Welcome to our FALL program schedule! Registration is now open!

We facilitate both “in person” and virtual programs simultaneously. We are strictly following all AHS protocols in our center and our in-person sessions.

If you’re interested in online programs, check out the green buttons.

For our virtual friends: we use “Google Meet” thus a Gmail account is required to participate. The link will be provided upon registration.

If notice is not given prior to the month commencement, and supplies are distributed, participants are responsible for the cost of the supplies given, as it cannot be returned or reused, but no financial commitment will be required for the program fee if discontinued or withdrawn.

Program descriptions

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Monday

9:45 Yoga with Fiona

Yoga with Fiona
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
$60.00 (monthly)

In this session, Fiona will guide us in gently releasing and strengthening the upper body, lower body, low back, neck, hands and wrists, stabilize and restore equilibrium and alignment. This class is perfect for seniors or people with a disability, participants can be on a yoga mat or seated in a chair. Through a strategically designed mix of wellness-based modalities, together we will put you back in the driver's seat in your life, hold space for you to identify fears and self-doubt, find your inner joy and peace you so you can live the life you choose. We end the session with a soft Savasana meditation session.

9:45 Learn to play guitar with Roli

Learn to play guitar with Roli
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
$60.00 (monthly)

Have you ever wanted to learn to play guitar? Join Roli each week as we learn songs with easy-to-follow guitar lessons. No experience needed. Start learning with Roli and achieve your musical dreams! Fun, interactive learning in a supportive environment. We provide the instrument, instruction, and support!

10:45 Live and in person music
Live and in person music
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
$60.00 (monthly)

Everybody loves music, it affects people in many ways. Music can be used for reducing stress, relaxing, and fighting feelings of anxiety; thus, it helps to encourage self-expression and improve the overall mental health and well-being.

Join us every week in our live music session and share some time with friends while rocking to the beat

12:45 YYC park exploration

YYC park exploration
12:45 PM – 2:45 PM
$60.00 (monthly)

Join us each week in our relax walks as we explore a new places in Calgary, it can be at the park, the mall, an interesting building we will engage in a different part of the city each time!

12:45 Technology magic
Technology magic
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
$50.00 (monthly)

It's often important to stay updated about recent technology and be able to solve problems with technology. Become a tech-savvy, learn how to operate and navigate different apps, programs and modern devices effectively. Understand technical concepts, then know how to apply them in different contexts. For example, you might use some general knowledge about software to figure out how to run a new computer or mobile application.

1:45 Becoming an entrepreneur
Becoming an entrepreneur
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
$50.00 (monthly)

Join us as we introduce our participants to the world of entrepreneurship and to teach them important life skills they can apply to any environment. Our programs are designed to spark our imaginations, build confidence, and help develop creativity and social skills. We aspire to make our entrepreneurship programs help prepare and equip tomorrow's leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs with 21st century skills. Connect in-class concepts with real world applications. Learn how to solve problems and spot opportunities. Understand that making mistakes is an important part of learning Develop confidence, leadership, teamwork, and communication skills!


Tuesday

9:45 Painting Adventures

Painting Adventures
9:45AM – 10:45 AM
$60.00 (monthly)

Come join us and explore your artistic side. Develop your skills and have fun in our relaxed classes. Each week we will explore the wonderful world of painting a having fun with your imagination. This class provides a creative way to hang out with your friends and create a masterpiece! Don’t worry, you’re not just set loose to explore on your own! We are there to guide you every step of the way! Everyone in the class is working toward creating their own version of the same project. We will lead your through step-by-step, helping you to create your masterpieces. * Each Virtual participant will be provided paint / canvas / brushes / Materials prior to session.

9:45 Karaoke/lip synch
Karaoke/lip synch
9:45AM – 10:45 AM
$50.00 (monthly)

Karaoke is tons of fun for many reasons. It allows us to socialize with friends while acting as silly as you want. Maybe you just want to pretend to sing at the same time with recorded sound Weather lip syncing or Karaoke, this is also a great stress reliever after a stressful day a depressing streak of boredom! Join us every week as we perform for our friend!

10:45 Let’s make lunch

Let’s make lunch
10:45AM – 11:45 AM
$70.00 (monthly)

Join us every week as we plan, prepare, and share together, a hot healthy lunch the center! Each month, we will follow a theme lunch!

A great opportunity to learn about planning / budgeting / perpetration and sharing with friend!

12:45 Fun with our senses

Fun with our senses
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
$60.00 (monthly, plus entrance fee)

“When I hear, I forget. When I see, I remember. When I do, I understand.” The old Chinese proverb shows the importance of the senses in the learning process. The five senses of hearing, touch, sight, taste and smell are the primary means we use to gain new knowledge. We rarely experience with one sense alone. Our sense work together to give us a total picture of our experiences. People of all ages learn best when involved in meaningful experiences. Learning takes place when the mind is able to put together information from all the senses and make a connection with past learning. Using many senses to gain information helps learning to be more meaningful and useful…What do you see? What do you hear? How does it smell? How does it taste? How does it feel? Join us in an hour of exploration and discovery of our senses.

12:45 Kahoot
Kahoot
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
$50.00 (monthly)

Kahoot! One of our favorites, and challenging, Loving Hands activities! Kahoot is a game-based learning platform that makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes. Eyes on the question, quick fingers and a sharp mind! Unleash the fun in in the comfort of your own home.

1:45 Zumba/Hip Hop

Zumba/Hip Hop
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
$ 60.00 (monthly)

Get ready to hit the dance floor! Dancing is a whole-body workout that's fun. It's good for your heart, it makes you stronger, and it can help with balance and coordination. Sign up now! Your instructor will lead you through a series of choreographed steps. The focus might be on the footwork, but the series of leaps, turns, shimmies, and cha-chas engage the entire body. Weather Zoom classes or hip-hop classes, you’ll never be bored!

1:45 Cricut creations

Cricut creations
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
$ 70.00 (monthly)

Creativity comes in many colors. But no matter which hue says you, Circuit Explore machines feature a big dial for selecting materials, convenient cubbies for storing your gear, and cutting performance that will blow your socks off. discovered some awesome projects!


Wednesday

9:45 The costume trunk adventures and improv

The costume trunk adventures and improv
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
$50.00 (monthly)

Find your inner star! It’s all the fairy tale fun you love to read about. We provide the props, costumes and stories and you bring your wonderful and wild imaginations. Set out into the great unknown and explore favorite childhood tales of adventure and excitement with our Costume Trunk Theatre! Each week classes finish with a final show that is recorded for friends and family to enjoy!

9:45 Dance Party Craze
Dance Party Craze
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
$50.00 (monthly)

Dance, the movement of the body in a rhythmic way, releasing energy, or simply taking delight in the movement itself. Did you know dancing helps with flexibility, balance, agility, coordination, power, reactivity and speed.? Dancing bolsters physical and mental health by, improving posture and flexibility, lift mood and ease anxiety. It's also a fun activity that sharpens the mind, increases aerobic power and strength, builds social bonds, and improves your heart health, overall muscle strength, balance and coordination, and reduces depression! Join us each week as we reduce our stress, make friends, and feel the strength of having fun!

10:45 Sing along with Ron
Sing along with Ron
10:45 PM – 11:30 PM
$60.00 (monthly)

Music is often linked to mood. A certain song can make us feel happy, sad, energetic, or relaxed. Music is a great way to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of a group! Come spend a fun hour with Ron, his guitar and the gang singing the old familiar songs, while learning new ones too!

10:45 Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking
10:45 PM – 11:45 PM
$60.00 (monthly)

No doubt scrapbooking develops creativity, as well, scrapbooks can cultivate creative skills and thinking skills and enrich imaginative thinking. Join us each week as we capture moments in time with photographs and our imagination.

12:45 Creations with wood

Creations with wood
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
$70.00

Join us as we introduce a wide variety of woodworking skills including learning to use small screws and nails, become practiced in using sandpaper to round off edges, handling a hammer, learning the importance of making careful measurements, and so much more! Our participants will make a variety of crafts they can enjoy and have fun learning as they go! New to woodworking? Come join us in a fun, exploration-based environment to learn how to work wood safely, use hand tools, build basic structures, and finish wooden projects. Over the course of several short projects, participants will gain skills, accumulate experience, and build confidence to be able to pursue their own woodworking projects.

1:45 Let’s Draw
Let’s Draw
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
$60.00

Grab your pencils, pads (which will be supplied), and creative mind and let your imagination guide you through the world of sketching. Let's enjoy a relaxing time while you let your imagination fly!

1:45 LHPIC Podcast Group
Songs we remember
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
$50.00 (monthly)

Join us each week as our conversations and range of topics revolve around our entire special needs community including those with autism, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health. Let’s identify and discuss the issues that matter to us by deep diving into issues. Join our panel of guests that have a voice, as we explore the challenges that matter to us! Inclusion, accessibility, independence, employment, transportation, housing, recreation, communication, respect, stereotyping, stigma, let’s talk about it!


Thursday

9:45 Baking with friends

Baking with friends
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
$70.00 (monthly)

Baking is an exciting way to introduce a wide variety of skills, and who doesn't like food? For some individuals, life skills are often a part of their learning; the goal is to equip them for independent living. Several distinct skill sets are involved in teaching individuals how to bake.

10:45 Bowling

Bowling
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
$50.00 (monthly)

Ten-pin bowling is a competitive sport in which a player (the "bowler") rolls a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible. It is among the most popular to people with disabilities, as well, for many seniors, irrespective of their age or sports abilities, since it ensures physical exercise and at the same time participation and social integration. Plus, it's great fun! Join us each week at The Bowling Depot (Meet us there or hop on our bus) as we compete against friends and knock as many pins down as you can, get your game face on!

1:45 Spanish
Spanish
12:45 AM – 1:45 AM
$50.00 (monthly)

If you have always wanted to learn Spanish, you're nowhere near alone; tens of millions of people study the language every day around the world. And it's no wonder! Spanish is a language full of beauty, layers of meaning, and a rich linguistic history. In this fun beginner level class, participants have the chance to work with Ana, a true Spanish instructor, to learn some basic conversation techniques that will help you feel more confident about speaking Spanish. This class is a fun interactive, program great for beginners wanting to learn the basics of a new language!

12:45 Fun with Clay

Fun with Clay
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
$70.00 (monthly)

What is clay? Clay is a special kind of earth which is made by the decomposition of rocks through the action of weathering. What does that mean? Well basically, over time, bits of earth are carried from one place to another by water and deposited in areas where the water slows down to a trickle. (Have you ever gone digging by the water’s edge only to grab a handful of muck? Well, that muck is clay.) As the bits of earth travel with the water, they pick up all sorts of stuff and by the time we pick up a box of clay from the pottery store, the muck has been collected and prepared for us to use. All of the tiny rocks and lumps have been removed and some additional materials, like sand are sometimes added to create the perfect workable clay. Join us each week as we sculpt with clay, make some fun projects, and watch it transform!

1:45 Drumming
Drumming and Movement
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
$50.00 (monthly)

Drumsticks, pounded on gym floors, clinked overhead and bounced on exercise balls. Join us for a fun filled afternoon of rhythm and sound! A drumming-based fitness program that combines music, dance and rhythm. Use drumsticks to rock out while working out!
-Each participant will be provided an exercise ball, bucket and drumsticks for the duration of this session.
-Full disclosure this is not a quiet activity but so much fun!

1:45 Board games

Board games
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
$50.00 (monthly)

Play skills are essential for us all to practice every day. Research indicates that play is associated with improved social and communication skills and promotes improved physical and mental health. There are many obvious academic skills involved in games. Take counting, for example: roll the dice, read your number, and move that many spaces—the easy practice of numeral recognition, but it goes so much deeper than that. Join us each week as we discover playing games improves memory and cognitive skills, increases processing speed, develops logic and reasoning, improves critical thinking, boosts spatial reasoning, improves verbal and communication skills, increases attention and concentration, teaches problem-solving, develops confidence and social skills!


Friday

9:45 Creative Crafting Corner

Creative Crafting Corner
9:45 AM – 10:45 PM
$70.00

Take the next step on your crafting journey. With these fun interactive classes, you can explore a wide range of topics and techniques, to help you learn basic craft essentials and take arts and crafts with hands-on experience by completing and sharing your own craft projects. Crafting provides an opportunity for self-expression and creativity. The focus that's involved with crafting stimulates areas of my brain that have been dormant since my middle school art class, keeping our brain sharp and more well-rounded. Also, crafting really improves our mood. Although it can be challenging sometimes, doing something productive (think exercising) helps us get my mind off other things and simply just makes us happier.

9:45 Sign Language
ASL
9:45 AM – 10:45 PM
$50.00

Welcome to ASL class with your host Ana! As you probably know by now ASL is a unique language. It’s entirely different from English and other spoken languages. Grammar is not simply a matter of word order, and it also involves facial expressions and body positions. We encourage you to let go of your inhibitions and give yourself your best efforts. Remember; we are all in this together. This course is to help beginners understand ASL and how to use it. The classes will be hands on, and group practice. Shhh…Voices are not needed!

10:45 Bingo
Bingo
10:45 AM – 11:45 PM
$60.00

An action-packed, interactive hour playing a game of chance in which each player matches numbers printed in different arrangements on cards, winning prizes and having fun! Bingo is most certainly largely a game of luck, but that doesn't stop a feeling of competitiveness during the game and a sense of pride after a win. It's an engaging and fun game that can be competitive in a fun way, knowing skill has very little to do with the outcome. Let’s get one thing straight – bingo is not a boring game. It’s an exciting and unpredictable game that will get your heart racing every time a new ball is about to be drawn. -Virtual prize winners will be given prize when arrangements have been made for pick up/drop off.

12:45 Swimming

Swimming
12:45 AM – 2:45 PM
$50.00

When it's not favorable outside and staying active is a challenge, come join us for inside Swimming, an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints.

12:45 Dimond art

Dimond art
12:45 AM – 1:45 PM
$70.00

Like a combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers, diamond painting is the new creative hobby that’s taking the crafting world by storm. You simply apply colorful resin rhinestones to richly pigmented canvas paintings. The result? Visually dazzling, mosaic diamond artworks that sparkle, shimmer and shine. People describe diamond painting as more relaxing than any other craft because of how calming it feels to place the diamonds one by one. The hours fly by as you channel your creativity into a stunning finished artwork. It's fun, easy — and it's for everyone. Whether you're an experienced crafter or looking for your first creative outlet you can make beautiful diamond art with little effort and no mess! It’s the new hobby that lets you unwind while creating something you’ll be proud of.

12:45 Canvas skills
Canvas skills art
12:45 AM – 1:45 PM
$50.00

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1:45 Spin and Win
Spin and Win
1:45 AM – 2:45 PM
$50.00

Spin and win is a fun, interactive, and challenging game that features a competition in which our participants solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win great prizes determined by spinning a giant carnival wheel! Join us each week, for your chance to spin the wheel and challenge your mind!

1:45 National Geographic explorers
National Geographic explorers
1:45 AM – 2:45 PM
$50.00

National Geographic Explorers is a virtual environment that brings the world of adventure to the explorers of tomorrow. Over the course of 12 weeks, participants will be immersed in a world of wonder as they are transported from tropical rainforests to the deepest ocean—even to outer space


Evenings

7:00 Wheel of fortune
Let's talk about important things
Monday
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
$50.00 (monthly)

Wheel Of Fortune is a fun, interactive, and challenging game that features a competition in which our participants solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win great prizes determined by spinning a giant carnival wheel! Join us each week, for your chance to spin the wheel and challenge your mind!

7:00 UNO online
Online Games with Ana
Tuesday
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
$50.00 (monthly)

Uno is the classic game that’s easy to pick up and impossible to put down! Uno helps players focus on logical thinking, forming strategy and reasoning while deciding on the choice of the card to be picked during a particular turn. Players take turns matching a card in their hand with the current card shown on top of the deck either by color or number. Special action cards deliver game-changing moments as they help you defeat your opponents. These include Skips, Reverses, Draw Twos, Wild and Draw Four Wild cards. You’ll find 25 of each color (red, green, blue, and yellow), eight Wild cards, three Customizable cards and one Special Rule card inside the 112- card deck. If you can’t make a match, you must draw from the central pile! And when you’re down to one card, don’t forget to shout “UNO!” The first player to rid themselves of all the cards in their hand before their opponents wins. It’s Fast Fun for Everyone!

7:00 Songs of all times
Songs of all times with Giselle
Wednesday
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
$50.00 (monthly)

How nice is to end the day relaxing while singing you favorite songs! Come and join us each week to enjoy and share your favorite songs with friends.

7:00 Pokémon drawing
Pokémon drawing with Sarah
Thursday
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
$50.00 (monthly)

Join Sarah each week as she introduced us to the world of Pokémon! In this ongoing class participants will learn how to draw a new Pokémon character every week! We'll learn some of the fundamentals of drawing such as perspective and proportion while chatting with friends and having fun!

5:00 Live Dinner and Dance Party

Dinner and Dance
Friday
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$25.00 (Per Party)

Join Loving Hands each week in a delicious feast, then dance and play with your friends in this fun monthly party.
-October 28th: Halloween Party
-November 25th: 60's Party
-December 16: New Year Party