Black Creek Community Centre offers programs tailored to seniors

Seniors living in the Black Creek and surrounding areas can stay local to get a healthy dose of physical activity and social time.

Starting this fall, seniors living in the Black Creek and surrounding areas can stay local to get a healthy dose of physical activity and social time with the new seniors program at the Black Creek Community Centre.

The community centre is excited to be able to offer programming specifically tailored to the needs of the growing seniors’ population in their area, which has been made possible with generous support from the United Way.

The program will run Mondays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and each session will include a physical activity, a group lunch, and a guest speaker.

November and December dates will be Line Dancing lessons with Holly Foraie, a local dance instructor with over 23 years of experience. Each session lunch will be prepared and provided for the group, followed by an hour with guest speakers on various seniors’ topics.

“Seniors were identified as one of biggest demographics in our region in our 2011 Community Needs Assessment,” says Dana Starritt, interim executive director for the Black Creek Community Association, “which drew our attention to the fact that we were not recognizing that with appropriate seniors programming.”

The program is a great opportunity to partner with Halbe Hall and the local chapter of the OAP.

Sy Pederson, president of the O.A.P., says, “Our group is appreciative of a low-cost way to stay active and connected with other seniors without too much travel.”

The program will take place at Halbe Hall and the Black Creek Community Centre. Fall dates are Dec. 9 at the Black Creek Community Centre, and Dec. 16 at Halbe Hall.

The program will continue again in the new year, so call the Black Creek Community Centre office for more information at 250-337-5190 or e-mail bcca5190@telus.net.

— Black Creek Community Association

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