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Argyle 1st Year Anniversary

Argyle Seniors' Satellite


Wednesday from 11 am to 2 pm & Thursdays from 1 pm to 3 pm
at the East London Library, 2016 Dundas Street


You can get to this location by LTC routes 7, 17, 2, 22 and 35 which stops within 250 metres of the East London Branch


Membership


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

Memberships can be purchased at the satellite (on Wednesdays or Thursdays), 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


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.  Members can 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)

*Program is subject to change per space and instructor availability


WEDNESDAYS (see below for Thursday schedule)

Time Location Program/Description Cost
11:00am - 11:55am

REAR ROOM

*+Mat Yoga 

Basic, gentle stretching and relaxation techniques are taught by a certified instructor. Please bring your own mat.

$2.50/class with membership
12:00pm - 12:55pm REAR ROOM
 

Zumba Gold 

This program is specifically 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 REAR ROOM
 

*+Sit to be Fit

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.

$1.00/class with membership

 

 

THURSDAYS

Time  Location Program/Description

Cost

1:00pm - 1:55pm

REAR ROOM

 

*+Sit to be Fit

This fitness program is done while sitting in a chair.  We use light weights and exercise tubing to strengthen muscles needed for daily activities.

$1.00/
class with
membership

 

1:00pm - 1:55pm FRONT ROOM

*+Balance Core Yoga

This class is very similar to seated yoga, but we are adding a balance component.  Most moves are done while seated in a chair.  Please bring your own yoga mat to use for stability. 

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

REAR ROOM

 

 

*+Beginner Line Dancing

You have seen people do it, now you can try it yourself!  A class for the beginner line dancer.  Participants must wear closed-toed shoes for class.

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

REAR ROOM

 

Zumba Gold

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

CANCELLED

 

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

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