Welcome to the 55 Activity Centre (formerly Squamish Seniors’ Centre) website!

For DISCLAIMER” see bottom of page.

The purpose of the Squamish Seniors Centre Society is to advise and assist in the operation of a centre for the recreational, educational and social activities for senior citizens of the Squamish area.

The Squamish Seniors Centre Society is operated by volunteers only.
If you are willing to participate please contact us at admin@squamishseniorscentre.com

Lawn Bowling Greens restoration.
We have raised $39,000 in grants towards the restoration of the lawn bowling greens, including artificial turf. The District is contributing the site services required other than the installation of the artificial turf. We need to establish a lawn bowling club to operate the facility starting this Summer. If you are interested in joining this club contact us at admin@squamishseniorscentre.com

On June 14, 2022 we responded to the Mayor’s invitation and make a presentation to Council.
Our request was voiced to return the Seniors Centre to Seniors.
Mike Sherlock and Francois Morel created and presented excellent material.
Some Councillors voiced their opinion that we ought to share The 55 with kids, at least for a number of years. Perhaps staff have not shared with Council that the Schools have facilities for rent at a reasonable rate after school hours that kids can use.

One Councillor mentioned that he had heard from Seniors that they want kids in the Seniors Centre. If you share this opinion we would like to hear from you – write admin@squamishseniorscentre.com

The matter was referred to Staff for further action.
We need directors to join our Board to carry forward our 2008 mandate: .. to advise and assist in the operation of a centre for the recreational, educational and social activities for senior citizens of the Squamish area.

A video of our presentation is here.
Your president’s speaking notes are here.

WE NOW HAVE A LOGO – LINK Logo Artwork for distribution

She won in the “create a logo” competition which had resulted in six entries.
But it was open to members only.
To become a member and pay your $10 fee, contact Judi Rhodes at membership@squamishseniorscentre.com

If you wish to be put on the wait list for future sessions of this Society sponsored programme contact us at admin@squamishseniorscentre.com
Also check the ACTIVITIES page.

Council passed a motion for staff to ‘broadly’ consult Seniors on programming at the 55, Westwinds and Brennan Park. If you would like updates on this process, ask to be put on our NEWSLETTER distribution list: admin@squamishseniorscentre.com 

Your Society has raised funds in the form of grants to enable us to run Tai Chi programs. We also  obtained additional funding for more Art Workshops in the art room of the 55, hopefully starting soon..

Keep in touch with your community @squamishseniors
I am not a Facebook aficionado, but some of you will certainly be equipped to continue this conversation.

Group of 18 with border a
Come and join one of the various walking/hiking clubs that suits your ability.
Check SquamishLive for hikes offered by the Muni.

Regarding membership fee collection and ticket sales for our events when liquor will be available
We were notified that the DOS will no longer be selling tickets to our events that involve the serving of liquor, notwithstanding that we always had a valid liquor license and a $5 Million liability insurance coverage in favor of the District. From now on volunteers will be handling these ticket sales from the 55 and your participation will be needed.
Contact: Carol Laktin know – 604 892 3676 cjlaktin@shaw.ca.

Sign up for one or all of the District Email Newsletters  – LINK

The DONATIONS page is now live – LINK.  Ask your friends to consider a donation/bequest to our Society during this SEASON OF GIVING. We do provide a tax receipt and will use the funds to provide low cost programs for Seniors at our Centre. Perhaps also subsidize some of the more expensive bus outings so everyone can participate.

Be First to Know
Sign up for our Seniors Newsletter advising of special events, special recreation VAN outings and Seniors related issues in general.
Send an email to admin@squamishseniorscentre.com giving us your name and phone number.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter it is easy to unsubscribe.

Hurford, Armand – Mayor
Lauren Greenlaw
Andrew Hamilton
Stoner, Jenna
Andersen, Eric
French, John
Pettingill, Chris
Contact: council@squamish.ca

Take a look by clicking on this link – LINK

Click on this LINK

When to Take CPP?
Read this item by the Globe’s Rob Carrick.

Better at Home programme.
You may want to know about the assistance offered by our Provincial Government in their “Better at Home” programme. It is meant to keep Seniors in their homes longer by providing low cost assistance with housekeeping chores including light yard work, grocery shopping etc.
The cost for these services is income dependent.
The details are in the brochure; via this link.

The Squamish Men’s Shed was established in 2016 with the primary purpose of  fostering well-being of senior men , and women who may  wish to join. Shed activities include discussions on health matters and work on community projects with a specific aim of reducing isolation . The shed has a well equipped carpentry shop located in the Westwinds Building on 3rd Avenue Some of the projects completed by these senior men are the bench at the corner of Third and Pemberton, the Xmas toy box in the Cedars lounge and the Bat condo in the estuary. For more details and to join, contact ; info@squamishmensshed.ca

You can see a slide show of random Senior Centre photos taken approximately 2012 through 2015 by clicking on this link. The same slide show  is also played at times on the big TV in the social area.

For our upcoming events please go to the “Special Events” page.

The current Board of Directors who are also the Advisory Board to the 55 Activity Centre staff, were elected at the Seniors Centre Society AGM  in November 2022.Were you at that meeting to have your say? We had an excellent turnout – over 50 attended.
Nelson Winterburn, interim president, nwinterburn@telus.net;
Judi Rhodes, Treasurer rhodesjudi@telus.net
Francois Morel francoismorel101@gmail.com
Pennie McNutt, penniedawne@gmail.com
Eleanor Bowcock, bowcock2@telus.net
Elvena Morrison, text to 604 848 5558
Carol Laktin Social Convener but not a Board member, cjlaktin@shaw.ca
All directors are unpaid volunteers. Neither do we have paid staff.

The purpose of this website is to offer seniors a convenient way to find up-to-date information on what’s happening at the 55 Activity Centre (previously known as the Squamish Seniors Centre) and in the Seniors’ community. This home page will be updated with reports to keep you in the know even when you can’t make it down to the centre.

Make sure to keep coming back for the monthly schedule of activities and events! Check out the calendar and schedules on the “ACTIVITIES” page.
Special events are listed on the “SPECIAL EVENTS” page.

Registration for programs can be done online or at either Brennan Park Rec Centre or the 55+ Activity Centre.  The  Calendar of Events is available at the Centre or check out the Activities page for a link.

DISCLAIMER: This site is operated by the Webmaster on behalf of the Squamish Seniors Centre Society. Any opinions expressed herein should not be considered to be  the opinions of the District of Squamish or its Recreation Department or the 55+ Activity Centre.

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