Older Adult Community Consultation

Older Adult Strategy – Public Engagement Session

Monday, September 19, 2016

Thornhill Community Centre

10:00am to 11:30a.m. – NORTH HALL

7755 Bayview Avenue, Markham, ON L3T 4P1

Event Description

Throughout the summer and early fall, the City of Markham will be connecting with residents and local community service providers to help create Markham’s Older Adult Strategy. This comprehensive plan will help ensure Markham is ready to address the challenges of an increasingly older population, and is aligned with the City’s goal for an engaged, diverse and thriving City as outlined in Building Markham’s Future Together: 2015-2019 Strategic PlanAre you 45 years of age or older and live or work in Markham?  Be part of the conversation!

Please Sign-up at the TSC Front Desk. Spots limited to 100 people.

Tim Horton’s Refreshments and Snacks included.

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Seniors Day at the Toronto Zoo

zoo On Monday, September 12th, Seniors 65+ will receive FREE Zoo admission and Zoomobile ride from ListenUp! Canada. Throughout the day Seniors will have the chance to receive a hearing test in the Wildlife Marquee plus enjoy other fun promotions from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Seniors, 65+ will also receive a 10% discount off of their purchase at Africa, Americas and Peacock Cafe Restaurants.  Click HERE for details.

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Seniors’ Extravaganza 2016

Tickets on sale tomorrow at the Travel Desk!  Return bussing from TSC is included.  Get them before they’re gone!

Seniors’ Extravaganza 2016

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Holiday Closure

Please be advised that the Club will be closed on Labour Day, Monday September 5th.  The only activities that will run on this date are:

Table Tennis – 8am-12pm in the North Hall

Euchre – 1-3:30pm in the Centre Hall

Bridge – 1-4pm in the South Hall

Regular activities will resume on Tuesday Sept 6th.

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Limited Parking Notice

Please be advised that parking at the Thornhill Community Centre will be limited  Thursday August 11th – Sunday August 14th due to a large skating competition being held throughout the building.

Be sure to plan accordingly.

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Markham’s Older Adult Strategy

The City of Markham is working on a new plan to help older adults stay active, healthy and engaged in their community.

Seniors are an important part of our community fabric. Like many other world-class cities, our goal is to become an age-friendly community that is truly inclusive, accessible and supportive of citizens of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. We are committed to building a community which fosters a deep sense of belonging. We want to ensure our residents have access to opportunities and services that increase their quality of life.

Throughout the summer and early fall, the City will be connecting with residents and local community service providers to help create Markham’s Older Adult Strategy. This comprehensive plan will help ensure Markham is ready to address the challenges of an increasingly older population, and is aligned with the City’s goal for an engaged, diverse and thriving City as outlined in Building Markham’s Future Together: 2015-2019 Strategic Plan.  Those 45 years and older living and or working in Markham are encouraged to complete a survey and attend a public engagement session.  Let’s build Markham’s future, together.

Learn how to get involved by clicking HERE.

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Available Board Positions

COMMENCING AUGUST 3RD 2016, THE FOLLOWING TSC BOARD POSITIONS WILL BE OPEN FOR NOMINATION:

TREASURER

DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EVENTS

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL PROGRAMS

DIRECTOR OF KITCHEN SERVICES

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS AND DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE POSTED ON THE MAIN NOTICE BOARD LOCATED NEAR THE TSC FRONT DESK. ALL POSITIONS ARE FOR A 2 YEAR TERM.

NOMINATION FORMS MAY BE PICKED UP IN BRIAN BAILEY’S OFFICE MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS FROM 10:00AM – 2:00PM BETWEEN WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3RD– FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2016.   COMPLETED PACKAGES MUST BE RETURNED WITHIN 5 DAYS OF SIGN OUT. NOMINATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 9TH AT 2:00PM.

IF THERE IS MORE THAN ONE APPLICANT FOR A POSITION, VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 26TH-30TH, 2016.

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Holiday Closure

The Thornhill Seniors Club will be closed on Monday August 1st for the Civic Holiday.  Only two activities will run on this day – Table Tennis from 8am-12pm and Duplicate Bridge from 1-4pm (South Hall).  All other regular activities will resume on Tuesday August 2nd.

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2016/17 Membership Registration

Membership re-enrollment has begun!

Please note: The City of Markham has instructed TSC and similar clubs to increase the annual membership fee to $35 for those within the area. The fees for those outside the area will increase to $50 and must re-enroll by September 16th to ensure their ongoing membership.  Payment to be made in person by cheque or money order.

Hope to see you soon!

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Holiday Closure

Please note that the Club will be closed on Friday July 1st for Canada Day.  All activities have been cancelled for this day.

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