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The mandate of the Brockville 50+ Activity Centre is to enhance the lives of Brockville and area residents 50 years old and over, by providing, in a friendly and welcoming environment, affordable programs and activities that will keep them mentally and physically active.

We are a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organization and are a registered charity.  We receive no government funding but rely on an annual donation from the Shepherd’s Centre (Brockville) Foundation and participant fees.

Further detailed information on our organization is available from the About Us link in the navigation bar above.

NEWS   EVENTS  UPDATES


2021 Fall Semester registration
09/09/2021

The September 2021 newsletter just issued contains references to the 2021 Fall Semester registration in terms of documents and process.

The newsletter may be accessed from the newsletter tab above.

Registration downloadable forms are available from the “Activities” tab above.

A Note to our Pickleball Members

There are Picklers meeting at the Strowger courts on Wed and Fri from
1:00-4:00 weather dependent. The target audience are those people who
used to play PB in those time slots with 50+ at WSUC. The same mindset
as well, non-competitive fun and beginners are encouraged to give it a try.

Many people have been meeting in those time slots all summer so it’s
just an extension for them but it would be nice for everyone to know the
schedule and to encourage newbies as well. It will be a natural
progression for those participants to rejoin 50+ when conditions permit a return to WSUC.


Fall 2021 Semester Update

09/03/2021

A Message from President Carmen Grosse:

The Board is working very hard to bring you a new semester, however we are still dealing with troubling times. Covid-19 and its variants continue to harangue and add levels of complexity to our planning.

We are trying to finalize schedules. Our hope is that we will get the semester running before the end of the month. We are aiming for Sept. 20. A follow up letter will be sent out to all with instructions for enrolling, dates, and procedures. Please be patient.

Also note that with the governments new Covid passport mandate we will require proof of vaccination and a picture ID such as a drivers licence or health card. The information will be required once at your first class only. Remember we are trying to make the environment safer for all.

If you still require a vaccine and need help to set up an appointment or transportation please call the office at 613-345-2412 and someone will assist you. ALSO, if you have concerns or questions about the vaccine please speak to your doctor, pharmacist or someone at the health unit.

Carmen Grosse
President, Board of Directors
Brockville 50+ Activity Centre


50+ Activities Suspended

04/01/2021

Hello 50+ Members,

There will be a 28 day province wide shutdown starting on Saturday April 3 at 12:01 AM, which means all 50+ will be suspended until at least May 1.

The winter semester was scheduled to end on Friday May 14 but at this time no decisions have been made regarding the final schedule.

Brockville 50+ Activity Centre


FREE INCOME TAX RETURN PREPARATION
02/19/2021

It’s that time of year again. FREE income tax returns will be prepared by community volunteers at 5 locations throughout Leeds and Grenville.

This program is courtesy of the Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence – Rideau and is intended for low income filers.

Details are contained in the latest post It’s Tax Time accessible from RECENT POSTS in the right sidebar or from here


50+ Winter 2021 Starting Information

02/13/2021

Hello 50+ Members,

As far as we know at this time, our area will be returning to the Covid Response Framework on Tue Feb 16.

A return to Green will mean:

Perth St activities start on Wed Feb 17.
Salvation Army activities start on Wed Feb 17.
Wall St. United Church Activities start on Mon Feb 22

Brockville 50+ Activity Centre


50+ AC Code Yellow Impact

12/14/2020

Hello 50+ members,

As most of you are probably aware the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Area has been placed in the Yellow (Protect) level in Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework.

The YELLOW level guidelines state:
– that for non-fitness activities the guidelines are the same from GREEN to YELLOW, but
– a fitness activity will be limited to a maximum of 10 persons in the room.

For the last week of the Fall semester, Dec 14 – Dec 19 the 50+ board has decided that:
– all non-fitness activities will proceed per their Fall schedules
– all fitness activities will be cancelled (Chair Yoga, Seniors Low Impact Exercise, Seniors Warmup, Tai Chi)

For the interval between the Fall and Winter semesters, from Dec 20 – Jan 18 the board has decided that:
– All activities will be cancelled at the Perth St location

As the situation and code levels change we will keep you informed via emails and the website.

Brockville 50+ Activity Centre