Click HERE for a Cardio & Strength exercise class you can do at home

The Grace Centre is a community hub offering older adults (aged 55+) 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:



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

Special Events


Cardio & Strength Exercise Class Click HERE for a class you can do at home
OR take part in our NEW OUTDOOR CLASS

Weather permitting, this outdoor exercise class will run Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Sydenham baseball diamond at Point Municipal Park. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 to 15 MINUTES EARLY TO COMPLETE A COVID-19 SELF-SCREENER.  Participants must bring their own chair, exercise band and ball*.
For everyone's safety physical distancing rules will be followed. Dress for the weather, wear sunscreen and bring some water.

This class involves 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:  Sydenham baseball diamond, Point Municipal Park

When: Every Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 a.m..- 10:30 a.m.

*for the month of July, bands and balls can be purchased at the class, bands are $8.00 (multiple strengths available and cut to preferred length) and balls $1.00


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. (Sept - June)

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

Dance Hall Social

Last Wednesday of the month, 1:00-3:00 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. - 3:00 p.m. (SFCSC members Free, $2 non-members)

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.


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.


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':  9:30 a.m.  - 10:30 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. - 11:30 p.m.   2nd Tuesday of each month @ the Grace Centre

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


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 - 3:00pm  Last Wednesday of the month @ the Grace Centre
SFCSC members free, $2 non-members

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.


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.


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.

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


An annual membership is available for adults aged 55+ and gives 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.



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!



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

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

Sydenham, ON  K0H 2T0    

Tel. 613-376-6477     

Fax. 613-376-6734      


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