Presentation: “It’s Not Right”

Friday, January 25th at 1:00 pm

“It’s Not Right: When Good People Behave Badly”.

Join this interactive session on abusive behaviour that we sometimes experience as people, and what to do about it. We will use material from the “It’s Not Right: Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults” program. The workshop will feature quizzes on aging myths and abuse and short video clips as case studies of abuse. Abuse can be emotional, financial or physical. The format will be an open discussion on: what we can learn from these about respectful behaviour, how to respond and how not to respond to abuse, using what we know from best practices and from real world experiences.

Presented by Elder Abuse Ontario. This is a provincial initiative to educate seniors about how to respond to abuse and negative stereotypes and what resources are available.
Free to attend.  Please join us.

Purdy’s Easter Chocolates!

The Islington Seniors’ Centre has partnered with Purdy’s Chocolates for an Easter Fundraiser for the Centre!  Purchase chocolates and help the Centre too!

Chocolates can be ordered online at: fundraising.purdys.com. Register and create an account with you name and create a password. Register “As A Supporter”.  The Islington account to input is: 28005. Then your order goes under the Islington Seniors’ Centre account and will be delivered by April 10th to the Centre.  You will be called when your order has arrived.

You can also order on a hard copy form that you can pick up in the main office.   The deadline to order is: Tuesday, March 19th.

Day Trip: “Billy Elliot”

THE STRATFORD FESTIVAL presents:

 ‘Billy Elliot’ The Musical With Music by Elton John

 Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

 In 1984, Billy Elliot, an 11 year old boy from a coal mining town in northeast England, discovers his love and talent for dancing, and has hopes of becoming a professional Ballet Dancer. Billy lives with his widowed father Jackie and older brother Tony, both coal miners and both out on strike. In spite of the opposition from his family for his desire to dance, Billy awakens in himself a passion that will transform his life and win the hearts of his whole community.  With its inspirational story, breathtaking dance numbers, and music by Pop Legend Elton John, this award-winning show, based on the smash-hit movie, will appeal to all!  Enjoy a Roast Beef Buffet Luncheon at Stratford’s Festival Inn prior to the 2:00 p.m. matinee at the Festival Theatre.

Just  $170.00  Per Person (per member).  Cost includes Motorcoach Transportation, Lunch, Reserved Orchestra ‘A’ Seats, All Taxes and Meal Tip. 

**Please purchase tickets before February 19th as Theatre tickets are involved.  

 MOTORCOACH PICKUPS:                                     DEPARTS                   RETURNS

Islington Seniors Centre                                   9:30 a.m.                    6:45 p.m.

Valentine Craft for the Centre

Wednesday, January 30th

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Please register with us if you would like to do a fun and easy Valentine craft to decorate the Centre for Valentine’s Day. We will be creating: “Yarn wrapped Hearts”.

Free to attend.  If you have any red or pink wool that you would like to donate for the craft, bring it along too.

“The Visual Experience–What do We See in Art” Presentation

Friday, February 22nd from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Presented by a member artist of the Art Group of the Islington Seniors’ Centre.  “As artists, we utilize tools and techniques to best communicate our message or intent. There are infinite ways the painting or drawing can reveal itself.  It is important that we explore other’s work and methods to help us in our own work.  Explore interesting photography pieces that may inspire you or help you to develop your own self-expression.  A discussion of the intent of the artist, what emotion the photo may draw upon and what different approaches you think could have been utilized.”

$2.00 to attend and can be paid at the session.

(Artwork by the artists is available for sale at the Centre and you can speak to the artists, usually on Fridays at the art classes.)

Valentine’s Day Social

Thursday, February 14th 

1:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Join us for coffee/tea and a scrumptious dessert and meet some of your fellow members of the Centre.  If you can, wear something pink or red.  The person with the most original red or pink on, will win a box of chocolates! The entertainer will play some popular tunes on the guitar and you can sing along to songs from the Beatles, Elvis, Frank, Dean and others.

Tickets are $5.00 each and must be purchased by Tuesday, February 12th.