Programs at Home

Enjoy the following programs from the comfort of your own home! 

 

 

Online Learning

Programs via Zoom. Membership required + program fee.

Ancient Greece

Learn about the rise and fall of one of the most magnificent eras of human civilization, whose arts, politics, warfare, and science have influenced all facets of Western culture since.
Instructor: Chris Zajner
Thursdays, 1:30 to 2:30pm
12425 session 3: Feb 18 to Apr 15
$72/session

Arabic

Intermediate Continue your language journey, with more advanced vocabulary and comprehension.
Prerequisite: Arabic beginner
Instructor: Wadi Hamdan
Mondays & Wednesday, 9:00 to 10:00am
12428 session 3: Feb 17 to Apr 14
12429 session 4: Apr 26 to Jun 28
$99/session 3, $105/session 4

Advanced Build on your vocabulary, language structure, and pronunciation in an inclusive and supportive atmosphere. Continue to expand your understanding of grammar, spelling and writing in this ancient language.
Prerequisite: Arabic intermediate
Instructor: Wadi Hamdan
Mondays & Wednesday, 10:15 to 11:15am
12430 session 3: Feb 17 to Apr 14
12431 session 4: Apr 26 to Jun 28
$89/session 3, $95/session 4

Art of Ancient Egypt

Discover Egyptian art and architecture’s many iconic forms – pyramids, massive statues and temples, golden tombs developed over millennia. Trace their origins, changes over Egypt’s long history, and the legacy they left the world.
Instructor: Mark Trumpour
Tuesdays, 2:30 to 3:30pm
12432 session 3: Feb 16 to Apr 6
$56/session

Better Balance

Feeling off balance? These exercises help keep your feet firmly planted and train your core muscle groups to create more stability when walking or standing. Supply own small ball & resistance band.
Instructor: Erin O’Brien
Tuesdays, 9:00 to 10:00am
Nov 24 to Feb 9
$72/session

Tuesdays 9:00 to 10:00am
12490 session 3: Feb 16 to Apr 13
$65/session

Exercise with Arthritis

Improve your strength and flexibility through exercises including light weights, therabands, and stretching. Easily adaptable to your physical abilities.
Instructor: Erin O’Brien

Tuesdays, 1:30 to 2:30pm
Nov 17 to Feb 2
$42/session

Fridays, 10:15 to 11:15am
Nov 20 to Feb 5
$42/session

Tuesdays, 1:30 to 2:30pm
12433 session 3: Feb 16 to Apr 13
12434 session 4: Apr 27 to Jun 22
$38/session

Fridays, 10:15 to 11:15am
12502 session 3: Feb 19 to Apr 16, no class Feb 26
$30/session 3

French

Intermediate 2 Build your confidence by increasing your vocabulary and fluency skills.
Prerequisite: French intermediate 1
Instructor: Joy Obadia
Tuesdays, 10:00 to 11:00am
12666 session 3: Feb 16 to Apr 13
$27/session

German

Beginner Focuses on the rudiments of German pronunciation, sentence structure, and grammar through reading, songs, vocabulary building, homework, and simple everyday expressions.
Instructors: Ozzie Schmidt & Gillian Kelly
Thursdays, 9:00 to 10:30am
12435 session 3: Feb 18 to Apr 15
12436 session 4: Apr 29 to May 27
$87/session 3, $49/session 4

Intermediate Focuses on comprehension through conversation, literature, reading, grammar, vocabulary, songs, and homework. Students will be given an overview of German literature through short biographies, and excerpts from novels and short stories.
Instructor: Marie-Thérèse Ferguson
Thursdays, 9:00 to 10:30am
12437 session 3: Feb 18 to Apr 15
12438 session 4: Apr 29 to May 27
$87/session 3, $49/session 4

Advanced Focuses on advanced comprehension of German through conversation, literature, reading, grammar, vocabulary, songs, homework, and creative writing.
Instructor: Anita Krebs
Thursdays, 11:00am to 12:30pm
12439 session 3: Feb 18 to Apr 15
12440 session 4: Apr 29 to May 27
$87/session 3, $49/session 4

All German classes teach history, geography and celebrate German culture. We use the textbook German made Simple for reference, supplemented by other materials. Text not included.

Great Tours

Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul
Watch a pre-recorded tour of one of the world’s most exciting and interesting destinations, commentated by archaeologist, John R. Hale.
Fridays, 11:30am to 1:00pm
12677 Jan 15 to Mar 5
$40/session

Learn to Sing

With gentle vocal exercises and familiar songs, tune up, refresh your voice, and achieve the best sound you can, while experiencing the joy and ease of singing. Text: Teach Yourself to Sing by Karen Farnum Surmani.
Instructor: Meg Breslow
Tuesdays, 2:30 to 3:30pm
12441 session 3: Feb 16 to Apr 13
12442 session 4: Apr 27 to Jun 22
$80/session

Movin’ & Groovin’

Energy to burn? A faster-paced workout to reinvigorate and challenge. Includes cardio, strength, balance and flexibility exercises.
Instructor: Cheryl Descent
Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30am
12684 session 3: Feb 22 to Apr 12

Wednesdays, 9:00 to 10:00am
12686 session 3: Feb 17 to Apr 14
$34/session

Pilates

Beginner Strengthen your core muscles while focussing on overall spine health. Safely improve flexibility, balance, coordination, posture, and sense of well-being.
Instructor: Peggy Cuthburt
Tuesdays, 1:30 to 2:30pm
Nov 17 to Feb 2
$76/session

Intermediate A more challenging form of Pilates.
Instructor: Peggy Cuthburt
Prerequisite: Beginner Pilates or permission of instructor.
Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30am
Nov 18 to Feb 3
$76/session

Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30am
12445 session 3: Feb 17 to Apr 14
12446 session 4: Apr 28 to Jun 23
$68/session

PWR!Moves® Parkinson’s

Introduction Learn Parkinson’s specific exercises to move bigger and faster in everyday life and counteract Parkinson’s symptoms. You will be challenged physically and cognitively in a fun, supportive environment. Includes seated exercises with standing options. This specialized class is specific to individuals with Parkinson’s. Equipment needs discussed with instructor.
Instructor: Erin O’Brien
Fridays, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Nov 20 to Feb 5
$72/session

Fridays, 11:30am to 12:30pm
12526 session 3: Feb 19 to Apr 16
$58/session

Simply Yoga

Intermediate Challenge yourself to improve flexibility, strength, and balance. A combination of seated, standing, and lying down poses will move you through this well supported yoga class.
Instructor: Pamela Van Horn
Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:00pm
Nov 18 to Feb 3
$78/session

Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:00pm
12674 session 3: Feb 17 to Apr 14
12675 session 4: Apr 28 to June 23
$70/session

Switch it Up

Enjoy this fun fitness class which features a different class plan each week. You will experience low impact aerobics, resistance bands, weights, and more. This program will improve cardio, strength, flexibility, and balance. For those who don’t like to know what is coming! Supply own small ball, resistance band and handweights.
Instructor: Erin O’Brien
Thursdays, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Nov 19 to Feb 4
$72/session

Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30am
12534 session 3: Feb 18 to Apr 15
$58/session

Tarot Card Reading

Explore the Tarot Court Cards or people cards in depth, along with some history and tarot lore. Spend considerable time honing your reading capabilities. Take an in-depth look at these intriguing cards that help us listen to our intuition.
Supply own deck.
Instructor: Marilyn Shannon
Tuesdays, 11:00am to 12:30pm
11954 session 2: Nov 17 to Feb 2
$61/session

 

 

 

No special equipment – just your phone. Phone From Home programs last for 60 minutes with 10 to 20 people on the line. Seniors Association membership is not required.
no cost

MONDAYS

One Line at a Time

Flex your writing muscles. Receive a writing prompt each week to begin a short story or poem based on the interests of the group.
Instructor: Lyn McCauley
Mondays, 10:00 to 11:00am
April 5, 12, 19, and 26

Name That Tune

Test your knowledge of musical history while listening to classic tunes from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Facilitator: Pat Murphy
Mondays, 11:00 to 12:00
April 5, 12, 19, and 26

Chatty Crafters

Join this social group to talk about past/current/future craft projects and to learn from other crafty people.
Facilitator: Pat Murphy
Mondays, 2:00 to 3:00pm
April 5, 12, 19, and 26

WEDNESDAYS

Tales of Historic Kingston

Peer into our fascinating and important 350 year-old city through interesting and sometimes humourous anecdotes.
Presenter: David Wilkins
Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:00am
April 7, 14, and 28

Movie and TV Trivia

Classic movies to modern blockbusters to television through the ages – can you name the star? remember the plotline? Low stress entertainment and conversation.
Facilitator: Pat Murphy
Wednesdays, 11:00 to 12:00
April 7, 14, 21, and 28

Categories

How many things can you associate with a specific topic? Work as a team to come with a list in this challenging, brain teasing activity.
Wednesdays, 2:00 to 3:00pm
Facilitator: Pat Murphy
April 7, 14, 21, and 28

THURSDAYS

Balcony Gardening

Get tips and strategies for growing your own garden – and get gardening supplies delivered safely to your door for free! Limit 12 registrants.
Facilitator: Marg Vallières
Thursdays, 10:00 to 11:00am
April 1, 8, 15, and 22

20 Questions

Discover the identity of the mystery person, place, or thing by asking “yes” or “no” questions of the host. Facilitator: Pat Murphy
Thursdays, 11:00 to 12:00
April 1 and 8

Medical Myths & Facts

Do women have one more rib than men? Does eating too much chocolate cause acne? Look into the history of these and other medical notions and misconceptions.
Presenter: Dr. Michael Hefferon, MD
Thursdays, 11:00 to 12:00
April 15, 22, and 29

52 Bingo

A new way to play BINGO from home with a standard deck of playing cards.
Facilitator: Pat Murphy
Thursdays, 2:00 to 3pm
April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Kingston’s Notable Hockey History

Listen in and prepare your questions as the Original Hockey Hall of Fame President talks about Kingston’s place in the history of hockey.
Presenter: Larry Paquette
Wednesday April 21, 10:00 to 11:00am

Legal Issues for Seniors

A question and answer session with Estate Lawyer Paul Fleming about wills, trusts, guardianships, and powers of attorney.
Presenter: Paul Fleming, Partner
Cunningham Swan
Thursday April 29
10:00 to 11:00am

 

Sign Up

  1. Call The Seniors Centre 613.548.7810 ext 238.
  2. State your name and what program you would like to sign up for (you can choose more than one).
  3. This information will be given to the Program Facilitator.
  4. You’ll receive a phone number, extension number, and conference number.
  5. These numbers will be needed to call into your program.

Phone From Home (Seniors’s Centre Without Walls) is funded by the Government of Canada’s “Emergency Community Response Fund” and KFL&A United Way. Supported by YourTV.

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