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June is Seniors' Month!

June is Seniors' Month! The campaign celebrates seniors who built this province and recognizes the contributions that they have made in their communities. The 36th annual province-wide initiative to celebrate older adults in our community will be taking place virtually this year. The theme is "Stay Safe, Stay in Touch". Older adults aged 55+ are invited to take part in a variety of fun online challenges each week. Submissions to each challenge should be emailed to rclarkecentre@porthope.ca to be featured in a digital scrapbook. Let’s have some fun at home while we celebrate older adults in our community! 

Week 1: June 1 to 6- Retro Photo Challenge

Seniors are invited to re-create a photo of themselves from the past. Find a photo from the past and use that as your 'template' for your new photo. Recreate the scene by positioning yourself in the same pose, wearing similar clothing or even using similar props to copy the original image. Remember to continue to practise social distancing while recreating the photo! If you aren’t able to recreate a photo, but would still like to participate, you can submit a past photo of yourself on its own. Submissions can be sent to rclarkecentre@porthope.ca by the end of the week.

Week 1- Retro Photo Challenge

Photo Release Form

Week 2: June 7 to 13- “My Generation”

Click below to download a quiz titled "My Generation". Answer a few quiz questions, tally up your points and get your own generational score! (A’s are worth 20 points, B’s 15, C’s 10 and D’s 5)

Week 2- "My Generation Quiz"

Week 3: June 14 to 20“Dining Through the Decades”

Re-create a dish that you remember from your childhood or teenage years. It could be a school lunch, family meal or trendy party snack that was all the rage. Submit your recipe and a photo of your creation to rclarkecentre@porthope.ca by the end of the week.

Week 3- “Dining Through the Decades”

Week 4: June 21 to 27- Words of Wisdom

In the information age, we tend to search the internet for answers to just about everything. Sometimes, advice is best obtained from actual people. Seniors are invited to submit a piece of advice that they would like to share with the younger generation. The advice can be on any topic of choice and you can choose to remain anonymous if you wish. Follow the template below and submit your advice to rclarkecentre@porthope.ca by the end of the week.

Week 4- Words of Wisdom

 

For further information on the Seniors' Month activities, please contact Rebecca Persaud at rclarkecentre@porthope.ca 


Town Park Recreation Centre

62 McCaul Street
905.885.7908

We are pleased to offer a wide variety of programs available for Seniors at our recreation facilities. 

Drop-in programs including badminton, pickleball, indoor shuffleboard, walking club, men's activity club and more. Register for some of our wellness or fitness classes including Zumba, Zumba Gold, gentle yoga, HeartWise Chronic Health Program, and seniors beat the clock.


Jack Burger Sports Complex

60 Highland Drive
905.885.2474

Examples of programs include aquafitness, recreational swimming, adult skating and shinny (seasonal)


Ruth Clarke Activity Centre

81 Mill Street
905.885.2228

The Ruth Clarke Activity Centre offers a variety of opportunities for members 55 years or older. Programs include scrabble, bridge, painting classes, chess, euchre, tai chi, darts, canasta and more!

 

Visit the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre page for full details and contact information.