Upcoming Events for February 13th to February 19th 2017

Take a look at the upcoming events for February 13th to February 19th 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 our ongoing 2017 Helping Hearts campaign. 

Special Monthly Events for February

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 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

Other Monthly Events for February at West End Seniors’ Network

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

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!

  • 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
  • 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.

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