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Trinity Seniors' Satellite


Thursdays from 12 pm to 3 pm
at the
Trinity on Hale United Church Community Centre, 76 Doulton St.

 

Membership


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

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


If a class requires having professional, certified and qualified instructors, members will pay $2.50 per class.  Members will be able to purchase a 'Fitness Card' from the Greeter's Desk ($25 for 10 classes, no expiry), or pay $2.50 each class. 

 

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

*Programs may change per space and instructor availability


THURSDAYS

Time Location Program/Description Cost
12:00pm - 3:00pm Junior Room

Social time, cards and games

We have cards, we have board games, and we have coffee/tea & snacks for $0.50 each!

Free with membership
12:00pm - 12:55pm

Grand

Room
 

Zumba Gold 

This dance program is designed for the beginner.  We will teach you basic Latin dance steps to some great music. 

$2.50/class with membership
1:00pm - 1:55pm Grand Room

*Big Bang Cardio

Satellite members asked for a class with higher intensity, and here it is!  This cardio program is sure to be a hit for those looking for a little more!  Join in the fun and get your blood pumping.  Certified instructor.

This class runs April 4-May 9

$2.50/class with membership
1:00pm - 1:55pm Grand Room

*Beat Buddies

This new and exciting class will have you drumming your way to cardio fitness. Each class will include a full body workout. No experience necessary! First come, first served for equipment. Only 15 spots available.

This class runs May 16-June 27

$2.50/class with membership
2:00pm - 2:55pm Grand Room

*+Tai Chi for Seniors

This class is for the absolute beginner who has always wanted to experience the physical benefits of Tai Chi.  This class will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

$2.50/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

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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