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Research shows that connecting with the nature world can help promote better physical, mental and social health in older adults.

The Kortright Centre offers seniors the perfect opportunity to experience the natural world. Programs can be tailored to various degrees of mobility.

SENIORS COURSES

SENIORS GROUP OUTINGS

SHINE: Seniors Health in Natural Environments

SHINE is a collection of programs especially designed for active seniors and older adults to help improve all aspects of personal wellness in the natural setting of the Kortright Centre.

SHINE offers a variety of programs exploring different aspects of health.

Connect your mind and body with nature through yoga, tai chi and pole walking.

All sessions are one hour in length. All programs are offered as a series of four sessions for $40.

Individual sessions may be available if minimum registration for a series has been reached.

 

older man practices Tai Chi

SHINE Series 2019

  • older woman practices yoga

    GENTLE YOGA

    This program is ideal for seniors and older adults: a fun and gentle yoga practice that honours where your body is today and helps to mold it for tomorrow.

  • seniors pole walking session at Kortright Centre

    POLE WALKING

    Pole walking is a great low-impact workout to increase the aerobic level of a walk, and the Kortright Centre for Conservation is a great environment for walking, with kilometres of trails through forests and meadows.

  • man practicing Tai Chi

    TAI CHI

    Tai chi promotes harmony between mind, body and spirit. Deep stretching combined with a full range of motions strengthens the body and calms the mind.

Seniors Group Outings

The Kortright Centre offers a wide variety of programs for seniors groups, exploring many different aspects of the natural experience — from purely scientific investigation to artistic expression.

Programs can be tailored to various degrees of mobility.

Booking Your Program

Cost: $200 for up to 30 participants

Just select a date, and our team will work with you to select the program that’s right for your group.

BOOK ONLINE

NEED HELP WITH YOUR BOOKING? Call 416.667.6295 x 602 (Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

 

seniors enjoy a group outing at Kortright Centre

 

  • Archetype Sustainable House at Kortright Centre for Conservation

    ARCHETYPE SUSTAINABLE HOUSE TOUR

    Enjoy a guided tour of Kortright’s Archetype Sustainable Houses: model homes that put green theory into practice.

  • senior woman makes art in nature

    ART IN NATURE

    “Earth art,” also known as “ephemeral art” or “land art,” involves creating art installations directly on the land in natural areas, using materials from nature.

  • seniors take part in a crafting workshop at Kortright Centre

    CRAFTING WITH NATURE

    Working with grapevines, dried plants, basswood bark twine and other natural materials, participants will prepare a variety of decorative objects for home or gift giving.

  • archaeology student holds arrowhead

    KORTRIGHT’S FIRST INHABITANTS: THE FIRST NATIONS’ PRESENCE ON THE LAND

    Kortright is located in the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, and 500 years ago was home to a Huron-Wendat village of over 2,000 people.

  • maple syrup sugar shack at Kortright Centre

    MAPLE SYRUP

    Kortright staff will lead you on the trail of sweet Maple Syrup, as you travel in time to learn the methods of the First Nations, the early settlers and the modern producers

  • seniors enjoy a nature hike at Kortright Centre for Conservation

    NATURE HIKE

    Explore the trails of Kortright with our education staff, and learn about the local environment with a focus on the seasonal events happening in the natural cycle.

  • bench on forest path at Kortright Centre

    NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

    Whatever the season, Kortright’s 325 hectares of forests, meadows, ponds, wetlands and streams offer countless opportunities for artistic expression through photography.

  • farmer tends field of crops at Kortright Centre farm

    ORGANIC FARM VISIT

    Meet Kortright’s resident farmer, who works in cooperation with nature to raise healthy, natural crops.

  • pond at Kortright Centre

    PONDERING THE POND

    The Kortright “Peeper Pond” is home to a variety of exciting aquatic creatures, from tadpoles to water bugs, fish and more.

  • tour guide and visitor explore solar field at Kortright Centre

    THE INNOVATION TRAIL: GREEN TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION

    Enjoy a guided tour of the 1.6-kilometre Innovation Trail, one of Canada’s largest educational demonstrations of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies.

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Notice - Friday, March 22th, 2019: Due to high winds, the Kortright Centre for Conservation and the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival will be closed.