Old age is not when we stop growing. It is exactly the time to grow in new ways. It is the period in which we set out to make sense out of all the growing we have already done. It is the softening season when everything in us is meant to achieve its sweetest, richest, most unique self.
Whether you’re a regular at Highlands or part of the larger North Shore community, if you’re a senior you’re welcome at the Seniors Connection, a community program for older adults.
It’s a time of movement, learning, and community. It’s also a chance for accessing information, resources, and the wellbeing that comes from connecting with others. Begin with 15 minutes of chair exercises, followed by a guest speaker and refreshments.
First and third Wednesday of the month, from 10:30 am to noon. Cost is $5 per session, and you’ll need to sign up with Colleen Blair in advance for each event.
Contact: Colleen Blair, 604-980-6071
Spring 2023 Seniors Connection
March 15th…. Ngaio Davis from Koru Cremations
Following up from our recent series To Everything There is a Season: Planning for a Good Death, we’re delighted to have Ngaio Davis join us from Koru to talk about the scope of choices after death and how we might mitigate the stress and expense family members experience when we die, by planning in advance and making known our wishes for the disposition of our body. Koru is a locally owned deathcare business, run by women and committed to fair and affordable pricing and eco friendly practices. KORU is not a conventional “funeral home” but rather a practice of holistic death care.
March 29th Bus Trip….Sorry this trip is sold out!
The Richmond Oval and lunch at the Flying Beaver Pub Join us for lunch at the Flying Beaver Pub on the banks of the Fraser and watch float planes land and take off from the adjacent terminal. Afterwards, we’ll visit the Richmond Oval for a presentation in their theatre and a tour of the Olympic Experience Museum. See the torch gallery with Olympic torches going back to the 1936 Olympic Games, the Olympic Medal gallery and a variety of other interactive exhibits!
April 5th…. Volunteering in Prison
Being ‘Tough on Crime’ usually translates to ‘tough on criminals’ in ways that do not reduce recidivism and diminish people with no gain to society. Angela Steininger will talk about her own observations while volunteering mostly in a woman’s provincial prison but also in a male federal prison.
April 19th…. Yet to be Determined!
May 3rd.... Thinking through Housing Options
Where do I want to live as I age? Come and join Kathy Jarvis from North Shore Community Resources, for a lively presentation and some good interaction on the options for Seniors to be thinking about as we all age!
Knowledge is power and there is no time like the present to think through and understand what’s even out there in your community.
We will be sharing some information and discussing together some important questions like:
- When should I be thinking about changing up where I live and what kinds of support
- What options are even available?
- What do I want?
Come and join us, bring your questions and stay informed and empowered to make the life choices you want to.
May 10th….. Celebrating Spring with Higher Ground
In keeping with a wonderful tradition, a group of women from Janet Warren’s Higher Ground choir will help us celebrate spring and be the finale of the Seniors Connection events till we resume again in September!
Where RSVP is required please Write to Colleen Blair or call her at 604-980-6071 ext. 227 to register.
Everyone is welcome!
Watch for details in the Weekly Highlights for more Seniors Connection events.
Caring and Wellness
Highlands volunteers also help seniors in hospitals, care centres, and at home, as part of its Caring and Wellness ministry.