THINGS TO DO AT THE ACTIVE LIVING CENTRE

There’s so much to do at the Active Living Centre (ALC) it can be a little overwhelming. But we're here to help you narrow down your choices, give advice or make recommendations. Below is a list of classes organized in convenient categories. You can find out about our special events and trips on the Special Events page. Find out how to become a member, register for classes or get more information, on the Membership page.

 

 

ARTS & CULTURE

Guitar | Book Club | Clay | Drawing and Watercolour | Movie Club | Puppetry | Sketching | Stitchers

SOCIAL

Alborz Persian| French Conversation Group|Joy Luck Club| Korean Social Club|

LIFELONG LEARNING

Computer | iPad & Tablet | English as a Second Language (ESL) | French | Mandarin | Spanish | Meditation

 

RECREATION & LEISURE

GroupBridge| Bridge Instruction| Diner's Club| Duplicate Bridge| Progressive Bridge| Canasta| Cribbage| Euchre| Bid Euchre|            Mah Jongg | Pinocle| Scrabble| Table Tennis|Chess

FITNESS CENTRE

Ballroom Dance | Belly Dance | Chair Yoga | Dancing with Parkinsons | Healthy Bones |  Korean Dance | Korean Drumming |Pilates | Seated Conditioning | Stretch n' Strength | Strong Men | Strong Women | Tai Chi | Total Body Conditioning | Yogilates|Zumba

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Dietician Clinic | Direct Smiles | Esthetics Clinic | Foot Care Nurse | Good Food Box | Legal Clinic | Naturopathic Clinic |Podiatry Clinic 


ABOUT THE FITNESS CENTRE

The Active Living Centre has a fully equipped fitness centre to meet all of your fitness needs! Join the ALC and become a Fitness Centre member to access our personal trainer, fitness machines and fitness equipment. Ready to get fit? Read more about our Fitness Centre.


OUT AND ABOUT - TRAVELING WITH THE ALC

The Active Living Centre (ALC) provides fun day and overnight trips throughout the year for our members, their friends and families. Spots are limited so early registration is recommended.

For a complete travel schedule, details and prices, please call the Travel Desk at 416 733.4111 ext. 212 or visit the office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Read more about our Travel Desk


CLASS AND PROGRAM GUIDE - IN TOUCH

In Touch is the seasonal guide to all the classes and programs we offer at the ALC. In it you'll find general information about us, our special workshops, trips and events, as well as all our regular classes and clubs. We also have some member testimonials you might want to check out plus news about our volunteers and fundraising. You can read In Touch online, download it as a PDF or drop into the ALC and pick-up a hard-copy. Visit the Summer 2017 In Touch here. 




ARTS & CULTURE

Creative Writing & Play Development | This course is an interactive workshop of creative writing in which lessons topics will be shaped by students’ input. Sample topics include story lines, framework/structure, dialogue, format of writing, technical aspects, and completion of a short play. Each class will include a lecture component and practical writing component. Be prepared to share your writing with the class and listen to the works of others. This class is appropriate for anyone interested in creative writing, story telling, or general theatre. No experience required.
Instructor: J. Salib
Early bird price: $80
Advantage: $85
| Non-Members: $120

Movie Club | Location: Media Room
Advantage: $2 Check out June's Movie List

Jewelry Making: Bling from Around the World | This course is a unique opportunity to create pieces based on famous jewelry designers/artists from around the world. Everyone loves jewelry-especially when they’ve made it themselves! Join this fun opportunity to create necklaces, earrings or bracelets. You will use a wide variety of materials including wiring made of copper, brass and silver; assorted clasps, headpins and eyepins; beads (genuine crystals, pearls and stones) and charms. You will learn to use specialty pliers including wire cutters, round-nose, flat-nose and crimp pliers.to create unique pieces. Course outline available at registration. All materials included in fee.
Instructor: M. Stein
Early bird price: $100
Advantage: $105 
| Non-Members: $140

 

Introduction to Still Life | This program is intended for all levels. Using a variety of materials, participants will be drawing from still life. By the end of the ten weeks, you will have an understanding of different principles in art including light, shadow, line and shape. Instruction will be given, but students will also be given time to explore their materials and subject matter.
Instructor: S. Van Dusen
Early bird price: $33
Advantage: $38
| Non-Members: $50

Self-Guided Drawing & Watercolour | This program is intended for all levels. Students are encouraged to choose a genre and will be assisted through the completion of their chosen artwork. No experience is necessary and material costs are extra. Pick up your supply list in the Program Office. Class is cancelled on August 16

Instructor: E. Iturbe
Early bird price: $80
Advantage: $85
| Non-Members: $120

Sketching | This class is designed for those who want to learn how to sketch. You will be using different materials such as pencil, coloured pencil, pen and ink. No experience necessary. Instruction will be given on a one to one basis on all subject matter, such as landscapes and faces. Material costs are extra. Pick up your supply list in the Program Office. Class is cancelled on August 7 & September 4.
Instructor: C. Volpe
Early bird price: $30
Advantage: $35 
| Non-Members: $65

Stitchers | This group consists of volunteers producing handiworks to donate to our Gift Shoppe. 
For members only: FREE

Introduction to Knitting & Crochet Location: Craft Room
Advantage: $1 * Supply list is available in the program office




LIFELONG LEARNING

Book Club | This group shares a passion for reading and is open to new members! Book club meets every other Tuesday to discuss the book selections that are selected by the group. Book list is available in the Program Office. 
Instructor: B. Allan
Early bird price: $20
Advantage: $25
| Non-Members: $45

Mystery Writers' Book Club |Are you a fan of “who-done-its”? Then come and join us for a fun two hours. This group shares a passion for Mystery novels and meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Join in discussions about the chosen books. Book list available in the Program Office.
Instructor: M. Campion
Early bird price: $20
Advantage: $25 | Non-Members: $45

French Beginner  | No knowledge of French is necessary for this class. Starting from the ABCs to words, concepts, & themes. Most activities are visual which allow students to learn reading & speaking. See program office for required textbook
Instructor: S. Farache
Early bird price: $55
Advantage: $60 | Non-Members: $85

iPad and iPhone for Beginners | This is for the novice. Come and learn how to maneuver around your device. Lean what the apps are for and how to make changes in the settings. Bring your device with you!
Instructor: D. Donovan
Early bird price: $55 + Optional Manual ($15)
Advantage: $60 | Non-Members: $80

Cultivating Mindfulness and Meditation| This class includes lessons and meditation exercises that promotes self awareness. You will learn skills and methods to change negative thinking that keep you locked into undesirable moods, behaviours, actions, and relationships. These skills and methods have been shown to be helpful to handle stress, reduce chronic pain, increase energy levels which leads to a clearer mind and a much more peaceful outlook on life. 
Instructor: M. Nazemi
Early Bird Price: $60
Advantage: $65 | Non-Members $125

French Level 1 | This class is for those who have some knowledge of French. This class will teach you the basics in communicating in this beautiful language. 
Instructor: S. Farache
Early Bird Price: $55
Advantage: $60 | Non-Members $85

 

Spanish Intermediate  | Intermediate level courses are aimed towards students who are familiar with the Spanish language; they know how to express themselves in the present tense for many verbs and their conjugations, and are familiar with the future tense and have the basis of a functioning vocabulary. 
Instructor: Spanish Studio
Early bird price: $80
Advantage: $85 | Non-Members: $110

Spanish Beginner | Beginner level courses are designed for students who have elementary or no knowledge of the language. In this level the focus is mainly on conversation and the development of a functional vocabulary which will reinforce the basic grammar the students learn.  
Instructor: Spanish Studio
Early bird price: $80
Advantage: $85 | Non-Members: $110

Spanish Intermediate | Intermediate level courses are aimed towards students who are familiar with the Spanish language; they know how to express themselves in the present tense for many verbs and their conjugations, and are familiar with the future tense and have the basis of a functioning vocabulary. 
Instructor: Spanish Studio
Early bird price: $80
Advantage: $85 | Non-Members: $110

Spanish Advanced | The advanced level courses are geared towards students who have a solid foundation of the Spanish language and can communicate, comprehend and converse with a fair degree of ease in a variety of situations. Students will master grammar structures and expand their command of the spoken language. 
Instructor: Spanish Studio
Early bird price: $80
Advantage: $85 | Non-Members: $110

Tablets & Smartphones for Beginners | Learn the functions of your tablet; how to download applications, check emails, play games and so much more! This course is also for those who would to learn how to use their Android Smartphone!. Please bring your device with you. 
Instructor: D. Donovan
Early Bird Price: $55 + Optional Manual ($15)
Advantage: $60 | Non-Members: $80

 

 


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SOCIAL

Joy Luck Social Club -Cantonese | Location: Café
Advantage: $1 | Non-Members: $3

Korean Social Club- Korean | Location: Craft Room
Advantage: $1 | Non-Members: $3

 

Persian Social Club Group-FarsiLocation: Media Room
Advantage: $2 | Non-Members: $4

Alborz Persian Group- FarsiLocation: Trillium Room
Advantage: $1 | Non-Members: $2




RECREATION & LEISURE

Art Studio | Location: Craft Room                                   Thursdays 10 am -12 pm                   
Advantage: $1

Duplicate Bridge | Location: Multipurpose Room                         Wednesdays and Sundays 12:30-4pm                   
Advantage: $3.50 | Non-Members: $4                                           * Must attend program with partner

Progressive Bridge | Location: Trillium Room                   Tuesday 12:30-4 pm  
Advantage: $2 * Must be an intermediate player

Canasta | Location: Meeting Room                                         Wednesday 1-4pm         
Advantage: $1

Cribbage | Location: Meeting Room                                        Wednesday  10 am- 12 pm                  
Advantage: $1

Diner's Club | Location: Various locations in Toronto. RSVP with Reception
Members: All are welcome. Cost of meal and transportation are extra.

French Conversation Club | Location: Media Room
Tuesday 10 am-12 pm                  
Advantage: $1 | Non-members: $3

 

Basic Euchre | Location: Meeting Room                                        Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm                        
Advantage: $1

Bid Euchre | Location: Meeting Room                                   Thursday 10 am - 12 pm                     
Advantage: $1

Mah Jongg Advanced - English and CantoneseLocation: Trillium Room/Café                                                                           Monday 12:30 - 4 pm | Sunday 10 am- 4pm

Advantage: $1 | Non-Members: $3

PinochleLocation: Meeting Room                                   Thursday 1-3 pm                  
Advantage: $1.25

Scrabble | Location: Meeting Room                                   Monday 12:15 - 4 pm                    
Advantage: $1

Table Tennis | Location: Multipurpose Room                               Tuesday 4-6 pm  Thursday 3:30 - 5:30 pm | Saturday 2-4 pm    Advantage: $1 | Non-Members: $3

Introduction to Knitting & Crochet | Location: Craft Room
 Tuesday 10 am-12 pm                  
Advantage: $1 * Supply list is available in the Program Office

 

 

Korean Janggo (Drumming) |Janggo is the most renowned traditional percussion instrument in traditional Korean music. To play the Janggo, you use a stick with one hand and your bare hands. Learn the basic Janggo techniques, rhythms and terms, and the popular Janggo dance. You must provide your own drum for this class. This program is taught in Korean. 
Instructor:  Ok Cha Kim
Early Bird Price: $45

Advantage: $50| Non-Members: $90

Korean Nanta (Drumming)- Beginner |Learn the basics of Korean Drumming. You will learn different drumming combinations and techniques. You will be more confident by the end of the class as well as have learned different Korean drumming songs. This program is geared towards people with no Korean Nanta experience. You must provide your own drum for this program. This program is taught in Korean. Limited spots are available. 
Instructor:  Ok Cha Kim
Early Bird Price: $45

Advantage: $50| Non-Members: $90

Korean Nanta (Drumming)- Advanced |Learn more skills for Korean Drumming and build upon your previous experience in drumming combinations and techniques. This program is geared towards people with previous Korean Nanta experience. You must provide your own drum for this program. This program is taught in Korean. 
Instructor:  Ok Cha Kim
Early Bird Price: $45

Advantage: $50| Non-Members: $90

Pilates |This program promotes the building of long, lean muscles, particularly focusing on the core muscles and lower body while using a combination of floor, wall and chair exercises with bands, weights and balls.  
Instructor:  T. Dunnigan
Early Bird Price: $55

Advantage: $60| Non-Members: $100

Strength with Resistance Bands |This program uses slow, controlled exercises that forces your muscles to preform against the tension of the band which will help improve your muscle strength, balance, coordination, flexibility and range of motion while fighting bone loss and easing symptoms of pain.  
Instructor:  S. Parrett
Early Bird Price: $55

Advantage: $60| Non-Members: $100

 

 

Belly Dance |Get your hips moving and shaking to traditional belly dance music as you learn a variety of dances in this fun and enjoyable class. 
Instructor: S. Brawley
Early Bird Price: $85

Advantage: $90| Non-Members: $120

Line Dance Level 1|Get your lower body in shape while having some fun! Dances range in speed and includes ballroom, Latin , country ,western and international music.  
Instructor: V. Yoon
Early Bird Price: $45

Advantage: $50| Non-Members: $90

Line Dance Level 1|A great way to exercise while having fun with friends! You will learn different line dance sequences to a variety of music all while working your lower and upper body! No experience is necessary.  
Instructor: T. Cheung
Early Bird Price: $45

Advantage: $50| Non-Members: $90

Line Dance Level 2 |Level 2 requires you to have completed Level 1 or have knowledge of line dance sequences. You will learn more complex line dance sequences while getting a great workout. 
Instructor: T. Cheung
Early Bird Price: $45

Advantage: $50| Non-Members: $90

Korean Dance|Experience the true culture of Korea. Learn the art of Korean Dance with scarves and tambourines. This program is geared towards people with previous Korean Dance experience. This program is taught in Korean. Class is cancelled on August 7 and September 4.
Instructor:  Ok Cha Kim
Early Bird Price: $40

Advantage: $45| Non-Members: $85

Korean Jangoo & Jindobuk Dancing |This program uses drums along with detailed steps that interpret culture. Learn to improve your skills and level of Korean Janggo with Jindobuk Dance. This program is geared towards people with previous Korean Dance or Drumming experience. You must provide your own drum for this program. This program is taught in Korean. Class is cancelled on August 7 and September 4.
Instructor:  Ok Cha Kim
Early Bird Price: $45

Advantage: $50| Non-Members: $90

Yogilates |Yogilates is an intense program combining elements of both Yoga and Pilates. This program helps build long, learn and bulk muscles particularly focusing on promoting flexibility, proper breathing and relaxation techniques of the core and lower body. This program is done in the chair, on the floor and on your feet to concentrate on posture, body alignment and breath. 
Instructor:  T. Dunnigan
Early Bird Price: $55

Advantage: $60| Non-Members: $100


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HEALTH & WELLNESS

To book an appointment, please call 416 733.4111 or visit the reception desk.

Foot Care Nurse | Enjoy the following foot care services: foot care education, nail cutting, care of calluses, corns or ingrown toe nails and bonus foot massages.
Fee: $30 per session
July 25 ; August 29 ; September 26

Legal Clinic| Does your Will need updating? Wills, Powers of Attorney and legal advice is available. 
July 12 ; August 9 ; September 13

Naturopathic Clinic | Learn to optimize your heath naturally using herbs, nutrition, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and many other means. Teresa welcomes Cantonese- speaking clients. 
Initial Consultation: $60.00 (60 min) 
Follow up Visits: $30 (30 min), $45 (45 min) 
July 7 ; August 4 ; September 1

Podiatry Clinic | Foot specialist with 30 years experience provides foot care to seniors. Treatment includes nail cutting, corn/callus removal, care for arthritic feet and diabetic foot care. 
Fee: $12 plus your OHIP card ( health card) 
July 14 , 17 ; August 11, 28 ; September 8, 18

Denture Clinic | Enjoy a complimentary appointment with our denturist who is offering basic denture cleaning, consultations and check-ups for all types of dentures. 
Away for Summer 2017

Direct Smiles | Professional and quality dental hygiene care brought directly to you by a professional mobile dental hygiene service.  Fees vary depending on the following services: Client exam, scaling and polish, fluoride treatments, desensitizing of roots and teeth whitening. 
Fee: Prices available at reception
August 10

Aesthetics Clinic | With more than 15 years of experience, Nikki offers beauty services such as manicures, pedicures, waxing and tinting. Come and enjoy one of her wonderful, invigorating and relaxing treatments!
Fee: Prices are available at reception
July 4, 18 ; August 1, 12 ; September 5, 19

 

Please note: We understand that there are times you must miss an appointment due to emergencies or other obligations but as a courtesy, we ask that any appointment are cancelled with at least 24 hours' notice in advance. Anyone arriving past their scheduled appointment will need to reschedule their appointment. Please call 416 733.4111 to book or cancel appointments.