Toronto has a great many community centres, recreation centres and senior centres. They and their volunteers do amazing work. We thought how about visiting them with some of the many people who come to Mosaic’s Community Resource Centres. To educate people, to connect people across our communities and to let people know what resources and activities there are available across the GTA.
Our first organised trip was to one of our favourite local community centres, North York Seniors Centre. We call it the Gem of North York. For over 40 years, this organization (started by seniors) has provided a great many seniors with programs and services in the Yonge/Finch area. It currently runs over 80 programs in 4 languages!!!
On Friday July 6th, Mosaic Home Care organized an outing to NYSC for a tour followed by lunch. After an initial presentation, 15 guests were given the opportunity to view a line dancing class. The music was great and 1 of our guests gave it a shot. The rest just watched… We checked out the art work done by the members hung throughout the building which were just amazing. And then we enjoyed a BBQ chicken lunch.
Because this is a public building, the cafeteria is open to the public. Many people from the office building next door stop in to pick up lunch as the lunch special (soup, salad, main course and dessert or coffee) is only $4.00!!! And Friday’s throughout the summer is BBQ day. Can’t beat this price. I took a picture just because I couldn’t believe the size of the chicken leg!
Mosaic will be organizing another tour and lunch in the winter. If this is something you are interested in, please give us a call or visit our send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on North York Seniors Centre, call 416-733-4111, or visit them at www.nyseniors.org
Looking for an Active Living Centre in your area? Visit the Ontario website which lists all locations: https://www.ontario.ca/page/find-seniors-active-living-centre-near-you
We will also be looking to arrange trips to other community resources over the next year, so stay tuned as we explore the GTA’s many community resources and attractions.