Join us this August for a variety of engaging programs and events at the Seniors’ Activity Centre.

 

 

 

Summer facility closure

 

The seniors' centre will be closed from August 29 to September 5 for our annual facility maintenance.


The cafeteria will be closed but take-out food service will be available in the cafeteria Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Register for August programs

 

Registration for programs starting in August is now open.

 

Save the date: Registration for general fall programs (September to December) starts August 17, and registration for skating, gymnastics, and Swimming Fall Term 1 starts August 24.

 

 

 

 

Seniors’ Activity Centre donations made easy!

 

Did you know that you can donate to these important causes that support seniors in our community?

 

  • Planned Giving – leave a gift in your will or make a memorial gift in honour of a loved one
  • Feed The Need – supports meals for vulnerable seniors in the local community
  • Shuttle Bus – supports the operation of the SAC shuttle bus which runs 100% on donations, sponsorship, and grants
  • Keeping Connected – supports dementia-friendly programs, social supports, and aging-in-place initiatives
  • General Fundraising – supports a variety of needs that directly benefit SAC members
  • Feed the Need via West Vancouver Foundation – supports Feed the Need via the West Vancouver Foundation’s donation portal: westvanfoundation.ca/feedtheneed

Tax Receipts: Donations over $25 qualify for a charitable tax receipt (Charitable Tax # 121 453 963 RR0001)

 

Visit the Seniors' Activity Centre Advisory Board's web page to learn more. For more information, call 604-925-7280.

 

 

 

 

Donate to SACs on 21st Gift Shop

 

We welcome donations of gently used home décor items, china, pictures, children’s toys and books, jewelry, and small furniture. Your treasures can be dropped off at the centre Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. We can also assist with downsizing and pick-up of small furniture.

 

Your favourite little shop inside the Seniors' Activity Centre (SAC) is a collection of your generous donations with all sale proceeds going to the SAC.


Thank you for your ongoing support.

 

 

 

 

Virtual programs

 

Take advantage of a diverse collection of free online programming available to seniors and assembled by Ridge Meadows Seniors Society and South Granville Seniors Centre. Explore and enjoy all that online programming has to offer from the comfort of your living room!


View online programs

 

 

 

 

Electronic device donations

 

Do you have a cell phone or tablet you no longer use?


The Seniors’ Activity Centre is looking for used phones/tablets to give to West Vancouver seniors in need. When dropping off your device, please have it set to factory reset or provide the passcode to the device. Staff will ensure all information is cleared before giving your device to a senior.


For more information, please contact Hannah Rennie at hrennie@westvancouver.ca or phone at 604-925-7287.

 

 

 

 

Volunteer with us in the Garden Side Café!

 

Volunteer substitutes welcome Monday to Friday in all positions:

  • Dishwasher assistant (12:30–2:30 p.m.)
  • Baker support (8–10 a.m.)
  • Opener (8–11 a.m.)
  • Food packer (8:30–11 a.m.)
  • Busser (11 a.m.–2 p.m.)
  • Closer (1–3 p.m.)
  • Baristas (8:30–11 a.m., 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m., 1:30–3:30 p.m.)

We are recruiting volunteers for the fall! Please email the times you are available during the week, as well as your preferred roles, to scvolunteers@westvancouver.ca. If you have not yet completed the District's volunteer onboarding process, please register online here.

 

 

 

 

Join our volunteer driver team!

 

Email your availability, driver’s abstract, and a photo of your Class 5 licence to scvolunteers@westvancouver.ca.

 

Takeout connector driver
Saturdays 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
Help with delivering nutritious food to local seniors who may face obstacles to visiting our cafeteria in person. You will pack meals, do vehicle checks for a car (not a bus), drive, and deliver meals with the volunteer navigator. Contact Hannah at hrennie@westvancouver.ca

 

Keeping Connected medical appointments
Take seniors to their appointments.

On-call times vary. We will provide at least one week's notice. Contact Stephanie at sjordan@westvancouver.ca

 

 

 

 

Feed the Need Intergenerational Market Make-It Workshops

 

Learn new arts and crafts and fundraise for a great cause in these free workshops! Prepare and sell unique artisan merchandise to raise funds for Feed the Need, a meal security program for local seniors.

 

Sign up for an upcoming workshop:

 

Thursday, August 18
4–6 p.m. (119794)

Saturday, August 20
11 a.m.–1 p.m. (119803)

 

Register here or call 604-925-7280.

 

 

 

 

Feed the Need Intergenerational Market Planning Committee

 

Are you a current volunteer looking to plan and lead fun arts workshops or markets? Collaborate with youth and peers to bring Make-It Workshops and an intergenerational holiday market to life.


Location: Seniors’ Activity Centre (695 21st Street)
Time: 4–5 p.m.
Date: First Thursday of every month

 

2022 committee meeting dates:

  • Thursday, August 4
  • Thursday, September 8 (meeting on the second Thursday)
  • Thursday, October 6
  • Thursday, November 3
  • Thursday, December 1

 

 

 

 

Purdy's Chocolate Bar Fundraiser for Keeping Connected

 

Join the Purdy’s Chocolate Bar Fundraiser to help support the Seniors' Activity Centre's Keeping Connected department!


Bars are $2.50 each. Indulge in your favourite flavour (dark or milk chocolate). Every purchase will go towards a great cause.

 

 

 

 

Keeping Connected: Gratitude Circle

 

Start your day with your head high and heart open. Practise living with gratitude—it is a powerful and transformative tool. Join us for a morning meditation and set your good intentions for the day.

 

Tuesdays

10:30 a.m.

$6.10 per class

Drop-in or register here.

 

 

 

 

Keeping Connected: Daybreak

 

This Keeping Connected program welcomes anyone living with memory loss to join us for two hours of activities, reminiscing, playing games, and appreciating life. Margaret leads this class with patience and plenty of smiles.

 

Mondays

July 4–August 22
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

125798

Register here.

 

 

 

 

Keeping Connected: Memory and Imagination Workshop


Are you or a loved one living with memory loss? Join our Imagination Wednesday Workshops in August.

 

Wednesdays
August 3, 10 & 17

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
128933
Free

Register here.

 

 

 

 

Keeping Connected: Summer Barbecue

 

Our summer barbecue offers a chance for the Keeping Connected participants to meet and explore the upcoming program offerings. This event will take place on the terrace and is a great way for participants to reconnect, share a meal, and make new friends.

 

Thursday, August 18
12:15–1:45 p.m.
126018
Free
Register here.

 

 

 

 

Keeping Connected: Musical Monday

 

Welcome back to our Keeping Connected Musical Mondays program!

 

Join with friends for an afternoon of conversation and music in a coffee house setting at the Seniors’ Activity Centre.

 

We will enjoy a different performer each month—in August, Bob and the Yorkettes will be joining us for some upbeat piano playing and a sing-along. Everyone is welcome!

 

Monday, August 22
1:45–2:45 p.m.
126000

Drop-in for $6
Register here.

 

 

 

 

Wellness: Mindfulness Meditation Workshop – 'Finding Peace and Happiness'

 

Join Susan P. as she leads you through mindfulness meditation and breathwork, and learn how you can experience peace and tranquility and find the sense of joy in your life.

 

Saturday, August 27
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
127925

$20
Register here.

 

 

 

 

West Vancouver Memorial Library

 

Whether you have a question, need a recommendation, or want help using your device, library staff are available to provide assistance seven days a week. Contact us.

 

Summer Music Series

 

Join us under the tent on the Readers’ Rooftop for music on a Monday afternoon.

 

Monday, August 8

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Free

 

Monday, August 22

11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Free


More information is available here.

 

Digitization Basics

 

Get an overview of how to use the library’s digitization equipment to convert photos, films, and cassette tapes from analog to digital formats.

 

Friday, August 5
2–3:30 p.m.
Free
Register here.

 

Canning & Preserving

 

Come and share all your tips and tricks for canning and preserving and learn from each other. Grab a cookbook from our extensive collection, find a recipe, try it out at home, share what worked and what didn’t.

 

Tuesday, August 23
1–3 p.m.
Free
Register here.

 

Kathryn Willcock in Conversation with Pat Ardley

 

Join two local authors for an exciting conversation about their experiences and adventures living on the BC Coast.

 

Saturday, August 27
2–3:30 p.m.
Free
Register here.

 




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