News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club

By Barbara Bailey

Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017


The Silver Threads Seniors Club is located at 1163 Victoria Street, Petawawa and the phone number is: 613-687-6574 and the e-mail is: silverthreadspetawawa@hotmail.ca. We are open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. The building has an elevator and air conditioning. During the month of August, we have the following activities available to the members.

Mondays: Zumba at 10 am and Bridge at 1 p.m.
Tuesday: Bingo at 1pm and Bid Euchre at 7 p.m
Wednesday: Weight Watchers at 5:30 p.m
Thursday: Yoga at 9:15 a.m. and Water Colours at 10 a.m
Friday: Quilting all day and Euchre at 7 p.m.

The cost of a membership for a year is $25, and we operate on a fiscal year, which is April 1 to March 31. Drop in and check out all of the activities, such as dinner/dances, seminars and bus trips.

Living Larger, Living Well - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Older Ontarians are clear on their preference to age in place and in their own communities for as long as possible. However, it is clear that the options in terms of programs and services we deliver in our communities can heavily influence an older person’s ability to age in the place of their choice. As we strive to create a province that is the healthiest place to grow up and grow old, we need to ask ourselves if older Ontarians have homes that are safe, affordable, and conveniently located while promoting independence as their functional needs change.

When limited intermediate assisted living and supportive housing options exist in a community, the choice for a person to remain living in the community relies upon what care and supports they can rally in the community. For those, however, with limited financial means and whose needs surpass what local home and community supports and their families and caregivers can provide for them to stay independent in their own home, the default option is a placement in a long-term care home.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and take part in the activities offered in the Community. Support the local economy and I will see you at the Club!