Senior Adults

Please note that as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, we had cancelled all programs and events. We are cautiously re-opening but with strict guidelines and safety protocols in place. Please view the Highlights for updates.

Seniors Connection – A Community Program for Older Adults

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Seniors from Highlands and the larger community in North Vancouver meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, for a fun, informative and engaging experience.

Each event begins with 15 minutes of chair exercises, followed by a guest speaker and a hot lunch. Each session offers opportunities for continued learning, access to information and resources, and the sense of well being that comes from being in relationship and connecting with others. The cost per session is $8 and signup in advance for each event is required.

For more information, to sign up for an event, or to participate as a volunteer, contact Colleen Blair.

The schedule for the Fall 2020 term is still in progress. Check back here soon.

Contact Colleen Blair for more information.

 

Caring Ministry

Highlands is building a lay-led ministry that will ensure support is there in the difficult patches of our life’s journey.

Tanis van Drimmelen, a trained visitor with a compassionate heart, is our designated Hospital, Palliative and Hospice Visitor. If you or someone you know is in need of a hospital visit, please call the Church Office (604-980-6071) and Tanis will be alerted immediately. It takes all of us being aware to ensure that everyone in the congregation receives a caring visit.

Care Facility Visitors

When people move into Care facilities, it’s a big adjustment. Often, they lose touch with their former faith community. Highlands Caring Ministry has a visitor for each North Shore facility that is home to a Highlands person. These visitors connect at least once a month and bring news of church friends and bring some caring faith resources. If you would like to visit folks in a Care facility, or be on the sub/alternate visitor list, please call Jacqueline Scott through the Church Office (604-980-6071).

Highlands “At Home” Ministry

As people live longer and remain in their own homes, there can be some acute loneliness in that decision. Visits and friends are more important than ever. Doree Piercy is the contact person for Highlands At-Home Caring Ministry and tries to ensure that people living alone receive caring phone calls. Would you like to be a caring visitor for the At Home people? Contact Doree Piercy through the Church Office (604-980-6071).

Caring Packages

Twice a year the invitation goes out for people to bake cookies and make goodies so we can deliver care packages to people in Care facilities and in the “At Home” Ministry, as well as a few with special circumstances. This ministry requires bakers and volunteers who will deliver the packages and have a caring visit. The packages usually go out for Christmas and Easter. You can volunteer through the Church Office or respond to the invitation when it comes in the weekly Highlights newsletter.
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