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.
2020-2021 WESN membership is required and all programs are by donation.
COVID Update: Select in-person programs are on pause, as noted below. Decisions about what will happen next will be communicated as appropriate.
Barclay Manor is open for select programs. All visitors should be pre-registered participants or hold an appointment.
Registration is required for all programs.
Registration for June 1 – June 30 participation is now open. Registration for July will open in late June.
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. In-person registration at Barclay Manor is not available at this time.
Participaction Community Better Challenge – Special June Programming
Aquafit in the Park
Fun and inclusive movements for all levels of fitness. Prizes for best on-land aquatic outfit (swimsuits, bathing caps, funky glasses, etc are encouraged but not mandatory).
Thursday, June 3, 10:00AM – 10:30AM and 10:45 – 11:15AM, Barclay Heritage Square
Summer Forest Bathing
Forest bathing is a Japanese practice of taking in a forest through our senses. It is an exercise of simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses.
Sundays, 2:00PM – 3:30PM, meet at the Lost Lagoon benches near the intersection of Chilco St. and Alberni St.
Work on your flexibility, balance and breathing without the need to be on the ground. No skill or experience required. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Optional: bring a yoga mat, block and strap/towel.
Monday, June 7, 11:00AM – 12:30AM, Barclay Heritage Square
Strength with Resistance Bands
Work on your strength by performing exercises with resistance bands. WESN has bands to loan, or bring your own. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Friday, June 18, 11AM – 12:00PM, Barclay Heritage Square
Men’s Picnic Lunch
Bring your own food and drinks and have lunch in the park by Barclay Manor. Weather permitting. John will confirm with you directly via phone or email. Folding chairs provided. Max 9.
Every 3rd Monday, 12:30PM – 1:30PM, Barclay Heritage Square
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
Physical Activity and Wellness
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.
GenYoga – PAUSED
Hatha yoga for LGBTQ2S older adults. In partnership with QMUNITY. Max 5.
Wednesdays, 11:00AM – 12:30PM, Basement Multipurpose Room, Volunteer: Adriaan
Learn about how to improve your posture and exercise technique with 20 minute, 1-on-1 appointments with a kinesiologist.
Friday, June 25, 11:30AM – 1:05PM, Piano Room
Nordic Pole Walking
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 4.
Wednesday, 10:00AM – 11:00AM, Thursdays, 10:30AM – 11:30AM, Meet at Barclay Manor Veranda
Outdoor Walking Group
Enjoy our city’s wonders with a leisurely walk.
Mondays, 1:00PM, Meet outside Shoppers Drug Mart at corner of Nelson St. and Denman St.
Outdoor Walking Group – FULL
Enjoy our city’s wonders with a leisurely walk.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30AM, Meet at Seawall Benches across Sylvia Hotel (1154 Gilford St)
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
Reflexology, Facials, Reiki, and Chair Massage
Professional spa services at a familiar location. Prices range from $22-$50 + GST. Contact Shirley directly at email@example.com or 604-376-0106 to book. Current WESN membership is required. Please pay with cash.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30AM – 3:30PM, Main Floor Kitchen
Need assistance with a computer, laptop, tablet or cellphone question? These one-to-one, one-hour appointments are held in the Computer Lab at Barclay Manor.
Book an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-669-5051.
Technology Assistance with Alastair
Mondays, 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Technology Assistance with Christina
Mondays and Thursdays, 3:45PM – 4:45PM
Technology Assistance with Indira
Tuesdays, 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 11:00AM – 12:00PM (Not available June 29)
Technology Assistance with Nicole
Tuesdays, 1:00PM – 2:00PM and 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Technology Assistance with Ella
Wednesdays, 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Technology Assistance with Vincent
Wednesdays, 2:30PM – 3:30PM and 3:30PM – 4:30PM
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
Workshops and Presentations
WESN often hosts workshops and presentations – please view our newsletter for information on any upcoming sessions. Sessions are free to attend, but registration is required as space is limited.
Last Updated: 31-May-2021