Open house increases membership for seniors centre
Parkinson Activity Centre added more than 100 new members Saturday, bringing its total membership to approximately 1,500.
The increase came after the seniors centre hosted an open house at its new location beside Parkinson Recreation Centre.
Prospective members checked out the building that opened three months ago and discovered activities offered by the centre.
Currently, the centre provides over 20 different activities, ranging from yoga to bingo, on a weekly schedule
Zumba demonstrations and performances by Chordial Invitation: A barbershop harmony chorus and quartet, kept visitors entertained Saturday.
Carole Bridges, president of Parkinson Senior Society said those who stopped by were excited with the look of the new building.
"I think people are very impressed," said Bridges.
"As always with a new building, there are little things that need to be sorted out—but we're working with the city to gradually get things done."
Last week Capital News reported cracks have started to appear in the wood floor of the centre's main activity room.
Bridges pointed out the narrow cracks and said, as of yet, they haven't stopped organizers from providing any of centre's weekly activities.
"We have all types of physical activities in here and we haven't had anybody have any sort of situation with it yet.
"The company will be coming in—we expect in the first two or three weeks in July—to address whatever needs to be done to fix it."