Keeping Connected

AGE WELL and join the Keeping Connected programs.

Did you know that according to leading psychologists, genetics play a very small part in human longevity?

The most important factor in a long and fulfilling life is daily positive face-to-face interaction, which also results in a much lower rate of Dementia than among those who spend a lot of time alone. Keeping Connected offers many interesting and relevant programs each week for our seniors to choose from. Our trained and caring staff team will help overcome the barriers to participation. We pick up people in the neighbourhood and bring them to programs, and provide one-on-one volunteer support when needed. We also provide reminder calls about programs.

If you or someone you know struggles with a loss, or is isolated in their home, these programs could be a great fit, and a start to living a fuller, and more fulfilling life.

Join us, and meet new friends, learn new skills, stay strong in your body and mind and have fun!

Age well and join these Keeping Connected programs:

  • Men’s Social Clubs / Ladies Social Club
  • Caregiver support program
  • Creative Expressions Activity Program
  • Keep on Moving (small group functional fitness for men- 4/week)
  • Stand Tall Exercise Class
  • Special Parties and Events
  • Daybreak
  • Easy Fit & Fun
  • Pick up the Pace
  • Gratitude Circle

Keeping Connected Special Services

Are you or a loved one feeling isolated/alone/in need? Allow our compassionate and knowledgeable team of volunteers to help. A simple phone call, a home visit or a ride to a medical appointment can be accommodated. 

We would love to help and suggest fun activities to expand your social life and activities. Kindness and compassion are free. Call Helen 604-925-7211 to find out more or sign up to receive help.


Income Tax Preparation

Please register to drop off your tax forms in a sealed envelope, with name and phone number on the front. Pick up time will be approximately 10 days after drop off. We will have volunteers to process taxes( for the taxation year 2021) for low income seniors from Feb 21 until Mar 21. To qualify for assistance taxpayers must have a maximum total family income of: $35,000 for a single or $45,000 for a couple. 

We will accept tax information and will have our Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) approved Volunteer complete the taxes in isolation. Please be available for questions and we will need a phone number for you to be contacted for these purposes. Once completed, the taxes will be electronically filed to CRA and a copy of the assessment will be available to pick up.

We cannot do returns that include rental income or any other business income. We cannot do returns for deceased taxpayers

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Alzheimer's Café

Are you living with memory loss? Do you have a family member who is living with dementia, or are you simply curious about what it all means? Please join us for another jubilant celebration of what it means to live well with Alzheimer’s disease. The Café provides an informative and welcoming environment for participants to appreciate and learn from each other.

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Wellness Week

Every third Friday of the month, we invite a selection of providers to offer a variety of on-site checks, from hearing and eye exams to blood pressure checks, nutrition, and more.

May: NexGen Hearing will be our guest for ear checks and hearing aid adjustments.

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In the Kitchen with Simone

Join us in the Seniors’ Activity Centre’s commercial kitchen and learn how to make special treats in a class led by Chef Simone. All ages welcome. You will leave the class with a smile and some goodies!

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Easter Fun!

It's Easter, a time to celebrate life! We will gather and make Easter bonnets, have high tea, and watch a parade with the kids from Collingwood School. Get ready to smile!

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Stretch and Movement

Enjoy this uplifting class through movement and music in an enjoyable, safe, and creative class for people living with Parkinson's and other physical challenges. Maintain a sense of confidence and grace in movement through the fundamentals of stretch. Peter, your instructor will use chairs for stability and ease of movement, while helping you build strength, balance, and mobility. Note: caregivers please register, but at no charge

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Adapted Chair Yoga

Join us for yoga from the safety and comfort of your chair. We will make simple adaptations to support your needs. For participants' safety there are no floor exercises in this class, no mat needed.

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Weaving Memories

A dementia-friendly initiative to support care partners in our community. Looms and supplies provided.

Check back for updates.


Memory and Movement

Exercise your body and mind! Join us for a bit of movement and social time all rolled into one visit. Start with a stretch and some mild exercise, followed by tea time, and some socializing. This course is designed for those living with memory loss and their partners or caregivers. Participants must attend with a friend, caregiver, or loved one. Cost of program includes two participants.

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Stand Tall

Would you like to improve your posture and core? Learn basic exercises that will help restore muscle imbalance and spinal alignment, allowing you to stand tall.

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Creative Expressions

Stimulate your mind and memories as you explore different forms of art in this hands-on program. A different project each week makes for a lot of fun and variety. Let your creativity guide you! Caregivers are welcome to attend.

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Men’s Club

This group of gentleman meet weekly for a lively discussion of current affairs. Enjoy mental stimulation, social connections, games, and fun.

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Ladies' Social Club

Ladies, join this social group to enjoy discussion, mental aerobics, games, and entertainment. We’re a lively bunch, so there’s never a dull moment. We will take breaks for tea as needed.

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Keep on Moving

Take the effort out of staying active! This exercise class is designed for older men experiencing decreasing strength. Participants will work on strength and flexibility exercises seated in a chair.

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Keep Well

Keep Well Society’s weekly program involves a mild exercise class. For information about Keep Well, please call 604-988-7115. Please register to attend this free class.

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Caregiver Support Group

The group meets weekly to support caregivers in navigating the everchanging challenges that dementia brings. Find comfort in a safe setting for sharing information, insight, advice, and encouragement. We provide an opportunity to learn from others who face the same challenges, and give you an opportunity to speak about your experiences.

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Daybreak

Join us for a new program for those living with Alzheimer’s. Participate in two hours of activities that include reminiscing, playing games, creating art, and appreciating life together. Our goal is to promote independence, choice, well-being, and person-centred care. This class is hosted by a qualified and compassionate caregiver. A morning snack will be served.

Limit of 6 per class. *Requirement: Daybreak Consultation with Helen or Stephanie. Call 604-925-7211 to arrange or register online.

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Easy, Fit, and Fun

Join us for a class that encompasses functional fitness, exercise, balance, games, and fun with friends. This is a dementia-friendly class, for those experiencing early stages of memory loss. Caregivers are welcome. There will be time set aside at the end of each class for socializing. 

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Flower Arranging Workshop

Every season is known for its own greens and flowers, and there's nothing quite like a bucket full of seasonal greens! Learn how to make a wide bouquet, and leave with a handful of beauty and a smile! Vase and flowers will be provided.

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Gratitude Circle

Start your day with your head high and heart open. Practice living with gratitude—it is a powerful and transformative tool. Join us for a morning meditation and set your good intentions for the day. The Gratitude Circle is led by Peter, our beloved and knowledgeable yoga instructor.

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Pick up the Pace

Lift your spirits and boost your heart rate in this new class designed to get your blood flowing. Get ready for some fun and movement! This class will be done from a standing position.

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Pottery Workshop

Get messy with clay in a special clay creation class led by Julie! Create a simple pinch pot and learn coiling and embossing techniques.

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Reading Remedy Book Club

Avid readers, come join! We are looking for participants who are passionate about reading and discussion to take part in this novel discussion initiative with our youth every six weeks. Refreshments will be served. This fun book club will explore a new book every session.

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Shared Spaces

Join us at lunchtime for various activities including a weekly puzzle, brain exercises, a book club, and popular TV shows from the past! Bring your own lunch, throw a toonie in the jar, and enjoy the company of others twice per week. Registration required. Activities will be set up and self-directed

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Screen Time for Seniors

Learn more about your phones, tablets, laptops, and more! Students from Collingwood will help you learn all about technology and answer any questions you may have. Learn how to use apps, Facetime, email, QR code setup and general troubleshooting. You must bring your own charged device to class.

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Make it! Workshops

Put your creativity to work with this fun group. Work on different projects each month, with all items being sold at the Seniors’ Activity Centre. This is  an intergenerational initiative for youth and seniors. All proceeds will go towards Feed the Need. This activity is free, all supplies will be provided.

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Minds in Motion

This partnership program with the Alzheimer's Society of B.C. is a fitness and social program for people experiencing early stage memory loss. Participants must attend with a family member, friend, or caregiver. The first hour will include mild exercise and the second hour will include socializing and sharing valuable information on how to actively live with memory loss. The cost of the program is for one participant and their caregiver.

To register, please contact Helen at 604-925-7211 or Stephanie at 604-925-7208.

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