Sep 12, 2018

The Grace Social Activity Centre (GSAC) is a new centre in rural South Frontenac Townshipthat offers a variety of programs for seniors, focusing on physical, social and intellectual activity and engagement as well as personal health, reducing isolation, and building community.

During the open house, guests can visit booths to learn about the different programs and activities, and can even try hands-on experiences.

Programs that are or will be offered at the Grace Social Activity Centre include: Seniors fitness (varying levels), dance, Light sports (Pickle Ball and Ice Stock eg.), bus trips to Aquafit classes, Euchre and card clubs, book clubs, film screenings and talk-backs, guest speakers on seniors issues and special interes, debate club, Good Graces Café.

The centre has been offering some programs over the past year, but will be officially opening in September with a full schedule of activities held in the historic Grace Centre in Sydenham, as well as some off-site programming at other locations in South Frontenac Township. Seniors are involved in planning activities, leading classes, and promoting programs, and are supported by the Centre Coordinator, Ashley Bates.

The development of the Grace Social Activity Centre concept has been supported by the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, the Ontario Sport and Recreation Community Fund, the New Horizons for Seniors Program, and culminated with annual funding from the Province of Ontario as part of their recent expansion of Seniors Active Living Centres.

Come to the Open House on June 14th from 1-4pm. Ribbon cutting at 1:30. 4295 Stagecoach road. Info 613-376-6477 ext 310 (Ashley Bates – Social Activity Coordinator)

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