Members Programs

Members Programs for Adults 55+

Membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st.
$50 yearly membership fee with lots of benefits:
($25 starting in July for new members)

  • Enjoy reasonably priced quality programming
  • Participate in clubs and activities for members only
  • Have the Program Guide and notices mailed or e-mailed to you
  • Join Abbotsford Council – have a say in how your Centre is run
  • Enjoy partnership benefits with local businesses
  • Receive a member handbook

Abbotsford offers a wide range of programming for Adults 55+. These programs are led by qualified instructors and facilitators.

Fitness classes are led by instructors who have their certificates to teach older adults. They encourage participants to strive towards their personal fitness goals. They also point out alternative exercises when a person is unable to fully participate in a group exercise due to injury or reduced capacity. Instructors will also recommend appropriate classes according to fitness levels and abilities.

Yearly ParQ (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) forms are filled out by every person participating in fitness classes.

Specialty classes such as Stained Glass, Art, Pottery, Bridge, Music Appreciation and Memoir Writing are all taught by qualified, competent instructors who enjoy working with older adults. We also host a number of clubs to keep keen members active in their areas of interest such as Opera, Bridge, Scrabble and Tai Chi.

Annual Surveys are conducted to help collect feedback from members.

Call 613-230-5730 or visit during regular business hours to find out more information. Or you may schedule a call from us by clicking the Caredove Button to initiate a referral.


Footcare Service for Members 

Appointments for existing footcare clients are 20 minutes in length and are $30.00 for Abbotsford members.

Appointments for new footcare clients are 40 minutes in length to allow for medical history and an assessment and and treatment are $60.00 for Abbotsford members.

The Footcare Clinic is held at Abbotsford on Tuesdays, and is run by professional footcare practitioners.

You are asked to pay at the time of booking.  Please call 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel.

Call 613-230-5730 during regular business hours to book an appointment or to schedule a call from us to setup your appointment by clicking the Caredove Button to initiate a referral.


Abbotsford Members Council

The Abbotsford Council is a group of members who advise on programs and policies that affect Abbotsford members. There are 6 meeting per year, typically held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am in the Games Room in the months of September, October, January, March and May. The AGM is held in June of each year.

The Council is made up of an executive committee: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and three members at large. All members are encouraged to attend all meetings to provide feedback, suggestions and contribute to the centre’s growth and development.

The purpose and objectives of the Council are to enhance the quality of life of each of its members, foster and promote the interests of its members, encourage and promote social, mental and physical practices among its members and recruit Ottawa area seniors to become active members.

Members are also encouraged to volunteer in the planning, organization and operation of the activities of Abbotsford and to contribute to the material needs of its members through generous donations of time, materials and funds. They are asked to work in concert with and support of the Glebe Centre’s Mission, Vision and Values.

Lunch at Abbotsford

Lunch is served at Abbotsford on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 12 noon on a first come first served basis.

The meal is served cafeteria style in our beautiful dining room. The cost is $9.00 per full meal.  Luncheon items such as sandwiches, soup, salad, fruit and dessert can be purchased individually. 

Welcome to Abbotsford.