A SHORT HISTORY
by Corinne Cyr
The Golden Age Society was organized in 1976 to provide a drop-in centre for Whitehorse seniors, and any visiting seniors. The group rented a building on Wood Street for 18 years, paying the operating and maintenance costs through many fund raising events. In 1996, they bought into the Sports Yukon Building on 4th Avenue and now own 1/3 of the footage of the building.
The facility is open five afternoons a week: Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 4pm and closed July, August and two weeks in December. Activities include line dancing, floor curling, crib, bingo, Tai chi, yoga, EDGU, quilting, needle work & crafts, and pool and others. The Golden Age Society provides a potluck dinner on the last Monday of every month, the except for July, August & December.
Membership in the society shall be to all persons who have reached the age of fifty-five (55) years upon payment of annual dues which at present is $ 22.00 per year. As the fiscal year is the calendar year, dues are payable in January. (For details click membership button.)
Membership meetings are held the third Monday of every month at 1:30 PM
Board meetings are the second Thursday of each month.
Newspapers are available for Seniors to pick up until 4:30 PM every weekday.
- - - Office hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM - - -