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

For DISCLAIMER” see bottom of page.

Referendum on the B.C. Voting System
You will have received the referendum package in the mail by now.
There is plenty of information out there to guide you in your decision.
This week’s Chief Paper has a number of useful articles on why a change could be what we need. Pages A10, A12 and A17 – LINK.
Only here, in the USA and in the UK is the “first past the post” system still in use.
There is an item by Andrew Coyne, a National Post columnist and CBC personality that you may want to hear – LINK.

Still not sure how to vote?
In that case you may want to only answer question one on the ballot:
Keep the Current First Past the Post System or change to the Proportional Representation System.

A very basic explanation is provided by CTV News – LINK

Allow enough time in the mail for Elections BC to receive your completed voting package.
Deadline for receipt is 4:30 p.m. on November 30, 2018.

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

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 to be held this winter at the 55+. These are intended for all Seniors of Squamish. Details will be in the Winter programme guide. This is the third year we have received their support. The resulting programmes 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.

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.

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 Seniors 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
Suzanne Vaudrin, Director 604 329 5824 vaudrins@hotmail.com;
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 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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3 Responses to Welcome to the 55+ (formerly Squamish Seniors’ Activity Centre) website!

  1. Pingback: Squamish Seniors Centre Volunteer Opportunities | Squamish Seniors Centre

  2. Sandra Wood says:

    I am glad to see the new website . I have not noticed the boxes and surveys around town but will keep looking. Would it be possible to have a link to the survey for those who would rather do it online?

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