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Westminster Seniors' Satellite


Tuesdays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Westminster Park Community Church, 1190 Southdale Rd. E.

 

Membership


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

Memberships can be purchased at the satellite (on Fridays), 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, or 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 at your satellite location (as listed below): 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).

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)

*Programs may change per space and instructor availability

 

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

Social Time

Snacks and coffee/tea will be available for $0.50 each.  Meet a new friend!

Free with membership
1:00pm - 1:55pm Main Hall

*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 from April 2 - May 14

$2.50/class with membership

1:00pm - 1:55pm Main Hall

*Empower Fit

Join our instructor as you retain youthful vigour, preserve independence, and have fun with new friends while doing so! Come as you are. This all-in-one comprehensive program safely provides everything you need to get fit, maintain current fitness, or achieve new fitness goals.

This class runs from May 21 - June 25

$2.50/class with membership
1:00pm - 4:00pm Fireside Room

Scrapbooking (drop in)

Participants must bring their own photos and scrapbook, all other program supplies are purchased and shared between participants. 12 spots available. 

This is not an instructional class, but it is self-led by members.

Free with membership
2:00pm - 2:55pm Main Hall

Zumba Gold

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

$2.50/class with membership
3:00pm - 3:55pm Main Hall *Mindful Retreat

Let's get stronger and more in balance by being part of the Mindful Retreat - Core, Balance, Strength, Stretch & Restore class.  Using a mindful approach, we will listen to our body, using our breath, to connect our body and mind.

$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

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 Westminster Seniors' Satellite is offered to the community in partnership with Westminster Park Church

 

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