Come for the Programs... Stay for the People.
Registration opens on August 04th @ 10:00 am.
Three registration options will be available for the fall program season. Please refer to page 04 of our Program Guide for more information. Register early to avoid disappointment - and to save money!
Are You New to CLSA? Become a Member and Join in the Fun!
CLSA memberships must be purchased at the Centre. Please drop by our Front Desk between the hours of 10:00 and 2:00 (Monday to Friday) to learn more about our organization, to "check out" our beautiful facility - and to purchase your new 2015/2016 membership!! You must be a CLSA member in order to take advantage of our priority registration... beginning August 04th. (For more membership information, refer to page 03 of the Program Guide.)
Our 2015 Fall Program Guide is Here!!
What an exciting and ambitious fall program season we have planned for you!
The guide is packed with information about new offerings and returning favourites. Be sure to "check it out here"!! Print copies are also available at the Centre.
Fitness Centre Promotion: Bring an Exercise Buddy for Free!
Get a head start on your fall fitness routines! Exercise is always more fun with a friend... and for the entire month of August, and continuing during September afternoons (Mon.-Fri. 1:00 to 3:00), you can bring a guest* at no additional cost. Please ‘check in’ together at the Fitness Centre desk. *Guests must be age 55+
Back By Popular Demand - CarFit for Older Drivers
Experts from the AMA will be at CLSA on Thursday, August 20th (9:00 am to 12:00) to assist registrants in adjusting their vehicles for the best "fit" of car and driver. Participation is free - but early registration is required due to limited space. Call or sign-up at the Front Desk. (More information - Newsletter pg.04)
Taking On an Unique Fitness Challenge!
Congratulations to Taylor, a member of our Fitness Monitor team, who recently competed in the Spartan - Northern Alberta Sprint Canada - obstacle race! In this race, competitors run, walk, roll, climb, hang, crawl, and leap through a variety of challenges... pushing themselves through to the finish line. Quite the experience!
We are Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary in 2016!!
A special celebration of CLSA's 50th year of operation and service to its members, is being planned for June 11, 2016. Your ideas, enthusiastic support, experience and involvement would be extremely valuable in helping to make this possible! We need "big picture planners" as well as event volunteers. Your participation would make a difference. Next planning meeting: August 18th at 10:00 am. Please leave your name at the Front Office or contact us here for more information.
Do You Love Court Sports?
Want to work on your game... just have some fun with friends... or introduce guests (age 55+) to CLSA sports? Try "Pickleball for Fun" on Tuesdays (drop-in 12:45 to 3:00 pm). Members can also book a court for pickleball/badminton play on Thursday afternoons (12:45 to 3:00 pm). Information and equipment are available at the Fitness Centre.
*Please check our Program Guide (under "Clubs") for registration information if you are interested in our Badminton or Pickleball clubs.
Interesting Stats About Volunteers!
Did you know...Canadian volunteers devoted about 1.96 billion volunteer hours in 2013; this is equivalent to 1 million full-time jobs! Volunteers are the foundation of countless organizations - including CLSA... and their important work enriches both the lives of others, as well as their own. Thank you, Volunteers!
Statistics Canada has compiled a very interesting one page description of "The Faces of Volunteers in Canada". Read it here...
Our New Registration Procedure: Q & A's
We have been working hard to provide CLSA members with enhanced payment and registration options. Use of debit/credit card payment is possible during the current Spring/Summer registration period. The option to register online will be available in the near future. We have prepared a Q&A document we hope you will find informative.
Play Pool! Bring a Friend! Have FUN!
The pool table located in our beautiful Observation Area is available for use by our members and their guests. Table bookings can be made at the Fitness Centre desk... or drop in if the table is open. Please see volunteers at the Fitness Centre for more information. (Remember! Free coffee and treats on Tuesdays in the Atrium 10:00 - 2:00.)
Do We Have Your EMAIL Address?
78% of respondents in our recent CLSA Member Survey indicated that they prefer to receive communications from us via email. In order to send email to you, we require your permission. If you have not already done so, please provide consent so we can keep you "up-to-date" on all of the great things happening at the Centre!!
Questions about seniors programs and services?
Call the Seniors Information Phone Line by dialing 2-1-1, and the Information and Referral Specialists at 211 will connect you to programs, services and resources in the Edmonton area.