Urgent Message from the President and Directors about Temporary Closure Due to COVID-19

From Paul Cherrey & Directors of WAAC: 

“Chatham- Kent Medical Officer has declared a local emergency to control the spread of COVID-19.  We feel it is important to do our part and help protect the health of our members, guests, volunteers and staff. 

As of March 17th, 2020 all programs, activities and functions at the centre will be suspended. ALL” activities including any offsite activities till further notices.

The Centre will be closed till further notice.  Depending on the information to come it is unclear when we will re-open, but we look forward to that time. “

Thank you for your understanding in this matter. 

Closed due to coronavirus

Let’s Help Keep Each Other Healthy

Do not let fear take hold of you with the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading and now considered a pandemic. Our best defence of this virus is a good offence with being informed and following good Hygienic practices.  Social Media blurs lines of facts and fiction.  Your best information is from the Chatham-Kent Public Health website Page (click here for up to date info).

According to the Chatham-Kent Public Health we are still low risk. NO Confirm cases in our area (as of March 12th). 

That does not mean we should not be diligent to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 or any respiratory illnesses CKPH asks us to do our part by doing the following:  

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If you are unable to access soap and water, use 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue or into your elbow, not into your hand.
  • Now and in any cold and flu season, stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading illness to others.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surface

If you feel unwell or feel like you are coming down with something please consider staying home instead of coming into the Centre, just to be on the safe side even if it not this virus it would be a shame if it was shared it with others. 

For travellers CKPH recommendations are as follows:

Travellers who have returned from an affected area (Hubei province, including Wuhan City, Iran, or Italy) should:

  • Contact CK Public Health’s COVID-19 intake line within 24 hours of arriving in Canada
  • Stay at home and avoid close contact with others, including those in their home,  for a total of 14 days from the date they left Hubei province or Iran
  • Contact CK Public Health’s COVID-19 intake line at 519.355.1071 x 1900 or call their primary care provider’s office if they experience symptoms

Travellers who have returned from areas under a travel health advisory for COVID-19 (other than Hubei Province, Iran, or Italy) should:

  • Monitor themselves for symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus for 14 days after leaving the affected area
  • Contact CK Public Health’s COVID-19 intake line at 519.355.1071 x 1900 or call their primary care provider’s office if they experience symptoms

It is important that all travellers returning home call ahead prior to visiting any health care provider and let them know about travel history and symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing) so that  special arrangements can be made to be seen quickly, provide testing, and ensure that  proper infection control measures are taken.

Please note that the research and data on COVID-19 continues to grow and evolve. We will continue to adapt our advice for travellers based on the latest science available.

Here are some great tips and advice from CKPH for attending and planning events. 

Events and Gatherings

To prevent the spread of infection, residents should consider:

  • Avoiding large crowds
  • Avoiding close contact with sick people


When planning for a meeting, gathering or event, please use the risk assessment planning tool

Additionally, you can reduce the risk of spreading infection by:

  • Notifying attendees, either in advance or upon entry of the meeting that they should not stay if they are feeling ill or showing symptoms of illness
  • Having appropriate amounts of hand-hygiene supplies available for attendants (this could include ehand washing stations, and/or hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol)
  • Ensuring that all tables and meeting spaces are equipped with tissues as well as garbage cans are available throughout the venue
  • Using larger meeting spaces to allow attendees to increase their social distance from one another by at least one metre
  • Abiding by Food Safety Guidelines, including:
    • Do not provide attendees with buffet-style service
    • When possible, utilize pre-packaged or individual serving food items

For more information on how to manage the spread of disease, as well as how to ensure you are making risk-informed decisions when planning for large events and gatherings:


Together we can help prevent the spread of this virus as well as others by doing our part. Be safe and be well.  


Bulletin Board Reminder

To utilize our bulletin board at the centre.  Please bring or email all flyers/posters to the main office.   The coordinator will initial and put all information on the boards according to dates and will be removed by the coordinator  when the given time has lapsed.  If information ends up on the board without initials it will be removed immediately by the coordinator or one of the directors.

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St Patrick’s Day Dinner

It is March and you know what that means our traditional St Patrick’s Day Dinner. What a wonderful time to gather together and join in a festive feast on Thursday, March 19th@ 5:30pm.  We will be serving up  your choice of Ham Or Corned Beef & Cabbage with Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad & Bread Roll & Dessert. All for the great price of $12.50 for Members & 17.50 for Non Members.

Call or Stop in to the office and see Jill to reserve your spot today. 

Oh and don’t forget to wear Green to make yourself invisible to leprechauns you know those classic fairy creatures who like to pinch anyone they can see. Who know you may have the Luck of the Irish and find their pot of gold. 





Ontario Senior Games

Are you 55 and over, looking for something to do during the Spring and Summer months; young at heart and like to share it with others or like to feel the heat of friendly competition? Then check out the Senior Games. Let’s help put Chatham Kent on the Senior Summer Games map by having the larges number of participants at the Peterborough Summer Provincials Games on Aug. 11-13, 2020.

If you fear you may not be fit enough, let me reassure you there are games for everyone. Register today, and who knows you could be one of the stars for Chatham Kent by being the Provincial winner in one of these categories: Euchre – Scrabble – Bid Euchre – Five Pin Team and Five Pin Single Bowling – Prediction Walk – Nordic – 5K – Contract Bridge – Slo-Pitch – Lawn Bowling Mixed Doubles and Mixed Trebles – Duplicate Bridge – Darts – Floor Shuffleboard – Tennis – Golf – Eight Ball – Snooker – Bocce – Carpet Bowling – Cribbage – Pickleball – Swimming, Crokinole, Horseshoes, Ladder Ball, Washer Toss and Cycling.

Heck it is a great way to have fun, meet new people and enjoy the spring and summer month. Win or lose, this opportunity is a winning experience.  For more information check out the flyer below; stop in at the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre where registration packages are available; download your registration package by visiting the website at www.ckseniorgames.com or www.osga55plus.ca  and you can also email ckseniorgames@gmail.com

See You At The Game

**Note – for information with respect to the Peterborough Summer Provincial Games visit https://www.peterborough.ca/en/exploreand-play/sports-and-schedules.aspx … 

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FORE: Golfers

Spring is just around the corner and that means golfers are shining up their clubs. So now is the time to consider joining the Wally Whackers’ Golf League. What a great way to exercise and reacquaint or make new friends.  Sign up sheets are on the centre’s bulletin board. Par none, everyone that joins will have TEE-rific time.

For more information about our golf league check out our Social Sports page.


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New Tech Workshops

Did you receive or buy an I pad or have an I phone then you may like to check out these workshop Tech 102 and 202.  They are geared towards the participants but will touch on the following subjects.

  • Making your I pad more accessible for your needs
  • Keeping schedule using the Calendar and clock which will also include creating reminders
  • How to best utilize Siri
  • How to close apps that are left open
  • Plus so much more.

With only 10 seats for each workshop so you better act now our first workshops sold out quickly. Smaller size means more one on one help.

Check out the flyers below for more details or call our office and talk to Jill

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What is Happening At the Centre on Family Day

While the Office & Sue’s Kitchen is closed for Family Day on Monday February 17th we still have some activities happening.

The Highlights of the day

·         Dana is running her classes (all 3 classes)

·         Fran Betts is running her Breath & Balance offsite Trinity

·         Karaoke at 6:30 (at the centre)

· Men are playing pool in the morning

· Pepper at 9:30am

· Sandra Maltby Mills running her class Meditation offsite at the Trinity United Church

Urban Pole Walking

Don’t let this wacky weather get you down. Come out and learn how to do some Urban Pole Walking from an expert. It a great way to put a little spring in your step. What a great way for old friends to get together and to meet new friends while accomplishing your New Years resolution. You will not be disappointed. Check out the flyer below.