Senior Centre Without Walls - At Home Programming

You are invited to participate in Senior Centre Without Walls FREE at home programming. This program is open to all and begins in May 2020. 

To register, please call 905-892-2607 x329 or email

On the day and time of a chosen program, you can use the following instructions to connect: 
1) Dial 1-866-279-1594
2) Enter the 6-digit passcode 704576 then press #
3) Record your first name or just stay on the line then press #
Not working? Dial *0 to speak to the operator

Mindfulness: Take part in a guided meditation to help you focus on the present and be in the moment. 

Table Topics: Join in on the conversation! We have a collection of fun, unique and entertaining questions to start interesting and memorable conversations! 

Discussion Group: Join in on a new discussion each session, selected by participants. Share your ideas and experiences while learning new perspectives from each other.

Fun Facts: Explore and discover new and unusual facts on topics such as geography, history, interesting people and much more. Listen, learn and share! 

Good News!: Good news is so important to share to brighten spirits! Come share some good news, or listen to positive news from others within your community!

Mind and Memory Power with Eleanor Stasiw: Join Eleanor from 'Activate Well-Being with Eleanor Stasiw' in discussing topics such as brain power, mind and memory, keeping a healthy brain, and more. Ask questions, join in on the conversation and learn something new! 

Party Line Conversation Circles: Stay connected with others within the community by joining the weekly Party Line conversation Circle! This is all about socializing with others and sharing your thoughts on weekly themes. The first weeks theme is 'recollections of my childhood home'. Stay tuned for the themes of the weeks to follow!

View the Whole Senior Centre Without Walls Pamphlet


Code of Conduct: 
To ensure a safe and welcoming space, all participants, facillators and guest presenters must follow our Code of Conduct: To repect each other, by using appropriate subject matters and trying not to interrupt others. To allow the facilltator and guest speakers to direct the group. Allow everyone to contribute by not dominating the conversations. Help to create an inclusive environment that honours people of all cultures, faiths, genders, sexual orientation, abilities and life experiences.


55+ Membership

$36 PER YEAR at the Meridian Community Centre


  • Access to Active Living Lounge (55+): Open 7 days a week 7am - 10pm, with daily activities running such as cribbage, bridge, board games, cards and chess.
  • Daily access to the Active Living Lounge, including the puzzles, games and activities.
  • Free coffee, tea and water in the lounge.

Discounts on:

  • Monthly Men's Breakfast
  • Monthly Ladies Social
  • Monthly activities including art and crafting workshops and other hobby workshops
  • Monthly Musical, Dance and Performing Arts tickets
  • Informative and Educational Speakers & Series 

Please note that as a precautionary measure, the Town of Pelham is closing all Recreational facilities as a result of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Effective 6pm, Monday, March 16, 2020, the Meridian Community Centre (MCC) and Old Pelham Town Hall (OPTH) will close until further notice. All recreational programming (including 55+ programming) and event will be cancelled during this period and the MCC walking track is closed.

Program changes/cancellations - check here



Find the class that best describes your current fitness level:

Never participated in group fitness (sedentary lifestyle) or returning due to a break in fitness or injury (within one year).

Active two or more days per week (i.e. personal fitness routine or group fitness), can participate at a moderate intensity level.

Active three or more days per week. Avid participation at a high intensity level.

Choose which element you want most in your workout at a low, mid, or high level:

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Overall range of motion Overall increase in heart rate Amount of power needed to lift Amount of shock your body will absorb Overall energy level needed before tiring

Drop-In Programs

55+ Cardio with Anne Cooke - CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Activity Level: Introductory

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Improve your health, fitness and energy. Cardiovascular, resistance and balance, stretching and relaxation. Fun, upbeat and motivating. 
There are age requirements in place for this activity. Players must be 55 or older participate.  
Drop in fee $6.00 or Activity Punch Pass $80 for 20 drop in classes
Wednesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm
Beginning February 12th, 2020

Registered Programs

 FIT with Brock (Functional Independent Training Class - 55+)  - CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Monday January 13 - Friday April 3rd, 2020

Next Session:
8:30am-9:30am or 9:30am-10:30am
Monday April 6th - Friday June 26, 2020


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This will be a supervised cardiovascular, strength and balance class designed to help with everyday living, all in a one hour circuit class. Exercises will benefit & resemble everyday activities to maintain independence. Equipment such as rowers, steppers, kettle bells, dumbbells & slam balls are just some of the equipment in the circuit.

$135 including tax.
Registration is limited
Registration opens on Monday February 17th for Pelham Residents.
Non-Residents may register on Wednesday February 26th.

Meridian Community Centre - 100 Meridian Way, Fonthill
For more information, please contact: Julie Cook at or 905-732-7887


Speaker Series

 Third Age Learning Niagara - Thursdays in March 2020  - CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Every Thursday from 9:30am-11:30am
Kinsmen Room, Meridian Community Centre (100 Meridian Way)
Fee: $40 for all 4 sessions
Registration is required.

Diversity in Niagara: Exploring Equity and Inclusion

About this Event:

Join us at the Meridian Community Centre every Thursday morning in March 2020!
Third Age Learning Niagara in partnership with The Town of Pelham is pleased to announce first learning series of 2020 with Diversity in Niagara: Exploring Equity and Inclusion. Taking place each Thursday morning in March at the Pelham Meridian Community Center (100 Meridian Way), this series is planned with expert guest speakers who are sure to pique your curiosity once again. With our last two series selling out well before the events and limited tickets available, be sure to register soon!



Jamie Oresar, our coordinator/facilitator for this series, holds a Masters of Teaching Degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Her academic interests include diversity and social inclusion, criminology, globalization, sustainable development and gender studies. Oresar is a professor of sociology at Niagara College. Prior to this she has taught internationally in China, Australia and Mexico as well as Ontario. When not teaching, Oresar loves traveling with her family.

Jamie Oresar is co-author of the seminal text, Walk a Mile: A Journey towards Justice and Equity in Canadian Society, the first text of its kind to combine both cognitive and affective dimensions of studying diversity. The text uses an experiential framework that encourages self-reflection while providing a strong foundation in the history of diversity in Canada and facilitating the development of diversity competencies.

Oresar, and special guests, will follow the experiential framework for this learning series.

I. Diversity & Identity (March 5, 2020)

This session will explore the concept of diversity and key challenges including the connections between our personal and social identities. (Although not essential, registrants are invited to bring their smart phones or android devices if they have them.)

II. Age & Ability (March 12, 2020)

The world’s population is ageing, which has significant implications for social transformations in the 21st century. In this session we will explore ageing, including issues regarding accessibility and social inclusion for everyone. We will investigate barriers to social inclusion and discuss strategies to create inclusive, accessible, and age-friendly communities.

III. Race & Racialization (March 19, 2020)

What is race and what is racism? Researchers suggest that race is a biological myth. What is racialization and how does it operate? During this session we will explore colonization, decolonization, truth and reconciliation, immigration and newcomer issues.

IV. Gender & Sexuality (March 26, 2020)

This session will explore ideas of gender and sexual identities including masculinity, emphasized femininity and the “Genderbread” person. By considering facets of our society and the allocation of power and prestige, we can gain insights into the gender inequalities that exist around us.


Additional Programs

 Please view the full list of adult and 55+ registered and drop-in program options


 Other Service and Program Providers

Looking for something outside of the offerings above? No problem, there are many opportunities to get active and involved throughout Pelham and the Niagara Region’


Pelham Seniors Advisory Committee

Fonthill Seniors Citizens Social Club 
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #613,Box 42, Fonthill L0S 1E0

Contact: Marjorie Davis 905-732-7497

About: This Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Legion from 1:30 to 4 p.m. A light lunch is served after playing cards and games. All seniors welcome.

Pelham Seniors Citizens Association

Address: Old Pelham Town Hall, 491 Canboro Road, Ridgeville 

Contact: Marjorie Davis 905-732-7497

About: The Pelham Senior Citizens' Association meets at the Old Pelham Town Hall, 491 Canboro Road, Ridgeville, the second Wednesday of each month at 12 p.m. for a pot luck lunch followed by a business meeting. Card parties are held every Monday at 1 p.m. Various bus trips and special events are offered throughout the year. There are no meetings or cards during July and August.

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