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Senior Friendship Club News and Events

It's hard to believe how quickly the summer has flown, that school is back and we are seeing a weather change with cooler nights.

The Seniors Friendship Club has lots of exciting Fall Events planned – be sure to mark your calendar and watch for the SFC calendar to be available soon.

Don’t forget to come out to the Community Registration/Information Night TONIGHT September 4th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. We will be there, so come to our registration table where we will have all the information about the Seniors Friendship Club and the exciting events which we have coming up. Fall Events calendars will be available. This will be held at Mackenzie Community School (double gym).

Spectacle Lake (Barry’s Bay) October 4th, 2019 Come and join us for a lovely buffet lunch ($20.00 to $22.00) and enjoy the fall colours at Spectacle Lake's beautiful Lakeside Smokehouse dining room. We will be leaving the Valu-mart parking lot at 10:30 and arrive at noon at the beautiful lake to enjoy a lovely lunch. The cost of transportation is extra and will be determined once we have our final numbers. We will return at approximately 3 pm. If you are interested in this event please contact Maryanne at 613-584-3166 or email

Winter is coming, and keeping seniors active and safe is our goal. ‘Ice Cleats’ are used by outdoor workers in several Ontario counties. The SFC has found a supplier, purchased a quantity and will be selling them at a reduced price to members. Ice Cleats are easy to put on boots which have a step at the heel (but may not work for tennis-shoe soles). An adjustable elastic strap rotates the pad to the top of footwear for indoor wear or while driving. The rubber pad contains 5 tungsten carbide studs, pad is 44 mm by 77 mm (1.75 by 3 inches); thickness is 8 mm (0.3 inches). Price for SFC members is $25. These will be available for sale at registration night, at our monthly socials or by contacting SFC as shown below.

September 10 th - Finances for Seniors presented by Leo Buckley, will be held at the CEC at 1:30. We will also welcome Janet Burns who will read two poems. Refreshments and snacks will be available.

Also starting again on September 10th at 1:30 to 3:30 pool will resume at Wayne Workmen’s, 10 Newton Street. Everyone is welcome to join Wayne around his table for a great game of pool but space is limited so give Wayne a call at 613-584-2385.

“Be Seen Ya" OACAO Seniors Active Living Fair September 18th September 18th “Be Seen Ya” OACAO Seniors Active Living Fair will be held at the Deep River Legion from 10 am to 2 pm. Please mark your calendars for this fantastic event where there will be:

Free admission open for everyone

Free events

Free healthy snacks prepared by Maven Catering




Giveaways and so much more

The fair will have many exhibitors with information of interest for all. Seminars will also be held throughout the day. This event is hosted by the Seniors Friendship Club and Golden Years Deep River in partnership with the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) and sponsored by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility. There will be more info to come so please check out the Facebook page or website. This is a free event accessible to all.

55 Alive Mature Driving Education – date to be determined This course is designed for older drivers who wish to renew their driving skills. As we age changes occur in hearing, vision, flexibility, and reaction time. This program acknowledges the skills and experience gained throughout your driving career but teaches you how to adjust your driving habits to compensate for these changes. It will also help you gain more confidence behind the wheel, improve awareness, update you on traffic laws, and correct any bad driving habits you may have developed over your many years of driving. The course consists of in class. We are organizing this educational course for some time in the fall so if you are interested in this please contact Cathy as soon as possible so we can firm up a date. There will be a cost associated with this.

Monday, October 7th at the library Starting October 7th at 1:30 we will start our fit classes with Wendy. There will be a small fee for this and please note that there will be no class on Thanksgiving Monday. Come on out and join in the fun while staying healthy and fit.

Painting with Olga October 7th at 2:30 Also, on October 7th at 2:30 (after fit class) we will be having a paint afternoon with Olga where we will be painting a fall landscape with acrylics. There is room for 15 painters so contact Anne at if you are interested or contact Cathy below. No painting experience is necessary for this and a small fee will be charged. Check out our Facebook page and website to see the beautiful picture we will be painting.

October 22nd Marc Audet singer/songwriter will perform, playing guitar and singing his Canadiana roots folk music. Check out his website at and come out and support our wonderful local talent. This will be held at the CEC at 1:30. Refreshments and snacks will be available.

If you would like to know more about us please contact us at, our website is, or our Facebook page is Sfc Uov. Those without computers or wanting to reserve a place for trips may contact Cathy Chapman at 613-584-1577 or

The Corporation of the Town of Deep River
100 Deep River Road
P.O. Box 400
Deep River, ON K0J 1P0

Phone: 613-584-2000
Fax: 613-584-3237
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