Upcoming Events for March 20th to March 26th 2017

Take a look at upcoming events from March 20th to March 26th, 2017, 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:

  • 2017 Helping Hearts Campaign (All March)
  • Birthday Tea (Monday, March 20th)

This week we also have a new program we’d like to highlight as well:

  • E-Reader Book Club (Friday, March 24th)
  • Dance Dance Social (Tuesday, March 21st)

Special March Events at West End Seniors’ Network

March 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.
March 1 – 31

New Program: Dance Dance Social – March 21st

Because of the huge success of the first Dance Dance Social, we have moved it to the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. It will also now take place in the Basement Multipurpose Room, which is more suitable for dancing. Don’t miss out on the fun!
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Monday, March 20th – Birthday Tea

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Are you a member and is your birthday in March? Then you are cordially invited to the West End Seniors’ Network March Birthday Tea! Please RSVP by March 17th. You can call 604-669-5051 or visit us in-person at Barclay Manor.
2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM – $2 admission, registration required

New Program: Friday, March 24th – E-Reader Book Club

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Meet the club host, John, to discuss plans for this club, as well as learn how to use E-Readers (graciously supplied by the Vancouver Public Library). Please call us at 604-669-5051 to register so we know how many members are interested.
11:00 AM

March Events at West End Seniors’ Network – March Cinema Classics 

Tuesday, March 21st – March Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Audrey Hepburn must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father’s art forgeries with the help of dashing Peter O’Toole.
1:00 PM – Free admission and drop-in

Please note: Films shown at Barclay Manor may contain scenes that are offensive to some viewers. Please view at your own discretion. 

March Events at West End Seniors’ Network – Friday Movies 

Friday, March 24th – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Unfulfilled by his career as a psychiatrist, Hector leaves everything behind and travels around the world in search of true happiness. (1h 54m – rated 14A)
Starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike.
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, includes popcorn

Other March Events at West End Seniors’ Network

TED Talks and Discussion

All events are 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Free admission, drop-in welcome (max 12)

March 23rd

  • Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide (Yuval Noah Harari) – 1 hour long

Thursday, March 23rd – Crystal Hearing Info Session

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Tired of saying ‘Huh’? Come listen and learn from Winnie, from Crystal Hearing in Denman Place Mall about hearing and hearing loss and recognize the impact of hearing loss.
1:30 PM – Free, with registration required

Tax Clinic at West End Seniors’ Network

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Drop-in only. Call 604-669-5051 and ask for Tasha, Manager of Programs.
Saturdays, starting March 18th until April 29th (no clinic April 15)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

March Opportunities with West End Seniors’ Network 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • ‘Beyond the Conversation’ Group Facilitators – Volunteer facilitators will work in pairs to guide discussions with a group of ESL older adults from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The goal of this group is to use learning English as a tool to increase inclusion of these ESL participants. Volunteers should be committed and compassionate. Training will be provided.
  • Monday Receptionists – Volunteers who are patient, friendly, and fluent in English welcome members and newcomers to Barclay Manor, answer questions, make coffee, and answer the phone. Available shifts: Monday from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and Monday from 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.
  • Medical Accompaniment – Volunteers accompany clients (either walking, pushing them in their wheelchair, on the bus, taking a taxi or Handydart) to their appointments and return them safely home afterwards. Volunteers are reliable, physically fit and friendly.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact the Manager of Volunteer Resources and Community Services at volunteers@wesn.ca or 604-669-5051.

More March Events from our partners 

Other Tax Clinics

  • Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton Street)
    March – April, schedule not released yet. Call for information.
    Contact 604-683-2554
  • 411 Seniors Centre Society (704-333 Terminal Street)
    March – April, drop-in from 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM, Monday to Friday
    Contact 604-684-8171
  • St. Paul’s Anglican Church Advocacy Office (1130 Jervis Street)
    Monday  drop-ins
    Contact 604-683-4287

Wednesday, March 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

 

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

Upcoming Events for March 13th to March 19th 2017

Take a look at upcoming events from March 13th to March 19th, 2017, 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:

  • Helping Hearts Campaign (All month)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Social (Thursday, March 16th)

This week we also have a new program we’d like to highlight as well:

  • Ballroom Dance Classes (Wednesday, March 15th)

Special March Events at West End Seniors’ Network

March 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.
March 1 – 31

New Program: Ballroom Dance Classes – Wednesday, March 15th

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Every other Wednesday starting on the 15th, join us at Barclay Manor for Ballroom Dance Classes. Whether you’re new or returning to the dance scene, you can be sure to have a good time and get a good workout while you’re at it!
3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, March 16th – St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Social

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Join us for tea, coffee, and a delicious dessert and enjoy some live entertainment! This event is presented in partnership with the West End Community Centre Association and the West End Seniors’ Network.
You can pay online, by phone with a credit card by calling 604-257-8333 or in person at the West End Community Centre. If you’re paying online, go to http://westendcc.ca and click on the program guide on the right. Click on the program number on any program in the WECC guide and it will direct you to the registration site.
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – $4 per person

March Events at West End Seniors’ Network – March Cinema Classics 

Tuesday, March 14th – March Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
All About Eve (1950)
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but ageing stage actress and her circle of theatre friends.
Starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter.
1:00 PM – Free admission and drop-in

Please note: Films shown at Barclay Manor may contain scenes that are offensive to some viewers. Please view at your own discretion. 

March Events at West End Seniors’ Network – Friday Movies

Friday, March 17th – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Lift Me Up (2015)
A teen who recently lost her mother finds a surprising way to connect with her new stepfather through her love of ballet and stories from her past. (1h 48m – rated PG)
Starring Todd Cahoon, Sarah Frangenberg, Shane Harper.
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, includes popcorn

Please note: Films shown at Barclay Manor may contain scenes that are offensive to some viewers. Please view at your own discretion. 

Other March Events at West End Seniors’ Network

TED Talks and Discussion

All events are 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Free admission, drop-in welcome (max 12)

March 16th

  • Where is cyber crime really coming from? (Caleb Barlow)
  • What time is it on Mars? (Nagin Cox)
  • Why you should love statistics (Alan Smith)

Monday, March 13th – Foreign Film

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Prompted by a post-midlife crisis, Bettie goes out for cigarettes and decides to keep on driving, on a quest toward reinvention with her grandson by her side. (1h 52m – not rated)
1:30 PM – Admission by donation

Wednesday, March 15th

  • Men’s Breakfast Club
    Denny’s (1098 Davie Street)
    WESN’s own Karsten Kaemling will join the Men’s Breakfast Club this month as the guest speaker. Karsten is one of the Assistant Managers at Kay’s Place so think of questions to ask!
    9:00 AM – Diner pays, no registration, drop-in welcome
  • Dinner Club
    Benchmark Bar & Grill (612 Davie Street)
    Enjoy dinner with WESN friends and dig into some delicious food, maybe a homemade Benchmark burger? And don’t forget the nice cold beer they have on tap. Register now!
    5:30 PM – Diner pays, no registration, drop-in welcome

Thursday, March 16th – West End Gardening Workshop

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
West End Urban Garden Club presents a free workshop covering the basics of planning, preparing and starting a small organic food garden this spring. Seed Library present – participants will receive free seeds. The instructor is Rhiannon Johnson. Check out the blog at foodwestend.wordpress.com.
1:30 PM – Free, with registration required

Tax Clinic at West End Seniors’ Network

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Drop-in only. Call 604-669-5051 and ask for Tasha, Manager of Programs.
Saturdays, starting March 18th until April 29th (no clinic April 15)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

March Opportunities with West End Seniors’ Network 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • ‘Beyond the Conversation’ Group Facilitators – Volunteer facilitators will work in pairs to guide discussions with a group of ESL older adults from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The goal of this group is to use learning English as a tool to increase inclusion of these ESL participants. Volunteers should be committed and compassionate. Training will be provided.
  • Monday Receptionists – Volunteers who are patient, friendly, and fluent in English welcome members and newcomers to Barclay Manor, answer questions, make coffee, and answer the phone. Available shifts: Monday from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and Monday from 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.
  • Medical Accompaniment – Volunteers accompany clients (either walking, pushing them in their wheelchair, on the bus, taking a taxi or Handydart) to their appointments and return them safely home afterwards. Volunteers are reliable, physically fit and friendly.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact the Manager of Volunteer Resources and Community Services at volunteers@wesn.ca or 604-669-5051.

More March Events from our partners 

Other Tax Clinics

  • Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton Street)
    March – April, schedule not released yet. Call for information.
    Contact 604-683-2554
  • 411 Seniors Centre Society (704-333 Terminal Street)
    March – April, drop-in from 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM, Monday to Friday
    Contact 604-684-8171
  • St. Paul’s Anglican Church Advocacy Office (1130 Jervis Street)
    Monday  drop-ins
    Contact 604-683-4287

Free Lunches for Older Adults – Wednesday, March 15th

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

 

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

Upcoming Events for March 2nd to March 12th 2017

Take a look at the upcoming events for March 2nd to March 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 our 2017 Helping Hearts campaign going on all month.

We also have a new program recurring program, the Dance Dance Social, occuring this week.

Special March Events at West End Seniors’ Network

March 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.
March 1 – 31

New Program: Dance Dance Social – Tuesday, March 7th

Because of the huge success of the first Dance Dance Social, we have moved it to the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. It will also now take place in the Basement Multipurpose Room, which is more suitable for dancing. Don’t miss out on the fun!
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

March Events at West End Seniors’ Network – March Cinema Classics

Tuesday, March 7th – March Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
On the Town (1949)
Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.
Starring Vera-Ellen, Ann Miller, Betty Garrett, Gene Kelly, and Frank Sinatra.
1:00 PM –  Free admission and drop-in

Please note: Films shown at Barclay Manor may contain scenes that are offensive to some viewers. Please view at your own discretion. 

March Events at West End Seniors’ Network – Friday Movies

Friday, March 3rd – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
One Chance (2013)
From shop worker to worldwide phenomenon, this film tells the story of Paul Potts, who shot to stardom on his vocal talents in “Britain’s Got Talent”. (1h 42m – rated PG13)
Starring James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, includes popcorn

Friday, March 10th – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
The BFG (2016)
A little orphan meets up with a kind giant who’s supposed to eat her but instead protects her from some truly horrible giants who terrorize them both. (1h 57m – rated PG)
Starring Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, includes popcorn

Other March Events at West End Seniors’ Network

TED Talks and Discussion

All events are 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Free admission, drop-in welcome (max 12)

March 2nd

  • 4 ways to make a city more walkable (Jeff Speck)
  • 3 ways to fix a broken news industry (Lara Setrakian)
  • A robot that eats pollution (Jonathan Rossiter)

March 9th – Tribute to Hans Rosling

  • How not to be ignorant about the world (Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling)
  • Global population growth, box by box (Hans Rosling)
  • The magic washing machine (Hans Rosling)

Thursday, March 9th – End of Life Planning & Soulful Personal Development

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Wake up before your time’s up! At this facilitated gathering, you’ll engage in thoughtful and dynamic exercises to help consciously contemplate the reality of your mortality and get started with writing end of life Love Letters and a ‘Heart Will’. See willowEoL.com.
1:30 PM – Free, registration required

March Opportunities with West End Seniors’ Network 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • ‘Beyond the Conversation’ Group Facilitators – Volunteer facilitators will work in pairs to guide discussions with a group of ESL older adults from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The goal of this group is to use learning English as a tool to increase inclusion of these ESL participants. Volunteers should be committed and compassionate. Training will be provided.
  • Monday Receptionists – Volunteers who are patient, friendly, and fluent in English welcome members and newcomers to Barclay Manor, answer questions, make coffee, and answer the phone. Available shifts: Monday from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and Monday from 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.
  • Medical Accompaniment – Volunteers accompany clients (either walking, pushing them in their wheelchair, on the bus, taking a taxi or Handydart) to their appointments and return them safely home afterward. Volunteers are reliable, physically fit and friendly.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact the Manager of Volunteer Resources and Community Services at volunteers@wesn.ca or 604-669-5051.

More March Events from our partners 

Other Tax Clinics

  • Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton Street)
    March – April, schedule not released yet. Call for information.
    Contact 604-683-2554
  • 411 Seniors Centre Society (704-333 Terminal Street)
    March – April, drop-in from 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM, Monday to Friday
    Contact 604-684-8171
  • St. Paul’s Anglican Church Advocacy Office (1130 Jervis Street)
    Monday  drop-ins
    Contact 604-683-4287

 

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

March 2017 Events and Updates

Take a look at the upcoming March 2017 events at the West End Seniors’ Network. Be sure to also subscribe to our newsletter as part of your membership at WESN Memberships.

Be up to date on our March 2017 events and updates by grabbing our newsletter

This month we’d like to highlight:

  • 2017 Helping Hearts Campaign (All March)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Social (Thursday, March 16th)
  • Birthday Tea (Monday, March 20th)
  • Feedback and Ideas Session (Thursday, March 30th)

We also have some new programs coming this month:

  • E-Reader Book Club (Friday, March 24th)
  • Ballroom Dance Classes (Wednesday, March 15th; Wednesday, March 29th)
  • Dance Dance Social (Tuesday, March 7th; Tuesday, March 21st)

Special March Events at West End Seniors’ Network

March 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.
March 1 – 31

New Program: Dance Dance Social – Tuesday, March 7th and March 21st

Because of the huge success of the first Dance Dance Social, we have moved it to the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. It will also now take place in the Basement Multipurpose Room, which is more suitable for dancing. Don’t miss out on the fun!
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

New Program: Ballroom Dance Classes – Wednesday, March 15th, and March 29th

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Every other Wednesday starting on the 15th, join us at Barclay Manor for Ballroom Dance Classes. Whether you’re new or returning to the dance scene, you can be sure to have a good time and get a good workout while you’re at it!
3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, March 16th – St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Social

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Join us for tea, coffee, and a delicious dessert and enjoy some live entertainment! This event is presented in partnership with the West End Community Centre Association and the West End Seniors’ Network.
You can pay online, by phone with a credit card by calling 604-257-8333 or in person at the West End Community Centre. If you’re paying online, go to http://westendcc.ca and click on the program guide on the right. Click on the program number on any program in the WECC guide and it will direct you to the registration site.
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – $4 per person

Monday, March 20th – Birthday Tea

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Are you a member and is your birthday in March? Then you are cordially invited to the West End Seniors’ Network March Birthday Tea! Please RSVP by March 17th. You can call 604-669-5051 or visit us in-person at Barclay Manor.
2:00 PM  – 3:30 PM – $2 admission, registration required

New Program: Friday, March 24th – E-Reader Book Club

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Meet the club host, John, to discuss plans for this club, as well as learn how to use E-Readers (graciously supplied by the Vancouver Public Library). Please call us at 604-669-5051 to register so we know how many members are interested.
11:00 AM

Thursday, March 30th – Feedback and Ideas Session

Bring your ideas and feedback to this session, and let Tasha know about ideas you have for future workshops and presentations as well.
1:30 PM

March Events at West End Seniors’ Network – March Cinema Classics

Tuesday, March 7th – March Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
On the Town (1949)
Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.
Starring Vera-Ellen, Ann Miller, Betty Garrett, Gene Kelly, and Frank Sinatra.
1:00 PM –  Free admission and drop-in

Tuesday, March 14th – March Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
All About Eve (1950)
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but ageing stage actress and her circle of theatre friends.
Starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter.
1:00 PM – Free admission and drop-in

Tuesday, March 21st – March Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Audrey Hepburn must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father’s art forgeries with the help of dashing Peter O’Toole.
1:00 PM – Free admission and drop-in

Tuesday, March 28th – March Cinema Classics

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Paths of Glory (1957)
After refusing to attack an enemy position during WWI, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Kirk Douglas
1:00 PM – Free admission and drop-in

Please note: Films shown at Barclay Manor may contain scenes that are offensive to some viewers. Please view at your own discretion. 

March Events at West End Seniors’ Network – Friday Movies

Friday, March 3rd – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
One Chance (2013)
From shop worker to worldwide phenomenon, this film tells the story of Paul Potts, who shot to stardom on his vocal talents in “Britain’s Got Talent”. (1h 42m – rated PG13)
Starring James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, includes popcorn

Friday, March 10th – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
The BFG (2016)
A little orphan meets up with a kind giant who’s supposed to eat her but instead protects her from some truly horrible giants who terrorize them both. (1h 57m – rated PG)
Starring Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, includes popcorn

Friday, March 17th – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Lift Me Up (2015)
A teen who recently lost her mother finds a surprising way to connect with her new stepfather through her love of ballet and stories from her past. (1h 48m – rated PG)
Starring Todd Cahoon, Sarah Frangenberg, Shane Harper.
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, includes popcorn

Friday, March 24th – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Unfulfilled by his career as a psychiatrist, Hector leaves everything behind and travels around the world in search of true happiness. (1h 54m – rated 14A)
Starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike.
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, includes popcorn

Friday, March 31st – Friday Movies

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Into the Woods (2014)
In a woods filled with magic and fairy tale characters, a baker and his wife set out to end the curse put on them by their neighbour, a spiteful witch. (2h 5m – rated PG)
Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden.
1:30 PM – Admission by donation, includes popcorn

Other March Events at West End Seniors’ Network

TED Talks and Discussion

All events are 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Free admission, drop-in welcome (max 12)

March 2nd

  • 4 ways to make a city more walkable (Jeff Speck)
  • 3 ways to fix a broken news industry (Lara Setrakian)
  • A robot that eats pollution (Jonathan Rossiter)

March 9th – Tribute to Hans Rosling

  • How not to be ignorant about the world (Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling)
  • Global population growth, box by box (Hans Rosling)
  • The magic washing machine (Hans Rosling)

March 16th

  • Where is cyber crime really coming from? (Caleb Barlow)
  • What time is it on Mars? (Nagin Cox)
  • Why you should love statistics (Alan Smith)

March 23rd

  • Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide (Yuval Noah Harari) – 1 hour long

Thursday, March 9th – End of Life Planning & Soulful Personal Development

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Wake up before your time’s up! At this facilitated gathering, you’ll engage in thoughtful and dynamic exercises to help consciously contemplate the reality of your mortality and get started with writing end of life Love Letters and a ‘Heart Will’. See willowEoL.com.
1:30 PM – Free, registration required

Monday, March 13th – Foreign Film

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Prompted by a post-midlife crisis, Bettie goes out for cigarettes and decides to keep on driving, on a quest toward reinvention with her grandson by her side. (1h 52m – not rated)
1:30 PM – Admission by donation

Wednesday, March 15th

  • Men’s Breakfast Club
    Denny’s (1098 Davie Street)
    WESN’s own Karsten Kaemling will join the Men’s Breakfast Club this month as the guest speaker. Karsten is one of the Assistant Managers at Kay’s Place so think of questions to ask!
    9:00 AM – Diner pays, no registration, drop-in welcome
  • Dinner Club
    Benchmark Bar & Grill (612 Davie Street)
    Enjoy dinner with WESN friends and dig into some delicious food, maybe a homemade Benchmark burger? And don’t forget the nice cold beer they have on tap. Register now!
    5:30 PM – Diner pays, no registration, drop-in welcome

Thursday, March 16th – West End Gardening Workshop

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
West End Urban Garden Club presents a free workshop covering the basics of planning, preparing and starting a small organic food garden this spring. Seed Library present – participants will receive free seeds. The instructor is Rhiannon Johnson. Check out the blog at foodwestend.wordpress.com.
1:30 PM – Free, with registration required

Thursday, March 23rd – Crystal Hearing Info Session

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Tired of saying ‘Huh’? Come listen and learn from Winnie, from Crystal Hearing in Denman Place Mall about hearing and hearing loss and recognize the impact of hearing loss.
1:30 PM – Free, with registration required

Monday, March 27th – Documentary Film

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Fifteen accomplished American women discuss their achievements, their influences and their motivation in a series of intimate interviews. (1h 30m – rated PG)
1:30 PM – Admission by donation

Tax Clinic at West End Seniors’ Network

Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street)
Drop-in only. Call 604-669-5051 and ask for Tasha, Manager of Programs.
Saturdays, starting March 18th until April 29th (no clinic April 15)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

March Opportunities with West End Seniors’ Network 

Volunteer Opportunities

  • ‘Beyond the Conversation’ Group Facilitators – Volunteer facilitators will work in pairs to guide discussions with a group of ESL older adults from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The goal of this group is to use learning English as a tool to increase inclusion of these ESL participants. Volunteers should be committed and compassionate. Training will be provided.
  • Monday Receptionists – Volunteers who are patient, friendly, and fluent in English welcome members and newcomers to Barclay Manor, answer questions, make coffee, and answer the phone. Available shifts: Monday from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and Monday from 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM.
  • Medical Accompaniment – Volunteers accompany clients (either walking, pushing them in their wheelchair, on the bus, taking a taxi or Handydart) to their appointments and return them safely home afterwards. Volunteers are reliable, physically fit and friendly.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact the Manager of Volunteer Resources and Community Services at volunteers@wesn.ca or 604-669-5051.

More March Events from our partners 

Other Tax Clinics

  • Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton Street)
    March – April, schedule not released yet. Call for information.
    Contact 604-683-2554
  • 411 Seniors Centre Society (704-333 Terminal Street)
    March – April, drop-in from 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM, Monday to Friday
    Contact 604-684-8171
  • St. Paul’s Anglican Church Advocacy Office (1130 Jervis Street)
    Monday  drop-ins
    Contact 604-683-4287

Free Lunches for Older Adults – Wednesday, March 15th

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

Wednesday, March 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

Friday, March 31st – Seniors Planning Table Meeting

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 March 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.

Upcoming Events for February 20th to February 28th 2017

Take a look at the upcoming events for February 20th to February 28th 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 Birthday Tea, as well as a screening event for West End older adult residents called “Stories of Success: Older Adults Overcoming Adversity“. We’d also like to highlight the ongoing 2017 Helping Hands campaign.

Special Monthly Events for February

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

Monthly Events for February – Movies

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 Monthly Events for February at West End Seniors’ Network

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 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 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)

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