Ruth Clarke Activity Centre for Seniors

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81 Mill Street South
Port Hope, ON L1A 2S8
p: 905.885.2228
ruthclarkecentre@porthope.ca

Contact Information

Older Adult Activity Coordinator
Emily Morris
EMorris@porthope.ca

Room Bookings
Lisa Filce
905.885.2474 Ext.3221
prcbookings@porthope.ca

The Ruth Clarke Centre provides friendly surroundings and activities for all adults, age 55+. The centre promotes involvement, commitment, goodwill and participation among groups and individuals within the membership and community.

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Membership

an older couple sit on a bench in front of the centre

Annual membership to the Social Club at the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre is $20.00 per person per year.

  • The membership year runs from September 1 to August 31.
  • Nominal fees are applied to the Seniors Club activities for participation.
  • Members will be issued a membership card when they pay their annual dues.
  • The Seniors Club is governed by the Advisory Board comprised of elected members.

Senior Programs are offered year round through the Ruth Clarke Centre. Various community groups and organizations use the facilities for their meetings and events. Call the centre to book a tour with the Older Adult Activity Coordinator!

Meet your Seniors' Club Advisory Board

  • Chair: Doreen Reeves
  • Vice Chair: Bernice Makepeace
  • Coorespondence Secretary: Arlene Pettipas
  • Treasurer: Paul Hay
  • Over 90s Coordinator: Margaret Reynolds
  • Kitchen Manager: Gordon Wake
  • Recording Secretary: Linda Wilding
  • Member: Peter Huffman
  • Past Chair: Betty Beharry Lall
  • Older Adult Activity Coordinator: Emily Morris 

Programs and Activities

Lunch Bunch!

On the third Monday of every month join us for lunch! Soups, sandwiches, desserts, tea and coffee all included for just $5.00. Purchase your lunch bunch ticket from the office at the Ruth Clarke Centre a week before lunch bunch. 

Nordic Walking

Every Wednesday and Friday morning at 9:00am our walking group meets at Riverside Park across the street from the Ruth Clarke Centre. We begin our morning with a gentle stretch, then head off for a 3-5km walk through the downtown core along the Ganaraska River. We have some poles avaiable for you to use if you are new to nordic walking. We do not walk in the rain, and the group conitunes walking into fall.

NEW- Dance Fusion

Try our new dance fusion class on Wednesdays at 10:30am! This class consists of 20 minutes of dance fit cardio and 40 minutes of light weight training and stretching. Fees apply. Register in advance or pay that $5.00 drop in fee if you are an RCAC member! All are welcome.

Strawberry Social!

The Advisory Board is hosting a Strawberry Social on Monday June 24th. In celebration of seniors month, this is a free event being offered to members of the Ruth Clarke Centre. This will be a fun afternoon with a light lunch, strawberry dessert, and entertainment by Evergreen! Tickets are sold out.

Sit & Be Fit

This is a notice that Sit & Be Fit will not be available during the months of July and August. The program will continue in September. Registration details will be available in the Fall Leisure Guide.

Duplicate Bridge

This is an important notice to the members of our Duplicate Bridge group that the program has been permanently relocated to the Town Park Recreation Centre on Tuesday nights at at 6:30pm. This program will remain as a Ruth Clarke Activity with a new location allowing for the program to continue to grow!

Minds in Motion

Minds in motion is a 2 hour program that combines 1 hour of physical activity with 1 hour of mental and social stimulation.  It is designed for individuals with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners to attend together.  This program runs once a week for 8 weeks and offers the opportunity to establish new friendships with others who are living with similar experiences.

This program is offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society.  The Municipality will be hosting the Minds in Motion program.

Contact Jennifer to register! 

$30 per couple

To register please contact:

Jennifer Stubbert

Minds in Motion Coordinator

705-748-5131 or 1-800-561-2588 or jennifer@alzheimerjourney.ca

Program Cancellations

For program cancellations please visit http://porthope.ca/recreation-cancellations

Volunteer!

At the Ruth Clarke Activity Centre our programs and special events are run by volunteers with the support of the Older Adult Activity Coordinator. The number of members at our centre grows daily and program needs are changing. We need more volunteers! Volunteer hours can be flexible to fit your scheudule.

Please see the volunteer job descriptions below for specific details

For your volunteer application click below  

Please complete the volunteer application and send to Emily.

For more information about volunteering at the Ruth Clarke Senior Activity Centre please contact:

Emily Morris

Older Adult Activity Coordinator

(905) 885-2228 ext. 2903

rclarkecentre@porthope.ca

81 Mill Street, South

Porth Hope, Ontario, L1A 2S8

 

 

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