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Activities for retirees

These resources are in the Greater Fredericton area. Contact the newsletter and website editor with any additional information - for example, new resources, discontinued activities or other changes.

City of Fredericton - Programs for Seniors: Call (506) 460-2230 for the most current listing.


Located at 15 Saunders St, this very active Centre is open to people age 50 and over. Line dancing, crafts, drama, Tai Chi, travel, exercise and art classes, walking club, belly dancing, creative writing, singing, harmonica, bridge instruction, and a weekly information forum are just some of the many activities taking place. For more information please call the Centre 450-7849 Mon to Fri, 9:00am to 4:00pm and a friendly volunteer will be happy to provide assistance.


Located at 112 Johnston Ave. Large meeting room seating 80-100 people for meetings, classes, parties, and other activities. Smaller meeting rooms seating 15-20 and 4-6. Fully equipped kitchen. Cost to rent ranges fro $8.00 to $17.25 per hour depending on the nature of the event. All users must fill out an application form in order to rent the facility. Regular users must fill out an application form on a yearly basis. Forms are available at the Community Services Department at 335 Queen St.

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 114 Johnson Ave.
Activities: Woodworking
Contact: Duty Officer of the day.
Phone: (506) 460-2261 


Meets at the Kinsmen Centre, Waggoner's Lane on the first Tuesday of each month @ 2 p.m. 

  • Exercise and craft group: Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Bridge club: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. and card party on the last Saturday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

Meets at the Senior Center, Johnson Ave. every 3rd Sunday of the month at 2 p.m.

  • Activities: Social
  • Contact: Hilda Jarvis, 151 Queen St. Apt. 115, Fredericton, NB, E3B 7J2.  Phone: (506) 455-4362

Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, Johnson Ave.

  • Activities: Social, Cards, 50-50 draws, Bring & Buy Sales, Business meetings
  • Contact: Christine McCaffrey, 454-8280. Phone: (506) 459-3968

Meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Lion's Club, Carmen Ave.

  • Activities: Bingo, Cards, Lunches, Short Meetings
  • Contact: Mrs. Lily Ann Atyeo, 64 Burpee St., E3A 7A2

Meets every Wednesday at 1:30 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15, Marysville

  • Activities: Bridge, Auction 45. s, Bingo, Pot Lucks
  • Contact: Nora Dorcas, 65 Ashfield Street, E3A 3G1

Bowls every Friday at 1 p.m. at Nashwaaksis Bowl-A-Drome, Main St.

  • Activities: Bowling, tournaments, and banquets
  • Contact: Muriel Phillips, 270 Woodbridge St.

The Silver Dolphins Swim Club offers swimming 3 times/week at the Sir Max Aitken Pool, UNB Campus. Membership is open to people age 50 and older.

Swims take place Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $75.00 per year (Sept. to mid-June) plus an additional cost of $30 for parking in university parking areas. Register in the lobby of the gym building on any swim day.

Fitness delivered Mon., Wed., & Fri. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Dance Studio in the Lady Beaverbrook Gym at UNB, Resistance Training delivered Tue. & Thurs. - time varies

  • Activities: Fitness Class - aerobic activities, strength, and flexibility. Resistance training - individual weight training programs
  • Contact: Lauren Rogers, Faculty of Kinesiology, UNB, E3B 5A3. Phone: (506) 447-3104

Meet every Monday and Friday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. at the Senior Centre, Johnson Ave.
  • Activities: Indoor Carpet Bowling - all equipment supplied
  • Contact: Peggy Moir, 30 Hachey Ave., Unit 11, E3A 3X6. Phone: (506) 472-3374

Cross-country ski lessons are offered beginning in January or February (depending on snow conditions). Classes are given Tuesdays beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Odell Park Lodge and take place on the park's trails. The group visits other cross-country ski trails as well. Absolute beginners or people who want to refresh their skills are welcome to participate. The fee is $20. Register at the Community Services Department, 335 Queen St. Or call 460-2230 in early January for start date.

Walk anytime between 8 a.m. and closing

Activities: Walking, socializing with other members, information on health; $10+tax. For every 100 kms walked, members get a ballot that goes into a draw for a chance to win a Regent Mall gift card.

Contact: Christine MacDonald, Guest Services Supervisor, Regent Mall, 1381 Regent St., E3C 1A2.  Phone: (506) 462-0350

Meets every Tue. and Thurs. at 1:30 p.m. at the Monsignor Boyd Family Centre, Regent St.

  • Activities: Tournaments, pot luck luncheons, business meetings, Christmas Party
  • Contact: Shirley Marr 472-6469. Phone: (506) 455-5180

Classes every Tue. & Thurs. at 10 a.m. at the Senior Centre, Johnson Ave.

  • Activities: Fitness and Fun
  • Contact: Recreation Office, 15 Saunders St. Phone: (506) 460-2230

Meet every Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. YMCA (southside)

  • Activities: Low impact exercise class specifically designed for seniors
  • Contact: YMCA Fredericton, Phone: (506) 462-3000

The Better Bones program was designed for and is targeted to persons with Osteoporosis. The optimal goal of the program is to reduce the rate of bone loss by providing a safe, effective, sensible and supervised program of bone loading exercises for persons who have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis. By its very nature the program is a basic, entry-level fitness program and therefore may be suitable for many individuals who for a variety of reasons need a gentle, easy program.

Types of exercises include: Walking; Gentle range of motion exercises; Work with light hand weights (1-5lbs per hand); Working against light resistance (with resistance tubing / small balls / bands); Postural & balance exercises (for fall prevention).

The program is offered twice per week September to June and is instruction by fully certified NBCFAL instructors. For more information call 460-2230.

A bicycle group for people age 50 years and over. The group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Trail Building on Station St. (junction of the Gibson and Nashwaak Trails). Rides alternate weekly between the southside and northside trails. The ride schedule appears weekly in Tuesday's Daily Gleaner column Activities for Seniors 50 Plus.

Equipment required: A mechanically-sound bicycle equipped with a bell, a biking helmet and drinking water. All are welcome. Just arrive at the Trail Building a few minutes before 10 a.m. for a morning of healthy exercise on the beautiful Fredericton and New Brunswick trail systems.

Wilmot Park, 15 Saunders St., 454-6808

Open to all ages. Lessons available throughout the season (May to Sept.). Bowls and other equipment are available. Flat-soled footwear is a must. Men's, ladies, and mixed league competitive play as well as recreational. Fun nights, barbecues and other social events to be enjoyed.

Travel to jamborees at other New Brunswick greens. NCCP Certified Coaching for provincial and national competitions is available. Call the clubhouse or drop in and talk to the Duty Director who is on-site Mon.-Fri. 

Contact: Pat Beggs, (506) 454-6875

Plays every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at McAdam Avenue Field from late May to September.

  • Activities: Recreational Softball for members age 50 and over
  • Contact: Bob Morton (506) 472-7814 or Joseph Ryan, 50 Orchard Dr., E3C lK5.  Phone: (506) 450-9134

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, October to May, at the Wilmot Church, 473 King St.

  • Activities: Programs and Recreation
  • Contact: Wilmot United Church, 473 King St., E3B lE5

Meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Senior Centre, Johnson Ave.

  • Activities: Quilting
  • Contact: Jenet Ottem, 103 Cedar Ave., E3A 2C4

Watercolour, Acrylic, and Oil Paining classes are given in a 10-week session from Feb. to April. Classes take place Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Fredericton Senior Centre, 112 Johnston Ave. Betty Nicholson teaches Oil Painting on Tuesday and Watercolour and Acrylics on Thursday. Geneva Murphy teaches Watercolour on Wednesday. Participants must supply their own materials. The cost per session is $90.00. Call 506-460-2230 in January to register and confirm start date.

Practicing this series of slow, circular movements can improve your balance, co-ordination, circulation and flexibility.

Beginners classes for seniors are offered on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Call today for your FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS! Contact: Martin Kennedy, Chief Instructor, 328 King St. (above Victory Meat). For more information call (506) 450-8889. 

Kingswood Park offers an "Over 50" Lunch Club. These are "fun leagues" consisting of bowling and lunch.

Duplicate bridge for players at all levels in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Located at 800 St. Mary’s Street, Unit 3 in the old Northside Coop building between Canadian Tire and Target Window and Doors in Fredericton.

We also offer lessons for beginning and improving players. Newcomers are welcome!  Learn more about regularly scheduled games, instruction sessions, and other events.

Volunteer opportunities

Established in 1967, Meals on Wheels of Fredericton is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to providing nutritious meals and social support for members of our community who have difficulty preparing meals for themselves. Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver meals from The DECRH and York Care Center, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Delivery begins at 10:45 a.m. and goes until 12:45 p.m. at the latest. Other Activities: Wheels to Meals Seniors Dine-out Luncheon Program runs every Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the North side. Volunteers are needed drive clients to and from the hall, or help serve meals at lunch time. For more information, contact

Diabetes Canada is looking for individuals that want to make a difference in their community and improve the health of New Brunswickers! We are right around the corner from Diabetes Awareness Month and our annual door-to-door campaign! This means we are currently recruiting canvassers to canvass their street or area during November.

Want to know more? Contact the NB Diabetes Canada Office at or 506-451-1639.

With 90,000 New Brunswickers currently living with diabetes, and an estimated 121,000 by 2027; we need to work together to end diabetes.

Education and mental stimulation

Established in 1991, the Third Age Centre is a Registered Charity housed at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  Directed by a volunteer Board, it operates on the principle of seniors helping seniors.  The Centre’s goal is to support seniors’ efforts to maintain an active healthy lifestyle, develop themselves, and serve their communities. TAC promotes life-long learning, informed public discussion, and inter-generational exchange between seniors and younger people.

Third Age Centre activities include: developing and delivering educational presentations on a variety of topics identified by their membership; partnering with community organizations delivering senior-oriented programs; supporting and participating in research projects pertinent to issues of aging; publishing a newsletter (3 per year); and offering an awards program recognizing superior service to seniors.

Among its areas of interest are lifelong learning, how aging is reflected in popular culture, creativity in later life, home care/long term care, financial & legal concerns of aging, transportation, housing options for seniors, healthy lifestyle choices, and retirement transitions.

Mail: Third Age Centre, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB E3B 5G3
Phone: (506) 452-0526

Members meet once a month for programs and guest speakers at Museum on Queen St.

  • Activities: Special and permanent exhibits, newsletters, monthly programs and workshops. Yearly membership fee.
  • Contact: Kate Mossman, P.O. Box 1312, E3B 5C8

Fredericton Public Library, 4 Carleton St., Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Activities: Service provides books recorded on cassette tape for loan (both fiction and non-fiction available).
  • Contact: Deirdre Sorensen, 460-2808

Activities for senior column

Activities for 50+ Column appears every Tuesday in the Daily Gleaner. Provides information about upcoming meetings, classes, new programs, lectures, activities at the Stepping Stone Senior Centre, and services for seniors. If you have a message you would like placed in the column please call the Daily Gleaner at 452-6671, fax your message to 452-7405, or E-mail, 10 days prior to the Tuesday you would like the message to appear.

Epsilon golden games

Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8: ENTER NOW - Open to people age 50 plus. Five days of festivities & games for $5.00 (additional fees are charged for golf, minigolf, bowling, & the banquet).

Activities include: BBQ, Horseshoes, Predicted Walk, Washer Toss, Table Shuffleboard, Auction 45's, Bridge, Cribbage, Live & Learn Fair, Carpet Bowls, Variety Show, Darts, Scrabble, Awards Banquet and Medal Ceremony. Enter as many events as you want! Don't miss the fun! Pick up an entry form at the Stepping Stone Seniors Center, Community Services Dept. Office or from the Service Desk at City Hall.