55+ Club builds friendships and community

By Salena Sharma

Stouffville residents continue to flock to 55+ Club at 6240 Main Street.

Members are a colourful mix of various backgrounds from domestic engineers, retired teachers to an NHL hockey announcer.

The club is a giant storybook filled with inspiring stories and great people to tell them.

Whether participants have been members of the club for several years or just a few months, they are like a big family and share solid friendships and enjoy breaking bread together at the hall and out at local restaurants.

Many of the members appreciate the opportunity to learn from each other.

“Doing activities like painting together is a great way to bond with one another. We are all new at this and just started together a few months ago. But over time we helped each other learn techniques and ended up becoming really close friends. We know about each other’s lives, and often go out for lunch together” said one of the members.

It is quite inspirational meeting the various members. Some of them have started foundations and volunteer in the community. The group has lots to teach others, including how to help people in the community, and how to make a positive difference in the world.

Whether you are someone who wants to participate in a variety of activities, want to meet new people or simply want to get out of the house, the 55 plus club is the perfect place for that, and much more.

Regular activities include yoga, line dancing, bridge, painting, drawing, bid euchre, table tennis, shuffleboard, and darts.

Visit townofws.ca/55plus for more information.

 

Photo: Marjorie Smith, Marion Murphy, Aurelia Smith and Gladys Clarkson were the four ladies who started the Stouffville 55+ Club more than 40 years ago when the community didn’t have a facility for recreation for seniors.

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