Welcome to 411 Seniors Centre Society!

Serving Seniors Since 1972

Our Mission Statement
Under the direction of the 411 Seniors Centre Society, the 411 Seniors Centre is a multicultural, proactive resource centre in Vancouver where the community of members, volunteers and staff address seniors’ issues and concerns; and social, recreational, nutritional, informational and counseling needs of members and clients.

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November Programs

Click to enlarge!November calendar

SPECIAL EVENTS

HEARING CLINIC

Did you know that 1 in 10 people have some sort of hearing loss? Get your hearing checked for free with Connect Hearing on November 6th. Call to set up an appointment.

FLU CLINIC

Arm yourself against the flu with a flu shot. Free for those age 65 and older, and others (call to inquire). Otherwise, it costs $20. | November 12th at 1:30PM.

MEMBERS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY

Are you a member born in November? Come celebrate your birthday. Feel free to bring a friend or two! We have cake. Free for members. | Friday, November 14th from 11:00AM-1:00PM | Registration required.

OUT & ABOUT: AIRPORT VANCOUVER

We’re often in such a hurry to catch our flight that we don’t get to experience all the amazing things at North America’s #1 airport. Highlights include world renowned art, innovative eco programs, unique architecture and airport operations. Lunch and tour is free. | November 21st 11:00AM-1:00PM | Registration required.

JUMBLE SALE

Everything from home-made foods to $2 chili bowls to DVDs are up for sale. We also have great prizes for our silent auction! | November 28th from 10:00AM-2:00PM

LUNCH & LEARN

CHILDHOOD IN WARTIME PRAGUE
Teacher, author, and diplomat, Jan, recounts his extraordinary experiences as a boy in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia – the son of Resistance member and eventually of an Auschwitz survivor. | November 5th 11:30AM-1:30PM | Free for members. $5 for non-members. | Registration required.

WE REMEMBER
A member from the Canadian Armed Forces will be speaking to raise awareness and share their experience. | November 10th 11:45AM-1:45PM | Free. Donations to the legion will be accepted. | Registration required.

DO WE REALLY NEED FLU SHOTS?
Pharmacist Jenny will dispel some common myths and address the controversy of the flu shot. Lunch included. November 12th 11:30AM-1:30PM | Free for members. $5 for non-members.

FINANCIAL ABUSE PREVENTION
A Vancity rep will speak about preventative measures of the most common form of elder abuse. | November 19th 11:30AM-1:30PM | Registratiion required.

FINDING YOUR PASSION II
Part II of an interactive workshop that explores the element of creating an enriched retirement. | November 26th 11:30AM-1:30PM. | $7 for members. $10 for non-members.

PROGRAMS

Mahjong

Test your skill of strategy and calculation for this ancient Chinese game of Mahjong. Mondays and Fridays 9:00AM – 3:00PM Free for members. $3 for non-members. Drop-in.

Dru Yoga

Improve your mind, body and spirit with Dru yoga – designed to be practiced by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all ages.  Wednesdays 10:00AM-11:30AM $3.50 for members, $5 for non-members. Drop In.

Spanish

David is back to teach beginners the art of conversation in the most romantic languages in the world. Tuesdays 2:30PM-3:30PM | November semester is $7.50 for members, $10 for non-members | Registration required.

Qi Gong

Try this practice of aligning body, breath, and mind to cultivate and balance qi, or life energy. Light snacks provided after each session. | Tuesdays, 10:00AM–11:00AM | Members $8 for 4 classes. Non-members $12 for 4 classes | Registration required.

Card Games

Come by for a game whose origins are from 411 itself. Free for everyone.  Wednesdays 12:30PM – 2:30PM Drop-in.

Crochet Club

Don’t have a clue where to start? Want to learn new patterns? Do you just want to socialize with like-minded people? we’ll help you out over biscuits and tea. All levels are welcome. | Wednesdays starts November 10th 2:30PM-4:00PM | Free for everyone. | Registration required. 

Computer Training

Receive hands-on training at a healthy pace at three levels. Beginners class 10:00AM–11:00AM Intermediate 11:15AM–12:15PM, Advanced 1:00PM–2:00PM.  Registration required. $12.00 for members. $15 for non-members.

1-on-1 With Nikhil

Nikhil, our computer instructor will be available on Thursday afternoon to answer your computer questions by appointment. Free for members. Registration required.

Painting Studio

Join us for acrylic painting on paper and discover your hidden talents as an artist. Feel free to bring your unfinished pieces and tools, but paint and brushes can be provided. Thursdays starts November 6th 2:30PM-4:00PM | Free for everyone. | Registration required.

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Doctors in the House: Health Care for Seniors

Baby boomers are an election game changer. Check out this infographic by the Canadian Medical Association on respondents in key ridings and senior health care. Click on the image for the link to more information:

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B.C.’s Seniors Advocate News Release

B.C.’s Seniors Advocate report states that “We can do better”: The Seniors Advocate, Isobel Mackenzie, announced that she will use the powers granted to her under the Seniors Advocate Act to demand public reporting on the quality and accessibility of key services to B.C. seniors…

To read the rest of the news release, click here!

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