Who We Are
The Uxbridge Senior Citizens' Club is a member of the United Senior Citizens of Ontario (USCO) and we have the same goals as the USCO, to promote wellness, health, fitness, safety and education to its members.
Our goal is to work to improve the social and recreational needs of older citizens and to keep before the Public, an awareness of Seniors in the community.
Early in the 1960's, a group of Senior Citizen's were meeting in each other's homes and going on bus trips. On October 8, 1963, Uxbridge Kinsmen Club member, Harry Hudson, appeared before the Uxbridge Town Council with a proposal.
The Kinsmen Club proposed project would make it safer and more pleasant for the Senior Citizens to have a permanent home. Two sites were suggested: the basement of the Library and the basement of the Music Hall. Mayor Nellie Kydd and Council approved the project. The Music Hall was chosen. Kinsman, John Angell, was Project Manager (in 1965, USCC had 187 members).
October 24, 1965 was the official opening of the Uxbridge Senior Citizens' Club in the Music Hall with President, Lyman Nicholls; 1st Vice President, Wilfred O. Simpson; Secretary/Treasurer, Mres. W. E. Francis; Directors Mrs. W. Tunstell, Mrs. R. Gray, and Mr. John Risebrough. The Kinsmen Club started many events for the seniors and was instrumental for the work done to the Music Hall to provide the Seniors with a meeting place.
The Present Uxbridge Senior Centre is at 75 Marietta Street (1993).
The USCC kept on growing and, in the late 1980's, it became apparent that a new venue for the Uxbridge Senior Citizens' Club was needed. The Township of Uxbridge applied for and received a "Grant" of funds from a lottery-type source, in the amount of $750,000, to build a Senior Centre. Space for Community Care was also included in the new building. Community Care benefits the health of the Seniors who use its facilities and provides a permanent tenant for the building.
The Uxbridge Senior Citizens' Club's part in the creation of the Senior Centre was to provide the facility with amenities such furniture, kitchen supplies, blinds, and so on.
The Co-operation between the Town and the USCC includes an "Agreement".
On February 21, 2011, the Uxbridge Senior Citizen' Club fulfilled a project that began between its Past President, Sandy Johnston, and Kinsmen member, Jim Campbell. A plaque in honor of the Kinsmen Club for all its contributions to the Uxbridge Senior Citizens' Club was commissioned by the USCC and presented to the Kinsmen Club at the USCC February General Meeting.
On Saturday, October 5, 2013, the Uxbridge Senior Citizens' Club held an Open House to celebrate its 50th Anniversary!
Our Current Work
We offer many activities for Seniors, including Card Games, Lunches, Shuffleboard, Line Dancing, Teas, and Dances. As well, we send cards to people who are sick or sympathy cards when required.