NEW: February Events 2017

Take a look at the upcoming February events at the West End Seniors’ Network. Be sure to also subscribe to our newsletter as part of your membership at WESN Memberships.

This month we’d like to highlight our ongoing 2017 Helping Hearts campaign, our Birthday Tea on the 20th, and our screening of Stories of Success: Older Adults Overcoming Adversity on the 24th.

Special February Events at West End Seniors’ Network

All February – 2017 Helping Hearts Campaign

WESN delivers services to over a thousand seniors in our community every year, many of whom are frail or isolated. You can make a difference for only $25, $50, $100, or more for the many seniors who call the West End home. We are hoping to reach $10,000 by March 1st, so any donation would be much appreciated. Thank you for your generous support.
February 1 – 28

Monday, February 20th – Birthday Tea

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Are you a member and is your birthday in February? Then you are cordially invited to The West End Seniors’ Network Birthday Tea!
2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM – $2 admission, registration required

Friday, February 24th – Stories of Success: Older Adults Overcoming Adversity

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Stories of Success: Older Adults Overcoming Adversity
Please join us for a screening event of short videos of West End older adult residents sharing their stories of overcoming challenges in their lives. Call Barclay Manor 604-669-5051 to register.
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, popcorn included, drop-ins welcome

February Events at West End Seniors’ Network – Movies

Friday, February 10th – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Life of a King (2013)
After being incarcerated for 18 years, Eugene Brown establishes the Big Chair  (1h 41m – rated PG)
Starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Dennis Haysbert, Lisa Gay Hamilton.
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, popcorn included, drop-ins welcome

Tuesday, February 14th – February Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Double Indemnity (1944)
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator’s suspicions.
Starring Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck.
1:00 PM – Admission by donation, drop-in welcome

Friday, February 17th – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Mr. Pig (2016)
An aging California pig farmer whose property is on the brink of foreclosure makes a last-ditch trip across the border to sell his prized hog. (1h 36m – not rated)
Starring Danny Glover, Maya Rudolph, Jose Maria Yazpik.
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, popcorn included, drop-ins welcome

Tuesday, February 21st – February Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
The Lady Killers (1955)
Five oddball criminals planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.
Starring Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers.
1:00 PM – Admission by donation, drop-in welcome

Monday, February 27th – Monday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
What Happened Miss Simone? (Documentary Film)
Using never-before-heard recordings, rare archival footage, and her best-known songs, this is the story of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone. (1h 42m – not rated)
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, popcorn included, drop-ins welcome

Tuesday, February 28th – February Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
On the Waterfront (1954)
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman (Marlon Brando) struggles to stand up to his corrupt bosses.
Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee Cobb, Rod Steiger, and Eva Marie Saint.
1:00 PM – Admission by donation, drop-in welcome

Other February Events at West End Seniors’ Network

Thursday, February 9th – TED Talks, Oral Health

  • TED Talks and Discussion @ Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
    – The rise of the new global super-rich (Chrystia Freeland)
    – If a story moves you, act on it (Sisonke Msimang)
    – How online abuse of women has spiraled out of control (Ashley Judd)
    10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Free drop-in (max 12)
  • Oral Health and Dentures @ Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
    This presentation will cover tips on how to clean your dentures and a denture brush and denture box presentation will be provided. Have your denture questions answered!
    1:30 PM – Free, with registration required

Wednesday, February 15th – Breakfast & Dinner Club

  • Men’s Breakfast Club @ Denny’s (1098 Davie Street)
    Come join your brethren for breakfast every third Wednesday of the month for convivial conversation over a social breakfast. First timers get breakfast on the house.
    9:00 AM – Free admission, no registration required, drop-in welcome
  • Dinner Club @ Stepho’s Greek Taverna (1359 Robson Street)
    Enjoy good food & good company at Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna. One review had this to say: “Food is always great here, service is amazing!”. Be sure to join in on the fun!
    5:30 PM – Free with registration to the West End Seniors’ Network

Thursday, February 16th – TED Talks, Advance Care Planning

  • TED Talks and Discussion @ Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
    – Are you a giver or a taker (Adam Grant)
    – Will automation take away all our jobs? (David Autor)
    – Why curiosity is the key to science and medicine (Kevin B. Jones)
    10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Free drop-in (max 12)
  • Intro to Advance Care Planning @ Barclay Manor
    Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an umbrella of health planning docs for people at all stages of life. You will learn about Representation Agreements, Advance Directives, Hospital Medical Orders, No CPR orders, and Medical Assistance in Dying. Connie Jorsvik (presenter) was an RN for 25 years, has her ACP certificate, and is a professional healthcare navigator.
    1:30 PM – Free, with registration required

Wednesday, February 22nd – Elder Law Clinic

Kay’s Place (118-1030 Denman Street)
The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support offers a free elder law clinic in cooperation with the West End Seniors’ Network. A lawyer from the BCCEAS can answer questions on elder law issues such as wills and estates, small claims court, elder abuse and more.
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Thursday, February 23rd – TED Talks, Living Well Workshop

  • TED Talks and Discussion @ Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
    – I survived a terrorist attack. Here’s what I learned (Gill Hicks)
    – An entertainment icon on living a life of meaning (Norman Lear)
    – Your words may predict your future mental health (Mariano Sigman)
    10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Free drop-in (max 12)
  • Living Well, Leaving Well @ Barclay Manor
    Having a ‘Will’ does not mean your estate is prepared. This workshop, presented by Canada Purple Shield, covers important topics for you, your family and your executor.
    1:30 PM – Free, with registration required

More February Events from our partners 

Attention all seniors: How is your quality of sleep?

Researchers from the University of British Columbia are inviting people who are between the ages of 65-85 and experiencing a decline in their quality of sleep to participate in a research study. The study lasts for 6 months and is free for participants.

For more information, please contact Serena Midttun, Recruitment Coordinator, at 604-875-4111 Ext. 69313 or at cogmob.research@hiphealth.ca

Are you or someone you know living with the effects of a stroke?

The University of British Columbia is currently recruiting for a study on strokes, and would like to invite you to learn more about participating if you: are 55 years of age or older; have had a stroke at least 12 months ago; are able to walk 6 meters independently (use of mobility devices such as canes or walkers are okay).

The study is 12 months and participants will receive either free exercise sessions or an enrichment program that includes cognitive training. Participants will be reimbursed $300 total throughout the 12 months.

For more information, please contact Serena Midttun, Recruitment Coordinator, at 604-875-4111 Ext. 69313 or at cogmob.research@hiphealth.ca

West End Urban Garden Club February Happenings!

  • Saturday, February 4 – Community Seed Sharing Library and Seed Saver Club
    Learn how the Library works, and pick up some free seeds for your garden or swap or donate seeds.
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 12th (part 1) & Sunday, March 5th (part 2) – Organic Gardening Intensive
    Planning, preparing and growing a food garden this spring. This course is being offered twice.
    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 19th – Pollinators
    Join us for the West End Community Potluck held prior to the Garden Club meeting. Learn more about this important part of our ecosystem, plus sample local honey.
    1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 19th – Creating a Pollinator Corridor in the West End
    Or drop in later for our next West End Urban Garden Club meeting.
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 26th – Building Native Bee Houses
    Hives for Humanity will lead us in building Mason Bee houses.
  • All events are free and are held at West End Community Centre (870 Denman Street)

Free Lunches for Older Adults – Wednesday, February 15th

Enjoy a FREE lunch at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church – 1018 Nelson Street – on Wednesday, February 15 (3rd Wednesday of the month) at 11:30 AM.

Seniors Planning Table Meeting – Friday, February 24th

You are invited to join us at the Seniors Planning Table Meetings to discuss key issues important to West End Seniors with other local seniors, community groups, and service providers. Our monthly meetings feature interesting keynote speakers, lively dialogue and tea/coffee and snacks.

The meetings take place on the Last Friday of the Month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church – 1018 Nelson, Balfour Salon Room. For more information and to join the email list for agendas, please contact: Sharon Isaak, Coordinator – isaaksharon@gmail.com

 

Follow the link here to get more information on memberships: WESN Memberships. Be sure to check back regularly for other February events, both on our homepage and on our Facebook page. Also, be sure to follow us on twitter at WestEndSeniors for more up-to-date information that relates to older adult life and living.

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