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

 

 

 

Register now for June programs

 

Registration for programs starting in June is now open.

 

Save the date: Registration for programs starting in July opens on Wednesday, June 15.

 

 

 

 

Volunteers needed for advisory roundtable

 

We are looking for approximately eight to 10 members representing a range of backgrounds and interests to be part of the Volunteer Advisory Roundtable.


Help us develop a long-range sustainable volunteer plan for Parks, Culture, and Community Services.


Send us your application before Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.


Learn more at westvancouver.ca/volunteeradvisory.

 

 

 

 

Explore free online programming

 

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

 

 

 

 

Don't miss the SACS on 21st pop-up sale

 

Another SACS on 21st Gift Shop pop-up sale is coming up on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Due to its size, the sale will be held inside the shop and on the outdoor patio. Paintings, kitchenware, curios, jewelry, clothing, shoes, and much more will be 50% off the regular price.


We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

Fabrics Arts Room closed for renovations

 

All fabric arts programs have been moved or cancelled while the room is closed for renovations. Keep an eye out for the grand unveiling of the makeover this summer!

 

 

 

 

Volunteer with us in the Garden Side Café!

 

Substitutes welcome Monday to Friday in all positions:

  • Baker support (8–10 a.m.)
  • Opener (8–11 a.m.)
  • Food packer (8:30–11 a.m.)
  • Busser (10 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.)

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.

 

 

 

 

Create crafts for a cause at an intergenerational workshop

 

Learn new arts and crafts, collaborate with others, and fundraise for a great cause in these free workshops that bring together youth and seniors! 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, June 16
4–6 p.m. (119792)

Saturday, June 18
11 a.m.–1 p.m. (119801)

Thursday, July 21
4–6 p.m. (119793)

Saturday, July 23
11 a.m.–1 p.m. (119802)

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.

 

 

 

 

Join the 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 to life make-it workshops and the intergenerational holiday market, in support of West Vancouver's Feed the Need food security program.

 

Planning committee meetings take place on the first Thursday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Seniors' Activity Centre.

 

2022 committee meeting dates:

  • Thursday, June 2
  • Thursday, July 7
  • Thursday, August 4
  • Thursday, September 8 (meeting on the second Thursday)
  • Thursday, October 6
  • Thursday, November 3
  • Thursday, December 1

 

 

 

 

Daybreak: Keeping Connected program accepting registrants

 

Join us for a new program for those living with Alzheimer’s. Participate in two hours of activities that include reminiscing, playing games, creating art, and appreciating life together. This class is hosted by a qualified and compassionate caregiver. A morning snack will be served.

 

Note: The program is currently underway; late registrations are welcome. The last session is on June 27.


Mondays
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

122380
$120/six-week session

Register here.

 

 

 

 

New Keeping Connected program: Memory and Movement

 

Do you know someone living with memory loss? This two-hour class is for anyone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their caregiver/partner. The class is divided into sections including stretching, movement, and gentle exercise, followed by an hour of socializing. Coffee and treats provided.

 

Thursdays
May 26 to June 30
1–3 p.m.
123248
$40/for two people

Register here.

 

 

 

 

Learn Farsi and explore Persian culture
*Please note date change

 

Learn how to communicate with other Farsi speakers as you explore Persian culture, tradition, and food. Instructor: Bita.

 

Tuesdays
June 7 to July 26
4:30–5:30 p.m.
118997
$20
Register here.

 

 

 

 

Screen Time for Seniors

 

Learn more about your phones, tablets, laptops, and more! Students from Collingwood School will help you learn all about technology and answer any questions you have. Learn how to use apps, FaceTime, email, apps, QR code setup, and general troubleshooting. You must bring your own charged device to class.

 

Thursday, June 9
4:30–5:30 p.m.
124031
Register here.

 

 

 

 

Ride available for Quilt Canada Convention trip

 

Need a ride? Our shuttle bus will take registrants to and from the Vancouver Convention Centre for the Quilt Canada event. Cost includes entrance fee and bus trip.

 

Friday, June 17
9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
123111
$35
Register here.

 

 

 

 

June Alzheimer’s Café: getting out and about

 

This month's Alzheimer's Café will focus on public transit and getting around.

 

The event is geared towards anyone who is living with memory loss and their caregivers, or anyone who is curious about what life with Alzheimer's is like. Everyone is welcome to this fun party featuring a guest speaker, snacks, and entertainment.

 

Tuesday, June 21
12:30–2 p.m.
122999
Free
Register here.

 

 

 

 

Garden Club: Loutet trip

 

The Garden Club will be visiting Loutet Garden in North Vancouver to learn about their sharing garden and what they do.

 

Thursday, June 23
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
122843
$5
Register here.

 

 

 

 

New! Pottery workshop with Julie

 

Get messy, work with your hands, and come away with a clay creation!

 

Friday June 24
1–3 p.m.
$30
123247
Register here.

 

 

 

 

June wellness week: learn about visual impairment

 

Are you living with visual impairment, or would like to know more about visual impairment resources available to you or a family member?

 

Join us on a bus trip to tour the Canadian National Institute for the Blind‘s (CNIB) new location! Learn about the latest developments and technologies available to those with visual impairments.

 

Participants will leave the Seniors' Activity Centre in the morning and return midday following the tour.

 

Friday, June 24
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
122979
$5
Register here.

 

 

 

 

IKEA Coquitlam trip

 

Visit the IKEA store in Coquitlam. Arrive in time for the morning breakfast special and wander the incredible show rooms for home décor ideas, and shop. We have storage on the bus for small items.

 

Friday, July 8
10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
125224
$12
Register here.

 

 

 

 

Fabric Workshop with Kimia

 

Join Kimia for a fabric workshop and learn how to incorporate recycled materials into making some fun and functional products. Learn sewing skills and take home a finished product at the end of the session.

 

Monday, July 11
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
125607
$30

Register here.

 

 

 

Electronic device donations

 

Do you have an old 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.

 

 

 

 

Support the Seniors’ Activity Centre through planned giving

 

Has the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre personally enriched your life or the life of a loved one?

 

Please consider leaving a gift in your will to the Seniors’ Activity Centre or honour the memory of a loved one by making a memorial gift in their name. Every gift helps support the Seniors’ Activity Centre’s future, its mission, and enriches our West Vancouver community for generations to come.

 

To learn more, call the Seniors’ Activity Centre at 604-925-7280.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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, June 10

2–3:30 p.m.

Free

Register here.


Friday, June 17

2–4 p.m.

Drop-in
Free

Register here.

 

iNaturalist: Getting Started

 

Get an introduction to iNaturalist, a community science website and app. Learn how to use this powerful digital tool to learn about nature and share your observations with your community.


Tuesday, June 14

2–3 p.m.
Free
Register here.

 

Indigenous Cinema: Inhabitants

 

In observation of National Indigenous Peoples Day, we present the film Inhabitants, which follows five Indigenous tribes across deserts, coastlines, forests, and prairies as they restore their traditional land management practices.


Tuesday, June 21

6:30–7:45 p.m.
Free
Register here.

 

Resilient Gardens for a Changing Climate with Linda Gilkeson [VIRTUAL]

 

Join Linda Gilkeson to learn how extreme weather affects trees and plants, how to design resilient food and ornamental gardens, and how to help plants survive extreme weather.


Thursday, June 23

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Free
Register here.

 

Climate Change and Your Health: Dr. Melissa Lem in Conversation with Dr. Kaylee Byers [VIRTUAL]

 

Join Dr. Melissa Lem in conversation with Dr. Kaylee Byers as they discuss how climate change is affecting your well-being and how connecting with nature can improve your health.


Saturday, June 25

2–3:30 p.m.
Free
Register here.

 




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