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The Association is a non-profit, charitable organization (Charitable Registration #118981935RR0001). It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and operated by a handful of dedicated employees who manage the various departments.
The Association receives some funding from the City of Kingston through purchase of service agreements. But most of its funds come from self-generated membership and activity fees, from sales of food, crafts and used books, from donations, and from various fundraising activities.
Background & Location
In 2011 we celebrated our 35th Anniversary of serving seniors in the Greater Kingston area. We are membership driven with over 5000 members - "seniors" of all ages. Since 2001 we have been located at 56 Francis Street in Portsmouth Village. We have program rooms, a computer lab, a woodworking shop, a restaurant, a cafe, a full-size gymnasium as well as a mini-gym.
Tour The Centre
Visitors are encouraged to drop in for a tour guided by one of our greeters. See our comfortable air conditioned building, meet the staff and learn what we do.
Learn & Play
Our members take part in over 150 different Programs throughout the year at The Centre including art and language classes, keyboarding, computer instruction, monthly dances, multicultural events, to name a few.
Many of our rooms are available to rent
Help & Support Services
We offer Services such as a frozen food program, counselling, expert advice, and foot care to all seniors throughout the Greater Kingston region. We also provide information and referral services.
Trips & Travel
We offer one day, multi-day and extended trips to Ontario, Quebec and beyond to members and friends.
We could not operate without the skills, support and hard work of more than 650 volunteers.
Throughout the year, we host special fundraising events such as Fogies & Friends Golf Tournament, Festive Fare Food & Wine Tasting and theatre galas. These are open to the general public.
Members Newsletter - Vista
Finally, there is our monthly publication, Vista, which keeps all our members up to date on what is going on at The Centre. At the left you can get a sampling from a recent issue.