ROTHESAY HIVE: Frequently Asked Questions
The ROTHESAY HIVE is a gathering place to nurture the health and well-being of older adults (50+) through a hub of activities that focus on socialization, connection, health and wellness, intergenerational programming, lifelong learning and outreach.
The Town of Rothesay and the YMCA of Greater Saint John have formed a partnership for the Y to operate the ROTHESAY HIVE. In addition to housing the ROTHESAY HIVE, the Town of Rothesay has formed and appointed the ROTHESAY HIVE Advisory Committee, a group of volunteers to provide oversight on their behalf.
The ROTHESAY HIVE Advisory Committee is a group of volunteers representing the community appointed by the Town to provide oversight for the ROTHESAY HIVE Age Friendly Community Centre. The Committee meets regularly and provides updates to Town Council.
Thanks to some grants and sponsorships secured by the Town in 2018, the Town was able to offset some of the initial start-up costs to convert and furnish the space into the new ROTHESAY HIVE Age Friendly Community Centre.
The YMCA of Greater Saint John is a not-for-profit, registered charity that has been in existence for over 165 years. The Y uses a membership based approach coupled with philanthropic efforts to deliver programs and services.
The established fees for the ROTHESAY HIVE help cover the annual operating costs involved in offering the ROTHESAY HIVE programs and services including things such as a full-time coordinator and program supplies
The YMCA has an assistance program available to individuals who would like to participate in proven Y programs but feel they need financial support with membership and program fees. Ask our coordinator for a Strong Communities Opportunity Fund application form.
The ROTHESAY HIVE is located in the Rothesay Town Hall at 70 Hampton Road in Rothesay. Upon walking in the building, the HIVE is on your right.
Free parking is available adjacent to the Rothesay Town Hall and across the street in the front section of the Rothesay High School. A well-marked crosswalk can assist you in making a safe passage across the street.
We welcome participation from individuals in neighbouring communities.
The focus of the ROTHESAY HIVE is to support older adults 50 years of age and older however we look to engage all generations through intergenerational program offerings.
A ROTHESAY HIVE annual membership is $50 plus tax a year.
The ROTHESAY HIVE annual membership provides you with access to the centre as well as a number of other complimentary benefits such as: a monthly electronic newsletter, access to a book exchange, access to a computer area, access to age friendly information & resources as well as coffee and conversation to name a few. Other programs are available for a small extra fee. These are marked on our monthly activities calendar. Our coordinator would be pleased to review the complete list of benefits with interested individuals.
YMCA memberships includes full, unlimited access to the ROTHESAY HIVE as well as the Saint John Field House that is opening this fall.
A ROTHESAY HIVE membership is required to access the facility.
We welcome individuals to share their skills and talents with the ROTHESAY HIVE. We have a number volunteer opportunities available from group fitness leaders, to greeters at the welcome desk. Our coordinator can provide you with our volunteer form and review the screening process.
The current operational hours are Monday through Friday 9 am – 3 pm. We encourage you to refer to the monthly the activities calendar/schedule as the above times may change from time to time to accommodate off-site programming and activities.
We strive to be an inclusive and welcoming space. Please reach out to our coordinator in advance of an activity for information around accommodations and supports.
We offer both drop-in and registered programs at the ROTHESAY HIVE. Activities that need a minimum number of participants and/or have a maximum number of spaces for participants we ask members to register in advance with our coordinator. Please refer to the calendar for more information.
You can contact us by phone at 506-799-9240 or by email at RothesayHive@rothesay.ca. We also have an online presence through our Facebook group “Rothesay Hive” and our website www.olderadults.ymca.ca. When you are on the website, you can select “ROTHESAY HIVE Age Friendly Community Centre” from the locations tab on the front page menu.