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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Art Class Outing

Recently, TSC art instructor Bonnie Steinberg and her students enjoyed an educational outing at Edwards Gardens in Toronto.  Learn more about our watercolour and drawing classes here.  Our next sessions begin in July.

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Art students enjoying the gardens.

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Canada Day Luncheon

beaverEach year, Markham celebrates the contributions of seniors in our community with a free Canada Day luncheon. With a capacity crowd of 800 at Le Parc, familiar faces, entertainment and fun are highlights of this popular seniors’ lunch.

The Mayor and Members of Council invite seniors from the City of Markham to a FREE luncheon on Friday July 1st located at:

Le Parc Banquet Hall • 8432 Leslie St. (at Hwy. 7) • 11:45 a.m.

You MUST pre-register to attend.  Call 905.477.5530 to register. Space is limited!

FREE Shuttle bus pick up and return. Bus departs TSC at 11:05 a.m.

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Holiday Closure

Thornhill Seniors Club will be closed on Monday May 23rd for Victoria Day.  The Duplicate Bridge game from 1-4pm is the only activity that will run on that day (in the South Hall).  All other regular activities will resume on Tuesday May 24th.

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Board Appointments

Due to personal reasons, Phil Petrou has regretfully resigned as President of TSC.  We thank him for his service and wish him the very best.

The TSC Board has appointed Norm Goldstein to complete the term as President and Wanda Lawrenson to complete the term as Vice President.

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Honorary Membership

Did you know that if you are 90 years of age and over, you qualify for free Honorary membership?  See our Membership Desk for details.  (Regular event and activity fees apply).

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