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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September Programs

411 Seniors - Programs September 2014

SPECIAL EVENTS

MEXICAN CULTURAL CELEBRATION

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at this social. Learn about Mexican culture with a presentation, door prizes, authentic cuisine, and entertainment. Bring your dancing shoes too!  September 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Free for everyone. | Registration required.

OUT & ABOUT: WESTMINSTER ABBEY TRIP

Take a bus trip to one a community of Benedectine monks and learn about its rich history. Lunch and transportation is included. September 12th from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. $27 for everyone. (Ask Lynda how you can get discount!) | Registration required.

MEMBERS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY

Are you a member born in September? Come celebrate your birthday. Feel free to bring a friend or two! We have cake. Free for members. | Friday, September 19th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Registration Required.

OUT & ABOUT: SZECHUAN CUISINE

Join us for a light five course meal at the original Chong Qing restaurant in the International Village.  $10 for every one| Friday, September 26th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Registration Required.

PROGRAMS

Mahjong

Test your skill of strategy and calculation for this ancient Chinese game of Mahjong. Mondays and Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free for members. $2 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 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. $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 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | September 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, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | 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 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 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 September 10th 2:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. | Free for everyone. | Registration required. 

Computer Training

Receive hands-on training at a healthy pace at three levels. 6 class semesters. Beginners class 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Intermediate 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Advanced 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. New semester (6 classes) starts September 25th.  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 September 11th 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Free for everyone. | Registration required.

 

 

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LGBT Persons Ages 60 and Older Sought for Research Study

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The Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre  is conducting a study to examine the ways in which LGBT older adults are looking ahead and preparing for later life and end-of-life.

The ‘Fostering End-of-Life Conversations, Community and Care among LGBT Older Adults’ Project is seeking participants who:

  • Self-identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender
  • Are at least 60 years of age
  • Are fluent in English
  • Have some e-mail experience
  • Of special interest are people coping with and/or caring for

persons with two or more chronic conditions (e.g. impaired hearing or vision, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cancer, dementia, HIV/AIDS)

The study involves sharing your experiences and opinions in a 2-hour focus group in August.  A $25.00 gift card will be offered as a thank you for your participation.

To volunteer e-mail LGBTEOL@SFU.ca or leave your phone number at 778-782-9894.

This research is funded by TVN, which is supported by the Government of Canada through the Networksof Centres of Excellence (NCD) program

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August Programs

August 2014

 

FREE HEARING SCREENING
Get your hearing checked for free by a professional! August 6th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Free for everyone. | Registration required.

HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL
Take a bus trip to one of the community’s most beloved event. Lunch and transportation is included. August 8th 10:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | $15 for everyone | Registration required.

CRYPTOCURRENCY 101
Learn about cryptocurrency, what it does, what it will do and how you can benefit from it.  Lunch will be provided. August 14th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  | Free for members. $5 for non-members.  |Registration required.

MEMBERS’ BIRTHDAY PARTY
Are you a member born in August? Come celebrate your birthday. We have cake. Free for members. | Friday, August 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Registration Required.

OUT & ABOUT: SCIENCE WORLD
Enjoy admission, an Omnimax show, and lunch with us at one of Vancouver’s most unique landmarks. $18 ($15 in savings)| Friday, August 22ND  from 11:00 a.m. | Registration Required.

OUT & ABOUT: EDGE WATER CASINO
Every guest will receive a complimentary soup and sandwich, $5 slot play, and a departing gift. Meet at 411 to take bus.  August 29th at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Free for members. | Registration required.

 

 PROGRAMS

Mahjong

Test your skill of strategy and calculation for this ancient Chinese game of Mahjong. Mondays and Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Free for members. $2 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 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. $3.50 for members, $5 for non-members. Drop In.

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. |Starts August 12th Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Members $8 for 4 classes. Non-members $12 for 4 classes | Registration required.

Contemporary Jazz Dance (Beginners)

This energetic low impact dance class, designed for adults aged 55+ includes routines that move your body and challenge your brain.  Space is limited. Next semester starts June 3rd 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.  $8 for members. $12 for non-members. Registration required.

Card Games

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

Computer Training

Receive hands-on training at a healthy pace at three levels. 6 class semesters. Beginners class 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Intermediate 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Advanced 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. New semester starts June 12th.  Registration required. $8.00 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.

 

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