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Trinity Seniors

Trinity Seniors' Satellite


Thursdays from 1 to 4 pm
at the

Trinity on Hale United Church Community Centre, 76 Doulton 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.

 

Membership


Membership is only $9.76 + HST ($11.00) per year! *2017 rate

Memberships can be purchased at the satellite (on Thursdays only), 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.  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


Due to an Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund Grant, received by the City of London from the Government of Ontario, all programs at the Trinity Seniors' Satellite will be FREE for members until the end of March 2018. After that time, if a class requires having professional, certified and qualified instructors, members will pay $2 per class.  Members will be able to purchase a 'Fitness Card' from the Greeter's Desk ($20 for 10 classes, no expiry), or pay $2 each class. 

 

 

2017 FALL SCHEDULE (Sept - Dec 2017)

*A new program line up will be available in December for programs beginning in January


THURSDAYS

*Programs will change regularly per member requests and suggestions

 

Time Program/Description Cost Dimension of Wellness
1:00-1:55 pm

*Zumba Gold  (GREAT HALL):
This dance program is designed for those aged 55+.  We will teach you basic dance steps to come great music.  No experience necessary

Free with membership until March 30, 2018 Physical
2:00-2:55 pm Sit to be Fit (GREAT HALL):
This fitness program is done while sitting in a chair.  We use light weights and/or exercise tubing to strengthen muscles needed for daily activities.
Free with membership until March 30, 2018 Physical
3:00-3:55 pm Meditation  (GREAT HALL):
Calm  your mind and body through guided meditation. This class is for beginners.
Free with membership until March 30, 2018 Spiritual

 

 

 

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 Trinity Seniors' Satellite is provided to the community in partnership with the Trinity on Hale

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