JANUARY 2013 - New Westminster Parks, Culture & Recreation

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JANUARY 2013 - New Westminster Parks, Culture & Recreation

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www.centuryhouseassociation.com • www.newwestpcr.ca

JANUARY 2013

IF THIS PHONE IS SO SMART . . .

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CENTURY HOUSE

ASSOCIATION

CENTURY HOUSE HOURS

620 Eighth Street, BC, V3M 3S2 • 604.519.1066

Mon. - Fri. 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 pm

LOW VISION: 604-519-6111


Association News

CENTURY HOUSE ASSOCIATION CHAIRPERSONS MEETING

Wednesday, December 5

President Marg McKee Secretary Barb McAloney

1st Vice President Annette Oakes Treasurer Ruth Deeks

2nd Vice President Laura Vanden-Eykel Past President Patricia Smith

3rd Vice President Dianne Clark

Marg opened the meeting welcoming everyone. Lesley

Cole introduced Ashley James Recreation Leader, Seniors

Services, Queensborough Community Centre.

A motion to accept the minutes of the November 7,

2012 meeting as published in the Clarion was made

by David Cordery, seconded by Claudette Campbell.

There was one amendment. Keep in Touch should

have noted Harold Lee, Ron Hurst and Anna Marie

Mathers, members who have passed away. Carried.

There were 21 Chairpersons, 7 Executive and 2 staff

members in attendance.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Monthly Report

Total revenue for the month of November $ 8,006.04

Total expense for the month of November $ 1,699.10

Net income for the month $ 6,306.94

CORRESPONDENCE

There were two pieces of correspondence read: a letter

from the Welsh Men’s Choir enclosing 20 tickets

inviting people to their concert at Massey Theater on

December 2. This was dealt with earlier by Marg McKee

as the invitation was received prior to our meeting.

The second letter was a request for financial support

from the Baby Boomers group. See New Business for

notes on discussion.

Marie Miller, retired Royal Bank employee and valued Century House volunteer, is presenting a cheque to

Irene Cambridge and Karen Mackenzie in support of Senior Peer Counselling. We thank the Royal Bank for

their generous support.

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Association News

BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

a) CHA Rebranding Project - Marg McKee

See attached summary (posted on the association bulletin

board with the minutes) Marg McKee read to the

Chairperson’s. This outlined the background, discussions

held with Hyack Interactive and the CHA working

group and details of what is expected to happen if we

proceed with this project. Laura Vanden-Eykel “moved

that we approve the expenditure of up to $6000.00 (including

taxes) to Hyack Interactive to proceed with the

re-branding project.” Barbara Hilstad seconded this

motion. A discussion was held. See attached notes

taken from discussion. Laura Vanden-Eykel re-read

the motion; 26 voted in favour, 2 opposed. Carried.

b) Nominations Committee Update - Patricia Smith

Reminded everyone that if they wanted to nominate

someone for the 2013 Executive they should complete

a nomination form in the Clarion. Nominations will also

be taken at the AGM meeting.

c) AGM Reminder and Annual Reports

The AGM will be on January 9 with a poor weather alternative

date of January 16. Reminder was given to all

Chairpersons to submit their Annual Reports and forms

were distributed. Comments on the value and benefits

of their activity group are appreciated in the report.

NEW BUSINESS

a) Baby Boomer Group Request

Anne Griffiths spoke on behalf of the group. The letter

had requested $300.00 for a wine and cheese Open

House. Discussion ensued. Irene Cambridge “moved

that we give this group $300.00.” Betty Lyon seconded

with 16 approved, 6 opposed and 2 abstained. Carried.

b) Civic Dinner - Tuesday, February 26 - Lesley Cole

The City’s annual civic dinner will be held at Century

House and it will affect several groups due to preparation

needs. Shelly Schnee will contact affected groups.

c) Smoking Policy/Issues - Lesley Cole

Lesley reminded members of the Provincial No Smoking

Law requiring a 3 meter smoke free zone around all

facility doors, windows and air intakes. Currently smoke

is entering the building causing health concerns to members,

especially those with respiratory problems. In addition,

the front entrance covered gazebo is considered a

smoke free zone and related signage will soon be posted.

The gazebo area is used by HandyDART to drop-off and

pick-up members, some who use oxygen tanks. Smoking

in this area poses a health hazard and affects everyone

accessing or departing the building. Thank you for

your cooperation in making our centre enjoyable for all.

ACTIVITY REPORTS

BURSARY - Linda Josephison

For 2013 we are repeating our fundraising events to

support four bursaries at $600.00 each. Our craft sale

raffle was very successful.

HAPPY HOUR - Wenke Hogg

“Lest We Forget” was cancelled due to the low interest.

KEEP IN TOUCH - Ruth Deeks

One condolence card sent.

LOW VISION - Helen Hughan

November brought us two very special speakers.

Deanne, from fitness, spoke about mental fitness and

Shawn Marsele from Blind Beginnings. Both were inspiring,

energetic and informative.

MEMORY CORNER - Bev Martin

Dolls will be coming out of the case on Friday, December

7 and Christmas decorations will be put in. January

4 will be cranberry glass followed by a depression

glass display.

PAINTING FOR PLEASURE - Susan Tamkin (read by

Barbara Hilstad).

Ten Century House painters are displaying their artwork

at the Library, December 1 - 31.

SCRABBLE - Ursula McNamara

We will play whenever Century House is open on a

Friday.

SENIOR PEER COUNSELLING - Irene Cambridge

A guest speaker from 211 - Seniors’ Help Line spoke

to us. Dial 211 and receive free, confidential and multilingual

help 24/7. We are seeing clients regularly.

PICKLEBALL - Carole Koverchuk

We will plan an outing for lunch early in the New Year.

We will not be playing Pickleball, December 24 to

January 3.

CENTURY HOUSE SINGERS - Caryle Neronovich

Our membership is now at 45, which is great, but our

room is becoming too small for all these enthusiastic

voices. In the New Year we are singing at Harmony

Court and Royal City Manor. December sing out is at

Queen’s Park.

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Association News

TABLE TENNIS - Barrie Morlin

Christmas lunch will take place on Saturday, December

8.

UPTOWN ARTISTS’ DROP-IN - Barbara Hilstad

Exciting News! Starting January 3 we will be meeting

every Thursday. Bring your projects and join us 12:30 -

2:30 pm. Drop-in to the New West Library and see the

eclectic display presented by Century House painters

(in December & located on the ramp).

The following groups were in attendance and gave

oral financial and attendance reports: Drama -

Claudette Campbell, Mahjong - Luna Acedillo, Quilters

- Betty Lyon, Ukulele - Shirley Miller, Court Whist - David

Cordery, Tuesday Crafts - Sarb Sangha.

ATTENDANCE AND FINANCE REPORTS

Reports were also received from Bingo, Carpet Bowlers,

Cribbage, Dance, Darts, Games Room, Bridge,

Parkinson’s Group, Soapstone, Square Dance, Tuesday

Crafts and Wednesday Crafts and Whist.

EXECUTIVE AND STAFF REPORTS

Shelly Schnee advised the week of December 17 is

regular hours.

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 pm. The next Chairpersons’

meeting will be Wednesday, February 6,

2013.

CLUB NEWS

BRIDGE- AFTERNOON

Starting on Friday January 4, bridge will be changing

to social bridge. You do not need a partner. Come out

at 1:00 pm and enjoy an afternoon of relaxing bridge.

For more information call Reg, 604.540.6234.

LOW VISION

No meeting this month.

PARKINSON’S

No meeting this month

PICKLEBALL

We are back to our regular schedule in the multipurpose

room, Monday & Thursdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

TRAVEL CLUB

When booking your next exciting trip with Ageless Adventure

Tours, be sure to mention The Clarion or your

Century House membership.

UPTOWN ARTISTS

Great news…starting in January 2013 we will be meeting

every Thursday. Come and join us!

MELODY MAKERS

We are looking for new members. If you enjoy singing,

join us on Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 pm.

BOUQUETS

• all the participants in the Golden Age Theatre

Company for putting on a great show;

• everyone who participated in the intergenerational

dinners;

• Pat Dunnett and Patricia Smith for their work with

the CHA nomination committee 2013;

• the Ukulele Ensemble, Century House Singers and

the Melody Makers for being Century House

ambassadors in the community and sharing their

gift of music both outside and inside of the centre;

BURSARY

The next meeting is on Tuesday, January 29 at 10:00 am.

CONVERSATION CLASS

Will meet on Wednesday, January 30, 10:00 am, in the

youth centre offices.

COMPUTER ROOM

The computer room volunteers will meet on Monday

January 14, 11:00 am, in the computer room.

CREATIVE WRITERS

The next meeting of the Creative Writers will be held

Tuesday January 15, 1:00 pm, in the Oak Room.

• Jim Johnston for once again bringing the holly for

the Yulelog Dinner; and

• all the volunteers who help support all the

Christmas meals over the season.

CENTURY HOUSE ASSOCIATION

WEBPAGE

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Visit the Century House Association Webpage and

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Association News

“A great opportunity to become involved and use your leadership skills, as the ever-vibrant Century

House continues to serve the changing needs of the 50+ population of New Westminster.”

CENTURY HOUSE ASSOCIATION NOMINATION FORM

2013 EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

I___________________________________________________________________________________

, do hereby nominate

(name of nominator)

___________________________________________________________________________________

for the Century House Association (name of nominee)

Executive position of: (tick only one)

❏ President ❏ 2nd Vice-President ❏ Secretary

❏ lst Vice-President ❏ 3rd Vice-President ❏ Treasurer

I agree to let my name stand_________________________________ Date______________________

(signature of nominee)

Nominator____________________________ Seconded by___________________________________

(signature of nomonator)

(signature of seconder)

Please return this form to a member of the Nominations Committee: Patricia Smith or Pat Dunnett or to the office,

no later than 9:00 am, Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Elections take place at the Annual General Meeting to be

held in the Douglas Fir Room on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 10:00 am.

CENTURY HOUSE ASSOCIATION

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL

MEETING

Wednesday, 10:00 am

January 9

You are invited to attend this special annual meeting

of your Association. This is your opportunity to participate

in the election of officers for your 2013 Executive

Committee and to hear the year end highlights

from the various Activity Committees. Refreshments

will be served.

*Please note that in the event of poor weather (aka

snow) that may require the cancellation of this meeting

it will be re-scheduled to Wednesday, January 16,

at the same time.

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Services

EMOTIONAL HEALTH CORNER

COUNSELLING PROGRAMS

If you are going through a difficult time and need

support, Century House has two free confidential

programs for all 50+ (membership not required).

~ Life transitions and finding new meaning

~ Bereavement and loss

~ Loneliness

~ Declining health

~ Depression and anxiety

~ Family matters

SENIOR PEER COUNSELLING

Trained senior volunteers provide one-to-one support.

Senior Peer Counsellors will stand at your side

when you are feeling disheartened or dispirited. You

can meet at Century House or your home. Open to

New Westminster residents.

VITAL CONNECTIONS

Stephanie Park, the counsellor in Vital Connections,

has left for maternity leave. We wish her well as she

enters this new stage of her life. The recruitment to

hire a new Vital Connections counsellor began in

November and we plan to have this position filled by

mid-January. We thank everyone for their patience

as we search for the right combination of qualities in

a counsellor for this important role.

If you would like to speak with someone or a Senior

Peer Counsellor, please call 604.519.1064. Sign up

at the office.

SHARING INSIGHTS WITH BILL MUNN

Don’t Worry, Be Happy! If only it were so easy. Even

the happiest people have periods of anxiety, and for

many of us it exerts a negative impact in our lives.

Join us as we discuss the sources of worry and

share insights on how to manage it.

Friday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

January 25

PODIATRIST

Dr. Chain will be at Century House and prices are

$14.00 for patients with premium assistance medical

(MSP) and $34.00 for patients without. Contact the office

to make an appointment. Please pay Dr. Chain directly

by cash or cheque. Bring your MSP card.

Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

January 15

LEGAL ADVICE PROGRAM

The UBC Law Students are here to help. Appointments

are required and can be made by calling the UBC Law

Student Legal Advice Program at 604.822.5791 (extension

“0”). The students are supervised by a practicing

lawyer and are able to assist people with legal

issues such as minor criminal offences, small claims,

landlord/tenant disputes, and basic wills that do not

include real estate. Please note: students cannot take

serious criminal files or any family law matters.

Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

January 10 & 24

THE CLARION ON THE WEB

Just a reminder to those who have access to the internet

that The Clarion is available online at www.newwestpcr.ca.

Click on Active Living Guide then look for

brochures and The Clarion.

CLARION INFORMATION LINE

FOR AUDIO HIGHLIGHTS

Please call 604.519.6111

Note: Due to time limits, this is not the entire Clarion,

just highlights.

BAKED GOODS TO GO

There has been increased interest to purchase baked

goods to take home. To assist us to best accommodate

requests, we ask that pre-orders be made for orders of

four or more items. Please see Karima or Diane.

SENIORS HOUSING INFORMATION

Please contact Senior Services Society at

604.520.6621 for seniors housing information.

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Services

VOLUNTEER CORNER

NEW WESTMINSTER FESTIVAL OF

VOLUNTEERS RETURNS TO ROYAL

CITY CENTRE

Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

January 26

The New Westminster Parks, Culture and Recreation

Department is participating in the annual

Festival of Volunteers again this year. We are looking

for a few volunteers to help greet the public at

our information table for one of the following three

hour shifts:

• 9:30 - 11:30 am

• 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

• 1:30 - 3:30 pm.

If you are interested, please leave your name at

the front desk.

TAX CLINIC VOLUNTEERS

Century House will be offering tax clinics for

members and is looking for volunteers to help

members complete their basic 2012 tax forms.

Sign up at the office.

SENIORS SPEAKING TO SENIORS

This will be a presentation for seniors by seniors about

alcoholism. There can be general denial surrounding

drinking problems among older people, sometimes

it’s only after someone retires that problems with alcohol

become apparent. Alcohol problems among older

people are often mistaken for other conditions associated

with the aging process. The District 34 PI/CPC

Committee provides information about A.A. to older

people in locations where they congregate to provide

support, share experiences, strength and hope. The

information includes A.A. literature, audio visual presentations,

flyers, posters, displays and other materials

which support carrying the message of recovery

to seniors. Please see www.district34pi.com for more

information. Sign up at the office.

Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

January 23

QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY

CENTRE SENIOR SERVICES

Ashley James has joined the team and will be working

out of the Queensborough Community Centre to offer

programs for anyone 50+. She is looking for input from

the community on the type of programs they would like

to participate in when the centre reopens. She can be

reached at ajames@newwestcity.ca or 604.525.7388.

CENTURY HOUSE DROP-IN FITNESS PROGRAMS

Century House • 620 Eighth Street • 604.519.1066

TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

9:00 am EXERCISE

ROOM

EXERCISE

ROOM

EXERCISE

ROOM

EXERCISE

ROOM

EXERCISE

ROOM

9:30 am WORKOUT STRETCH &

STRENGTH

10:35 am

WORKOUT WORKOUT STRETCH &

STRENGTH

YOGA

11:00 am LIGHT EXERCISE

TONING

TONING

Fitness Drop-in Fees: $4.25

$34.00 for 10 classes

$63.80 for 20 classes

All classes are co-ed.

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Activities

2013 MEMBERSHIPS

Century House membership are now available for $16.00

per year. Anyone 50+ years is welcome to join. If you are

renewing your membership please bring your photo ID

card with you so we can put a 2013 sticker on it.

ONLINE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

www.newwestpcr.ca

1. Choose “Recreation

2. Click on “Online Registration”

3. Click on “Returning Customers”

4. Enter Login ID & PIN number (get this information

from the Century House office)

5. Choose “Activities”

6. Enter “Course Barcode Number” or choose from

“Category”

7. Hint: Narrow your search within a category by

choosing “Older Adults”

8. Click on “Course Number/Name” & choose “Add.” If

the course is already full then choose “Waitlist”

9. Continue shopping by adding more courses into your

basket or finish, check out & pay with credit card.

Give online registration a try from the convenience of

your home!

COMPUTER ROOM NEWS

A schedule is available at the front office for 30-minute

volunteer led computer support sessions that gives

you priority computer access and knowledge. Remember

to bring your New Westminster Library card

and a Century House membership is required. Wi-Fi

is available and you may bring your laptop and receive

help from the volunteers.

Weekdays, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

IF THIS PHONE IS SO SMART . . .

Have you embraced technology? Do you have a

Smart phone, iPad or tablet and are wondering

how to make it work? If so, we have just the session

for you. Youth volunteers are coming to help!

Learn how to use your new gadget by signing up

at the office.

Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

January 30

FREE

IPAD SUPPORT GROUP

If you are interested in forming an iPad support

group, please leave your name at the front office.

NIGHT IN SCOTLAND

Take the High Road, take the Low Road, take any road

you like, but make sure your road leads you to the first

great dinner party of 2013. Celebrate the great poet

Robbie Burns at a Night in Scotland! From the warm

hospitality of Happy Hour, through the Piping in and

Address to the Haggis, to the fantastic Scottish Dancing

and music you will be delighted and enchanted.

And if that wasn’t enough, don’t be forgetting the delicious

roast beef dinner with all the trimmings!

Friday, January 25

Happy Hour: 5:00 pm

Dinner: 6:00 pm

Members: $17.50, Non-members: $21.00

NIGHT IN ASIA

Celebrate the lunar New Year with a fabulous dinner

at Century House. Spend time with your friends during

Happy Hour as you get warmed up for supper. Following

your meal you will enjoy some spectacular entertainment

from as many corners of Asia as we can get

into. Let the good times roll as we begin the year of the

snake!

Wednesday, February 20

Happy Hour: 5:00 pm

Dinner: 6:00 pm

Members: $17.00, Non-members: $20.50

CENTURY HOUSE INCLUSION

ENHANCEMENT PROJECT UPDATE

Century House (Association & PCR) are continuously

working to ensure that the facility is a community focal

point for adults 50+. To this end, we are trying to ensure

everyone feels welcome, included and involved. In October

and November 2012, 162 Century House members

completed the inclusion survey. More specifically, respondents

were asked if they were supportive of ideas to

enhance inclusion and what they felt were the opportunities

and challenges associated with enhanced inclusion.

Interviews were also conducted with facility managers in

other municipalities as to what they are doing to enhance

inclusion and what have been their learning’s. This is your

opportunity to learn more about the project; to find out

what other respondents have said; to hear about what

other municipalities are doing; and to see how you may

want to be involved. For more information, contact Marg

McKee, Century House Association or Shelly Schnee,

Century House Recreation Programmer.

Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

February 12

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Activities

HEALTH DROP-IN

Here’s a great opportunity to learn from many health

professionals in our community. We meet on the 2nd

& 4th Thursday of every month (subject to change)

and everyone is welcome to join in.

HEALTH DROP-IN CAFÉ

Speaker: TBA

Event to be announced later this month. Please check

for posters in the dining area or call the Century House

front desk for more information: 604.519.1066.

Everyone welcome to enjoy the refreshments, treats

and door prize.

Thursday, January 10

Speaker: 1:00 - 2:15 pm

Questions & Social Time: 2:15 - 2:45 pm

HEALTH AND WELLNESS DROP-IN

Here’s an opportunity to meet privately with a retired

nurse to test your blood pressure. This is offered on a

first-come basis and we will make sure you are comfortable

while you wait. See you there.

Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

January 24

BABY BOOMERS @ CENTURY HOUSE

Come out and participate in a discussion about setting

objectives, direction, accomplishments for the coming

year. If you are a baby boomer and want to be more

involved at Century House join us to set our course.

Tuesday, 10:00 am

January 8

JANUARY BIRTHDAY PARTY

Celebrating a birthday in January? You are invited to

a party featuring our special entertainment guest Bob

Westfall. We will also play bingo, serve refreshments

and award prizes. Tickets for birthday celebrants, and

their guests, must be picked up or reserved by 9:00 pm,

Thursday, January 17. If you wish to have the diabetic

option, please request it at the time you pick up your

tickets. Even if you are not celebrating a birthday in January

please come and enjoy the party as a guest.

Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

January 18

Birthday Members: FREE, Guests: $3.50

SHOWTIME

On Thursday, January 10 we will show a documentary

called The Island President. Jon Schenk’s film tells the

story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives,

a man facing the literal destruction of his country and

all his people. Considered the lowest lying country in

the world, a rise in sea levels could actually render his

country unlivable. This story culminates in his trip to the

Copenhagen Climate Summit of 2009 where he plays

a pivotal role. On Thursday, January 17 we will present

Won’t Back Down, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola

Davis and Bill Nunn. Two mothers are determined to

make a difference in their children’s lives by improving

the school system. On the way they need to battle the

principal, the administration, the teachers union and a

bloated bureaucracy.

3:15 & 6:30 pm

Cost: $1.00

NEW MEMBERS’ TOUR

Are you new to Century House? You are invited to

our New Members’ Tour that highlights the programs

and activities Century House has to offer, answer your

questions and take you on a facility tour that includes a

complimentary cup of coffee or tea.

Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

January 9

SENIOR GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE (SGSA)

Square Dancing! A demonstration by BC’s only gay

club - Square’s Across the Border from Vancouver and

an introduction for anyone in the group interested in

trying this fun and social activity. Century House’s Ken

Crisp will be the caller for the afternoon.

Wednesday, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

January 9

CELEBRATE KOREA

Join an unforgettable evening of wonderful entertainment…bigger

and better than ever! Groups and individuals,

including a fabulous choir, will be performing lovely

Korean music and songs for your enjoyment. During the

intermission you will be served a delicious piece of cake

and your choice of coffee or tea. Do not miss out on this

spectacular evening of fun and entertainment!

Friday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

March 1

Members: $6.00

Non-members: $7.25

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Activities

HEART 2 ART

Intergenerational art based project at Century House and New West Youth Centre for youth 13 - 18 years old

and adults 50+. There will be five different workshop series: Variety, Theatre/Performance, Digital Photography,

Mosaic and Spoken Word. All workshops will be held at Century House, please sign up at the front office. At the

conclusion of all the projects, celebrate your participation at the Public Gala in April 2013.

MOSAIC COMMUNITY PROJECT

Work with an experienced and enthusiastic team who

will mentor and guide you throughout this colorful,

whimsical mosaic creative process. Participate to enjoy

and explore your creative spirit. Workshops are on:

Saturday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

January 19, February 2 & 16, March 2, 16 & 30

Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

January 22, February 5 & 19, March 5 & 19.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND

STORYTELLING

Session 1

Getting to Know Each Other & Our

Cameras - November 18

Session 2 Learning to Look & Light - November 25

Session 3 Light & Nature - December 9

Session 4 Nature & Sittin’ Spots - December 16

Session 5 Good Sittin’ Spots & Action - January 6

Session 6 Action & Story - January 13

Session 7 Story Boards & Portraits - January 20

Session 8 Portraits & Self-portraits - January 27

Session 9 Self-portraits & Community - February 3

Session 10 Community - February 10

VARIETY WORKSHOPS

We are looking for eight seniors and eight youth to participate

in the Variety workshops that encouraged all

skill levels. Learning and fun are the ultimate goals of

the project. The 10 workshops introduce youth and senior

participants to interpretive dance, drumming, song,

laughter and music. The group’s collaboration will culminate

in a public show in April. There are limited spots

and participants must commit to all 10 workshops.

Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

February 3 - April 7

THEATRE/PERFORMANCE

Do you want to learn how to “Wing It”? Join us for 10

fun-filled sessions where you will get the chance to

explore Improv and Theatre Sports. Space is available

for 16 people - 8 youth (13 - 18) and 8 seniors (50+).

Sessions begin on Tuesday, January 22 and run until

April 2, 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Your presence is requested

for all sessions. Guaranteed to exercise your brain so

“Wing It” with us!

SPOKEN WORD

SHAKESPEARE TO SAUL WILLIAMS:

The Complete History of Spoken Word - Part 1

From soliloquy to slam, come join some of the Lower

Mainland’s most active and experienced Spoken Word

performers as they take you through an animated history

of the Art of Literature Performance. Fun, funny

& fascinating; this is an essential session for writers &

performers of all levels! All sessions at Century House,

refreshments served. Sign up at the front desk.

Youth Session - Douglas Room

Monday, 4:30pm

January 14

Senior Session - Arbutus/Birch Room

Wednesday, 4:30 pm

January 16

Group Session - Arbutus/Birch

Saturday, 11:00 am

January 19

Other dates include:

February 4, 6, 9, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 & March 2

Please sign up at the front office for any of these workshop

series or call 604-519-1066.

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM

Sign up at the office by the Thursday prior to this event

as seating is limited and dealers need to be arranged.

Friday, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

January 4 & 11

$5.00 buy-in

NOTABLE 90S

Our topic for this session will be humour – with a twist.

Birch Cedar Room

Wednesday, 1:30 pm

January 16

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Activities

UNPLUGGED

If you play a string instrument, enjoy singing or just

want to listen to some good music this is the event for

you! The ukulele students here are initiating this event

and would like to invite anyone who plays any stringed

instrument to take part. Even if you don’t play you are

welcome to sing along.

Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

January 2

FREE

INSPIRATION DAY - WHAT

INSPIRES YOU?

Here are some things that inspire those that came out

to celebrate Inspiration Day:

• Music – the cello • Nature

• My grandchildren • Positive thinking

• Life

• The beauty in nature

• The beauty in people • Music

• My wonderful friends • Family

• My mom and sai baba • Look for the silver lining

• Friends are a gift who gives of themselves

• All the good people I meet and great books I read

• The endless resilience and resourcefulness of nature

• The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to be loved

and love in return

• My mother who had cancer and still could smile!

• When it gets dark enough you can see the stars.

• A beautiful sunny morning with the whole day in

front of me

• Don’t live your life on the surface. Dive in, live

deeply, love fully.

NUTRITION & ARTHRITIS

The Arthritis Society invites you to a free information

session to learn how the food you eat might affect your

arthritis, get advice on the most sensible diet to follow

and answers to the most common questions which

people ask about food and arthritis. As well you will

learn about The Arthritis Society and the education

programs and services available to you in your community!

Sign up at the office.

Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

January 24

WINTER PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Warm up those winter months with an instructional

class. Look for the winter brochure out now. Please note

that a 2013 membership is required with registeration.

CENTURY HOUSE SCHEDULE CHANGE

Tuesday February 26

The City will be hosting their annual Civic Dinner. In

order to prepare for this large event all programs and

activities that normally occur on the main floor (not

downstairs) will be cancelled after 1:00 pm. If you have

any questions please ask at the office. Bridge, Court

Whist and Tuesday Crafts will all need to be cancelled

on this day. Thank you for your co-operation.

CENTURY HOUSE PROGRAM

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

If you are interested in participating on the Program

Advisory Committee, sign up at the office. We evaluate

existing programs and discuss new program ideas.

Friday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

January 25

GRAND PALS

This fun program will starts in early February at the

school with one-hour visits with young students from

John Robson Elementary School on Tuesday mornings

once a month. The plan is to alternate visits between

the school and Century House. Please leave your name

at the office to join this group whether you have been

part of this group in the past or not. We will call you with

details once the dates have been confirmed.

SLO PITCH MEETING

The annual general meeting for the Lower Mainland

Seniors Softball League recreation division will be

held on Tuesday, January 29 at 1:00 pm. If you are

interested in playing slo-pitch softball for the Moody

Blues this year you might like to attend this meeting.

INTERGENERATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Youth Seniors Dinner

Sharing food can bring people together in a special way.

Come out for the Youth and seniors dinner. If you are

interested in cooking see Shelly. As space is limited,

please sign up at the front office. Come out and enjoy.

Thursday, 6:00 pm

January 10

CLEAR THE HALLS PARTY

Join in the fun and fellowship as we put our wonderful

Christmas decorations away for another year. Please

leave your name at the office you plan to attend.

Tuesday, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

January 8

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Travel & Bus Trips

Please note: Registration for all trips is available as soon as The Clarion is published.

BEATY BIODIVERSITY MUSEUM

(Bonsor Mini Bus)

Tour UBC’s natural history museum and enjoy wandering

through all the exhibits including a skeleton of

the largest creature ever to live on the earth - a blue

whale. Lunch will be at the scenic Point Grill Restaurant,

also on the UBC campus.

Tuesday, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

February 12

Members: $65.00, Non-members: $78.00

DR. SUN YAT-SEN GARDENS

(Bonsor Mini Bus)

Celebrate the year of the snake with a visit to the finest

classical Chinese garden outside of China. You will

receive a guided tour through the garden itself to learn

about its history and significance. A delicious lunch will

follow at the Floata restaurant in Chinatown.

Wednesday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

February 13

Members: $48.00, Non-members: $58.00

SUGGESTION BOX

If you have a suggestion for a trip destination, please

leave it in the suggestion box, located at the front desk.

If you hurry you still might find a few seats available

for these January trips.

FRASER DOWNS (Bonsor Mini Bus)

Enjoy a night out at the Fraser Downs Track. Located

next to their new casino, the racetrack is set up so you

can enjoy the sulkies being put through their paces.

The evening’s highlight is the spectacular buffet dinner

served in the clubhouse. Race programs are available

for $2.00.

Friday, 4:45 - 10:30 pm

January 18

Members: $55.00, Non-members: $66.00

BISTRO 101 AND GRANVILLE ISLAND

(Bonsor Mini Bus)

Located just off Granville Island, Bistro 101, part of

the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, was founded to

create a real world experience for the school’s professional

Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts students.

This is the first restaurant of its kind in Canada and

features some of the great chefs of tomorrow. In addition

to a first class dining experience you will have

time to browse through the many shops and museums

located on Granville Island.

Tuesday, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

January 22

Members: $48.00, Non-members $58.00

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Travel & Bus Trips

MANDATE TOURS/AGELESS ADVENTURE TOURS

• Escorted Tours of Canada & the US

Sensational Winter Getaways

• Explore your own backyard!

AGELESS ADVENTURE TOURS

POWER POINT PRESENTATION

All are welcome to attend free of charge. We will be

featuring our overnight tours and light refreshments

will be served.

Tuesday, 10:30 am

January 29

Call Mandate Tours / Ageless Adventures at 604-

542-5566 today for a free brochure. When booking

for a tour, don’t forget to mention you are a member

of Century House.

AGELESS ADVENTURE TOURS -

A PEEK AT 2013

We have some unique tours for 2013 beginning with a

small group experience to the Quebec Winter Carnival

in February. If you are looking to go somewhere warm,

join us on our 5th Annual Palm Springs Getaway on

March 13 or the Island of O’ahu departing on April 2;

both are 10 day getaways. If you are looking for something

closer to home we are offering a Seniors Spring

Fling to Jasper Park Lodge in early April.

Other exciting vacation destinations for 2013 include

a 4 day Spectacular Gardens of Vancouver Island tour

departing mid-June, The Heart of Eastern Canada departing

June 20th for 10 days and the fabulous Yellowstone

National Park, Salt Lake City & Mt. Rushmore

Featuring: the Grand Teton National Park. This tour

departs June 3 for 15 days.

Our 2013 tour brochure is available early January and

is full of many new and revisited tours as we celebrate

our 25th year.

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Week At A Glance

MONDAY

9:00 - 11:00 Soapstone Carving (Chestnut)

9:00 - 11:30 Quilting (Spruce)

9:00 - 12:00 Simply Mobile Apple Workshop (Oak)

(begins Jan 21)

9:00 - 12:00 Peer Counselling (Counselling Office)

9:00 - 2:30 Computer Drop-in (Computer Lab)

9:00 - 2:30 Exercise Room Drop-in (Fitness Centre)

*exercise room not available 10:35 to

11:35 am during The ABC’s of Exercise

Room course Jan 21 & 28

9:30 - 10:30 Fitness Drop-In - Workout (Douglas/Fir)

9:30 - 11:00 Carpet Bowling (ABC)

10:00 - 12:00 Book Club (Oak) (Jan 14)

10:00 - 2:00 Pickleball (Multipurpose)

10:35 - 11:35 The ABC’s of the Exercise Room

(begins Jan 21)

11:00 - 12:00 Fitness Drop-In - Light Exercise

(Douglas)

11:00 - 2:30 Square Dance (Fir)

12:30 - 4:00 Canasta (Birch/Cedar)

12:30 - 2:30 Painting - Acrylic or Oil (begins Jan 14)

1:00 - 2:00 Tai Chi Beginners (Douglas)

(begins Jan 14)

1:00 - 3:00 Century House Singers (Oak)

1:00 - 3:00 Cribbage (Arbutus)

3:15 - 6:00 Ukulele (Spruce)

6:00 - 7:00 Barre & Balance (Fir) (begins Jan 14)

6:00 - 8:30 Social Bridge (Birch/Cedar)

TUESDAY

9:00 - 10:30 Yoga (Arbutus/Birch) (begins Jan 15)

9:00 - 11:30 Quilting (Spruce)

9:00 - 2:30 Computer Drop-in (Computer Lab)

*computer lab not available 10:00 am -

12:00 pm during Computer Lessons for

Absolute Beginners course

Jan 22 & 29

9:00 - 2:30 Exercise Room Drop-in (Fitness Centre)

9:30 - 10:30 Fitness Drop-In - Stretch & Strength

(Douglas/Fir)

9:30 - 12:30 Executive Meeting (Cedar) (Jan 8)

9:30 - 3:00 Bistro 101 & Granville Island Trip (Jan 22)

10:00 - 11:00 Bursary Committee meeting (Jan 29)

10:00 - 11:00 After 50’s Group (Oak) (Jan 8)

10:00 - 11:30 Bursary Committee Meeting (Cedar)

(Jan 29)

10:00 - 2:30 Table Tennis (Multipurpose)

10:30 - 12:00 Mandate Tours Presentation (Oak)

(Jan 29)

12:30 - 2:30 Pottery (Chestnut) (begins Jan 22)

12:30 - 3:00 Tuesday Crafts (Spruce)

1:00 - 3:00 Rec Slo Pitch AGM (Oak) (Jan 29)

1:00 - 3:00 Creative Writing (Oak) (Jan 15)

1:00 - 3:30 Court Whist (Arbutus)

1:00 - 3:45 Bridge (Fir)

1:00 - 4:00 Podiatrist (Cedar) (Jan 15)

3:00 - 5:00 Clear the Halls (Jan 8)

6:00 - 7:00 Fun - Fit Aerobics Mix (Douglas/Fir)

(begins Jan 22)

6:30 - 8:30 Pottery - Hand Built Tableware (Chestnut)

(begins Jan 22)

7:00 - 9:00 Alzheimer Support Group (Spruce)

(Jan 15)

WEDNESDAY

9:00 - 2:30 Exercise Room Drop-in (Fitness Centre)

(9:00 - 12:30 pm, Jan 2)

9:00 - 2:30 Computer Drop-in (Computer Lab)

(9:00 - 12:30 pm Jan 2)

9:30 - 10:30 Fitness Drop-In - Workout (Douglas/Fir)

(no class Jan 9)

9:30 - 11:00 Carpet Bowling (ABC)

9:30 - 12:00 Peer Counselling (Oak)

10:00 - 12:00 Badminton (Multipurpose)

10:00 - 12:00 Annual General Meeting (Fir) (Jan 9)

10:00 - 12:00 Computer Lessons for Laptop Owners

Beginners (Spruce) (begins Jan 9)

10:35 - 11:35 Drop-in Yoga (Douglas) (no class Jan 9)

11:00 - 12:00 Fitness Drop-In - Toning (Fir)

(no class Jan 9)

12:30 - 1:30 Get Up & Go (Douglas) (begins Jan 16)

12:30 - 3:00 Wednesday Crafts (Spruce)

1:00 - 2:00 Tai Chi - Continuing (Fir) (begins Jan 16)

1:00 - 2:30 Senior Gay Straight Alliance (SGSA)

Meeting (Birch/Cedar) (Jan 9)

1:00 - 3:00 Cribbage (Arbutus)

1:00 - 3:00 Seniors Speaking to Seniors -

AA Support (Birch/Cedar) (Jan 23)

1:30 - 2:30 New Member’s Tour (Fir) (Jan 9)

1:30 - 3:00 Notable 90’s (Birch/Cedar) (Jan 16)

1:30 - 3:30 Melody Makers (Oak)

1:45 - 3:45 Minds in Motion (Douglas)

(begins Jan 16)

2:15 - 3:15 Tai Chi - Continuing (Fir) (begins Jan 16)

7:00 - 9:00 Unplugged (Fir) (Jan 2)

7:00 - 9:00 Smart Phone help (Lobby) (Jan 30)

THURSDAY

9:00 - 10:30 Beginners Spanish Conversation

(Arbutus) (begins Jan 24)

9:00 - 11:30 Quilting (Spruce)

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Week At A Glance

9:00 - 12:45 Pickleball (Multipurpose Room) (Jan 3)

9:00 - 2:30 Exercise Room Drop-in (Fitness Centre)

(9:00 - 12:30 Jan 3)

9:00 - 2:30 Computer Drop-in (Computer Lab)

(9:00 - 12:30 pm Jan 3)

9:30 - 10:30 Fitness Drop-In - Workout (Douglas/Fir)

9:45 - 11:45 Mahjong (Birch/Cedar)

10:00 - 2:00 Pickleball (Multipurpose Room)

(Jan 10 & onward)

10:45 - 12:15 Spanish Continuing (Arbutus)

(begins Jan 24)

11:00 - 12:00 Complete Conditioning for the Woman’s

Body (Douglas) (begins Jan 17)

11:00 - 12:00 Taste of Tai Chi (Fir) (begins Jan 17)

12:30 - 2:30 Uptown Artists (Spruce)

12:30 - 4:00 Canasta (Arbutus)

1:00 - 2:45 Health Drop-in Café (Oak) (Jan 10)

1:00 - 3:00 Darts (Hemlock)

1:00 - 3:00 Nutrition & Arthritis Workshop

(Douglas/Fir) (Jan 24)

1:00 - 3:00 Grief Group Crossroads Hospice Society

(Cedar)

1:00 - 3:00 Health & Wellness Drop-in (Oak) (Jan 24)

1:00 - 3:30 Whist (Birch)

3:15 Showtime (Fir) (Jan 10 & 17)

6:00 Youth Seniors Dinner (Jan 10)

6:00 - 8:30 Social Bridge (Oak) (Jan 3)

6:30 Showtime (Fir) (Jan 10 & 17)

6:30 - 8:30 Legal Advice (Lobby) (Jan 10 & 24)

FRIDAY

9:00 Walking Club

9:00 - 2:30 Computer Drop-in (Computer Lab)

*computer lab not available

10:00 am - 12:00 pm during Computer

Lessons for Absolute Beginners course

Jan 25*

9:00 - 2:30 Exercise Room Drop-in (Fitness Centre)

9:30 - 10:30 Fitness Drop-In - Stretch & Strength

(Douglas/Fir)

10:00 - 12:00 Painting - Watercolors Beginners

(Spruce) (begins Jan 18)

10:00 - 12:00 Sharing Insights (Arbutus) (Jan 25)

10:00 - 12:00 Program Advisory Committee Meeting

(Birch/Cedar) (Jan 25)

11:00 - 12:00 Fitness Drop-In - Toning (Fir)

12:30 - 1:30 Get Up & Go (Oak) (begins Jan 18)

12:30 - 2:30 Painting Watercolors Intermediate

(Spruce) (begins Jan 18)

12:30 - 3:00 Scrabble (Arbutus)

1:00 - 3:45 Social Bridge (Birch/Cedar)

(no partner needed)

1:00 - 3:45 Bingo (Douglas/Fir)

4:45 - 10:30 Fraser Downs Trip (Jan 18)

5:00 - 9:00 Night in Scotland (Douglas/Fir) (Jan 25)

7:00 - 9:00 Birthday Party (Fir) (Jan 18)

7:00 - 10:00 Texas Hold ‘em (Fir) (Jan 4 & 11)

SATURDAY

9:30 - 11:00 Ukulele Intermediate (Birch/Cedar)

(Jan 26)

9:30 - 12:30 Table Tennis (Multipurpose)

10:00 - 12:00 Portrait Drawing (Spruce) (Jan 26)

10:30 - 11:30 Zumba Gold (Douglas/Fir or ABC)

(begins Jan 12)

11:15 - 12:45 Ukulele Advanced (Birch/Cedar) (Jan 26)

1:00 - 2:30 Ukulele Beginners (Birch/Cedar) (Jan 26)

SUNDAY

12:45 - 3:45 Dance

JANUARY MENU

Tuesday, Jan. 1 CENTRE CLOSED

Wednesday, Jan. 2 Chicken Strips & Salad

Thursday, Jan. 3 Spaghetti & Meat Sauce

Friday, Jan. 4 Potato Crusted Cod

Monday, Jan. 7 Salisbury Steak

Tuesday, Jan. 8 Chicken Stuffed with Apple

& Brie Cheese

Wednesday, Jan. 9 Meatball Stroganoff

Thursday, Jan. 10 Baked Salmon

Friday, Jan. 11 Roast Pork

Monday, Jan. 14 Chicken a la King

Tuesday, Jan. 15 Quiche & Salad

Wednesday, Jan. 16 Sweet & Sour Chicken

Thursday, Jan. 17 Tilapia with Coconut Crust

Friday, Jan. 18 Roast Beef

Monday, Jan. 21 Chicken Strips & Salad

Tuesday, Jan. 22 Salmon Burger

Wednesday, Jan. 23 Shepherd’s Pie

Thursday, Jan. 24 Lasagna & Salad

Friday, Jan. 25 Roast Chicken

Monday, Jan. 28 Chicken Stuffed with Apple

& Brie Cheese

Tuesday, Jan.29 Tilapia with Coconut Crust

Wednesday, Jan. 30 Chicken Stew

Thursday, Jan. 31 Enchilada & Salad

Lunch is served weekdays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm,

with $5.75 hot entrées or a selection of soups and

sandwiches (menu is subject to change). Take out

entrees are available at 1:00 pm and snacks are

available weekdays, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

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Calendar

JANUARY, 2013

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

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