TEA WITH ANTHONY
The first Monday of the Month (Oct. 1)
Barclay Manor (??)
Register at 604.669.5051
Here's an opportunity to enjoy tea and conversation with West End Seniors' Network executive director Anthony Kupferschmidt. Discuss the issues impacting the organization and your life as a senior in the West End. Bring your questions, suggestions, and viewpoints -- they provide the tea and snacks.
AT THE MOVIES - BARCLAY MANOR
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays
Barclay Manor / Piano Room
By Donation (Popcorn Included)
West End Seniors’ Network hosts three movie series each month, with screenings on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. October’s schedule includes:
Monday, Oct. 22: Bowie: The Man Who Changed The World (2016) with David Bowie, Laurence Myers, and Mick Rock. (1 hr 38 min)
Oct. 2: An American In Paris (1951) with Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant, and Leslie Caron. 1 hr 54 min;
Oct. 9: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) with Lana Turner and John Garfield. 1 hr 53 min;
Oct. 16: You Can’t Take It With You (1938) with Jean Arthur, James Stewart, and Lionel Barrymore. 2 hr 6 min;
Oct. 23: A Rasin In The Sun (1961) with Sidney Potier, Ruby Dee and Louis Gossett Jr. 2hr 8 min;
Oct. 30: Dr. Strangelove (1964) with Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Slim Pickens, and James Earl Jones. 1 hr 35 min.
Oct. 5: Sully (2016) with Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhard, and Laura Linney. 1 hr 35 min;
Oct. 12: Ocean’s Eleven (2001) with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon. 1 hr 56 min;
Oct. 19: I, Tonya (2017) with Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, and Allison Janney. 1 hr 59 min.
A PARTY FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY!
Third Monday of Each Month (Oct. 15)
Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay)
2 to 3 p.m.
Reservations at 604-669-5051 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a member of the West End Seniors’ Network ... and if you're a senior and aren't a member, why not? During the month of your birthday, you and a guest are invited to celebrate your special day with others whose birthday fall in the same month.
Join the party for tea, birthday cake and live music.
SENIORS FIRST LAW CLINIC
Tuesday, October 16
Kay’s Place (Denman Mall)
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free / By Appointment
Call 604-336-5653 to Register
Seniors First BC offers a monthly free elder law clinic in cooperation with the West End Seniors’ Network at Kay’s Place in Denman Place Mall. A lawyer from Seniors First BC will be there to answer questions on elder law issues such as: wills and estates (including will variation claims); drafting of representation agreements, powers of attorney, and advance directives; small claims court issues; complaints against professionals, service providers, and government agencies; elder abuse, including financial exploitation (unpaid family loans, misuse of power of attorney, joint accounts, etc.).
Seniors First BC lawyers are unable to advise with respect to real estate conveyancing, family law or criminal law matters.
The next elder law clinic is offered on Tuesday, October 16 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. Please call Seniors First BC at 604-336-5653 to book an appointment.
MINDS IN MOTION
Tuesdays to Oct. 23
West End Community Centre
$43.25 plus GST
A fitness and social program for people living with early-stage dementia or memory loss and thir friends, family members, or care partners. A light exercise session conducted by a certified fitness instructor is followed by activities and social time. For more information or to try out a free session prior to registering, call coordinator Sonia Furstrand at 604.675.5157. Register in person at the WECC or by phone at 604.257.8333
END OF LIFE EXPO MARKETPLACE
Saturday, Oct. 20
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
West End Community Centre
Your chance to visit in-person with corporate, governmental, community, and religious / spiritual resources and services to learn your varied and diverse options at end-of-life.
THE BIG DRAW FESTIVAL
Tuesdays, Oct. 23 & 30
12:30 to 3 p.m.
Barclay Manor Basement
Are you looking to unleash your creative side? Join the Painting Studio through October for mini drawing and art tutorials and have fun creating works of art in the company of friends. Everybody is welcome and no experience is necessary.
THE PLANNING CONTINUUM: BEFORE AND AFTER DEATH
Monday, Oct. 29
1:30 - 3 p.m.
Barclay Manor / Piano Room
Registration Required. Call 604.669.5051
What are the essential legal documents in BC to plan for incapacity, for end-of-life and for after death? This presentation by Nidus Resource Centre gives an overview of legal documents sucy as representation agreements, enduring powers of attorney, and wills. Learn how personal planning is different from estate planning. Find out how to make your plans and where to register them.
WEST END SENIORS’ COMMUNITY PLANNING TABLE
Last Friday of each month (Oct. 26)
10 a.m. to 12 noon
St. Andrew’s Wesley Church (1018 Nelson)
The monthly Seniors’ Community Planning Table is an opportunity for West End seniors, community organizations, and service providers to connect and share information and views on issues important to seniors in our community. Each month’s agenda features updates on community programs for seniors, including reports from Mole Hill Community Housing Society, Gordon Neighbourhood House, West End Seniors Network, and others. There will also be a keynote speaker and discussion on a topic currently of interest to West Enders.
For information on this or upcoming month’s topics and speakers, contact Sharon Isaak at email@example.com or 604.880.2743.
ENGAGEMENT QUESTION OF THE MONTH
The West End Seniors Network (WESN) has a question for you. In fact, they have a new question every month, designed to stimulate conversations, ignite ideas, and bring the community together. Your answers will also help WESN in planning their programs, activities, and services in the future.
October’s question is “What gets you out in the community?” and you can answer by writing your response on a sheet of paper located in the Fireside Room at Barclay Manor, or online here.