Please keep an eye on the website and the Town's social media pages for updates and announcements. Alternatively, you can call 905-892-2607 x329. 

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.

 

Celebrating Seniors Month in June

Calendar of Daily Activities Throughout June

 

  *For a printable version of the calendar, please click here.

 

Minds in Motion- The Alzheimer Society hosts this virtual program every Wednesday from 1:30-3:30pm to keep your mind & body healthy. The first hour will be gentle guided exercises by the YMCA Niagara, and the second hour will be brain stimulating activities. Participants are welcome to join the group at 2:30 pm if they don't want to participate in the exercise portion. Pre-registration is required. To register, please click here.

 

Farmers Market- Join us at the Pelham Farmers Market each week from 4:00-7:00pm to purchase produce from local vendors! The Farmers Market runs each week until October 7th, 2021. For more information on the Pelham Farmers Market, please click here.

 

Virtual Qigong- The Alzheimer Society hosts this virtual program every Monday and Thursday from 1:00-2:00pm. Facilitated by George Picard from the Village of Healing, this Chinese exercise and healing technique that involves meditation, controlled breathing and movement exercises. Exercise is an important component to maintaining a healthy brain. Due to the fact that Qigong can be performed standing or sitting, it is a physical conditioning program that is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The soft, slow, gentle movements of Qigong practice stimulate the body to increase muscular stability, flexibility, and range of motion around all joints of the body. Pre-registration is required. To register, please click here.

 

Brain Wave Café- The Alzheimer Society hosts this virtual program every Friday from 1:00-3:00 pm. Individuals living with cognitive change or dementia, care partners, family and friends are all welcome to participate in these healthy brain activities! Pre-registration is required. To register, please click here.

 

Guided Meditation- Cyber Seniors hosts a variety of online tech related programs, including this virtual guided meditation! Pre-registration is required. To register, please click here.

 

Pelham Seniors Advisory Committee Seniors Month Kickoff- The Pelham Seniors Advisory Committee will be starting off the Seniors month celebrations with the raising of the Seniors Flag at Town Hall at 11:30am, followed by the unveiling of the Seniors garden at the Meridian Community Centre.

 

Fabulous Fenwick Lions Fish Fry- Every other Friday from 4:00-7:00pm until October 29th, 2021, the Fabulous Fenwick Lions host a Fish Fry at Centennial Park in Fenwick! Social distancing practices will be observed, and debit or credit payment is encouraged. For more information, please click here.

 

Swim Program- The Pelham Pool will be hosting a free lane swim for swimmers 55+ on June 15th & 22nd from 10:00-11:00am. Limited spaces are available and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 905-892-2607 ext.368 or email aquaticssupervisor@pelham.ca

 

Strawberry Festival Social Distance Drive Thru- Join Shorthills Fire and Rescue for their Strawberry Festival Social Distancing Drive Thru on Saturday June 19th, 2021 from 3:00-7:00pm. This drive thru event will take place at Station #3, 2355 Cream Street, Fenwick, and will feature hotdogs, french fries, strawberry shortcake and ice cream.

 

Pitch-in Week- June 21st-26th is Pitch-in week! Team up to clean up and help keep Pelham beautiful! Help to make a difference by picking up garbage in your community. To request supplies, please contact Jodi at 905-892-2607 ext.341 or jshishkov@pelham.ca.

 

Submitting Active Minutes- Pelham is participating in the ParticipACTION challenge! Want to help Pelham be named the most active community? Submit any hours you spend being active this month to help Pelham take the lead! This can include activities such as walking, golfing, gardening, playing sports or even cleaning your house! To submit your hours please contact Leah at 905-892-2607 ext.352 or lletford@pelham.ca. For more information, please click here.

 

55+ Programming

 55+ Membership (This program is currently on hold due to COVID-19)

$36.00 per year at the Meridian Community Centre

 

Includes:

  • 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 

Program changes/cancellations - check here

 Speaker Series
 None are taking place at this time.
Staying Connected- Virtual Programming with Art Your Service

We can make it easy to stay active!

 

The Town of Pelham, in partnership with Art Your Service, is helping to provide both active and social virtual programs from the comfort of your own home. From chair yoga and beginners painting to social events, these activities twice daily, 5 days a week will help to keep you active and social virtually!

 

Unable to attend during program times? Recordings of each program will be sent by email for you to follow along on your own time. Registration is required.

 

For more information or to register, please contact Brittany MacLean at 905-892-2607 ext. 372.

Staying Connected- Virtual Visits

We can make it easy to stay connected!

 

The Town of Pelham is helping to connect you to your important contacts with organizing virtual visits. From calls with loved ones and friends to important medical appointments, we can help!

 

iPad devices, internet connection and in person assistance are all provided to set you up for your virtual visit.

 

This service is available Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm at the Meridian Community Centre. Pre-Registration is required.

 

This program will resume once the Meridian Community Centre is open to the public. 

To reserve a time for your virtual call, contact Brittany at 905-892-2607 ext.372.

Fitness Classes

 Find a class that suits you...
 

Find the class that best describes your current fitness level:

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

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

Performance
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 

Activity Level: Introductory

Low   icon of flexible cartoon man Low/Midicon of running red man Lowicon of purple man lifting a weight Lowicon of a blue man squatting Low icon of yellow stopwatch

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
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING

Registered Programs

 

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

Beginning Monday, March 8th, 2021 (12 weeks)

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS

9:00am-10:00am

 

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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 now available 

Registration is limited 

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

 

Additional Programs

 Please view the full list of 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: 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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