81 Mill Street South
Port Hope, ON L1A 2S8
Older Adult Activity Coordinator (on leave)
Interim Older Adult Activity Coordinator
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.
Annual membership to the Social Club at the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre is $20.00 per person per year.
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
On the third Monday of every month join us at the Ruth Clarke Centre for lunch! Soups, sandwiches, desserts, tea and coffee all included for just $5.00. Purchase your lunch bunch ticket from the office at the Ruth Clarke Centre a week before lunch bunch. The next Lunch Bunch is on October 21st 2019 at noon.
Every Wednesday and Friday morning at 9:00am our walking group meets at Riverside Park across the street from the Ruth Clarke Centre. We begin our morning with a gentle stretch, then head off for a 3-5km walk through the downtown core along the Ganaraska River. We have some poles avaiable for you to use if you are new to nordic walking. We do not walk in the rain, and the group conitunes walking into fall. The last day of Nordic Walking will be Wednesday October 30th 2019.
This is an important notice to the members of our Duplicate Bridge group that the program has been permanently relocated to the Town Park Recreation Centre on Tuesday nights at at 6:30pm. This program will remain as a Ruth Clarke Activity with a new location allowing for the program to continue to grow!
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:
Minds in Motion Coordinator
705-748-5131 or 1-800-561-2588 or email@example.com
Sit & Be Fit is officially a registered fitness class starting September 16th. Drop-in classes will continue to run until then. Dates, times and locations of classes can be found in the Fall and Winter Leisure Guide. Please note that a fourth Sit and Be Fit class has been added and will take place on Thursdays from 11am-11:45am. Participants can register in person, online or over the phone.
Colouring Club, Line Dancing and Tai Chi will be resuming in the Fall. See the schedule for days and times.
The Ruth Clarke Activity Centre has planned a bus trip to the Peterborough Marina for a cruise on Thursday October 10th 2019. Members are invited to enjoy the scenic fall colours while cruising northbound up the Trent Severn Waterway. Coffee, tea and pastries are provided on board this 3 hour cruise. After sailing, the tour bus will be heading to Landsdowne Place to grab a bite and do some shopping. The cost to attend is $65.00 per person. Sign up at the office in advance as there is limited seating. We will meet at the Jack Burger Sports Complex at 8am and return back at around 4pm.
For program cancellations please visit http://porthope.ca/recreation-cancellations
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 flexible 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 it to Rebecca.
For more information about volunteering at the Ruth Clarke Senior Activity Centre please contact:
Interim Older Adult Activity Coordinator
(905) 885-2228 ext. 2903
81 Mill Street, South
Porth Hope, Ontario, L1A 2S8
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