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Fall 2011

GREYPOWER GAZETTE

Published by the Killarney Community Centre Seniors Association

What’s New!... “A Word From The Seniors Programmer” To our valued Seniors, The fall season is almost upon us however, I’m still waiting for the summer weather to come. I am very pleased to be offering NEW and exciting program opportunities for everyone this season….Come learn all about Geo Caching and how it has spread worldwide since 2001 or join me for a monthly Pole Walk or jump on the bus for a Culinary Crawl or let your creative side come alive with our Mask Making Workshop just in time for the Halloween Masquerade Ball. Grab your copy of fall brochure for all the NEW and exciting programs and do not hesitate to call contact me... Remember even thou my office door is shut and locked it’s always open to each of you. Sincerely, Michelle Stebnicki, Programmer 604-718-8208 michelle.stebnicki@vancouver.ca

Friday Art Club

For those who like to draw or paint, please come and join our group and bring your lunch. No oils please. This is a self-led program. FREE with Killarney Membership. Room 202 - No session Jul 1 On-going Fri 9:00am-1:00pm

Walking Club

Come and enjoy walks in some of the lower mainland’s most scenic areas. All walks take place at various sites in the lower mainland and will be guided by Simon Yan. No class Sep 13 & Sep 20 Sep 6-Nov 1, Nov 22 Tue 9:00am-12:30pm Sep 15, Nov 10, Nov 17 Thu 9:00am-12:30pm $66/11 classes Member drop-in: $7.25/1 class Space Permitting - Drop-ins available Check Out Our Feature “Senior’s Health”: Page 14

KI LLARN EY COMMU N ITY CENTRE

Recreation Centre, Pool, & Rink 6260 Killarney Street, Vancouver, BC, V5S 2X7 Website: www.killarneycentre.ca Phone: 604-718-8200 Fax: 604-718-8219


Greypower Gazette: Killarney Seniors Association Other Facilities & Services at Killarney Community Centre

The KCCSA Greypower Gazette newsletter highlights only some of the facilities and services offered at Killarney Community Centre for Seniors. Here’s a list of what else can be found at Killarney Community Centre:

Killarney Community Centre Seniors Association

The Killarney Community Centre Seniors Association (KCCSA) is an officially registered BC Society. Its purpose is to develop, promote and provide programs, activities, services and community special events for older adults at Killarney Community Centre in conjunction with the Killarney Community Centre Society and the Vancouver Park Board. The Board of Directors meet the second Tuesday of the month (except summer months). Anyone who is a Seniors Association member is welcome to attend as a guest.

Board of Directors for 2011-2012

President John Pawluk Vice-President Art Lum Treasurer-Secretary Alma Pasker Chinese Seniors Rep. Henry Leung Ballroom Dance Rep. T. B. A Luk Tung Kuen Rep. Pat Louie Happy Gang Bingo Rep. Bessie Tratch Social Bridge Club Rep. Elsie Jensen Everygreen Tai Chi Rep. Margaret Lum Directors at Large: Elena Chang, Sue Chow, Kathy Horvath, Jennie Lowe, Alfred Tse Angela Yeung

Membership Information

A valid Killarney Community Centre Society membership is required to participate in any programs or services offered by Killarney Community Centre and the Seniors Association. Anyone 55 years of age and over who has a valid membership is a member of the KCCSA which means you have voting rights at our Annual General Meeting. Membership Fees: Seniors (65 yrs+) $3.00, Adults (19-64 yrs+) $4.00

Front Of‌fice Hours

The front office schedule is in effect September 6 - December 18, 2011 and is subject to change without notice. We are open from 1:00-5:00pm on Statutory Holidays. Holiday hours will be in effect on Sep 5, Oct 10, Nov 11. Monday to Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday

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8:45am - 9:30pm 8:45am - 8:30pm 8:45am - 5:00pm

• A full Fitness Centre with cardio machines, weights and fitness attendants to help with personal fitness plans or general fitness questions. • An Ice Rink for your skating needs • A Leisure Swimming Pool that has been retrofitted and is now new and better than ever! • A public Computer Lab that offers drop-in times and instructional courses as well as seniors only time. • Adult Courses such as Instructional Yoga, Pilates, and Belly Dancing. For detailed information on what programs and services are available at Killarney Community Centre, please pick up a copy of the Fall 2011 Killarney Community Centre Program Guide at the centre.

Registration Guidelines for Seniors Bus Trips and Special Events

• Registration MUST be done in person. Phone registration is only accepted if authorized by the Seniors Programmer. All registration is on-going until the programs or bus trips are FULL. • Bus trips and special events are subsidized by the Killarney Seniors Association, and age verification is mandatory. Please have ID ready when registering. • Availability in most bus trips and special events is limited so you may only register for yourself and one other person. • Persons under 55 years cannot register for a bus trip until two weeks prior to the actual date of the trip. Prices for people under 55 years are NOT subsidized. • If the program you want is full, please remember to put your name on the WAITING LIST. If someone cancels, you will be called and asked to register. On occasion, we do open new programs and bus trips if the waiting list shows sufficient demand. • If you are unable to attend a bus trip, please request a refund 5 days before the start date so that we can sell your spot to another person. With less than 5 days notice, participants will not receive a refund unless a medical note is presented to KCC Front Desk. • Boarding of the bus will commence at the front of the Community Centre and by order of registration. • All bus trips are subject to change or cancellation. Some trips are weather dependent. • Perfume wearing is not permitted on bus trips. Registration guidelines and procedures differ for regular community centre programs. Please see the full Killarney Community Centre Program Guide for other procedures.

Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca


Greypower Gazette: Killarney Seniors Association Services offered through our Affiliated Groups & Clubs

The below Seniors Clubs and Groups are affiliated with the KCCSA but operate independently. Their activities and services are targeted towards improving the quality of life for the seniors in our community. All groups meet on an on-going basis and all group members MUST have a KCCSA membership. Some additional fees and membership charges may apply for some groups. Each group plans their own special events: potlucks, celebrations, bus trips and more. Every Group sends a representative to sit on the KCCSA Board of Directors. For the meeting schedules of each group, please see the WEEKLY SENIORS PROGRAMS SCHEDULE on page 6 & 7 Killarney Chinese Seniors Group The goal of this group is to enrich the lifestyle of Chinese Seniors through social activities, community integration and understanding. Sessions are in Cantonese. Thu 10:45am to 12:45pm Killarney Luk Tung Kuen Association Luk Tung Kuen is a set of health exercises which consist of 36 forms. Our group is dedicated to healthy lifestyles through physical fitness and social activities. No sessions Oct 10, Oct 30, Nov 11, Nov 19, Dec 25, Dec 26 & Dec 27 Mon-Fri 6:30am to 8:30am; Sat, Sun 7:30 to 8:45am Stroke Recovery & Prevention Club This is a therapeutic recreation program designed to help people recovering from a stroke. Instructor: Stroke Association of BC Tue 9:30-12:30pm Killarney Seniors Ballroom Dance Group This group aims to improve dance skills for seniors while emphasizing health and social well-being. Lessons on Sundays for group members. No session Oct 10, Nov 11, Dec 26 & Dec 27 Mon-Fri 6:30am - 8:30am; Sat & Sun 7:30am-8:45am Evergreen Tai Chi Club Meet every morning for exercise and to promote the practice of Tai Chi as a part of daily living to improve health. No class Oct 10, Nov 11, Dec 26 & Dec 27 Mon, Wed, Fri 6:30am to 8:45am - Margaret Lum Tue, Thu 6:30am to 8:45am - Master Chen $20.00/4 months for 1 practice/week Seniors Social Bridge Club Come out and enjoy an afternoon of bridge; the emphasis is on fun! Tea is sometimes provided. Prior knowledge of Bridge is required. Thu 1:00 to 4:00pm

Happy Gang Bingo Group This group of seniors meet to play bingo. Bingo cards are 25 cents each. All proceeds from card sales are divided and paid out to game winners. Bring your own snacks for the break. Meet new friends and have fun! Tue 1:00 to 3:30pm

Seniors Column Submitted by Alma Battersby I think Spring missed us altogether this year . Summer has been iffy….perhaps Fall will be wonderful. At least we will have the beauty of the fall colours. Thanksgiving Day gives us thoughts of appreciation for our beautiful country with its freedom and opportunities. Hallowe’en for the kids... November 11 for our memories of those who served for our sakes. Take advantage of the programmes that the Centre is providing for us all . THEN

NOW

long hair

longing for long hair

going to a new hip joint

getting a new hip joint

trying to look like Marlon Brando

trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando

hoping for a BMW

passing a driver’s test

rolling stones

hoping for a BM

passing the vision test

kidney stones

TASTY EASY COOKING FOR ENJOYABLE MEALS Tasty Taters: Bake a good sized potato, Cut off top or lengthwise and scoop out some potato, Break a large egg in the hollow. Add butter, chopped green onions and sprinkle with grated cheese. Return to oven for a few minutes. TASTY!!! Toasty Beef Snacks: Toast bread and butter it liberally. Lay toast buttered side down on a cookie sheet. Top with beef slices (deli is OK), Add chili sauce and horseradish on top, Sprinkle with grated cheese. BROIL until cheese has melted and toast is crispy. Served with a green salad makes a great lunch. FLOWERS OF FALL 1. _____ of corn grew in the field. 2.June was a _____ at the dance. 3. The government kept _____ about it. 4. The bride showed _____ with the groom. 5. Joe _____ to marry him. (WALLFLOWER, ROSE, IMPATIENS, MUM, ASTER) IS AGE CREEPING UP ON US??? 1. Have your wild oats turned to prunes and bran? 2. Our deepsecrets are now safe with our old friends... They can’t remember them either. 3. A transvestite is a guy who likes to eat, drink and be mary. Enjoy the fall weather and the beauty of the leaves, flowers and the harvest...

Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca

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Greypower Gazette: Killarney Seniors Association 小組及社區服務 小組及社區服務 

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Killarney Mandarin Seniors Group 中僑奇蘭尼國語耆英會 2011 October to December Program Schedule 二零一一年十 二零一一年十月至十二 月至十二月份 十二月份活動表 月份活動表 October 十月

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活動意見分享 排排舞練習班 健腦運動 萬聖節南瓜雕刻比賽

Mutual Sharing for Group Activities Line dancing Class Brain Booster Exercise Pumpkin Carving for Halloween

November 4 十一月 11 十一月 18 25

懷舊金曲合唱 國殤日, 國殤日,休會一周 排排舞練習班 健腦運動

Music Sing-a-long Remembrance Day, No Activities Line dancing Class Brain Booster Exercise

December 十二月 十二月

懷舊金曲合唱 排排舞練習班 預祝聖誕聚餐 耶誕節, 耶誕節,休會一周 耶誕節, 耶誕節,休會一周

Music Sing-a-long Line dancing Class Christmas Celebration Potluck Christmas Time, No Activities Christmas Time, No Activities

2 9 16 23 30

Remarks 備註: 1. Activities will always start with an hour long English class. 每週活動第一個小時為英文學習班. 2. Participants should be a member of SUCCESS and Killarney Community Centre 本活動鼓勵參加者成為中僑會員,以示對中僑活動的支持與幫助 3. Program may be changed without notice. 節目如有更改,恕不另行通知 Time: 時間 Location: 地點: Enquiry: 查詢

Every Tuesday morning from 9:00am to 11:00am 逢星期五上午九時至十一時 Killarney Community Centre, Room 201 (6260 Killarney Street) 奇蘭尼社區中心 201 室 (臨近東 49 街) Please call Danny Li at 604-408-7274 Ext. 1083 請致電 604-408-7274 內線 1083 與李丹卉小姐聯絡 

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The City of Vancouver has contributed funding to this project. 本計畫獲得溫哥華市政府資助

Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca


Greypower Gazette: Killarney Seniors Association 小組及社區服務 小組及社區服務 

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中僑奇蘭尼國語耆英會 報名須知 1. 歡迎 50 歲或以上、 歲或以上、說國語/普通話 說國語 普通話、 普通話、居住於溫哥華、 居住於溫哥華、並有興趣認識新朋友、 並有興趣認識新朋友、 瞭解社區資源及參與社區的長者參加。 瞭解社區資源及參與社區的長者參加。 2. 凡欲加入本會, 凡欲加入本會,須申請中僑會員證, 須申請中僑會員證,並向中僑職員辦理加入耆英會手續。 並向中僑職員辦理加入耆英會手續。 會員費一經繳付後, 會員費一經繳付後,恕不退款。 恕不退款。 3. 除免費資訊講座外, 。 除免費資訊講座外,參加者需支付活動費、 參加者需支付活動費、影印及材料費, 影印及材料費,每季加幣 $2。 4. 參加者須填寫登記表, 參加者須填寫登記表,並提供姓名、 並提供姓名、出生日期、 出生日期、居住地址和緊急聯絡人名 字及電話號碼。 字及電話號碼。 5. 會員須每年辦理中僑奇蘭尼國語耆英會及奇蘭尼社區中心會續期, 會員須每年辦理中僑奇蘭尼國語耆英會及奇蘭尼社區中心會續期,即使放 棄亦將無法退費。 棄亦將無法退費。 6. 所有費用一經繳付後 所有費用一經繳付後, 費用一經繳付後,恕不退款。 恕不退款。 7. 基於消防安全條例, 基於消防安全條例,活動房間祇能容納最多三十人。 活動房間祇能容納最多三十人。

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Time 時間: 時間: Every Friday mornings from 9 am to 10:50 am 逢星期五上午九時至十一時 Location 地點: 地點: Room 201, Killarney Community Centre 奇蘭尼社區中心( 奇蘭尼社區中心 201 室) (6260 Killarney Street 夾東 49 街) Enquiry 查詢: 查詢: Please call Danny Li at 604-408-7274 Ext. 1083 請致電 604-408-7274 內線 1083 與李丹卉小姐聯絡 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The City of Vancouver has contributed funding to this project. 本計畫獲得溫哥華市政府資助

Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca

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Greypower Gazette: Weekly Seniors Program Calendar TUESDAY (CONT’D)

MONDAY Luk Tung Kuen Association

6:30-8:30am

Ballroom Dance

6:30-8:30am

Evergreen Tai Chi

6:30-8:45am

Line Dancing 9:00-12:00pm Fees: $4.25/member hr. drop-in OR $30.40/10 visits card Seniors Billiards

9:00-12:00pm

Mandarin/Cantonese Choir 10:00-11:30am Fees: $5.00/member hr. drop-in OR $40.00/10 visits card Computer Lab Drop-in

10:00-12:00pm

Convivial Gathering 1:15-3:15pm Fees: $3.00/member hr. drop-in OR $6.95/6 visits card Beginner/Intermediate Badminton 2:45-4:15pm Fee: $51.50/ 13 classes Badminton Court Rentals Fees: $10.70/hour/court

8:30-9:30pm

TUESDAY

Social Dancing 2:00-4:00pm Fees: $3.00/drop-in or $11.75/10 visit card Beginners Painting Fees: $80.00/6 classes

7:00-9:00pm

WEDNESDAY Luk Tung Kuen Association

6:30-8:30am

Ballroom Dance Group

6:30-8:30am

Evergreen Tai Chi Club

6:30-8:45am

Intermediate Badminton Fees: $32.00/16 classes

9:00-12:30pm

Yuan Ji Dance Fees: $23.50 for 4 months (Sep-Dec)

1:00-3:00pm

Karaoke Club 1:15-4:30pm Fees: $3.00/drop-in or $13.50/10 visit card Table Tennis Drop-in 7:00-10:00pm Fees: $3.50 drop-in OR $27.20/10 visits card Computer courses: All participants Under 55yrs cannot register until two weeks prior to the course start date. All courses are taught in English. For more detailed information on courses, please refer to the centre brochure, page 29.

Luk Tung Kuen Association

6:30-8:30am

Ballroom Dance Group

6:30-8:30am

Evergreen Tai Chi Club

6:30-8:45am

Stroke Recovery Club

9:30-12:30pm

Basics Computer Class Fees: $36.30/55yrs+/6 classes

9:30-11:30am

Beginner/Intermediate Badminton 11:00-12:30pm Fees: $55.55/14 classes

Intro to E-mail & Internet Fees: $18.15/55yrs+/6 classes

12:00-1:00pm

Computer Lab Drop-in

1:00-3:00pm

1:30-3:30pm

“Happy Gang” Bingo

1:00-3:30pm

Digital Photography for Beginners Fees: $36.30/55yrs+/6 classes

Yuan Ji Dance Fees: $23.50 for 4 months (Sep-Dec)

1:45-3:45pm

Computer Essentials Fees: $21.25/55yrs+/7 classes

6:30-7:30pm

Programs Are Free Unless Otherwise Noted Refer To The Fall Recreation Guide For Dates & Details On All The Above Programs!

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Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca


Greypower Gazette: Weekly Seniors Program Calendar FRIDAY (CONT’D)

THURSDAY Luk Tung Kuen Association

6:30-8:30am

Ballroom Dance Group

6:30-8:30am

Evergreen Tai Chi Club

6:30-8:45am

Beginner/Intermediate Badminton 9:00-10:30am Fees: $55.55/14 classes

Intermediate Badminton Fees: $30.00/15 classes

11:00-2:00pm

Social Dancing 1:30-4:00pm Fees: $3.00/drop-in or $11.75/10 visit card

SATURDAY

Computer Lab Drop-in

10:00-2:00pm

Luk Tung Kuen Association

7:30-8:45am

Chinese Seniors Group

10:45-12:45pm

Ballroom Dance Group

7:30-8:45am

International Ballroom Dancing 11:00-12:15pm Fees $24.00/6 classes, $5.25/drop-in, space permitting Table Tennis Drop-in 12:00-3:00pm Fees: $3.50 drop-in OR $27.20/10 visits card Social Bridge Club

1:00-4:00pm

Social Dancing 1:00-4:00pm Fees: $3.00/drop-in or $11.75/10 visit card

FRIDAY Luk Tung Kuen Association

6:30-8:30am

Ballroom Dance Group

6:30-8:30am

Evergreen Tai Chi Club

6:30-8:45am

Social Dancing 3:00-5:00pm Fees: $3.00/drop-in or $11.75/10 visit card

SUNDAY Luk Tung Kuen Association

7:30-8:45am

Ballroom Dance Group

7:30-8:45am

Table Tennis Drop-in 1:45-4:45pm Fees: $3.50 drop-in OR $27.20/10 visits card

Mandarin Speaking Seniors Group 9:00-11:00am Seniors Billiards

9:00-12:00pm

Friday Art Club

9:00-1:00pm

Practice Tai Chi Drop-in 10:45-1:10pm Fees: $3.00/drop-in or $13.50/10 visit card

FREE

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Computer Lab Drop-in & Seniors Only Billiards Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca

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Greypower Gazette: Workshops Pumpkin Planters

Come learn about pumpkins and how to use them as fall planters. Each participant will leave with a cool fall planter that will hold up for 2-6 weeks depending on the type of weather we have. Outdoor Courtyard - GardenWorks Sep 10 Sat 10:30am-11:30pm $10/1 planter

Mask Making

First Time Home Buyers

Find out everything you need to know about the process of buying a home, what home ownership means, how much you can afford and how you can save on interest. Registration required. Room 202 - Jessica Williams, Scotiabank Mortgage Specialist Oct 19 Wed 7:00pm-9:00pm Room 211 - Jessica Williams, Scotiabank Mortgage Specialist Nov 12 Sat 1:30pm-3:30pm FREE with Killarney Membership

First Time Home Sellers

You have been researching and reading articles but yet you still feel like you are missing something. You are not alone, many people often feel overwhelmed or unsure of the home selling process. Patrick Weeks will walk you through a step by step systematic approach that will help simplify the process. He will provide you with an information package and the tools necessary to understand what’s involved. Learn about; costs, HST & budgeting; mortgage options; resource lists (lawyers, home inspectors, contractors); closing & conveyance costs; what to expect from the listing realtor; understanding the comparative market analysis and 8 common mistakes home sellers make. Muffins, coffee & refreshments will be served. Room 211 - Patrick Weeks Oct 9 Sun 10:00-11:30am FREE with Killarney Membership

GEO Caching

Geo Caching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. Learn all about Geo Caching and how it has spread worldwide. Geo Caching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. Room 203 Sep 7 Wed 11:00am-1:00pm FREE with Killarney Membership

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In this workshop you will get your hands wet and feel our way to a beautifully designed, comfortable to wear, and completely original mask. Your mask will fit perfectly and will be excellent for the Halloween Masquerade Ball. Room 211 - Maggie Winston Oct 20 Thu 6:30-8:30pm Oct 22 Sat 10:30am-12:30pm $32/1 mask

How to Preplan for Wills, Funeral & Cemetery Services

Ever wonder what steps you need to take to get your affairs in order? We’ll show you how preplanning in advance can reduce the burden on your loved ones and make your wishes known. Room 201 - S.Cameron/N.Cameron Oct 4 Tue 7:00-8:30pm Oct 5 Wed 10:00-11:30am Free with Killarney Membership

Protect Yourself! Financial Literacy

This workshop is broken into 2 modules. Module 1 focuses on powers of attorney and joint accounts; it covers different types of power of attorney, legal issues of capacity relating to powers of attorney, common myths about powers of attorney which can lead to abuse, the dangers of joint accounts, and the importance of advance planning. Module 2 deals with frauds, scams, identity theft and telemarketing; it includes topics such as common scams targeting seniors, identity theft, strategies to protect personal information, and the National Do-Not-Call List. Both workshops share a strong emphasis on strategies for preventing financial abuse and on sources of help in the community. Room 203 - BCCOA Sep 16 Fri 11:00am-12:30pm Module 1 Sep 23 Fri 11:00am-12:30pm Module 2 FREE with Killarney Membership

Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca


Greypower Gazette: Bus Trips & Special Events SEPTEMBER EAT! Fraser Valley Festival at TRADEX

Senior’s Bus Trips + Special Events

Registration for Seniors Bus Trips & Special Events begins Wednesday, June 15 at 9:30am for 55 yrs + Numbered pre-registration forms are REQUIRED and will be given out starting at 8:30am at the front desk. Note: Registration for all Senior’s Programs except Bus Trips & Special Events begins Sunday, June 12 at 9:00am

Registration Guidelines & Procedures

• Participants must complete and sign a waiver of liability form • Registration MUST be done in person. Phone registration will only be accepted if authorized by the Seniors Programmer. All registration is ongoing until the programs are FULL. • Bus trips and special events are subsidized by the Killarney Seniors Association, and age verification is mandatory. Please have your ID ready when registering. • Space on most bus trips and at special events is limited, so please register early for yourself and one other person. • Persons under 55 years of age cannot register for a bus trip until two weeks prior to the actual date of the trip. • Prices for people under 55 years are NOT subsidized. • If the program you want is full, please remember to put your name on the WAITING LIST. If someone cancels, you will be called and asked to register. On occasion, we do open new programs and bus trips if there is sufficient demand. • If unable to attend a bus trip, please request your refund 5 days before the trip so that we can fill your spot. With less than 5 days notice, participants will not receive a refund unless a medical note is presented to KCC Front Desk.

A couple of things to know about bus trips!

The benefit of community bus trips is that you don’t have to drive, you don’t have to pay for parking, group discounts on admission costs and friends to enjoy the day with! All bus trips, unless otherwise specified, are taken on the Killarney Centre’s 24-seater bus. For all bus trips, please arrive 15 minutes early. The time shown in the program description is the time that the bus will leave Killarney Centre. Please meet at the existing front entrance at time of departure. Lunch is not provided on any bus trips unless specified in the program description.All bus trips load in the order of registration. Perfume wearing is not permitted on bus trips.

Come and celebrate 150 years of bountiful Fraser Valley harvests and food processing. In response to overwhelming consumer demand in the Valley, the very successful nine years old EAT! Vancouver is recreating the magic of food and cooking at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC. The festival serves a consumer base of over 1.5 million people in the fastest growing community in Canada. Celebrity chefs, popular local restaurants, wineries, food and beverage manufacturers, cookbook authors, retailers, artisans, and many others from the culinary world will come together at the Tradex Exhibition Centre. EAT! Fraser Valley encompasses unique food experiences, opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes culinary magic from professional chefs, dynamic entertainment through celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits; and of course fantastic shopping opportunities. Please register before Thu Sep 8. No refund after Thu Sep 8. Sep 17 Sat 10:00am-4:00pm $19/55 yrs+, $24/Under 55yrs

Our Stories Art Project

Artist Joy Hanser and organizer Sol Hebert will lead a day of “telling our stories” in writing and paint! This free event invites members of the Colling wood-Killarney-South Vancouver community to share the stories of their lives, and, after lunch, to illustrate them in paint. No previous painting experience is required. Participants are invited to bring photos of themselves, loved ones or significant places in their lives to weave the stories and paintings around. We would also invite people to paint portraits of each other, and get to know your neighbours that way. The organizers will bring demos. At the end of the day we will each have both a written story to mount on canvas, and a picture or portrait to illustrate it. All of these will be hung together in mosaic format in the lobby of Killarney Centre, as a legacy to our neighbourhood. Lunch will be provided, and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required. Room 203 - Joy Hanser/Sol Herbert Sep 17 Sat 10:30am-4:30pm FREE with Killarney Membership

PERFUME WEARING IS NOT PERMITTED ON KILLARNEY BUS

All bus trips are subject to change or cancellation. Some trips are weather dependent..

Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca

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Greypower Gazette: Bus Trips & Special Events OCTOBER Tour from Nanaimo to Port Alberni

Indian Arm Luncheon Cruise

Experience this magnificent coastal mountain fjord right in Vancouver’s backyard! Old growth forests, pristine waterfalls, various wildlife and large waterfront homes are some of the highlights while sailing through the calm blue waters of Indian Arm. While onboard enjoy a delicious catered lunch featuring fresh BC salmon. Please register before Fri Sep 9. No refund after Fri Sep 9. Sep 26 Mon 9:45am-3:45pm $59/55 yrs+, $74/Under 55yrs

Culinary Crawl

Join Michelle & Maggie on a journey to find great places to eat and experience food from an interesting new perspective. Fee includes transportation ONLY. Patrons are responsible for the cost of their own lunch. Oct 5 Wed 10:30-1:30pm Oktoberfest Nov 2 Wed 10:30-1:30pm Diwali $3/55 yrs+

Afternoon Lunch Gatherings Food from Around the World

Interested in meeting new friends, socializing with old ones and exploring foods from other cultures? Register and come out to the “Afternoon Lunch Gatherings.” Room 203 Sep 28 Wed 12:00-1:30pm Cuban Oct 26 Wed 12:00-1:30pm Iranian Nov 30 Wed 12:00-1:30pm Greek $5/55 yrs+

Cranberry Festival at Fort Langley

Come with us to Fort Langley and celebrate the proud berry history by enjoying the cranberry harvest at the 16th annual Cranberry Festival in Fort Langley. This will be a weekend of full of activities, fun, and more. Lunch is not included. Oct 8 Sat 10:00am-3:00pm $6.50/55yrs+, $12/under 55yrs

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Discover the scenic trail from Nanaimo to Port Alberni. We will take the ferry to Nanaimo. From there we will be stopping at Rathtrevor Beach (Provincial Park), Coombs Country Market (home to many heritage buildings), Cathedral Grove (preserved stands of old growth Douglas Firs), and Port Alberni (to visit the McLean Mill, National Historic Site). Lunch at the McLean Mill is included in the price. Trip guided by Simon Yan. Oct 3 Mon 7:15am-7: 45pm $51/65yrs+, $64 /55yrs+, $77/Under 55yrs Participants 65 yrs+ must bring their BC Gold Card to show at the toll booth of the ferry. Those who do not bring a card will have to pay an additional $13.75 each way.

Weaver Creek Spawning Channel and Kilby Historic Site

Come and spend the day exploring one of the most fascinating historic sites in BC, the Kilby Historic Site located on the shore of Harrison Mills. This trip will bring you back in time and experience life back in the 1920’s. The site consists of a general store from 1906, a post office, a hotel and remnants of the once working mill town. We will be having lunch at the historic site which will be included. After visiting Kilby Historic Site, we will be heading over to the Weaver Creek Spawning Channel which was built to aid the salmon in spawning. Since its construction in 1965, the run of Sockeye Salmon is 200 times the size of the run produced from Weaver Creek alone in 1965. We will then stop by Harrison Hot Springs for about an hour, bring your swimsuits if you think you can go for a dip in that time frame. Trip Guided by Simon Yan. Oct 13 Thu 9:00am-6:00pm $40/55yrs+, $50/under 55yrs

Britannia Mines, Westcoast Railway Heritage Park and Shannon Falls

On this trip we will be visiting the newly renovated Britannia Mines. Dozens of clever exhibits, films, displays and hands-on activities have been added. We will also have an underground guided tour of the mine. After the mines, we will visit Squamish, and the group will lunch on their own (price not included). Our next stop will be the Westcoast Railway Heritage Park. We will explore the largest collection of railway rolling stock and artifacts outside of Quebec. To end our trip we will visit Shannon Falls rising 335 meters above Highway 99. The Falls are are the third highest falls in the province. Please bring a sweater or jacket as the underground tour area is a little cooler. Oct 27 Thu 8:00am-5:45pm $44/55 yrs+, $55/under 55 yrs

Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca


Greypower Gazette: Bus Trips & Special Events NOVEMBER Rogers Arena Tour, Old Spaghetti Factory, Vancouver Convention Centre Tour

Halloween Masquerade Ball Dinner/Dance Explore your inner ghoul in style at our first Halloween Masquerade Ball. Enjoy deadly dancing to music while gorging on ghoulish delights. Masks are mandatory! Room 205 Oct 28 Fri 5:30-9:30pm $25

Mask Making Workshops

In this workshop you will get your hands wet and feel our way to a beautifully designed, comfortable to wear, and completely original mask. Your mask will fit perfectly and will be excellent for the Halloween Masquerade Ball. Room 211 - Maggie Winston Oct 20 Thu 6:30-8:30pm Oct 22 Sat 10:30am-12:30pm $32/1 mask

Diwali Downtown at Roundhouse CC

Diwali is a time to celebrate the universal light that exists in everyone, so come and “Light Your Sprit!” at the 8th Annual Vancouver Celebrates Diwali Festival. This year’s festival promises to be the biggest ever, with events taking place over the entire weekend. We’ll be bringing the best traditional and contemporary South Asian culture to the Roundhouse! Oct 23 Sun 11:30am-4 :00pm $5.50/55yrs+, $11/Under 55yrs

Flu Shot Clinic

Vancouver Costal Health will be holding a flu shot clinic at Killarney. Nurses will be on site to help immunize people. This is a FREE service for seniors over 65 yrs, and adults and children (over 6 months) with chronic illnesses or those who live with people with a chronic illness. Room 201 - VCH Nov 15 Tue 9:30am-3:00pm FREE

Join us in visiting a few of Vancouver’s favorite landmarks. Our first stop will be a tour of Rogers arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks. We will get a behind the scenes view of how the facility operates. Following the tour we will enjoy a delicious lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory, a Vancouver landmark since 1970. After lunch we will head over to one of our newest landmarks, the Vancouver Convention Centre. We will have a guided tour of the West Building. Trip Guided by Simon Yan. Nov 30 Wed 9:30am-5:00pm $48/55 yrs+, $60/Under 55 yrs

DECEMBER Singing Christmas Tree

Join us as we travel to the Broadway Church for their annual musical spectacular Singing Christmas Tree. Dec 3 Sat 1:00-5:00pm $5/person

Holiday Dinner at Fraserview Golf Course

Join us as we celebrate the Holiday season with a beautiful catered meal! The Killarney bus will be transporting participants to the Fraserview Golf Course at 5:30pm and 5:45pm. When registering please inform the front office if you will be using the Killarney bus. Participants are encouraged to drive themselves. Dec 8 Thu 6:00pm $18/55 yrs+

Holiday Lights Tour

This is an “enlightening” evening into the season’s spirit. We are heading out to light displays in the GVRD area. There will be a short stop to pick up something to drink or eat. Trip Guided by Simon Yan. Please note: Dates are subject to change depending on actual holiday schedule. Dec 21 Wed 6:00pm-10:00pm $6/55 yrs+, $11/Under 55 yrs Dec 22 Thu 6:00pm-10:00pm $6/55 yrs+, $11/Under 55 yrs Dec 23 Fri 6:00pm-10:00pm $6/55 yrs+, $11/Under 55 yrs

Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca

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Greypower Gazette: Sep & Oct 2011 Bus Trips/Special Events

September 2011  

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CEO Caching 11:00-1:00pm

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10 Pumpkin Planters 10:30-11:30pm

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16 Protect Yourself! Financial Literacy Module 1 11:00-12:30pm

17 Eat! Fraser Valley Festival at TRADEX 10:00-4:00pm Our Stories 10:30-4:30pm 24

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23 Protect Yourself! Financial Literacy Module 2 11:00-12:30pm

26 Indian Arm Luncheon Cruise 9:45am-3:45pm

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28 Afternoon Lunch Gatherings (Cuban) 12:00-1:30pm

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* Sep 16th Pole Walking 9:30-10:30am

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Seniors Association Meeting 9:00am

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Tour from Nanaimo to Port Alberni 10:00-11:30am

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4 How to Preplan for Wills, Funeral & Cemetery Services 7:00-8:30pm

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23/30 24/31 Diwali HALLOWEEN!!! Downtown at Roundhouse CC 11:30-4:00pm

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First Time Home Seller 10:00am-11:30am

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Tuesday

         

Seniors Association Meeting 9:00am

How to Preplan 10:00-11:30am Culinary Crawl 10:00-11:30am

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First Time Home Buyer 7:00am-9:00pm

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13 Weaver Creek Spawning Channel and Kilby 9:00-6:00pm

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27 Britannia Mines, WCRHP and Shannon Falls 8:00-5:45pm

28 Halloween Masquerade Ball 5:30-9:30pm

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26 Afternoon Lunch Gatherings (Iranian) 12:00-1:30pm

Mask Making 6:30-8:30pm

Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca

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Cranberry Festival at Fort Langley 10:00am-3:00pm

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Mask Making 10:30-12:30pm

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Greypower Gazette: Nov & Dec 2011 Bus Trips/Special Events

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Seniors Association Meeting 9:00am

Flu Shot Clinic 9:30am-12:00pm

Afteroon Lunch Gathering (Greek) 12:00-1:30pm

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First Time Home Buyer 1:30am-3:30pm

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* Nov 30th Rogers Arena, Old Spaghetti factory 9:30am-5:00pm

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Seniors Association Meeting 9:00am

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Holiday Lights Tour 6:00-10:00pm

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Senior’s Holiday Dinner at Fraserview Golf Course 6:00pm

Holiday Lights Tour 6:00-10:00pm

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Holiday Lights Tour 6:00-10:00pm

Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca

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Greypower Gazette: “Senior’s Health” Stay Healthy and Independent As You Age!

Referenced from: http://www.actnowbc.ca/seniors/stay_healthy_and_independent_as_you_age_ Physical activity is vital to a healthy life. It keeps you strong, reduces your risk of certain diseases and chronic conditions, and helps you maintain your health and independence. Try for a moderate amount of activity (30 - 60 minutes a day) on most days of the week for full benefits like: Better physical and mental health More energy Continued independence Improved self-esteem Greater relaxation Better sleep Fewer aches and pains Help staying at a healthy weight Stronger bones and muscles Better posture and balance – which reduce your risk of falls and injuries. Reduce your risk of falls and injuries. Taking the First Steps - (Tip Sheet) First, consult with your doctor or health practitioner. Get his/her advice and medical clearance. Review any symptoms or concerns that might affect your safety. Think about how you can be more active throughout your day. Remember: even little things like moving around frequently, taking the stairs, and carrying your groceries are all part of an active lifestyle! Based on your current fitness level and functional ability, choose an activity, fitness program or facility that matches your interests and needs. Choose activities that you enjoy that can become a regular part of your routine. Make sure you have the right equipment to participate in the activity safely. That includes comfortable footwear, clothing and protective gear (if required). Safety is first and foremost. Find others to join you to make it more fun. Partners can provide encouragement and help overcome problems with transportation or safety. Set S.M.A.R.T. goals and action steps. See the tip sheet on S.M.A.R.T. goal setting. Do a proper warm-up before and cool down after your activity. See the tip sheet Warming Up and Cooling Down. Drink water before, during and after your activity. Engage support from family and friends. Make the commitment and get started!

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Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca


Greypower Gazette: “Events Going On At Killarney”

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL Come to Killarney’s annual Halloween Carnival for some spook-tacular fun! This event will feature activities suitable for children 3-12 years old including a bouncy castle, face painting, scary story-telling, Halloween games & crafts, and tons of treats! Be prepared to be spooked by eerie bats and skeletons in the haunted house with a few creepy special guests. Register early! This fun-filled evening is guaranteed to get you in the Halloween spirit! A non-perishable food donation is encouraged to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Full Gym Oct 30 Sun 3:00-5:00pm Member: $3.75/Child, Non-Member: $4.75/Child Please pre-register. Drop-in is permitted ONLY if space is available (an additional $1 will also apply per child).

Halloween Masquerade Ball Dinner/Dance Explore your inner ghoul in style at our first Halloween Masquerade Ball. Enjoy deadly dancing to music while gorging on ghoulish delights. Masks are mandatory! Room 205 Oct 28 Fri

5:30-9:30pm

$25

Mask Making Workshops In this workshop you will get your hands wet and feel our way to a beautifully designed, comfortable to wear, and completely original mask. Your mask will fit perfectly and will be excellent for the Halloween Masquerade Ball. Room 211 - Maggie Winston Oct 20 Thu Oct 22 Sat

6:30-8:30pm 10:30am-12:30pm

$32/1 mask $32/1 mask

Holiday Craft Fair It’s here again! The Holiday Craft Fair is a great place to purchase unique handcrafted gifts for all your families and friends. Over 70 tables are available for sale. Admission to the event is FREE! Vendors – please register early to guarantee a table. Items on sales must be handcrafted. Please inquire at Centre Office for an information sheet for full vending details. Full Gym Nov 19 Sat 10:00-3:00pm Member: $16/Table, Non-Members: $18.50/Table Please pre-register. Drop-in is permitted ONLY if space is available (an additional $1.50 will also apply per table).

Breakfast with Santa Celebrate the holiday season by having a delicious pancake breakfast with Santa! Each year, our gymnasium is transformed into a Santa’s wonderland with a bouncy castle, holiday crafts, face painting, and special entertainment. Don’t forget your camera because Santa will be making a visit to see who has been naughty or nice! This annual event is not to be missed! Tickets sell out quickly so please register early! A non-perishable food donation is encouraged to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Full Gym Dec 10 Sat 9:30-11:30am Member: $4.75/Child, $5.75/Adult Non-Member: $5.75/Child, $6.75/Adult Please pre-register. Drop-in is permitted ONLY if space is available (an additional $1 will also apply per person).

Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca

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Greypower Gazette: Quick Reference Phone List The South Vancouver Seniors Council and the Seniors Peer Support Program at South Vancouver Neighbourhood House have developed this Quick Reference of telephone numbers for seniors living in the community of South Vancouver

EMERGENCIES Police, Fire, Ambulance 911 Power Outage 1-888-769-3766 Gas Leaks & Odours 1-800-663-9911 Telephone Repair Line 611 Crisis Line 24 Hours 604-872-3311

TRANSPORTATION Bus Route Information Annual Bus Pass Handi Dart Information Handi Dart Cancellation Taxi Saver Program Ferry Information

604-953-3333 604-682-0391 604-430-2742 604-430-2892 604-453-4634 604-223-3779

HOUSING INFORMATION Seniors Housing Info Program Home Owners Grant BC Housing Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters

604-520-6621 1-250-387-4083 604-609-7024 604-433-2218

GOVERNMENT OFFICES Ambulance Billing Vancouver City Hall Consumer Protection Government of Canada Income Security Land Tax Deferment Medical Services Plan Ombudsman Public Trustee of BC Revenue Canada Seniors Supplement Police Non-Emergency

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1-800-665-7191 604-873-7011 1-888-564-9963 1-800-622-6232 1-800-277-9914 1-250-387-0540 1-250-386-7171 1-800-567-3247 604-775-0202 1-800-959-8281 604-682-0391 604-717-3221

HEALTH SERVICES Canadian Red Cross Dial a Dietician Equipment Registry Family Respite Centre Lifeline Program BC Health Services Info Line Holy Family Hospital Mental Health Services Pharmacare Inquiries South Community Health Office

604-709-6600 604-732-9191 604-324-3670 604-327-9525 604-872-5433 1-800-465-4911 604-321-2661 604-266-6124 604-682-6849 604-321-6151

INFORMATION AND SUPPORT Arthritis Society Alzheimer Society BC Bereavement BC Coalition to Eliminate Abuse Better Business Bureau Caregiver Support Crime Prevention Office Diabetes Society Human Rights Centre Legal Services Society Osteoporosis Society Parkinsons Society of BC

604-871-4537 604-279-7120 604-738-9950 1-866-437-1940 604-682-2711 604-877-4699 604-717-2940 604-732-8444 604-656-2130 604-601-6300 604-731-4997 604-662-3240

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS & SERVICES Killarney Community Centre 604-718-8200 Champlain Heights CC 604-718-6575 Adult Day Centre 604-430-6373 Seniors Peer Counseling 604-266-5301 VON Meals on Wheels 604-732-7638 Champlain Heights Library 604-665-3955 Fraserview Library 604-665-3957 Collingwood Library 604-665-3953 South Van Neighbourhood House 604-324-6212 Collingwood Neighbourhood House 604-435-0323 South Van Seniors Network 604-324-3670 BC Nurse Line (24 Hrs) 604-215-4700

Phone: 604-718-8200 www.killarneycentre.ca


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