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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Updated December 21, 2020 – Effective December 26, 2020:  

On December 21, 2020 and effective December 26, 2020 Premier Ford announced Province-wide lockdown restrictions effective December 26, 2020 for a minimum of 28 days or until further notice. All previously noted changes below pertaining to Grey Zone restrictions and protocols in York Region remain in effect. 

Previously, on Friday, December 11, 2020 and effective December 14, 2020 Premier Ford announced that York Region, including Newmarket, will be entering 'lockdown' (grey zone) of the Province's COVID-19 Response Framework.

In response to this announcement, all Town of Newmarket buildings, facilities and in-person programs will be closed/cancelled as of Tuesday, December 26 with the exception of the Newmarket Public Library.

Recreation facilities and in-person drop in programming will resume operation pending further COVID-19 developments and in accordance with all health and safety regulations as outlined by the Province and York Region Health. This announcement does not impact or cancel any VIRTUAL programs currently running.

Outdoor skating at Riverwalk Commons will be open as scheduled, with strict health and safety measures and capacity limits in place. Participants are required to pre-book their skate time in advance, learn more at newmarket.ca/riverwalkcommons

Newmarket trails, parks and playgrounds will remain open and residents are encouraged to use them while following all health and safety measures as outlined by the province.

The Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive), Robert N. Shelton Operation Centre (1275 Maple Hill Court) and Central York Fire Services (CYFS) remain closed to the public for in-person services. We continue to offer alternative ways to serve the community.

For more information, please contact Customer Service:  email info@newmarket.ca or call 905-895-5193. 



The Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place is Currently Closed.


What's Currently Available for Seniors 

In Person Opportunities at the Magna Centre:

  • Aquafit
  • Lane Swim
  • Public Swim

Please visit newmarket.ca/schedules for more information.


Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place Online Fitness & Wellness Classes:
We are excited to offer a variety of online classes each week this fall in order to help you maintain your mental and physical well being. We are providing those 55+ two ways to register.

  • Sessional Registration allows the participant to register just once, before the session begins, which will permit access to all 7 weeks of classes.
  • Weekly Registration allows the participant to sign up for a single class the week before, up to the night before. This option offers more flexibility, but you must remember to register each week for whichever classes you desire.


January 11 to 29, 2021 (3 Week Session)

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY

Zumba Gold

9 - 9:45 a.m.

$12 + HST


Code: 131694

Qi Gong

2 - 3 p.m.

Free

Code: 131688

Zumba Toning

10-10:45 a.m.

$12 + HST


Code: 131695

Zumba Gold

9 - 9:45 a.m.

$12 + HST


Code: 131696

Fit & 55+

10 – 11 a.m.

$15 + HST

 

Code: 131687

Fit & 55+

10 – 11 a.m.

$15 + HST

 

Code: 131685

Osteoporosis Exercise

2 – 3 p.m.

$15 + HST

 

Code: 131697

Fit & 55+

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$15 + HST

 

Code: 131686

Hatha Yoga

10 - 11:30 a.m.

$22.50 + HST

 

Code: 131693

Pilates

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

$15 + HST

 

Code: 131690

Pilates

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

$15 + HST


Code: 131689

Strong Bones & Balance

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

$15 + HST


Code: 131691

Tai Chi

Beginner

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

$15 + HST


Code: 131700

Chair

Yoga

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$15 + HST

 

Code: 130755

 

Hatha

Yoga

1 – 2:30 p.m.

$22.50 + HST

Code: 131692

  

Osteoporosis

Exercise

2 – 3 p.m.

$15 + HST

Code: 131698

 

 Online registration begins Monday December 7



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


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 
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  • 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 at this time due to COVID-19 precautions. 

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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Questions? Should you have any questions, please contact the Customer Service Kiosk by phone at 905-953-5303 or e-mail: info@newmarket.ca. The Kiosk is available Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday/ Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
  

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.


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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