The Town of Kensington has provided the building at 25A Garden Drive for meetings and activities of the Senior Surfers Club of Kensington and Area for which we are most grateful. New members are welcome to join at $10 a year. We have a present membership of 27 and new members are welcome. We look forward to the social time – a very important part at the end of each meeting.
Monthly meeting the second Monday of each month at 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., and is often followed by speakers on topics of concern to seniors, social time and/or demonstrations of projects done by seniors of Kensington and Area. The Kensington and area Senior Surfers’ Club does not meet in July and August.
Seniors Activities & Monthly Schedule
Guest speaker – themes may include Elder Abuse, pharmacist speaker, Nutrition, thought provoking games and /or seasonal crafts, bingo, CLIA (Community Legal Information Association – topics on wills, power of attorney POA, health directives, etc.)
Programs and Activities The Senior Surfers’ have applied for and received funding in the past from various sources for programs such as Basket Weaving, Art Workshop, Leather craft, Genealogy, and learning to play the ukulele – to mention a few.
We also hosted a very successful program in that we invited newcomers to Canada to tell us about their home countries and traditions. This was followed by the members creating poster boards on each of the six countries that we use for social programs or share with other service organizations, such as local Women’s Institute groups.
The group has also hosted programs requested by members of the senior groups – for example (self-funded) art workshop or basket weaving workshop
January – Celebrate birthdays of club members with cupcake and tea and a story of a memorable birthday
February – Guest speaker or social program
March – Guest speaker or social program
April – Guest speaker or social programs
May – Carpooling to – usually in Charlottetown – a morning meeting of information and entertainment, followed by lunch and the PEISCF annual meeting. Approximate time 9:00 registration, dinner at 12:00 followed by meeting, with adjournment around 2 p.m.
June – Senior Surfers’ Annual Meeting – election of officers.
July and August – no meeting
September thinking about fall and winter programs
October general meeting of the PEISCF (PEI Seniors Federation General Meeting held in the fall – (alternating yearly – the eastern end or western end of the Island)
November – planning and carrying out planned activities through funded programs
December – Christmas get together – pot luck or luncheon out – donations to the Lion’s Christmas baskets or food bank.
New ideas for programs and activities are always welcome. Check back often for details on new and exciting programs!
Stronger Seniors Workout Program DVD
Chair exercises for seniors meet each Monday at 1:00 p.m. and can accommodate 10-12 participants – not necessarily club members. Chair of this program is Jessie Adams. Attendees pay $1 for this program which goes toward upkeep of the Senior’s Centre.
Senior Surfers Club Executive
President: Louise Weeks
Vice President: Linda Stavert
Past president: Dianne Doucette
Treasurer: Sandra Caseley
Secretary: Lillian Ingles
Directors: Carol Cousins, Betty Mann & Mabel Thompson
Questions regarding the club may be directed to any member of the Executive.
Ukulele classes are funded by the L.E.A.P (Leaning Elders Arts Program) by Hon.Robert Henderson, Minister of Culture and Tourism and sponsored by the Seniors Federation of PEI.There are 8 sessions under the direction of Chris Smith.Ten participants are preparing for “Open House” on April 1 (Storm Date April 8) from 2-4 at the Seniors’Centre at 25A Garden Drive.