A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE 54+ SENIORS.
Our club started in 1968 and was called THE GOLDEN AGE CLUB. Our name changed in the early 90's to what it is today. This was done to encourage more younger people to join.
The club has had many homes. We first started to gather in the basement of St John's Church. Then the town gave us use of a small building on Church St. but we outgrew this space and moved to the Gibson Centre which we occupied for 3 years. In 2010 we were on the move again and found a place at the Kingsmere Retirement Home. With the help of the town we finally got our own clubhouse which is attached to the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre on Industrial Road. Our grand opening was held on May 30, 2015.
The club has grown over these years and as of today we have 220 members but we are always looking for more.
We offer many varied activities such as cards, jam sessions, bus trips, pool, shuffleboard and more. Darts are our newest activity to enjoy.
50th Anniversary 2018
Our Anniversary year has finally come to an end. We had may different events to inform the people of Alliston and beyond of our club. With that being said we have gained many new members in which we are now over the 125 mark.
Saturday night euchre has been taken off our listing as we are looking for a coordinator to look after this activity.
There will be more day bus trips coming up in 2019 along with a couple of special events to keep in touch with the community.
Our Centre is open daily from 10:00 am to 12:00.
If you would like to take a look at our premises the door is open for your visit. While there; pick up a copy of our newsletter which will give you the contact who is the coordinator of our regular activities.
If you like toe tapping music then you will find this at either our Jam Session on the 4th Wednesday of the month or at the Alliston Fiddle Group which entertains on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
If it is reading you like than there is a lot of books to choose from with our two bookcases full of reading material.
If you are interested in creating crafts then the Friday Craft group is where you should be.
If drama is your forte then there could be a spot for you with our drama group which has given us two fantastic performances a year.
Day bus trips are also on the menu for the members of the club. We have at least 3 per year and will be advertised in our monthly newsletter.
To contact our Centre use one of the following:
PHONE # 705-434-1055
LOCATION-New Tecumseth Rec Centre, 7300 Industrial Parkway, Alliston located at the back west end side door of building.
The 54+ Seniors belong to The United Senior Citizens of Ontario, a group who take concerns and issues to the Government on behalf of all seniors.