Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place

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Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7
905-895-5193

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The Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place remains closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Facility access is suspended and in-person programming remains on hold. We continue to offer virtual programs and events to to Adults 55+. Navigate through each tab below for more information on virtual programming, virtual wellness programming and virtual senior events. 

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Reserve your free May Seniors 55+ Activity Kit at play.newmarket.ca. (click on Programs, then Adults 55+ and then Senior Activity Kit).

Pick-up your kit on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive). Each kit will contain a variety of activities, puzzles, games and creative things to do. These activities will challenge your mind and put a smile on your face. There is a limit of one kit per household. If transportation to the Municipal Offices for pick-up is an issue, please let us know by email seniors@newmarket.ca or by calling 905-953-5300.

Virtual Programming and Events for Adults 55+ 

Seniors Programs 

Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place Online Fitness & Wellness Classes:
We are excited to offer a variety of online classes each week in order to help you maintain your mental and physical well being. 

Monday, June 7 to Friday, July 2, 2021

(No classes on Thursday, July 1 – Canada Day)

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY

Zumba Gold

9 to 9:45 a.m.

$16 + HST

Code: 133690

Fit & 55+

Advanced

10 to 11 a.m.

$20 + HST

Code: 133688

Zumba Toning

10 to 10:45 a.m.

$16 + HST

Code: 133691

Zumba Gold

9 to 9:45 a.m.

$12 + HST

Code: 133692

Fit & 55+

10 to 11 a.m.

$20 + HST

Code: 133687

Fit & 55+

10 to 11 a.m.

$20 + HST

Code: 133685

Gentle Stretch

11:15 to 12:15 p.m.

$20 + HST

Code: 133689

Fit & 55+

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

$20 + HST

Code: 133686

Hatha Yoga

10 to 11:30 a.m.

$22.50+ HST

Code: 133680

Pilates

11:15 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

$20 + HST

Code: 133682

Pilates

11:15 a.m. to
12:15 p.m.

$20 + HST

Code: 133681

Qi Gong

2 to 3 p.m.

Free
Code: 133684

Tai Chi Seated    & Beginner

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

$20 + HST

Code: 133696

Chair

Yoga

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

$15 + HST

Code: 133695

 

Hatha

Yoga

1 to 2:30 p.m.

$30 + HST
Code: 133679

Osteoporosis Exercise

2 to 3 p.m.

$20 + HST

 Code: 133693

Tai Chi

Advanced

2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

$20 + HST

Code: 133697

Osteoporosis

Exercise

2 to 3 p.m.

$15 + HST
Code: 133694

 
 Core & More

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

$20 + HST
Code: 133699

Strong Bones & Balance

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

$20 + HST

Code:  133683

 
 Fit & 55+

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

$15 + HST

Code: 133700

 



Seniors Events

Check back here for more Seniors Events.

Online Fitness & Wellness Program Descriptions

Fit & 55+
Enjoy an hour of exercise that includes aerobic activities designed to tone and stretch your muscles, increase your energy and promote a healthy lifestyle.  Movements are done standing with a minimum of 20min of cardio (low or high intensity easy to follow steps). There is a strength training component using weights or household items (water bottles or cans of equal weight), followed by cool down and stretch.

Required: Towel. Water


Zumba Gold
This fitness class is all about FUN! It offers active older adults a chance to experience the rhythms of Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Belly Dance, Flamenco, Tango, and Rock & Roll, while getting fit and having the time of their life! This program is designed so everyone can do it!
Required: Towel. Water

 

Zumba Toning
Enjoy the same great workout with emphasis on toning your muscles.
Required: Towel. Water, 1 or 2 pound weights

 

Hatha Yoga
Suitable for all levels, participants will work at their own personal limits to improve flexibility, muscle tone, balance, and circulation.  Breathing and relaxation techniques are employed to show participants how to conserve energy and reduce stress. 

Required: Water, Yoga mat, and comfortable clothing are required. A yoga strap may be used occasionally (a men's tie, long towel or rope are also suitable if you do not have a yoga strap).

 

Yoga Seated
A gentle introduction to Yoga for anyone needing extra support. The class focuses on very simple, gentle stretching and strengthening of the body while the student is seated or standing by a chair for support. Breathing, relaxation and visualizations are integrated into every class.
Required: Water, Chair

 

Pilates
Explore the fundamentals of Pilates movements to develop core strength, align the spine and create better posture resulting in less aches and pains.  Using a different household item each week (ie broom, chair, 2 books, towel) to add fun and variety.
Required: Water, Mat (or use your carpet)

 

Tai Chi - Beginner

Basic elements of Tai Chi including breathing, relaxation, balance, alignment, coordination, concentration and cultivation of energy will be practiced by all students through either single movements (chi Kong) or a sequence of movements (form) in different levels. Beginners will learn a short 8 form which will prepare them for performing a longer form.
Required: Water


Tai Chi - Advanced
Advanced students will practice 24 and 42 yang style along with a short sword form as 16.
Required: Water


Tai Chi - Seated
This class is recommended for people who do not feel comfortable standing for very long or have mobility issues or concerns with their lower body, but at the same time they want to improve their general health and keep themselves physically more active. It is also useful for people who are in a recovery stage of an illness or an accident which has affected their normal mobility.
Required: Water, Chair


Osteoporosis Exercise
In collaboration with The Arthritis Program (TAP) at Southlake Regional Health Centre, we are pleased to provide this therapeutic exercise program for people with a diagnosis of osteoporosis or osteopenia. A physician's referral is recommended to indicate that the participant is able to exercise. This hour-long fitness class focuses on stretching and posture, arm and leg strengthening, exercises as well as balance and co-ordination skills.
Required: Water, Chair, dumbbells and a resistance band


Strong Bones & Balance
This class focuses a lot on posture, balance, strengthening the back muscles and lower body to improve balance.  By improving your balance you can prevent falls and continue to enjoy your activities of daily living!  Using body weight and weights or water bottles/cans of equal weight. Feel stronger and walk TALLER.
Required: Towel, Chair, Water, light weights or cans of equal weight.


Qigong
CFQ Qigong is a gentle set of movements that reduce physical and mental stress and restores health and vitality to the body. CFQ Qigong is easily learned in a short period of time and is suitable for people who are unable to do vigorous physical exercise. This introduction will reveal the seven secrets of Qigong healing.          
Required: Water, Chair


Gentle Fitness
For those just starting out, returning to fitness from an injury/illness, or just looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, this program is ideal for you. This class will focus on maintaining or increasing your range of motion, focusing on your shoulders and knees, but including all joints in the body! The goal is to keep your body moving well throughout your activities of daily living. Movements are done sitting or standing, with or without the support of a chair.
Required: Chair, water, bands (or belt / towel / yoga strap), weights (or cans / water bottles)

 

Gentle Stretch
Stretching is an important part of a person's flexibility and will help participants remain active and independent. In this stretching class, learn how to safely increase range of motion and relieve tension. A variety of stretches will be offered for the whole body some standing, sitting on a chair or on a mat.
Required: A mat, water, and comfortable clothing.


Core & More
Expanding waistlines can pose numerous health risks such as low back pain, chronic conditions and injury. Performing abdominal (CORE) exercises (geared to active older adults) helps to improve alignment, balance and flexibility. The result of Core and More exercises are increased strength and agility which allows you to stay active longer and move more freely without aches and pains. A combination of chair, mat and wall exercises along with using free weights or your own body weight as resistance will be used to work your Core and More!

Required: Low weights, Towel. Water

 

Fit & 55+ Advanced
Be prepared to sweat and take your workout to the next level! Energize your body and push it to the limit by doing a combination of standing and mat/floor work exercises. Focusing on cardio and strength training while utilizing a variety of formats. These include; circuit (fast paced interval training), kickboxing, full body fusion (yoga/pilates) and bootcamp. Please wear comfortable clothing, running shoes, and bring water, weights, mat and towel.

Required: Low weights, Towel. Water

How to Participate in Online Programs
  1. Download zoom (free), through https://zoom.us/. Once you are on the site, there are tutorials to help you understand what to do. Please email seniors@newmarket.ca for assistance.
  2. Using the schedule above, decide which classes you want to join.
  3. Once you know what class(es) you want, register online at  https://play.newmarket.ca You can register for the entire 7-week session before it begins, or each class individually. Be sure to use the correct registration code. All registrations must be done online.
    Online registration details are below.
  4. Once registered, your confirmation will provide you with a link to the classes you have chosen. If you have registered in multiple programs, be sure you use the link in that program's confirmation, in order to access the correct program.
  5. Five minutes before the class starts, click on the link within that email, or use the ID code to enter the class waiting room. Your instructor will enter the call 5-10 minutes before the start time. They will allow participants into the class, if their names are on their daily class list.
  6. Registration for each class cuts off at midnight the day before, so be sure to register ahead of time.

Using Zoom:

  • Once you have registered, you will receive an email link to access the program.
  • When you join the class, be sure to identify yourself on zoom so the instructor can mark attendance accurately. Your name must match your registration name, not simply "iPad" or a phone number.
  • As you join the class, your computer audio will be muted and your screen will be turned off. Feel free to unmute at the end of class to say goodbye. It is up to you to decide if you activate your video option.
  • To get the best Zoom experience, we advise you to have your screen in SPEAKER view, which will allow your instructor's screen to be the largest on your screen. 
  • Be sure you have enough space around you to safely participate in this class. Wear appropriate clothing, have any equipment ready to go, and water handy.
  • Once the instructor starts the class, they will not be able to accept late arrivals, so sign in to zoom early.
  • You can use the chat box to chat to each other or to leave messages for your instructor.
  • Please do not share the link with anyone else.


PARTICIPANT DISCLAIMER - PLEASE READ
Prior to starting any fitness program, we recommend that you consult with a family doctor for medical clearance.  We also recommend that you exercise at your own pace and intensity.  If you feel any pain in your chest, experience dizziness or shortness of breath, stop exercising immediately.  Ensure that your space is clear before starting any workout, wear comfortable clothing, and proper exercise footwear and ensure you stay hydrated.  We will not be responsible for any injury and/or property damage that may occur if you participate in our online workouts.

Online Registration Details

Click here for a printable step-by-step guide on how to register 


Log onto 
play.newmarket.ca

  • You will be required to use your Family PIN #and Personal Barcode # to book a time slot. All existing users/ members will have one already in our system. 

What if I forget my password or log in?

  • Select 'Login' (on the top right-hand corner of the screen)
  • Select 'Forgot Password?'
  • An email will be sent to you from 'helpdesk, quik-e-link (TBC-trying to adjust)' with your Family PIN # and Personal Barcode # for every member in your household.

 What if I am a new user?

  • Create an account by clicking "Create New Account" in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • You will receive a confirmation of account activation within one (1) business day by email.

 Once you have logged in:

  1. Click on the Programs tab under the search function
  2. Under "Browse for Courses" click on "Seniors Drop Ins', find the desired class, click on the Add button to put it into your basket.
  3. You may move back and forth between My Basket and the Activities screen using the tabs at the top of the page.
  4. When you have finished, proceed to the Checkout to make a payment.
  5. A receipt will be emailed to you once your payment has been successfully completed.
  6. IMPORTANT: All online registrations must be paid in full using a valid credit card (VISA, Mastercard and American Express).  Any outstanding balance on your account must also be paid at this time.  Any credits on your account will automatically be applied to the total balance due. 

If you experience any trouble, please call the Customer Service Kiosk at 905-953-5303

About the Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place

The Seniors' Meeting Place is Currently is Closed

Enjoy an activity, take a class to learn a new skill, or just have a great time chatting with friends while eating a meal! Drop in any time to take a tour of the Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place (NSMP), located at 474 Davis Drive. Meet our reception volunteers or pick up information on upcoming programs, bus trips, and special events. Coffee is available for $0.50 per cup and the newspaper is delivered daily for your enjoyment. 

Lunch days are Monday and Thursdays at Noon. The menu includes soup, sandwiches, and hot meals. The NSMP offers a variety of social, physical, educational, and health related programs and services in a safe and enjoyable environment.

 

Members of the Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place (NSMP) enjoy reduced fees for NSMP programs, bus trips and special events, and a reduction on hall rentals. Membership fees are valid for one year from time or purchase or renewal. Membership is for those 55 years and over or under 55 who are married to a member who is over 55 years of age. Prices subject to change without notice. Participants are required to have a valid membership or purchase a $2 day pass to participate in all day time drop-in program activities. All participants are required to have a valid membership to participate in evening drop-in program activities. ​​

Membership Fees​ ​
​Resident​$35
Non-Resident

​$55

​Replacement Card​$5


*Special Events & Holidays may affect regular hours of operation. The Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place is CLOSED.

COVID-19 Fraud information

Programs and How to Register
Weekly Bulletin
Stay in the loop with our Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place weekly bulletin, click here to sign up!
Click the link below to check out the online Seniors Art Gallery, filled with many wonderful works created by NSMP members during the pandemic.
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We welcome our community's feedback and input and would love to hear from you on what programs / activities you would like to see offered by the Town.  Email us at recreation@newmarket.ca with your suggestions.

Questions? Should you have any questions, please contact Customer Service by phone at 905-953-5303 or e-mail at info@newmarket.ca. Customer Service is available Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

COVID-19 Update 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be program disruptions, changes and facility closures. We continue to offer alternative ways to serve the community. Learn about Newmarket's approach to reopening and for current information and resources. For any inquiries, please email info@newmarket.ca.

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