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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.

Joan Chittister

Seniors Connection

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

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Group shot of members of Seniors Connection

To everything there is a season

Autumn series: Planning for a good death

This fall, we'll be presenting a series of sessions on end-of-life planning and choices.

Wednesday, September 21, 10:30 am to noon
Welcome back and Introduction to the Autumn Series, with Colleen Blair

Saturday, October 1, 1 to 3 pm (special additional session)
The how and why of advance care planning, with Connie Jorsvik, Patient Pathways

Wednesday, October 5, 10:30 am to noon
End of life choices, with Dr. Paul Sugar and Dr. Marlene Kyriazis, founders of the Paul Sugar Foundation

Wednesday, October 19, 10:30 am to noon
Medical assistance in dying, with Alex Muir from Dying with Dignity 

Wednesday, November 2
To be announced

Wednesday, November 16, 10:30 am to noon
The role of ministry staff at the end of life – the final days and planning for how you will be remembered, with Will Sparks, Colleen Blair, and Geordie Roberts 

RSVP is required. 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.

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Caring and Wellness

Highlands volunteers also help seniors in hospitals, care centres, and at home, as part of its Caring and Wellness ministry.