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

For DISCLAIMER” see bottom of page.

The Squamish Seniors Centre Society is operated by volunteers only.
If you are willing to participate please contact us at admin@squamishseniorscentre.com

SHORT BREAD AND SHERRY – FREE
At The 55 – December 17 1:30 to 3:30
Sing along with Ian Brown
Need to preregister at The 55 Dec 2, 3 and Dec 9,10 from 11am to 1 pm

POSTER

TAI CHI AT THE 55 ACTIVITY CENTRE
If you wish to be put on the wait list for future sessions of this Society sponsored programme contact Patricia at
patricia@vesely.ca
T: 604-815-0805

COVID-19 MASKS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION – LINK
Health Canada just provide this updated information. Protect yourself with the correct kind of mask!

DOUBLE VACCINATION AND A MASK ARE NOW REQUIRED AT THE 55

COUNCIL’S POSITION ON A ‘SENIORS STRATEGY’ – LINK
Council passed a motion for staff to ‘broadly’ consult Seniors on programming at the 55, Westwinds and Brennan Park. If you would like updates on this process, ask to be put on our NEWSLETTER distribution list: admin@squamishseniorscentre.com 

YOU HAVE BEEN ASKING WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE 55
Your Society has raised funds in the form of grants to enable us to run Tai Chi programs throughout the Winter. We also  obtained additional funding for more Art Workshops in the art room of the 55, hopefully starting in January, COVID protocols permitting.

CAROL, OUR TREASURER, IS ACCEPTING A $2,000 GRANT CHEQUE FROM WOODFIBRE-LNG

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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.
Check SquamishLive for hikes offered by the Muni.

Support by the Squamish Community Foundation – LINK
We have received extensive support for our Society sponsored programs during the pandemic – a great big THANK YOU. 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.

Support by Woodfibre LNG
We have received support for our Society sponsored programs during the pandemic – also a great big THANK YOU.

Regarding membership fee collection and ticket sales for our events when liquor will be available
We will be selling $10.00 memberships to our Society in December. If you are able to spend some time at The 55 doing this, please let us knaw.

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.
Contact: Carol Laktin know – 604 892 3676 cjlaktin@shaw.ca.

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.

OUR COUNCIL
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

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.

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 November 2021.Were you at that meeting to have your say? We had an excellent turnout – over 70 attended.
Herbert Vesely, President herbert@vesely.ca
Judi Rhodes, Secretary rhodesjudi@telus.net
Brenda Triance brendatriance@gmail.com
Mike Sherlock mikeinsquamish@yahoo.ca
Diane Sherlock diane.squamish@gmail.com
Nelson Winterburn nwinterburn@telus.net;
Bill Berg bill.berg@shaw.ca;
Rick Boulier joyrick@shaw.ca;
Carol Laktin cjlaktin@shaw.ca
                      acting treasurer until year end and remaining as Social Convener

AGM Nov 4, 2021

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

  1. Anonymous says:

    Carol roberts now lives in vancouver. Unsubscribe me . Not obvious way to unsubscribe

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