Thorndale Seniors Programs


KURLING – 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon in the gym.  Kurling is a form of the original curling game, but adapted so that it can be played indoors on any flat surface, such as a sports hall, rather than on ice. The cost is $2.00 for members/$4.00 for non-members. Join the fun beginning on March 2nd.

CARPET BOWLING – 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. Carpet bowling is every Tuesday beginning March 2nd in meeting room #1. Come out and join this fun group and learn to play this enjoyable sport. The cost is $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members.


DRUMFIT – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the gym. DrumFIT is a fast-paced, non-competitive fitness program that combines music, movement and drumming. It is guaranteed to leave you smiling, inspired and wanting more!  This 8-week session begins March 4th at a cost of $50.00 for members & $60.00 for non-members. Drum sticks, exercise balls and bases all provided for this class. Certified DrumFit Instructor: Diana Schiedel. We encourage signing up for the 8-week sessions.

GUITAR LESSONS – 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.min meeting room #1. Learn to play the guitar with “Guitar Buddy”. This program begins March 4th and runs for 8 weeks at a cost of $48.00 members/$58.00 non-members. Bring your own guitar or rent one for $30.00 with the option to buy at the end of the session. Instructor: Diana Schiedel.


GENTLE YOGA – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in meeting room #1. Pay-as-you-go is $4.00.  A new 8-week session begins March 5th. Instructor: June Ross.

 TAI CHI – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in meeting room #1. A new 8-week session begins March 5th. Instructor: June Ross. Pay-as-you-go is $4.00.

Membership is $22.00/year.

For more information call 519-268-2025 or email [email protected].

VON Community Support Services

VON Community Support Services
Health Starts at Home: For more than 110 years, VON Middlesex-Elgin has been part of Canada’s largest national not-for-profit home and community care organization. VON offers a variety of programs and services in Thames Centre to keep you healthy, independent and safe.

Programs and Services available in Thames Centre:
Meals On Wheels Nutritious, affordable, home-cooked hot and frozen meals delivered to your home.
Volunteer and accessible transportation to your medical and social appointments.
Home Help
Light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, and grocery/errand shopping.
Volunteer Visiting
A one-on-one match with a volunteer who visits you in your home or on social outings.
Alzheimer Community Support Program
Support and education for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers.
Adult Day Program
Weekday program providing seniors and adults with a disability a day of recreation and social programs.
Congregate Dining & Social Events
Community meals, gatherings, social events, and educational presentations to promote health and wellness.
Security Checks & Telephone Re-assurance
In-person or telephone safety checks to ensure your safety and well-being.
Caregiver Support
Education and support for individuals and families caring for a loved one.
An in-home resource to have personal health information available in case of an emergency.
Hospice and Bereavement Services
Support for individuals with life-altering or life-limiting conditions and their caregivers, as well as for bereaved individuals.

For more information, contact VON Thames Centre office:
2066 Dorchester Rd., Dorchester
519-268-7028 ext. 211

Lions Seniors Centre

Lions Seniors Centre, Dorchester

now offering programs in the new Thorndale Lions Community Centre too!

Municipality of Thames Centre
Karen Gress
Seniors Centre Coordinator
Phone: (519) 268-7334 ext 708
[email protected]
2066 Dorchester Road
Dorchester, Ontario
N0L 1G2