Upcoming Events for February 6th to February 12th 2017

Take a look at the upcoming events for February 6th to February 12th at the West End Seniors’ Network. Be sure to also subscribe to our newsletter as part of your membership at WESN Memberships.

This week we’d like to highlight the Dance Dance Dance Social going on February 6th. We`d also like to continue highlighting our ongoing 2017 Helping Hearts campaign.

Special Monthly Events for February

Monday, February 6th – Dance, Dance, Dance Social

The new Dance, Dance, Dance Social is coming to WESN every 1st Monday of the month. Starting Monday, February 6th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, these dance socials will be free and each WESN member can bring along 1 guest (who is a non-member). Drop-ins are welcome, but to help us plan for future dance socials, please call in to Barclay Manor to register at 604-669-5051. Tell your fellow members and friends so we can make this an ongoing program!
2:00 – 4:00 PM – Free for members (members can bring 1 guest)

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

Monthly Events for February – Movies

Tuesday, February 7th – February Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Two sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their time is up.
Starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Kathryn Grayson.
1:00 PM – Admission by donation, drop-in welcome

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

Other Monthly Events for February 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

More Monthly Events for February

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
  • All events are free and are held at West End Community Centre (870 Denman Street)

Follow the link here to get more information on memberships: WESN Memberships. Be sure to check back regularly for other monthly events for February, 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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