Currently, there are five seniors’ programs that operate out of the Market Building (see list below) but effective January 6 they will operate at the Cobourg Community Centre (CCC) at the same times. Staff are working with members currently using the Market Building to assist with transfer of supplies, card tables etc. There will also be a “Welcome Reception” on December 19 at 10 am at the CCC. The reason given is that when the CCC was originally built in 2011, “the intention was to house all seniors’ programs in this new state of the art facility. While a few programs have remained at the Market Building, during our 2020 budget deliberations it has been decided to move those programs over to the CCC to make financial and scheduling efficiencies and improve customer service.”
There was also a study conducted in 2015 called “Seniors’ Action Plan” which recommended consolidation (see link below).
Additional benefits of using the CCC:
Our members at the CCC have direct access to staff for questions and assistance and to provide feedback and advice on programming. As the Seniors’ Centre has evolved and our members’ needs have changed, our programming staff have implemented activities to better suit these requirements as well as popular classes that draw growing numbers each week and have facilitated the development of new friendships and bonds. Our Seniors’ Activity Centre at the Cobourg Community Centre is much more than a facility, it is a community of friends.
The letter from the Seniors’ Activity Centre says:
Starting Monday, January 6th Bridge, Camera Club, Partner Bridge and Euchre will be joining the Seniors’ Activity Centre at the Cobourg Community Centre. Programs will be held on the same days and times and will be assigned a dedicated room each week.
For questions please contact Allison Greer at 905-372-7371 ext: 8410.
I confirmed that Tai Chi will also be at the CCC. There was a rumour that the Market Building will now be used to provide a warming centre for homeless people but Communications Officer Ashley Purdy said that this was not true. There has been no word on what other functions would be located at the Building.
- Winter Schedule – Items showing Market Building location will now be at the CCC.
- Seniors’ Action Plan – 14 Feb 2015