For DISCLAIMER” see bottom of page.
Support by the Squamish Community Foundation – LINK
I attended their annual awards event and received on behalf of our Society a cheque for $500 in support of subsidized visual arts programs that were recently held at the 55+. These are intended for all Squamish Seniors (55+). This is the third year we have received their support. This programme filled up early.
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.
OUR 2019 PAINTING CLASS
Regarding future ticket sales for our events when liquor will be available POSTER
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.
If you are able to take part in selling tickets for future events after this St. Paddy’s Pub Night
please let Carol Laktin know – 604 892 3676 email@example.com.
The Trail Society succeeded in obtaining a $25,000 grant from Horizons for Seniors, a BC Government granting agency. This grant requires that Seniors be involved in the project in a capacity other than doing the actual grunt work.
It involves improving existing trail surfaces to bring them up to a level needed by Seniors in wheelchairs, walkers etc.
If you would like to spend several hours outdoors coordinating and supervising this work, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE Trails Society, for a few months this Spring and Summer, please respond to this email for the purpose of submitting your name and contact information to the Trails Society.
Our past president, Mike Sherlock, wrote a letter of support from which the following excerpt is taken:
“Safe and accessible recreational paths are the most important factor in getting seniors out to enjoy the benefits of nature. The Squamish Seniors Society knows that recreational activity is essential for mental, physical and social well-being. Our society prompts members and visitors to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle and there are many such programs at the centre. We also promote volunteerism and have many members involved in community groups and activities such as this.”
Fourteen people have so far kindly stepped forward – thank you.
Following an open meeting to gather input from our Society members the Seniors Centre Advisory Board presented their recommendations – LINK
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 firstname.lastname@example.org giving us your name and phone number.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter it is easy to unsubscribe.
December 23 to December 26: CLOSED
December 27 to 29: Open from 8:30am-4:30pm
December 30 to January 1: CLOSED
Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 2.
Seniors Pass at the Sea to Sky Gondola – LINK
This is now on sale for $109.00 for a one year pass until end of December – regular $139.00.
The validity of this new purchase starts from the expiry of any existing pass you may have.
Includes benefits such as 20% off any purchases in the gift shops and 20% off companion tickets – grand kids.
The Winter Program Guide is out– LINK
The 55+ Adult section starts on page 48
LOCAL ELECTIONS RESULTS – LINK
Final determination of results provided by the DOS:
Elliott, Karen – Mayor
CAREGIVERS TAX SAVINGS
Take a look by clicking on this link – LINK
ARE YOU AWARE?
Click on this LINK
Men-on-the-Move Tee Shirts. LINK
These high quality Ultra Cotton Gildan Tee’s are a considerable success with the programme participants.
Kriszti also is wearing one…
If you would like to order yours, please let me know – $25 plus tax.
The Squamish Street Market will be providing a variety of food options and craft beverages to choose from for every volunteer. LINK
Dementia Friends Workshop.
If you missed this recent workshop put on by the Alzheimer Society you may be interested in the presentation material – LINK
Protect your Facebook.
You will have heard in the news about the potential collection of your private information by snooping apps running on Facebook. You can disable these apps as explained in the attached CBC NEWS article. I followed the instructions – they work and are not difficult. Put your grand-kids to work… LINK
When to Take CPP?
Read this item by the Globe’s Rob Carrick.
While you are considering this have a look at this life expectancy calculator.
Just don’t take the results too seriously….LINK
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 ; email@example.com
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.
Have you checked the new programmes offered.
For details go to the Activities 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 June.Were you at that meeting to have your say?
|Sharon Tait, Secretary||604 898 firstname.lastname@example.org;|
|Chair is by rotation:|
|Rick Boulier, Director||604 892 email@example.com;|
|Carol Laktin, Director||604 892 firstname.lastname@example.org;|
|Bob Redford, Director||604 898 email@example.com;|
|Arlene Ingraham. Director||604 898 firstname.lastname@example.org;|
|Tony Biggin-Pound, Director||604 898 email@example.com;|
|Margaret Taylor, Director||604 898 9536|
|Suzanne Vaudrin, Director||604 329 firstname.lastname@example.org;|
|Bill Berg||604 898 email@example.com;|
|Herbert Vesely||604 815 0805||Herbert@vesely.ca|
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.