Ruth Clarke Activity Centre for Seniors


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

Contact Information

Interim Seniors 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.

Newsletters & Calendars


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.


Meet your Seniors' Club Advisory Board

  • Chair: Betty Beharry Lall

  • Vice Chair: Al Wilson

  • Treasurer: George Waller

  • Correspondance Secretary: Arlene Pettipas

  • Over 90 Initiative Manager: Isabel Graham

  • Kitchen Manager: Janet Evans

  • Past Chair: Barbara Gard

  • Program Coordinator: Emily McCormack

Programs and Activities

Join us for our monthly Lunch Social! $4 per person includes lunch, dessert and beverages. THE THIRD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 12 NOON - Please purchase your ticket in advance with the onsite staff.

Check out the flyer below for more information or contact the centre 905.885.2228 

NEW, Exciting Bus Trips

Medieval Times Bus Trip

Saturday November 18th

Bus will depart from Jack Burger Sports Complex at 2:30pm, expected return time: 7:30pm

Tour on a coach bus to Toronto to see a show and have dinner medieval style.  Available to anyone 55+.  You must puchase your seat in advance for $65

For more information check out the flyer here 

Elder Abuse Awareness Workshop Series


Frauds and Scams - Fri Oct 27

10am at Town Park Recreation Centre

Presented by Tammie Staples, PHPS

Seniors Legal Concerns and POA's - Mon Nov 20

1pm at Jack Burger Sports Complex

Presented by Sarah Colling, Legal Centre

Safety in the Home for Seniors - Tues Jan 23

1pm at Canton Municipal Building

Presented by Tammie Staples, PHPS

Grand Finale with Multiple Speakers and Vendors - Thurs Feb 15

10am at Town Park Recreation Centre

Presented by a variety of speakers TBD

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 and 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

Seniors Program Coordinator

(905) 885-2228 ext. 2903

81 Mill Street, South

Porth Hope, Ontario, L1A 2S8



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