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Berkshire Seniors' Satellite


Tuesdays from 11 am to 4 pm
at The Berkshire Club, 500 Berkshire Drive

 

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

 

 

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.  Members can purchase a 'Fitness Card' from the Greeter's Desk ($20 for 10 classes, no expiry), or pay $2 each class. 

 

 

2018 WINTER SCHEDULE (Jan-Mar)

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


*programs are subject to change per the suggestion and input of members, and the availability of instructors

Time Location Program/Description

Cost

11:00 - 4:00 pm Pool Viewing Area

Social Time, Cards, Board Games

Join us for a cup of tea/coffee ($0.25) and snack (each $0.50!) and meet some new friends, or catch up
with old ones!  We have board games and cards for you to enjoy!  Free program with membership

Free with membership
11:00  - 12:00 pm

Main Hall

Stretch & Strength

Join a certified instructor as she increases your upper body strength and takes you through various stretching exercises.  Various equipment will be used, such as balls, light hand weights and stretch bands.

$2/class with membership
12:00 - 12:55 pm Main Hall
 

Beginner Line Dancing

You have seen people doing it, and it looks like fun...but where would you start!?  Try it right here!  A class for people who have never danced before, have two left feet, no rhythm, don't know the lingo, no partner or any combination of the above. 

$2/class with membership
1:00 - 1:55 pm Main Hall

Line Dancing - Level 2

Just like above with a number of new steps and songs added!  Join us for some fun!  Participants must wear closed in shoes for class. 

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

Main Hall

Seated Yoga & Balance

Members of the satellite are invited to join us for this 1 hour class that will include yoga poses, balance and more, all while seated in a chair. 

$2/class with membership
3:00 - 3:55 pm Main Hall

Gentle Mat Yoga

Expanding your mind, body and spirit with loving kindness.  Gentle moves, poses and stretches with a variety of options for you. Find ease in your body with better movement and balance.  Please bring your own mat. 

$2/class with membership

 

 

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

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 Berkshire Seniors' Satellite is offered to the community in partnership with Sifton Properties

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