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LANGLEY SENIOR RESOURCES SOCIETY Recreation & Resources for 50+ Fall Program Book October, November, December 2012

The Carpet Bowlers play every Tuesday & Thursday afternoon. To join this fun group, or to get more information, see Rosa (pictured at far right).

20605 51B Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 9H1 Phone: 604-530-3020 / Fax: 604-532-1320 Email: Website: Catering Website: 090412

Our Dining Room is open to the public on weekdays from 9:00am; lunch is served from 11:00am—1:30pm. On Saturdays, the Dining Room is open from 10:00am - 1:pm. Lunch entrees, soup, sandwiches, muffins, etc. are served on weekdays. On Saturdays, coffee and muffins and soup & sandwich lunches are served. We ask that you show your membership card each time you go through the cafeteria line.

MEMBERSHIP Fees for persons 50 years of age or older, are $56.00 (includes HST) for the calendar year. All members, including Lifetime members, and members residing in Harrison Landing or Harrison Pointe, are issued the same type of membership card. This is a change from previous years. Recreation membership is included in the fees paid by Harrison Landing and Harrison Pointe residents. Lifetime membership is also free to persons 90 years of age and older, provided the member paid a full year’s membership for the year directly prior. In previous years, Lifetime members, and Harrison Landing and Harrison Pointe members were not required to obtain new cards each calendar year. We have found that, in order to keep our records up-todate, we need to handle all renewals in the same manner.

*Note: Prices and dates subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances .

Time to renew your Membership ! Volunteers will be on hand to process 2013 membership renewals on the following dates: Thu. Dec 6 & Fri. Dec 7, 10:30am - 1:30pm Have you entered your email address to receive our quarterly e-newsletter? You can do this by visiting our website at In the bottom right-hand corner there is a spot to enter your email address. This automatically enters you in a contest to receive your 2013 Membership free. The draw will be on February 1, 2013. If you have already purchased your membership by this date, you will be reimbursed. Any questions, please talk to any of us at the Front Desk. Thank you!

Another change effective this year is that renewing members (who were members in 2011) will not be able to get a discounted r ate for 201 2. (i. e. t hos e memb er s renewing September 2012 or later). Thank you to all new and renewing members! A valid membership is required to take part in most activities at Langley Seniors Recreation & R esour ce C entr e. We encourage prospective new members to try the Centre’s activities. However, after three visits, you will be asked to join the Centre to participate in most activities and clubs. The computer lab is available to members only at all times.

Hours of Operation Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm Saturdays 9:00am –2:00pm


Some activities, such as Special Events, Dinners, Van Trips, and Education and Health programs, are op en to nonmembers at a slightly higher cost. There are small annual fees for some activities and clubs (e.g. Snooker, Carpet Bowling and Table Tennis).

EDITOR Christine Dembicki, Dembicki 604-530-3020, ext. 303 email: ADVERTISING Marvyn Shore 604-534-1090 1

Langley Senior Resources Society is located at 20605 51B Avenue, Langley The Langley Seniors Resource Society is a charitable notnot-forfor-profit organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors

The Langley Senior Resources Society thanks the United Way of the Lower Mainland



CANCELLATION POLICY At the Centre, we are committed to keeping our fees for programs, events and trips as reasonable as possible. Having consistent, fair ways of handling refund requests is part of what will allow us to keep fees low. We do not like to disappoint by cancelling programs and events, and we strive to offer programs and events that members would sign up for and enjoy. When we do not get enough participants, however, we do have to cancel. The following guidelines will now apply to cancellations and refunds.

Our next registration day is:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Doors Open at 8:00am

* FOR MEMBERS ONLY* Current Membership Card Required • • • •

Van trips/Programs/Special Events & Dinners All programs, trips and events have a “registration deadline”. On this date the Senior Centre will decide if the event will be cancelled or if it will occur. If the program, trip or event does not have enough participants, we will cancel it the day of the registration deadline and provide a full refund to those who have paid. If the event is a “go” we will continue to accept registrations until the event is sold out. Important: Refunds will only be given if requested before the registration deadline.

You may only pick up a number for yourself. All FREE programs can be registered for immediately. We will not be accepting phone-in registrations on Registration Day. You can register for other programs over the phone using your credit card, after registration day.

This star signifies programs that can be signed up for as soon as the book comes out. Some starred programs can be signed up for prior to registration day by members only. All free workshops can be registered for as soon as the book comes out.

Theatre trips In the case of theatre shows, tickets often have to be paid for well in advance of the event. Refunds will be given if the tickets have not yet been paid for by the Centre. After tickets have been paid for, a refund will be given if another person comes forward to buy the ticket of the person unable to attend. In the case of theatre tickets where tickets do not have to be paid for in advance, the guidelines under “Van trips” will apply.

Please note that due to the volume of registrants, you will be able to register for yourself and another person ONLY ON THE SAME RECEIPT.

Pre-registration: If you cannot make the registration date and you wish to sign up for specific events, please enclose your form and we will register for you that day after everyone in line has been served. You will be contacted with your total, which must be paid for at this time.

Footcare Clinic/Reflexology appointments Payment may be forfeited unless 24 hours notice is given when cancelling or changing appointment day or time.

So………pick up your registration forms today and have fun planning your activities for the Fall! Payments accepted: Cash/ Cheque / Debit / VISA / MasterCard

When a participant cancels and is entitled to a refund, a $2.00 administrative fee will be deducted. If it is the Seniors Centre that cancels, a full refund will be given. Refunds will be given via the same method by which payment was received (cash, cheque, debit, or credit).

Debit / Visa MasterCard Cash / Cheque


Executive Director’s Corner I am writing this blurb as the sun is shining through my office window. As you read this in October, we can remember that we did in fact have a beautiful summer with warm sunny weather. As we roll into the fall months we have lots of great programs and events to look forward to in this quarter. It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner! As many of you already know, Iris Keen has chosen not to return to her position of Director of Recreation. This came as a shock to many of us but we understand that things change and people move on and need to do what is best for themselves. The staff took Iris out for dinner to wish her well. Who knows, we may see her enjoying an event or two at the centre now… I am pleased to announce that Christine Dembicki will assume the role of Director of Recreation. She has done a fabulous job over the past six months. Christine is very open to new ideas and suggestions to continue to make the Centre the vibrant place it has always been. I hope that many of you have had an opportunity to look at our website. We are working very hard at keeping it up to date. We also have quarterly e-newsletters that go out with information on upcoming programs, volunteering opportunities and much more. If you have a story about an event at the centre or a great program you attend let us know and we will include it in the e-newsletter. If you haven’t already signed up, go to our website and submit your email address. We are asking for help from all our members to promote the centre to the community. Even though the Seniors Centre has been open for 19 years, some people do not know what services we offer. Lots of community members believe we are a nursing or retirement home. FAR FROM IT!!! As valued members of the Society please tell everyone about our great programs and events at the centre, great resources and information and of course friendships and fun. Encourage your neighbours or friends to come over and try the centre, have lunch and explore all the options there are for people 50+ living in Langley. Don’t forget to let local business people, your doctors and healthcare professionals know about our services also. Mark your calendars for our upcoming garage sale on November 3rd!! I hope to see you all out to it and if you are available to help, let us know. Barb Stack


Membership Meetings We have quarterly membership meetings at the Centre. The purposes of these meetings are to keep members up to date on what’s happening at the Centre and to get members’ input. All members are welcome to attend. Next meeting:

Mon. Nov 19 @ 3:00pm

Langley Senior Resources Society


Monday, September 24 6:00pm

All members of Langley Senior Resources Society are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting.

Langley Senior Resources Society is looking for another person to serve on its voluntary B o a r d o f D i r e c t o r s . I f yo u w o u l d b e interested in helping in this way, please speak to Barb.

Meet Mary Reid, our new Recreation Programmer! Mary brings a lot of wonderful experience to the position and we are all very excited to have her join us! Please drop by the Front Desk and introduce yourself. 5




Senior Theatre is one of the fastest growing forms of the performing arts, and the most popular form of this is readers theatre, or ‘script-in-hand’ performance. Skip the memorization hurdle and hit the stage faster, and with more confidence. Join this group to fulfill your theatrical dreams or, to just have fun! This group is fairly new, having started in April of this year. We’d like to have a few more participants. Come out and give this a try! Date: Fridays Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm

Date: Fridays, September 7 - October 19 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm - 4:00pm Cost: $63.00 / 7 classes


Bette Hurd welcomes beginners to her painting class. She can teach in either oil or acrylic paints. You should see what the students have been producing! If you would like to speak with Bette about the class you are welcome to get her phone number from the front desk. *The class must have a minimum of 8 students. The maximum number is 10.

This class, taught by Melody of Dance With Me Studio, introduces you to the world of social dance! Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango and the Latin dances o f Ch a -Ch a , Ru m b a , S a m b a a n d J ive a re introduced slowly over the next few weeks giving you an opportunity to learn how to lead and follow, timing to music, origins of each dance and why they are danced the way they are. An excellent opportunity to learn the basics. * Minimum class size is 8

Date: Fridays, October 26 - Dec 14 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm - 4:00pm Cost: $70.00 / 8 classes


Peggy Thompson is back leading us in linedancing classes! Please sign up and join this fun group. *Minimum class size is 8 Tuesdays, September 18 - November 6 Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Cost: $35.00 Members / 8 classes $45.00 Non Members

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Seniors Centre Choir Join us on Friday mornings to learn familiar and new songs with a dedicated group of your peers. Even if you do not read music, you are more than welcome to come out for your love of singing! Also, the choir is looking for a second accompanist.

Monday afternoon is Music Afternoon at the Centre! Join this fun group for an afternoon jam session and sing along! Bring your instruments, your voices, your ears and your enthusiasm! The group would like to change the format of the afternoon a little. It is planned that the first hour will be devoted to jamming with the second hour a sing-along. Everyone who’d like to participate by playing an instrument, singing or just listening is welcome to join in! See you there!

Date: Time:

Fridays – Sharon Birnie Auditorium 9:45am – 12:00noon Please note: Choir dues of $25 for the Sept-June season are now due. Thank you!

Wednesdays, Sep. 12 - Oct. 31 1:00pm - 2:00pm $45.00 Members /8 classes $50.00 Non Members

Brock Douglas Lounge Date: Every Monday Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm 6

H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S 

REFLEXOLOGY INFO SESSION He lga, a Ref le xo logis t and Touch for Heal practitioner, invites you into the world of Reflexology. What is Reflexology and how does it work? What are the benefits of Reflexology? How could it help you? Please attend a meeting and find the answers to these questions, and more!


These very popular services include: Foot Assessment and care of Athlete’s Foot, Bunions, Callouses, Corns, Dry & Cracked Skin, Diabetic assessment, Fungal nails, Hammer or Claw Toes and Thickened Toe-Nails. Cutting and filing of nails. Foot massage with essential oils. Client Teaching/Prevention Our primary focus is to ensure gentle, considerate care with quality, safe service. This treatment is DVA approved. If you are intending to have your nails cut, please do not cut them for six weeks prior to your appointment. Dates: Mon. November 26 Mon. September 17 Tue. September 18 Tue. November 27 Mon. October 1 Mon. December 10 Tue. October 2 Tue. December 11 Mon. December 17 Mon. October 15 Tue. December 18 Tue. October 16 Tue. October 30 Tue. November 13

Date: Time:

Wed., Sept. 26 2:00pm - 3:00pm

BETTER HEALTH FOR SENIORS WITH REFLEXOLOGY Reflexology can be used to maintain good health, to build resistance and to prevent illness. There are reflex points in the feet, which correspond to every gland and organ within the b o d y v i a n e r ve p a t h wa y s . Re f le x o lo g y promotes improved natural function, better blood circulation and digestion, improved sleep and breathing. Reflexology is also associated with releasing stress, reducing muscle tension and the alleviation of pain. Date: Wednesdays, beginning September 5 Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Cost: $25 / 30 minute session / Members $30 / 30 minute session / Non Members

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Cost: $38.00 Member Full Treatment $43.00 Non Member Full Treatment $30.00 Member nails cut and filed $35.00 Non Member nails cut and filed *Please Note: If you are DVA approved, you can get a full foot care treatment for $5.00. Please advise the front desk of your K# when you make an appointment.

Toots Tucker and David Esworthy, Langleys Seniors of the Year, posing with Genevieve, René Doyharcabal’s 1929 Model A Ford 7

H E A LT H & F I T N E S S

OSTEOFIT - Gentle Fitness This program is designed for persons with osteoporosis or limited mobility. Strength and resistance exercises, together with balance and coordination training, improve the quality of life, functional ability, and reduce the risk of falls and fractures. This is a slower paced exercise class with NO floor or mat exercises, making this suitable for those with joint replacements. Our instructor Kathy Wainwright has specialized training from the BC Women’s Hospital Osteofit program. *Minimum class size is 6 Date: Mondays & Wednesdays Fall program, beginning September 10 Time: 9:15am - 10:15am 10:30am - 11:30am Cost:

YOGA CLASSES AT THE CENTRE! Your instructor is Amy Holt. Amy is a certified yoga instructor who fell in love with the healing benefits of yoga. She believes that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable experience of yoga—no matter what age, ability or limitations. These gentle yoga classes are a great way to increase joint mobility, breathing, balance, strength, body awareness and vitality. Each class will focus on gentle movements with simple stretches and exercises that you can do at home. Come for the health benefits, stay for the fun and laughter, leave feeling great!

$7.50 Drop-in - MEMBERS & NON MEMBERS $37.00 Punch Card for 6 classes - MEMBERS ONLY


The classes will take place on a yoga mat on the floor (mats provided). As with any physical exercise, please consult with your doctor if you have any concerns about participating. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your smile!

Members & Non Members There have been many medical studies on the health benefits of Tai Chi. As well, many doctors are recommending their senior patients take Tai Chi classes to improve their health. So why not give Tai Chi a try? It’s fun, it’s challenging and it might just make you feel better! 10 classes *Min. class size is 7

Free Introductory Session: Date: Thursday, Oct. 4 Time: 9:00am

Date: Tuesdays, Sept 25 - Nov 27 Time: 10:45 – 11:45am Cost: $55.00 Members / 10 sessions $60.00 Non Members

YOGA SERIES, with Yoga instructor, Amy Minimum number of participants: 6, max. 15 Date: Fridays, Sept 7 - Oct 12 Time: 9:15am - 10:15am Cost: $36.00 Members / 6 classes $41.00 Non Members


Registration deadline: August 31

Date: 6 Thursdays, Oct 18 - Nov 22 Time: 9:00am - 10:00am Cost: $36.00 Members / 6 classes $41.00 Non Members Registration deadline: Oct 11 8

Established by the UN in 1981, September 21 is the International Day of Peace. Join us in the garden for a minute of silence at 12:00pm, a tradition for this day celebrated at noon in all time zones. As the planting of a tree is a symbol of hope, the Gardening Circle has chosen to plant a Dogwood Tree on this day, directly after the minute of silence. Please attend - everyone is welcome.


FITNESS WITH WENDY Wendy leads 2 different classes at the Centre. Check out which is best for you!

Warm up, 20 minutes intermediate cardio, weights and/or resistance band, stability ball and floor mats, cool down stretch and relaxation • Advanced class • Appropriate footwear required • Please feel free to come and watch a class • Please meet with the instructor at least 10 minutes prior to your first class/ physician’s clearance is expected Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 9:15am - 10:15am Cost: $40.00 Punch Card for 12 classes / $4.00 drop-in •

CHAIR FIT ‘N FUN - MEMBERS ONLY Exercises done in the comfort of a chair Class starts with light stretching, 10 minute light cardio-chair session, weights and/or resistance band, cool down stretch and relaxation • Classes are social and interactive • Appropriate footwear required • Please feel free to come and watch a class • Pre-registration with the instructor is required Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 10:30am - 11:45am Cost: $40.00 Punch Card for 12 classes / $4.00 drop-in • •

Wendy’s Chair Fit N Fun is very popular! Pamela is on the left, while Peggy & Lillian lift weights below. Wendy is considering offering additional fitness classes • •

Men’s Club Fit over Fifty “Just For You Fit” (class is at a level between Chair Fit ’n Fun and Fit & Fabulous)

Please sign the sheet at the free table if you are interested in either of these classes.


NOTICE REGARDING VAN TRIPS Due to the high volume of traffic in our parking lot, we ask that you, whenever possible, park across the street at Blacklock School when you come for a bus trip. Public parking is available on 207 Street and in the section in Blacklock School parking lot that faces the park. In the past we have had requests to pick up people and drop them off at home for our van trips. Due to the nature of our trips, it is impossible to do this. Please ensure that you have a ride to and from the Centre. If you do not, a taxicab will be called for you at your expense. NOTE: If you are taking a walker or a wheelchair, please let the front desk know so we can accommodate you. Also, if you have a wheelchair, you will need to be able to walk on and off the bus and be sure you have someone to wheel you around. Thank you for your assistance in these matters. **ALL PRICES NOW INCLUDE HST WHERE APPLICABLE**

CASINO TRIPS RIVER ROCK, Richmond River Rock offers 1000 slot machines and more than 70 table games. Your package includes: $ 5 s lo t p la y c o up o n a n d a d e pa r ti n g gift. You will also receive 10% off meal venues if you are a BC Gold member. Date:  First trip Thursday, September 20 Second trip Tuesday, December 4 Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Cost: $17.50 Members / $23.50 Non Members *Registration deadline: September 13 (first trip) November 27 (2nd trip)

EDGEWATER CASINO, Vancouver The Edgewater Casino is one of Vancouver’s most desirable gaming venues for groups arriving by bus. Located in downtown Vancouver on the north shore of False Creek and next to BC Place and GM Place, Edgewater Casino features 500 slots, all your favourite table games including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Vancouver’s largest poker room. Minimum number of 15 people required to qualify for the package which includes: Players Package / $5 slot play coupon/ small gift Date: Thursday, October 25 Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Cost: $17.50 Members $23.50 Non Members Registration deadline: October 18

SKAGIT CASINO, Mt Vernon, WA Passport or enhanced drivers license required* Visit the Skagit Valley Casino, with its new expanded gaming area, located about 70 miles from the US/Canada border! At The Skagit, you’ll enjoy all the excitement of a Las Vegasstyle casino in a warm, friendly atmosphere. We offer more than 780 slot machines, all your favourite table games and a generous Club Card rewards program to make your gaming even more fun. Skagit Casino gift package: $5.00 off the Market Buffet / $20.00 for $25.00 slot ticket buy-in / $5.00 match play for table games Date: Thursday, November 8 Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm Cost: $19.50 Members / $26.50 Non Members Registration deadline: November 1

SILVER REEF, Ferndale, WA Passport or enhanced drivers license required* At Silver Reef Casino you'll find the hottest gaming action around. We offer over 40 varieties of the most popular video slots. Or, you can get in on the action at one of our Las Vegas style table games including: Blackjack, Craps, Spanish 21, Fortune Pai Gow, Roulette and Three Card Poker, Texas Hold ‘Em and Four Card Poker. Your package includes: Free buffet / 2x points on slots / $5 table match / transportation. Minimum # of participants: 16 Date: Time: Cost:

Tuesday, November 13 8:30am - 4:00pm $19.50 Members / $26.50 Non Members $26.50 Non Members 10 Registration deadline: November 6


MAYNE ISLAND: WITH GALIANO TOURS Travel to historic and picturesque Mayne Island with a local guide to enjoy its endless views of the sea and unique lifestyle. We will enjoy lunch overlooking Active Pass in the historic Springwater Inn. Visit the lighthouse, the beautiful Japanese gardens, local galleries and enjoy an easy walk through a forest of Arbutus trees. End the day with Afternoon Tea in the elegant Oceanwood Inn overlooking the sea. A wonderful Fall day out. Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, lunch, tea, ferry costs and HST. Please bring your BC “Gold Card”. If you do not have one, then pay $25.00 cash to Joy the day of the tour. Date: Wednesday, October 10 Time: 8:00am - 7:30pm Cost: $130.00 Members $135.00 Non Members

KING TUT, Pacific Science Center,  Seattle Passport or enhanced drivers license required* Our day begins with a drive down the I-5 to Marysville, where a lunch buffet at the Tulalip Casino awaits you. Then it’s onto the Pacific Science Centre in Seattle, Washington where we will see the Tutankhamun: The Golden King and The Great Pharaohs. Step into one of history’s most treasured stories. This exhibit features more than 100 objects from King Tut’s tomb and ancient sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. With more than twice the number of artifacts than the original Tut exhibit that toured in the 1970’s, many of these objects have never toured before. Come face-to-face with the largest image of King Tuk unearthed - a 10 foot statue found at the remains of the funerary temple of two of his high officials. See authentic objects including jewellery, furniture, ceremonial as well as the boy king’s golden sandals, created specifically for the afterlife and covering his feet when his remains were discovered in 1922 by British explorer Howard Carter. We will also vie w the 40 minute IMAX presentation “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs”. On the way home a dinner break (on your own) is planned. Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, lunch, entrance to the exhibit, IMAX presentation and HST.

Registration deadline: October 3

Japanese Garden at Mayne Island, photograph/painting by Terrill Welch


Date: Time: Cost:

Tuesday, October 2 8:00am - 8:30pm $78.50 Members $83.50 Non Members Registration deadline: September 25



 POET’S COVE, Pender Island Date:

Tuesday & Wednesday, September 25 & 26 Time: 8:00am - 8:00pm Cost: $252.00 Members, Dble Occupancy Registration deadline: September 18 11

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GULF OF GEORGIA CANNERY, Steveston Our day will start with a drive to Steveston where we will have some free time before our lunch at the Charthouse Restaurant, known for its wonderful view and great food. You can order from the menu. After lunch we will visit the Gulf of Georgia Cannery where we will have a guided tour, watch the canning line machine demonstration and visit the Cannery Store for unique souvenirs and books. Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, lunch, tour of the Cannery and HST. Date: Tuesday, November 20 Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm Cost: $73.00 Members $78.00 Non Members Registration deadline: November 17

VANCOUVER PORT AUTHORITY, Vancouver Our day starts with a drive to Granville Island, where we will lunch at Bistro 101, the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts School. Our menu provides choices for an appetizer, entrée, dessert and coffee/tea. The menu was not available at press time. Then it’s on to Port Metro Vancouver. This is Canada’s largest and busiest port, a dynamic gateway for domestic and international trade and tourism. You head to the mall to purchase the latest smart phone. You simply go into a store, purchase the phone, and go home. But how did it get there in the first place? Items we use every day from shoes and clothing to electronics actually travel a long way, through a specific chain of events, before arriving in your local store. You will be given a history of the Port and a 15 minute video. The, weather providing, we will do a Walkway tour. There is also a Discovery Centre with interesting displays. Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, lunch, tour and HST. Date: Tuesday, October 23 Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm Cost: $61.00 Members $66.00 Non Members Registration deadline: October 16

Gulf of Georgia Cannery at Steveston

ZOOMER SHOW, Vancouver Convention Centre Vancouver’s largest consumer show and lifestyle expo for men and women 45+. Health, money, travel, lifestyle...if it’s hot, if it’s important, if it can benefit you, it’s at the Zoomer Show. The latest trends, the newest products and services, all focused on you and your needs. It is a full day of exhibits, entertainment, food, and even a dog show. Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, entrance to the show and HST. Date: Sunday, November 18 Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm Cost: $30.00 Members $35.00 Non Members Note: IF YOU ARE A CARP MEMBERS, TAKE $5.00 OFF THE PRICE. You will be required to show your membership card at the door. Registration deadline: November 8

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It is the unmistakable presence and holiday legacy left by the original hostess, Jennie Butchart, that’s most keenly felt at this time of year. For though the charm of the Butchart Gardens is undeniable in the summer months, it’s at Christmas Time that their hospitable warmth shines. By night, the gardens are a magical sight as a lavish display of lights illuminates the sky. A streaming blue waterfall of lights transforms the darkness as it rushes into a quiet black lake. Pointed conifers dotted with lights become instant Christmas Trees. In the Dining Room we will have High Tea first, then it’s on to explore the gardens. The celebrated “12 Days of Christmas” are evident all around. We will have 1.5 to 2 hours to explore the gardens before boarding the bus to drive to the ferry. Be sure and allow enough time to visit the wonderful gift shop. Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, ferry costs, admission to the gardens, High Tea and HST. Note: Please bring your Gold Card. If you do not have one, add $29.70 to your costs. Remember to dress warmly as all the exhibits are outside. Date: Tuesday, December 11 Time: 11:00am - 9:30pm Cost: $123.00 Members $133.00 Non Members

Enjoy the boughs, red bows and all the other old-fashioned ornaments and decorations throughout the village and farmhouse. The season features traditional entertainment, demonstrations, hands-on-activities and exhibits from the early 1900s. We will arrive just in time for a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings (turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing). After lunch, spend some time exploring the ‘village’. If you wish to ride the 100 year old Carousel there is an extra cost of $2.30 each. All in all a great way to get into the Christmas Spirit! Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, lunch, room rental, admission and HST. Date: Thursday, November 29 Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm Cost: $49.00 Members $54.00 Non Members

Registration deadline: November 21

Registration deadline: November 19

The restored 1912 C.W. Parker Carousel, located at Burnaby Village Museum


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Our Tuk Shop is open Monday to Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Every Monday morning this group meets in the lounge to go for a walk. On occasion we carpool to local parks. Once a month the Club uses the Seniors Centre Bus to go somewhere in the Lower Mainland for our walk. The monthly walk is usually 1-1.5 hours with lunch (on your own) following the walk. People who like to walk up to 2k are also welcome and will have company. Remember to dress appropriately and to bring a snack. Even if you don’t wish to walk, you can join this group and browse the areas.

Come in for the BEST BUYS IN TOWN! THANK YOU to everyone who continues to supply us with used clothing and unique merchandise.

To the volunteers who run the TUK Shop‌.

Date: Time: Cost:

Monday, October 1 9:30am - 3:30pm $17.50 Members $22.50 Non Members Where: Harrison Hot Springs Registration deadline: September 24


In Memoriam

Date: Time: Cost:

Monday, October 22 9:30am - 3:30pm $17.50 Members $22.50 Non Members Where: Steveston Dyke Registration deadline: October 15

If you wish to honour the memory of someone who was very dear to you, a memoriam gift in their name can be made to the Langley Seniors Resource Society. (Cards are available at Reception.) Please print the name of the deceased or the person to be honoured, your name (for the tax receipt) and, on a separate paper, the name and address of next of kin, in order for us to mail the card.

Date: Time: Cost:

Monday, November 26 9:30am - 3:30pm $17.50 Members $22.50 Non Members Where: Granville Island Registration deadline: November 19




Join us and enjoy the ambiance and surroundings of a fine dining restaurant. Includes transportation, driver, tour guide and lunch or dinner, HST.

Date: Tuesday, November 6 Time: 10:15am - 3:30pm Registration deadline: October 30 Simple and fresh is really what Italian home cooking is all about. At Trattoria the menu reads like a summer in Italy, with classic ingredients, masterfully combined. Come and experience it!! Your choices will be Appetizer Choices: 1. Mista Salad 2. Calamari Main Course Choices: 1. Veal Piccata 2. Wild BC Salmon 3. Spaghetti and Meatballs 4. Gnocchi Pesto Dessert: 1. Tiramisu 2. Panna Cotta

Cost for all Fine Dining trips: $67.00 Members $72.00 Non Members

THE POOR ITALIAN, Vancouver Date: Thursday, October 18 Time: 10:45am - 3:00pm Registration deadline: October 11 Enjoy a relaxed afternoon of fine food in a tranquil environment and let the chefs work wonders with local, fresh and sustainable ingredients in simple and flavourful combinations. The most wonderful housebaked breads and desserts are created daily. Tony Parsons, the news broadcaster is a part owner in this restaurant. Your choices will be Appetizer Choices: 1. Minestrone or 2. Squash Puree Soup 3. Mista Salad Main Course Choices: 1. Breaded Chicken Cutlet with Lemon Shallot Sauce 2. Pappardelle with Lamb Cheeks 3. Fresh local Red Snapper with Butter Sauce Dessert: Tiramisu

NORTHVIEW GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, Surrey Date: Thursday, December 6 Time: 4:30pm - 7:30pm Registration deadline: November 29 Join us once again for a fabulous Prime Rib Dinner, with market vegetables. The Palmer Room at Northview is decorated and we love it. A great outing and one we return to year after year.

Perfume Alert! Please consider those around you who are sensitive to perfumes and scents and refrain from wearing perfume, cologne and after-shave at the Centre. Those who would not be able to participate otherwise because of allergies will be most appreciative. Thank you so much for your understanding.

The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living ~ Dione Lucas, English chef and first female graduate of Le Cordon Bleu


LIVE MUSIC & THEATRE SYLVIA, The Gateway Theatre, Richmond

All theatre trips include transportation, driver, tour guide and theatre ticket.

Greg is having an affair and his wife Kate can’t compete. Her husband has already moved the “other woman” into their apartment, a floozy named Sylvia. In this romantic comedy-with-atwist, Sylvia is a stray, street-smart Labradoodle who becomes a major bone of contention b e t we e n h u s b a nd a n d wif e . A h ila ri o u s examination of marriage, people who think their pets are human, and a couple managing midlife. Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, ticket to the theatre and HST. Date: Tuesday, October 16 Time: 11:30am - 4:30pm Cost: $73.00 Members $78.00 Non Members

 CLYBOURNE PARK, Stanley Theatre

A comedy of Race and Real Estate. The winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for best play, this biting contemporary satire skewers the c on ven t ion s of po lit ica l c o rre ctn es s in shockingly entertaining fashion. In Chicago, an African-American family moves into a house in Clybourne Park, to the mortification of its allwhite residents. Fast-forward 50 years, and now the neighbourhood is predominately black. When young white newlyweds attempt to buy the very same house, will they face the same resistance? Date: Wednesday, October 3 Time: 12:30pm - 5:30pm Cost: $82.00 Members $87.00 Non Members

MASTER CLASS, Granville Island Stage A Diva Holds Court. Inspired by the legendary Maria Callas, this Tony Award-winning play opens in a master class at Juilliard, where the world’s greatest soprano is more interested in teaching life lessons than opera. The tempestuous yet vulnerable diva muses on her past - her transformation from stocky to sleek, triumphs at La Scala, feuds with rival singers and a doomed affair with billionaire Aristotle Onassis. Not only a tribute to the star, Master Class is also a statement on the nature of art and the sacrifices we make for it. Date: Wednesday, October 24 Time: 12:30pm - 5:30pm Cost: $62.00 Member $67.00 Non Members

DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT?, Surrey Arts Centre A Craigslist cantata. Your personal ads, set to music. Irregular hats for cats, mounted lobsters, autographed copies of the Bible; this audience favourite from composer Veda Hille and the CBC’s Bill Richardson explore what humanity has to offer and turns it into sidesplitting musical fare. Who wouldn’t want a broken time machine, for free? Come and take a look at the vagaries and intimacies of the internet. Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, theatre ticket and HST. Date: Sunday, October 14 Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm Cost: $70.00 Members $75.00 Non Members

Did you know? The Silver Belles and Beaux Choir welco mes an audience at their rehearsals. Rehearsals are on Fridays, from 9:45am - 12:00pm in the Sharon Birnie Auditorium.

Reminder: The “Registration deadline” for theatre trips is the date by which the tickets must be paid to the venue by the Centre. Dates when payment is due varies. There can be no refunds without replacement once the venue has been paid. 16



 VAUDEVILLIANS, Surrey Arts Theatre

The always-popular Vaudevillians are presenting their 9th Annual Fundraiser Show on Nov. 10, and this one promises to be at least among the best ever, with surprises galore, lots of music and comedy, top-notch dancers, spectacular costumes and unbelievable talent. This year the BC's #1 Seniors Entertainment Troupe is proud to present The Vaudevillians Hit Broadway. Proceeds from the show go to the Vaudevillians' Performing Arts Bursary at Douglas College. Again this year there will be a $5 raffle for several prizes, including a flight for 2 via Westjet to anywhere in the world they have a scheduled flight. The draw will take place during the evening show, but the winner need not be there. The cost indicated below includes transportation, driver, tour guide and theatre ticket. If you would prefer to go on your own, or to the 7:30 show, another option would be to buy your ticket from Marvyn Shore. Tickets from Marvyn are available up to Sept. 20. After Sept. 30, tickets are available at the Surrey Arts Centre Box Office. Marvyn may be contacted at 604 534 1090 or preferably Date: Saturday, November 10 Time: 12:45 - 5:00pm Cost: $36.00 Members $41.00 Non Members

PAWS 2 DANCE, Bell Centre for Performing Arts, Surrey Paws 2 Dance will once again create a magical world onstage in a brand new, theatrical drama. This one-of-a-kind musical performance titled Shadows of Eternity will s h o wc a s e t h e t a l e n t s o f l o c a l C a n i n e Freestylers as well as Indoor Kite Flyers and Dancers. Although at first glance, Canine Freestyle and Indoor Kite-Flying might appear an unusual pairing, they are actually highly complementary to each other and P2D is fortunate to have some of the world’s best flyers involved in this unique and exciting presentation! Shadows of Eternity will be a grand and colourful fantasy set in Ancient Egypt in which a young Pharoah is kidnapped by Shadow Creatures and taken to their Tomb World. Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, theatre ticket and HST. Date: Sunday, November 4 Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm Cost: $45.00 Members $50.00 Non Members

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, Stanley Theatre A bawdy romp. Romantic tomfoolery and mistaken identifies abound in Goldsmith’s classic comedy of manners. When shy-withthe-ladies Charles Marlow sets off to the country to meet his blind date, Kate Hardcastle, a practical joke convinces him that Hardcastle Manor is a luxury inn. Treating one’s prospective inlaws as hired help is hardly advisable, but when it appears that Charles is quite a charmer with women of a lesser station, mayhem ensues and love blossoms. Date: Wednesday, November 14 Time: 12:30pm - 5:30pm Cost: $82.00 Members $87.00 Non Members

VSO POPS: the Bright Lights of Broadway, Orpheum Theatre Called a “mega-talent” and “one of the best voices on Broadway” Tony-award winning singing sensation Debbie Gravitte performs a c o lle c t io n of s o me o f th e gre a t e s t -eve r Broadway songs. Watch Gravitte command the stage in selections from Mamma Mia, Cats, Caberet, Funny Girl, Kiss Me Kate, All That Jazz, and much more. Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, theatre ticket and HST. Date: Saturday, November 17 Time: 5:00pm - 11:30pm Cost: $70.00 Members $75.00 Non Members 18


 CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, AMALUNA, Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance marking the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men land on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony. Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, ticket for the show and HST.

 CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs with the amazing troupe of Cirque de la Symphonie in a thrilling, high-wire production that will have you talking. You will marvel at the astonishing talents of these world-class athletes and artists, in the most unique and spectacular Symphony experience you can imagine! Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, ticket to the Symphony and HST. Date: Time: Cost:

Sunday, November 25 12:30pm - 5:30pm $84.00 Members $89.00 Non Members

Date: Time: Cost:

NUTCRACKER SUITE, Queen Elizabeth  Theatre, Vancouver

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet delights audiences with this uniquely Canadian take on the sparkling Christmas tradition Nutcracker. L o n g a go o n a cold Ch ris t m a s E ve in Germany, Dr. and Mrs. Stahlbaum were decorating their Christmas tree and preparing to host a holiday party...Thus begins one of the most beloved stories of childhood and Christmas, the Nutcracker Story. Includes transportation, driver, tour guide, theatre ticket and HST. Date: Sunday, December 16 Time: 12:00noon - 5:30pm Cost: $132.00 Members $137.00 Non Members

Friday, January 18, 2013 2:00pm - 7:30pm $100.00 Members $110.00 Non Members

The Centre Stage Players performing their original play, Loves, Lies and InBetweens at the Centre. The group took medals in all five categories at the Senior Summer Games this August. Congratulations to all!

The following is “Wait List Only”. Please check at the Front Desk for more information

TEA & TRUMPETS, VSO at the Orpheum, 2012-2013 season 19





Many of you may know Allan already, as he is one-half of the always popular Cypress Creek Duo. Allan is also a woodturning artist and belongs to 2 local woodturner’s guilds as well as to the American Association of Woodturners. Allan is passionate about his art and strives to make each item he creates into something unique, beautiful and functional. Even if you have no desire to work a lathe yourself it is fascinating to see how these beautiful works of art are created.

Service! Access to Information! Awareness! Come out and find out what ‘Library and on Tour’ is all about! This presentation, which is not just about library materials, wi l l s h a t t e r p re c o n c e p t io n s a b o u t libraries, library services and librarians! Learn about the various ways in which the library delivers services to those in the community to who do not know about the library or may have some obstacle to visiting them. And more! Prizes

Date: Tue. Oct. 23 Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm No cost, please pre-register

Date: Fri. Sept. 21 Time: 1:00pm No cost, please pre-register at the free table

Allen and Natalie, as the Cypress Creek Duo, will perform at the birthday party on Wed. November 28. Sign up today!

Sudoku is the logic-based number placement puzzle that first became an international hit about a decade ago. Colin invites you to join him in a session devoted to this phenomenally popular game.


Did you know that the original BC Electric Railway Route still exists from the rail bridge over the Fraser Rive r at B ro wn ville , Su rre y t o Chilliwack? And that the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society devotes itself to the restoration and operation of heritage interurban cars on this same route? Attend this fascinating presentation and learn a b o u t wh a t t h e F ra s e r V a l l e y Heritage Railway Society has been doing to this rail system ‘back on track’.

Date: Tue. Oct. 2 Time: 11:00am No cost, please preregister at the free table

Sudoku is considered highly addictive; however, as there are no known harmful side effects, go right ahead and get addicted!

Date: Wed. Oct. 3 Time: 1:00pm Free event, please pre-register at the free table 22

LANGLEY ADULT DAY PROGRAM The Langley Adult Day Program provides specialized care and recreation for adults with physical and/or mental limitations who live alone or with family caregivers within the Langley area. Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:00pm This program is funded primarily by the South Fraser Health Region. The Day Centre welcomes privately funded clients; those who may need immediate service, those who do not qualify for Continuing Care funding, or those individuals who are funded through third party agencies such as: ICBC, WCB and DVA.

Adult Day Program participants gathering for a discussion

Services include: • Health Care (general health monitoring and liaison with, or referral to, other health care professionals as needed). • Meals and dietary counselling • Bowling Program • Transportation to and from the Centre • Painting Class & Craft Program • Group & Individual activities (for recreation & socialization) • Music Program • Caregiver Support & Counselling


Do you need assistance with Bathing? If you would like a therapeutic hydrosound bath in a Century Tub, our bathing program is for you!! What is HYDROSOUND? Simply stated, hydrosound uses ultrasonic energy in water to create millions of microscopic bubbles, which vibrate and cause a massaging action called “microstreaming”. This advanced technology is mor e eff ecti ve t han whir lp ool ac tion for improving blood circulation, relaxing muscles and rejuvenating the skin - without the noise of a

Mirarie, bathing program, at the Adult Day Program

hot tub! For more information on our services and programs, please contact Kelly Brown 778778-328328-2302 , ext. 1 or Sylvia Cardin 778778-328328-2302, ext. 2


EDUCATION COMPUTER CLASSES - members only We are very pleased to be able to offer computer classes to our members, with instructor Colin Brett. Take the frustration out of using your computer. Target exactly when YOU want to learn. Understand where all those pesky files went and how to find them again. Send and receive emails with confidence. Relax and have FUN while you learn. We offer private lessons. These ONE-ON-ONE classes will mean that the lessons will target what you want to learn, at the pace that works for you. • INTERNET: Surf the web with confidence. Saving Favourites / Searching and Cautions • EMAIL friends and relatives. Send, Receive, Save, Manage Attachments & Photos & Email Addresses • SKPE: Seeing and talking to friends and family from around the world FREE! • ORGANIZE your files and photos so that you can find them easily • Microsoft Office applications • Or, talk to us about your specific needs! COMPUTER LAB / Saturdays, 9:30am - 12:30pm beginning September 15 Wednesdays, 12:00pm - 3:00pm beginning September 19 Cost: $10.00 - 1 hour private lesson

MEMBERS ONLY A reminder that the Computer Lab is for members use only. Thank you.



In this five week series the focus is on keeping the mind active while having fun doing it! Connections with others and to your own curious mind are encouraged through logic/trivia exercises, word play, discussion topics, puzzles and more. Maximum of 15 participants.

Almost 20 years ago Bern and Bette Grinstead performed magic and musical acts at the Centre. Bern has audio and video of some of these events. Were you at any of the performances? The video recordings include footage of the audience. Bern will be here showing his videos and playing cassettes - come and see what memories they bring back for you!

Date: Fridays, Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

Date: Friday, December 7 Time: 1:00pm No cost, please pre-register at the free table.

No cost, please pre-register at the free table.





This free program, for people with type 2 diabetes, is brought to us by the University of Victoria, Centre on Aging. This 6-week series will teach the skills needed for day-to-day management of diabetes and related symptoms to enhance daily activities. Upon program completion, workshop participants have been successful in lowering their A1c levels as well as decreasing their diabetes related symptoms. The interactive workshops are facilitated by pairs of lay leaders who have chronic health conditions themselves.


Falls are not an inevitable part of getting older. You can take control over your risk factors and prevent harmful falls. Educational Presentation You will learn about various factors that promote falls and injuries and how to prevent them. Date: Tue. Nov. 6 Time: 10:00am Fall Prevention Clinic After the presentation, individuals at risk will be referred to the mobile clinic that is slated to come to the Centre on November 21. At the Clinic you will have the opportunity meet with health care professionals to receive your individualized assessment and to learn about possible interventions. Date: Time:

Date: Wednesdays, Sept 12 - Oct 17 Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm No cost, please pre-register at the free table


Wed., November 21 9:00am - 4:00pm

ConnectPhysio’s Steve Occleshaw, with 15 years of physiotherapy experience in private practice and home health, talks about the hip joint. The hip is an amazing part of the human body and is a key factor in mobility. Hip joint problems and hip fractures are on the rise and are expected to continue. Workshop topics will include common causes of hip pain, hip fractures and hip replacements. Risk factors for hip problems will also be discussed and how you can lower that risk. Come and find out some of the keys to having a healthy hip joint.

No cost, please pre-reregister at the free table

FLU CLINIC The Public Health Unit will be offering a flu vaccination clinic at the Centre. You will receive a number when you arrive and be seen in order. Date: Mon. Nov 5 New Date Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Date: Saturday, September 22 Time: 10:30am - 11:30am No cost, please pre-register at the free table

CONNECT HEARING’ TESTING Come out for a free hearing test, hearing aid maintenance and personal talk with a hearing professional. Sign up on the “free table”. Date: Wednesdays, Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14 & Dec 12 Time: Cost:

Did you know? ConnectPhysio is located first here in the Centre. To schedule an appointment with Steve, please call 604-614-7150

9:20am – 12:00pm No cost, please pre-register at the free table. 25



FOOD SKILLS FOR SENIORS PROGRAM Food Skills is a six session healthy cooking program that aims to teach and encourage healthy eating in a fun relaxed atmosphere. The program strives to strengthen cooking confidence and skills with a focus on improving food knowledge necessary to make sound meal, snack and beverage choices, and increasing fruit and vegetation consumption. Participants will: learn how to choose healthy foods and increase food knowledge; deepen their knowledge of the Canadian food system; be conscious of Sugar Sweeten Beverages; understand food safety; learn to read food labels; increase their cooking confidence; modify recipes for health and budges; attend a shopping tour; meal plan; and become mindful eaters. The Food Skills for Families initiative is coordinated by the Canadian Diabetes Association. The CDA has expanded the reach of the program to include the senior population. A certified Food Skills for Families Community Facilitator will be your instructor. Maximum 12 participants Date: Saturdays, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct 27, Nov. 10, Nov. 17 & Nov. 24 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Fraser Health Home Health is offering a 2 hour ‘Successful Aging’ information session. This session will focus on various topics to help seniors and their families and care providers learn what they can do to maintain their health and what resources are available in the community to support people living at home. This will be a dynamic interactive session so bring all your questions! Date: Wed. Nov. 14 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm No cost, please pre-register at the free table

EXPLORATIONS AND DISCOVERIES Join us for thought-provoking presentations followed by discussion. Share your thoughts and wisdom as we explore topics relating to the human spirit in our relationship to each other: Resilience of the human spirit What do you think are the keys to successful living? How do you think we can achieve true joy in our lives? We will also share music and inspirational readings and prayers from the World’s great religions. Bring your, ideas, insights and above all yourself. Date: Fridays, Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 & Dec. 21 Time 10:00am – 11:00am

No cost, please pre-register at the free table. * no class Sat. Nov. 3

ESTATE PLANNING, with representatives from MacCallum Law Group Knowing that our assets will be passed on properly after we are gone is vitally important to one’s peace of mind. Topics covered in this session pertaining to those in a second relationship. There will be time for discussion and questions in this 90 minute session. Date: Wednesday, October 24 Time: 1:00-2:30pm

No cost, please pre-register at the free table

No cost, please pre-register at the free table 27


BE FRAUD AWARE! Many British Columbians have lost their life savings to risky or dangerous investments because they didn’t understand the risks, ask the right questions, do some research or get a second opinion. If you encounter a sales pitch that sounds too good to be true - STOP! It’s a warning sign that the investment might be a scam. These kind of sales pitches are designed to push your buttons to appeal to your desires or fears that can lead to an impulsive, emotional, or irrational investment decision. Everyone would like to find a great investment that provides guaranteed financial security, but unfortunately, some offers are just too good to be true. T h e In ve s t Righ t se m in a r, d e live red b y representatives f rom the BC Securities Commission, provides a wide range of tools to help investors develop critical thinking skills they need to protect themselves - information such as how to spot a fraud warning sign, types of scams and where to call to report a scam. Sometimes the best investment you can make is the one you don’t make.

Date: Time:

1. LIFE LEASE Kate Mancer, leading authority on life lease housing and author of The Future of Seniors Housing: Planning, Building and Operating Successful Seniors Housing projects, will present this informative session on Life Leases. Date: Saturday, September 8 Time: 10:00am - 12:00noon 2. BC HOUSING - OPTIONS FOR SENIORS Subsidized housing in BC provides a range of housing options to those in most need. It includes all types of social housing supported by the provincial, municipal and federal governments as well as by non-profit housing societies. Date: Saturday, October 13 Time: 10:00am - noon 3. STRATA HOUSING This seminar encompasses many facets of Strata living. It is invaluable information for those considering downsizing to a Strata complex as well as anyone presently living in Strata unit. It covers a wide range of topics f ro m S t r a t a c o u n c i l s , t o S t r a t a f e e s , Contingency Reserve funds, unit entitlement, as well as insurance coverage that owners should have. We also discuss Strata by-laws and rules. Date: Saturday, November 17 Time: 10:00am - noon

Friday, September 28 1:30pm - 2:30pm

No cost, please pre-register at the free table LEGAL CONSULTATIONS

4. SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters) SAFER is a BC Housing program that can provide a rebate of the portion of rent paid on market rental units to persons who qualify due to limited income. Date: Saturday, December 8 Time: 10:00am - noon

We are very appreciative that Allen MacCallum, for the past few months, has been providing FREE, no obligation half-hour consultations to members. Allen continues to offer this valuable service on the first Thursday of every month. To make your appointment, call 604-530-3020 or come to the Front Desk.

No cost, please pre-register at the free table


Clubs and Groups Bridge - Social


Regular Activities - NonNon-registered programs MONDAY

1:00 - 4:00

Changing Gears First Wed. of month


9:00 - 10:00 9:30 - 11:30 10:00 - 12:00 11:00 - 1:30 1:00 - 3:00 1:00 - 3:30

Choir - Silver Belles & Beaux

Friday (not July/ August)

9:45 - 12:00




1:00 - 3:00




Flying Solos


10:00 - 1130

Gardening Club


Wednesdays &

Bridge - Thelma's Fridays Carpet Bowling

Tuesday & Thursday

1:00 - 3:30 1:30 - 3:30

9:00-10:00 10:00 - 11:30 10:00 - 11:30 11:00 - 1:30 12:00 - 3:00 1:00 - 3:00 12:30 - 3:30 1:30 - 3:30

Walking Club Easy Walking Club Moderate Table Tennis Lunch Memory Makers Music Afternoon - Jam Session

Meet in lobby Meet in lobby Sharon B. Aud. Dining Room Act. Room B Brock Douglas

Walking Club Easy Coffee & Connecting Flying Solo Lunch Poker Cribbage Canasta Carpet Bowling

Meet in lobby Brock Douglas Activity Room Dining Room Activity Room Sun Room Brock Douglas Sharon B Aud.


Mah Jong


9:30 - 11:30

Mexican Dominoes

Wednesday Friday

1:00 - 3:00 12:00 - 3:00


Tuesday, Thursday 12:00 - 3:00 Saturday 11:00 - 2:00

9:00 - 10:00 10:00 - 12:00 11:00 - 1:30 1:00 - 3:00 1:00 - 3:30

Walking Club Easy Table Tennis Lunch Dominoes Bridge

Meet in the Lobby Sharon B Aud Dining Room Lounge TBD


Readers' Theatre Friday

1:00 - 2:30


on hold - if interested pls sign up at the 'free' table





Spite & Malice


Table Tennis

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday - space per- 10:00 - 12:00 mitting

Walking Club (moderate) Walking Club (daily) Whist

9:00 - 10:00 9:00 - 11:30 9:30 - 11:30 11:00 - 1:30 12:00 - 3:00 1:00 - 2:30 1:00 - 3:00 1:30 - 3:30

11:30 - 2:00



Monday - Friday



1:00 - 3:00

Walking Club Easy Quilting/Crafts Mah Jong Lunch Poker Sharing & Caring Whist Carpet Bowling

Meet in lobby Activity Room Lobby Dining Room Lobby Activity Room Brock Douglas Sharon B. Aud.

Walking Club Easy Silver Belles/Beaux Choir Lunch Bridge Dominoes Readers’ Theatre

Meet in lobby Sharon B. Aud. Dining Room Brock Douglas Lobby TBD

Table Tennis Spite & Malice Poker

Sharon B. Aud. Brock Douglas Activity Room

FRIDAY 9:00 - 10:00 9:45 - 12:00 11:00 - 1:30 1:00 - 4:00 12:00 - 3:00 1:00 - 2:30 SATURDAY 10:00 - 12:00 11:30 - 2:00 11:00 - 2:00

Looking for something? We have many items in our Lost & Found at the Front Desk. Come to have a look and see if anything belongs to you.

Euchre and Backgammon have been put on hold, pending the Club Team Leader’s return. Please watch for a notice posted at the ‘Free Table’ for up-to-date information. 29


Choir: Sing - Sing - Sing! with The Silver Belles & Beaux Chorus Led by our director/vocalist Judy Lott for over 10 years, we are a dedicated, fun-loving group of men and women who meet every Friday morning to enjoy singing together with piano and sometimes guitar accompaniment. Our repertoire includes the unforgettable “oldies” songs from musicals and popular and inspirational songs. Ability to read music is not required. Come and join if you like to sing. Performing in the community and at Seniors Care Homes, as we do, is very rewarding. Anyone is welcome to come and listen to our rehearsals. $25.00 Annual Fee is now due.

Backgammon Backgammon has been put on hold, pending the club leader’s return. Please sign the sheet at the ‘free table’ if you’d like to play.

Bridge - Wed. (1:00-3:30) & Fri., (1:00-4:00) Join the Friday group for light-hearted Seniors Social Bridge Players. All seniors who enjoy playing Bridge are welcome to join. Canasta - Hand & Foot - Tue., 12:30pm-3:30pm

Date: Fridays, September - June

This game is a lot of fun and the group is looking for others to join them.

Time: 9:45am - 12:00pm 10:30am - 12:00pm on Friday performance days

Carpet Bowling - Tue. & Thu., 1:30pm-3:30pm

Our choir is still in need of a second accompanist. If you are interested in this volunteer position, please contact Christine or Karen at the front desk.

Join us for an afternoon of bowling. Not too strenuous but a lot of fun! Hope to see you there! Yearly fee $10.00

Cribbage - Tue., 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Centre Stage Players

We usually have about 7 tables of happy Cribbage players. Spend an enjoyable Tuesday afternoon with this fun group. Everyone is welcome.

Seniors 55+, with some experience in, and/or enjoyment of Community Theatre, are encouraged to contact Diane Gendron at 604-534-4242. See photo on page 28


CHANGING GEARS Are you ... new in the area? newly retired? looking for friendship and direction?

Sign up at the free table if you’d like to join this group. Equipment needed for rides includes: bike in good mechanical condition, approved bicycle helmet, water bottle. Rides are generally at 10:00am Fridays. Please talk to Mary or Christine if you are interested in finding out more.

Join this developing new group in Langley to connect with others / develop friendships find direction / support each other / get busy with your life

Daily Walking Club - Easy - Mon. to Fri. 9:00am Every weekday a small but enthusiastic group meets in the lobby for a short walk in the area. This is a great way to start your way back to an exercise program.

and HAVE SOME FUN! The group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 11:00am to plan activities for the month. Newcomers welcome

Euchre Euchre is being put on hold until our Club Leader returns. Please watch for a notice regarding this. 30

Pick-up Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 2 Nov. 6., & Dec. 4


C L U B S - c o n t

Mah Jong - Thu., 9:30am Barbara Moffett is teaching and leading Mah Jong - “the Langley Way”. This is an ancient Chinese game played with beautiful tiles.

Flying Solos - Tue., 10:00am - 11:30am We are a group of mixed singles who meet to form friendships with other singles. During weekly meetings we chat, tell stories or jokes, and play a game or do a quiz. We sometimes plan other activities , such as lunch dates, potlucks, theatre trips, etc.

Mexican Dominoes - Wed., 1:00pm 3:00pm & Fri., 12:30pm-3:00pm Come and join us for a friendly afternoon with very friendly folks, no skill required. Beginners are welcome. The game can be played with 2-5 players to a table.

Gardening Circle This group helps keep the plants and flowers at the Centre looking great. The landscapers and the maintenance staff and maintenance volunteers do the heavy work. The gardening circle volunteers themselves decide how much time and amount of work they want to do. There are no formal meetings, just occasional discussions. Date: TBD

Poker - Tue., Thu.,11:00am - 3:00pm; Sat. 11:00am - 2:00pm Come and join us for a game of relief poker wit h a $5 .0 0 b u y-in . W e a re a lwa ys interested in new players, gents and ladies.

Readers’ Theatre

Library - Happy Reading!

This group was new this Spring. Come out and join us! (please see page 9 for more information).

Escape into the world of a great story. The Library invites you to pick up a book or two any time. Please remember to return them when you’re finished so someone else can enjoy them as well. We thank you for your donations of b ook s; howe ve r, w e do n o t ac cept magazines or hard cover books (except for large print).

Readers’ Theatre presents:

Please put your name on the sign-up sheet on the ‘free table’ if you’re interested in having a Book Club.

Tue. Nov 6 @ 1pm A Remembrance Day Tribute: Letters to Home

Do you know of anyone who knows the ancient art of Origami? We are looking for someone to give a presentation on Origami and possibly lead a group. If you are interested in this, or if you know someone who might be, please talk to Christine.

Fri. Nov 30 @ 1pm A Dickens Christmas Readings & Music You are invited to come out to enjoy these original performances created by the Readers’ Theatre group. There will be posters closer to the show dates with more information.


C L U B S - c o n t

Whist - Thu., 1:00 - 3:00pm If you enjoy Whist, please come out and play. Our group has increased over the last while and the more the merrier! Newcomers are always welcome.

Red Hat Society “KRIMSON KATES” Plan to join this fun group of women at our next Wednesday meeting. Dates: Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 & Dec. 12 Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Walking Club - Moderate Every Monday morning this group meets in the lounge to go for a walk. On occasion we carpool to local parks. Once a month the Club uses the Seniors Centre Bus to go somewhere in the Lower Mainland for our walk. The monthly walk is usually 1-1.5 hours with lunch (on your own) following the walk. People who like to walk up to 2k are also welcome and will have company. Remember to dress appropriately and to bring a snack. Even if you don’t wish to walk you can join this group and browse the areas. Please see page 22 for trips.

Scrabble - We now have a Scrabble game so if you are interested in playing Scrabble—please sign your name & phone number at the “free table” in the lounge.

Snooker - Every Day Come and play a friendly game of snooker with old friends and make a few new ones. Women are welcome! Yearly fee $15.00 (2013).

Spite & Malice - Sat., 12:00pm - 2:00pm Come and join this group to play a game called Spite & Malice. It is a card game which is very easy to learn.


Table Tennis - Mon., Wed., & Sat. (subject to room availability); 10:00am - 12:00noon Beginners and experienced players are welcome to join us. A small ANNUAL fee is charged. You may drop in and play a game or two or stay and play with our Fun Club, the “Mellow Yellows”. It is excellent light exercise which develops good hand-eye coordination. Please lend your support and KEEP FIT. Note: Players are required to wear runners or light-coloured rubber-soled nonslip shoes, as the Centre and its members cannot be responsible or liable for any injury in play. Playing is at the player’s own risk, absolutely.

Pictured here, from Food Services are: Greg & Dell in the back with Nancy, left, and Heather, on the right.

“Take-Out Entrees” are now available for you to buy Monday through Friday. A daily entrée special will be available for $5.00 which includes the main course but without the roll and dessert. The entire meal will also be available to take out at the regular prices.

Please bring all your water jugs, dishes & trays back to the cafeteria after your activities. Thank you.

The Seniors Centre has a long-standing policy that food is not to be brought into the Centre from the outside. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter. 33

The Seniors’ Poker Group II

The wait is over! Don Trost’s “The Seniors’ Poker Group” appeared five long years ago in the 2007 Fall Program Guide. Don was asked for an update and he kindly obliged. Thank you Don!

It’s been quite a few years since our first rhyme Adding some great new members during the time, Alas, time takes its toll while gaining the new On our honour role now, we list some of our crew. Ruth has gone, leaving in the unplanned With no more awards of a beautiful afghan, Ed suddenly went right out of our midst We still play his game called “Slaughterhouse Six”. George left suddenly, and we missed him by heck For the dealer on his left, he’d always cut the deck, Pulling up to the table in a scooter full of tools If an argument developed, he told us the rules. We lost a chap named Howard who never frowned If he lost he’d smile saying, “You took me down”, Cliff went quick around the age of ninety-three If he was beat out of a pot, he loudly say “naturally”.

Congratulations to the members of the Mellow Yellows who took part in the BC Seniors Summer Games. As the photo indicates, they brought home many medals!

Max has seldom returned to the traces We’re still unsure if he’s checking five aces, Jean, Dorothy and Ben no longer attend It’s difficult for us, like losing another friend.

Back row: Jim Simpson, Pat Toppings, Henry Knaier. Front row (left to right): Julie Valough, Norma Andrus, Gladys Bower. Not pictured: Don Burgess and Paul Howes

The good news is, we’re still playing it’s true Bob the banker and big Bob to name a few, Still insulting each other but without bellowing If the truth is known, we think they’re mellowing. We have a third Bob now for an added perk He checks out periodically to do some social work, When Doreen’s winning she’ll start to hum But when Connie holds a good one, she tries to look glum.

’ ers D in le c C ir

After many years of leading the Diners’ Circle, Elaine Stevens has decided to retire. We appreciate the work Elaine did and we thank her for all her years of service. And now we’re looking for a new leader! If you’re interested in taking this on please talk to Mary or Christine. Duties include booking the restaurant and hosting monthly dinners.

The two Don’s are just about the same as ever One raises the bet often, the other almost never, Bill is so often lucky and wins a big share Spending it travelling to see if Saskatchewan’s still there. Marlene’s still a happy player which is a gift We’re thinking at times she misses arguing with Cliff, Kay’s still with us and doing her best To fill the box with chips, it’s yet quite a test. There’s a newbie named Roger of more recent scene His favourite game’s called “Let’s chase the Queen”, Well we’ve had a few others all good scouts With our numerous games, they soon peter out. This then is our group of this present claim If we’ve missed anyone we’re truly ashamed, To play poker with us, five dollars is all you pay In the event you go broke, it’s free for the rest of the day. By: Don Trost 09.12 34


Luncheon for the United Way

Bring a jar, buy a jar!

The most committed financial contributor to Langley Senior Resources Society continues to be the United Way. Please plan to attend the United Way Fundraising Luncheon. All p r o c e e ds f r o m t h e l u nc h wi l l be presented to the United Way. Please come out and show your appreciation. You’ll get a great lunch and there will be entertainment too!

Traditionally, part of our fund-raising efforts has included the ever-popular jar sale! For those of you who may not know how this works, it’s pretty simple. Everyone is asked to bring a jar with something in it. Past year popular items have included: mini-size jig-saws, puzzles, candy, jam, nuts and new items. Unpopular items: paperclips, cotton balls, screws, rubberbands.All the jars are given a number and tickets with corresponding numbers are sold. Buy a ticket ($2) and get the jar labeled with the number on your ticket. If everyone brings a jar, and buys a jar, we’ll make almost $1000!

Menu: Salad, baked ham, scalloped potatoes & dessert Date: Thursday, October 4 Time: 12:30pm - 2:15pm Cost: $10.00

FINE PRINT: There are no restrictions on the number of jars you can bring or buy!

Left to right: Janice McTaggart, Susan Byrom, Manager, Corporate Citizenship, Envision; Nikki Barrett, Branch Manager, First West Credit Union, Envision; Anne McPartlin, Gretta Shannon, Barb Stack and Joanna Spady


At EnvisionFinancial, we are committed to making a meaningful difference in our communities. That’s why we’re proud to support the Langley Senior Resources Society’s Outreach Transportation Program which keeps seniors in Langley connected to their community.


MAGIC & MYSTERY, WITH LON MANDRAKE Lon Mandrake is an internationally-known mentalist/magician, a trained scientist and a retired teacher. Lon has performed at venues such as the Magic Castle in Hollywood, the New York Hall of Science and our very own Science World. Come and experience a fascinating, curiosity-provoking evening of magic that will leave you wondering: “Are your thoughts really your own?” If this wasn’t mystical enough, Glen Stevenson will also be on hand to perform his magic on the piano!


The Central Fraser Valley Fiddlers have been promoting Traditional Old Time Music since 1973. Their aim is to maintain and promote Old Time Canadian Fiddle and Folk music, through the encouragement of young and old alike, to develop their musical talents, to develop warm friendships, and, most of all, to have fun and laughter, and enjoy playing. Their focus is on old time fiddle music with a bit of Celtic - lots of fast music, jogs, reels, polkas and of course beautiful waltzes. Join us for a lovely evening of dinner and entertainment.

“Mandrake….. he knows more than you think!” Date: Wednesday, October 17 Time: 4:30pm Social Hour 5:30pm Dinner: Cornish Game Hen, with cranberry stuffing 7:00 pm Magic Show Cost: $30.00 Members $35.00 Non Members

Date: Wednesday, September 19 Time: 4:30pm Social Hour 5:30pm Turkey Dinner 7:00pm Performance Cost: $25.00 Members $30.00 Non Members

You may remember Leon and Velvet Mandrake, one of the most famous teams in the history of magic? Lon Mandrake is their eldest son. At the Hawaiian Luau in July!

COSTUME PARTY & PUB AFTERNOON Put on your best creations and join us for an afternoon of Hallowe’en fun. Prize for the best costume! Bring your favourite CDs to enjoy, and dance if you want to! The bar will b e ope n an d t he re will b e s n a c ks to purchase! Date: Wednesday, October 31 Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm Cost: Free, please pre-register Registration deadline: Oct 29

Pat Toppings with Elvis (aka Darren Lee), June 27, 2012




CHRISTMAS DINNER Gather together, once again, for our traditional Turkey Christmas Dinner. The fabulous Langley Ukelele Ensemble, under the direction of Peter Luongo, will entertain. This group has developed a reputation at home and abroad for demonstrating excellence in musical performance as well as for presenting a highly entertaining show.

Gail and Colleen put on a fabulous 50s show here at the Centre last year! Now Gail and Colleen, as Twice Shy, are returning along with The Jitterbug Junkies Dance Team, to pay special tribute to the 1940s wartime era music. Your buffet dinner will feature cabbage rolls, baron of beef and lemon chicken. Great music, delicious food and lots of fun! You will not want to miss this, so boogie on down now and get your tickets!

Date: Wednesday, December 12 Time: 4:30 Happy Hour 5:30 Dinner 7:00 Performance - Langley Ukelele Ensemble Cost: $30.00 Members $35.00 Non Members Registration deadline: December 10

Date: Wednesday, November 7 Time: 4:30 Happy hour 5:30 Dinner, Party at 7:00pm Dost: $30.00 Members $35.00 Non Members

NEW YEAR’S EVE AFTERNOON Let’s welcome 2013 together with great food, fun and entertainment. At the stroke of 2pm (the time Greece will be ringing in the New Year!), we’ll have a toast. Mike Higgins and his band, as in the last couple of years, will be on hand to entertain. This is always an popular event and it gets bigger every year! We hope you will join us! There will be a small plate of appetizers on each table. Lunch will be salad, crab cakes & dessert.

Registration deadline: November 5

REMEMBRANCE DAY LUNCHEON Come out for this traditional event to celebrate the men and women who served our country in the war. Brunch (eggs benedict, dessert bar) will be served at 12:30. Afterwards we will be joined by the Silver Belles & Beaux Chorus who will bring us familiar melodies and songs of remembrance.

Date: Monday, December 31 Time: 12:30 - 3:00pm Cost: $25.00 Members $30.00 Non Members Registration deadline: December 28

Date: Friday, November 9 Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm Cost: $15.00 Members $ 17.00 Non Members Registration deadline: November 7

* If you don’t care for crab, we will gladly substitute chicken. Please let us know your preference when you sign up.




Come and join our Bi-monthly Birthday Parties and be treated to some excellent entertainment. It doesn’t have to be your birthday but if it is, you will be especially honoured. Cake and coffee are the fare of the day.

This is a great time to meet old friends and make new ones. The meals are delicious and the company is great. The bar opens at 4:00pm. Enjoy a spirit or a nonalcoholic beverage before or during dinner. Our menu for the upcoming months is listed below. Choose which nights you would like to come and please purchase your tickets in advance.

You are welcome to come to every birthday party! Drop-ins are welcome; however, it is very helpful to us if you can let us know prior to the party day that you plan to attend as we can then have a better idea of how many pieces of cake and chairs we need! To pre-register, please come to the Front Desk or call 604-530-3020. You can pay at the door, or at time of registering. Thank you in advance for your support - it is much appreciated!

Cost: $4.00 Members $6.00 Non Members

**Note: If you have a group and would like to sit together, please plan to be here early as there is no reserved seating.


Time: 4:00pm Happy Hour 5:00pm Dinner Cost: Buffet

Oct 25 Nov 22 Dec 20

Date: Wednesday, September 26 Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm Entertainment: Kenny Buston .

$15.00 Members $17.00 Non Members $17.00 Members $19.00 Non Members


Sockeye Salmon Barbequed Danish Baby Back Ribs Baked Ham

Date: Wednesday, November 28 Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm Entertainment: Cypress Creek Duo In recognition of your dedication to the Senior Centre throughout the year, all volunteers are invited to our annual Christmas Tea. Please pick up your free ticket from the Front Desk. We’d love it if you would come and add your sparkle to this event!

* Registration deadlines are: Oct 23 / Nov 22 / Dec 18



Please note: Chicken can be substituted

for the entrée for Thursday Night Dinners. Please let us know when you sign up if you want this option.

Date: Wednesday, December 5 Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink. Epicurus 38

Saturday, November 3 9:00am - 2:00pm Not just thousands of new & gently used items at outrageously low prices! There will also be raffles, a silent auction, entertainment, face-painting, food (of course) and more!!!! Let’s exceed last year’s total!!!

We need your help in making this garage sale a success! A meeting is scheduled for: Tuesday, September 11 @ 1pm Everyone who is interested in working at the Garage Sale, or on some of the days leading up to it, is encouraged to attend. If you would like to help, but cannot make the meeting, please let Christine or Mary know, or sign the sheet at the Free Table. We can start accepting donations on October 1. Items we cannot accept* include: pillows, bedding, large pieces of furniture, any item that could pose a safety hazard (e.g. toys with magnets, safety helmets that do not meet guidelines set by Health Canada). Thank you!! Sponsored by:

* this is a partial list only 39

Sunshine Lady


Annabelle Cornett, our Sunshine Lady, has been faithfully sending out cards for birthday, illness and sympathy cards. Please let us know at the Front Desk, if there is someone you know who needs a card. Thank you, Annabelle!

Care-givers Support Group Thursdays 1:15pm - 2:30pm This support group is for anyone, men and women, caring for an adult family member or friend who suffers from chronic disability (physical or mental). The demands and responsibilities of care-giving can be overwhelming and very stressful. A support group helps to reduce these pressures and helps the care-giver cope. Remember that “A joy shared is a joy doubled. A trouble shared is a trouble halved”. For more information please contact the nurse at the Day Centre: 778-328-2302.

IN THE COMMUNITY: The Kiwanis Club of Langley 100, A service club designed for active men and women over the age of 18 years, meets regularl y a t Cho o Ch oo’s Restaurant on Fraser Highway in Langley. There is a social gathering at 6:00pm and the meeting starts at 6:30pm.

Coffee & Connecting Tuesdays, 10:00am A group for seniors who are beginning again after experiencing a change or loss.


Chronic Condition Support Group For any people who have participated in the Chronic Disease / Pain / Diabetes workshops. Wednesdays 10:30am

Here is your chance to do some good work for a good cause.

Next meeting: Sept 19

Osteoporosis Support Group Come and meet once a month for information about and support for this disease. Dates: 2nd Monday of each month Sept 10, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 10 Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

If you like to knit touques, mittens and slippers for children aged infant to 12 years of age, please contact me. These items will then be given to children from Douglas Park School. Drop them off at the front desk or call Carol Donovan 604-888-7648 40

THANK YOU for your GENEROUS DONATIONS! The following people have made donations to the Seniors Centre from May 15 to August 31, 2012 Please let us know if we had made any mistakes in this list - there is always the chance of someone being overlooked or that a name is misspelled. Thanks to the Osteo Branch Langley for their donation!

T h a n k yo u Mellow Yellow Table Tennis members! Your donation is appreciated. DID YOU KNOW??? Did you know the Langley Senior Resources Society is a notnot-forfor-profit, charitable organization? If you are wondering what charity to donate to, consider how much your donation will mean to our seniors in the community, especially at this time of cut-backs. You will receive a tax deductible receipt for your donation. You might also consider our organization in your estate planning. We thank all of you who consistently support the Senior Centre with financial and emotional support.

Thanks to First West Credit Union, E n vision F in anc ial f o r th eir sponsorship and support


Osteofit Table Tennis Memory Makers

Jam session Walking Club Photo Class Footcare

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Tai Chi Coffee/Connect Flying Solo Canasta Carpet Bowling Poker / Crib

Osteofit Table Tennis Dominoes Bridge Reflexology Ballroom Dance Computer Class F.V. Heritage ClybournePark Diabetes W/S Changing Gears

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Mah Jong Quilting/Crafts Poker / Whist U/W Lunch Carpet Bowling

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Tai Chi Coffee/Connect Flying Solo Canasta Carpet Bowling Poker / Crib Line Dancing

Osteofit Table Tennis Dominoes Bridge Reflexology Ballroom Dance Diabetes W/S

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Mah Jong Quilting/Crafts Poker Whist Carpet Bowling

Yoga Painting

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Tai Chi Coffee/Connect Flying Solo Canasta Carpet Bowling Poker / Crib

Osteofit Table Tennis Dominoes Bridge Reflexology Ballroom Dance Diabetes W/S Computer class Lon Mandrake

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Mah Jong Yoga Quilting/Crafts Poker Whist Carpet Bowling


Healthy L/ Bag

King Tut Sudoku Footcare

Happy Thanksgiving

Connect Hearing

Computer class Mayne Island Red Hats

Yoga Painting


Silver Belles/Beaux

Dominoes Bridge Readers’ Theatre

Caregiver Support Sharing & Caring Legal Consult Yoga Intro

Tea & Trumpets

Silver Belles/Beaux

Dominoes Bridge Readers’ Theatre

Caregiver Support Sharing & Caring

Table Tennis Spite & Malice Poker Computer class Food Skills Housing W/S


Do you want what I have got?

Osteofit Table Tennis Memory Makers

Jam session Footcare Photo Class Osteo Support

Osteofit Table Tennis Memory Makers

Jam session Photo Class Walking Club

Osteofit Table Tennis Memory Makers

Jam session Photo Class

Flu Clinic Sylvia Footcare

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Tai Chi Coffee/Connect Flying Solo Canasta Carpet Bowling Poker / Crib

Vancouver Port Woodturning Line Dancing

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Tai Chi Coffee/Connect Flying Solo Canasta Carpet Bowling Poker / Crib Line Dancing Footcare

Silver Belles/Beaux

Dominoes Bridge Explore Discover Readers’ Theatre

Table Tennis Spite & Malice Poker Computer class Food Skills

Caregiver Support Sharing & Caring

Fine Dining

Osteofit Table Tennis Dominoes Bridge Reflexology Ballroom Dance Estate Planning Computer class Master Class

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Mah Jong Quilting/Crafts Poker Whist Carpet Bowling

Caregiver Support Sharing & Caring Edgewater

TND Yoga Osteofit Table Tennis Dominoes Bridge Reflexology Ballroom Dance Computer class Costume Party



Silver Belles/Beaux

Dominoes Bridge Readers’ Theatre

Table Tennis Spite & Malice Poker Food Skills Computer class

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Mah Jong Yoga Quilting/Crafts Poker Whist Carpet Bowling

Painting Silver Belles/Beaux

Dominoes Bridge Holy Doodle Readers’ Theatre

Table Tennis Spite & Malice Poker Computer class Garage Sale

Caregiver Support Sharing & Caring Legal consult

Paws 2 Dance

Osteofit Table Tennis Memory Makers

Jam session Photo Class


Zoomer Show

Osteofit Table Tennis Memory Makers

Jam session Photo Class Osteo Support Membership Meeting

Cirque de la Symphonie

Osteofit Table Tennis Memory Makers

Jam session Photo Class Footcare Walking Club

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Tai Chi Coffee/Connect Flying Solo Canasta Carpet Bowling Poker / Crib Healthy L Bag Fine Dining Fall Prevention

Osteofit Table Tennis Dominoes Changing Gears Bridge Reflexology Computer class In the Mood

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Mah Jong Yoga Quilting/Crafts Poker Whist Carpet Bowling


Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Tai Chi Footcare Coffee/Connect Flying Solo Canasta Carpet Bowling Poker / Crib Silver Reef

Osteofit Table Tennis Dominoes Bridge Reflexology Red Hats Con-

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Mah Jong Yoga Quilting/Crafts Poker Whist Carpet Bowling



nect Hearing She Stoops to Conquer Computer Class Successful Aging

Caregiver Support Sharing & Caring Skagit

Caregiver Support Sharing & Caring Tea & Trumpets

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Tai Chi Coffee/Connect Flying Solo Canasta Carpet Bowling Poker / Crib Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Osteofit Table Tennis Dominoes Bridge Reflexology Computer class Fall Prevention Langley Srs Action Table

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Mah Jong Yoga Quilting/Crafts Poker Whist Carpet Bowling

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Tai Chi Coffee/Connect Flying Solo Canasta Carpet Bowling Poker / Crib Footcare Celtic Thunder

Osteofit Table Tennis Dominoes Bridge Reflexology Birthday Party Computer class

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Mah Jong Quilting/Crafts Poker Whist Carpet Bowling

Dominoes Bridge Holy Doodle Readers’ Theatre Remembrance Luncheon

Silver Belles/Beaux

Dominoes Bridge Holy Doodle Explore Discover Readers’ Theatre

Silver Belles/Beaux

Dominoes Holy Doodle Bridge Readers’ Theatre

Caregiver Support Sharing & Caring TND

Caregiver Support Christmas Burnaby Village


Silver Belles/Beaux

Painting Silver Belles/Beaux

Dominoes Bridge Holy Doodle Readers’ Theatre presents

Table Tennis Spite & Malice Poker Computer class Food Skills Vaudevillians

Table Tennis Spite & Malice Poker Food Skills Housing W/S Computer class VSO Pops

Table Tennis Spite & Malice Poker Food Skills Computer class

Table Tennis Spite & Malice Poker Computer class

Osteofit Table Tennis Memory Makers

Jam session

Osteofit Footcare Table Tennis Memory Makers

Jam session Osteo support


Osteofit Footcare Table Tennis Memory Makers

Jam session


Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Coffee/Connect Flying Solo Canasta Carpet Bowling Poker / Crib Healthy L Bag River Rock

Osteofit Table Tennis Dominoes Bridge Changing Gears Reflexology Ballroom Dance Computer class Volunteer Tea

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Footcare Coffee/Connect Flying Solo Canasta Carpet Bowling Poker / Crib

Osteofit Table Tennis Dominoes Bridge Red Hats Reflexology Computer class

Butchart Gardens

Connect Hearing Christmas Dinner

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Footcare Coffee/Connect Flying Solo Canasta Carpet Bowling Poker / Crib

Osteofit Table Tennis Dominoes Bridge Reflexology Ballroom Dance Computer class

Merry Christmas!

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Mah Jong Quilting/Crafts Poker Whist Carpet Bowling


Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Mah Jong Quilting/Crafts Poker Whist Carpet Bowling



Table Tennis Spite & Malice Poker Computer class Housing W/S

Silver Belles/Beaux

Dominoes Bridge Readers’ Theatre

Table Tennis Spite & Malice Poker Computer class

Caregiver Support Sharing & Caring

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Mah Jong Quilting/Crafts Poker Whist Carpet Bowling

Silver Belles/Beaux

Dominoes Bridge Explore Discover Readers’ Theatre

Table Tennis Spite & Malice Poker Computer class

Caregiver Support Sharing & Caring TND

Caregiver Support

New Year’s Eve Party

Dominoes Bridge Readers’ Theatre Member. Renew

Caregiver Support Sharing & Caring Legal Consult Fine Dining Member. Renew.

Fit & Fabulous Chair Fit & Fun Mah Jong Quilting/Crafts Poker Whist Carpet Bowling

Closed Boxing Day

Silver Belles/Beaux

Silver Belles/Beaux

Dominoes Bridge Readers’ Theatre

Table Tennis Spite & Malice Poker


the Langley Senior Resources Society Recreation & Resources for 50+. (Fall Program Book)