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

For DISCLAIMER” see bottom of page.

WELLNESS FAIR – POSTER
October 30 – 10 am to 1 pm
Get your flu shot, free for over 65.
Complementary fruit, coffee, tea .
Visit the many displays and health tip tables.

2019 FEDERAL ELECTION – ALL CANDIDATES MEETING INFORMATION
Oct 2nd – 6:30 pm at the Quest University

HOW TO VOTE INFORMATION
Monday, October 21 – 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

CANDIDATES:
CONSERVATIVES
GREENS
LIBERALS
NDP

END OF SUMMER BBQ  – PHOTOS

ST. PATRIC’S DAY PARTY  – PHOTOS

HIKING IMPROVES YOUR HEALTH – INFORMATION
Come and join one of the various walking/hiking clubs that suits your ability.
Over-the-Hill Hikers – meets Tuesdays – contact Heather T: 604-815-8561, sidsworthh@telus.net.
Senior Walkers – meets Fridays at 10 am, see CALENDAR in Chief.
Tantalus Walking Club – meets Tuesdays at 10 am, see CALENDAR in Chief,                        T: 604-898-5594

FLU VACCINEINFORMATION
Ontario seniors will be getting a high dose flu vaccine this fall.
The immune system weakens as humans age. This places older individuals at greater risk of severe illness. Aging also affects the immune system’s ability to respond to threats. A higher dose flu shot gives older people a better immune response and better protection.
If you are concerned about the vaccine to be made available to us this fall contact the Coastal Health office on 1140 Hunter Place – behind Nesters – Phone: (604) 892-2293.

MY PANIC BUTTONARTICLE
From the CARP website.
Perhaps you will find it as funny as I have…

The By-Law to restrict wild camping is now in effect– LINK

We encountered “The Three Seniors” on the KVR bike trail near Penticton
Their website is full of good resources for seniors who want to do easy mountain biking using an E-bike. They left us in the dust on their E-bikes. https://emountainbikingforseniors.com

The sections of the KVR extending 15km E of Penticton and inside the Myra Canyon Provincial Park are vey scenic, in very good condition and can easily be done by any reasonably fit senior.

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

Download this photo.

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 cjlaktin@shaw.ca.

Food Services
We have met with a potential operator and more news should be coming soon

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.

The Summer 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
Councillors:
Race, Doug
Stoner, Jenna
Hurford, Armand
Andersen, Eric
French, John
Pettingill, Chris
Contact: council@squamish.ca

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.

Volunteer Opportunity.
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.

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 ; 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.

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?

Name Position Phone/Email
Sharon Tait, Secretary 604 898 4470 stait53@telus.net;
Chair is by rotation:
Rick Boulier, Director 604 892 5325 joyrick@shaw.ca;
Carol Laktin, Director 604 892 3676 cjlaktin@shaw.ca;
Bob Redford, Director 604 898 1175 rredford@telus.net;
Arlene Ingraham. Director 604 898 1251 ajingraham@shaw.ca;
Tony Biggin-Pound, Director 604 898 9279 tb-p@telus.net;
Margaret Taylor, Director 604 898 9536
Nelson Winterburn, Director 604-898-9240 nwinterburn@telus.net
Honorary Directors
Bill Berg 604 898 3208 bill.berg@shaw.ca;
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.

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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