The Club

The Club

The Club

It feels like home – with home-like amenities that provide a warm atmosphere. Artwork adorns the walls, paintings are all around – people enjoying each other’s company. It is peaceful, it is welcoming. That is what strikes you when you enter the Lilacs, which hosts “The Club.”

Francis painting a watercolour

Francis painting a watercolour

The Club is a program specifically geared to the slower pace of our aging core members and those who need a more recreational approach to daily life. This brings together a group of people who enjoy baking, artwork, bowling and watching television with a chance for a nap during the day. Our senior core members connect with other seniors’ programs in the wider community of Richmond Hill to maintain other friendships and interests outside of L’Arche Daybreak.

Ever faithful, the members of the Club send out birthday and anniversary cards to every member of the L’Arche Daybreak community, hand signing each card and marking these small, but special moments in our community life.

Please note that the Club is closed to the public.

 

During my Monday afternoon visits we often go through some of The Club’s many photo albums or someone’s life story book. Many of the memories we share reach back decades; sometimes they are funny and sometimes they are sad. It is wonderful to learn and share with people who live such rich and diverse lives.
Tom Peace, Historian, York University