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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCIETY SPONSORED TAI CHI CLASSES ARE AGAIN STARTING UP
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, January 25 until April 1, 2022.
For Squamish residents age 55+.
10 classes @$3.00/class
No drop-ins. You must be preregistered to participate.
Mask and double vaccination required.
Safety Protocol HERE
SHORT BREAD AND SHERRY – FREE
At The 55 – December 17 1:30 to 3:30
Sing along with Ian Brown
Need to preregister at The 55 Dec 2, 3 and Dec 9,10 from 11am to 1 pm
TAI CHI AT THE 55 ACTIVITY CENTRE
If you wish to be put on the wait list for future sessions of this Society sponsored programme contact Patricia at
COVID-19 MASKS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION – LINK
Health Canada just provide this updated information. Protect yourself with the correct kind of mask!
DOUBLE VACCINATION AND A MASK ARE NOW REQUIRED AT THE 55
COUNCIL’S POSITION ON A ‘SENIORS STRATEGY’ – LINK
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: email@example.com
YOU HAVE BEEN ASKING WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE 55
Your Society has raised funds in the form of grants to enable us to run Tai Chi programs throughout the Winter. We also obtained additional funding for more Art Workshops in the art room of the 55, hopefully starting in January, COVID protocols permitting.
CAROL, OUR TREASURER, IS ACCEPTING A $2,000 GRANT CHEQUE FROM WOODFIBRE-LNG
OUR SOCIAL CHAT LOCATION ON FACEBOOK
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.
THE MEN-ON-THE-MOVE CLASS BIDS GOODBY TO CHRISTINE CREER
With our best wishes, Christine is leaving for new opportunities in Powell River.
HIKING IMPROVES YOUR HEALTH – INFORMATION
Come and join one of the various walking/hiking clubs that suits your ability.
Check SquamishLive for hikes offered by the Muni.
Support by the Squamish Community Foundation – LINK
We have received extensive support for our Society sponsored programs during the pandemic – a great big THANK YOU. This local non-profit’s good work depends on donations from the community so please consider them when the time comes to make your list of donation recipients and bequests.
Support by Woodfibre LNG
We have received support for our Society sponsored programs during the pandemic – also a great big THANK YOU.
Regarding membership fee collection and ticket sales for our events when liquor will be available
We will be selling $10.00 memberships to our Society in December. If you are able to spend some time at The 55 doing this, please let us knaw.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com giving us your name and phone number.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter it is easy to unsubscribe.
Elliott, Karen – Mayor
CAREGIVERS TAX SAVINGS
Take a look by clicking on this link – LINK
ARE YOU AWARE?
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 MENS’ SHED
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 on the west side of unit 21 at 38021 Third avenue, behind Cedars Housing. 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 ; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2021.Were you at that meeting to have your say? We had an excellent turnout – over 70 attended.
Herbert Vesely, President email@example.com
Judy Dunn, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Judi Rhodes, Treasurer email@example.com
Brenda Triance firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Sherlock email@example.com
Diane Sherlock firstname.lastname@example.org
Nelson Winterburn email@example.com;
Bill Berg firstname.lastname@example.org;
Rick Boulier email@example.com;
Carol Laktin Social Convener firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.