Askennonia

is a gathering place, where members and guests have excelled in the design and delivery of programs that fit the lifestyles of today's active senior community.

Be sure to check our monthly newsletter for up-to-date information on programs.

 

 

DROP IN PROGRAMS

No registration required. Cost $1 (unless otherwise posted below.)  Everyone is welcome to programs that are 'Open to the Community '.

*Be sure to check the Newsletter to confirm program dates & times.

 
 
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BADMINTON

All levels & no partner required.

Fun exercise! Cost is $3.

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BID EUCHRE

Friendly game of progressive Bid Euchre!

 
 

This popular open afternoon allows musical members to perform for an audience.Come join others who love music. *Open to Community*

COUNTRY JAM SESSIONS

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COFFEE HOUSE

Afternoon of friendship, entertainment

(jokes, singing, dancing, etc) & coffee/tea.
*Open to Community*

 
 

COMPUTER CLUB/PRACTICE

Need more practice with the computer skills you are learning on your laptop or tablet? Join our seasoned computer support trainers who have been generous volunteers for over 10 years! 

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KNIT & CHAT

All knitters are welcome to drop by to share their skills, to learn from others and to chat. It’s a relaxed group that’s very welcoming!

 
 

LET'S WRITE

John Philips, retired high school English teacher, will inspire, instruct & interact with people wanting to write for fun or for a purpose on Mondays. 

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LINE DANCING (Basic, Intermediate, & Advanced)

Learn basic steps and beginner dances.

Line dancing is great exercise & lots of fun.

 
 
 
 

TABLE TENNIS

Come play table tennis.

Rules and paddles provided. 

Cost is $3.

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TAI CHI

Learn gentle movements that improve balance, strength & relaxation. This instructs the 108 movement set. For beginners & more advanced.

 
 
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WATCH CLINIC

Askennonia member Dietmar Schafer will hold a Watch Clinic twice per month to repair & clean your watch or replace battery for $5. All profits will be passed on to Askennonia! Thanks Dietmar.

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WOODWORKING

Learn to plan and make wooden projects like a bird feeder, keepsake box or project of your choice with just hand tools (power tools are optional).

 
 
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CONTRACT BRIDGE

Progressive friendly game of Bridge.

No partner required.

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ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING

This is a great way to get exercise into your life. It’s fun, easy and healthy! Come try it!

 

VIDEO EXERCISE

Independent Exercise to VIDEO. Gentle exercise designed to relax muscles & decrease pain. Instruction is delivered by video. Includes warm-up, cardio & cool-down.

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WALKING CLUB (sponsored by Tim Horton's)

Members lead a one hour walk appropriate for the group. Weather permitting, they go outside. Otherwise, they walk within the Rec Centre. Everyone gets together for a coffee after the walk.

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CANASTA

Come out to learn and play Canasta!

All members welcome.

 
 
 

PROGRAMS THAT REQUIRE REGISTRATION AT RECEPTION DESK PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

*Be sure to check the Newsletter to confirm program dates & times.

 
 

WATERCOLOUR/ACRYLIC PAINTING

Erin Burton & Hazel Ferry instruct beginner & intermediate classes. Choose your medium and have fun!

ITALIAN & INDIAN COOKING

Pat reveals the secrets & traditions of authentic Italian cuisine and Alasdair teaches about the exotic spices and flavour of the Orient. Enjoy a meal together and take left-overs home to enjoy or share.

 
 

CARD MAKING WORKSHOP

Elizabeth Hough shares years of experience and all her equipment. Some materials supplied/some stock materials are your responsibility.

CHOIR "JUST ATTITUDE"

Victoria Thompson directs this daytime choir. There’s lots of laughter mixed with valuable learning! No requirement to read music. Just Attitude sings out in the community and at Askennonia events.

 
 
 

COMPUTER ONE-ON-ONE TRAINING

Thursday mornings Askennonia members

can register for one hour time slots, to increase technological capabilities and build on basic knowledge of devices. Bring your own device or use one of our computers! 

CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH

(Beginner and Advanced)

Mon Beginner & Mon Advanced with Adele Heins. Beginner—vocabulary & pronunciation, simple verbs & tenses, grammar & conversation. Holiday themes. Advanced is more advanced!! Tues Intermediate with Helen Cheshire. Building upon and expanding structures acquired at beginner level. Class sizes are limited to 10 max—registration required.

 
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FLYING CLUB

(Radio controlled drones, planes, & helicopters)

Whole gym will be available from 1-2pm. George Lemere will convene group. Safety rules must be followed by all.

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FOOT CLINIC

Julie Loughran RN 705-528-0972 for appointment (at Askennonia)

 

VON SMART

(Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)

Call VON 705-355-2200 to register. This is a VON program that improves balance, core strength and balance.

 

FITNESS CARD PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS THAT REQUIRE A FITNESS CARD PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION

($35-good for10 visits to any programs below)

*Be sure to check the Newsletter to confirm program dates & times.

 
 

ABC FUSION (Abs, balance, & core)

Abs, balance and core are fused using the strength and movements of Pilates, with some yoga and barre practice mixed in.

Mat required.

YOGA & CHAIR YOGA

Gentle stretching & controlled breathing makes this exercise class relaxing yet stimulating. Or enjoy all the benefits of yoga, but without getting onto the floor.

Mat required for regular yoga.

NO mat required for chair yoga.

 
 

DANCE & TONE

Resistance training to music using weighted shakers & bands combats osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, back pain, depression and obesity.

FUN & FIT CIRCUIT

Danna Montgomery leads this hour of various, balanced exercises that are timed and incorporated with walking or other timed activities.

 
 

HUSTLE, MUSCLE, & STRETCH

Low impact aerobics, with weight training & stretch to music. Improve flexibility, balance & strength.

ZUMBA GOLD

Danna, certified Zumba Gold instructor, leads this Latin inspired exercise class. Get in shape, have a blast and dance your cares away.

 

UKULELE CARD PROGRAM

REQUIRES A UKULELE CARD TO PARTICIPATE. $60 IS GOOD FOR 10 VISITS TO

THE BEGINNER OR BAND.

*Be sure to check the Newsletter to confirm program dates & times.

Steve Paskin teaches new players on Tuesdays. The Thurs class is a little more advanced. Johnstone’s Music downtown Midland provides 10% discount to people registered in our classes.

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PICKLEBALL

Come play one of the fastest growing sports in North America. It’s a fun
and exciting form of exercise. Paddles and balls supplied. Cost is $3.

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CRIBBAGE

Chose your game and have fun with other members. If you have game boards, please bring them along. 

SCRABBLE

Chose your game and have fun with other members. If you have game boards, please bring them along. 

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QUILTING

Finish up those unfinished projects! Bring your machines or whatever equipment you want to use and spend time with other quilters. Group will help beginners.

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THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

Ordained missionary will lead discussions & bring knowledge on various subjects having to do with theology and biblical studies based on historical, scientific and geographical fact. “Where do we come from and where are we going?”

 

CONTACT

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Askennonia Senior Centre
527 Len Self Blvd (North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre)
Midland, ON L4R 5N6

Tel: 705-526-7609
Fax: 705-527-6049

Hours - Mon - Fri  9am - 4pm

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