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55+ Active Adults

55+ Active Adults - Move, Learn, Play - Community Services Department

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Registration continues for summer programs. Check back often as more programs become available throughout the summer. New sessions of outdoor fitness classes and 55+ Active Adults programs begin on July 26. Registration is available beginning June 30 at 7 a.m. at www.clarington.net/BeActive.

Our Orono Outdoor pool is open for pre-booked swim sessions. Register each Wednesday for the following week. A maximum of 20 swimmers will be allowed at each session. Aquafit will start on July 26, and swimming lessons will begin in August once Clarington moves into Step Three of the Province’s three-step Roadmap to Reopen.

We will continue to monitor updates from the Province as we slowly reopen and resume services following all Provincial guidelines. Stay up to date on the latest information on how COVID-19 is impacting our programs and services by visiting www.clarington.net/COVID-19.

 

Clarington’s 55+ Active Adults staff have been working to adapt our programming to help older adults stay connected and keep active. 

There is no membership fee. Just pay for the activities that interest you.

Summer programs

This year, our outdoor summer fitness programs will take place over two six-week sessions. There are a few essential things to know before we get started. During Step 1 of the province's guide to reopening, all fitness classes will be held outdoors. Our facilities, including washrooms and change rooms will remain closed and unavailable for use. Please come dressed and ready for class. In the event of inclement or extreme weather, classes will be cancelled, participants notified, and credits applied where applicable. We encourage participants to dress appropriately for the weather, and bring water and a yoga mat to class. Closed-toe athletic shoes are mandatory for all classes except yoga.

  • COVID-19 Screening: If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or are concerned you may have been recently exposed, we ask that you stay home and contact the Durham Region Health Department for more information on how to proceed and how to get tested. When you arrive at class, you will be required to go through a screening process. Please keep your mask on, and maintain a physical distance as the instructor makes their way to you.
  • Masks: You will be required to wear a mask during the screening process and as you enter and exit class. You do not need to wear a mask while you exercise.
  • Physical distancing: Strict physical distancing of at least three metres between participants will be enforced at all times during class. Please be mindful of others as you exercise.
  • Equipment: Due to public health recommendations and safety guidelines, we cannot use our fitness equipment. If you wish to bring a pair of dumbbells or resistance band to class, you are welcome to do so, but this is not required.

If you have any questions about our outdoor 55+ Active Adult summer programming, please contact us at 905-404-1525 ext. 2525 or 2526.

Registration information

  • Registration begins Wednesday, June 9, at 7 a.m. for session one and June 30, at 7 a.m. for session two
  • 55+ Active Adult fitness classes will have a capacity limit of 10 participants plus the instructor to meet physical distancing requirements, and pre-registration for each class is required.
  • Registration can be completed online at www.clarington.net/BeActive or by phone at 905-623-5728 ext. 2552. Phone registration is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • No classes Thursday, July 1 (Canada Day)
  • $16.95 for six weeks, $14.15 for five weeks.

55+ Active Adult Summer Fitness Program Schedule

 Session One: June 14 to July 26 
 
Program Day Time Location Instructor Code
Pole Walking Mon 10:15 to 11:10 a.m. Courtice Community Complex Jessica 26055
Movin' and Groovin' Tue 9 to 9:55 a.m. South Courtice Arena Karen 22663
Walk Fit Tue 10:15 to 11:10 a.m. Pearce Farm Park - Newcastle Jessica 26058
55+ Total Fitness Wed 10 to 10:55 a.m. Courtice Community Complex Karen 22667
Low-Interval Intensity Training Thu 10:15 to 11:10 a.m. Bowmanville Indoor Soccer Tracey 22656
Yoga Fri 9 to 9:55 a.m. Courtice Community Complex Greg 26056
Latin Dance Party Fri 9 to 9:55 a.m. South Courtice Arena Karen 26057
Tai Chi Fri 10:15 to 11:10 a.m.  Courtice Community Complex Greg 22690
 Session Two: July 26 to September 3 
Program Day Time Location Instructor Code
Pole Walking Mon 10:15 to 11:10 a.m. Courtice Community Complex Jessica 26890
Movin' and Groovin' Tue 9 to 9:55 a.m. South Courtice Arena Karen 26889
20/20/20 Tue 10:15 to 11:10 a.m. Pearce Farm Park - Newcastle Jessica 26893
55+ Total Fitness Wed 10:15 to 11:10 a.m. Courtice Community Complex Karen 26892
Yoga Fri 9 to 9:55 a.m. Courtice Community Complex Greg 26894
Latin Dance Party Fri 9 to 9:55 a.m. South Courtice Arena Karen 26888
Tai Chi Fri 10:15 to 11:10 a.m.  Courtice Community Complex Greg 26891

Programs and drop-in activities

We are excited to have dedicated staff to provide a variety of programs and services for all adults aged 55+. Visit www.clarington.net/beACTIVE to find an activity that interests you.

Below is a sample of some of the classes and workshops we have offered in the past.

 Classes and workshops
  • Arts
  • Computer/iPad
    • Android Tablet
    • Excel - Beginner
    • Facebook Workshop
    • Selling on Kijiji
    • Intro to Cell Phones
  • Cooking Workshops
  • Quilting Workshops
  • Fitness classes
    • Yoga
    • Zumba Gold
    • Osteo Fitness
    • Fitness for Arthritis
    • Tai Chi
    • Parkinson's Fitness
    • Urban Pole Walking

Register for Active Adults Classes and Workshops

 Drop-in activities
  • Euchre
  • Bridge
  • Open Jam
  • Pickleball
  • Volleyball
  • Mexican Train Dominoes
  • Book Club
  • Open Activity
  • Table Tennis
  • Indoor Soccer
 Special events and tournaments

Throughout the year, we host special events and tournaments. Some of our most popular past events include:

  • Bingo
  • 50s Sock Hop
  • 70s-themed Murder Mystery Dinner
  • June is Seniors' Month BBQ Celebration
  • Corn Roast
  • Pickleball Tournament
  • Euchre Tournament
  • Christmas Luncheon
  • Bi-weekly Luncheons

Register for Active Adults Special Events and Tournaments

Clarington 55+ Active Adults Community Committee

The Clarington 55+ Active Adults Community Committee supports 55+ Active Adult staff and provides an opportunity for leadership and input from older adults within the community. In addition, the committee will engage, encourage, strengthen, and provide recreation opportunities while seeking to improve the quality of life for Clarington residents ages 55+, including social and leisure opportunities, drop-in programs and special events. The committee will include Clarington residents and Community Services staff to provide advice, assist with events, and foster awareness of recreation opportunities in our community.

Now accepting applications

We are currently looking for eight older adults to volunteer as committee members. If you are interested, please apply by completing the 55+ Active Adults Volunteer Application form.

 Mandate

The Clarington 55+ Active Adults Community Committee will provide advice, comments and suggestions on recreation opportunities, promotion of activities and engaging older adults in Clarington.

 Scope of activities
Encourage older adults to participate in Municipality of Clarington 55+ Active Adult activities and contribute to the community's betterment.
  • To provide friendly surroundings for communication amongst older adults.
  • To promote involvement, commitment, goodwill and participation among older adult groups and individuals.
  • Support and assist with Seniors' Month activities and others activities throughout the year.
  • Identify issues related to barriers faced by older adults in accessing Clarington’s services and programs and recommend possible solutions.
  • Represent the community to ensure the needs and interests of the group are heard by staff.
 Committee composition

The committee will be made up of staff representatives and up to 10 community members, of which a maximum of eight will be a diverse group of residents in Clarington who are over the age of 55.

The Clarington 55+ Active Adults Community Committee is comprised of:

  • An Older Adult Coordinator (staff) or Older Adult Programmer (staff)
  • Up to eight community representatives

Other Municipality of Clarington staff and delegates may be invited to provide input at times.

From time to time, guest speakers and presenters may attend meetings. Any guest speakers or presenters must have permission to participate by Community Services staff at least two weeks before the meeting.

 Staff support
The Older Adult Coordinator or Older Adult Programmer will be responsible for chairing all Clarington 55+ Active Adults Community Committee meetings. In addition, staff will provide all administrative support, such as scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, recording minutes, preparing background information and any necessary reports.
 Length of term

The length of term for committee members is two years. Committee members can be appointed to serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.

The Older Adult Coordinator or Older Adult Programmer will serve on the committee continuously.

 Frequency of meetings
The committee will meet bi-monthly from September to July and will be committed to attending a minimum of three meetings per term. Meetings will be chaired by Community Services staff. A quorum will consist of at least four of the members of the committee, including staff.
 Budget
The Community Services Department oversees the 55+ Older Adults budget.
 Confidentiality and conflict of interest

The Committee members will serve without remuneration and will not receive, directly or indirectly, any profits or benefits from their position as members of the Clarington Active Adults Community Committee.

Committee members will ensure that all confidential information will be used in the manner for which it was intended.

Only authorized staff may speak on behalf of the committee.


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Kersti Pascoe
Older Adult Coordinator
1595 Prestonvale Road
Courtice, ON L1E 2P2
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T. 905-435-1061 ext. 229
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