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The Centre will be closed December 25, 26 and January 1

Enjoy the gift of music with Kennedy’s Choir and the Jammers. (Details pg 4)

11760-88 Avenue Delta, BC V4C 3C5 Telephone 604-594-2717 CENTRE HOURS* Mon, Wed, Thu 9am-10pm Tue, Fri, Sat 9am-4pm Closed Sunday CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICE HOURS Mon 9am-3:30pm/5-7:15pm Tue 9am-3:30pm Wed 10am-2pm Thu 9am-3:30pm Fri 10am-3:30pm Sat, Dec 7 & 14 9:30-11:30am Note: During the holiday season Customer Service Office hours will be shortened. Please call ahead to ensure the office is open, should you wish to make purchase. *Doors will be unlocked 30 minutes prior to program start.

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Message from the President

Board of Directors 2019-2020

We are now fully into our fall/winter schedule at Kennedy, with all fitness and leisure activities under way. Your Board of Directors has been busily overseeing the daily operations of the centre. We have many new activities started or recommenced this year.

President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Instructional Programs Drop-in Programs Socials Director at Large Volunteers Travel Customer Service

45th Anniversary: This fall we celebrated the 45th anniversary of Kennedy’s opening way back in 1974. A celebration dinner was held with comments from civic dignitaries. There were 136 attendees. As part of our celebration, the board approved printing 300 Kennedy Cookbooks and I am pleased to report that two-thirds of them have now been sold. Get yours before we run out! They are available in the Gift Shop.

Rick Stonehouse John Kennedy Linda Remedios Diane Lee Bob Gestrin Ed Roe Judy Smith Bob Gestrin Linda Christoforou Dave Quick Vacant

Friendly Reminder: Please take personal belongings home with you. The society is not responsible for loss or damage.

Newly Updated at Kennedy: There is a new commercial-grade dishwasher in the Upper Hall for the benefit of all groups.

Delta Seniors Bus Service 

Volunteer Tea: In November, your board hosted the second annual Volunteers Are Gold Tea to recognize the time contributed by over 100 volunteers to assist in running the centre.

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Credit/Debit Cards: We continue to ask that all members endeavour to use credit or debit cards for all payments so that we can eventually become cashless. And finally, your board wishes you and yours a happy holiday season! Rick Stonehouse, President

Free service for North Delta residents 65+ Transportation within North Delta Operates Monday-Friday Curbside pick up/drop off Wheelchair accessible To register or to book the bus for North Delta, please call 604-353-6305 on Thursdays between 9am and 4pm.

Bus drivers: Monday—George; Tuesday to Friday—Karen

Winter Weather Newsflash

City of Delta Staff Senior Centre Coordinator Volunteer & Customer Service Coordinator Custodian Attendant Building Service Workers

Jan Talaber Michelle Hebein Cesar Gomez Young, Lorry, Amandeep, Barry

If you see snowflakes falling, please call Kennedy to confirm that your program is still running before you come! 2

Centre News Welcome New Members! Alberta T. Keith L. Cameron S. Jeanie M Anna T. George Roger T. Shahida K. Don S. Gail K. Martin B. Doreen S. John M.

Keith I. Brent J. Eva B. John M. A-Jean D. Vera V. Pat N. Michael F. Barbara C. Joyce T. Barb F.

Christmas Hamper Helpers Nancy C. Brookie C. Belinda T. Joanne F. Elke F. Don H. Elaine S. Grace W. Donald C. Carmen Del P. Jim F.

With the Christmas season upon us, perhaps we can help those less fortunate. On behalf of Deltassist, we are collecting canned and non-perishable goods (beans, canned fish, peanut butter, pasta, rice). You can place your donation in the Christmas box in our front lobby. Thank you for your generosity.

45th Anniversary Commemorative Cookbook The cookbooks now available for purchase in our Gift Shop. They are only $10 each and make great gifts!

Volunteers In October, 132 active volunteers completed 1,233.25 volunteer hours. Astonishing!

Volunteers are

Why not buy more than one and make your Christmas shopping a little easier?


Baby Layettes

We recognize the value of our volunteers! This centre could not run without the time, energy and enthusiasm our volunteers bring here each day.

On November 5, we donated 51 layettes to Option’s Healthiest Baby Program. In the past four years, we have donated 128 layettes; each layette contains a large afghan or fleece blanket, a small fleece blanket, a flannel receiving blanket, a sweater with two hats, and a sleeper. Thanks to everyone who donated. Without your generosity this program would not be possible. Keep up the good work.

Watch in 2020 for the launch of our Volunteers of the Month program! Each month three volunteers will be recognized. “How will this work?” you ask. Any volunteer who has volunteered in the previous month will be entered into our computer-generated draw. Those three chosen volunteers will be highlighted as our volunteers of the month! Be sure to sign in each volunteer shift so your name won’t be missed.

Best wishes for a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2020. Lil Jones

Coffee with a Cop Tue, Dec 10 9:30-11:30am A constable from the Delta Police Department will be available in the lobby to answer your questions. Feel free to drop by, have a cup of a coffee and discuss any issues you face or thank them for their service.

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Please stop by the Customer Service Desk for a Volunteer Application Form, or speak with Linda Christoforou, the Director of Volunteers. 3

Centre News Deck the Halls Thu, Dec 5

Meet Your Board Members Thu, Dec 5 10am-12pm


Got an idea for something new or a suggestion on how to improve services here at Kennedy? You are invited to drop by, meet and share your thoughts with any or all of YOUR board members.

Where has the year gone? It’s time to gather all our Christmas elves to come and help dress the Christmas trees. Can you lend us a hand for an hour or two? Please sign up at the Customer Service Desk and join us for some decking, tinseling and general merriment!

UnDeck the Halls Thu, Jan 2 9:30am Thanks in advance to all the elves for their help making Kennedy look so festive for the holidays, but all good things do come to an end—until next time! Calling all elves who have an hour of time to help us take the decorations down and pack them up. Please sign up at the Customer Service Desk and Thank You to all our Christmas decorating volunteers.

Here’s our gang! (Missing: Ed Roe) Kennedy Choir and Jammers Present: A Cozy Christmas Concert Thu, Dec 12 7-9pm

Acrylic Art with Dawn Sat, Dec 7 1-3pm

Enjoy the gift of music this year—join Kennedy’s Choir for an evening of Christmas cheer! The Choir, along with the Kennedy Jammers, have arranged a festive evening of varied entertainment including the Choir, solos and small group performances. We encourage you to join us in some caroling. Light refreshments will be provided to this joyful event to make for a merry and bright evening. Everyone is welcome, with admission being a donation to our Food Bank box.

Spend an afternoon with Dawn from DawnArtello’s Art Classes and let your creativity and inner artist shine! No experience is necessary and the atmosphere is fun and relaxing. Dawn will take you through the steps to build your masterpiece from a blank canvas to a beautiful, finished product you will be proud to display. All that is required is an open mind and a creative heart. Everything is included to create your stunning work of art.

Diners Club Thu, Jan 2


Let’s kick off the new year in style! We are going to meet at: WINGS 7124 King George Blvd 604-596-2244

Cost: $15 per person, including canvas, paints, use of brushes—all supplies are provided!

Norma will make the reservation, so please sign up at the Customer Service Desk. New faces are always welcome; we hope you will join us. 4

Judy’s Social Corner Roaring into the 20s—January Dinner & Dance Sat, Jan 18 Doors 5:30pm Dinner 6pm

Movie Matinée in the Café Thu, Dec 12 2:00pm Join us for a FREE Christmas movie in the café. Please sign up at the Customer Service Desk so seating and refreshments can be prearranged.

Roar into the New Year in 20s style—1920 or 2020! Entertainment for this event will be by Two of Kind, a great duo Kennedy members have enjoyed dancing to on numerous occasions. Dress is sporty-casual to semi-formal. You may choose to wear 1920s or 2020s attire.

Monthly Tea Party See you January 28, 2020 for the next Tea Party. Join us for a friendly, fun get together with laughter, games, cake and ice cream. Enjoy entertainment from two of Kennedy’s talented Jammers. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 16; please purchase them in advance. The cost is $3 for members with birthdays in January $4 for all other members; $5 for guests.

Menu: Greek-style Baked Chicken Breast in Phyllo Pastry with Spinach/Feta Filling & White Wine Sauce Mashed Potatoes Assorted Steamed Vegetables Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette Tiramisu Coffee, Tea

Christmas Turkey Luncheon Thu, Dec 19 Doors 11:45am Lunch: 12:15pm Enjoy a traditional turkey lunch with all the trimmings. Delta’s own accomplished musician Michelle Carlisle will provide the entertainment, so don’t forget your dancing shoes. If tickets are sold out, put your name on the waiting list!

Vegetarian option as above, except Tofu with Spinach /Feta in lieu of Chicken. Please order when you purchase your ticket.

Members $17 / Guests $20

Members $20 / Guests $25 Tickets will go on sale after 10am on Mon, Dec 9.

Valentine Lunch with Elvis Sat, Feb 15 Doors 12:30pm

Lunch 1pm

Entertainment for this event will be by Johnny Elvis, a 19-year-old tribute artist who won second place in the non-professional category at Penticton’s 2019 Elvis Tribute competition. Menu: Vegetarian, Chicken Salad, Egg Salad Sandwiches Fresh Vegetables & Dip Assorted Squares & Valentine Cookies Coffee/Tea

Did you know you can receive our monthly newsletter online? Just email Jan at to be added to our distribution list and you will receive a monthly email with the newsletter attached.

Members $15 / Guests $18 Tickets will go on sale after 10am on Mon, Jan 6. 5

Health & Wellness Delta’s Seniors Support Coordinator

Eva’s Tips Cont’d

Delta’s Seniors Support Coordinator helps connect people 50+ to services and resources in the larger community, including:  Wellness  Healthcare  Housing Options  Family & Caregiver Support  Government Services & Benefits

Prevent Infections: Handshakes, kisses and hugs are great ways to spread infections like colds, flus and gastroenteritis. Wash your hands often and keep them away from your eyes, nose and mouth.

Take Time for Yourself: If you’re feeling tired, you risk exhaustion and increased levels of stress. Between shopping, cooking and hosting, make sure you take a moment each day to just relax and clear your mind. Take time to pamper yourself.

Skip the Shame: If you go off track during the holiday season, don’t give up. January is just ahead and health is a great New Year’s resolution.

Office Hours: Tue-Thu, 8:30am-4pm. Book an appointment: 604-787-1242 or email

Eva’s Holiday Health Tips Keep your health habits on track during the holidays. Put the focus on friends, family and fun instead of food!

And on that relaxing note, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Adapted from Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School.

Change Your Focus: The holiday season is a wonderful time to cultivate quality connections with family and friends. Instead of seeing it as a series of parties where you can indulge in food and drink, focus on improving relationships and making memories.

Avoid Overeating: Let’s face it, food is a major theme of the holidays. Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, food excesses can lead to digestive troubles, including indigestion and gastroesophageal reflux. The best way to prevent them is to moderate your food intake.

Stay Active: Don’t neglect your physical activities during the holidays. It’s even more important to stay active during this period. Besides being good for our overall health, exercise helps you get rid of stress and forget about your worries for a while.

Limit Your Consumption of Alcohol: No doubt there are numerous occasions to raise a glass with family and friends during the holidays. However, drinking to excess, even once in a while, can cause serious damage. Moderation is the key.

Blood Pressure Clinics Mon, Dec 2 Tue, Dec 17


10:30am-12:30pm 11am-12pm

Franca Joan & Jean

Café Eighty-Ate ~ December Menu Monday


2 French Toast, Bacon, Maple Syrup, Fruit Garnish


18 Beef Stew, Bread Roll, Caesar Salad





The café will be closed Dec 23 to Jan 1 and reopen Jan 2.

New hours 9am-1:30pm

5 $10 6 Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding, Red Wine Sauce, Green Beans

Chef’s Special

11 Ginger Orange Soy Baked Chicken, Chow Mein Noodles, Peas

17 Bacon, Onion & Cheese Quiche, Kale Salad


4 Rick’s Cheddar Beef Burger, Oven Fries, Green Salad

Beef Liver, Fried Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Steamed Veg

16 Scrambled Eggs, Sausages, Hashbrowns, Toast


3 Turkey Schnitzel, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Mixed Veg

9 Chicken Schnitzel, Brandy Mushroom Sauce, Roast Potatoes, Broccoli


Chef’s Special

12 $10 13 BBQ Ribs, Cornbread, Roast Potatoes, Honey Cinnamon Glazed Carrots

19 20 Soup & Sandwiches Baked Ham, Pineapple Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, Butternut Squash




Until December 20, we will be selling David’s famous fruitcake and packages of Lucy’s assorted Christmas cookies on a daily basis in the café. Watch the café board for details!

Instructional Programs Register early to ensure your spot! Please refer to Kennedy’s Winter Program Guide for details. Program


Start Date

# Classes


Beginner Computer


Jan 13




Acrylic Art Beginner Watercolour Conversational Spanish

10am-12pm 1-3pm 10am-12pm

Jan 13 Jan 13 Jan 14

8 8 6

TBA $80 $60


Intermediate Watercolour


Jan 14



Beginner Guitar Intermediate Computer Intermediate Tap

10-11:30am 9:30am-12pm 3:30-4:30pm

Jan 14 Jan 15 Jan 8

6 10 8

$30 $50 $40


Osteofit Introduction to iPhones Get up and Go! Digital Photography Osteofit

9:15-10:15am 10am-12pm 10:30-11:30am 1-3pm 6-7pm

Jan 9 Jan 23 & 30 Jan 9 Jan 9 Jan 9

12 2 12 9 12

$60 $20 $60 $55 $60


Osteofit Get up and Go!

9:15-10:15am 10:30-11:30am

Jan 11 Jan 11

12 12

$60 $60



Fitness @ Kennedy Late Entry to Fitness Classes

Clean It After You Use It:

Due to safety concerns and disruption to classes, it is the policy of Kennedy Seniors Society and the City of Delta to disallow late entries to fitness classes for all participants. There will be no exceptions.

Please take a few moments to clean each piece of equipment after you use it (yoga mats, dumbbells, weights, etc.). Spray the equipment thoroughly with the disinfectant provided and wipe down whatever parts you contact.

Kindly observe this important policy.

December Fitness Classes Monday




Fitness classes are cancelled from Dec 23 through Jan 2. The fitness schedule will resume on Jan 6. 9-10am Low Impact 10-11am Zumba Gold 12-1pm Gentle Yoga

11:30am-12:15pm Jointworks 12:30-1:15pm Fit & Functional

7-8pm Hatha Yoga

12-1pm Tai Chi

7-8pm Hatha Yoga

9-10am Fun & Fitness 10:15-11:15am Zumba Gold 11:30am-12:15pm Jointworks 12:30-1:15pm Fit & Functional Note: Thu, Dec 19, all classes in Upper Hall

These classes are ongoing, but the schedule is subject to change. The above classes are all available on a Fitness Punch Pass. Members $40/10 Visits or $5 Guest Pass Fun & Fitness: This fun fitness class for men and women involves cardio, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility training, modified to your needs. Fit & Functional: This class will improve mobility, range of motion, balance, flexibility and coordination. Those using a walking aid will find this class especially helpful. Gentle Yoga: Improve your flexibility, mobility, strength and stability with this beginner-friendly class, suitable for all levels. Hatha Yoga: These stretching exercises will increase your flexibility and breathing techniques. Conclude the class with total relaxation. Jointworks: Jointworks is specially designed and sanctioned by the Canadian Arthritis Society. This class is appropriate for those with arthritis or limited mobility. Low Impact: This classic group fitness cardio session combines muscle strength and endurance training, offering full body conditioning with gentle, low-impact moves. Tai Chi: This gentle, ancient Chinese martial art is an easy-to-learn moving meditation that helps to improve balance, body awareness and flexibility. This Tai Chi program is mainly Yang style. Zumba GoldÂŽ: This fun, Latin dance-based workout is great for older adults, anyone new to fitness, and those wanting a lower impact, slightly modified Zumba class. 8

December 2019 Sunday





2 10:30am BP Clinic 7pm Delta Council Meeting












5 9am Deck The Halls! 10am Meet Your Board


10 9:30am Coffee with a Cop


12 2pm Movie MatinĂŠe 7pm Photo Club 7pm Cozy Christmas Concert




18 6:30pm Caregivers Support Group


20 7:30pm Open Mic


12:15pm Christmas Luncheon



25 Christmas Day Centre Closed

26 Boxing Day Centre Closed





11am BP Clinic

11am Book Club

1pm Acrylic Art with Dawn 3:45pm Bus Trip

Snow Angel Program This service is available to Delta residents 65 years of age and older, who have physical limitations and do not have others in their households or nearby who are able to assist. Older residents 70+ who have physical limitations will receive first priority. Please note that the application period is now closed. Residents who apply after the application period closes are automatically put on the waitlist. The Snow Angel Coordinator will only contact them if a Snow Angel becomes available. To apply for a Snow Angel in North Delta call 604-594-2717.

Call for Snow Angel Volunteers Snow Angel Volunteers help seniors who are unable to shovel their walkway/sidewalk. To learn more about volunteer requirements, call 604-946-3288 or visit 9


Weekly Activity Schedule Drop-in Activities Monday 12-3:15pm 12:45-4pm 1:30-5pm 2-4pm 4-6pm 6:45-8:30pm 7-8pm

Group Activities

Bingo Canasta Pickle Ball Colouring for Adults Table Tennis Scrabble Clutterbusters

Tuesday 10:15-11:15am 12:30-2:30pm 12:30-2:30pm 12:30-3:45pm 1:30-3:45pm

Choir Women’s Friendship Group Crafty Ladies Contract Bridge Pickle Ball

Wednesday 9:15am-12pm 9:30am-12:00pm 11am-12pm 12:15-3:45pm 1:15-3:15pm 1-3pm 6:20-10pm 6:30-8:30pm 6:45-8:45pm 6:45-9pm

Carpet Bowling Card Making Book Club (Dec 4 ) Poker Table Tennis Jammers Contract Bridge Caregivers Support Group (Dec 18) Tile Games Night Cribbage

Thursday 10-11:30am 1-5pm 1:30-5pm 3-5pm 7-9pm

Guitar Water Colour Painting Pickle Ball Table Tennis Stitching (See you in January))

Friday 9:15am-12pm 10am-1pm 12-3:15pm 12:15-3:45pm 1-3pm

Carpet Bowling Ceramics Bingo Poker Jammers

Saturday 10am-12pm 1:30-3:45pm

Table Tennis Pickle Ball

Monday 9am-7:45pm 9am-9:45pm

Workshop Open Pool Hall Open

Tuesday 9am-3:45pm 9am-3:45pm

Pool Hall Open Workshop Open

Wednesday 9am-4pm 9am-7:45pm

Pool Hall Open Workshop Open

Thursday 9am-7:45pm 9am-9:45pm 7-9pm 7:30-9:30pm

Workshop Open Pool Hall Open Photography (Dec 12) Delta Diggers Garden Club (See you in February)

Friday 9am-3:45pm 9am-3:45pm

Workshop Open Pool Hall Open

Saturday 9:00am-3:45pm 9:00am-3:45pm

Workshop Open Pool Hall Open

The Workshop fee is $24 for 12 months; The Pool Hall fee is $36 for 12 months.

Please note: Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre will host the Delta Council meeting on Monday, December 2, 2019. Bingo, pickle ball, table tennis and Hatha Yoga will be cancelled on this date.

Drop-in programs require a Drop-in Activity Punch Card (10 visits for $3.50) or a $5 Guest Pass. Please note: The drop-in schedule is subject to change. Please call 604-594-2717 for updates, or check with your Club Convener to find out when your club meets. 10

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