Art, Recreation and Health

  1. Knitting Circle
  2. Osteofit for Life
  3. Seniors Advisory Group
  4. Seniors Art Program
  5. Seniors Drop-in
  6. Seniors Outings
  7. Gentle Chair Movements
  8. Internet Basics

Gentle Chair Movement

Knitting Circle

Osteofit for Life

This is a fun exercise to strengthen muscles, improve balance, and reduce the risk of falls.

When: Jan 9 – Feb 22, 2018

Where: Kits House, Community Hall

Cost: $60 (14 sessions)

Health assessment at registration required.

For more information contact Derik Hyatt at 604.736.3588 x 602 or derikh@kitshouse.org

Seniors Advisory Group

The Seniors Advisory Group meets monthly to discuss current issues affecting local older adults, to provide feedback on Kits House seniors programs, and to facilitate a welcoming and inclusive environment for seniors living on the Westside.  If you are a senior 55+ and would like to share your knowledge and skills, we welcome your input and encourage you to join our Seniors Advisory Group. When: Every 4th Tuesday of the month, right after Seniors Drop-in Where: Kits House, 2305 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC For more information please contact Natsuki Abe at natsukia@kitshouse.org or 604-736-3588 ext. 605

Seniors Art Program

Explore & create art using a variety of techniques & materials including watercolours, acrylics & more!

When: Jan 4 – Mar 1, 2018

Thu 2pm – 4pm

Where: Kits House, Sunny seniors room

Cost: $54 (9 sessions)

for more information, contact Derik at 604.736.3588 x 602, derikh@kitshouse.org

Seniors Drop-In Program

The Seniors Drop-In program provides older adults with a low cost meal (soup, fruit, dessert, and refreshments) and a place to socialize, including educational speakers, artistic performances, and cultural activities.  Please see Seniors Advisory Group for opportunities to provide input on topics/activities of interest.

When: Every Tuesday from 11:00am-1:00pm (lunch at 11:00am, event/activity at 12:00pm)

Where: Kits House, 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Cost: $4.00 (includes lunch), plus current $10.00 Kits House annual membership (subsidy available, contact Front Desk 604-736-3588)

For more information please contact Natsuki Abe at natsukia@kitshouse.org or 604-736-3588 ext. 605

 

Seniors Group Outings

Kits House will offer scenic bus/van trips for older adults around Greater Vancouver and beyond, on a bi-monthly basis whenever possible, to fun destinations like Steveston, Whiterock, Horseshoe Bay, and Whistler. Pick up and drop off will usually be from the Kits House Seniors Resource Centre. When: TBA, check the Kits House newsletter or visit the Kits House Seniors Resource Centre, 2425 Vine Street, Vancouver, BC Cost: Varies between $10.00-$20.00 depending on excursion, + $10.00 Kits House annual membership.  Lunch is not included. For more information please contact Natsuki Abe at natsukia@kitshouse.org or 604-736-3588 ext. 605

Internet Basics

5 Web-Based Workshops for Older Adults & Seniors 55+

Learn How-To Navigate online with Competence!

Bring your own device and explore as a small group some internet basics:

  • Online safety
  • Online shopping
  • Social media
  • Cloud storage
  • Email & Attachments
  • Digital media & More!

SAGE staff will provide individual support following each lesson

When: January 18—February 15, 2018

Thursdays 10:00am—12:00pm

10-10:30 course material; 10:30-12 1-on-1 support

Where: Seniors Resource Centre—Living Room, 2425 Vine Street, Vancouver, BC (8th & Vine Street)

Cost:    Free with $10.00 annual membership fee

Registration is required.  Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information, or to reserve a spot contact Derik at 604-736-3588 ext. 602 or derikh@kitshouse.org.