The Orillia Seniors' Programme is open on a weekly schedule each Thursday starting at 10 am, with lots of new activities, presentations and loads of FUN! Watch the calendar for events and a new line up for the up-coming months! Rev. Gordon Timbers is the NEW Director. Those 50 or older are welcome to enjoy a day of music, laughter, entertainment, learning, gentle physical exercise, conversation and fellowship.- and a hearty lunch - Thursdays 10 am to 2:30 pm. Over the coming weeks representatives of local organizations, community initiatives and artistic and commercial enterprises will make presentations:
Seniors Weekly Programme Scheduling:
Thursday, January 23rd - Gordon Ball will make a presentation about the initiatives of Sustainable Orillia to offer tips and suggestions for ways in which individuals and organizations can improve the quality of life, the health and wellness, with the environment in our community.
Thursday, January 30th - Paul Seiger, owner of Paul's Para Fernalia shop on West Street, will speak about the cultural shift and change in legislation in Ontario regarding cannabis use and can answer questions about CBD, a marijuana by-product with various health benefits.
Thursday, February 6th - Roger Lippert, a member of St. Andrew's and long time member of the Orillia Shrine Club, will provide information about the good work of Shriners through their network of pediatric specialty hospitals where children under the age of 18 receive excellent medical care, particularly for treatment of severe burns and spinal cord injuries.
Thursday, February 13th - Michael Gordon, chair of the Community Foundation of Orillia and Area, will inform us of the wide range of charitable and service organizations given financial support through the Foundation to make positive contributions to the community. Our own Seniors Weekly Programme benefits from this generous support.
We will also have some special Valentine's Day activities.
Thursday, February 20th - Liz Westcott, director of the Green Haven Shelter for Women, will speak about the range of programs provided to women experiencing violence and abuse, with or without dependent children, to live safely in an environment of mutual respect. Liz will give an overview of the Shelter's brand-new facility and the importance of community support.
Come and be part of the fun!