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.
A pot luck luncheon will be held on Monday October 21 starting at noon prior to the General Meeting.
The second Shuffleboard will be starting on September 25th
9:30 - 11:30 am. If you are interested contact us either by phone or e-mail noted at bottom of page.
If interested in bowling for the Thursday afternoon ladies bowling league either full time or part time contact us as above.
The Harvest Moon dance is in the works for Tuesday October 15th 7:00 pm. A donation to the food bank is your admission. Please check with the club as it nears the date.
The 54 plus Seniors Centre has reached 300 members.
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. If you are interested in any of our activity someone will help you with any questions and get you started.
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.
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.
Our first trip was July 17th to Peterbourgh and a lift lock cruise.
Our second trip was August 21st to Meaford with a visit to the Meaford Hall Theatre including High Tea.
Our third trip was September 19 to Muskoka Steamships along with visiting Gravenhurst Opera House.
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.