Seniors’ recreation opportunities

The City’s seniors’ centres and programs help older adults in London live healthy, active and social lives. 

Please visit Play Your Way online to view and register for Seniors' recreation programs. You can also call 519-661-5575 to register for programs. Check our cancellation page to ensure your program is running as scheduled.

Kiwanis Seniors' Community Centre

Hamilton Road Seniors' Community Centre

COVID-19 rules

The City of London has a thorough COVID-19 plan. We are excited to welcome you back with a safe and socially distanced approach. Please note some new practices are in place for everyone’s safety:

  • Proof of vaccination is required at certain City recreation programs, services and facilities. Proof of vaccination can include paper or digital vaccine receipt or the new QR code enhanced certificate, either on a mobile device or printed copy.  For more information on providing proof of vaccination, please visit: london.ca/VaccineProof.
  • Until further notice, participants and visitors, will be screened at the front door every day upon entering the facility. Please speak to the staff at the greeter’s table with respect when answering the COVID-19 protocol questions. Staff will need to ensure your name is on our registration list before you can enter the building.

  • The Kiwanis Seniors’ Community Centre will enforce our R-Zone policy for those who are rude or unkind to both staff and other participants.

  • No outside food or drink , with the exception of water bottles, is permitted at this time.

  • Face coverings (masks) are mandatory in the facility at all times.

  • All social distancing guidelines must be followed while in the facility.

  • Please stay home if you are sick.

  • At the end of your program, please pack your belongings quickly so staff have time to clean the area for the next program. Please visit with friends on the outside patio.

Seniors' Summer Recreation Programs

Check out the wide range of free recreation programs we’re offering this fall. Registration is required. Seniors must register in advance of the program start date. You can register online at london.ca/playyourway or by calling 519-661-5575. 

Registration dates
  • September 17, 2021 for October programs
  • October 15, 2021 for November programs
  • November 19, 2021 for December programs.
Hamilton Road Seniors’ Community Centre recreation programs schedule
Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Ham Jam

  • 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Auditorium
  • Bring your instruments & stand and join other players for a casual jam.

  • Following dates only:

    • September 27

    • October 25 

    • November 22

    • December 6

Mixed Nuts Drama Group

  • 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Auditorium

Bean Bag Baseball

  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Auditorium

Darts

  • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Auditorium
  • Please bring your own darts.

Stained Glass

  • 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.
  • Annex
  • Experience required. Please bring your own tools and supplies. Only grinders provided.

Writer’s Circle

  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Craft Room

Beginner Tap

  • 9 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Auditorium

Happy Hoofers Tap Group

  • 9:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Auditorium
  • Tap dance experience required.

Peer to Peer Tech Savvy

  • 12 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Craft Room
  • Please bring your own laptop, tablet or phone. 

Twiddle Hockey

  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Auditorium

Card Making & Crafts

  • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Craft Room

Guitar Jam

  • 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Auditorium
  • Bring your guitar and stand and join other players for a casual jam.

Living Out Loud

  • 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Craft Room
  • In partnership with 3rd Age Outreach

Stained Glass

  • 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.
  • Annex
  • Experience Required. Please bring your own tools and supplies. Only grinders provided.

Monthly  Special Events

  • September 30
  • $5.00 per person
  • Entertainment—Jeremy Smith
  • Coffee/tea and apple crisp with ice cream
  • Two seatings (22 people each): 12 to 2 p.m.
  • 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Auditorium

Happy Hoofers Tap Group

  • 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Auditorium
  • Tap dance experience required.

Wood Burning

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Craft Room
  • Please bring your own tools and supplies.

Line Dancing

  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Auditorium

Bingo

  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • No money required. Play 4 to 6 paper cards using chips. Please bring your own chips if available. Winners will choose from a variety of prizes.
Kiwanis Seniors’ Community Centre recreation programs schedule

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Stained glass

  • 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Multi-purpose room #2
  • Experience required. Bring your own tools and supplies. Only grinders provided.

Bingo

  • 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • No money required. Play 4 to 6 paper cards using chips. Please bring your own chips if available. Winners will choose from a variety of prizes.

Colouring for adults

  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Multi-purpose room #3
  • Please bring your own pencil crayons or markers.

Wood carving

  • 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.
  • Multi-purpose room #3
  • Please bring your own equipment and supplies and work alongside fellow carvers.

Line dancing

  • 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Auditorium

Billiards

  • 9 to 10:15 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Billiards room
  • Please bring your own cue stick.

Ping pong

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Please bring your own paddle.

Tactical tales

  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Conference room
  • Make books for visually impaired children (craft experience necessary)

 

Billiards

  • 9 to 10:15 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Billiards room
  • Please bring your own cue stick.

Stained glass

  • 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Multi-purpose room #2
  • Experience required. Bring your own tools and supplies. Only grinders provided.

Carpet bowling

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Auditorium

Line dancing

  • 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Auditorium

Brain games and puzzles

  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Conference room
  • Work with other participants to stimulate your brain with assorted puzzles. Answers to puzzles will be provided.

 

 

Billiards

  • 9 to 10:15 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Billiards room
  • Please bring your own cue stick.

Ping pong

  • 9:30  to 11:30 a.m.
  • Auditorium
  • Please bring your own paddle.

Wood carving

  • 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.
  • Conference room
  • Please bring your own equipment & supplies and work alongside fellow carvers. Limited help provided for new, aspiring carvers.

 

Shuffleboard

  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Auditorium

Stained Glass

  • 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Multi-purpose room #2
  • Experience required. Bring your own tools and supplies. Only grinders provided.

Monthly Special Events: An Afternoon of Entertainment and Apple Crisp

  • October 1st
  • $5.00 per person
  • Entertainment—Jeremy Smith
  • Coffee/tea and apple crisp with ice cream
  • Two seatings (20 people each):
  • 12 to 2 p.m.
  • 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Auditorium

 

Seniors' Satellites

Londoners 55 years old and over can become members of Seniors' Satellites across the city to participate in drop-in style recreation activities. 

At this time, seniors are not required to pay for a Seniors' Satellite membership. Payment for memberships will be required starting January 2022, though. 

Please visit Play Your Way online to view and register for Seniors' Satellites programs. You can also call 519-661-5575 to register for programs.

Learn more about the Seniors' Satellites program

City staff and volunteers manage and operate the Seniors' Satellites.  Various community partners may offer supplementary programming, or donate space.

4 Seniors' Satellites are available to older adults, serving the Medway, Byron, Stronach and Boyle communities. With over 550 members, the Seniors' Satellites prove to be a success throughout London, providing a place where those aged 55 and over can get fit, relax, meet new friends, have fun and volunteer, all within close proximity to their homes.

Seniors' Satellites locations

The following locations offer Seniors' Satellites programs:

  • Byron seniors satellite
  • Boyle seniors’ satellite
  • Medway seniors’ satellite
  • Stronach seniors’ satellite
Seniors' Satellites memberships

For those unable to meet the full cost, financial assistance may be available. Your membership expires 1 year from date of purchase. 

You may also call our customer service line at 519-661-5575 with a credit card, visit a customer service centre to use your debit or credit card, or purchase memberships online using a credit card.

What do you get for being a member?

When you become a member, you have access to the following services:

  • Unlimited access to core programs and activities (as listed below) at your Seniors' Satellites location, at the cost of $2.50 per class for most programs. 

  • An opportunity to help plan programs at the satellite location;

  • An opportunity to share skills and knowledge with others about favourite activities and hobbies;

  • An opportunity to stay connected to Kiwanis and Hamilton Road Seniors' Community Centres through newsletters and information;

Subsidy and accessibility

If you are unable to meet the full costs of recreation programs, financial assistance may be available.  This is based on family income and documentation of income is required.  Assistance may cover up to 100% of the program costs.  Call 519-661-5575 to find out how to apply.

We provide a fee subsidy program to those who are in financial need.  Fee subsidy enhances access to recreation opportunities, including programs and services and memberships to our seniors’ centres.

Seniors' centre memberships

Memberships will go on sale on December 1, 2021. Until that time, all members of our community over the age of 55 are welcome to attend our programs.   Our membership entitles you to take part in various discounted programs and activities run at our seniors’ centres. Stay connected with your community, meet new friends and discover new hobbies and interests through regular activities and volunteer opportunities.

2022 membership fees
  • $54.00 for 1 centre, per year
  • $68.64 for both centres, per year
  • $11.60 for each satellite locations, per year
How do I become a member?

You can purchase a membership at either of our seniors’ centres.

You can also call 519-661-5575 to purchase a membership with a valid credit card.

Our staff will be happy to provide you with a guided tour of the facility and a membership package.

Subsidy and accessibility

If you are unable to meet the full costs of recreation programs, financial assistance may be available.  This is based on family income and documentation of income is required.  Assistance may cover up to 100% of the program costs.  Call 519-661-5575 to find out how to apply.

We provide a fee subsidy program to those who are in financial need.  Fee subsidy enhances access to recreation opportunities, including programs and services and memberships to our seniors’ centres.

Guest program

We offer 2 free visits for you to try programs and services offered at our seniors’ centres. When you arrive at either seniors’ centre, visit our front desk to receive your guest pass card.  With your card, you will receive a program information sheet that will outline which programs and activities you will have access to as our guest.

 

Last modified:Friday, October 22, 2021