One-Offs & Limited Engagements …
WEST END SENIORS’ HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
Sunday, Dec. 2
Century Plaza Hotel
$12 at Barclay Manor and Kay’s Place
Tickets for this annual Holiday Luncheon are going fast, but there are a few left. Join us on Sun., Dec. 2 at the Century Plaza Hotel for a holiday meal with all the trimmings. http://wesn.ca/holiday-luncheon/ …
CELEBRATE THE HOLIGAYS!
Thursday, Dec. 6
3 - 6 p.m.
Haro Park Centre (1233 Haro) / Penthouse
Call 604.684.5307 for more information
Holidays is an annual winter holiday celebration for wuer, trans, and two-spirit seniors 55 and older. It’s a coming together for those in the LGBT+ community to recognize and nurture lifelong connections, form new friendships, and toast the year gone by. This is a catered event with light entertainment.
TEA WITH ANTHONY
The first Monday of the Month (Dec. 3)
2 - 3 p.m.
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.
SENIORS CHRISTMAS DINNER
Friday, Dec 7
5.30 - 8 p.m.
Auditorium at West End CC
Reservations at 604.257.8333
Enjoy Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, great prizes and fabulous live music. Join friends, old and new, to share in the holiday cheer. Get a holiday picture taken and we will print it for you to take home. This event is open to everyone 50+. No refunds after Dec 4.
COPING WITH LONELINESS
Wednesday, Dec. 12
2 - 3 p.m.
Barclay Manor (Piano Room)
Pre-Reigster at 604-336-5653
Eddy Elmer, a PhD student in social gerontology, will provide an overview of the causes and consequences of chronic loneliness and will discuss various coping strategies.
SENIORS FIRST LAW CLINIC
Fourth Tuesday of Each Month (Dec. 18)
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. Please call Seniors First BC at 604-336-5653 to book an appointment.
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. December’s schedule includes:
Dec. 3: “A Man Called Ove” with Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars, and Filip Berg (1 hr 55 min).
Dec. 24: “The Christmas Chronicles” with Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, and Judah Lewis (starts at 1 p.m. 1 hr 44 min).
Dec. 4: “American Graffiti” (1973) with Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, and Wolfman Jack. 1 hr 50 min;
Dec. 11: “Strangers on a Train” (1951) with Farley Granger and Robert Walker. 1 hr 41 min;
Dec. 18: We’re No Angels (1955) with Humphrey Bogart, Joan Bennett, Aldo Ray, and Peter Ustinov. 1 hr 45 min;
Dec. 7: “Our Souls at Night” (2017) Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, and Bruce Dern. 1 hr 43 min;
Dec. 14: “Now You See Me” (2007) with Jesse Eisenberg, Mafk Ruffalo, and Woody Harrelson. 2 hr 5 min;
Dec. 21: “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” (2017) with Rowan Atkinson, Emma de Caunes, and Willem Dafoe. 1 hr 29 min.
Dec. 28: “Bruce Almighty” (2003) with Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, and Jennifer Aniston. 1 hr 41 min.
HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE
Friday, Dec. 21
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Barclay Manor / Fireside Room
By Donation (but bring cookies!)
’Tis the season for baking! gingerbread, shortbread, chocolate chip — what’s your specialty? Bring in a dozen of your best cookies, copies of your recipe, a tin, and exchange with others. And enjoy a hot chocolate by the fireplace as well.
WEST END SENIORS’ COMMUNITY PLANNING TABLE
Last Friday of each month (Dec. 28)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.880.2743.
A PARTY FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY
Third Monday of Each Month (Dec. 17)
Barclay Manor (1447 Barclay)
2 to 3 p.m.
Reservations at 604-669-5051 or email@example.com
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.
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.
December’s question is “How Do You Meet New People?” and you can answer by writing your response on a sheet of paper located in the Fireside Room at Barclay Manor, or online here.