Welcome to the Squamish Seniors’ Activity Centre Society website!

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Seniors Health Fair and Influenza Immunization Clinic – POSTER
Please bring your care card and short sleeves.
Oct 31, 10 -1,

Squamish election dates to note (source: The Chief newspaper)

In total, Squamish will elect one mayor, six councillors, and two school trustees.

Voting will take place in municipalities across the province on Saturday, Oct. 20. In Squamish, eligible voters can place their ballot at Brennan Park from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Special election polls will be set up at Hilltop House and Shannon Falls Retirement Residence on voting day for employees, patients and residents.

Residents can also attend advance voting days on:
Oct.10, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The 55 Activity Centre
Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Brennan Park Recreation Centre
Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The 55 Activity Centre
Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The 55 Activity Centre

The District uses the provincial voters list for the local election, but new voters who meet the criteria can register on the Elections BC website at elections.bc.ca/register-to-vote.

If you forget to register, you can still vote, but will be required to show two pieces of identification or sign a solemn declaration confirming your residence.

Voters are required to be Canadian citizens, age 18 or older, who have lived in B.C. for six months and have lived in Squamish or owned local property for at least 30 days before registering.

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.

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.

Bus update:
The 15 passenger Ford VAN/BUS is now available to us. If you have any suggestions for an outing please contact the front desk.

The MENS’ SHED was established in Squamish. Located on the Cedars land at Pemberton and Eaglewind Blvd. They are looking for volunteers – contact Rick if you are interested – rick.mckinney@sscs.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 Seniors Centre staff, were elected at the Seniors Centre Society AGM  in June. Were you at that meeting to have your say?

The DOS Council:

Mayor Patricia Heintzman, standing down
Councillor Doug Race, running for re-election
Councillor Jason Blackman-Wulff, standing down
Councillor Ted Prior, standing down
Councillor Karen Elliott, running for mayor
Councillor Peter Kent, standing down
Councillor Susan Chapelle, running for mayor

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 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.

Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their special day this month.

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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