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Summer 2012

GREYPOWER GAZETTE

Published by the Killarney Community Centre Seniors Association

What’s New!... “A Word From The Seniors Programmer” To our valued Seniors, This summer season brings many fabulous opportunities to each of you. Join us on one of our spectacular bus trips; the Hatley & Craigdarroch Castles, Salt Spring Island or “Come on Down” to the Price is Right. We are also offering some great NEW health initiative workshops; Stretch & Strength Pole Workshop and Keeping you young at Heart with Blood Pressure & Cholesterol check-ups. Each event is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression and bring a smile to your face. It’s been over a year now that I have been working at the Killarney Community Centre and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Working alongside a dedicated group of individuals has opened my eyes to different types of personal commitment. I have found that each of you are committed, if not to your community, to your own personal health and wellbeing. I commend each of you for that dedication.

We are also incredibly fortunate to have such a dedicated group of Association members. Pease remember to join us at our AGM set for Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 in Room 203 at 9am. We have 6 Board of Director positions open and 1 Executive position open….see you there! Sincerely, Michelle Stebnicki, Programmer 604-718-8208 michelle.stebnicki@vancouver.ca

Seniors Only Billiards

If you and a partner are interested in shooting some pool, come down and ask for the equipment at the Front Desk. No session Jul 2 & Aug 6 Lounge On-going Mon & Fri 9:00am-12:00pm FREE with Killarney Membership. Check Out Our Feature “Summertime Tips for Seniors”: Page 14 & 15

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. Winnie Lai 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 April 1 - June 30, 2012 and is subject to change without notice. We are closed on Statutory Holidays with the exception of the Pool (open 12-8pm). Holiday will be in effect on Jul 2, Aug 6 & Sep 3. Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday & Sunday

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8:45am - 9:00pm 8:45am - 7:30pm 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 Summer 2012 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

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 Summer is almost here by the calendar… But where is the summer? It seems more like October… Keep hoping it will soon change and we will get some sun. Hope is all we can do. Let’s look at some famous Nicknames 1.Man in Motion _______ 2.Il Duce _______ 3.The Golden Bear _______ 4.The Profile _______ 5.The Rocket _______ 6.Tricky Dicky _______ 7.Dubya _______ 8.Sachmo _______ 9.Curly Top _______ 10.Duke _______

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 Session Jul 2 & Aug 6 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 Jul 2 & Aug 6 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 sessions Apr 6, Apr 9, May 21 Mon, Wed, Fri 6:30am to 8:45am - Chen/Chang/Lam Tue, Thu 6:30am to 8:45am - Margaret Lum $10/2 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

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THINGS TO PONDER Keep your words soft and sweet… You may have to eat them someday. Way to double your money… Fold it in half. Wherever you go… You are there, but your luggage is another story. Having an “All Nighter”? It means not having to get up during the night to go to the bathroom. There is only a small difference between keeping your chin up and sticking your neck out. WHERE ARE WE? 1. Saris….Ganges… Taj Mahal _______ 2. Outback ….Matilda…..Joeys _______ 3. Fuji… Tea… Kimonos _______ 4. Heather… Moors… Plaids _______ 5. Camels… Deserts… Pyramids _______ 6. Beer… Bratwurst… Pretzels _______

BEST BROILED BUNWICHES Mix corned beef, tuna or ham (minced) Top with relish, diced tomatoes, chopped green onions. Mix generously with salad dressing. Pile on a split Kaiser or whole wheat bun.. Broil until bubbly. Yummy! Remember to fly our flag proudly for all the Canadian Athletes at the Olympics in London. Our July 1st Birthday and August has Canada Day as well. Don’t give up hope for some summer weather. Lots of good events going on at Killarney… Join in! ANSWERS TO QUIZZES John Wayne, Maurice Richard, Rick Hansen, Mussolini, George Bush, Richard Nixon, John Barrymore, Shirley Temple, jack Nicklaus, Louie Armstrong… Germany, Scotland, Australia, India, Egypt, Japan

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

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Greypower Gazette: Killarney Seniors Association

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


Greypower Gazette: Killarney Seniors Association

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

Seniors Billiards

9:00-12:00pm

Mandarin/Cantonese Choir 10:00-11:30am Fees: $5/member hr. drop-in OR $40/10 visits card Computer Lab Drop-in

10:00-12:00pm

Convivial Gathering 12:15-2:20pm Fees: $3/member hr. drop-in OR $6.95/6 visits card Beginner/Intermediate Badminton 2:45-3:45pm Fee: $17/ 4 classes Badminton Court Rentals Fees: $11/hour/court

6:15-9:15pm

Evening Line Dancing 8:15-10:00pm Fees: $27/6 classes OR $5/10 drop-in

TUESDAY 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 9:00-11:00am Fees: $38/9 classes Stroke Recovery Club

9:30-12:30pm

Computer Lab Drop-in

1:00-3:00pm

“Happy Gang” Bingo

1:00-3:30pm

Yuan Ji Dance Fees: $15 for 2 months (Jul-Aug)

Social Dancing 2:00-4:00pm Fees: $3.25/drop-in or $12/10 visit card

WEDNESDAY Luk Tung Kuen Association

6:30-8:30am

Ballroom Dance Group

6:30-8:30am

Evergreen Tai Chi Club

6:30-8:45am

Sewing Club Fees: $5/season

9:00-12:00pm

Intermediate Badminton Fees: $14/6 classes

9:00-12:30pm

Yuan Ji Dance Fees: $15 for 2 months (Jul-Aug)

1:00-3:00pm

Karaoke Club 1:15-4:30pm Fees: $3.25/drop-in or $14/10 visit card Table Tennis Drop-in 6:30-9:30pm Fees: $3.50 drop-in OR $29.50/10 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 32 & 40. Basics Computer Class Fees: $40/55yrs+/6 classes

9:30-11:30am

Maintaining a Healthy Computer Fees: $9/55yrs+/per 1 classes

12:00-1:00pm

“Skype” Fees: $9/55yrs+/per 1 classes

12:00-1:00pm

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

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1:45-3:45pm

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


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

FRIDAY

Organize Your Computer Fees: $18/55yrs+/per 1 classes

1:30-3:30pm

Learn to use PICASA Fees: $18/55yrs+/per 1 classes

1:30-3:30pm

Luk Tung Kuen Association

6:30-8:30am

Ballroom Dance Group

6:30-8:30am

Evergreen Tai Chi Club

6:30-8:45am

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

THURSDAY Luk Tung Kuen Association

6:30-8:30am

Seniors Billiards

9:00-12:00pm

Ballroom Dance Group

6:30-8:30am

Friday Art Club

9:00-1:00pm

Evergreen Tai Chi Club

6:30-8:45am

Group Poling Fees: $1/pole rental/session

9:30-10:30am

Beginner/Intermediate Badminton 9:00-11:00am Fees: $38/9 classes Chair Yoga Fee: $56/6 classes

9:30-10:30am

Computer Lab Drop-in

10:00-2:00pm

Chinese Seniors Group

10:45-12:45pm

Table Tennis Drop-in 11:15-2:15pm Fees: $3.50 drop-in OR $29.50/10 visits card International Ballroom Dancing 12:30-1:45pm Fees $28.50/6 classes, $5.50/drop-in, space permitting Social Bridge Club

1:00-4:00pm

Social Dancing 1:00-4:00pm Fees: $3.25/drop-in or $12/10 visit card

Practice Tai Chi Drop-in 10:45-1:10pm Fees: $3/drop-in or $13.50/10 visit card Intermediate Badminton Fees: $15/7 classes

11:00-2:00pm

Social Dancing 1:30-4:00pm Fees: $3.25/drop-in or $12/10 visit card

SATURDAY Luk Tung Kuen Association

7:30-8:45am

Ballroom Dance Group

7:30-8:45am

Facebook OR Internet Safety W.S. Fees: $18/1 class

9:00-11:00am

Intro to Photo Editing Fees: $36/55yrs+/3 classes

9:30-11:30am

Social Dancing 3:00-5:00pm Fees: $3.25/drop-in or $3/10 visit card

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Computer Lab Drop-in & Seniors Only Billiards

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 $29.50/10 visits card

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

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Greypower Gazette: Workshops SCIENCE BASED MEDICINE WORKSHOPS

Join us in the following workshops run by UBC Students for Science Based Medicine in July and August:

Acupuncture / Vaccinations

Acupuncture: reviewing the evidence; accines: risks, rewards, and controversy Room 211 – UBC Students for Science Based Medicine Jul 28 Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm Free FREE with Killarney Membership

Supplements / Homeopathy

“Keeping You Young At Heart” Workshop

Protect your heart by getting your blood pressure and cholesterol checked. This drop-in program provides you with access to a licensed Pharmacist who can answer all your questions regarding your blood pressure and cholesterol. Wii games, refreshments and small snacks will be provided during your wait time. Room 211-Comfort Keepers Blood Pressure Clinic & Wii Jul 27 Fri 10:45am-12:45pm Cholesterol Clinic & Wii Aug 31 Fri 10:45am-12:45pm Free with Killarney Membership

Vitamins: Can nutrition take short-cuts?; Homeopathy: A Numbers Game Room 211 – UBC Students for Science Based Medicine Aug 11 Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm Free FREE with Killarney Membership

Pole Stretch & Strength Workshop

This class is a great stretch & strength building workout! You will be shown easy muscular strength and stretching exercises that utilize the pole for balance as well as improving to build up your flexibility and strength for other activities. 1/3 Gym–Michelle Stebnicki Jul 20 Fri 10:45am-11:30am $1/pole rental

Streetwise Cycling Workshop (16yrs+)

Streetwise cycling skills courses are fun, practical and handson programs designed for anyone who’d like to be more comfortable riding in traffic. Through classroom and on-road training participants learn about the safest place on the road to ride, how to maneuver their bike effectively, communicate with other road users, handle riding at night and in the rain, and more. Gain the skills & confidence you need to enjoy riding in the city! Room 211 & Outdoors – Steph Gray, HUB: your cycling connection Aug 18 Sat 12:00pm-4:30pm $10

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Detox / Cleanse Diets

Detox: Science or Sales Pitch?; Cleanse Diets Room 211 – UBC Students for Science Based Medicine Aug 25 Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm Free FREE with Killarney Membership

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


Greypower Gazette: Bus Trips & Special Events JULY BC Sports Hall of Fame Tour

Seniors Bus Trips + Special Events

Registration for Seniors Bus Trips & Special Events begins Wednesday, June 13 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 10 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.

Your experience begins with an inspiring showcase of BC’s Olympians, Paralympians, world-class athletes, teams and pioneers; the stories of our athletes and teams who have accomplished greatness and brought pride to British Columbia and Canada. You will be entertained and educated through interactive exhibits, videos and displays – and always inspired. Have your photo taken alongside a real Olympic torch from the Calgary ’88 or Montreal ’76 Olympic Games. Take tour and be captivated by British Columbia’s sport history. After the BC Sports Hall of Fame visit, we will stop by Ricky’s Restaurant for lunch. (Lunch not included in fee) Jul 9 Mon 9:15am-2:15pm $15/55yrs+, $17.50/under 55yrs Please register before Tue Jul 3. No refund after Tue Jul 3.

Peace Arch BBQ Picnic

Join us for a Celebration of Summer with a BBQ Picnic strattling the international boundaries of Canada and Washington. Spend the day strolling through the Peace Arch International Park’s magnificent gardens, eating fabulous food, enjoying games and FUN at the Peace Arch House. Jul 16 Mon 9:30am-4:15pm $16.50/55yrs+, $18.50/under 55yrs Bus leaves Killarney CC at 9:30am and returns at 4:15pm. Bus leaves Champlain Heights CC at 9:45am and returns at 4:00pm

Museum of Vancouver

Since its rebranding in 2009 the MOV has become a leader in the reimagining of museums. The exhibitions are Vancouver centric and designed to make the viewer think not just about the objects, but their greater context. Exhibition includes 1900s-1970s, Neon Vancouver|Ugly Vancouver, and Art Deco Chic: Extravagant glamour between the wars. Jul 20 Fri 10:00am-1:30pm $13/55yrs+, $16.50/under 55yrs Please register before Jul 12. No refund after Jul 12.

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.

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 AUGUST Salt Spring Island

Haywood Bandstand in Alexandra Park

Come with us! Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, a picnic lunch and enjoy these free performances in the relaxing setting of Alexandra Park. This trip is weather dependent. Jul 15: Meshe & Moon Circus (www.mooncircus.ca) are a fun loving group of musicians who, hot off across-Canada tour of their new tunes, “Revolutionary Lullabies”, are excited to play uplifting, heartwarming and soothing melodies for your summer enjoyment. Meshe is the ringleader of a shifting constellation of circus members, currently comprised of cello, guitar, piano, vocals and percussion. Aug 12: The Tim Sars Band is thepinnacle culmination of Sars’ passion for creating music that brings people together. The trio plays to their crowd, moving between traditional jazz standards and selfcomposed pieces that blend complexity with accessibility. Mingle with the jazz of present and past, saluting the departed heroes of horns, bass, and drums. www.timsars.com. Jul 15 Sun 12:15am-3:45pm $5/55yrs+, $7.50/under 55yrs Aug 12 Sun 12:15am-3:45pm $5/55yrs+, $7.50/under 55yrs

The Price is Right at Red Robinson Show Theatre

You don’t want to miss one of the most entertaining events in Vancouver! The Price Is Right Live is coming back to Canada! The interactive game show gives contestants the chance to win appliances, vacations and even new cars by playing classic games from the iconic television show. Audience members are randomly selected to “Come on Down!” with lucky contestants having the chance to bid on the Showcase Showdown. If you want to have a chance to be a contestant, you must register at Red Robinson Theatre 3 hours before the show begins (transportation will be provided). Jul 28 Sat 10:00am-6:00pm $35/55yrs+, $45/under 55yrs (For Contestants) Jul 28 Sat 1:00pm-6:00pm $35/55yrs+, $45/under 55yrs

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Salt Spring Island in British Columbia is the jewel of the Southern Gulf Islands. It is nestled up against the east side of Vancouver Island. We will be spending the day visiting Ruckle Park, Mount Maxwell and of course Ganges Harbour. Come enjoy the shopping, picturesque views and art and crafts offered by the vast amount of artisans from Salt Spring. This trip is guided by Simon Yan. (Lunch not included) Aug 2 Thu 6:30am-6:45pm $40/65yrs+, $54/55yrs+, $68/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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ME! A celebration just for YOU! Join us for a grand Birthday Party celebration for EVERYONE! Play fun games, eat great food and enjoy the birthday entertainment just for YOU! Aug 3 Fri 12:30pm-3:30pm $5/55yrs+, $6/under 55yrs

Bridal Falls, Minter Gardens, Harrison Hot Springs

Join us in exploring the wonders of nature as we visit Bridal Falls, which tumbles 60 metres over a smooth rock face, creating a “veil-like effect. After bridal falls we will be visiting Minter Gardens, a 32 acre world class show garden that is a must see. Following the gardens we will head over the Harrison Hot Springs where one can have a dip in the pool or just stroll the promenade on a beautiful summer day. This trip is guided by Simon Yan. Aug 10 Fri 8:30am-5:30pm $30/55yrs+, $37.50/under 55yrs

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


Greypower Gazette: Bus Trips & Special Events Hatley Castle and Craigdarroch Castle

We will be visiting a couple of historic castles located in Victoria on this trip. The first castle will be Hatley Castle which was completed in 1908. James Dunsmuir commissioned the building of the castle and the building is 200 feet long by 86 feet wide. Its impressive exteriors matched only by the lavishness of the interior appointments; oak and rosewood paneled rooms, baronial fireplace, teak floors, and specially made lighting fixtures. After a visit to the gardens, the tour will continue over to Victoria where one will have a couple of hours to enjoy the harbour while having lunch (not included). Following lunch we will head over to Craigdarroch Castle. Built between 1887 to 1890, the immense fortune of the Dunsmuir family is reflected in the four floors of exquisite stained glass windows, intricate woodwork and fabulous Victorian era furnishings. This trip is guided by Simon Yan. Aug 20 Mon 6:45am-7:30pm $55/65yrs+, $69/55yrs+, $83/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.

Gibsons, Robert’s Creek, Sechelt

We will be spending the day enjoying the gateway to the Sunshine Coast. Our trip begins in Gibsons where you will have time to enjoy the scenic atmosphere and the home of the once hit TV show the Beachcombers. After Gibsons, we will be stopping in Robert’s Creek and visit the pier where we can enjoy the beautiful views of Georgia Strait. Our last stop will take us into the heart of Sechelt and explore Trail Bay and some history on the Sechelt Indian Band which was the first to gain self-government in Canada back in 1986. This trip is guided by Simon Yan. (Lunch not included) Aug 27 Mon 8:15am-5:30pm $28/65yrs+, $42/55yrs+, $56/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.

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

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Greypower Gazette: July 2012 Bus Trips/Special Events

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BC Sports Hall of Fame Tour

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Peace Arch BBQ Picnic 9:30-4:15pm

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Museum of Vancouver 10:00am-1:30pm Pole Stretch & Strength Workshop 10:45-11:30am

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Bugs, Slugs & Spider Trails Natural Walk 12:45-3:15pm

Slice of Summer & Outdoor Movie Spectacular

27 Blood Pressure Clinic & Wii 10:45-12:45pm

28 Price is Right 1:00-6:00pm

Contestants 10:00am-6:00pm

Acupuncture & Vaccinations Workshop 1:00-3:00pm

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


Greypower Gazette: August 2012 Bus Trips/Special Events

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Haywood Bandstand (Tim Sars Band) 12:15-3:45pm

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Streetwise Cycling W.S. 12:00-4:30pm

Vancouver Line Dancing Workshop 1:00-5:00pm

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Hatley Castel & Craigdarroch Castle 6:45am-7:30pm

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ME! 12:30-3:30pm

Bridal Falls, Minter Gardens, Harrison Hot Springs 8:30am-5:30pm

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Steveston Poling & Fish n’ Chips 9:00am-12:30pm

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Detox & Cleanse Diets Workshop 11:00am1:00pm

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

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Greypower Gazette: “Summertime Tips for Seniors” Summertime Tips for Seniors to Stay Cool and Well Source: The Care Guide Referenced from: http://www.thecareguide.com/Health/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=558 Summer weather draws people outdoors to enjoy sunshine, outdoor activities and occasions that bring family and friends together. Along with these summertime benefits come the mixed blessings of heat. Seniors are particularly vulnerable in hot weather to heat exhaustion or worse. Many providers of senior living services, recognize that seniors, like everyone else, want to continue living life to the fullest no matter the time of year. many provider. The warming weather is a prime opportunity to encourage seniors to enjoy the summer months while reminding them of the unique issues heat poses to people as they age. Preparation and moderation are important themes to remember if a senior plans to enjoy time outdoors during the summer months. By following some common sense tips, seniors can more fully enjoy the good summer weather and avoid overexposure to the sun and heat. The following tips may help reduce the chance that a senior will experience heat exhaustion and instead enjoy a nice summer day: What’s The Hurry? Summer should be enjoyed, so why rush? The faster you move the more your body heats, especially in warm weather. Slow down. Cool Shades Plan outdoor activities for cooler early morning hours. Look for shaded areas such as a covered porch or under a tree to enjoy an activity. Heat can impact seniors as easily indoors as it can outdoors, so be sure air conditioning is used. Lower shades to keep light and heat out. Open windows and be sure to cross-ventilate a room by keeping inside doors open when air conditioning is unavailable. Consider visiting or volunteering at a place with air conditioning on hot days. A Need to Scream for Ice Cream Ice cream, popsicles and other frozen treats are refreshing on a warm day. Also, drink plenty of water, juice and sports drinks while avoiding caffeine. Eat cool or cold foods such as sandwiches and salads. Fresh vegetables and fruits generally contain water too and can help hydrate while offering a healthy snack. The key is to stay hydrated. Hot Fashion to Stay Cool Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothes. Lighter colors and cotton materials are best for warm weather. Wear U/V skin protection while also donning a wide-brimmed hat or use an umbrella to protect from overexposure to the sun. Consult A Doctor Signs of dehydration or heat exhaustion are less pronounced in seniors due to aging, certain medications and chronic conditions. Speak with a doctor about how these circumstances could change your body’s ability to manage heat.

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Greypower Gazette: “Summertime Tips for Seniors” What If... Signs of heat exhaustion include fatigue, weakness, nausea, heavy sweating or no sweating, rapid pulse, confusion or fainting. Immediately move seniors exhibiting these signs to a cool place and provide cool water or juice. Apply cool compresses and call for medical assistance if necessary. Common sense tips to beat the heat can help seniors and all of us; however, frailer seniors living alone should have someone look in on them during hot weather. Family caregivers, neighbors and friends are natural and helpful options if they are available. Family caregivers who travel during the summer and need someone to care for their senior loved one can also benefit from the short-term stay programs offered by several care providers. Short-term stay guests are offered meals, assistance with personal care, social programs and wellness visits by the community’s licensed nurse if necessary. Additionally, some providers may offer its guests a private, fully furnished suite and allow them to bring their pet dog or cat if they are able to care for it.

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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 Handi Dart Information Handi Dart Cancellation Taxi Saver Program (Access Transit) Ferry Information

604-953-3333 604-575-6600 604-575-6600 778-452-2860 1-888-223-3779

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

604-520-6621 1-250-387-4083 604-433-1711 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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Summer 2012 Greypower Gazette