Parkside Centre without Walls

Parkside Centre without Walls

ParkSide Centre Without Walls 
A new Series of Programs Offered by the ParkSide Centre 

ParkSide Centre Without Walls (PCWW) is easy to join and enjoy. Now seniors in our area can be part of a community from the comfort of their own home. No computer or internet needed, just a phone call connects participants with educational, health and wellness, travelogues, local history and games sessions Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, just to start. Seniors are not alone when they join this interactive virtual seniors’ centre. It’s fun, free and easy! 

What is PCWW? 

It is a free telephone and internet program that offers recreation activities, health & wellness seminars, educational series and general conversations to seniors and adults with physical disabilities who find it difficult to access regular community centres in person or who may not be able to leave home for extended periods of time. The ParkSide Centre Without Walls (PCWW) is as simple as just picking up your telephone! 

Through the use of multi-person phone calls, PCWW provides the opportunity for participants to join in on health and wellness seminars, educational lectures, brain-stimulating activities, listen to live musical entertainment, join in on general conversations, and make new and meaningful friendships – all from the comforts of home!  It works just the same as attending a class or a lecture at the centre, but instead it is facilitated over the telephone. 

ParkSide Centre Without Walls Basics: - Programs are multi-person phone conversations (or conference calls). - No special equipment needed – just your average phone! - Each phone session lasts between 30-60 minutes on the phone. - All you have to do is pick up your phone and call the number provided. - Each phone session averages 6-10 people on the call. - You are able to hear each other, talk to one another, learn, and/or just have fun! - You must pre-register for all classes in the ParkSide Centre Without Walls Program! 

Who is eligible? Individuals 50+ and/or adults with physical disabilities 18+ living in Northeastern Ontario. If you or someone you know is finding it difficult to get out and be part of the community, ParkSide Centre Without Walls is a virtual, dependable support group and learning centre. Try it out, spread the word. For more information contact Natalie Labbee at the ParkSide Centre at 705-673-6227 ext.231. 

ParkSide Centre Without Walls

We have been adding programs on our ParkSide Centre Without Walls format and it is interesting to note that we have had viewers from as far away as Georgia and British Columbia join us for some of the programs. We recognize that there are situations where someone who wants to participate in a class or watch live entertainment does not have enough experience on the computer to easily participate.

The ParkSide Centre will continue to offer one-on-one training for those who need a little help accessing programs like Zoom, Facebook or Skype that will allow them to more easily participate in the programs offered. If you need some help to access these services, please call us at (705) 673-6227.


Learning About Zoom

Join ParkSide Centre member, Peter Marshall as he navigates you through all the fun ways to get connected and familiar with ZOOM! From learning about the settings, to starting your own Zoom meeting, to changing your background, your name, and using the Chat Box, Pete will walk you through all the fun ways to use this virtual program to stay connected with friends, family and community.

April 7, 2021
1:00 pm

Get More Acquainted with Your Tablet

If you have a new tablet and want to learn how to use it in ways that are useful for you? We will run separate classes for Apple iPads and Android Tablets like Samsung and all the others.

These online classes will help you get the most out of your devices.

Apple iPad 
April 14, 2021
1:00 pm

Android Tablets (Samsung, Acer, Nexus, Lenovo, etc.) 
April 21, 2021
1:00 pm

How to Navigate Facebook 

Facebook is everywhere and many people use this free social networking service. However, there are ways to control who sees your information and who can share it. Peter Marshall will show you how to access all of the settings available in Facebook so that you can be comfortable using it and he will also show you a few tips on how to evaluate whether the infor-mation that you see on Facebook is accurate.

May 5, 2021
1:00 pm 


Walk 25

A fun, low impact, group virtual Walking program that incorporates simple, practical everyday movements. You will get 25 Minutes of activity geared to Older Adults.

Tuesdays & Fridays
April 6 - June 25, 2021
11:00 am

Cook-2-Gether: Tuesdays in the Kitchen!

What better way to enjoy cooking, than by doing it with friends! Join us LIVE on ZOOM as we chop, dice, stir, sauté and create some delicious meals together! It is sure to be a fun time!

All you need to do is have the ingredients on hand and we will make it together from the comfort of our own kitchens! So excited to have you join us!

Check out our Monthly Newsletters for the Feature Recipe and Ingredients!

April 6 and 20, 2021
May 11 and 25, 2021
June 8 and 22, 2021
12:00 pm

Chair Cardio Drumming

Chair Cardio Drumming is an excellent way to have fun and get exercise while seated in the comfort of your home on ZOOM! Percussion and a rapid beat are linked to increased focus, higher-level thinking and enhanced decision-making skills by altering brain blood flow and brainwave frequencies.

You will enjoy all of the benefits of drumming to a fun playlist of favorite songs that you will enjoy and sing along to! All you need is a comfortable and sturdy chair, a set of drumsticks, a plastic container that fits between your legs and can flip upside down.

Mondays and Wednesdays
April 5 to April 28, 2021
2:00 pm

COVID-19 Vaccinations

As the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccinations continues in the community, the number of questions being asked by our members continues to rise. In response to these, we have invited Natalie Philippe, RN/IA from the School Health, Vaccine Preventable Disease & Covid Prevention Division of Public Health Sudbury & District. Join us to find out which vaccine you should take, the safety and efficacy of the vaccines and how the rollout is being conducted. To register, please contact the ParkSide Centre at (705) 673-6227.

April 8, 2021
2:00 pm

The Love/Hate Relationship We Have With Our Hearing Aids

“What is my best case scenario?” Join Audiologist, Samuel Bruer as he takes you thru an engaging and practical session about all the ups and downs of using hearing aids and protecting our hearing as we age.

April 9, 2021
1:00 pm 

Pain and Chronic Illness

Join Karine Legace, Physiotherapist for a focus on Mobility!

Parkinson and Mobility
April 15, 2021
2:30 pm

Stroke and Mobility
May 20, 2021

Pain and Mobility
June 17, 2021

Parkinson’s Mobility Program

Join Denise from Kinnect to Wellness for a low-impact exercise program designed to benefit those diagnosed with Parkinson's. The program focuses on improving posture, range of motion, muscle strength and endurance, as well as flexibility, relaxation, balance and coordination. This progressive program will greatly enhance one's quality of life while preventing the negative side effects of inactivity to help with the symptoms of this neurological disease. Participants must be able to ambulate on their own without supervision.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Sexuality In Aging
Birgit Pianosi, Associate Professor, Gerontology
Laurentian University

We do not discuss sexuality enough when considering the lives of older adults. It is easy to assume that aging brings dramatic changes and that sexuality is not a topic that concerns older adults to any great degree. Sometimes, however, events bring about a dramatic shift in awareness and understanding. Sexuality is an aspect of human development often ignored at various stages of life, especially late life. With the aging of society, increased longevity, improved health, and rising affluence, the understanding of normal sexual development in aging humans becomes progressively more important.

April 12, 2021
1:00 pm

Introducing a new Presenter! Mr. Aubrey Millard 

Aubrey completed his Bachelors degree at McMaster University and his Masters degree at the University of Toronto, both in Psychology. He started out as a school psychologist and psychometrician for the Toronto Board of Education, before going into Guidance work at the secondary school level. Aubrey has been the Head of Guidance at Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School and at Espanola High School. He has worked a session for the Sudbury Algoma San (where he developed his interest in clinical hypnotherapy), and taught psychology extension courses for Laurentian University, and Guidance courses for the Ontario Ministry of Education. As a registered psychologist, Aubrey has taken advanced courses in clinical hypnotherapy from the Ontario Society for Clinical Hypnosis and the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis.

As a naval reserve officer in addition to his shipboard and clearance diving duties, he also worked with alcohol and substance abuse programs, as well as smoking cessation programs, at the base hospitals in Halifax and overseas at our bases in Lahr, and Baden in Germany.

He conducted Stress Management programs for the Mississauga Family services for several years, as well as independent group programs for Quit Smoking and Weight Control.

Since retiring several years ago he and his wife have been living on their 32 sailboat, having crossed the Atlantic Ocean and sailing northern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea before returning to sail the east coast from Newfoundland to Honduras and the west coast from Alaska to Costa Rica. He loves the north and had been living in Elliot Lake the past few years.

Stress Management - Presented by Aubrey Millard 

This three-part program will discuss stress, what it is, what it does to the body, and provide deep relaxation strategies to effectively deal with stress and its effects. This is not just a seminar about stress, but also a workshop whereby participants will be asked to use progressive muscle relaxation, breathing techniques, guided mental imagery, and forms of meditation and self-hypnosis during the sessions, and to practice such on a daily basis between each.

All sessions will end with one or more of such relaxation exercises. Each session will review and build upon the material learned in previous sessions. This program wants active participants who want to learn and practice stress control techniques not only during this program, but also as part of their lifestyle.

April 22, 2021
April 29, 2021
May 6, 2021
3:00 pm

Weight Control - Presented by Aubrey Millard

This seminar is intended to give people some strategies for controlling their weight problems. It will focus on a few psychological strategies using relaxation, mental imaging, and eating techniques to gain more control over eating habits. This does not advocate any particular diet system, but is compatible with many weight loss diets or other weight control programs. When people learn relaxation strategies they can gain more control over their eating and exercise lifestyles.

May 11, 2021
3:00 pm

Breathwork & Breathing

Breathwork is rejuvenating; it is a gentle workout for your inner body. An energy practice you can do, anytime, that helps to get things flowing and moving. It helps with your anxiety and mental wellbeing. It is both nurturing and a proven science.

April 20 - June 8, 2021
11:00 am
$40.00 Minimum 6 Registered for the Class to Proceed
Instructor: Anna Le-Grie from Awakenings

Chair Yoga

If you have ever wanted to try doing Yoga and have challenges (or not), physical or other, then this class is for you! This class is offered to those who have physical challenges, chronic pain, and other conditions or to those who wish to expand and deepen their yoga practice. Breathwork, visualization and meditation will be taught and in the latter portion of the program, the use of small hand weights will be introduced.

Yoga can be learned and practiced at any age. Learning Yoga in one’s senior years can add longevity, vitality, endurance, flexibility, strength and balance to your life. Imagine all this as well as an increased sense of well-being! Yoga is said to be the perfect exercise because it unites not only the physical aspects of a person, but also the mental, spiritual and emotional parts of us and as Marilyn’s chair yoga teacher said “Chair yoga is not for sissies! You can be challenged.” Come enjoy, laugh, have fun and get strong.

Tuesday and Thursday
April 27 - June 24, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Instructor: Marilyn Hurst

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga increases your flexibility, stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues be-tween the muscles and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas. Poses or asanas are held for a longer period of time 3-10 minutes typically.

Please call us for start dates.
1:00 - 2:00 pm
$40.00 (A minimum of 8 people are required for this class to run.)
Led by Kim Price

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga, which utilizes props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses, and thus, surrender to the pose. Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total relaxation. Restorative yoga is a type of yoga known for its relaxing, calming and healing effect.

Both restorative and Zin classes are suitable for all participants wanting to try and these classes will expose you to both styles. The props that participants can use are a yoga mat, bolsters, blocks and blankets. If they do not have these props things from their homes can be used like towels, books and large pillows.

Please call for start dates.
1:00 - 2:00 pm
$40.00 (Requires minimum of 8 people for this class)
Led by Kim Price

Chair Fitness

Stay fit in the comfort of your own home while sitting down! Chair fitness gives you the support you need while you focus on flexibility, posture and progression to a stronger, healthier you. Understanding and working with your unique abilities. Having the option of standing or sitting during the 40 minute workout gives you the freedom to mix it up.

What do you get? 
- Full body workout
- Cardio Stretch
- Core builder
- Low back stability
- All around Strength
- Posture correction
- Injury prevention
- Confidence 

Have a seat with Linda, your personal fitness coach. 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
April 6 - May 26, 2021
2:00 pm 
$55.00 per person (Minimum 8 people required for class to proceed.) 

Timberwolf Golf Lessons

The Parkside Centre has teamed up again with the Timberwolf Golf Academy to provide Parkside members with golf lessons at a discounted rate. This is the most cost efficient method to get professional coaching regardless of skill level and it is a fantastic opportunity to meet other golfers in a non-intimidating setting.

There will be a maximum of eight participants to allow for plenty of personal attention from the instructor. Coaching topics include equipment, fundamentals, full swing, short game, rules and etiquette. There will also be an on-course lesson to ease the transition from the driving range to the course and to improve your course management skills. Classes will run for 4 weeks, Every Tuesday at 1:30. Register with The Parkside Centre by calling 705-673-6227.

June 1 - June 22, 2021
1:30 - 2:30 pm
$113.00 includes HST

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is a fun and exciting program! It is designed for the active older adult, the true beginner, or people who may be limited physically. Zumba Gold is done at a lower intensi-ty, not as fast, but certainly just as fun. The same great Latin styles of music and dance are used.

10:00 am - 11:00 pm
$5.00 per class

Zumba Gold Toning

A program tailored for active older adults who want to focus on muscle conditioning and light weight activity. Zumba Gold-Toning blends the Zumba party you love at a slower pace with a redefining total body workout using Zumba Toning Sticks to shake up those muscles!

This class will help to prevent a dramatic reduction in muscle mass, muscle strength, atrophy and sarcopenia (loss of skeletal muscle mass). Walk in ready to have a blast and tone up, leave exhilarated and empowered!

10:00 am - 10:45 am
$5.00 per class

Gentle Hatha Yoga

Gentle Hatha Yoga classes will consist of breath work, guided imagery, basic asanas (poses), relaxation and meditation. The asanas help build flexibility, endurance, balance and strength. Yoga is therapeutic for anxiety, stress and depression and greatly improves general health and well-being. Classes are an hour long in order to provide time for relaxation.

April 7 - June 23, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 am
Led by Dawn Condon

Gentle Hatha Yoga - Beginner Level 2

Beginner Level 2 Gentle Hatha Yoga is designed for those who have a good understanding of the basics of yoga postures, and have begun to explore a wider variety of poses and styles. The beginner level 2 student understands the relationship between breath and movement.

April 7 - June 23, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Led by Dawn Condon

Urban Poling

The Parkside Centre has hosted free urban poling/ Nordic walking classes in partnership with the Rainbow Routes, Trails4Life Program for the past two years. We will continue to support this activity this winter, but please make sure that you are wearing cleats or traction devices on your shoes once the snow comes. Urban poling uses 90% more muscles than just walking and turns walking into full body workout! It improves your posture, balance and stability! This is a low-impact work-out that reduces impact on knee and hip joints and is great for rehabilitation. Meet the group at Bell Park at the Elizabeth Street entrance. The instructor has completed the urban poling seminar on Covid-19 and can lead a one-on-one lesson if required.

April 1 - June 24, 2021
11:00 am

Assistive Devices Program

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care runs the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to help people who have long-term physical disabilities get needed equipment and supplies. In some cases, ADP pays 75 per cent of the cost of items like wheeled walkers or rollators.

Usually, your doctor will refer you to an "authorizer". This is a health care professional registered with ADP. The authorizer will assess whether you meet ADP funding criteria, measure you for a wheeled walker and fill in the appropriate form.

The Parkside Centre, in partnership with the Stay On Your Feet Sudbury & Manitoulin Falls Prevention Coalition, has been able to secure the services of a Physiotherapist who is trained and registered to deliver this type of service. These assessments at the Parkside Centre are free of charge.

Initial appointments will be completed by telephone and second appointments will then be set for clients to meet at a supplier’s location.

Call us at 705.673.6227 if you would like to make an appointment.


Dancin’ Feet In Motion

If you are looking for something enjoyable and fun to do in your spare time, try our Line Dance classes where you will learn new and standard line dances in a comfortable, welcoming, fun-filled class. Since you dance on your own, line dancing is ideal for singles and for partners of non-dancers. It is also wonderful for people who want a social activity that doesn't involve dating, partnering or going to a bar to enjoy! People with two left feet are welcome!

Even though it is called “Country-Western Line Dancing” opposed to “Traditional Line Dancing”, it is now modern, urban sophistication, swing syncopations, flowing waltz and nightclub rhythms, and dances with a Latin flavor. We are still dancing in lines but are enjoying a large variety of music. Line dancing has evolved to offer everyone fun and enjoyment and will keep you coming back for more.

For more information on the program and what you need, call ParkSide Centre member Carol Larocque at 705-525-0448, or visit the Dancin’ Feet in Motion website at


High Beginner **
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
$1.00 per Virtual Class

Improvers **
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
$1.00 per Virtual Class

**Previous line dance experience of at least 1 year is required to attend these classes. If you are not sure about your level, please call Carol at 705-525-0448.

Beginners Line Dancing
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
$1.00 per Virtual Class

Ballroom Line Dancing

In this class, instructor Jan Fregonese will teach you the fundamentals of a variety of Ballroom Dances, without the concern about leading or following your partner. She will lead you through a collection of choreographed ballroom steps performed in a line formation.

The various movements involve a variety of walking, swiveling or turning movements done to the music of many Latin dances such as the Cha Cha, Mambo, Samba, Rumba, and the Merengue.

Mondays and Fridays
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Let’s Make Gnomes! 

What you will need:

For the body: It can be an empty plastic pop bottle (with the cap), empty Coffee Mate container, juice jug or simply a plastic reusable water bottle (you can buy one the size you wish at Dollar Tree or Dollarama).

For the nose: You can use an old pantyhose and stuffing from an old pillow or stuffed animal you no longer use. You can also purchase Cedar wooden balls (found in the laundry/air freshener section at Dollarama).

For the beard: The best place to find the beard is at Fabricland. The white beard is great for making a moustache and it is on sale right now for $5.49 per meter. Ask them to cut 0.2 meters of it. There are many colours to choose from but the others are more expensive.

Ears & Embellishments: Choose any type of decoration. You can find plastic Easter Eggs, Flowers, mini garden tools, children’s bows, felt, ribbon, twine etc. all at Dollarama or Dollar Tree. Get creative with colors and designs that go with your home de cor! It doesn’t have to be Easter theme. Get Creative!

Other Items: 

- Mini Hot Glue Gun & Lots of Glue Sticks (approximately five sticks for each Gnome)
- One pair of Fleece Socks (Adult size) with patterns of your choice or material (an old shirt with a pattern you like that you no longer wear etc.).

April 1, 2021
2:00 pm

Drawing and Painting With Helen

Learn to draw and paint through the use of different approaches and media. This relaxed, welcoming environment encourages observational and imaginative art, all well developing skills with regards to the use of tone, line, and a range of techniques.

Helen is a multi-media artist who works in graphite, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, collage and most recently oil. Her educational background in the visual arts is a two year foundational course and a three year advanced  diploma in fine arts with a major in graphic design from Cambrian College.  She has also designed and created two online courses in the foundation of drawing and acrylic painting.  You can find Helen on Facebook @Helen Townend. Visual artist and Instagram @helentownendart

April 14 – June 16, 2021 
9:00am to 12:00 pm
$60.00 per person
Facilitated Studio Session – Open Studio with Judith 

A relaxed creative environment where group members can pursue their own art interests, with support and guidance from the facilitator, Judith Duncan. Participants will bring their own materials for the work they wish to pursue, although the facilitator may occasionally introduce group members to different materials/media.

The group will essentially be unstructured for the most part, and will meet on Saturdays, facilitator allowing. These sessions are available via the Parkside Zoom account.

April 10 - June 19, 2021 (no classes on May 22, 2021)
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
$60.00 members 


What is Coffee Talk?

Coffee Talk is a group of people that gather on the telephone three times a week to chat about all sorts of topics to help relieve the feelings that isolation and living alone can bring. The best part is that it is free and all you need is a telephone to participate! We call you!

When COVID-19 hit and social restriction policies came into place, it overwhelmingly changed the way that we operate. For many people, it may have meant complete isolation as we ceased many of the meaningful activities that we used to look forward to attending.

Coffee Talk is for everyone! Each month, we have a variety of interesting topics to start from and there is no telling where the conversations are going to go from there! One thing is for sure….you will 100% feel brighter about your day and share some laughs! It is a wonderful, supportive group of men and women so connect with us and have some fun!

Every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 11:00 am.


Below are a series of slide presentations with live commentary by Aubrey and Judy Millard who have been Living the Dream for 20 years on their Ontario 32 foot sloop, Veleda IV, sailing the world. Each presentation takes 45 to 65 minutes with ample time for questions and answers about their itinerant lifestyle. Aubrey and Judy are currently living in Elliot Lake and planning to bring Veleda IV from Mexico back to the North Channel of Lake Huron when border openings permit.

Thursdays at 3:00 pm
April 7 - Living the Dream Part 1: Great Lake to the Mediterranean
April 14 - Living the dream Part 2: The Caribbean
April 21 - Living the Dream Part 3: East Coast from Newfoundland to Key West
April 28 - Living the Dream Part 4: The Yucatan and Central America
May 5 - Living the Dream Part 5: West Coast -The San Juan and Gulf Islands
May 12 - Living the Dream Part 6: Desolation Sound and the Broughton Islands
May 19 - Living the Dream Part 7: North to Alaska
May 26 - Living the Dream Part 8: Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island west coast
June 2 - Living the Dream Part 9: West Coast of the U.S.A.
June 9 - Living the Dream Part 10: The Baja and Sea of Cortez in Mexico

Gardening in the Shade
A Virtual Presentation by Anna Leggatt 

Anna Leggatt is a former Secondary School teacher of botany and chemistry who worked for 30 years at the Kortright Centre for Conservation. She is the past Chair of the Ontario Rock Garden Society and Past Director of the North American Rock Garden Society. She has also been a Program Director for the East York Garden Club and is a Master Gardener. Anna belongs to Rock Garden Societies in other countries and other horticultural and nature groups such as the Hardy Plant Societies and Greater Toronto Bulb Society.

Anna has written articles for Toronto Life Gardening, Landscape Ontario, and the Globe and Mail, and has submitted articles for Toronto Botanical Garden’s publication – Trellis, the Journal of the Ontario Rock Garden Society, NARGS, and the Dutch Rock Garden Society. She received the NARGS Marvin Black Award in 2017, and a Silver Award from GARDENCOMM in 2016.

She calls herself a MAD GARDENER, gardening in a comparatively large garden in Toronto with lots of shade and visiting mink, deer and groundhogs. She loves shrubs, bulbs, rock gardening, wildflowers, Japanese effects, working with stone and changing her garden design. She would like to grow vegetables, but unfortunately the deer and groundhogs would like her to do that as well.

April 25, 2021
2:00 pm

Beyond the Pail: Wild Ideas with Pots and Planters
A Virtual Presentation by David Hobson 

David Hobson has ink stains on his green thumb! He lives in Waterloo, Ontario, where he loves to watch things grow — his children, his garden, his friends, and his compost heap (which should eventually shrink). David was born and raised in Yorkshire, England, but has made Canada his home. A humorist, storyteller, and photographer, he is a popular speaker at horticultural societies and gardening clubs, where he shares the humour and passion of a lifelong gardener. For twenty years he has been the weekly garden columnist for The Waterloo Region Record. His articles have also appeared in Garden Making magazine, Grand magazine, and Canadian Gardening magazine.

"Beyond the Pail: Wild Ideas with Pots and Planters" is presented by someone who fills almost a hundred unique and unusual pots and planters each year, everything you need to know for success. This presentation will cover all aspects of pots, plants, soil, mulch, fertilizer, and water; all with a dash of humour.

David Hobson shares his photo gallery at and publishes his blog at

May 30, 2021
2:00 pm

Memoir Writing Club

Pursue Memoir Writing, offer support and encouragement to each other, share writings orally with the group. This group is a non-judgmental way to write your memoirs.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ParkSide Creative Writing 

Do you want to improve your writing skills? This group offers: workshops; peer exchange; knowledge sharing and presentations by published authors. Join us. You will become a better writer.

Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the Month
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Government of Canada: Services for Seniors

Do you have questions about CPP, Old Age Security, Retirement Allowance, GST, Common Tax Credits, Tax Free Savings Accounts, Canada Caregiver Credit, Medical Expenses, Pension Income Splitting and more!

Part 1 - Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Part 2 - Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Just in case you miss it:
Part 1 - Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Part 2 - Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Persons with Disabilities Seminar

Learn about the Disability Tax Credit, Eligibility, how to apply for the T2201, claiming the credit, what happens after you apply, Canada Caregiver Credit, Medical Expense Tax Credit, and more!

Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Just in case you miss it:

Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Scams: How to Protect Yourself

Don’t Get Scammed! Over the phone the CRA will never… Emails from the CRA never… When in Doubt ask yourself…

May 11, 2021
2:00 pm

Safety for Seniors

Prevention tips and things to consider for keeping you safe at home, on the street, away from home and in your vehicle.

May 6, 2021
1:00 pm

Elder Abuse 
June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month 

Each year hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. It hap-pens to men and women alike. The World Health Organization defines elder abuse as, "Single or repeated acts, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within a relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person." Learn about the warning signs of elder abuse and how to protect yourself and others from becoming a victim.

June 3, 2021
1:00 pm
Presented by Lise Perreault with Greater Sudbury Police Services.

Estate Planning 1: Wills & Probate

Most people can say that they have a Will. However, they have not been reviewed or updated in quite some time. Even though most of your wishes are the same as they were when the Will was drafted, tax laws and regulations have changed and could cost your loved ones thousands.

Join us at this seminar to get a better idea on whether you need to have your documents reviewed!We hope you and a guest will join us. Do not leave your future to chance.

May 12, 2021
2:00 pm

Estate Planning 2: Power of Attorney

Did you know that the Power of Attorney is one of the most important documents to have while you are still alive? Did you know that everyone should have two Powers of Attorneys? Have you reviewed your Powers of Attorney within the past 5 years? If the answer to any of these questions is NO then this seminar is for you! We hope you and a guest will join us.

To register, please call the ParkSide Centre at 705-673-6227. Don’t leave your future to chance.

May 19, 2021
2:00 pm

Estate Planning: Investments and Your Estate Plan

Although Powers of Attorney and Wills are the things people think of the most when considering an Estate Plan, the structure of your investments and the investments you hold can cost you tens of thousands of dollars if not structured properly. The biggest mistake people make is that they assume everything is fine. During this presentation, we will discuss the items that you should look at and consider.

May 26, 2021
2:00 pm


Music & Entertainment 

Join us live on Facebook for a variety of local musical entertainment. Be sure to check out our monthly newsletters for highlights on who will be performing!

Every Friday at 11:00 am

Sudbury Shutterbugs

We consist of lifelong photography enthusiasts, to first time camera owners. Please come out to our meetings and share in our love for photography. Please come out to our meetings and share in our love for photography. Our mission is to share and expand our knowledge about the art of photography, bringing together people of all knowledge levels from professionals to amateurs. We strive to have an open forum to discuss matters that are of interest to the members, to share our pictures, and to help members grow as photographers. If you enjoy taking pictures no matter your skill level, equipment, come on out to the Parkside Centre the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Contact Harriet Kideckel at for meeting details.


Are you afraid to speak in front of a crowd?  Are you interested in further developing your leadership skills such as time management and organization? WE WANT YOU!

Toastmasters International is an organization dedicated to the development of leadership and speaking skills ( ). We invite you to come out as a guest to a meeting convenient for you. We have three (3) Toastmasters clubs meeting at the Parkside Centre at the following times:

Monday:      Sudbury Toastmasters Club #2816, from 7-9pm (from September to June)
Wednesday:   Sudbury Noon Hour Speakers Club from 12-1pm (all year round)
Thursday:    Greater Sudbury Speakers Club from 7-9pm (from September to June)

Please note that meetings will be held virtually until we can safely reopen.

For more information, feel free to contact these people for more information about each group.

Sudbury Toastmasters Club #2816       
Sudbury Noon Hour Speakers Club
Greater Sudbury Speakers Club         

Looking forward to seeing you!

Sudbury District Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society

This group provides tips on how to trace your Family Tree. Share your successes with like-minded family historians and learn from interesting speakers and knowledgeable researchers. Meeting nights are usually at 7:00 pm on the third Monday of each month, excluding July and August. We normally meet at the Parkside Centre, the general public is welcome. Currently OGS meetings are held on the Ontario Genealogical Society Zoom site. Contact the OGS for details at