To improve the quality of life for older adults by providing opportunities for exercise, congregate dining, travel, education and socializing so that members can maintain self-esteem, functional ability, and well being, enabling them to remain in their homes and communities.
Syme 55+ Creed
We believe in the value of human life, the dignity, the self-worth, the warmth of caring, sharing, giving and supporting of the older adult.
We believe that human beings need peers with whom they can interact and who are available as a source of encouragement and support.
We believe that adults have the right to have a voice in determining matters in which they have a vital interest.
The philosophy of our Centre is based on encouraging each individual to maintain or attain. their maximum potential in terms of self-esteem, functional ability, confidence and well-being.
The Syme55+ Centre is a charitable, non-profit community based centre for adults 55 years of age and older specializing in recreational activities, special interest clubs, daily lunches and community services. The facility is a City Community Centre and Syme55+ has a permit to use the building.
Annual fee: Reduced rate $20.00 January-December 2019
35th Anniversary Special
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
A monthly calendar and a quarterly newsletter are available at Reception or around the Centre. Various important notices are posted around the Centre and advertised on the electronic bulletin boards (TVs).
The Centre is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and employs the Executive Director, the Program Manager and the Program Coordinator. Other staff members are from the City of Toronto.
Operating funds are from City and Provincial Grants plus revenue raised from fundraising, user fees, events and donations. Grants are 62% of our income, fundraising and donations are 22% of income and user fees are 16% of income.
An Annual General Meeting is held every April and members have voting privileges.