Rural 60 Plus was organized by a group of 10 rural seniors in 1982, renting space in the former Pineview School just east of Kakabeka Falls. The organization went on to bid for, and successfully purchase, the 3-room school in 1987, renovating and expanding it over the years to better suit the activities of the growing membership.
The mission of Rural 60 Plus is to support the independence of older adults, enhance their dignity and self-respect, and promote their participation in all aspects of community life.
The seniors’ center is managed by an elected 10-member board of directors who meet once a month, normally on the first Friday of the month, at 9:30 a.m. These meetings are open to the public.
|The Board for 2019/2020:
We also have a number of volunteer coordinators who oversee the various activities at the centre. For 2019/2020, these coordinators are:
- Card convener – Pru Reed
- Choir – open
- Craft Shop and Carving – Sharon Beerthuizen and Merle Graham
- Cribbage – Susan and Lloyd Hanton
- Disking – open
- Loom Room – Tina Guzzell
- Newsletter – Monique Duval-Lavallee
- Painting class – open
- Public Relations – Annette O’Brien
- Quilting – Sharon Corrigan
- Quilting machine – Diane Buchan
- Yoga – Sharon Hagstrom
- Board liaison for newsletter and public relations – Lloyd Hanton