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Message from Delta’s Parks, Recreation & Culture Commission Delta and the Parks, Recreation & Culture Commission are dedicated to offering a variety of important services and recreation activities to young-at-heart Delta residents. We invite you to explore opportunities in the Recreation 50+ feature guide, and we hope you discover something new in your community that can benefit you, a friend or a family member. We offer services at Delta’s two seniors recreation centres: Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre in North Delta and McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner. Closely connected to Delta seniors centres and volunteers, KinVillage is a seniors recreation centre in Tsawwassen independently owned and operated by the KinVillage Association. The staff and volunteers who operate these facilities are committed to providing programs and activities that support healthy, active and fun lifestyles specifically for people over the age of 50 because active living is for life.

Councillor Robert Campbell Chair, Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture Commission

Councillor Robert Campbell Chair, Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture Commission

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Recreation Centre Locations Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre 11760 88 Avenue North Delta 604-594-2717

North Delta Recreation Centre 11415 84 Avenue North Delta 604-952-3045

KinVillage Community Centre 5410 10 Avenue Tsawwassen 604-943-0155

South Delta Recreation Centre 1720 56 Street Tsawwassen 604-952-3020

Ladner Community Centre 4734 51 Street Ladner 604-946-9226

Sungod Recreation Centre 7815 112 Street North Delta 604-952-3075

Ladner Leisure Centre 4600 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner 604-946-3310

Winskill Aquatic & Fitness Centre 5575 9 Avenue Tsawwassen 604-952-3005

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre 5155 47 Avenue Ladner 604-946-1411

Table of Contents Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 McKee Seniors Recreation Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 KinVillage Community Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 50+ Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 50+ Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 50+ Arts & Culture / Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Registration, Pass & Pricing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Seniors Support Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Delta Seniors Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Snow Angels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Our Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Photo credits: Rob Hebden, Richard Pasco

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Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre

11760 88 Avenue North Delta 604-594-2717 www.delta.ca/kennedy

With over 60 programs offered weekly, Kennedy is the heart of social and recreation opportunities for those ages 50+. Enjoy smaller class sizes with certified instructors for personalized, educational and fun experiences from arts and workshops to fitness and sports.

Kennedy is operated in partnership with Delta staff and the dedicated volunteers of the Kennedy House Seniors Society.

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Centre Features • Café Eighty-Ate serving hot meals Monday–Friday • Gift shop • Fine arts studio including two kilns • Free parking • Fully accessible • Lawn bowling green beside the centre, independently operated by the North Delta Lawn Bowling Club • Main hall with wood sprung floor and stage • Snooker room • Woodworking shop • Home of the Delta Seniors Bus (North Delta), Delta Diggers Garden Club, Fraser Valley Quilters, North Delta Lions Club, North Delta Lawn Bowling Club Programs and activities are always changing, and we love to hear your suggestions of what you’d like to do at Kennedy.

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Become a Member! Access all of the benefits, features and activities Kennedy offers for $20/year. Pick up a Membership Application Form or download one online.

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McKee Seniors Recreation Centre

5155 47 Avenue Ladner 604-946-1411 www.delta.ca/mckee

Located within walking distance of Ladner Village and next to Ladner Community Centre and Ladner Pioneer Library, McKee is a central space to join your community and be active. McKee offers more than 75 fitness and activity classes weekly to support your activity and fitness goals!

McKee is operated in partnership with Delta staff and the dedicated volunteers of the McKee House Seniors Society.

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Centre Features • Café, serving hot meals Monday–Friday • Free parking • Fully accessible • Games room with three regulation-size snooker tables • Home of the Delta Seniors Bus (South Delta) • Large hall with stage and large projector screen (great for events and concerts!) • Lounge with fireplace, large screen tv, and library • Lawn bowling green across the street from the centre, independently operated by the Ladner Lawn Bowling Club • Multipurpose rooms with sprung wood floors

Programs and activities are always changing, and we love to hear your suggestions of what you’d like to do at McKee.

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Become a Member! Access all of the benefits, features and activities McKee offers for $30/year. Pick up a Membership Application Form or download one online.

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KinVillage Community Centre 5410 10 Avenue Tsawwassen 604-943-0155 www.kinvillage.org

Next to Winskill Park and just off of Tsawwassen’s main stretch, KinVillage is a neighbourhood gathering place for residents of the seaside community.

KinVillage is operated by KinVillage Association with financial support from the municipality, and through dedicated staff and volunteers.

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Centre Features • Buenos Dias Café, serving hot meals Monday–Friday • ElderCollege Delta – education for adults • Fully accessible • Garden plots • Patio • Sprung dance floor • Unique Boutique, gently used women’s clothing and accessories

Become a Member! For $21/year, you can access all of the benefits, features and activities KinVillage offers. An annual $10 ElderCollege Delta membership is mandatory for registering for courses. Purchase your membership at reception.

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50+ Fitness Heart Wise Heart Wise is designed for those who have suffered a heart attack, undergone heart surgery, or are at risk for other heart complications. The program helps you transition from a formal cardiac rehabilitation program to fitness activities available in your community.

If you need to ease into exercise and have specific

heart wise | osteofit | changes | dia-beat-it! | big moves big gains parkinson’s exercise | breathe stronger, live better | zumba gold

health concerns you would like to work on, we offer a number of specialty fitness and health classes designed with you in mind.

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50+ Aquatics AquaFit Enjoy maximum health benefits with AquaFit classes offered in the shallow end or deep water at Delta aquatic facilities.

gentle on joints | reduces the risk of osteoporosis | increases flexibility boosts mental health | improves heart health | lowers blood pressure

Call 604-952-3000, see the leisure guide, or visit Delta.ca/activitysearch to find the right AquaFit or fitness class for you!

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50+ Arts & Culture Open Mic

50+ Sports Pickleball

Experience arts and culture in Delta with our popular Open Mic event! Participate as a performer or enjoy the performance as part of the audience at Open Mic at Kennedy on the last Friday of each month.

Delta.ca/events

Drop in to Delta recreation centres to try pickleball, a paddle sport with elements of tennis, ping-pong and badminton! New to the sport? Register for our Pickleball Introductory class at DeltaReg.ca or call 604-952-3000. Delta now has an outdoor pickleball court located at Memorial Park in Ladner!

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Registration, Pass & Pricing Learn how to become a member of Kennedy, McKee or KinVillage on pages 4-9. Program Registration & Drop-in Activities

Pass & Pricing Options

Want to participate in a Delta fitness, aquatic, community recreation or arts activity or program?

Seniors ages 60+ benefit from discounted drop-in passes at Delta facilities, and super seniors ages 85+ receive FREE access to Delta facilities and drop-in activities.

• Pick up the seasonal leisure guide or drop-in schedule at a facility near you, or view them online at Delta.ca • Visit Delta.ca/activitysearch to browse registered programs or drop-in activities Register for a program at DeltaReg.ca

Visit a facility near you, call 604-952-3000, or visit Delta.ca for pass and price options. Registered program pricing varies depending on the program offering.

Leisure Access Assistance Program Delta’s Leisure Access Assistance Program allows eligible, low-income Delta residents to access drop-in activities, fitness studios, public swims, open gyms and public skating. The program determines eligibility for recreation and leisure subsidy based on the family net income as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency. For more information, please call 604-946-3298. For more information on recreation access and affordable options, visit Delta.ca

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Seniors Support Coordinator Delta’s Seniors Support Coordinator connects people ages 50+ to services and resources in the community, and provides information on health and wellness, housing choices, and government options.

Delta’s Seniors Support Coordinator is available Tuesday-Thursday. Book an appointment by calling 604-787-1242.

We can help: • Fill out and review government forms • Find resources • Access information • Connect you with community services

Meet Eva, Seniors Support Coordinator

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Delta Seniors Bus What is the Delta Seniors Bus? The Delta Seniors Bus service is a free transportation service for seniors living in Delta. It offers easy access from your home or pick-up point to local medical services, recreation centres, shopping locations, and other community amenities. Who can use the Delta Seniors Bus? Seniors who live in Delta are encouraged to use the bus. Priority will be given to those who may have mobility issues, live in isolation, or who rely on others for transportation. The buses have several seats, room for walkers, wheelchairs and scooters, and are equipped with an automatic lift. When does the Delta Seniors Bus operate? North Delta | Monday–Friday, 9:30 am–4 pm South Delta | Tuesday–Friday, 9:30 am–4 pm How do I register or book the bus? North Delta: call 604-353-6305 South Delta: call 604-358-8765

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Snow Angels A Snow Angel is a volunteer who comes to your house when it snows to shovel your sidewalk or driveway to ensure you can get in and out safely. How can I request a Snow Angel?

I am a fortunate man in my retirement. My children and grandchildren visit often, and they all know I would do anything to help them, if needed. So it is with my neighbours. If they need help, why would I not take time to do what is needed? Volunteering is a big part of what delivers the gift of happiness.

Any Delta resident of a single family home who is 65 or older or has a disability and is unable to shovel their own sidewalk or driveway can apply. North Delta residents call Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre at 604-594-2717. South Delta residents call McKee Seniors Recreation Centre at 604-946-1411. How can I become a Snow Angel? Becoming a Snow Angel is a rewarding opportunity! Snow Angels must be at least 19 years of age and be available for an interview. Fill out an application online at www.delta.ca/volunteers, email volunteers@delta.ca, or call 604-946-3288 for more information.

— Mike, age 70, Snow Angel volunteer

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Volunteers The volunteers of the Kennedy House Seniors Society, McKee House Seniors Society, and KinVillage Association are the core of the seniors community in Delta and are invaluable to the success of Rec 50+ facilities, programs and events.

Volunteer in your community: • As a member of the seniors centre • As a member of the Seniors Advisory Sub-Committee • For Delta community events • For Delta Museum & Archives • For Emergency Social Services

Delta.ca/volunteers Contact volunteers@delta.ca or call 604-946-3288.

Make a difference in your community | meet new friends discover new experiences | be part of the camaraderie enjoy rewarding opportunities | share your talents & energy

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Parks Volunteers Help keep Delta parks healthy and clean by volunteering with parks clean up, tree planting, or ivy pull events! Organized by community members, these events connect you to the outdoors and help us keep parks beautiful.

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Our Community Delta is able to offer the activities and experiences we do because of our valued community partnerships. Thank you to the dedicated people of these groups who support and enhance programs for seniors.

Aging & Lifelong Health Self-Management Programs

Thank you! • Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC • Deltassist • Fraser Health • Fraser Valley Regional Libraries • Ladner Lawn Bowling Club • North Delta Lawn Bowling Club • North Delta Lions Club • University of Victoria – Centre on Aging

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One of these valuable community partnership opportunities include the self-management programs offered in collaboration with the University of Victoria – Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health. These free programs help you manage chronic conditions, chronic pain, diabetes, or cancer diagnosis. Learn more and register at selfmanagementbc.ca

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It’s not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln –

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Recreation 50+  

Your guide to services and recreation for young-at-heart Delta residents ages 50+ !

Recreation 50+  

Your guide to services and recreation for young-at-heart Delta residents ages 50+ !