Monarch November Newsletter & Menu

Holiday bus trips, handy workshops and a range of social activities, from table tennis to Scrabble – all that and more in the Monarch November newsletter! Plus, feast your eyes on the November menu (peach-glazed chicken or salmon pie, anyone?)

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Fall spots still open

Punch it up this fall with a new class! We still have some spots left in our fall programs. You can register online, in-person (5851 West Boulevard, Vancouver) or by phone (604-257-8100). Check out all our new fall programs (page 4) and register with our clickable brochure or searchable program database. 🥊 🍂

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Visit our Indigenous pop-up library

Browse a diverse range of titles while chatting with your neighbours at the new Indigenous Pop-up Library. Opened this spring in the Seniors Centre Lobby, the installation (shown here with past board and past Seniors Council member Anne Monahan) aims to support community engagement focused on the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action through literacy and storytelling. Born out of discussions between the centre’s Community Engagement Committee (CEC), the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society (VACS) and

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Social & Wellness Programs for 55+ Adults

Looking for fun and interactive programs for 55+ adults? The Kerrisdale Community Centre is excited to announce a variety of social and wellness programs for seniors from January to March.  Join our entertaining activities such as chess, mahJong, cribbage, bingo, weekend movie days, and more that provide a perfect opportunity to relax and make new friends. Here are some of our popular social programs for seniors Enthusiastic Walkers Enthusiastic Walker is a social group that

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Recipes from Betty’s Kitchen

We are excited to announce a new blog page dedicated to showcase Recipes from Betty’s Kitchen. For those who are not familiar with our Seniors’ Lunch Program, more than 27,000 Society-subsidized lunches were served at our Seniors Centre before Covid-19. On average about 100 meals were served each day, 6-days a week. This program was a valuable resource to our Kerrisdale seniors.  We know you’ve been missing Betty’s great lunches and snacks from the Senior’s Kitchen

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New Seniors Blog Page

We are pleased to announce that a new Seniors Blog Page has been created for all news and community event items relating to the Seniors Centre.  Simply scroll down to Facilities on the Home Page and view details under the Seniors Centre. You’ll find the latest updates on what’s happening at the Seniors Centre and your favourite Recipes from Betty’s Kitchen and more! We encourage you to leave a comment and/or suggestions for how we

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102-year-old Vancouver woman sets Guinness World Record

World’s oldest Curler and our Tai Chi student! Meet Lola Holmes On top of curling, Lola does Tai Chi at the Kerrisdale Community Centre, which has been postponed due to the recent COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Public Health Office. She attributes her long life to keeping mentally and physically active and being health-conscious. “Take interest in something,” she said. “Keep active, don’t give up … and don’t be a couch potato.” We are so

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Kerrisdale Senior Singers 1970-2020

50th Anniversary! The Choir in 1970 was a small group of Seniors who loved to sing. The Seniors Centre did not exist so they practiced in the main Kerrisdale Community Centre under the direction of Dorothy Harford and Pianist, Irene Hope. A “New Horizons Grant” was obtained to buy their dresses and jackets. The Conductor, Pianists and Choir members are all volunteers who devote their time performing a minimum of 12 concerts a year at

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KCC Face Shields – BACK IN STOCK!

Our popular custom made face shields are back in stock!  Made locally in Kitsilano, these one-size shields fit children and adults 9 to 99-yrs with an elasticised headband. The PET shields are  larger (10″x13″), thicker (.020) and clearer than acetate shields that are currently on the market.  They are comfortable to wear, easy to clean, strong yet durable and won’t fog up with breath or exercise. We are offering free contactless delivery for purchases of

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Canada Day Celebration-July 1

Canada’s 151st Birthday Celebration! Sunday July 1 Come and join the community in celebrating. In Seniors Centre: 11:45am-12:45pm Hot dogs & drink $2 1:00pm…………Flag Raising Ceremony 1:15- 3:00pm ……………… Entertainment includes: Brock House/Kerrisdale Seniors, Chinese Folk Dance and more. Serving cupcakes & raffle.

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