Due to the unprecedented disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Strathcona Place Society, like all other city-run senior centres, suspended its operations on March 16, 2020.
Our staff continue to diligently work towards a full relaunch of Strathcona Place’s services, programs, and events. In the interim, we are offering a variety of online and blended programming, as well as limited activities within the centre. Please check the attached programming update, as well as our newsletter, website, and social media for further details.
Strathcona Place Society’s highest priority continues to be the health and safety of its staff, volunteers, and members. Our model for reopening continues to be informed by the recommendations of the Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw, AHS, and provincial and municipal governments. We have worked closely with AHS inspectors and the City of Edmonton. We have taken numerous measures to allow for physical distancing and appropriate sanitization. Please see the FAQ and our health and safety policy for more details.
Strathcona Place Society thanks all its members for their continued patience during this challenging time. We look forward to the day Strathcona Place Society can welcome all of its members through its doors again.
Outreach activities are centered on supporting independent living, enhancing the quality of lives of seniors within the community, and linking low-income and other at-risk senior groups to social support services. The Strathcona Place Outreach Team (SPOT) also runs two weekly support groups: Wisemen and Wonder Women.
Strathcona Place Society is the place for active seniors who want to stay fit, learn new skills, and engage with their community. Yoga, Tai Chi, Gentle Strength Training, art, weaving, and table tennis are some of our most popular activities. The Centre also hosts several workshops, lectures, and other events to engage the most active of seniors meaningfully.
Behind every good organization, are good volunteers! Volunteers play an integral role in the work we do at Strathcona Place Society; there are always new and exciting opportunities being created for our volunteers, and we encourage everyone who has something to offer or love interacting with others to sign-up and be a part of something bigger than themselves.