One-Offs & Limited Engagements …
Note that all West End Seniors’ Network (WEN) events, unless otherwise indicated, are for current WESN members. Passes for non-members are available at Barclay Manor reception. Annual membership is $10, a one-week pass is $5, and a day pass is $2.
WESN SOCIAL OUTING: CHERRY JAM CONCERT
Thursday, April 4
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 pm.
Meet at Barclay Manor
The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off with a downtown concert featuring local entertainment beneath the boughs of cherry blossoms at the Burrard Station Indoor Concourse. The West End Seniors’ Network has arranged a group outing to the event. Muster at the Fireside Room at Barclay Manor to join your WESN peers for this annual rite of spring!
INCOME TAX CLINICS
Saturdays April 6 & 20
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Need help with filing your income tax? Attend one of the free clinics sponsored by the West Ed Seniors’ Network — but open to all ages. The clinics are for eligible individuals — family income below $35,000 for a single individual, $45,000 for a family of two, $47,000 for a family of three, and $50,000 for a family of four. Simple tax situations are those with no income, or income from lower-income employment, pensions, RRSPs, support payments, or scholarships, fellowships, bursaries, or grants, and interest income under $1,000.
Once A Month, Every Month …
TEA WITH ANTHONY
Monday, April 8
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 FIRST LAW CLINIC
Fourth Tuesday of Each Month (April 23)
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.
WEST END SENIORS’ COMMUNITY PLANNING TABLE
Last Friday of each month (April 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 includes updates on West End programs for seniors, a keynote speaker, and discussion on a topic 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.
A PARTY FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY
Third Monday of Each Month (April 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.
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.
April’s question is “Who do you look up to, and why?” and you can answer by writing your response on a sheet of paper located in the Fireside Room at Barclay Manor, or online here.
Once A Week, Every Week …
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 a screening one one Monday each month, and every Tuesday, and Friday. March’s schedule includes:
Monday, April. 1: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week (2016). A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles’ 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966. 2 hr 17 min.
Tuesdays / Cinema Classics:
April 2: For Me and My Gal (1942) with Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. 1 hr 44 min.
April 9: Murder She Said (1961) with Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, and Muriel Pavlow. 1 hr 27 min.
April 16: The Philadelphia Story (1940) with Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, and Cary Grant. 1 hr 52 min.
April 23: Gone With The Wind : Part I (1939) with Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, and Hattie McDaniel. 1 hr 45 min.
April 30: Gone With The Wind : Part II.
Friday Movie Club:
April 5: Crazy Rich Asians (2018) with Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, and Henry Golding. 2 hr.
April 12: Ordinary People (1980) with Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton, and Judd Hirsch. 2 hr 4 min.
April 19: No Film / Barlcay Manor closed for Good Friday.
April 26: Wonder Woman (2017) with Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Connie Nilsen. 2 hr 21 min.
TED TALKS & DISCUSSION
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Barclay Manor / Piano Room
Hear three engaging talks and then discuss what you’ve heard with your peers. The schedule for April includes the following talks:
April 4: I Survived a Terrorist Attack by Gill Hicks; Why Some People Find Exercise Harder Than Others by Emily Balcetis; and The Secret Lives of Paintings by Maruizio Seracini.
April 11: Why Millennials Today Hold More Power Than Ever Before by Jard Kleinert; Need A New Idea: Start At The Edge of What Is Known by Vittorio Loreto; and My Journey To Thank All The People Responsible For My Morning Coffee by AJ Jacobs.
April 18: What Does My Headscarf Mean To You? by Yassmin Abdel-Magied; The Birth Of A Word by Deb Roy; and The Art And Craft Of Bread by Peter Reinhart.
April 25: Our Dangerous Obsession With Perfectionism Is Getting Worse by Thomas Curran; What Do Babies Think? by Alison Gopnik; and One Second Every Day by Cesar Kuriyama.