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Beacock

Beacock Seniors' Satellite


Fridays from 1 pm to 4 pm
at the Beacock Public Library, 1280 Huron St.

 

Membership


Membership is only $10.25 + HST ($11.60) per year!

Memberships can be purchased at the satellite (between 12 pm and 4 pm) each Tuesday, online, or at one of our Customer Service Centres.  For those unable to meet the full cost, financial assistance may be available.  Your membership expires one year from date of purchase.  Memberships can be purchased on site at the satellite each week, by cash or cheque only (cheques are to be made payable to 'The City of London').  You may also call our Customer Service line at 519-661-5575 with a credit card, visit a Customer Service Centre to use your debit or credit card, or purchase memberships online using a credit card.


What Members of the Satellite Receive:

  • Unlimited access to core programs and activities (as listed below) at your satellite location (minimal additional fees may be incurred by those participating in fitness and yoga class, and for special events);
  • An opportunity to help plan programs at the satellite location;
  • An opportunity to share skills and knowledge with others about favourite activities and hobbies;
  • An opportunity to stay connected to Kiwanis & Hamilton Road Seniors' Centres through newsletters and information;
  • Discount on Spectrum programs offered at Kiwanis & Hamilton Road Seniors' Centres, and the discounted 'member' rate on day bus trips at the Centres.

Program Planning


Programs are planned per the input and suggestions of the satellite members.  If you have a program idea, please drop by the Greeter's Desk at the satellite to chat with City of London staff.  If you have a talent or hobby (such as knitting, quilting, gardening, scrapbooking, dance, etc.) that you would like to volunteer to teach, please also let us know!  We would like to be able to switch up programs regularly to suit everyone's interests and needs.  We aim to provide programs in all the 7 Dimensions of Wellness (physical, spiritual, emotional, occupational, social, environmental, and intellectual).

We’re Ensuring a Supportive Environment for Everyone: The Seniors’ Satellite staff are newly certified in ‘dementia friendliness’ through the Alzheimer Society London Middlesex.  This certification course provides staff with additional knowledge and compassion to support those with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia.  Each of our Greeters/front desk staff at each satellite location, and those instructors with a star (*) next to their program name, have successfully completed the training.  Additional staff will be trained over the next few months.  Our programs remain welcoming, friendly, and accessible for all.  Any caregiver/support person may attend the satellites free of charge (with the expectation that the caregiver will provide support to the member at all times).

Also, the majority of the Seniors' Satellite staff are newly certified in 'Sensitivity Awareness Training for persons with physical disabilities' through the March of Dimes.  This includes physical disabilities, hearing or sight impairments and more. Instructors with a plus sign (+) next to their class name have been certified to date.


Program Costs


Programs are included in membership fee unless otherwise noted. If a class requires having professional, certified and qualified instructors, members will pay $2.50 per class. 

 

2019 SPRING SCHEDULE (April 1 - June 28, 2019)

*Programs are subject to change per space and instructor availability


  Time    Location Program/Description Cost
1:00pm - 4:00pm Room B     

Social Time, Cards & Games

We have cards and board games, come join us for some fun and meet some new friends! Thank you to Richmond Woods for their generous donation of snacks.

Free with membership
1:00pm - 1:45pm Room A

*+Ageless Grace

This fun and trendy program is designed for those aged 55+, of any ability, body type, size or physical challenge. The physical movements are performed in a chair and focus on the healthy longevity of the body, mind & spirit. 

$2.50/class with membership
2:00pm - 2:45pm Room A

FREE Speaker Series. Join community professionals who will provide information and resources on the following topics:


May 17: Anxiety 101
Speaker: Tammie Ross, Clinical Social Worker


May 24: Planning & Investing for Income
Speaker: Trina Emery, Wealth Advisor - RBC Wealth Management


May 31: Sell & Stay
Speaker: Nicky Calford, Sales Representative - Keller Williams Realtor


June 7: Estate Planning
Speaker: Sue Noorloos, Lawyer - McKenzie Lake


*Thank you to Bayshore Home Health for supporting this program and providing free refreshments.

 

 

FREE with a membership to any Seniors' Satellite and their friends and family

 

These sessions are drop in, no registration is required

2:00pm - 2:55pm Room A

*+Boomer Fit

Join us for this fun class that includes a combination of cardio, strength and core work set to fun, upbeat music from the 50's, 60's & 70's.  

$2.50/class with membership
3:00pm - 3:55pm Room A

*Ukulele

Come jam with us and join us for beginner Ukulele. Bring your own Ukulele or borrow one from the Stoney Creek Library. *Begins May 17

CANCELLED
3:00pm - 3:55pm Room A

FREE Speaker Series

Age Friendly London & Everyday Hero Presentation - April 5
Speaker: Michelle Dellamora, Specialist, Municipal Policy (Age Friendly London), City of London

Please join us to learn about Age Friendly London and the Everyday Hero Campaign that the Social Participation and Respect and Inclusion working groups are working on.

FREE to anyone. This session is drop in, no registration required

Volunteering


The City of London invites you to help enrich the lives of older adults in our community.  Volunteer opportunities are available supporting Kiwanis Seniors' Community Centre and Hamilton Road Seniors' Community Centre at the satellite locations.

Possible positions available:

  • Greeter
  • Program Instructor (under any of the dimensions of wellness: physical, social, environmental, occupational, spiritual, emotional, intellectual)

Fill out your application today!

 

Qualifications

Volunteer at the satellite

Vulnerable Persons Police Check: It is necessary that each volunteer have a Vulnerable Person Police Check completed, satisfactory to the requirements and standards of the City of London.  Volunteers are responsible for paying for their own check ($15), and renewals every 2 years.


It is the responsibility of staff and volunteers to monitor when their qualifications are up for renewal.  Police checks are required to be submitted every two years (prior to the expiry date).  When a check expires after the first year, volunteers will be able to sign a letter of declaration to extend their check for one additional year.  Please note that typically it takes approximately 10-15 working days for Police Checks to be processed (volunteers are unable to begin their position with the City until their Police Check is on file).
 

Confidentiality

All volunteers are required to submit a signed Confidentiality Waiver.  Volunteers will be provided the waiver at training.

The Beacock Seniors' Satellite is provided to the community in partnership with the London Public Library.

 

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