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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.

When: 
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

 Winter 2023 Seniors Connection

 Winter 2023 Seniors Connection Schedule:

January 18th…. Ocean Pollution and Finding Solutions 
Plastic and other marine pollution is killing our ocean—from microscopic organisms to entire marine food webs the effects of marine pollution are devastating. For most of us this damage is far away and invisible.  Ocean Ambassadors is a registered charity that is turning the tide on marine pollution. Come and find out what your local community is doing to make a change.

 February 1st…. Wendy McNaughton: Affirming Ministries 
Affirming Ministries are communities of faith within the United Church that publicly declare their commitment to inclusion and justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. They celebrate the full rainbow spectrum of human diversity. Come learn some of the vocabulary associated with inclusion and sexual orientation and what it means to be an Affirming Community of Faith.

 February 15th…. A Guitar Player on the Yukon Border
Paul Lucas is a professional guitarist who, in 1979 left the comforts of the Vancouver music scene to build a cabin on the Yukon border, choosing to live a ‘wood and water’ life off the grid. His recent book is about the work, the people, and the adventures of a guitar player living in the North. 

 March 1st…. Volunteering in Prison  CANCELLED due to Lights Up Music Event

March 15th…. Ngaio Davis from Koru Cremation | Burial | Ceremony
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. 

 Bus Trip…. Watch for details about a bus trip on March 29th

 Registration is required for each event.

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.