The West End Seniors’ Network offers its members a selection of social, recreational and educational programs in-person at Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay Street) as well as offsite such as at local restaurants or in parks.
Current WESN membership is required and all programs are by donation. Membership is active for 1 year and begins and expires at each Annual General Meeting in September.
Starting on September 13, proof of vaccination of at least 1 dose will be required for all social, recreational and educational programs. Proof of full vaccination (considered 7 days after receiving dose 2) will be required starting October 24. If you are participating in a program that takes place at a restaurant, bring your proof of vaccination and ID with you as they will also be required to check.
Registration is required for all programs.
Registration for September 1 – October 1 participation is opens on August 30 at 10:00AM. Registration for October will open in late September.
Register early as space is limited. If you are on a waitlist, please do not attend the program until a spot opens up and you are contacted by WESN.
If you can no longer attend, please let us know at 604-669-5051 or email@example.com.
Register by calling 604-669-5051 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts and Crafts
Work on your knitting and crocheting projects and socialize. Drop-in, space permitting. No instruction provided.
Wednesdays, 10:00AM – 12:00PM, Main Floor Kitchen Room
Bring in your project and supplies and paint alongside your comrades in a studio atmosphere. Drop-in, space permitting. No instruction or supplies provided.
Wednesdays, 2:00PM – 4:45PM, Basement Multipurpose Room
Educational and Intellectual
TED Talks and Discussion
Join us as we view a selection of TED Talks and discuss them afterwards. View the current newsletter for each week’s video selection.
Thursdays, 10:00AM – 11:30AM, Piano Room
Join a group of friendly faces for a meal at a different restaurant each month. Register by calling WESN at least 5 days in advance. Do not call the restaurant. Meet at the restaurant. Diner pays own way. Max 10.
Every 3rd Wednesday, 5:30PM
Men’s Picnic Lunch
Bring your own food and drinks and have lunch in the park. Folding chairs are provided. Drop-in.
If you would like to receive a monthly reminder call or email, let reception at Barclay Manor know and we will arrange this for you.
Every 3rd Monday, 12:30PM – 1:30PM, Barclay Heritage Square
Mingle with others for a leisurely brunch. Register for a session by calling WESN at least 5 days in advance. Do not call the restaurant. Meet at the restaurant. Diner pays own way. Max 10.
Every 1st and 3rd Sunday, 10:30AM – 11:30AM, Sylvia Hotel (1154 Gilford St)
Volunteers: Eric and Katherina
Play friendly rounds of this Chinese tile-based game. No instruction provided. Must be proficient in playing. Drop-in, space permitting.
Wednesdays, 11:00AM – 3:00PM, Basement Kitchen or Outside – Veranda
Keep your mind active with a friendly game of triple word scores. Drop-in, space permitting.
Wednesdays, 1:00PM – 3:00PM, Main Floor Kitchen
Texas Hold’em Poker
Play with chips in a low-stakes game of poker while socializing and sharing a good laugh.
Tuesdays, 1:00PM – 3:00PM, Piano Room or Outside – Veranda
Garden Club – FULL
Tend to a raised garden bed. In partnership with Robson Street Community Garden and Friends for Life.
Note: All garden boxes have been assigned.
Any Day, Dusk – Dawn, 1394 Robson St or 1459 Barclay St
Beginners Italian Class
Learn how to speak conversational Italian. On Zoom in poor weather.
Fridays, 10:30AM – 11:30AM, Outside – Veranda
ESL Class (Beginners)
Learn basic conversational English.
Mondays starting September 27, 11:30AM – 12:30PM, Piano Room
ESL Class (Intermediate)
Practice communicating in English. Ability to converse in English is required. Max 14.
Tuesdays, 1:30PM – 3:30PM, Basement Multipurpose Room or Outside – Veranda
French Conversation Circle
A social group that enables intermediate-level French speakers to maintain their language skills.
Mondays, 10:00AM – 11:00AM, Piano Room or Outside – Veranda
German Conversation Circle
A social group where German speakers of all levels can improve or maintain their skills.
Thursdays, 2:30PM – 4:30PM, Piano Room or Outside – Barclay Heritage Square
Sing well-known songs accompanied by a volunteer pianist/guitarist.
Tuesdays, 10:30AM – 11:30AM, outside behind Barclay Manor
Ukelele Practice Group
Practice your ukelele alongside others. Songs are selected as a group. Ability to play is required. No instruction or teaching provided.
Thursdays, 3:00PM – 4:30PM, Main Floor Kitchen or Outside – Veranda
Physical Activity and Wellness
Choose to Move
Introduce more physical activity into your daily life in ways that make sense for you. Contact Ricky at email@example.com or 604-669-5051 for information or to register for the next group.
Fridays, Starting Date TBD, 2:00PM – 3:00PM, Piano Room – Intake is open!
Borrow a pair of walking poles, bocce set, or croquet set. Speak with Barclay Manor reception to borrow. Items are due back by 4:30PM the same day.
Nordic Pole Walking: Beginners
Learn how to use or practice using Nordic poles with a short session around the neighbourhood. WESN has poles to lend. Meet at the front steps of Barclay Manor. Max 7.
Thursday, 10:00AM – 10:30AM
Nordic Pole Walking & Strength and Stretch
Enjoy a walk with nordic poles in a small group. Instruction can be provided. WESN has poles to lend for the program. Meet at the front steps of Barclay Manor. Max 7.
Thursdays, 10:30AM – 11:30AM, Meet at Barclay Manor Veranda
Outdoor Walking Group
Enjoy our city’s wonders with a leisurely walk.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30AM, Meet at Seawall Benches across Sylvia Hotel (1154 Gilford St)
Saturdays, 9:00AM, Meet at Barclay Manor
Par-quafit – Paused in September
A fun, light exercise class with moves inspired by aquafit. Modified movements are provided for all levels. Wear comfortable exercise clothing.
Restorative Seated Yoga
Seated yoga is a gentle and restorative way to stretch sore muscles, while increasing strength, balance, flexibility and mobility with the support of a chair. Breathing and meditation techniques will be incorporated to reduce stress and create a sense of wellbeing.
Wednesdays, 1:00PM – 1:45PM, Basement Multipurpose Room
Spa and Health Services
Manicures and Pedicures
Professional hand and foot care. $15 manicures, $18 pedicures and $5 for polish. See our newsletter for service dates. Call 604-669-5051 to book. Current WESN membership is required. Please pay with cash.
Select Mondays (see upcoming dates in the newsletter), 10:00AM – 3:00PM, Main Floor Kitchen
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Customized treatment programs in the comfort of a familiar space. Book a physiotherapy or rehabilitation session with professionals from Physio for Seniors for pain management, posture and alignment, balance and falls prevention, strength and conditioning, and movement and mobility. Prices range from $45-$150. Home appointments are available.
Call 778-378-9179 or email Trina to inquire and book.
Wednesdays, 9:30AM – 12:30PM, Piano Room
Reflexology, Facials, Reiki, and Chair Massage
Professional spa services at a familiar location. Prices range from $22-$50 + GST. Contact Shirley directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-376-0106 to book. Current WESN membership is required. Please pay with cash.
Tuesdays, 9:30AM – 3:30PM, and Thursdays, 9:30AM – 2:30PM, Main Floor Kitchen
Do you have a technology question or want to learn how to do something with a computer, cell phone or tablet? Technology Coach volunteers are available for 1-hour, one-to-one appointments in the Computer Lab or by phone from the comfort of your home.
Book an appointment at email@example.com or 604-669-5051.
Members may hold one upcoming appointment at a time due to high demand.
In-Person in the Computer Lab
Technology Assistance with Alastair
Mondays, 9:30AM – 10:30AM and 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Technology Assistance with Simon
Mondays and Thursdays, 2:00PM – 3:00PM and 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Technology Assistance with Erica
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30AM – 10:30AM
Technology Assistance with Maria
Fridays, 9:30AM – 10:30AM and 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Technology Assistance with Wesley
Fridays, 2:00PM – 3:00PM and 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Technology Assistance with Owen
Fridays, 3:45PM – 4:45PM
Technology Assistance with Vincent
Wednesdays, 1:00PM – 2:00PM and 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Technology Assistance with Gloria
Fridays, 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Presentations, Workshops and Events
WESN often hosts presentations, workshops and events. View our newsletter for information on any upcoming activities.
Last Updated: 15-Sep-2021