointment to fill out your
      DAY     DATE      TIME                   CODE               registration form at the Aurora Seniors Centre.
                        1:00 –                                    There are limited appointments available.
      Tue     Jan 12                 $40/10 20442
                        1:45pm                                    3. Drop Off. Starting Monday, December 14,
                                                                  registration forms, and a drop box will be
    ZUMBA GOLD TONING                                             available in the foyer of the Aurora Seniors
    Age: 55+ years                 Location: Zoom                 Centre Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Zumba Gold-Toning offers the best of both worlds. The
    exhilarating experience of a Zumba Fitness-Party with         Please pick up your forms (on or after
    the     benefits     of    safe-and-effective   strength      December 14) , fill it out at home or in your car,
    training. It's an easy-to-follow dance-fitness program.       and drop it off at the ASC. A drop box will be
    Through dynamic lightweight resistance training and           available in the foyer. The box will be emptied by
    exciting international rhythms, Zumba Gold—Toning             staff twice a day.
    classes help participants build muscle strength,
    increase bone density, and improve mobility, posture          Staff and volunteers will do our best to
    and coordination. You will need access to 1lb weights         accommodate our members. If you have any
    (soup cans work too!). Please note this is introductory       questions about this process please contact
    pricing for our virtual programs that will only be            Karie or Andrew.
    available in the Fall and Winter session. Normal pricing
    will resume in Spring 2021.                                   Karie (905) 727-3123 x3610 or
      DAY DATE           TIME                     CODE
                                       CLASS                      Andrew (905) 727-3123 x3611 or
                         9:00 –                         
      Fri     Jan 15                   $50/10     20542

             Free Zoom Assistance
                 Interested in trying ZOOM?                              Thursday, December 10 or
                                                                          Thursday December 17
                      Need some help?                                           at 10:15am.
                                                                  Let us help you get started Please email
       Join us to learn the ins and outs of zoom.        for more details or to
       Andrew will gladly answer your questions                                   sign-up.
          and get you started. You will need a
           laptop, tablet, ipad or smartphone.

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Fitness in a Bag
    Are you looking to increase your fitness
    at home? This kit comes with so much to
    assist! You will receive a yellow mini-
    band, a full sized yellow resistance band,
    a massage ball, and an exercise activity
    book curated by one of our instructors. In
    addition, we will have 2 zoom classes to
    take you through exercises to
    strengthen, tone, stretch and relax your
    muscles (see dates below). These zoom
    sessions will be recorded and a link of the recording sent to you so you can
    continue these exercises at home. Each Zoom class will end with a question
    and answer period with your instructor.
    This program will only be offered in our Winter 2021 session, and there are
    limited quantities available.
    Pick up for your Fitness in a Bag will be Friday, January 15 between 12 – 2
    p.m. at the Aurora Seniors Centre, or by appointment. Call 905-727-3123
    x3610 if you have any questions.
    Zoom classes will take place on Friday January 22 at 1 p.m. and Friday
    February 26 at 1 p.m.
    Fee: $30 (including HST) Code: 20615
    See page 7 for details on how to register.

                                       Conversation Circles
    Would you like a safe space to have an in-person conversation with friends? We are please to offer
    Conversation Circles for you and up to 3 other members. These will be available in 1 hour time blocks
    and we will provide physically distanced seating and parameters for you and your friends.
        Conversation Circle participants must be members of the Aurora Seniors Association (ASA).
        Members will call Reception to book a conversation circle. Names and telephone numbers of all
         participants will be required upon booking.
        Gatherings will be for 2 – 4 participants only.
        Gatherings will be for 1 hour.
        Masks are mandatory.
        Participants will remain within their 6’ diameter hoops, to maintain physical distance.
        No food or beverages allowed. No sharing of items between members.
        Members cannot enter other spaces, and mingle with other conversation circles
    Conversation Circles will be available Monday—Thursday at 1 p.m. and Tuesday—Friday at 10 a.m.
    Please call Reception to book, or to ask questions 905-726-4767.

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ASA Activity Registration Procedure
       WHO: Everyone who enters the Seniors Centre must be pre-registered for whatever she/he plans
         on doing.
       HOW: Pre-registration for all ASA activities or appointments only may be made by calling the
         Reception desk at 905-726-4767 between 9 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
         Monday to Friday. There will be a volunteer dedicated to the telephone.
         Numbers are limited, therefore we are restricting each member to a maximum of 2 ASA
         activities per week (this will be revisited after the first 2 weeks). A member may not register for
         anyone else other than his/her spouse. Participants in Town Programs are pre-registered once
         they have successfully signed up for the Program.
       WHEN: Pre-registration will be available for 2 week blocks with a new week opening for availability
         each Monday.
       WAIT LISTS: Wait lists will be available for all activities that are full. If
         cancellation(s) occur, Reception will call the member(s) on the wait list to notify them of the
       CANCELLATIONS: If you are unable to attend an activity for which you have
         pre-registered, please ensure that you advise Reception as soon as possible. Because of the
         restricted numbers, no-shows are unacceptable. If you are unable to attend but do not cancel
         on 3 occasions, you will not be allowed to register for any activity for the next 2 week period.
       MESSAGES: Registrations may not be made by voice mail. You may leave a message to have a
         call back. You may also leave a message to cancel your activity participation.
       The Board of Directors has eliminated the daily activity fee for the rest of 2020.
       Please note: The doors to the Aurora Seniors Centre will remain locked and will open 15 minutes
          prior to your activity or program. Please wait in your vehicle, or do not be dropped off, before
          this time. See pages 2 & 3 for more details.

   ASA Available Activities:                                 Library on Thursdays (by appointment)

   We are so pleased to slowly and cautiously                Movies Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
   welcome you back to the Aurora Seniors Centre.            Outdoor Walking Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
   Here is a list of activities that are available:          Quilt & Sew Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
      Art Drop-In Thursdays at 9 a.m.                       Tai Chi Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 9
      Bingo Fridays at 12:45 p.m.                            a.m.
      Book Clubs via Zoom Fridays at 1:30 p.m.              Wood Carving Tuesdays & Thursdays
                                                              at 9 a.m.
      Computer Club via Zoom Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
                                                            Woodshop Monday, Wednesday, Friday
      Conversation Circles (various)                        at 9 a.m.
      Creative Colouring Thursdays at 1 p.m.             (ALL activities are pre booked with no drop-in)
      Knotty Knitters Mondays at 9:30 a.m.               Please check out our December calendar for
      Let’s Create Wednesdays at 12 p.m.                 further information. (back page of the newsletter).

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Seniors Centre Without Walls (SCWW) is just like attending a fitness
class, seminar or playing a game at the Centre but from the safety of your
home. Join us over the phone, and with Chair Exercise and Stretch and
Relax, Chair Tai-Chi and Chair Zumba programs, also on ZOOM video
conferencing too. You can see Brandie and Cris!

 All SCWW Programs are FREE to join, 30 minutes long and occur 7 days a week.
 Regular programs include:

 Chair Exercise: Light cardio and strength exercises. Weights and resistance bands
 are optional.
 Chair Yoga: A gentle practice that relaxes your body and mind.
 Chair Zumba: A fun and versatile routine that leaves a smile on your face.
 Fun & Games: Activities to make us laugh and stay connected.
 Stories & Games: Stories from a variety of genres.
 Stretch & Relax: Light movement to feel better and reduce stress.

 Contact Information:
 For further information or if you have questions, you can reach us via:
 Telephone: 905-727-3123 ext. 3614
                                        Tips on a good call
 Here are some ways to make the most of your SCWW calls.
 LET THE FACILITATOR LEAD: To reduce confusion on the phone it is important to let the
 facilitator or guest speaker guide the conversation or activity.
 USE THE ME/NOT ME RULE: Remember to give everyone a chance to speak. This includes making
 sure to not talk over or disrupt someone while they are speaking. and being mindful that every time
 you comment on something, it might not be giving space for someone else, or allowing the
 program to continue.
 BE MINDFUL: Be mindful that everyone has a story, a background, and a different way of looking
 at the world, and/or different communication styles.
 REDUCE BACKGROUND NOISE: Plan to be in a location with reduced background noise. Turn off
 anything that might make noise (television, radios, or pets.) Be aware that the facilitator may mute
 your line if there is too much background noise.

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December 2020 SCWW Programs
 Monday                  Tuesday                     Wednesday                  Thursday                 Friday
                    1                               2                      3                         4
                    3:15                            10:15                  3:15                      3:15
                    Stretch & Relax (Z/T)           Chair Exercise (Z/T)   Stretch & Relax (Z/T)     Fun & Games (T)
                                                    Stories & Games (T)

7                8                                  9                      10                        11
3:15             3:15                               10:15                  10:15                     10:15
Card Bingo (Z/T) Stretch & Relax (Z/T)              Chair Exercise (Z/T)   ZOOM Help (Z)             Chair Yoga (Z/T)
                                                    3:15                   3:15                      3:15
                                                    Stories & Games (T)    Stretch & Relax (Z/T)     Fun & Games (T)
14                  15                              16                     17                        18
3:15                3:15                            10:15                  10:15                     10:15
Jeopardy (Z/T       Stretch & Relax (Z/T)           Chair Exercise (Z/T)   ZOOM Help (Z)             Chair Yoga (Z/T)
                                                    3:15                   3:15                      1:00 Christmas
                                                    Stories & Games (T)    Stretch &Relax (Z/T)      Together (Z/T)*

21              22                                  23                     24                        25
3:15            3:15                                10:15                  9:15                      Merry Christmas!
Fun & Games (T) Stretch & Relax (Z/T)               Chair Exercise (Z/T)   Stretch and Relax (Z/T)   (No Program)
                                                    3:15                   10:15
                                                    Stories & Games (T)    Celebrate Christmas (T)
28                  29                              30                     31                        January 1
(No Program)        3:15                            10:15                  9:15                      Happy New Year!
                    Stretch & Relax (Z/T)           Chair Exercise (Z/T)   Stretch and Relax (Z/T)
                                                                                                     (No Program)
                                                    3:15                   10:15
                                                    Stories & Games (T)    Celebrate New Years (T)

5                   12                              19                     26                        January 2
10:15               10:15                           10:15                  Boxing Day                10:15
Chair Zumba (Z)     Chair Zumba (Z)                 Chair Zumba (Z)        (No Program)              Chair Zumba (Z)

6                  13                               20                     27                        January 3
12:30              12:30                            12:30                  12:30                     12:30
Chair Exercise (Z) Chair Exercise (Z)               Chair Exercise (Z)     Chair Exercise (Z)        Chair Exercise (Z)

      This legend indicates how each SCWW program will be available for this month!
                T—Teleconference Z—Zoom Z/T—Zoom & Teleconference

                                           *Christmas Together
            Please see the newsletter cover for more information on this free event!

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Computer Club                           Tuesday, December 8 – Questions and answers.
                                                    Ask any technology questions on your mind. If you
                                                    think it might be complex and require some re-
The Computer club wishes all ASA members a          search please send the question via email to Bob
very happy holiday season in these trying times. A or Doug in advance. We will talk about storage as
special thanks to all of you who continue to attend well. What is storage vs memory. How much do
our seminars virtually using Zoom. You and all      you need? What about cloud storage? Other stor-
your suggestions make the seminars more useful age devices that are portable.
and interesting for all of us. Technology changes
at a very fast pace and trying to keep current with Tuesday, December 15 – Apple day with Herb and
what is important and how to stay safe keeps us Susan.
busy and is seldom boring.
                                                     Tuesday, December 22 and 29 – Nothing
We will do seminars only the first three Tuesdays    scheduled, enjoy the holidays and we’ll see you in
in December as many of us get busier with the        January.
                                                  The Aurora Seniors Association website at http://
Tuesday morning seminars schedule– Tuesdays is your best source for
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We continue to try and   information about any of our programs or use one
cover topics of interest to our members but we    of the email addresses below.
need your help to know what is of interest to you.Your suggestions and comments about what you
Let us know.                                      might like the computer club to do, courses we
                                                  could teach or content for our Tuesday sessions
Tuesday, December 1 – Smart home speakers.        is always welcome. Send your suggestions to Bob
How they can be used to share photos and do so Hedenberg at, Doug
much more. We will talk about Alexa and Google Cooper at or to
Assistant. Most of you are aware these tools also
work on your smartphones and other mobile de-
vices. Doug and Bob will discuss this topic.

                            Silver Stars Theatre Group
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat,
Here is something for you to see, no matter where you’re at.

A reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by
Zara Stuart-Jones; John Dowson; Jane Kennedy;
John Gillan; Ed Webster; Joan Brownlow
Music by Joy Gannicott

You can see it from December 7—31 at:

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Knotty Knitters
A warm welcome back to the Knotty Knitters and to any new knitters and crotchetiers who would like
to join us on Monday mornings throughout the year, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the lounge, until such time as
when the Centre will be fully opened once more to regular activities. Everyone will always be wel-
comed with a warm smile and a cheery hello.
You will have to bring your own knitting and crocheting at this time.
Please remember to wear your mask once you have entered the premises and should be worn until
you leave.
There are six spaces available and you must call the Centre to book your space. They are on a first
come basis. We look forward to seeing everyone even though it could take weeks.
The yarn cupboard will be opened once a month. We are still busy knitting and crocheting!! If you wish
to knit/crochet something for the Centre, please speak to Debbie or Irene. They will be quite willing to
help you.
Hopefully when we are back to normal once again we will be seeing some familiar faces and some
new ones
The colder weather is coming. Some beautiful blankets, hats, socks, mittens and coats for our best
Friends, as well as lovely layettes and sweaters have been done or are being made. If you would like to
see some of them you can see them in the glass display case at the left side of the front door as you
come in. You can still purchase any of the items you see there. Christmas presents!! Please speak to
our Receptionist.
I do hope some of the beautiful blankets and Afghans are ready to take with us on those long, brisk
walks. With the cooler weather they sure will come in handy for these long walks. I do know our mem-
bers are taking part in the SCWW. I have been talking to some of you and while taking part in the fun
and games calls etc., you have been keeping those hands busy!!
 If you have a project that you are working on and run into a problem someone in the Knotty Knitters
Group would be only too happy to help out. We do not teach beginners. The Town runs a programme
for new knitters. Please enquire at the Reception Desk.
Well one good thing that came out of this Corona Virus is that we all probably did a bit more knitting,
crocheting, etc., Maybe even read a few more books?
If anyone is interested we have yarn available for knitting for the Centre. Please just ask us.
The smiles are always free and lasting friendships are formed. We share family happenings and jokes.
If you wish to join us, please do so. Hope to see you all soon.

                                       ASA Board of Directors
Our next Board of Director meeting will be Monday, December 21 at 12:30 p.m.
All meeting are held through Zoom.
If you are interested in attending, as an observer, please email Karie Papillon at
She will send you details on how to access this meeting.
Thank you.

   Aurora Seniors’ Centre Newsletter December 2020                                                   Page 13
Upcoming Seminars
All upcoming seminars will be presented using Zoom and require pre-registration. Email
Andrew Bailey at or call 905-727-3123 x3611 to register.
Speaking of Bones                            Internet Safety
Wednesday, January 13 at 1 p.m.              Wednesday, January 27 at 1 p.m.
Speaking of Bones is the national            This workshop is designed to educate you
speakers’ program of Osteoporosis            on internet safety risks and empower
Canada.                                      participants to be safe internet users. The
The presentation, covers:                    workshop will focus on 3 essential
•   What is osteoporosis?
                                              understanding and defining phishing
•   Risk factors                                scams;
•   How osteoporosis is diagnosed             tips for spotting/recognizing phishing
•   How to maintain healthy bones               scams;
•   How to live well with osteoporosis        as well as resources participants can
Presented by: Osteoporosis Canada               utilize if they have been impacted by a
                                                phishing scam.
                                             Presented by: YMCA of Greater Toronto
                                             Digital Literacy Skills Program

      Free Zoom Assistance
          Interested in trying ZOOM?                 Thursday, December 10 or
                                                      Thursday, December 17
               Need some help?                              at 10:15am.
                                              Let us help you get started Please email
Join us to learn the ins and outs of zoom. for more details or to
Andrew will gladly answer your questions                      sign-up.
   and get you started. You will need a
    laptop, tablet, ipad or smartphone.

                  The Aurora Seniors Centre Team would like to
                  wish all our members a safe and happy holiday
                  season—whichever holiday you celebrate!
                  Thank you for supporting us, and cheering us on
                  throughout the pandemic. We miss you and
                  hope to see you again in 2021.
                  Sincerely, Karie, Andrew, Bill & Brandie
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Seniors Centre in a Bag
The Town of Aurora is excited to offer you Seniors Centre in a Bag program,
twice a month (1st and 3rd Friday on the month), to provide Aurora’s older
adults with inspired activities that can be done safely from inside your own

What is in the bag? Each bag will include something different from puz-
zles and suduko to craft kits and recipes. This bag is full of so many fun
activities, your only challenge will be deciding which activity to start with.

What’s the cost? FREE!
Thanks to the support of the New Horizons
Seniors Grants Program and the Government of Canada’s Emergency
Community Support Fund and the Community Foundations of Canada we
are pleased to provide you with this program at no cost to you.

When are the deliveries and pick ups this month?
Deliveries of the bags will be on Friday,
December 4, December 18 and Wednesday
December 30 (for your first January delivery).

Interested in Participating? Reach out to Brandie either via email
( or by phone 905 727-3123 x3614 to register.

This program will be available until April 2021.

                                  Come burn off your holiday indulgences
                                with two special zoom classes with Brandie!

           Tuesday, December 29                              Tuesday, January 5
                 1—2 p.m.                                        1—2 p.m.
              Location: Zoom                                  Location: Zoom
               Email Brandie to register for these free classes at

Aurora Seniors’ Centre Newsletter December 2020                                      Page 15
ASA Holiday Tuesday Night Movies
 We are pleased to be offering Tuesday Night Movies at the Centre every Tuesday with a
           NEW start time of 6:00 pm. New safety measures are in place for
             all ASA activities to ensure your safety as well as your peers.
 December 1 – Deck the Halls (2006): Matthew Broderick (PG, 93 min, Comedy)
 Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can
 be seen from space.
 December 8 – Miracle on 34th Street (1947): Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara (G, 106 min, Drama)
 When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer
 decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
 December 15 – National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989): Chevy Chase (PG, 97min, Comedy)
 The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
 December 22 - A Christmas Carol (1951) Alastair Sim, Jack Warner (PG, 104min, Comedy)
 Ebenezer Scrooge, a curmudgeonly, miserly businessman, has no time for sentimentality and largely
 views Christmas as a waste of time. However, this Christmas Eve he will be visited by three spirits who
 will show him the errors of his ways.
 December 29 – A Christmas Story (1983) Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon (PG, 94min, Comedy)
 In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that
 a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

                 Wednesday ASA Holiday Movie Matinees
                            (All Matinees will begin at 1pm)
 December 2 - White Christmas (1954) Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye (PG, 120min, Comedy, Musical)
 A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to
 save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
 December 9 - The Polar Express (2004) Tom Hanks (PG, 104min, Comedy)
 On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar
 Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
 December 16 - Holiday Inn (1942) Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire (PG, 100min, Comedy, Musical)
 At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful
 up-and-coming performer.
 December 23 - It's a Wonderful Life (1946) James Stewart, Donna Reed (PG, 130min, Drama)
 An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life
 would have been like if he had never existed.
 December 30 - Love Actually (2003) Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson (14A, 135 min, Comedy)
 Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely
 Interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England

Call Reception at 905-726-4767 from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday to
reserve your space for a movie following the ASA sign-up procedure on page 9.
(Limited space for each Movie) Movies are Free, no refreshments served.
**Please note: The doors to the Aurora Seniors Centre front doors will remain
locked and will open 15 minutes prior to the movie start time.

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A Reading By the ASA Silver Stars
    This will be filmed and uploaded to the
  ASA website. You will be able to view this at from December 7—31.

Aurora Seniors’ Centre Newsletter December 2020   Page 17
Carpet Bowling:
Jeff wishes the Monday afternoon Carpet
Bowlers the best of the season: I hope that
you are all staying safe and that it won’t be
too long before we are Bowling together
again. Happy Holidays.

Evergreen Choir:
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Let Your Hearts be Light”
(Hugh Martin and Ralph Blaine)
Hi to all the members of the Seniors’ Centre Evergreen Choir, to our
accompanist Hadara Jacoby, to Karie and to Andrew, and to those members who are
keeping the Centre open and functioning during this difficult time, so that we all may be back
together again when things start to free up.
On behalf of our Evergreen Choir committee we wish you all good health and happiness
during this holiday season and we look forward to when we can all be together again.

Sincerely, Stella

Hi Mahjongg Mavens,                                       Mexican Rummy:
June and I would like to wish you all the very best for   Have a Happy Holiday Seasons Mexican
the holiday season which is fast approaching.             Rummy members! We have a very sad news
It will probably be a very different Xmas than you        this time as we lost a dear member Signe who
have experienced before, but let’s pray for a healthy,    was a great player.
happy one world wide. We would also truly love to do      Please keep safe and healthy and we'll shuffle
a Zoom with you all for Xmas wearing our red and          our cards for more fun games.
green (OR NOT), but for sure clink our glasses for a
healthier and happier NEW YEAR .                          Every one is welcomed to join us.
We will be in touch soon with suggested plans.            Misaye
Cheers, June and Sheila

    Seasons Greetings to you all. I can't tell you how much I miss seeing your smiling faces,
    and the camaraderie of the group. I look forward to once again being able to gather at
    some point in 2021. Until then keep well.
    May the joys of the season shed light, hope and fill our hearts with peace.
    I wish you all the love and happiness this season can bring, and may it follow you
    throughout the coming new year
    Happy Holidays! Your Snooker Convenor, Jane St Germain

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Pickleball:                                          Kitchen Teams:
Greetings to all Aurora Pickleball Players           Did you order a hamburger, a hotdog or chicken?
and Pickleball Followers!                            Remember how much they were all finger lickin',
Summer Outdoor Pickleball has                        Our BBQ's and lunches we thought would never end,
finally come to an end – what a                      Ah! Yes those were the good old days my friend,
wonderful season it was! - and now we are            Then COVID-19 raised its ugly, devastating head,
hoping to be able to play                            Sadly word came to us the kitchen must close Seniors
indoors at some point in time at the Aurora          cannot be fed
Seniors Centre (ASC).
Thanks to all the outdoor players that came          We miss you and hope we will be back cooking in the
out in the heat, the wind and more recently          late spring,
the cold and even a bit of rain. We played           Until then stay safe, stay masked and let's beat this
safely and frequently – literally every day –        darn thing.
from May 19 to the second last week of No-           Happy Holidays to all. Lily and Joan and the kitchen
vember.                                              teams.
I know that many of you were not able to or
did not want to play outdoors and we
missed those familiar faces on the courts
but we’re looking forward to seeing you
again as soon as we get back to playing              Wednesday Bridge:
indoors. Yes, there will be different rules to
                                                     It’s been 8 long months and it’s almost that time again.
be followed and safety precautions will be in
place but you will be welcomed back with a           So, on that note I’d like to extend greetings for the
virtual hug whenever you feel able to return.        holiday season no matter what you have celebrated or
Unfortunately, we’re just not sure when that         will be celebrating. I wish you all the best for a happy
return to playing at ASC (or at the Leisure          and healthy New Year and may we meet again
Complex) will take place as Covid-19                 sometime in the future, hopefully by the summer to
restrictions are changing frequently.                play bridge together again. Nancy
Best wishes to you all for a safe and
Covid-free Christmas and holiday season
and a healthy 2021 year – let’s pickle this
Jane Snape

Table Tennis:
Have a Happy Holiday Seasons Table Tennis members!
Please keep safe and healthy until we meet again for some smashing games. Misaye

 Friday Dances Committee
 All of us, Lucille, Charles, Heinz, Ilka, John, Tony & Lydia want you to know that we have missed our
 Friday night socials - especially seeing all of you.
 We hope you have weathered this period of isolation in good health and good
 Thank you for supporting us in our efforts to provide a fun activity at the Aurora Seniors Centre.
 As the year comes to a close, we wish all of you a safe and happy Holiday Season and may 2021 bring
 a return to all we’ve missed.
 Happy Holidays and all the best for 2021!

   Aurora Seniors’ Centre Newsletter December 2020                                                     Page 19
Dear ASA Friends;                                        Christmas Message from Jim Abram, A.S.A.Vice
I hope you will enjoy this month’s Board Page. We        President:
decided to do things a little differently this month.    Hope you all are doing well. Susan’s and my
Instead of giving you a lot of information and           heartfelt prayers are there for all of you. We hope
notices, this month will feature notes of Holiday        that this situation gets under control soon. Please
Greetings from the members of your Board of              take good care of your health and the health of
Directors to our members. Tis the Season!                others and stay safe. I hope you’re stocked up on
Of course we are all aware that this will be a very      cocktails, games, and popcorn! I hope you don’t
different season than those we’ve enjoyed in the         feel alone as you go through this time. Never
past. Covid-19 is still very much a part of our lives    hesitate to reach out if you need an open ear or
and affecting everything we do. It’s true that the       even just a smile, and know that I am only happy to
cases are rising and further restrictions are going      support you in any way I can during this
to be placed upon us, but there is light at the end of   challenging time. Merry Christmas to you and your
the tunnel. The vaccines are on the horizon and          loved ones.
they will make all the difference. I hope you realize
that it is practically a miracle that they have been
developed so quickly and with such fantastic early       Christmas Message from Your Treasurer:
test results. Isn’t it amazing that the whole world
has been cooperating on their development. So            This Christmas is going to be unlike any other that
now is not the time to give up or give in. We are in     we have known. We have been asked to limit
the last stages of this battle and we have all           celebrating it with the people we live with and to
weathered tough times before. Although this              virtually “meet” with other family members and
Christmas we may not be able to gather with loved        friends to stay safe. However; it will be Christmas.
ones as we usually do we can still share the love        I would like to suggest that no matter how you plan
and good will that is the hallmark of this beautiful     on spending it with your loved ones, whether on the
season.                                                  phone or face time, that you share memories,
I urge you to find creative ways to connect with         especially the funny ones while listening to your
love ones. I don’t particularly like Zoom family get     favorite carols to celebrate the gift of Christmas.
togethers but I remind myself that this will end and     Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas and a Safe
I have faith that next year will be especially joyous!   and Healthy 2021. Cheryl Rines.
Make sure you reach out to the people in your life
and give them support and encouragement,
especially if they are struggling. This may be the       The past 9 months have been challenging with
year we are forced to slow down a bit and truly          everything from lock downs to social distancing.
appreciate the simple things that bring us joy; our      We have managed to adapt in a world where social
family and friends, our neighbours, your Faith, our      interaction is the norm to combat this Pandemic we
pets and the extraordinary nature around us and          are now living with. The holiday season before us
the magnificent country we call home.                    will be very different than that of years past when
Many of our local businesses and charities are           families and friends gather to celebrate. While
struggling this year . If you are able perhaps you       searching for ways to reconnect with family I would
would consider a donation in a loved one’s name          urge you to consider their safety as well as your
instead of a gift, or a gift certificate from a local    own and have gatherings only with those in your
shop or restaurant to help them stay afloat.             social bubble. Let us be thankful for everything we
In closing whatever you are celebrating during this      have and make this a safe Holiday season. I wish
special time of the year, Christmas, Hanukkah,           everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy
Kwanza or just Santa Time, my wife Linda and I           New Year. John Scherrer
wish you the very Best of the Season! Take care,
stay safe and remember there will be better days
All the very best. Dave LeGallais

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Wishing everyone the best holiday season and hopefully all will stay            ASA Board of Directors:
safe and sound during these unusual times.
Jeanne Chislett                                                                 President
                                                                                Dave LeGallais
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my ASA family.                                           Vice President
                                                                                Jim Abram
I hope this Holiday Season brings us peace, health and happiness.
2020 has been a very interesting year, 2021 will be a better place for us       Cheryl Rines
all. Happy New Year.
Carol Hedenberg                                                                 Secretary
                                                                                John Scherrer
Who would have believed a year like 2020, that had such promise,
would evolve as it has. It came as no surprise to me that most of the           Ron Coe
people I know have been creative, resilient and outside the box thinkers,       Jeanne Chislett
which has helped to get through this difficult year. For the most part,         Carol Hedenberg
everyone has embraced the unreality of COVID19 and made the most of             Ann Overington
                                                                                Nick Senick
it without too much complaining. It may have been Charlie Brown who
said “Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening, it just stops
you from enjoying the good”, but no matter who said it, it is food for          ASA Committees:
thought. We have to be thankful for all of our conveniences and the
medical/scientific advantages that were not available during the last           Cheryl Rines—Chair
global pandemic.
                                                                                Membership & Volunteers
For our family, there have been tears over sad events and heartache at          Sylvia Gilchrist—Chair
not being able to hug suffering loved ones. There have been so many
                                                                                Special Events Committee
family birthdays and other special events celebrated in garages, despite        Ann Overington—Chair
the cold induced teeth chattering, but we have had fun. We even had a
                                                                                Operations & Activities
virus piñata which provided great pleasure to destroy.                          Committee
Laughter from unique masking techniques have brought me to tears:               Dave LeGallais—Chair
my son in a WWII gas mask; a man wearing scuba gear; a woman
                                                                                By-Law Review Committee
wearing a baby’s diaper. I have marveled at the endless, imaginative            John Scherrer—Chair
ridicule poked at this virus, for instance, “Since we are all in quarantine I
                                                                                Social Committee
guess we’ll be making only inside jokes from now on”. For my family             Don Keel—Chair
and hopefully for you and yours also, 2020 did fulfil most of its
                                                                                Community Development
promises - health, happiness and continued love of family and special           Committee
friends. No matter how you celebrate this year, or with whom, may you           Jane Stangl—Chair
find peace, comfort, light and health. Merry Christmas and Happy New            Seniors Related Issues
Year!                                                                           Committee
Ann Overington                                                                  Jim Abram– Chair
As I gaze out my window at the picturesque wintery scene of freshly
falling snow blanketing the trees, I think of the past 9 or so months of        Aurora Seniors Centre Staff:
the varying stages of restrictions we have had to under-go. As we
approach the holiday season thoughts of pleasant memories from the              Karie Papillon,
past come fluttering to my mind. This year some of those thoughts will
be greatly missed as we will be making non-traditional memories, that           (905) 727 3123 x3610
in a way, will be no less memorable than past ones.                             Adult Program Coordinator
While there is a winter chill in the air, our hearts become warm with the
                                                                                Andrew Bailey,
holiday spirit and or for others spirits. Also, at this time of year, people
are thinking of others, looking for that special gift through on-line           (905) 727 3123 x3611
ordering, that will bring a smile to the face of a loved one. Thoughts of       Adult Program Assistant
sharing a meal on Christmas day also come to mind. Will it be while
                                                                                Bill Hawke
Zooming or do I risk distancing as we all choose wisely.                        Primary Facility Operator
To you all, best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!
Nick Senick

   Aurora Seniors’ Centre Newsletter December 2020                                                        Page 21
Monday                         Tuesday                     Wednesday                   Thursday                    Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.            8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.         8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.         8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.         8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9:00 Woodshop                  9:00 Wood Carving           9:00 Woodshop               9:00 Art Drop In            9:00 Wood shop
9:00 Tai Chi                   9:00 Int French* (Z)        9:00 Tai Chi                9:00 Wood Carving           9:00 Tai Chi
9:30 Knotty Knitters           9:30 Balance* (Z)           9:30 Outdoor Walking        10:00 Stretch & Tone* (Z)   9:30 Quilt ‘n Sew
12:00 Core Conditioning* (Z)   10:00 Conversation Circle   10:00 Conversation Circle   10:00 Conversation Circle   10:00 Conversation Circle
12:15 Yoga* (Z)                10:00 Computer Club (Z)     12:00 Let’s Create          11:15 Mindfulness* (Z)      11:00 Stretch & Tone* (Z)
1:00 Conversation Circle       11:00 Yoga Stretch* (Z)     12:45 Chair Yoga* (Z)       1:00 Creative Colouring     12:45 Bingo
1:30 Stretch & Tone* (Z)       1:00 Zumba Gold* (Z)        1:00 Conversation Circle    1:00 Conversation Circle    1:30 Book Club (Z)
                               1:00 Conversation Circle    7:00 Meditation* (Z)
                                                                                       9:00—3:00 Library
                               *NEW Start Time*            1:00 December Holiday       (By appointment only)
                                6:00 Movie                 Movie Matinees

December 21                                                                            December 24                 December 18
12:30 Board of Directors (Z)                                                           Closed                      Christmas Together (Z)
December 28                                                                            December 31                 December 25
Closed                                                                                 Closed                      Closed
                                                                                                                   January 1

 Please note:
 Doors to the Centre will open 15 minutes prior to your activity.
 The library is available, by appointment, Thursdays from 9am—3pm.

 To attend any program or activity you must pre-register by calling 905 726 4767 between 9am—3pm.
 Drop in activities are unavailable.

 (Z) This program, activity or seminar/event is offered using Zoom                                               Aurora Seniors Centre
                                                                                                               90 John West Way, Aurora
                                                                                                                     905 726 4767
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