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Welcome to the Wakefield Active Adults A50+ Movement! • Nordic Walking • Senior Cafe • Pickleball • BeActive Wakefield ViActive • Workshops • Lunches

These Adults are moving more, having fun and feeling great. What’s their secret? It is our new A50+ program and it has something for everyone. The activities are affordable or free and all labeled as Fun and Social! All Adults in the Wakefield, La Peche and surrounding areas are welcome to join our group and attend our activities.

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If you have questions about the A50+ program, if you would like a ride to an activity, have a financial inquiry, or would like to share a great idea or join as a volunteer please contact one of these helpful Active Adults.

Sally Swan, President of the Wakefield Golden Age Club 819-459-3151 riverswansong@gmail.com

Irene Richardson, Activity Coordinator 819-459-3284 irene@npwalking.com 613-850-8502 cell

Pam Jamison, Treasurer and Chief of all Odds and Ends. 819-459-3460

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SENIOR CAFÉ Since 2006 we have been enjoying Monday morning with friends at the Senior Café. We start with a few announcements, celebrations and a light BeActive health break along with coffee and homemade goodies. The next hour is free time to play cards, games, visit the library or chat with friends. Centre Wakefield La Pêche, Monday, 10:00am-noon, $3 drop-in.

NORDIC WALKING: Nordic Walking is a great way to start your week. A group of us meet on Monday morning and hike the Sentiers Wakefield Trails or walk through the village. The poles are provided, please dress for the weather. Centre Wakefield La Pêche in front of the Centre, Monday 8:30am-9:30am, Free drop-in.

BEACTIVE WAKEFIELD VIACTIVE

Workshop April 3, 2019 10:30-noon : Learn all about the A50+ and the new BeActive Wakefield ViActiveprograms.

NEW- starts April 10! This exercise program is sponsored by The New Horizons for Seniors Program and is based on the ViActive 50+ practices. You will be improving your endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. You will be working at your own pace and at the level that is best for you while sitting and/or standing. Centre Wakefield La Pêche, Wednesday, 9:30am-10:30am, $5 drop-in.

PICKLEBALL

Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. It’s fun for all ages from 18 to 81. We have the paddles, balls, and coaches.

School Gym, Sun. (9:30-11:30am), Wed. (6:15-8:15) Fri. and Sat. $5 drop-in.

http://www.meetup.com/WakefieldPicklelball

The monthly Wellness Wednesday Workshops provide us the opportunity to learn something new, share a coffee and socialize with friends. Centre Wakefield La Pêche, 10:30am-noon. Donations.

. April 3, 2019 10:30-noon : Learn all about the A50+ and the new BeActive Wakefield ViActive programs.

. May 1: Nordic Walking, learn the benefits and the technique. Borrow a pair of poles for 2 weeks to Nordic Walk at home. If the weather is good, we will walk outdoors at 11:30am.

. June 5: Geocaching 101, bring your GPS or phone to find treasures in Wakefield. If the weather is good, we will go outdoors at 11:30.

Check http://www.centrewakefieldlapeche.ca site for additional senior activities such as yoga, senior mobility, pilates, shows, workshops and special events.

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Senior Cafe (Drop-in $3)

Centre Wakefield La Pêche

CA$3.00

Everyone is welcome to join us for an enjoyable social morning with friends. We start off with a few announcements and celebrate special events. Then we have a "BeActive Wakefield ViActive" health break followed by coffee, tea, and homemade goodies. The rest of the morning is your free time to play games such as cards (euchre, 500, bridge), dominoes, scrabble, or checkers. The library is also open if you like to read or just sit and chat with old and new friends. If you would like a ride just let us know. Contact: Sally Swan President[masked]

BeActive Wakefield ViActive (drop-in $5)

Centre Wakefield La Pêche

CA$5.00

Join our new "BeActive Wakefield ViActive" fitness class for Active Adults A50+. The class is held by ViActive volunteers and you can do the exercises at your own pace sitting, with chair support or standing. Classes are $5 or sign up for the 3 months (April-June) for $60 and receive a free exercise band or ball. Everyone from La Pêche and surrounding areas are welcome to join the fitness classes lead by volunteers. It's important to consult with your doctor before starting. This is a New Horizons for Seniors Program sponsored by the Wakefield Golden Age Club Being physically active every day can help you continue to do the things you enjoy and stay independent as you age. Join the dynamic Active Adults A50+ fitness classes to build good habits with long-term health benefits. Better heart health Improved circulation Greater flexibility and strength More energy Improved balance A brighter outlook Tous les habitants de La Pêche et des environs sont invités à participer aux cours de conditionnement physique animés par des animateurs bénévoles. Consulter votre médecin avant de commencer un programme d'exercice. Programme Nouveaux Horizons pour les aînés sponsorisé par Wakefield Golden Age Club LES BIENFAITS DE RÉGULIÈRE D’ACTIVITÉS PHYSIQUES Tonifie les muscles Améliore du coeur Améliore la souplesse Aide à l’équilibre et à la coordination Aide au contrôle du poids Favorise un meilleur sommei Facilite la digestion Aide à la création d’un réseau social Favorise une meilleure santé psychologique

Nordic Walking - Learn The Technique and Nordic Walk

Centre Wakefield La Pêche

Nordic Walking Week 3 - May 24 - Quick start, Tips, Strengthen exercises and Nordic Walk. Drop-in $10. Outdoors - dress for the weather. Poles are provided and may be borrowed for a month, thanks to the Senior Horizon Program by the Wakefield Golden Age Club. Poles may be purchased from Irene How to Nordic Walk videos at http://www.npwalking.com/nordic-walking-videos.html Irene Richardson Certified Nordic Walking Master Instructor Active Aging Movement Coach ( Canfitpro & CCAA-Western U) www.npwalking.com[masked] cell/text[masked]

National Trails Day - Sentiers Wakefield Trails - Geocaching

Fairbairn House Heritage Centre

International Trails Day – Sat. June 1st 2019 International Trails Day is an annual celebration of trails to promote trail development, the use of trails and the healthy lifestyle they encourage. It is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in June. This year we celebrate International Trails Day on Saturday, June 1, 2019. We encourage everyone to join in the fun and participate in the International Trails Day events. Our most popular children’s activity is back “Tree Climbing” with the Branch Managers (Leilak Anderson and team) and our new “Wakefield Geocaching” treasure hunt to find the 25 treasures cleverly hidden around the Wakefield area. National Trails Day June 1st Fairbairn House Heritage Centre/Hendrick Park 9:00am Sign in for the Tree climbing and Geocaching Passport 9:00-noon Wakefield Geocaching 10:00-12:00 Tree Climbing 12:00-1:00 Light Lunch- Barbecue 1:00am Sign in for the Tree climbing and Geocaching Passport 1::00- 3:00pm Wakefield Geocaching 1:30-3:00 Tree Climbing 3:00-4:00 Rewards and Recognition for your Geocaching adventures

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