Ruth Clarke Activity Centre for Seniors


All programs at the Ruth Clarke Centre are cancelled today, January 12th, due to weather conditions. 


81 Mill Street South
Port Hope, ON L1A 2S8
p: 905.885.2228

Contact Information

Older Adult Activity Coordinator
Emily McCormack

Room Bookings
Lisa Filce
905.885.2474 Ext.3221

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.

Newsletters & Calendars


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 $15.00 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: Betty Beharry Lall

  • Treasurer: George Waller

  • Correspondance Secretary: Arlene Pettipas

  • Recording Secretary: Eudora Morrison

  • Member: Paul Hay

  • Member: Bernice Makepeace

  • Member: Doreen Reeves
  • Member: Gordon Wake
  • Older Adult Activity Coordinator : Emily McCormack

Programs and Activities

Join us for our monthly Lunch Bunch! $4 per person includes lunch, dessert and beverages. THE THIRD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 12 NOON - Please purchase your ticket in advance with the onsite staff.

Check out the flyer below for more information or contact the centre 905.885.2228 


New Program - 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 similiar experiences.

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

The January session is FULL. Contact Jennifer to be added to the wait list. The next session will begin on March 7th. 

$30 per couple

To register please contact:

Jennifer Stubbert

Minds in Motion Coordinator

705-748-5131 or 1-800-561-2588 or

Elder Abuse Awareness Workshop Series


Safety in the Home for Seniors - Tues Jan 23

1pm at Canton Municipal Building

Presented by Tammie Staples, PHPS

Grand Finale with Multiple Speakers and Vendors - Thurs Feb 15

10am at Town Park Recreation Centre

Presented by a variety of speakers TBD

For free transportation to and from the workshops call 905-885-2228. Transportaiton is available on a first come first serve basis. 

Program Cancellations

For program cancellations please visit


Are you interested in volunteering?  We want you!  We can't do it alone, we need the help of our dedicated, passionate volunteers to run our succesful programs and centre.

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 McCormack.

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

Emily McCormack

Older Adult Activity Coordinator

(905) 885-2228 ext. 2903

81 Mill Street, South

Porth Hope, Ontario, L1A 2S8



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