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BBQ Social!

Older Adults are invited to enjoy a barbeque followed by bingo (or a movie in case of inclement weather)

Doors open at 11:00am

BBQ lunch at 11:30am

Bingo (or movie) at 12:30pm

Date: Fridays- July & August

Cost: $3



The Anne Johnston Health Station

The Anne Johnston Health Station (AJHS) is a not-for-profit community health centre providing a wide range of programs and services that promote the health and well-being of youth, seniors and people with physical disabilities. We are a fully accessible barrier free environment. All of our programs and services are free of charge and include primary health care, disease prevention, health promotion and community development.

Programs & Services:

Badminton Group
This is a peer-led badminton group for seniors that encourages physical activity and social engagement.

Current Affairs
A drop-in program for seniors interested in meeting people from the community. Keep up with current news events by engaging in stimulating and interactive discussion on current issues that affect our community, our country and the world.

Gentle Exercise
This is a low impact class for seniors that consists of muscle strengthening and flexibility exercises. Get fit, meet other seniors and have fun! Interested participants must register prior to attending – this is not a drop-in class.

Hispanic Seniors
A health promotion program for Hispanic seniors from the community that promotes overall health and well-being through health education, physical activity, intellectual stimulation, community development and peer support.

SAGE (Seniors Acheiving Greater Esteem)
SAGE (Seniors Acheiving Greater Esteem) promotes the health and well-being of frail and/or isolated seniors by encouraging social engagement and independence. Interested participants must register prior to attending – this is not a drop-in class.

Stitches of Love Knitting Group
Knitters of all skill levels are welcome to come out and join our knitting group. All knitted items are donated to local shelters in the community.

Contact: Sasha Whiting, Health Promoter
Phone: (416) 486-8666 ext. 299

Parkdale Golden Age


Parkdale Golden Age Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that was established in 1974 with the aim of improving the quality of life for seniors and the disabled through various programs.


Congregate Dining
Our congregate dining program provides hot, nutritious meals at various locations around Toronto. This program provides our clients with a healthy meal that often include bread and butter, tea, coffee, juice, soup, various different entrees and delicious desserts that are prepared by our team of professionally-trained cooks and staff. PGAF’s dining program is a great opportunity for seniors around the community to gather together for delightful conversation with friends while enjoying their dinner.

Elderly Persons Centre
Parkdale Golden Age Foundation is a designated Elderly Persons Centre and provides various social and recreational activities for Seniors in the community. They allow our clients to build new friendships with others in the community as well as provide them with mental and physical activities. Our staff understand the importance of staying active as you age. Some of the activities we provide include:
● Tai Chi
● Bingo
● Crafts
● Cards
● Outings and day trips
● Scrabble
● Floral Arrangements
● Health Promotion/Health Presentations on various topics

Fairbank Memorial Community Centre
Fairbank Memorial Community Centre is a multilevel facility that offers a wide variety of programs ranging from arts, dance, music, fitness and sports.

Programs  & Services:

Activities include;

  • Bocce ball
  • Dominoes
  • Cooking classes
  • Luncheons
  • Italian men’s group
  • Italian and Portuguese-speaking women’s groups
  • Wellness Workshops


Cost: Membership $30/year

North York Senior Centre
North York Senior Centre provides programs and services to promote the physical, emotional and social well-being of adults aged 55 years and older, living in our diverse community.

Programs & Services:

The Active Living Centre (ALC) offers a variety of activities, classes, events, trips and services to help you ease into, and enjoy, your retirement lifestyle. At the ALC, you’ll be encouraged to be active, live well and stay socially connected. Programs and services include;

  • Arts  and culture programs
  • Fitness Centre and classes
  • Health and wellness services
  • Lifelong learning classes
  • Multicultural social groups
  • Recreation and leisure activities
  • Special events and travel opportunities


Cost: Membership $45/ year

We encourage the development of a forum for individuals to share their concerns and ideas, and to work together in the resolution of community issues within an environment that fosters dignity and equity.

Programs & Services:

Our 50+ program offers a variety of activities including;

  • Comuter classes
  • Bowling
  • Book Clubs
  • Knitting
  • Kareoke
  • Creative Writing
  • Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Nordic Pole Walking
  • Outings/Day Trips


Cost: Membership $30 / year

LIFE Institute
Lifelong learning, leadership and personal growth opportunities for adults 50+. Our core goal is to offer exceptional educational experiences for older adults, regardless of their educational background or special needs. Each year we build on our existing partnership with Ryerson by contributing funds for programs, services and equipment that are priorities for LIFE and 50+ Learners. In this way LIFE continues to strengthen its leadership position and ensure new learning opportunities for older adults well into the future.

Programs & Services:

The LIFE Institute delivers high quality educational programs for older adults covering a wide variety of subjects in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Technology and Contemporary Issues. Many of our courses are led by LIFE volunteers. These “Moderator-led Courses” are an excellent opportunity for members who are seeking leadership opportunities to prepare and direct a course; class participants may also be asked to research and present a topic. We also offer “Lecture Courses”, which are given by a professor or acknowledged expert in the field. Lecture Courses usually include a question and answer period, and may include a reading list.


Cost: Membership $80/ year

Ryerson University The Chang School of Continuing Education
Programs for 50+ at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education offers unique non-credit programs to stimulate your personal enrichment, self-actualization, and a continuing connection to society in a community of like-minded people. Expand your learning, redefine your retirement, and be engaged as an older adult learner.

Programs & Services:

The Estelle Craig ACT II STUDIO
A theatre program and creative drama centre for older adults offering the opportunity to study theatre or acting at every level. Classes include acting, voice, improvisation, movement, camera work, playwriting, writing, and directing, among others.

Film Club
In this course, located on campus at Ryerson University, you will watch films and discuss approaches and themes with film critic Kevin Courrier.

Singing Level 1
Each class involves singing and ear training in a group setting. There will also be online supports for practice at home during each week. Each session ends with a public choral performance. Singers will gain confidence and develop their hidden musical talents.

George Brown College Seniors' Association
The Association offers seniors innovative programs of a cultural, educational, and recreational nature that serve lifelong learning needs and interests. Each winter and fall – a variety of lecture courses are offered and also each spring and fall we have a series called Great Treasures.

Programs & Services

The Association offers daytime programs of a cultural and educational nature that serve lifelong learning, needs and interests. General interest courses are held in fall and winter. Our Great Treasures lecture series take place in spring and fall. Day trips and theatre productions are also part of our program.


Eligibility: Age 55+
Cost: Membership $25/year