Ruth Clarke Activity Centre for Seniors


81 Mill Street South
Port Hope, ON L1A 2S8
p: 905.885.2228

Contact Information

Older Adult Activity Coordinator
Emily McCormack

Room Bookings
Lisa Filce
905.885.2474 Ext.3221

The Ruth Clarke Centre provides friendly surroundings and activities for all adults, age 55+. The centre promotes involvement, commitment, goodwill and participation among groups and individuals within the membership and community.

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an older couple sit on a bench in front of the centre

Annual membership to the Social Club at the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre is $15.00 per person per year.

  • The membership year runs from September 1 to August 31.
  • Nominal fees are applied to the Seniors Club activities for participation.
  • Members will be issued a membership card when they pay their annual dues.
  • The Seniors Club is governed by the Advisory Board comprised of elected members.

Senior Programs are offered year round through the Ruth Clarke Centre. Various community groups and organizations use the facilities for their meetings and events. Call the centre to book a tour with the Older Adult Activity Coordinator!

Meet your Seniors' Club Advisory Board

  • Chair: Betty Beharry Lall
  • Vice Chair and Coorespondence Secretary: Arlene Pettipas
  • Treasurer: George Waller
  • Recording Secretary: Eudora Morrison
  • Over 90s Coordinator: Paul Hay
  • Kitchen Manager: Gordon Wake
  • Member: Bernice Makepeace
  • Member: Doreen Reeves
  • Older Adult Activity Coordinator: Emily McCormack 

Programs and Activities

Lunch Bunch!

$5 per person includes lunch, dessert and beverages. Lunch is available on the third Monday of every month starting at 12:00p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance with the onsite staff. Check the calendar for dates on a monthly basis!

Minds in Motion

Minds in motion is a 2 hour program that combines 1 hour of physical activity with 1 hour of mental and social stimulation.  It is designed for individuals with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners to attend together.  This program runs once a week for 8 weeks and offers the opportunity to establish new friendships with others who are living with similiar experiences.

This program is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society.  The Municipality will be hosting the Minds in Motion program.

Contact Jennifer to register! The next session will begin on March 7th. 

$30 per couple

To register please contact:

Jennifer Stubbert

Minds in Motion Coordinator

705-748-5131 or 1-800-561-2588 or

Free Income Tax Program

Members of the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre can have their income taxes complete for free. On an annual basis the centre participates in the CRA's Volunteer Income Tax Program. Appointments are available throughout the week during the months of March and April. Call the office to book your appointment in advance, 905-885-2228

April is Parkinson Awareness Month

Join us on Friday April 6th at 10:00am for an information session. Learn more about Parkinson Disease and hear from other's experiences. Our doors are open for anyone to attend.

In support of Parkinson Awareness Month, potted tulips can be purchased at the centre on Thursday March 29th from 12:00-4:00pm. Tulips cost $10 per pot and all proceeds will be donated to the Parkinson Society of Canada.

HomeShare Presentation

Are you a single female living in your own home? Have you considered renting out a room in your home? Through the HomeShare Program, Cornerstone can make this a reality by pairing you with a compatable female occupant. Everyone could use some extra help around the house! During the presention on April 4th at 10:00am, learn more about this program and if it would be right for you.

Program Cancellations

For program cancellations please visit


Are you interested in volunteering?  We want you!  We can't do it alone, we need the help of our dedicated, passionate volunteers to run our succesful programs at the centre.

Please see the volunteer job descriptions below for specific details

For your volunteer application click below  

Please complete the volunteer application and send to Emily McCormack.

For more information about volunteering at the Ruth Clarke Senior Activity Centre please contact:

Emily McCormack

Older Adult Activity Coordinator

(905) 885-2228 ext. 2903

81 Mill Street, South

Porth Hope, Ontario, L1A 2S8



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