As of March 21, 2022, Ontario has continued the gradual ease of public health measures and the Meridian Community Centre, as a recreation facility, will no longer require proof of vaccination or masks for entry. Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn, and visitors are reminded to stay home if feeling unwell.

The Meridian Community Centre is a designated Active Living Centre, with many programs for residents 55+. Some programs have begun to start up in person, following Government and Public Health Guidelines. For those who are not quite ready to return to in person programs, the Town of Pelham has a variety of virtual programs to stay active and social.

Would you like to receive the most up to date information on upcoming programs, events and opportunities for 55+ in Pelham? Click here to add your name and email address to Pelham's Senior Database

Seniors Information & Active Living Fair

The Town of Pelham is hosting a Seniors Information and Active Living Fair on Wednesday October 26th from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, in partnership with the Older Adults Centres’ Association of Ontario. This event, taking place at the Meridian Community Centre, will help to provide resources, connections and information to Seniors and care partners in the community. This event will include a keynote speaker, free light lunch, presentations/seminar style information sessions, demonstrations/clinics, as well as a trade show with booths highlighting organizations, businesses and supports. This event is supported by funding provided by the Government of Ontario.

 Seminars
10:00 AM | The Health Depot Pharmacy | Medication Overuse Seminar

Join Andy Donald from The Health Depot to get a better understanding of what Polypharmacy is and how to detect signs of medication overuse. He will also discuss topics including why medication overuse is such a problem in older adults, and explore further into how age plays a factor in how the body metabolizes drugs less effectively.

 

11:00 AM | Ontario Caregiver Organization | Family Caregiver Supports and Resources

Family caregivers play an invaluable role in our healthcare system and communities, providing an estimated three quarters of care in Ontario to family members, partners, friends or neighbours with physical and/or mental health needs. They also offer unique knowledge that can enhance care delivery and health outcomes. Join Katie Muirhead, Regional Lead from the Ontario Caregiver Organization to learn more about:

  • Caregiving across Ontario and the impact that caregiving has
  • The Ontario Caregiver Organization
  • Free programs and services that are offered to caregivers
Demonstrations/Clinics 

A collection of Demonstrations/Clinics will be taking place throughout the duration of the fair from 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM. Please see below for details and locations:

  • A Nordic Pole Walking Demonstration by the Niagara Region will take place on the walking track
  • Brock Niagara Centre for Health and Well Being will be doing a balance demonstration at their vendor booth.
  • Boggio Fonthill Pharmacy will be offering a free tune-up station for walkers and wheelchairs at their vendor booth.

Participating Tradeshow Booth Vendors

Come learn more about local supports and resources from organizations and businesses including:

-          Seniors for Seniors

-          Ontario Caregivers Organization

-          Lincoln Pelham Public Library

-          Seniors on the Move

-          Edward Jones

-          Niagara Region – NRT on Demand

-          Niagara Seniors at Home

-          Lifelong Learning Niagara

-          Crime Stoppers of Niagara

-          INCommunities

-          Boggio Fonthill Pharmacy

-          Hospice Niagara

-          Pelham Cares

-          The Health Depot Pharmacy

-          Community Support Services of Niagara

-          Lifetime Learning Niagara

-          Brock Niagara Centre for Health and Wellbeing

-          Pleasantview Funeral Home and Cemetery

-          Desjardins

-          Niagara Region – Nordic Pole Walking Demonstration

-          OACAO & Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

Art Your Service- Virtual Programs

We can make it easy to stay active and social from the comfort of your own home!

The Town of Pelham is helping to keep you active and social with daily virtual programs through Art Your Service! Virtual Programs include Pilates, painting, dance, yoga, Zumba, lectures, book talks, sewing projects, cooking, music lessons and more!

This programs is free to Pelham Residents! Register today to receive weekly program calendars and program recordings by email, which allow you to participate when best fits your schedule! To register, please contact Brittany MacLean at 905-892-2607 ext. 372 or bmaclean@pelham.ca, or register online here.

Fitness Classes

 Find a class that suits you...
Please use the legend and images below to select which fitness class would best fit your needs! These images can then be found in each fitness program description to help you decide which class is best for you! 

 

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+ Aerobics with Conditioning with Anne Cooke

Monday or Thursday from 11:00am-12:00pm

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If you are looking to improve your health, fitness and energy through a fun, upbeat and motivating class, this is the one for you! 55+ Aerobics with Conditioning with instructor Anne Cooke focuses on cardiovascular health, resistance and balance, stretching and relaxation for participants 55+. 

 

Program fee of $6.00 or Activity Punch Pass $80 for 20 classes. 

Monday & Thursday from 11:00-12:00pm 

Classes will resume September 12, 2022, with the Fall Programming Schedule.

Registered Programs
FIT with Brock (Functional Independent Training Class- 55+)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00-9:00am OR 9:00-10:00am

 

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This class is open to all fitness levels and is designed for those who are looking to add a little more challenge and variety to their exercise routine. Beginning with a full body warm up to get the blood pumping, we will progress through circuit style exercises using a variety of equipment, alternating between bursts of movement and rest. We will finish with a cool down, incorporating stretching and movements to improve your balance. By performing variations of strength, cardio, and balance exercises you will achieve a full body workout by targeting all major muscle groups. Modifications can be made for all exercises to meet your goals and needs.


This 12 week program will run Monday, Wednesday and Friday from September 12-December 12.

Cancellation dates include: September 28, October 10, October 14 and October 24.

 

Sessions are available from 8-9am or 9-10am.

 

Additional Programs

 Please view additional programs on the Adult Programs webpage

 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: Toni McKelvie 905-414-6131

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: Toni McKelvie 905-414-6131

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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