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Spring has been spotted at Abbotsford Seniors Centre

By Pat Goyeche

Early bird spring has brought the Canadian geese home early and the ‘snow birds’ have landed!

Everyone is ‘flocking back’ to Abbotsford for a taste of spring programming and we won’t disappoint. 

A recent survey of our membership asked for feedback on programming ideas and one dominant ask was for more art classes and workshops. This spring, we have added five new workshop of one afternoon each.  Members will bring home completed projects in block printing, silk-screening, mini textured landscape painting, tulips painted on silk, and watercolour on plexiglass and DuraLar.  These will be wonderful keepsakes for the artist or lovely gifts for friends and family. 

We also have watercolour, drawing and an expressive portraits class on our spring menu.  Members will be able to join pottery classes, facilitated bring-you-own art project sessions, as well as club time, where members work on projects with fellow members.  Our potters continue to enjoy studio time under the guidance of Andrina Cox.

Abbotsford has an extraordinarily creative bunch of volunteers; our craft group participants have swelled and the group that makes handmade teddy bears is bursting at the seams.  These two groups have been creating and fundraising for Abbotsford since the mid 1970’s.  Each year they create unique crafts to sell in our ‘nearly new’ shop with seasonal offerings as well as at our craft fair on the last Friday of November each year.

If you are looking for something special for a baby/child or friend, you should stop in at Abbotsford during our hours of operation Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  We have gently used ladies clothing, books, cards, puzzles, jewelry, and many ‘white elephant’ items for sale daily.  We also stock brand new, hand made teddy bears and seasonal craft items that our talented volunteers create.

Fresh air brings fresh starts.  Get started by getting fit when you join one of our many exercise programs.  We have different levels for different levels of participation.  You will be challenged no matter the fitness level.  We also continue to offer some programming virtually over Zoom.

Do you play pool or ping pong and are looking for an opportunity to play? We have that covered.   Are you keen to play Bridge?  Yes, we have that too.   Make your move, come on over and see what you have been missing out on!

Abbotsford Seniors Centre is for Adults 55+.  It houses the community programs of The Glebe Centre Inc., a charitable, not-for-profit, organization which includes a 254 bed long term care home.  Find out more about our services by telephoning 613-230-5730 during regular business hours or by checking out all of The Glebe Centre facilities and community programs on our website  See Abbotsford Seniors Centre’s drop down menu for a comprehensive overview of our services and our current program guide.