Jammers – Doug Youngren, Convener
Nord-Bridge Music Makers Monday is one of the Centre’s most popular programs. If you enjoy music (playing or listening) stop by to be part of this jam, or sit back and enjoy the music. The Jammers meet in the Dunford Diner & Dunford Diner Annex each Monday from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. As seating is limited, there is a $2.00 fee for non-members to attend this program.
Music Makers – Jo-Ann Adams, Convener
The Nord-Bridge Music Makers is a group that gets together weekly to sing. The groups main focus is music and performing at different seniors’ health & housing facilities. The group meets weekly at Nord-Bridge in the Dunford Diner Annex on Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:30 am. New singers and acoustic instrumentalists are welcome.
Coffee Tea & You – Barb Leclair, Convener
Strangers are just friends we haven’t yet met. Do you have trouble going into a room full of people that you would love to have coffee with? Wish you had someone to have coffee with? Lots of seniors attend Nord-Bridge for exercise, cards, or art, but this group makes that special human connection. Here is your chance to come and meet others. This group meets every Tuesday at 10:00 am in the Dunford Diner.
Out and About & Coffee Too
Live alone? Need a buddy to socialize with over coffee or someone to go shopping with? Out and About & Coffee Too is the program for you. This program will get you out and about for a ride on the Nord-Bridge Go-Friendly Shuttle Bus #2. For more information on this new program please see Val or Maria at the Reception Desk.
Go – Friendly Bus Outings
Wanting to get out and explore new and fun places in and around Lethbridge for a day? We have various bus outings happening every month of the year. This is a great social program to learn something new and make new friends. They venture out all the way to Cranbrook (for over night trips), Fort Macleod, and of course to favorite local destinations in town. Members and non-members (at an additional cost) are always welcome. We are always looking for new destination suggestions, so please feel free to let us know! For more information please contact Val at the Front Reception Desk.
L-SKIP (Lethbridge Seniors’ and Kids’ Intergenerational Program)
This program is a partnership between Lethbridge Family Center, Lethbridge Sport Council, Lethbridge Public Library, and Nord-Bridge Seniors. In the spring of 2017 this successful pilot program was launched which saw pre-school aged kids paired with Nord-Bridge members for a one hour program, once a week for three weeks. The first 30 minutes involved Nord-Bridge members engaging in physical motor skilled activities (ie. Bean Bag toss and parachute games) with the preschoolers. Followed by a small nutritious snack and refreshment and wrapping up with Nord-Bridge Members reading to the preschoolers. The aim of this social program is increase the intergenerational connections. This will begin on Tuesdays starting September 24 – October 29 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Hall. If you’re interested in volunteering for this program, please sign up beside the front reception desk as soon as possible as spaces will fill up fast! Any questions, please contact Ashley at 403-329-3222.
Its A Blast! Program
This summer program is another partnership between the Lethbridge Community Out of School Association- Its a BLAST program and Nord-Bridge Seniors. Children between the ages of 6 – 12 years old were invited in July 2018 for the first time to play board games with our senior members and create those lasting relationships between senior and child. They stayed for an hour in which the first half was interacting and playing games and the other half was refreshments and snacks. We hope to see them again next summer! It was a BLAST!
Park Meadows Elementary School
This program is a partnership between Park Meadows Elementary school and Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre. Originally started in March of 2018, this successful pilot program was launched which saw 80 children in grades 4 and 5 come in and play board games with the seniors for an hour and half. The classes were split into two different days. The goal was achieved of creating intergenerational bonds between children and seniors. Keep an eye out for new dates in 2019, we are always looking for senior volunteers.