Health and Wellness for Older Adults

Alzheimer Caregivers
Support Group

For family or friend caregivers of a
person with dementia. Preregistration
is required, please
contact the Alzheimer Society of
BC at 604-675-5150 before
attending. This group meets on the
2nd Thursday of each month.

Instructor: Alzheimer Society of BC
Thu Jan 11 1:30-3:30pm
Thu Feb 8 1:30-3:30pm
Thu Mar 8 1:30-3:30pm
143865 Free

Be Well

“Be Well” offers those 55+ in the West End
a free weekly drop-in program where, in a
happy social atmosphere, blood pressure
checks, fitness breaks, and seminars on
a variety of wellness topics are offered.
Monthly schedules are available at the
West End Community Centre.

Instructor: Lanzer Permalino
Wed Apr 4-Jun 20 1:00-3:00pm
151415 Free
Bidwell Room

*NEW& Embracing Endings Group Dialogue: End of Life & Grief

Flowing from WECC’s Dying Matters events at participant request, these drop- in sessions provide a safe, welcoming and supportive space for adults of all ages to openly discuss end of life matters including associations to grief. Professionally facilitated, these free- owing, closed- door, sessions open moments for you to speak from the heart about end of life and grief. Intentional use of an empathetic/reflective listening process helps participants open themselves to persona understanding. $15 drop-in, space permitting.

Instructor: Tom Esakin
Tue Apr 10-May 29 7:00-8:00pm
157026 $100/8 sess

SteadyFeet

Steadyfeet is a partnership
program between the Vancouver
Coastal Health and Community
Seniors Centres. Recommended by
doctors and physiotherapists, the
Steadyfeet balance and mobility
program helps to increase
confidence, improve functional
mobility, increase lower body
strength, improve balance and
reduce fall risk. Please make sure
that waiver forms are completed
prior to the start of class.
Participant can not start the
program without clearance from a
doctor. PAR Q+ required. No class May 21.

Instructor: Victoria Goldner
Mon Apr 9-Jun 25 2:00-3:00pm
151980 $66/11 sess
English Bay Room

Instructor: Wayne Cammel
Wed Apr 11-Jun 27 12:15-1:15pm
151982 $72/12 sess
Dance Studio

Instructor: Victoria Goldner
Fri Apr 13-Jun 29 12:30-1:30pm
151983 $72/12 sess
Dance Studio

Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion® is designed for
people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
disease and other dementias and a
friend, family member or care
partner. Enjoy light exercise
conducted by a certified fitness
instructor, followed by activities or
games and social time in a relaxed
atmosphere. Hosted by the
Alzheimer’s Society B.C. Light
refreshments will be provided. Note
– rate is for a couple (2
participants). Participants must fill
out a PARmed-X form prior to the
start of the program

Instructor: Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Set 1
Tue Apr 3-May 8 10:00-11:30am
151397 $36/6 sess
Set 2
Tue May 15-Jun 26 10:00-11:30am
151400 $42/7 sess
Denman Room

Yoga Over 50

Tone and strengthen the muscles in
your body through the slow,
relaxing motions of yoga. Whatever
your fitness level, you will benefit
from this ideal, safe form of
exercise. Cost for Seniors (60+) =
$2/ drop-in 10 tickets/$20 Adults =
$5/drop-in 10 Tickets/$50

Instructor: Sandra Leigh DYT DMT
Tu/Th Sep 5-Dec 28 9:10-10:30am
123533 $2.50/drop-in
Dance Studio

Minds in Motion

Minds in Motion® is designed for people
diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease
and other dementias and a friend, family
member or care partner. Enjoy light
exercise conducted by a certified fitness
instructor, followed by activities or games
and social time in a relaxed atmosphere.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Note – rate is for a couple (2 participants).
Participants must fill out a PARmed-X
form prior to the start of the program.

Instructor: Alzheimer Society of BC
Set 1
Tue Jan 9-Feb 13 10:00-11:30am
135874 $36/6 sess
Set 2
Tue Feb 20-Mar 27 10:00-11:30am
135875 $36/6 sess
Denman Room

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is a unique class that
modifies yoga postures through the
creative use of a chair. Our class is
open for all ages and stages of
yoga and movement ability. A Chair
Yoga practice is helpful to learn for
many reasons, including for when
you’re stuck at the office, on
vacation (airplane/road trip
sequence) or, if you could use a
little extra support during standing
and balance poses. Chair Yoga
welcomes you, whatever level you
are at. Drop-in $4, space
permitting. No class Feb 12.

Instructor: Sandra Leigh DYT, DMT
Set 1
Mon Apr 9-May 14 12:15-1:15pm
151377 $21/6 sess
Set 2
Mon May 28-Jun 25 12:15-1:15pm
151381 $17.50/5 sess
Dance Studio

Yoga Over 50

Tone and strengthen the muscles in your
body through the slow, relaxing motions
of yoga. Whatever your fitness level, you
will benefit from this ideal, safe form of
exercise. Cost for Seniors (60+) = $2.50/
drop-in 10 tickets/$25; Adults = $5.50/
drop-in 10 Tickets/$55.

Instructor: Sandra Leigh
Tu/Th Apr 3-Jun 28 9:10-10:30am
151392 $2.50/drop-in
Dance Studio

Tai Chi Yang Style

This gentle martial exercise relaxes, aligns
and tones the body while improving
breathing, balance and body awareness.
Tai Chi is a set of movements done mindfully
and with coordinated posture. It is a
suitable form of exercise for most people.
Please pre-register as space is limited.
Levels 1 and 2 Man-ching Sequence. Level
3 Yang Chengfu Long Form Sequence
Drop-in fee is $6. No class Feb 15.

Instructor: Kevin Hamilton M.E.S.
Level 1
Thu Apr 26-Jun 28 10:45-11:45am
151432 $42/10 sess
Level 2
Thu Apr 26-Jun 28 12:00-1:00pm
151434 $42/10 sess
Level 3
Thu Apr 26-Jun 28 9:40-10:40am
151435 $42/10 sess
Denman Room

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