For DISCLAIMER” see bottom of page.
THE MAYOR IS ASKING FOR YOUR STORIES – LINK
Put pen to paper and contribute to the COMMUNITY CONVERSATION PROJECT.
You can obtain more information, share your thoughts at – LINK
The project is called Your Story – Our Community, and its purpose is to use an online, anonymous app to collect pandemic‐related experiences from Squamish residents.
TAI CHI AND ART WORK SHOPS AT THE 55 ACTIVITY CENTRE
… have been put on hold pending a relaxation of the Coastal Health restrictions on indoor gatherings.
These programs were planned for the 55 with the support of Recreation staff. Regrettably, we were now told that Tai Chi would be moved to Brennan Park.
This is unfortunate as Brennan Park does not have a ventilation system; the 55 does. According to research ventilation is important for reducing the risk of a virus spread. Hopefully this decision can be re-visited by the time Coastal Health allows our activity.
PROGRAMS PUT ON BY THE DISTRICT
… have been severely restricted as a result of the current Coastal Health regulations – LINK
COVID-19 MASKS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION – LINK
Health Canada just provide this updated information. Protect yourself with the correct kind of mask!
COUNCIL’S POSITION ON A ‘SENIORS STRATEGY’ – LINK
On October 6 Council passed a motion for staff to ‘broadly’ consult Seniors on programming at the 55, Westwinds and Brennan Park. This is where matters now stand but stay tuned …
FLU CLINICS – LINK
By Vancouver Coastal Health. If 65+ its free. Bring your ID.
YOU HAVE BEEN ASKING WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE 55
Senior staff have informed us that they “… have been reviewing plans and are very optimistic we can begin opening the 55 in mid‐ November. We will start with just Seniors’ programming and add multi generational programming after 4 pm following that”.
Your Society has raised funds in the form of grants to enable us to run Tai Chi programs throughout the Winter. They will start in mid November at the 55. We also obtained additional funding from the United Way for five more Art Workshops in the art room of the 55, starting in January, COVID protocols permitting.
Seniors, it is necessary that you file your tax return in order to receive certain benefits. Do this even though you owe no taxes. It can be done online for free. Ask your grand kids to do it for you – LINK
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.
Over-the-Hill Hikers – meets Tuesdays – contact Heather T: 604-815-8561, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 ; 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.
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;|
|Arlene Ingraham. Director||604 898 email@example.com;|
|Tony Biggin-Pound, Director||604 898 firstname.lastname@example.org;|
|Margaret Taylor, Director||604 898 9536|
|Nelson Winterburn, Directoremail@example.com|
|Bill Berg||604 898 firstname.lastname@example.org;|
|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.