The Grace Centre is a community hub offering older adults in South Frontenac a range of programs to support an active lifestyle. 

Bookmark this page as we add new programs and activities. Become a member and we will keep you up to date. Contact us at 613-376-6477 for more information.

We are grateful to the Province of Ontario for core funding for this program.

About Grace Centre

 

The Grace Centre is a place where older adults in South Frontenac can participate in a range of social, cultural and fitness activities. It's a place to meet old friends and make new ones. The Grace Centre offers many regular programs that run weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, as well as Special Events that happen occasionally. We also offer programs off-site, throughout South Frontenac.

Our social and recreational programs are supported by the Province of Ontario and the Township of South Frontenac.

Contact Us

 

The Grace Centre is part of Southern Frontenac Community Services at 4295 Stagecoach Road in Sydenham, Ontario. There is plenty of free parking, including accessible spots, and the building is wheelchair accessible.


Ashley Bates is the activities coordinator and questions or comments can be directed to Ashley at 613-376-6477, extension 310. Or you can email her at: ashley.bates@sfcsc.ca

Calendar 

 

To find out what's happening at the Grace Centre, click on the button below and see the monthly calendar

Special Events

 

Cardio and Strength Exercise Class

This exercise class will involve gentle to medium level exercise, that is easily adaptable for all levels of movement and coordination. This program is FREE for Southern Frontenac Community Services members, and $2 for non-members. Please note that the location and time for this class.

 

Where:  Royal Canadian Legion Branch 496 - Sydenham

When: Every Tuesday, 9:00 a.m..- 10:00 a.m.

Tai Chi is Back!

Come to the Grace Centre to take part in an hour-long Tai Chi class with David Row on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. The class is focused on building flexibility, mobility, and balance!


Where: Grace Centre, 4295 Stagecoach Rd., Sydenham

When: Every Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-.10:00 a.m.

For more information contact Ashley at 613-376-6477, ext. 310

NEW PROGRAM: Dance Hall Social

Last Wednesday of the month, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Grace Centre

Led by award winning Canadian Ballroom Dancers, Lynda and John Trommelen, join us as we dance the afternoon away. John and Lynda will teach you the steps, so no experience is required! 

Where: Grace Centre, 4295 Stagecoach Rd., Sydenham  

When: Last Wednesday of every month, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Please note special date for January 2020 only - Dance Hall on Wednesday, January 22

For more information contact Ashley at 613-376-6477, ext. 310

Regular programs

 

Some programs run at a regular time or day every week or two. Here is a list of our regular activities. Contact us to find out more.

MONDAYS

Indoor Pickleball:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MEMBERS ONLY
                                                     
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  DROP-IN PLAY  (Drop-in play $3 for SFCSC members, $5 for non-members)

Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church, 3876 Harrowsmith Road, Harrowsmith, ON

 

Have fun and stay active with the game that almost anyone can play.

Creative Writing Club:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. @ the Grace Centre

2nd and 4th Mondays

Explore your inner literary genius with other like-minded writers and creators.

Crafty Crew:  8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. @ the Grace Centre

Occasional Mondays - see Calendar for details

Make new friends and get creative together. Work on projects decided by the group. Maybe you can showcase your crafty skill or talent. 

VON SMART Program:  10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. @ the Grace Centre

The VON SMART Program (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together)® is a gentle fitness program for people aged 55+ who want to be active and improve their mobility, strength, balance, and flexibility, regardless of their current activity level. Exercise can be done from a chair, using a mobility aid or moving independently. This program is free. Call the VON for more details.

TUESDAYS

Good Graces Cafe:  9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. @ the Grace Centre

Join us Tuesday mornings at Good Grace's Cafe. Fresh brewed coffee and tea, delicious treats, and great company! Did we mention the free refills on tea and coffee? The cafe is completely volunteer run, and all proceeds go to benefit our various programs. Need transportation? It's free! Call us at 613-376-6477.

Social Games Club:  9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. @ the Grace Centre

Drop-in for a fun morning of Euchre, Cribbage, Bridge and more! Not a fan of card games? Grab a treat from Good Grace's Cafe and enjoy a chat with a new friend. There is no cost to attend, and transportation is free for those who require it. Just call us at 613-376-6477!

Movin' & Groovin':  9:00 a.m.  - 10:00 a.m. @ the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 496, Sydenham

OPEN to all members of the Community

This class is a gentle to medium level exercise class. Taught by a Certified Fitness Instructor, all the exercises are designed to be adaptable to any and all levels of movement and coordination, from seated to standing. This program is free for Southern Frontenac Community Services members, and $2 for non-members.  

Book Club:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   2nd Tuesday of each month @ the Grace Centre

​Interested in reading and sharing your thoughts with others? Join us for stimulating conversation.

Indoor Pickleball:   

5:00 
p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  DROP-IN PLAY  (Drop-in play $3 for Southern Frontenac Community Services  members, $5 for non-members)

Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church, 3876 Harrowsmith Road, Harrowsmith, ON

 

Have fun and stay active with the game that almost anyone can play.

WEDNESDAYS

Tai Chi:  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ the Grace Centre

Tai Chi is taught by David Row, who has run this program for us for 18 years, and he's been practicing Tai Chi for over 40 years! This program includes a series of sitting and standing exercises that are meant to help improve balance, circulation and flexibility. You work at your own pace and do only those exercises that are comfortable to you. This class is FREE, however donations are always appreciated. 

Sydenham Diner's Lunch Club:  12:00pm - 1:30pm  3rd Wednesday of the month @ the Grace Centre

Looking to meet new people? Enjoy local entertainment? Love a good meal with even better company? Join us at the Diner's Lunch Club in Sydenham on the third Wednesday of the month for a delicious mid-day meal followed by fantastic entertainment. Have a Wellness Check while you're here with the Community Paramedics, and representatives from the Sounds for Life Hearing Clinic. The cost for this event is $10. 

Also runs Wednesdays in Glenburnie/ Battersea (1st Wed.), Verona (2nd Wed.) & Harrowsmith (4th Wed.)

Transportation is available for any Seniors (55+) who require it. We can't wait to see you!

Dance Hall Social:  1:00pm - 4:00pm  Last Wednesday of the month @ the Grace Centre

Love dancing? Looking for fun social outings? Stop by the Grace Centre on the last Wednesday of the month and shake a leg! Champion Ballroom Dancers, John and Lynda Trommelen will teach you all the steps to dances. Please note special date for January 2020 only - Dance Hall on Wednesday, January 22



 

NEW Indoor Stock:   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  DROP-IN PLAY  (Drop-in play $3 for Southern Frontenac Community Services  members, $5 for non-members)  Sydenham High School Cafeteria, 2860 Rutledge Road, Sydenham, ON
Indoor stock is an adaptation of ice stock. It uses lighter weight stocks and is played on non-ice surfaces. It’s a great way to learn the game and stay active in the winter months.

Fee: South Frontenac Stocksport members or Grace Social Activity Members $3, non-members $5

Please note the Jan. 8th game is CANCELLED. Next game Wednesday, January 15th 
 

THURSDAYS

Cardio & Strength:  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Every Thursday @ the Grace Centre

This medium to high impact exercise class is a great way to get the body moving and stretch the joints out.

FRIDAYS

Cardio & Strength:  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Every Friday @ the Grace Centre

This medium to high impact exercise class is a great way to get the body moving and stretch the joints out.




 

NEW Women on Weights: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Every Friday @ the Grace Centre from Jan. 10 - Feb. 28
In partnership with the RFLA Allied Health Team this 7-week program includes a registered kinesiologist who will guide you through a weight-lifting workout program.  This program includes an assessment, education from a registered dietician, e-book materials and group lectures on motivation and accountability. FREE To register call 613-354-3301, ext. 692 or email katherinet@kchc.ca

 

Indoor Pickleball:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MEMBERS ONLY
                                                      11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  DROP-IN PLAY  (Drop-in play $3 for members, $5 for non-members)

Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church, 3876 Harrowsmith Road, Harrowsmith, ON

Membership

An annual membership gives you free access to most social and recreational programs, except those that have an additional cost or admission charges, such as bus tours. Membership is $25 and is valid for one year from the date of purchase. Download the membership form below, or contact us to find out more.

 

Volunteering

 

Please talk to us if you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Southern Frontenac Community Services and help out with various social and recreational activities and events. We'd love to hear from you!

Transportation

Free transportation is available to most Grace Centre activities. Call us a few days in advance to arrange.

  • w-facebook
  • Twitter Clean

Southern Frontenac Community Services
P.O. Box 43, 4295 Stage Coach Road

Sydenham, ON  K0H 2T0    

Tel. 613-376-6477     

Fax. 613-376-6734      

Email: info@sfcsc.ca

Southern Frontenac Community Services adheres to the standards set out by the AODA.

© 2018 South Frontenac Community Services Corporation    ~  Privacy Policy