As summer comes to a close and we welcome the brisk air and the sound of school bells, here at North York Seniors Centre (NYSC) we prepare for one of our busiest months of the year. September is Open House Month and we've got a full month of exciting things planned for you!
Kicking off our Open House Month is Fall Feast on Monday, September 12th. This is a free lunch event with food generously provided by Kentucky Fried Chicken.And it doesn't stop there; we've also got some fantastic entertainment to go with your delectable feast thanks to Mosaic Home Care Services. think it can't get any better? What if we told you that you could win a free NYSC membership along with other door prizes? Yes, we think that's pretty great too!Fall Feast will be taking place in the Active Living Centre (ALC) from noon to 1:30 pm. Please note that registration for this event has been filled, but don't worry, we've got plenty of other events during Open House that you can take part in!
Up next we've got our annual Multicultural Active Living Fair on Thursday, September 22 from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm. We've got 50 senior focused exhibitors who will be coming to the fair to chat with you about how they can help you. It's a great chance for you to see all the services for seniors in your community, while having a blast!
Ever wondered what classes at the ALC were like? We've got two presentations that you can participate in to see for yourself! Join Shannon Parrett, NYSC Fitness Instructor, who is an Older Adult Fitness Specialist, as she discusses the five components of senior's health. If you sign up for Shannon's presentation you will get a free resistance band, so make sure you register with reception ahead of time! The second presentation will be led by Elizabeth Iturbe who is an Art Historian and will be teaching 'Women in Art' at the ALC for Fall 2016.
There will also be tours, free samples, prizes, refreshments and more! Best of all, this event is free so you've got nothing to lose stopping by! Head over to our event page to get more details on the Multicultural Active Living Fair.
Amidst the Open House frenzy, we have the annual general meeting on Tuesday, September 27th. First up is a motivational speaker with the general meeting following after. Once the meeting has concluded, there will be a delicious supper to finish off the evening.
Rounding out our Open House Month , the ALC will be hosting Caring for Caregivers Caregiver Training on Friday, September 30th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Caregivers, we know that yo are dedicated to helping your loved one but it's just as important for you to look after yourself. This workshop will teach you strategies and principals for preventing caregiver burnout and stress. To make it easier for you, Circle of Care will be providing free transportation and respite care. If you would like to use this service, please register by Friday, September 16th. Please RSVP no later than Friday, September 23rd. The $5 fee must be paid in advance. For more information on this workshop, check out our events page.
To top off Open House Month, we've got membership specials running all month long. New members will receive $5 off their membership and members renewing their month will get $5 off their membership when they refer a friend! Come by the Centre for more information.
September is an exciting time to come by the ALC. To stay up to date with everything happening during Open House Month make sure you connect with us on social media!