This Spring, the Seaway Senior Citizens Centre will be hosting several brand-new special interest programs for local adults who are 50+ at their downtown Cornwall location located at 506 Pitt Street (corner of Fifth and Pitt Streets). The Centre is adding to its already wide variety of healthy and creative activities and programs that promote active living for older adults. From guitar, fiddle, choir, and harmonica classes to line dancing, darts, cards, arts, crafts, computer training and a variety of exercise programs thrown in for good measure, the Club is working towards offering something for every interest and taste. Beginning this April, workshops on gardening, writing, birds, the arts, and the environment are coming to the Centre.
Beginning on Tuesday afternoons, between 1 pm and 3 pm the public and Club members alike are invited to a series of special interest workshops on a variety of special interest topics. Participants are invited to learn something new or perhaps rekindle a former hobby. Kicking things off on April 11 and continuing April 25, will be a two-part “Way to Grow” Gardening Series led by ODA certified and retired Master Gardener Fred Deschamps who will be on hand to answer all those questions related to growing a successful garden. On Tuesday, May 2, author of the Healthy Home Guidebook and environmentalist, Karen Douglass Cooper, will lead a hands-on workshop on protecting your family and making a healthier home and environment. The session is based upon old-fashioned tips, remedies, and healthy home recipes passed on by her great Grandmother. Other workshops planned for Tuesday afternoons this spring include sessions on writing your memoir, birding, as well as talks and demonstrations conducted by local authors and artists. Beginning in May, Small Project Quilting led by Lynn Matthews will also be added to the Centre’s long list of creative programs.
The Seaway Senior Citizens Centre is in a perfect location to provide important services, activities, events, and programs for hundreds of older adults in the Cornwall, Akwesasne, and S D & G areas. The Club goal is to promote creative and active healthy living for people over 50 years of age by offering activities within a friendly, inclusive, and inviting community.
Managing Director, Darnell Proulx says, “When the Club started out, I am certain there was no idea what impact this Club would have on its members or on the community four decades on. I am proud of the investment of time and energy that the Board, volunteers, and members have put into the success of the Club.” She adds, “Our Club volunteers are incredible. In the past year alone, they have logged over 5,700 volunteer hours of community service.”
For more information on these programs or the Club membership, adults 50+ are invited to call 613 932 4969 or drop by the Centre at 506 Pitt St. for more information.