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Please note that the Nelson Seniors Citizens Association below is a social activity Centre (located a few doors down the street from us at 717 Vernon next to the Civic Theatre) and is not associated with our Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society at 719 Vernon, (in the old Civic Centre) but we have included the following information on our website for them as a courtesy. 



(a social activity Centre for Seniors 55+ and Younger Adults)

The Nelson Seniors Centre is conveniently located at 717 Vernon Street beside the Civic Theatre.


FOR CHESS, SNOOKER, CRIB, BRIDGE, BOOK CLUB, TAI CHI, CHAIR YOGA, KNITTERS, and HOOKERS & MAKERS (rug hooking, crocheting, stitching, etc.)


If you have any questions, please send an email to:



The Seniors Centre at 717 Vernon St. next to the Civic Theatre is a building owned by the City of Nelson but is operated solely by a volunteer Board of Directors and volunteer Leaders of activities with 217 current calendar year members.  The Centre is wheelchair accessible with a wheelchair-accessible washroom.  We are always on the lookout for more volunteers and fresh ideas for activities.  If you are willing to help or offer suggestions to make our Centre better, please contact



The Nelson Seniors Centre is having a membership drive starting now. If you purchase your new all-activity $20 membership now, you will receive the rest of 2022 added on to the full calendar year of 2023. Younger adults are considered for membership by sending an email to



IMPORTANT: Only come to our Centre if you are symptom-free of COVID, flu, fever, or cold. Please sanitize your hands at the doorway.  Wearing a mask is optional and at your discretion.

Our Centre offers many social activities on a regular basis for 55+ seniors who become members and is our member’s living room away from home. Younger adults will be considered for membership, if they are interested in an activity.  Please contact if you wish to participate.


An all-activity seniors 55+ membership can be purchased for $20 a calendar year with new members accepted throughout the year.  Younger adults are considered for membership by sending an email to  A three-visit trial period is available to try out an activity before becoming a member. Most of our activities are drop-in with a $1 or $2 activity fee with some activities providing refreshments.

Presently, we have 217 current-year members. Your all-activity membership provides access to crib, bridge, chess, Tai Chi, chair yoga, snooker (novice, regular, snooker-golf), knitting, Hookers & Makers (includes rug hooking, crocheting, stitching, etc.), and book club.  (See photos of activities below) Books and jigsaw puzzles are available to take home from our lending areas. Members can also book our Centre for their special events or for their large groups’ meeting place.  Please contact for further information on booking.

If you have any questions about an activity, contact and your email can be forwarded to the activity Leader for answers.  Alternatively, you can arrive 15 minutes early for an activity and a member will help you join in.  Our Wednesday 1:00 pm crib activity is drop-in, so you do not need a partner – just show up early and start playing.  Our Sunday 1:00 pm crib activity requires a partner.  We can give you a contact or put you on a list, if in the future someone else is looking for a permanent partner or even a spare.

Duplicate bridge, Trivia, CFUW (University Women) and Glacier Harmonies Choir are also available to non-members but they require email instructions from




Our Tai Chi activity has been such an overwhelming success that we have run out of room with all our new participants and we have to stop enrollment in this activity at this time.  If the present member attendance drops off, we can then start offering this again.  We will keep you posted.



See our Chair Yoga in action!   

This member activity starts at 10:30 and ends at 12:00 noon.  Come early to pick your chair.



Our members enjoy a rousing game of snooker which has scheduled day and night times. There is regular snooker, novice snooker, and our new activity snooker-golf.  Check out what it takes to become a member which is outlined above.

Contact to find out the times available. 



Harold Rich, a member participating in our Wednesday 1:00 crib activity, was dealt a “29-point hand” on May 25, 2022.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime special event for crib players.  Congratulations Harold!

What he was dealt and his turn-up card.


Please note: The Donate button at the top and the following generous donors are connected to the Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society and have no affiliation to the Nelson Seniors Citizens Association.