The Aurora Seniors’ Centre will reopen its doors on Monday, September 28 with limited capacity, modified programming and new safety protocols. Programs and activities will include fitness classes, art classes and more.

“Town staff have worked closely with the Aurora Seniors Association, the Older Adults Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) and York Region Public Health to develop procedures and guidelines in accordance with provincial and regional health department regulations. This pandemic has impacted everyone, especially our seniors in the community who may be experiencing social isolation. Staff have taken every precaution to ensure the Aurora Seniors Centre is a safe place to return to and to provide programs and activities geared towards getting them back to being active and social once again,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas.

Facility cleaning and sanitization will be a priority and all shared program equipment will be cleaned after each use. Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the facility. Participants will be required to practice physical distancing and wear a face mask or covering in accordance with York Region’s guidelines. Exceptions will apply to those participating in physical activity.

Pre-registration will be required for all programs and activities and members are strongly encouraged to register online at aurora.ca/eplay by calling 905-727-3123 ext. 3610 or by dropping off the application form at the drop box available at the Aurora Seniors’ Centre entrance. Drop-in programs will not be available at this time.

Members are encouraged to book a facility tour ahead of the opening to view the facility and familiarize themselves with the new safety protocols implemented. Family members are welcome to attend. Facility tours will have a maximum of four participants per timeslot and are available from Monday, September 21 to Friday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. To book your pre-opening tour call 905-727-3123 ext. 3610.

Registration for the Fall Older Adult programs will begin on Monday, September 28 for residents. Non-resident registration will begin on Thursday, October 1. For more information on the reopening of the Aurora Seniors’ Centre, please visit aurora.ca/activeseniors or call 905-727-3123 ext. 3610.