One-Offs & Limited Engagements
TEA WITH ANTHONY & CHINESE NEW YEAR
The first Monday of the Month (Feb. 4)
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. This month join Anthony in marking Chinese New Year with traditional snacks and red envelopes.
Saturday, Feb. 9
2 - 4 p.m.
First Baptist Church (969 Burrard)
An Alzheimer’s Café is a type of post-diagnostic group intervention, held monthly, that provides education, information about dementing illnesses, as well as various types of support for people with dementia and their caregivers, and interested others. Taking the form of 'a social gathering' in a cafe-like setting where people meet easily.
Everyone is welcome at this monthly event at First Baptist Church. For more information or to register, contact Cynthia Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann Liebich at email@example.com.
A PARTY FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY
Third Monday of Each Month (Feb. 18)
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.
WEST END SENIORS’ COMMUNITY PLANNING TABLE
Last Friday of each month (Feb. 22)
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 includes updates on West End programs for seniors, a keynote speaker, and discussion on a topic of interest to West Enders. The Feb. 22 meeting will feature a presentation from the Vancouver Library about various programs in 2019.
For information on upcoming month’s topics and speakers, contact Sharon Isaak at email@example.com or 604.880.2743.
QMUNITY: OVER THE RAINBOW
Monday, Feb. 25
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Barclay Manor / Games Room
Join other senior members of Vancouver’s LGBTQ community for an afternoon of euchre, cribbage, fun, laughs, and refreshments.
SENIORS FIRST LAW CLINIC
Fourth Tuesday of Each Month (Feb. 26)
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.
Once A Week, Every Week …
FRENCH CONVERSATION CIRCLE
10 - 11 a.m.
Barclay Manor / Piano Room
Admission by Annual Membership ($10), Weekly Pass ($5), or Day Pass ($2)
This intermediate level French conversation get-together is an opportunity to work on your vocabulary and grammar and sharpen your conversational skills. Registration is required at 604.669.5051 or programs@wesnca
Gordon Neighbourhood House
1 - 4 p.m.
An informal gathering where you can catch up with old friends, make new ones, and get to know the neighbours. There will be coffee, cookies, and conversations. Bring a joke and share a smile!
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 most (but not all) Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. February’s schedule includes:
Feb. 25 Virunga (2014), the Oscar-nominated true story of the rangers risking their lives to sae Arica’s most precious national park and its endangered gorillas. (1 hr 40 min).
Feb. 5: Top Hat (1935) with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. (1 hr 45 min).
Feb. 12: The Big Sleep (1946) with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. (1 hr 54 min).
Feb. 19: Little Women with Katharine Hepburn and Joan Bennett. (1 hr 55 min).
Feb. 26: The Grapes of Wrath (1940) with Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell. (2 hr 9 min).
Feb. 1: The King’s Speech (2010) with Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. (1 hr 59 min).
Feb. 8: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016) with Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Dan Fogler. (2 hr 12 min).
Feb. 15: Pompeii (2014) with Kit Harington, Emily Browning, and Adewale Akinnuoya-Agbaje. (1 hr 44 min).
Feb. 22: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) with Matthew McConaughey, Josh Lucas, and Ryan Philippe. (1 hr 58 min).