Older Adult Clubs / Associations
CARP advocates for “A New Vision of Aging for Canada.” The mission of CARP is to improve the quality of life and to promote the well-being of all Canadians through advocacy, education, dissemination of information, money-saving services and programs specially designed for adults. Areas of advocacy include: promoting age-friendly cities, ending elder abuse, homecare, end-of-life care, dementia care, health care transformation, national pharmacare, investor protection and retirement income protection.
Location: Meetings take place at Science North in the Laamanen Room
Contact: Hugh Kruzel at 705-618-9510
Membership Fees: Minimal fee for local chapter membership. For national membership fees or renewals visit www.carp.ca
Local Membership includes:
Discounts at Science North.
National Membership includes:
Discount programs for hotels, car rentals and entertainment.
General meetings are announced using local media. Topics include: fraud and scams, diabetes, Drive Wise, health issues, travel, home grants, pension incomes and income tax benefits.
Travel Club: Driven by member requests. Includes trips to live theatre productions, musicals and world class performances.
The Capreol Seniors Club 240 offers adults aged 50 and up the opportunity for socialization, activity and community through a variety of meetings, activities and events.
Location: 9 Morin Street, Capreol
Contact: Don Degagne at 705-858-1164
Annual membership: $10.00
Monthly events and activities include:
Meetings in September, November, January, March and May on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Potluck supper on the third Sunday of each month at 5:00 p.m. (except June, July, August and December).
Bus service for members to Sudbury on the first Wednesday of each month (leaves Capreol Old Town Hall at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m.)
Weekly events and activities (mid September to mid May):
Line dancing on Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cards on Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (except first Wednesday of each month).
Le Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury offers a variety of primary care services and programs for the French-speaking community of Greater Sudbury.
19 Frood Road
688 Emily Street
26 Main Street
Events and activities:
- Painting club
- Card games
- Arts and crafts
- Theatre group
- Moderate aerobics
- Computer club
- Various health programs and presentations
The Club 50 de Rayside-Balfour offers francophone seniors the opportunity for socialization, activity and community through a variety of meetings, activities and events.
Location: 25 Main St. West, Chelmsford
Contact:Mr. Oliva Roy at 705-855-2628 or the office at 705-855-6839
Membership: $12.00/year for francophone seniors who are 50+.
Monday: shuffleboard on the floor, bid euchre
Tuesday: cards, euchre
Thursday: darts, bowling
All mornings except Sunday: billiards
- Lunch for the 50+ Club: Every second Wednesday of the month beginning at noon (except June, July and August).
Club Amical du Nouveau-Sudbury is a non-profit francophone organization founded in 1982. We offer the seniors of Greater Sudbury activities that respond to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Location: 553 Lavoie Street, Sudbury
Contact: Francoise Gaudet-Geseron (President) at 705-566-2113
Membership: $20.00/year. Members will receive discounts from various sponsors.
Regular activities include:
- Monday to Saturday: billiards
- Monday: yoga, carpet bocce
- Tuesday: curling, darts, music jam, table shuffleboard
- Wednesday: exercise sessions, table shuffleboard, guitar lessons, cards
- Thursday: arts and crafts, floor shuffleboard, bid euchre, dinner the first Thursday of every month from January to April
- Friday: exercise sessions, cards, euchre, bowling, sand bag pocket baseball, yoga (advanced)
Special Activities – open to the public:
- Bid euchre tournaments every Saturday.
- Each month from January to March we alternate having either a Sunday breakfast or a Sunday spaghetti supper
- Each month from January to April we have a music jam session on Sunday afternoons
Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée offers activities and services to promote and develop the wellness and happiness of older adults. Activities are accessible to people age 45 and over who are members of the club. Our goal is to enable older adults or individuals with chronic illnesses to stay in familiar surroundings and stay active within their community through outdoor excursions, recreational events and educational presentations/workshops.
Location: 26 Côté Boulevard, Hanmer
$15.00/year. Registration held August 31 and September 1 at the Hanmer mall from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and at the Golden Age Club (le Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée) at 26 Côté Boulevard from September 6 to 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Day centre
- Meals every Monday
- Health presentations
- Information workshops
- Volunteer work
- Carpentry shop
- Hall rentals
- Monday: exercise, hot meals, presentations, cards, knitting workshop and amateur musicians on the last Monday of the month.
- Tuesday: line dancing, sandbag baseball, billiards, darts.
- Wednesday: yoga, bowling, paper tole, foot care treatments ($8.00)
- Thursday: line dancing, paint club, Weight Watchers, friendship meals the third Thursday of the month.
- Friday: billiards, dances on special occasions, spaghetti suppers, outings and horseshoes in the summer.
- Saturday: dancing every second Saturday with DJ Gerry Roy
- Sunday: card games every 3rd Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
- Massage treatments: $40 for 30 minutes or $60 for one hour
- Wii virtual games
- Computer courses
- Annual trip (scheduled for the fall 2016 or spring 2017)
- Spaghetti suppers
- Mother’s and Father’s Day brunches
The Club Joie de Vivre offers seniors in the French-speaking community the opportunity for socialization, activity and community through a variety of meetings, activities and events. We are affiliated with Centre de santé communautaire du Grand Sudbury.
Contact: Gerry Berthelot (President) at 705-560-4216
Location: 19 Frood Rd., Sudbury
Annual Membership: $8.00/year, $2.00/visit
- Friday: Cards from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
- Christmas meal in December
- Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrations
The Coniston Seniors and Golden Age Club offers seniors the opportunity for socialization, activity and community through a variety of meetings, activities and events. New members are always welcome!
Location: Colonial Inn, 28 Cedar St., Coniston
Contact: Diane Talevi at 705-694-4520
- Bingo, cards, darts and guest speakers.
- Coffee breaks take place every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
- On special occasions, brunch is served.
- Activities begin in September and end in May
Friendly to Seniors Sudbury was created by seniors for the benefit of older adults in our community. The program is delivered by qualified and trained volunteers who conduct awareness assessments of private and public facilities and encourage sensitivity to the concerns and needs of older adults. The objective of Friendly to Seniors is to make businesses and organizations more senior accessible, welcoming and service-oriented to everyone. We are closely associated with CARP.
Contact: John Lindsay by phone at 705-507-6037
1546 Bellevue Ave.,
Meetings are held semi-annually (spring/fall) and are announced through the media. Location of meetings varies.
Naughton Seniors and Pensioners offers seniors the opportunity for socialization, activity and community through a variety of meetings, activities and events. All retired residents welcome.
Location: Naughton Community Centre, Municipal Road 55, Naughton
Naughton Community Centre at 705-692-1258
Sharon Marois (President) at 705-692-5155
Doug Pappin (Vice-President) at 705-692-3173
- From September to May
- Monthly meetings accompanied by a potluck lunch are held the first Wednesday of each month at noon
- Monday: Card tables
- Wednesday: Pickle ball, Floor shuffleboard
- Friday: Card tables
- Woodworking shop
Nickel Centre Seniors offers friendship, fun and an attractive clubhouse in which to meet. Open from September to June.
Location: 20 Edison Rd., Falconbridge
Contact: Jean Manual at 705-589-2126
Membership: $15.00/year, available to seniors over 50.
meeting room and kitchen
games room with darts
shuffleboard and billiards
horseshoes and bocce outdoors
workshop with planer, edger, table saw, band saw, jig saw, drill and hand tools
Executive meetings first Tuesday of each month
General meetings held the second Tuesday of each month. Lunch at noon ($5.00), meeting to follow.
Card parties with lunch: Held on the third Tuesday of each month.
Monthly exchange with Skead Seniors. Lunch is served at noon with euchre, cribbage and bridge to follow.
Card game parties
Fun days with Skead Seniors
Bowling (in Garson) on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Swimming at Nickel District Pool
Our membership boasts more than 250 members, including 29 life members. On weekdays, our club is open from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a variety of activities. We interact with other seniors’ clubs for the purpose of sharing ideas, concerns, and events including bus tours and club functions.
Location: 109 Service Road, Onaping
General membership meetings are held the last Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. and end with a potluck supper. Executive meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
library (book exchange)
computer for general membership use
bingo every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
cards available most days (bridge, euchre)
potluck social gatherings every month
The One-Eleven Senior Citizens’ Centre is a multi-purpose activity centre to which the older adults of Sudbury may come to participate in recreational and educational programs, to receive health information and to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow older adults. Our centre is open seven days a week with formal programs operating Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: 111 Larch Street, Sudbury in the back of the second floor gym.
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Contact:Colleen Burns, Coordinator of Services, 705-675-5303 ext. 202
A full membership is open to all older adults age 50 and over in the City of Greater Sudbury. Our annual membership fee is $12.00.
fun and fitness
Monthly Special Events:
Fall Rummage Sale
Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon
Valentine's Day Luncheon
St. Patrick's Day Luncheon
Spring Rummage Sale
Strawberry Bazaar and Luncheon
Information and Referral Centre:
The One-Eleven runs an Information and Referral Centre for seniors who need assistance locating appropriate branches of government, social service associations or private industry regarding health, housing, home support, education, finances, recreation, transportation, etc.
The mission of the ParkSide Centre is to enable, provide and advocate opportunities for people over 50 to explore their potential and to maintain a healthy, active and independent lifestyle. Our primary objective is to provide social, recreational and educational programs and services.
Location: 140 Durham Street, Sudbury
Website: www.theparksidecentre.ca (monthly newsletter available online)
$45.00 and includes such benefits as access to drop-in activities, reduced fees for ParkSide programs and discounted rates on room rentals and catering services.
The ParkSide Centre also offers subsidies to assist those who otherwise could not take part in our activities and programs.
Through their generosity and corporate partnership, Vale and Sudbury Integrated Nickel Company offer their employees and retirees a one-year free membership to experience all that The ParkSide Centre has to offer. (Please note that this offer applies to new members only.)
Get Fit for Active Living – Diabetes
fall prevention programs
blood pressure clinics
Parkinson’s mobility program
gentle hatha yoga
traditional line dancing
carving and stained glass club
traditional rug hooking
computer and digital camera programs
Helping You at Home Program to assist seniors with housecleaning, yard work and repairs
Hours of Operation:
September to May:
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June to September:
Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays): 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Penage Road Seniors offers seniors the opportunity for socialization, activity and community through a variety of meetings, activities and events. The Penage Road Seniors’ Club is open to any interested senior.
Location: Penage Road Community Centre, 968 Regional Road 10, Whitefish
Contact: Ira-Jane at 705-866-2658
Lunch meetings on last Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m.
Educational workshops including nutrition and First Aid.
Our seniors’ craft shop offers a fully equipped wood machine shop that allows our members to enhance their skills and talents with woodworking. Our members also enjoy coffee time, playing cards and meeting other friendly members. We are open from September until the end of June. Come and visit us.
Location: 3506 Errington Avenue North, Chelmsford
Contact:Rhéal Lessard at 705-855-4637
Membership: $30.00/year for those who are 55+, pensioned or retired
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every second month at 1:30 p.m.
Open house in May and November. Call the office for dates.
5 Bell Street
Contact: Gayle Charsley, President: 705-969-3909
- Anyone 50 years of age or older, new members welcome.
- $15.00 per person annually from January 1 to December 31.
- Payable in January.
Hours of Operation:
- September to June: Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- July and August: Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities & Events:
- Woodworking, woodcarving, folk art painting, jewellery making, greeting card classes, sewing & needlework, cooking classes, wellness programs, card games, billiards, darts.
- 1st Tuesday of each month – General Membership Meeting at 1:30 p.m.
- Executive Meeting – time: T.B.A.
- 4th Tuesday of each month - Card Tournament with Nickel Centre Seniors
- 3rd Thursday of each month – Social afternoon and dinner at 5:30 p.m. (for members only)
- Every Saturday evening – Cards, Wii and board games from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
- Guest speakers are invited to speak on wellness, foot care, mouth care, health and safety for seniors.
- Liaise with other senior’s groups in the area for card tournaments and travel adventures.
- Host the Food Court in conjunction with the MS Society at the Fall Fair at Freskiws.
- Host a Spring Tea in May and a Christmas Tea in December.
Sudbury South Seniors and Pensioners offers seniors the opportunity for socialization, activity and community through a variety of meetings, activities and events.
Location: Lockerby Legion, Long Lake Road
Membership: $25.00/year, payable in April
Contact: Peggy Kraemer at 705-522-3993
- General membership meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month (includes speakers and coffee hour beginning at 1:00 p.m.)
- Singing and dancing
- Christmas party
The Older Adults Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre of Sudbury offers seniors the opportunity for socialization, activity and community through a variety of meetings, activities and events. The mission of the Ukrainian Seniors' Centre of Sudbury is to promote healthy living and involvement in social, cultural, recreational and charitable activities for older adults in a Ukrainian ambiance.
Location: 30 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury
Contact: Linda Russell, Special Events Coordinator at 705-673-7404
Events and activities include:
- Diners club
- Ukrainian Arts Boutique
- Craft items
- Guest speakers
- Facility rentals
- Monthly pyrohy and holubtsi workshops and sales
- Supportive Housing Program
- Pysanky Workshop – Learn the art of Ukrainian egg decorating (spring)
- Celebrating Volunteers (June)
- Blueberry Garden Party (July)
- Annual Canadian Garlic Festival (August)
- Ukrainian Heritage Day/Cultural Celebration (Fall)
Dates for events announced through local media.
- August 28, 2016: 25th Annual Original Canadian Garlic Festival
- October 20, 2016: Annual Meeting
- November 1, 2016: Memorial Celebration and Reception
- November 12, 2016: Holodomor Remembrance
- November 27, 2016: Christmas Food Sale, Bazaar and Luncheon
- December 15, 2016: St. Nicolas Day Luncheon
The Valley East Seniors Club offers seniors the opportunity for socialization, activity and community through a variety of meetings, activities and events.
Location: Valley East Kin Park (Blezard Valley)
Debi McNicol at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeannine Savage at email@example.com
Mary-Lou Bolger at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cards every Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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