Some folks worry they won’t know what do to with their time after they retire.
The truth is, most Sudbury seniors report being busier than ever.
The Parkside Centre, downtown, offers a wide range of courses, programs, activities and special events designed for people aged 50 and older.
You’re never too old to learn new tricks. The Parkside offers computer training for beginners as well as courses on smart phones and tablets.
Special interest courses and workshops are also available. Have you always wanted to learn how to bellydance? Or play the guitar? Perhaps you want to write your memoirs?
Painting courses and studio sessions are available for people who have an artistic bent. You never know until you try.
The activity directors at the Parkside also schedule an active living program with activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, and Zumba.
People who enjoy cards, billiards, chess and Mahjong with find like-minded friends at the centre.
Special events include Craft Bazaar (Nov. 15), the Christmas Dinner (Nov. 29), and the Jubilee Folk Ensemble Christmas Concert (Dec. 8).
The Parkside hosts entertainers most Fridays around lunchtime. “Elvis” Brad Rose, the Parkside Gang, and the Tremonics are fan favourites.
The Parkside Eatery is a quiet oasis downtown which overlooks Memorial Park. Daily specials and sandwiches are available weekdays from 11:30 am to 1 pm.
An annual membership is $45 for people who are 50 or older. Non members can still participate in courses and events.
The Parkside Centre is located on Durham St., in the Wellness Centre.