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Please note that the Nelson Seniors Centre outlined below is a social activity Centre at 717 Vernon (Building to the left of the Civic Theatre) and is not associated with our Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society (Seniors Coordinating) at Suite 201-514 Vernon (to the right of the post office in the Community Futures door) but we have included the following information on our website for them as a courtesy. 

NELSON SENIORS CENTRE NEWS UPDATES

Our membership enjoys fun activities and is open to adults of all ages. The Centre is our members’ living room away from home to meet and socialize with others and enjoy our many activities.

If you are interested in any of our activities, please drop in 15 minutes before the activity starts and one of our members will help you with information about it.  You are able to try out the activity/activities beforehand on a 3-visit trial before paying for a membership of $10 (Special rate starting July 1 to the end of year – usually $20 annually).  Also, you are able to join throughout the year.  

Current fun activity calendar link shown below: 

JULY 2024

SPECIAL EVENTS!!  Did you know? Members can arrange to book our Centre for their private events such as birthdays, family gatherings, meetings, activities, etc. Contact us at nelsonseniorscentre@gmail.com.

PUZZLES AND BOOKS!! Did you know?  Members are able to take puzzles and books home at any time to enjoy. 

SCRABBLE!! The Scrabble activity is still looking for new players – beginners and younger adults welcome.  They meet Friday afternoon at 1:00.  They hope to see you there! (Potential Scrabble players:  Would Wednesday at 12:45 work better for you instead of Friday? Email your response to  nelsonseniorscentre@gmail.com).

CANASTA!!  We are wondering if you are interested in attending a Canasta activity?  If we get enough participants, we could form a group activity.  Contact us at nelsonseniorscentre@gmail.com.

EUCHRE AND CRIB!!  Tuesday Euchre and Wednesday crib is drop in – you do not need a partner.  Just arrive at 12:45 and start playing.  Lots of fun! We can help you with your play if you are feeling a bit rusty!

DONATIONS!! During the Xmas season from our activity fees, we were able to donate $500 to Gift Bags for Seniors Who Live Alone initiative, which is part of Adopt a Senior Nelson; $750 to Our Daily Bread hot lunch program; and $1,500 to the Nelson Food Cupboard food bank.

NELSON SENIORS CENTRE

The Nelson Seniors Centre is conveniently located at 717 Vernon Street (left side of the Civic Theatre).  The Centre is the hub for Seniors 50+ and younger adults for the City of Nelson but also for outlying districts.  Two of our volunteer Board members are from 6 mile and Ymir.  Our vision for all members is to promote companionship in an inclusive, caring, supportive, and safe environment. 

Our 2024 active membership is 260 with one Life Member, which has now exceeded our 2023 total members of 250 and we have 7 more months to go.  We take new memberships throughout the year.

ACTIVITY CALENDAR

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

JULY 2024

 (Click on the calendar above to see all our activity days and times.)

ACTIVITY SUMMARY

BOOK CLUB – Every 3rd Wed.10:00; BRIDGE – Mon/Thurs.12:45; CHAIR YOGA – Tues/Fri.10:30; CHESS – Sat.9:00; CRIB – Sun.(Partner needed)12:30 and Wed.(No Partner needed)12:45; EUCHRETues.(No Partner needed) 12:45; FREE DANCE – Mon.11:00; HOOKERS/MAKERS – Every 1st, 3rd & 5th Thurs.1:00; KNITTERS – Sat.9:00; SCRABBLE – Fri. 12:45; SNOOKER – Tues./Wed.1:00-4:00; TAI CHI – Tues/Fri.9:00

If you have any questions or wish to see further activities added, please send an email to: nelsonseniorscentre@gmail.com

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ACTIVITIES AT OUR CENTRE

SCRABBLE

Fridays, 12:45-4:00

Scrabble is our newest activity and it is so much fun!  All ages are welcome.  We hope to see you there!  

If you have any questions, please send an email to: nelsonseniorscentre@gmail.com

CHESS

Saturdays, 9:00-2:00

Our chess club is signing up many new members.  Parents with children are welcome.  More information at kootenaychess@gmail.com

EUCHRE – NO PARTNER NEEDED

Tuesdays, 12:45-3:00 pm

We are now offering Euchre for all players and learners (younger adults welcome) at our Centre.  We will teach you to play. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to: nelsonseniorscentre@gmail.com

CRIB – NO PARTNER NEEDED

Wednesdays, 12:45-3:00 pm

Our Wednesday Crib sessions at our Centre are certainly fun!  Even if you are a bit rusty, we help you along (younger adults welcome).

If you have any questions, please send an email to: nelsonseniorscentre@gmail.com

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OUR CENTRE

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.

ABOUT US

The Nelson Seniors Centre at 717 Vernon St. is situated to the left of the Civic Theatre and is a building owned by the City of Nelson and generously loaned to us as the Nelson Seniors Centre Society.  It is operated solely by volunteers of the Seniors Centre’s Board of Directors and Leaders of activities and is classified as a Community Service Society. 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 nelsonseniorscentre@gmail.com.

MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVITY INFORMATION

An all-activity membership can be purchased for $20 a calendar year with new members accepted throughout the year.  Even though only Seniors 50+ are eligible to vote at general meetings, younger adults, who are interested in a specific activity, are welcome to become members.  A three-visit trial period is available to try out some activities before becoming a member. Most of our activities are drop-in with a $1 or $2 activity fee and some activities provide refreshments. 

Your all-activity membership gives you access to crib, bridge, euchre, chess, Scrabble, Tai Chi, chair yoga, free dance, snooker, knitting, Hookers & Makers (rug hooking, crocheting, stitching, etc.), and book club.  (See photos of some activities below) Books and jigsaw puzzles are available to take home from our lending areas. Members can arrange to book our Centre for their private events.  Please contact nelsonseniorscentre@gmail.com for further information on booking.

Please send an email to nelsonseniorscentre@gmail.com with your activity/activities selected in which you are interested or questions, so we can forward this to the Leader of the specific activity before you arrive.  Alternatively, you can arrive 15 minutes early for an activity and a member will help you join in.  Our Wednesday 12:45 pm crib activity is drop-in, so you do not need a partner – just show up and start playing.  Our Sunday 12:30 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.

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ACTIVITY PICTURES & INFORMATION

CHESS

More information available from kootenaychess@gmail.com (parents with children welcome)

Below is a recent article in the Nelson Star about the Chess Club in the Seniors Centre. 

https://www.nelsonstar.com/community/nelsons-weekly-chess-group-meets-to-strategize-and-socialize-4909071

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TAI CHI

Our Tai Chi activity is accepting a limited number of members at this time until we run out of room again.

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CHAIR YOGA

See our Chair Yoga in action!   

This member activity starts at 10:30 and ends at 11:45 on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Come early to pick your chair.  

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SNOOKER

Our members enjoy a rousing game of snooker which has scheduled day and night times.  Check out what it takes to become a member which is outlined above.

Contact nelsonseniorscentre@gmail.com to find out the times available. 

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Please note: The following generous donors are connected to the Nelson and District Seniors Coordinating Society and have no affiliation to the Nelson Seniors Centre Society.