The Grace Social Activity 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 GSAC

 

The Grace Social Activity Centre - GSAC - 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. GSAC offers many regular programs that run weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, as well as Special Events that happen occasionally. GSAC will also be offering programs off-site, throughout South Frontenac.

GSAC is a program provided by Southern Frontenac Community Services and supported by the Province of Ontario and the Township of South Frontenac.

Contact GSAC

 

The Grace Social Activity Centre is located on the site of Southern Frontenac Community Services, housed in a beautifully restored 1861 limestone church. The address is 4295 Stage Coach Road in Sydenham, Ontario. There is plenty of free parking, including designated spaces for people with disabilities, and the building is wheelchair accessible.

Ashley Bates is the Coordinator of GSAC, and she is pleased to welcome you to the Centre. Any questions or comments can be directed to Ashley at 613-376-6477, extension 310. Or you can email her at: ashley.bates@sfcsc.ca

The Grace Social Activity Centre is located on the site of Southern Frontenac Community Services, housed in a beautifully restored 1861 limestone church. The address is 4295 Stage Coach Road in Sydenham, Ontario. There is plenty of free parking, including designated spaces for people with disabilities, and the building is wheelchair accessible.

Ashley Bates is the Coordinator of GSAC, and she is pleased to welcome you to the Centre. Any 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 Social Activity Centre, click on the button below and see the monthly calendar

Special Events

 

PROGRAM CHANGE: Cardio and Strength Exercise Class

Formerly "Movin' and Groovin'", this new 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 SFCSC members, and $2 for non-members. Please note that the location and time for this class has also changed!

 

Where:  Royal Canadian Legion Branch 496 - Sydenham

When: Every Tuesday, 9:00am-10:00am

Tai Chi is Back!

Tai Chi with David Row will resume on Wednesday Sept. 11th

Meet David at 9:00am at the Grace Centre for an hour long class focused on building flexibility, mobility, and balance!

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 pm at the Grace Centre

Led by award winning Canadian Ballroom Dancers, Lynda and John Trommelen, join us as we dance the afternoon away. Each month's social will be a different theme, with dances to match! John and Lynda will teach you the steps, so no experience is required! Our September theme is Country Fair! Yeehaw!

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:  9:00am - 11:00am MEMBERS ONLY
                                                     
11:00am - 1:00pm  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:  9:00am - 10:30am @ the Grace Centre

2nd and 4th Mondays

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

Crafty Crew:  8:30am - 10:30am @ the Grace Centre

Occassional 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:  10:45am - 11:45am @ 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.

Movin' and Groovin':  1:30pm - 2:30pm @ Country Pines Apartments, Battersea Road

OPEN to all members of the Community

Movin' and Groovin' is a low-impact exercise program designed to increase heart health and flexibility. Taught by a Certified Fitness Instructor, all the exercises are designed to be adaptable to any and all levels of movement and coordination. This program is free, though donations are always appreciated! 

TUESDAYS

Good Grace's Cafe:  9:00am - 12:30pm @ the Grace Centre

Join us Tuesday morning 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.

Seniors Social Club:  10:00am - 12:00pm @ 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!

Cardio and Strength Class:  9:00am  -10:00am @ 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 SFCSC members, and $2 for non-members.  

**Please note the new location and time as of September 17, 2019**

Book Club:  10:00am - 12:00pm   2nd Tuesday of each month @ the Grace Centre

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

Indoor Pickleball:   5:00pm - 7:00pm  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.

WEDNESDAYS

Making Strides (Walking Program):  8:00am - 10:00am  starting @ the Sydenham Point parking lot

Join Ashley every Wednesday morning for an energizing walk along the K+P Trail. Enjoy two hours of nature and good company! Please bring water and comfortable walking shoes.

Tai Chi:  9:00am - 10:00am @ the Grace Centre


Tai Chi is taught by David Row, who has run this program at SFCSC for 18 years, and who has been practicing Tai Chi for over 40 years. This program includes a series of sitting and standing exercises that are noted to improve balance, circulation and flexibility. You will work at your own pace and do only those exercises that are comfortable to you. There is no cost for this service, 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 Diner's Lunch Club on the third Wednesday of each month for a delicious mid-day meal followed by fantastic entertainment. Also in attendance are 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 that fit the month's theme. Past themes have included "Country Fair

THURSDAYS

Conversation Club:  11:00am - 12:00pm  First Thursday of each month @ the Grace Centre

Join us for a lively, friendly intellectual conversations about current issues and hot topics.

Cardio & Strength:  9:30am - 10:30am  Every Thursday @ the Grace Centre

Replacing our previous "Fit & Fabulous" program, this medium to high impact exercise class is a great way to get the body moving and stretch the joints out.

FRIDAYS

Cardio & Strength:  9:30am - 10:30am  Every Friday @ the Grace Centre

Replacing our previous "Fit and Fabulous" program, this medium to high impact exercise class is a great way to get the body moving and stretch the joints out.

 

Membership

An annual membership fee gives you free access to  most Grace Social Activity Centre programs, except those that have an additional cost or admission charges, such as bus tours. Membership is $25 for April to March. Download the membership form below, or contact us to find out more.

NOTE: Memberships purchased between January 1 and March 31 are valid for the next fiscal year (April to March) - that's like getting up to 15 months for the price of 12 months!

Volunteering

 

Talk to us if you are interested in becoming a volunteer at GSAC.

Transportation

 

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

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SFCSC, P.O. Box 43

4295 Stage Coach Road

Sydenham, ON

K0H 2T0    

Tel. 613-376-6477     

Fax. 613-376-6734      

Email: info@sfcsc.ca

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