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Flamborough Seniors: Programs to keep you active

Shelley Scott, executive director, Flamborough Information and Community Services

Let’s start off the New Year with some great fun and exercise like line dancing and clogging. Come join the fun while improving fitness and mind power.  Sing and dance simultaneously to popular tunes from the 40s, 50s, and 60s.

Line dancing will be starting on Monday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.

Clogging, a traditional percussive folk dance that is similar to tap dancing, is also a great form of exercise and can help develop flexibility, as well as assist with coordination and gracefulness.

Special shoes are used when clogging to emphasize the tapping sounds. These are usually soft leather shoes with hard soles with attached metal taps. But no shoes are required to start learning how to clog.

For information on line dancing and clogging, call Dancing Debbie at 289-679-0262. Both dance classes will be held at Sealey Park Scout Hall at 115 Main St. South in Waterdown.

If you are a senior, who likes to get out and shop but don’t drive or have access to transportation, the Community Bus program will fill your needs!

This program, offered by Flamborough Information and Community Services (FICS) and DARTS, runs each Friday. The bus picks up seniors at their house and takes them where they can shop. The bus goes to the Food Basics and Fortinos plaza in Ancaster or Walmart in Waterdown before bringing shoppers back home.

Individuals interested in taking part in the Community Bus Shopping Program must register with FICS  by Wednesday noon each week. A return trip costs $7. Call 905-689-7880 for more information or to register.

Sendial shopping program

The Sendial program, a partnership between FICS and Sobeys grocery store, aims to help seniors unable to leave their homes to shop for groceries.

A FICS volunteer will call the client at their home on a designated day of the week and get a list of the groceries they need.   The next day, a volunteer will shop for the groceries and deliver them to the client’s house. There is a $5 charge for this service.

Submitted by Shelley Scott at Flamborough Information and Community Services at 905-689-7880

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