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Horton Street Seniors' Centre - Re-opening

Published October 08, 2021 12:00

Quick Update - October 8th, 2021

  • New hours for the Café - the Café will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • A Remembrance Day service is planned for November 11th at 10:45 a.m. Limited seating available for in-person. The service will also be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. To register to attend in-person, please contact Lorrie or Stacey S. or call 519-434-9114.

Welcome back!

We're now open! The HSSC will continue to offer our WOW (Without Walls) activities. Please scroll down to see links to download the program calendar for the month as well as register online for activities and memberships.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available. The HSSC follows all provincial and local COVID-19 guidelines and protocols, and these are subject to change at any time.

Quick Facts:

  • We all must all continue to follow the rules and public health measures under the provincial guidelines.
  • The HSSC will require all members to register for any and all programs they attend at the HSSC.
  • You MUST have an active / current membership to register for any program at the HSSC. Click here to register!
  • Please check your inbox, spam/junk mail folder for the newsletter which contains information about current/upcoming programs each month. We are using Vertical Response to send the newsletter out.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available. The HSSC follows all provincial and local COVID-19 guidelines and protocols, and these are subject to change at any time.

Upcoming Schedule for October 2021

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Aquaplex Pool - 4 Time slots, Monday to Friday. 10 -12 people per time slot. 4 lanes swims and 6 - 8 recreation swims.

  • 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Designated Washrooms/Change rooms to use: Aquaplex Change Rooms

There will be 45 minutes in between each time slot where the change rooms will be closed for cleaning.

  • Members must shower on the deck before entering the pool.
  • There will be a limited number of lockers and change room stalls available.
  • Masks must be worn at all times except when you are physically in the water. (Must be worn in the change rooms and on the pool decks.)

Wellness Pool - 3 time slots, Monday to Friday. 10 members per time slot.

  • 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Designated Washrooms/Change Rooms to use: Wellness Pool Change Rooms & Accessible Washroom/Changeroom

There will be 45 minutes in between each time slot where the change rooms will be closed for cleaning.

  • Members must shower before entering the pool.
  • There will be a limited number of lockers and change room stalls available.
  • Masks must be worn at all times except when you are physically in the water. (Must be worn in the change rooms and on the pool decks.)

Fitness Room/Weight Room - 6 time slots, Monday to Friday. 10 members per time slot.

  • 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
  • 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Designated Washroom to use: Northeast corner (located outside the Fitness Room)

Members are required to clean each piece of equipment after every use. A deep clean will be conducted in between each time slot by a staff member.

Please note: Members must abide by the physical distancing guidelines at all times in the Fitness Room. Under provincial guidelines, masks are not mandated to be worn while exercising but the HSSC encourages all members to wear their masks while working out in the Fitness Room.

Seated Exercise classes - 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday

Location: Gym

Doors open at 11:15 a.m.

Designated Washroom to use: Northeast washrooms located outside the Fitness Room

Walking Program - 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Monday to Thursday

Location:  Gym

Designated Washroom to use: Northeast washrooms located outside the Fitness Room

Forward Bound - 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Mondays

Location: Free Masons Room

Designated Washrooms to use: By the Music Room

Social Program - 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays

Location: Freemasons Room

Designated Washrooms to use: By the Music Room

Yoga (Paid Program) - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., starting Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Location: Freemasons Room

Designated Washrooms to use: By the Music Room

Tai Chi - 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Tuesday, October 5th

Beginner's Tai Chi is on Thursdays.

Location: Freemasons Room

Designated Washrooms to use: By the Music Room

PLEASE NOTE: More programs will be offered at a later date. The HSSC follows all provincial and local guidelines. More programs will be offered when it is safe to do so.

Café / Judo Room - Coffee, Tea, Baked Goods

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday only

  • The Café will be used for the purchase and pick up food.
  • Coffee, Tea at the HSSC will now be located in the Judo Room
  • The Judo Room can accommodate 14 members. This number can change at any time depending on the health restrictions and ability of members to maintain at least 2 metres physical distancing between each other.
  • The sitting area in the Café will not be available.
  • Members, volunteers and staff are encouraged to bring their own reusable coffee mug. The HSSC will no longer have coffee mugs available.
Item Cost
Café-made Baked Goods Ranges from $1.50 to $3.50
Coffee/Tea $1.50 per cup
Pre-Paid Coffee/Tea punch card $13.00 for 10 cups
$26.00 for 20 cups
Pre-Paid punch cards will be available for purchase at the Aquaplex Booth.

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Membership Renewals

In order to register for any program online, by phone or in person, you MUST have an active / current HSSC membership.

If your membership has expired or if you haven’t renewed yet, you MUST have an active / current membership to register for any HSSC programs.

We have changed our database system and if you are have any questions about your membership or if you are unable to register online, please contact Lorrie or Stacey at the Club and they will be happy to renew your membership.

Call 519-434-9114 (Monday to Friday during business hours only)

E-mail: Lorrie at LNEUFEGLISE@bgclondon.ca or Stacey at SSINFIELD@bgclondon.ca

HSSC members are currently not permitted to drop into the Club/HSSC without an appointment until September 7th.

If anyone needs to come to the Club prior to September 7th, you will need to make an appointment with Lorrie or Stacey.

Currently Lorrie and Stacey are the only staff who have access to membership registrations.

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Overview of WOW (Without Walls, online and phone programs)

WOW is an interactive, safe, barrier-free way to have fun and stay connected to the HSSC and other members.

WOW is free for all HSSC members and currently free to anyone 55+ years old.

You can participate with your home phone, a cell phone, on Facebook Live, or through Zoom.

Different programs use different platforms. See our monthly calendar (program schedule) to know what your program requires.

If you do not have access to a computer, do not worry! We will bring the programs to you through your phone.

Download this month's virtual program calendar (WOW program)

schedules

Mondays
9:00 a.m. - Did You Know (daily trivia question posted on Facebook)
9:30 a.m. - Facebook Live update
October 11th - CLOSED for Thanksgiving
1:00 p.m. - Let's Play Bingo! (phone program) - October 25th only

Tuesdays
9:00 a.m. - Did You Know (daily trivia question posted on Facebook)
1:00 p.m. - RecDesk training (Zoom) - October 19th and 26th only

Wednesdays
9:00 a.m. - Did You Know (daily trivia question posted on Facebook)
10:00 a.m. - Book Club (Zoom) - October 6th only
10:00 a.m. - Wellness Wednesday

Thursdays
9:00 a.m. - Did You Know (daily trivia question posted on Facebook)
10:00 a.m. - Coffee Chat (over the phone)

Fridays
9:00 a.m. - Did You Know (daily trivia question posted on Facebook)
10:30 a.m. - Barre Fitness (Live on Facebook) - Starting October 22nd

You do not need a Facebook account to watch and follow along. Past videos for Get Fit and Seated Exercise classes can be found on YouTube.

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Seniors' Transit

At this time, our Transit program is not accepting any new members.

Priority will be given to existing members.

If you are not coming back to the HSSC while we are operating under our COVID-19 schedule, you will not lose your regular spot on the HSSC transit.

If you have any questions please call HSSC Transit at 519-434-9119.*

*Please do not call our main number (519-434-9114) to reach the Transit Department. We're unable to transfer calls to them as their office is off-site.

Frozen Entrées Available for Purchase!

*NEW* Four specially made, frozen, curbside meals are available for purchase as part of our monthly specials. Click here for details on our Events page!

Our chef-made line of Frozen Entrées to Go offer the comfort of a home cooked meal without any of the effort.

Affordably priced, our menu selections are made with fresh, quality ingredients in our professionally-staffed kitchen. Some of our delicious creations are even vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Food safety continues to be our top priority.

Our generous, single-serve portions are designed to go right from your freezer to your oven, or can be popped out of the oven-safe container and microwaved.

Cooking times vary, but all our dishes are fully cooked, and just require reheating to an internal temperature of 74°C, (165°F) as with all prepared foods.

We offer same day, curbside pick-up, safe and contactless. While we prefer that you order and pay online, if you are unable, you can phone your orders in to 519 434 9115 x 234, and pay by credit card over the phone. Exact cash will also be accepted at pick up. We deliver orders of 6 or more entrees, and can accept cheques upon delivery.

So take the night off, and let us cook for you tonight! Contact Marieke by email or phone with questions anytime.

(We have a new online order system. Please refer to this page on instructions - scroll far down to see the Seniors' program registration information).

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More Questions about the Centre? Concerns?

Emily, Karen and Shelley are looking forward to seeing you!

Fitness Room Assistant - Emily Bright - ebright@bgclondon.ca or 519-434-9115 ext. 237

Volunteer & Seniors' Programs Coordinator - Karen Pyatt-Westbrook - kpyatt@bgclondon.ca or 519-434-9115 ext. 250

Seniors' Programs Manager - Shelley Wood - swood@bgclondon.ca or 519-434-9115 ext. 251

Café & Nutrition Programs Coordinator - Marieke Graham - mgraham@bgclondon.ca or 519-434-9115 ext. 234

Information Booth - info@bgclondon.ca or 519-434-9114

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