Glebe Centre Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Abbotsford activities

The community programs are partially funded by the City of Ottawa and the Champlain Local Health Integration Network.  Client fees and contributions, fundraising and organizational contributions supply the balance of funds required to operate the programs.

Browse our Summer Program Guide

There are so many interesting things to do! Activities change on a seasonal basis and we encourage our members to offer us suggestions and share any special talents they have. When we develop each seasonal program, we try to find just the right balance of activities to satisfy as varied a range of interests as possible.

  1. For Your Body - Keep fit by attending our classes that promote physical fitness. We have quality instructors who know the needs of their clients and we adapt our programming to these needs in a friendly, respectful environment. We offer Pilates, Aerobic training, varied levels of Muscle Toning, Strength Training and a vigorous Combo Class for those looking for an extra challenge. We also offer Chair Aerobics, Yoga and Tai Chi.
  2. For Your Mind - Our Learn & Explore "Speaker's Series" runs every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm from September until June. Check out the complete listing in the Program Guide. We also offer individualized computer tutorials.  Do you love Opera? Collect stamps? Play Bridge? Because we have Clubs and groups that nurture the love of all of these things.
  3. For Your Soul - Indulge your creative side in any number of unique and interesting ways through a variety of clubs or courses.  Make a Teddy Bear from scratch or make crafts for our annual fundraising Bazaar. Learn the art of stained glass or take an art or pottery class.
  4. Just For Fun - Drop in to join a weekly group for a friendly game of Snooker, Scrabble, Euchre, Mah Jongg or Bridge. There are also special seasonal celebrations that everyone is welcome to join. Just watch our Program Guide for details.

Foot care

We offer foot care every Tuesday with a specially trained nurse. Members enjoy a low rate of $18 per visit while non-members are welcome to use our service for $30 per visit. Call and book your appointment at Reception (613-230-5730).

Lunch at Abbotsford

Lunch is served at Abbotsford on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 12 noon from September though June. The menu is set a month in advance and reservations for the meal must be made in advance. The meal is served cafeteria style in our beautiful dining room. The cost is $7.00 per meal. Tickets can be purchased or reserved at Reception or by calling 613-230-5730. Each meal includes soup, sandwiches , fresh fruit, dessert and coffee or tea.