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Beacock

Beacock Seniors' Satellite


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

 

HOLIDAY HOURS: All Seniors' Satellites will be closed Dec 23 - Jan 7, inclusive.  Wishing all our Seniors' Satellite members a happy & healthy holiday season.

 

 

NOTICE TO SATELLITE MEMBERS: Due to no heat in the facility, the Beacock Seniors' Satellite will not be running on Fri. Dec 15.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Programs will resume, as scheduled, on Fri. Dec 22.

 

 

Membership


Membership is only $9.76 + HST ($11.00) 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 per class. 

 

 

2018 WINTER SCHEDULE (Jan-Mar)

*See full Winter 2018 Satellite Program Guide on the right side of page


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

Social Time, Board Games, Cards & 'Creative Corner':

We have cards, we have board games, we have coffee, tea & snacks (for $.50/each).  Meet some new friends!  Bring your knitting or other projects and participate in our 'creative corner'. Meet new friends who are also working on projects of their own.

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

Ageless Grace:

This fun and trendy program is designed for those aged 55 & over, of any ability, body type, size or physical challenge. The physical movements, performed in a chair, focus on the healthy longevity of the body, mind & spirit.  Join us, your body & mind will thank you!

$2/class with membership
2:00-2:55 pm Room A

20-20-20:

New

Join a qualified instructor for this new program that promises a full body workout! 20% Zumba Gold toning with maracas or scarfs, 20% muschle strengthening with equipment, 20% balance and stretching. Perfect for those looking for one class that has it all!

$2/class with membership

3:00-3:55 pm Room A

Pilates:

Learn how you can strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve your mental and physical well-being

$2/class with membership

 

 

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

 

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