Bronson Safe Open


Workshop Descriptions

Meditation with Natalie

Wednesday, July 14th from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Online Only

“Sometimes it’s as simple as acknowledging the fear so it can be felt and released. Let’s acknowledge the need with breathing.”

Show up as you are with a pen and paper for Meditation and Journalling with Life Oneself.

Join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 838 6517 7071

Art with Maria

Mondays from July 19th to August 16th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Online Only

Drawing with flowers using watercolour pencils: July 19th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Materials required:

Watercolour pencils, small brush, watercolour paper, pencil, eraser, rag, water

Drawing birds with one line, with watercolour pencils: Monday, July 26th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Materials required:

Watercolour pencils, small brush, watercolour paper, pencil, eraser, rag, water

Soap carving using body soap: Monday, August 9th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00pm

Materials required:

body soap and a wood carving tool or a small kitchen (paring) knife, paper, pencil, eraser, water

Collage using magazine cut-outs: Monday, August 16th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Materials required:

magazines, scissors, glue stick, small Mod Podge, brush, water, rag

Forest Therapy

Wednesday, July 21st from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Online Only

Join this virtually guided nature walk, wherever you are, indoors or out. Getting close to Nature helps us cope in these stressful times.

These walks, led by Nature & Forest Therapy Guide Andrea Prazmowski, are designed to help you quiet your anxious thoughts and find a place of calm and connection. Instead of getting together to walk, we’ll connect through Zoom. I’ll be in a forest or park and you’ll be someplace you choose, indoors or out. You can use your phone to connect, and use earphones or earbuds if you have them. If you’ll be indoors you can use your computer. Other people will join us, virtually, wherever they are.

Social Tea Walkathon Wrap-Up

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Online Only

The Jamaican (Ottawa) Community Association and Flo’s Seniors are hosting a Walk Around Jamaica. This walk will be 15 days, July 1-15, 2021. As a way of changing up our routine and having a good time, Bronson Safe Open is inviting you to participate in the challenge.

This is a fundraiser for the groups, but not especially for our participants. Each participant is required to pledge $10 to walk. They can also collect other pledges which will go towards the seniors programs at J(O)CA and Flo’s Seniors. Please note – collection is not mandatory and Flo’s Seniors will waive the pledge for those who wish to participate for some fun and exercise.

Bronson Safe Open walking participants will have their names put in a draw for a $100 gift card on the 21st of July at our Social Tea.

As well, we will have a person come and speak about health and fitness.

Tai Chi for Health

Every Thursday – Until December 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Online Only

Tai Chi QiGong is a mind-body Chinese practice that involves a combination of slow-motion exercises and deep breathing and meditation. By regularly practicing Tai Chi, participants will improve their physical fitness – balance, agility and flexibility, and increase strength in joints and muscles. Tai Chi can also improve one’s mental health by reducing stress levels and rejuvenating the mind and spirit. The class is open to anyone from all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.

Caribbean Fit Fete

Every Tuesday – Until December 2021 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Online Only

CARIBBEAN FIT FETE is a ‘Get Fit, Island Style” cardio workout. This experience emulates the spirit of the Caribbean; a celebration of movement, music and life. This workout makes for a perfect active escape from your hectic day, and stressful mind. During this pandemic, it’s become almost mandatory to seek such spaces as Caribbean Fit Fete to get you moving, engage in smiles and to lift your spirit.

Sharing the Songs You Love

Every Thursday – Until December 2021 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Online Only

In a small group, participants are given an opportunity to share the music and songs that they love to others. Participants are encouraged to create a discussion by explaining the context and background of the song or music that they picked for the group. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the positive impact of music and the different musical genres and artists.

Chair Yoga

Every Tuesday – Until December 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Online Only (In-person sessions currently suspended due to provincial lockdown regulations)

Chair yoga is an adaptation from modern yoga through the use of sitting on a chair or standing and using a chair for support. Participants in the class will learn various yoga poses that will help stretch and strengthen muscles, flexibility, and balance. The sessions will also include breathing and relaxation techniques. Chair yoga is open for those who are new to yoga and for those who are unable to participate in traditional yoga classes due to aging, injury or disability.

Dancing with Nubia

Every Saturday – Until December 2021 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Online Only

Dancing with Nubia is a fun opportunity for participants to learn how to keep physically fit through dancing. Participants of the program will also learn about a well-balanced lifestyle that includes healthy eating, well-being, and exercise. At the end of each session, participants are encouraged to practice what they have learned by moving and dancing at home. The class is open for anyone from all ages, genders, backgrounds, and fitness levels.

To attend these workshops, please register at the “Register Here!” button.

You can also register by contacting:

Community Outreach Activity Coordinator


Phone: 343-999-9110