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 Morris

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 $20.00 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
  • Member: Gordon Wake
  • Member: Bernice Makepeace
  • Member: Doreen Reeves
  • Older Adult Activity Coordinator: Emily Morris 

Programs and Activities

Lunch Bunch

$5 per person includes lunch, dessert, tea and coffee. Lunch is available on the third Monday of every month starting at 12:00p.m. Tickets must be purchased a week in advance with the onsite staff. Check the calendar for dates on a monthly basis! There will be no Lunch Bunch in December.

November is Falls Prevention Month

A free education session is being held at the centre to bring awareness to falls prevention month. Learn about ways you can prevent falls from Trent University Nursing students. Anyone is welcome to attend this session on Friday November 23rd at 10:00am. 

RCAC's Annual Christmas Lunch!

On Friday December 7th at The Port Hope Lion's Centre, we will be hosting our Annual Christmas Lunch. This event is open for members of the Ruth Clarke Centre and the cost is $20 per person. Tickets will be on sale at the centre starting Monday November 5th and will be available until we are sold out. NEW this year we are having a Christmas Sing-Along with the Colborne Library Ukulele Club after lunch!

Christmas Food Drive

For the month of November we are hosting a food drive in support of the Salvation Army! Bring in your non-perishable food items to help a family in our community.

Christmas Card Workshop

A free workshop for members of the centre to create home-made Christmas cards! Call the centre to reserve your spot at the workshop on Friday November 30th at 10:00am. All supplies are included!

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 similar 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! 

$30 per couple

To register please contact:

Jennifer Stubbert

Minds in Motion Coordinator

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

Program Cancellations

For program cancellations please visit


At the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre our programs and special events are run by volunteers with the support of the Older Adult Activity Coordinator. The number of members at our centre grows daily and program needs are changing. We need more volunteers! Volunteer hours can be fleximble to fit your scheudule.

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.

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

Emily Morris

Older Adult Activity Coordinator

(905) 885-2228 ext. 2903

81 Mill Street, South

Porth Hope, Ontario, L1A 2S8



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