In alignment with the City of Delta’s decisions about the two seniors’ centres it owns – McKee and Kennedy:
- The KinVillage Community Centre was closed on March 17, 2019.
- We do not expect it to re-open until the pandemic ends (i.e. there is a treatment and/or vaccine for COVID-19). The is consistent with the City’s phased reopening plan for its facilities. The City’s plan is the result of a robust decision-making process, ensures compliance with provincial orders and guidelines, and reflects that the health and safety of staff and the public is paramount. The City’s plan includes its decision that McKee and Kennedy will remain closed for seniors’ activities until stage 5, when the pandemic ends. KinVillage supports this decision and has adopted it for our Community Centre as well.
- KinVillage has agreed with the City to use the KinVillage Community Centre to offer fitness programs. Our Centre, like McKee and Kennedy has a large hall which allows space for physical distancing. A number of the classes offered by the City will be targeted for seniors. A few of KinVillage’s most popular fitness programs will also be part of the mix. Pre-registration is required for all fitness programs. The schedule may be viewed and registration can be done online at http://www.delta.ca/parks-recreation/sport-recreation/registration or by phoning 604-952-3000 Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday/Sunday, 8 am – 4 pm. Cost for each session is $5.
All fitness classes are temporarily suspended per the Provincial Health Officer’s order to limit the spread of COVID-19
We know members greatly value our Community Centre and, for many, it is a “home away from home”. Regardless of the activity (volunteering, playing snooker, shopping, quilting….), we appreciate that the greatest value of the Centre is perhaps the opportunities it provides for seniors to socialize. Unfortunately, restricting the ways we normally socialize is one of the most significant impacts COVID-19 is having in our world. We continue reaching out to and exploring with our members other ways to connect socially, albeit not physically, through the KinVillage Community Centre.
A reminder that there are lots of wellness, activity and government resources and links available in the KinVillage Community Centre Newsletter for new ways to keep busy and active during this time. Please see our Community Centre newsletter on the KinVillage website at https://kinvillage.org/community-centre/community-centre-newsletters/ to discover these available resources.