Join an ongoing group to spend time with seniors who share your interests. Volunteers lead these free or low-cost groups at select community centres.

  1. Group card
  2. Arts and crafts
  3. Books and writing
  4. Cards and games
  5. Music
  6. Billiards
  7. Physical activities and sports
  8. Social groups
  9. Technology

Group card

If you buy a Kitchener group card, you'll get unlimited visits to the ongoing groups on this page.

The 2022 group card costs are:

  • ages 55 and over: $16.39 including tax
  • ages 18 to 54: $19.96 including tax

To get a new group card or renew your existing card, please visit your local community centre.

Annual group card fees are due September 1, 2022.


Arts and crafts

Breithaupt Centre

  • In Stitches Knitting & Crocheting – Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Woodcarving – Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m.

Rockway Centre

  • Bunka - Monday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Oil Painting Practice – Monday, 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.
  • Needles and Crafts – Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Friday, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Quilting – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Colouring Plus – Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Drawing Practice Group – Friday, 10 a.m. to noon

Books and writing

Book Talks

  • Breithaupt Centre – third Wednesday of month, 7 to 9 p.m. (call 519-741-2501 for dates)
  • Downtown Community Centre – Friday, July 8 and Friday, August 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon (call 519-741-2501 for details)
  • Rockway Centre - every fourth Wednesday, noon to 2 p.m.

Cards and games

Breithaupt Centre

  • Euchre – Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Downtown Community Centre

  • Bingo – Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Solo Progressive – Wednesday, 6:45 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Bingo – Thursday, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Bid Euchre – Friday, 12:45 to 3:45 p.m.
  • Bridge Partner Progressive – Saturday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Rockway Centre

  • Euchre – Monday, 12:45 to 4 p.m.
  • Scrabble – Monday, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Canasta Hand and Foot
    • Monday, 1:15 to 4 p.m.
    • Wednesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
    • Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Chess – Monday, 1:15 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, 1:15 to 5 p.m.
  • Bridge Casual – Monday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Solo Progressive – Monday, 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
  • Bridge Progressive Intermediate – Tuesday, 12:30 to 4 p.m. and Friday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Canasta – Wednesday, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Bid Euchre – Wednesday, 12:45 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Crokinole – Wednesday, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Bridge Partner Progressive – Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Cribbage – Thursday, noon to 3:30 p.m.

Music

Rockway Centre

  • Karaoke - Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Guitar Jam – Tuesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Happy Harmonicas - Tuesday, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Amigos Travel Band - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Rockway Entertainers - Thursday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Lost in the Fog - Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Drum Circle - Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m.

Billiards

Breithaupt Centre

  • Drop-in billiards – Monday to Friday, 8:30 to noon
  • Drop-in billiards – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m.

Downtown Community Centre

  • Billiards for all – Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Billiards for all – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rockway Centre

  • Billiards for all – Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (first come, first served)
  • Billiards for all – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (first come, first served)
  • Billiards for all - Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon (first come, first served)

Four players can play in the room at one time and a maximum of two spectators are allowed in the room.


Physical activities and sports

Breithaupt Centre

  • Indoor Walking Group – Friday, 8 a.m.

Downtown Community Centre

  • Shuffleboards – Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m.

Rockway Centre

  • Floor Curling - Monday, 10 a.m. to noon
  • Tai Chi Practice – Monday, 1 to 2 p.m. and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ping Pong - Monday, 2:15 to 4:15 p.m.
  • Shuffleboard – Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Darts
    • Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    • Friday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Dance Yourself Fit – Thursday, 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Ballroom Dance Practices for Couples - Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Line Dance Practice Intermediate - Friday, 10 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Line Dance Practice Improver – Friday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Line Dance Practice Beginner – Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ladderballs - Friday, 1 to 3 p.m.

Highland Courts Park

  • Tennis – Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (first-come, first-served)

Social groups

Rockway Centre

  • FRIENDS - Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Coffee Chat – Wednesday, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Technology

Downtown Community Centre (virtual using Zoom)

  • Drop-in computer club – fourth Monday of month, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Drop-in computer club – second Wednesday of month, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Computer club speaker meetings – third Wednesday of month, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Computer club show & tell – fourth Wednesday of month, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.