55+ Programs and Highlights

Winter Programs

View all of our 55+ Programs in our Winter 2023 Program Guide.

 

Highlights

Cedar Hat Weaving

Learn how to create a woven cedar hat using techniques handed down over thousands of years. Though most hats will follow traditional shapes, there is room for creative interpretation with guidance from Todd and skilled volunteers. Each participant will have access to the tools and cedar warps and wefts to complete their own Cedar Hat.

Thu     1:30-4:00pm     Jan 12-Mar 30      CFEC    $80/12 sess

 

Ukulele Jam Circle (All ages)

Calling all ukulele players to join a friendly jam session in the 55+ Centre with Jane and the 55+ ukulele players. Takes place on the 1st Friday of each month. We welcome voices to join in the community sing-a-long too!

Fri      1:30-3:00pm    Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3    55+ Centre    Free    Jane

 

Monday Soup (55yrs+)

Monday lunches are back! Join us for a warm and welcoming homemade soup lunch. A place to rest your feet a while, meet a friend, and enjoy a quiet space for a quick lunch. Pay at the Pool or Info Centre and bring your receipt to the 55+ Centre. 

Mon      12:00-1:00pm   Jan 9-Mar 27   55+ Centre   $3.50/drop-in

 

Crafters Drop-in

Whatever your craft, come gather with others to share, chat and work on projects. Coffee, tea and a warm freidnly environment awaits you. No session Jan 28 (Robbie Burns Luncheon). The Craft COllective meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month, but crafting is still welcome Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16.

Thi      1:00-4:00pm      Jan 5-Mar 31      55+ Centre

 

Creative Communities in a Global Pandemic

We’re thrilled to be part of Doing It For Love: Five Stories from Creative Communities in a Global Pandemic, presented by the Vancouver Park Board’s Arts, Culture & Engagement team.

 

Groups

Weaving Our Community Together

Weaving our Community Together (WOCT) brings Indigenous youth, elders and other community members together for mutual sharing, learning, connecting and growing. For more information, visit the WOCT page here.

 

Quirk-e

Quirk-e (the Queer Imaging & Riting Kollective for Elders) is one of the founding Parks Board Arts & Health projects. Members have worked together for the last 15 years to produce an electric and eclectic mix of artistic productions that have included: theatre, imagery, digital storytelling, spoken word and writing. If you’re interested in joining this group, please contact Anne at .


Friday Wellness

Chair Yoga
Chair yoga is an accessible gentle seated practice designed to help you feel more energized and calm. We'll explore simple and easy movements to mobilize your whole body, breath work to calm the nervous system, and other brain and mood stimulating techniques to help you feel more connected with ease. Please come in comfortable clothes, socks and shoes.

Fri    12:15-1:15pm     55+ Centre    $10 per set
(Registration required)

Set 1: Jan 6-Feb 10

Set 2: Feb 17-Mar 31

 

CHAP (Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program)
The monthly drop-in sessions of the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) will be held, in French.

Fri       9:00am – 12:00pm      55+ Centre     Free (drop-in)

Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17

Great Movies at Britannia

Everyone is welcome to attend our movie series every Sunday evening. See below for the schedule. Doors open at 5:45pm. All of the January movies are "John Truchan's Last Call" - movies that John wanted to see but never got the chance to, so we'll be screening them in his honour.
(No Movies Feb 19)
Sun 6:00-9:00pm         Jan 8-Mar 26             55+ Centre       Free*

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Contact

If you have any questions please give us a call at the Info Centre 604.718.5800 (1) or the 55+ Centre 604.718.5837.
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