The Lake Country Senior Activity Centre is seeking new members to get involved with its various group activities. Drop by for an open house on October 22 to find out what programs are available or to suggest ideas for new clubs.

Senior centre wants new seniors

An open house at the Lake Country Seniors Centre is planned for late October.

An open house at the Lake Country Seniors Centre is planned for late October. Dorothy Dussault is the new president of the society that schedules activities there and she wants to generate renewed interest in the clubs that use the space.

With annual visits to the Seniors Centre ranging between 3,000 and 5,000 users, the club is far from being forgotten about. Still, Dussault sees all kinds of potential for the building and she says she’s going to work to see it become a reality.

“What we need is more members and more volunteers,” says Dussault. “A lot of people don’t realize that to join the club you only need to be 55 years old. Many of our members are getting older and it’s going to take the new energy and fresh ideas of younger members to keep this place going.”

Membership at the Lake Country Seniors Centre costs just $5.50 per year. The dues enable users to join as many of the 20 clubs currently using the building. Members pay a user charge ranging from 25 cents to two dollars for each session of any given group that they participate in.

In addition, members are entitled to the use of the pool table, shuffle board, carpet bowling, library and wood shop located in the basement. Dussault says to use any of the amenities members can drop by when someone is in the building or call a director in advance to arrange access at the member’s convenience.

The open house will take place on October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Residents aged 55 and up are encouraged to drop by and have a look around. Tables will be set up representing all 20 of the Senior Centre’s user groups. Members of each group will be available to talk about their club’s activities. The groups promote activities as varied as art classes, card games, woodworking, gardening, dancing, singing, sewing and more.

Dussault says Wheels to Meals is the most popular of all the groups. An average session sees 75 seniors gather at the centre for a Tuesday lunch. Rides are offered to those unable to get themselves to the centre and many seniors look forward to the event as a social highlight of the week.

“It’s about getting people out of their narrow window of living,” says Dussault. “We’re able to offer our activities at very affordable rates because we are so well subsidized by the District.”

The Lake Country Seniors Centre is located at 9832 Bottom Wood Lake Road.

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