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.

2023 group cards are valid until August 31, 2023.

The 2023 group card costs are:

  • ages 55 and over: $17.04 including tax
  • ages 18 to 54: $20.75 including tax

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


Arts and crafts

Breithaupt Centre

  • In Stitches Knitting & Crocheting – Thursday, 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.
  • Adult Colouring – 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)

Writers Collective

  • Rockway Centre - first and third Tuesday of every month, 1 to 3 p.m.

Cards and games

Breithaupt Centre

  • Euchre – Friday, 12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown Community Centre

  • Solo Progressive – Wednesday, 6:45 to 9:15 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 to 4 p.m.
    • Wednesday, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
    • Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Mah Jongg - Monday, 1 to 3 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, 6:30 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, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Bid Euchre – Wednesday, 12:45 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Crokinole – Wednesday, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Bridge Partner Progressive – Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Cribbage – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Dominoes For All Ages: Mexican Train - Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon

Music

Rockway Centre

  • 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 9 p.m.
  • Drum Group - Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m.

Billiards

Breithaupt Centre

  • Drop-in billiards:
    • Monday to Friday, 8:30 to noon
    • 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.
    • Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rockway Centre

  • Billiards for all (first come, first served):
    • Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Physical activities and sports

Breithaupt Centre

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

Rockway Centre

  • Horse Shoes - Monday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (starting April 23)
  • 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. (cancelled on Friday, March 29)
  • Ballroom Dance Practice for Couples - Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Line Dance Practice Beginner - Thursday, 1:30 to 2:30 p.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.

Social groups

Downtown Community Centre

  • Amigos - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rockway Centre

  • FRIENDS - Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m.

Technology

Downtown Community Centre

  • Virtual drop-in computer club – fourth Monday of month, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., please email bitsbytes35@gmail.com with your name to join their email list
  • 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.