Programs at Home

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

Online Learning

Programs via Zoom. Membership required + program fee.

 

SESSION 3 & 4

Pilates (beginner)
Strengthen your core muscles while focusing on overall spine health. Safely improve flexibility, balance, coordination, posture, and sense of well-being. Supply own yoga mat.
Instructor: Peggy Cuthbert
Tuesdays, 1:30 to 2:30pm
13355 session 3: Feb 22 to Apr 19
13356 session 4: May 3 to Jun 21
$68/session 3, $61/session 4

Pilates (intermediate)
A more challenging form of Pilates. Supply own yoga mat.
Prerequisite: Pilates beginner
Instructor: Peggy Cuthbert
Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30am
13361 session 3: Feb 23 to Apr 20
13362 session 4: May 4 to Jun 22
$68/session 3, $61/session 4

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. Supply own mat.
Wednesdays, 12 noon to 1:00pm
13424 session 3: Feb 23 to Apr 20
13425 session 4: no online offered
$71/session

Essentrics (beginner)
A gentle yet challenging work out of continuous movement, specifically designed to re-balance, lengthen, and strengthen every muscle. Essentrics blends ballet, Tai Chi, and some physiotherapy to improve your posture, balance, flexibility and joint range of motion, thereby alleviating pain. No shoes required. Supply own yoga mat, small towel, and resistance band.
Instructor: Adrienne Simkins L2
Thursdays, 1:00 to 2:00pm
13327 session 3: Feb 24 to Apr 21
13328 session 4: May 5 to Jun 23
$66/session 3, $58/session 4

NEW

Shopping Online
Enjoy shopping safely online: how to get the most out of Amazon, how to choose streaming services for movies & TV programs, how to buy and sell with Ebay, Kijiji, and much more.
Instructor: Sam Kalb
Mondays, 9:00 to 10:30am
12904 Jan 17 and Jan 24
$24/member
Email Clare Williams at clarew@seniorskingston.ca or call The Seniors Centre to register.

Seniors’ Fitness Instructor Certification Course (SFIC)
Learn the effects of aging and the benefits of physical activity for older adults, exercise principles for special conditions including arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, and others. This SFIC course will be held via Zoom over a number of days (below).
Instructor: Cheryl Descent

Wednesday January 12, 5:30 to 8:30pm
Saturday January 15, 9:00am to 4pm (1hour for lunch)
Wednesday January 19, 5:30 to 8:30pm
Saturday January 22, 9:00am to 4pm (1hour for lunch)
Wednesday January 26, 5:30 to 8:30pm
Saturday February 2, 9:00am to 4pm (1hour for lunch)
Wednesday February 5, 5:30 to 8:30pm
(30 hours total)

Contact Cheryl Descent at cher.descent@gmail.com for more information and to register.
Once registered, instructions regarding how to access will be e-mailed to participants

 
 
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
TUESDAYS

Everything from Scratch
Join a local chef as she shares secrets to creating great meals and snacks from the simple ingredients in your fridge or cupboard, and offer up your own ideas to the group.
Facilitator: Joanna Mala
Tuesdays, 10:00 to 11:00am
January 11, 18, and 25

Family Feud
Based on the TV show; compete in teams to guess the most popular answers to survey questions.
Facilitator: Melanie
Tuesdays, 2:00 to 3:00pm
January 11, 18, and 25

52 Bingo
A new bingo game that uses standard playing cards instead of numbered bingo balls and cards. Dial up, shuffle your deck, and get ready to call “Bingo!”
Facilitator: Melanie Brown
February 1, 8, 15, and 22
10:00 to 11:00am

Story Sharing
Join in the conversation as a published author reads stories about family, animals, and people in the community, and be inspired to share your own memories and anecdotes.
Facilitator: Dalia Gesser
February 1, 8, 15, and 22
2:00 to 3:00pm

WEDNESDAYS

Chair Yoga
Enjoy the benefits of yoga from the comfort of your living room chair. Low impact stretching and exercise, with a focus on developing the whole person.
Instructor: Dianne Bell
Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:00am
January 12, 19, and 26

52 Bingo
A new bingo game that uses standard playing cards instead of numbered bingo balls and cards. Dial up, shuffle your deck, and get ready to call “Bingo!”
Facilitator: Melanie
Wednesdays, 2:00 to 3:00pm
January 12, 19, and 26

You Be The Judge
Hear the details of true Ontario court cases; discuss the case and come to a verdict . . . then see if your instincts are right!
Facilitator: Melanie Brown
February 9 and 16
10:00 to 11:00am

Family Feud
Based on the TV show; compete in teams to guess the most popular answers to survey questions.
Facilitator: Melanie Brown
February 2, 9, 16, and 23
2:00 to 3:00pm

THURSDAYS

Tales of Kingston’s Jails
Join a curator from Canada’s Penitentiary Museum for arresting stories of our local prisons and the characters who lived and worked there.
Facilitator: Cameron Willis
Thursdays, 10:00 to 11:00am
January 13, 20, and 27

Write Away!
Exercise your writing muscles on a new topic each week, and share your work and wisdom with other aspiring writers.
Facilitator: Andrea Clarke
Thursdays, 2:00 to 3:00pm
January 13, 20, and 27

Mindfulness and Meditation
An hour of relaxation and tranquility to work on mindfulness with meditation while developing breath awareness through practice.
Instructor: Dianne Bell
February 3, 10, 17, and 24
10:00 to 11:00am

Write Away!
Exercise your writing muscles on a new topic each week, and share your work and wisdom with other aspiring writers.
Facilitator: Andrea Clarke
February 3, 10, 17, and 24
2:00 to 3:00pm

Featured Speakers

Facilitator: Queen’s Department of Clinical Psychology

Beat the COVID and Winter Blues
Learn practices, skills, and tips on managing social isolation.
Wednesday February 2
10:00 to 11:00am

Dealing with Anxiety
Learn coping strategies for the uncertainty and anxiety of COVID. Together, practice focusing on things we can control.
Wednesday February 23
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.

Support the Seniors Association to help keep our programs and services available and affordable.