Workshop Calendar 2020

HEALTH & WELLNESS | EDUCATIONAL

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Call 604-257-8100 to confirm your space.

 

FEBRUARY

 

Keep Fit With Your Walker (Modified Fitness) Workshop 55+ yrs

Did you know that your walker is an exercise tool? Learn how to use your walker to help maintain your strength and independence. The workshop will focus on some exercises to improve your balance and is specifically designed for older adults who use walking aids. Caregivers and Family members welcome to attend! Don’t forget to bring your walker!
Th 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Feb 1
2454274 $10
| 1 sess
Instructor: Carola Von Hahn

 

Youth and Senior Technology Workshop 55+ yrs

Do you need help downloading an app on your phone? Have a question about your laptop or iPad? Our local youth experts will be at the Senior Centre to provide one-on-one support. Sign up to book your 30-minute session.
We 4:00 pm-5:00 pm Feb 05
247798 Registration required | 1 sess FREE
Instructor: Youth Leaders

 

Kambucha Workshop 19+ yrs

In this class, we will start with tasty samples and conversations about Kombucha and everyone’s experiences with it. We will learn about the benefits, process, what supplies we will need, and techniques for flavouring and carbonating. This will be a hands-on workshop and participants will get to bring their Kombucha starter kit home with them. We will also brew a fresh batch of Kombucha together. All supplies are included in the workshop fee.
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Feb 08
249863 $25 | 1 sess
Instructor: Sharon Lee

 

**NEW**Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Workshop 55+ yrs

COPD is an umbrella term that includes two different types of lung diseases: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The workshop examines the potential causes and treatment options, including helpful breathing techniques.
Th 11:00 am-12:00 pm Feb 13
249403 Registration required | 1 sess FREE
Instructor: COSCO Seniors Health and Wellness Institute Society

 

**NEW**VSB • Peer Relationships 19+ yrs

Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) Program in collaboration with Kerrisdale Community Centre jointly present a series of parenting workshops. For information please phone or text to VSB staff Elisabeth Chan @ 778.227.5452 or email to echan@vsb.bc.ca
• Supporting Healthy Relationships
• Bullying Myths and Facts
• How to Prevent Aggression in Children
Fr 9:30 am-11:00 am Feb 14
249478 Registration required | 1 sess FREE
Instructor: VSB

 

Creams, Lotions & Herb Potions 19+ yrs

Making your own moisturizing creams and lotions is simple, fun and affordable! The beauty of making your own products is knowing exactly what ingredients are being used and combining in recipes that address your skin type and/or skin problem. In this fun and informative class, make and take home a vitamin-packed cream, an aloe vera moisturizer, rejuvenating herbal infused facial oil and herbal shampoo. Bonus: Bronzing Mica’s can be added to your lotion for a sun-kissed look! Plus recipes on masks and gentle facial scrubs. All supplies included in course fee.
Tu 6:30 pm-9:30 pm Feb 18
249380 $50 |1 sess
Instructor: Cheryl Theilade

 

Sushi Making Workshop 19+ yrs

In this workshop, you will learn about the endless possibilities of ingredients as well as traditional ingredients that go into a sushi roll, how to season your rice, and how to create different rolls. This is a hands-on class where you will learn techniques to be successful in recreating it at home. After we make our rolls, we will enjoy the rolls together family style. Feel free to bring your own beverage, notebook, and pen for class. All supplies are included in workshop fee.
Sa 1:30 pm-2:30 pm Feb 22
249866 $30 | 1 sess
Instructor: Sharon Lee

 

**NEW**Dealing with Stress 55+ yrs

None of us can lead totally stress-free lives, however, excessive stress harms the quality of life of many seniors. We help to identify and handle sources of stress.
Th 11:00 am-12:00 pm Feb 27
249415 Registration required | 1 sess FREE
Instructor: COSCO Seniors Health and Wellness Institute Society

 

NEPP Earthquake Preparedness Personal and Family 16+ yrs

Vancouver is at risk of earthquakes and as such, we all need to do our part to be prepared. This session covers what is required to develop your family emergency plan, how to conduct a ‘home hazard hunt’, and what to do when an earthquake strikes. Come to this FREE workshop to learn how to prepare!
Th 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Feb 27
250990Registration required | 1 sess FREE
Instructor: City Of Vancouver NEPP

 

**NEW**DIY Dish Scrubby (Tawashi) 19+ yrs

In this workshop, you will learn about a zero-waste approach by taking your old pieces of cloths and rags to make a new reusable dish scrubby. This new approach will replace your conventional sponge. Feel free to bring your own beverage, notebook, and pen for class. All supplies are included in workshop fee.
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Feb 29
249868 $30 |1 sess
Instructor: Sharon Lee

 

MARCH

 

Pole Walking Workshop 55+ yrs

Join us for this interactive workshop on pole walking. Learn the benefits of pole walking, What to look for when buying poles and where, how to properly use them. review appropriate pole stretching and finally relaxations techniques. Please dress weather appropriate as there will be a portion spent outside. How can pole walking make it easier for me to stay active when my joints hurt? How do I use the poles? What stretches can I do with the poles? How can breathing and relaxation exercises help manage my pain?
We 9:30 am-11:00 am Mar 04
249552 Registration required | 1 sess FREE
Instructor: Morag Crocker

 

Youth and Senior Technology Workshop 55+ yrs

Do you need help downloading an app on your phone? Have a question about your laptop or iPad? Our local youth experts will be at the Senior Centre to provide one-on-one support. Sign up to book your 30-minute session.
We 3:30 pm-4:30 pm Mar 05
247799 Registration required | 1 sess FREE
Instructor: Youth Leaders

 

Kambucha Workshop 19+ yrs

In this class, we will start with tasty samples and conversations about Kombucha and everyone’s experiences with it. We will learn about the benefits, process, what supplies we will need, and techniques for flavouring and carbonating. This will be a hands-on workshop and participants will get to bring their Kombucha starter kit home with them. We will also brew a fresh batch of Kombucha together. All supplies are included in the workshop fee.
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Mar 07
249864 $25 | 1 sess
Instructor: Sharon Lee

 

**NEW**Skin Conditions Workshop 55+ yrs

Four major skin discussed: cancer, shingles, nails fungus and pressure sores. Pictures illustrate potential warning signs. The importance of early diagnosis is emphasized.
Th 11:00 am-12:00 pm Mar 12
254307Registration required | 1 sess FREE
Instructor: COSCO Seniors Health And Wellness Institute Society

 

Keep Fit With Your Walker (Modified Fitness) Workshop 55+ yrs

Did you know that your walker is an exercise tool? Learn how to use your walker to help maintain your strength and independence. The workshop will focus on some exercises to improve your balance and is specifically designed for older adults who use walking aids. Caregivers and Family members welcome to attend! Don’t forget to bring your walker!
Th 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Mar 12
254275 $10
| 1 sess
Instructor: Carola Von Hahn

 

Sushi Making Workshop 19+ yrs

In this workshop, you will learn about the endless possibilities of ingredients as well as traditional ingredients that go into a sushi roll, how to season your rice, and how to create different rolls. This is a hands-on class where you will learn techniques to be successful in recreating it at home. After we make our rolls, we will enjoy the rolls together family style. Feel free to bring your own beverage, notebook, and pen for class. All supplies are included in workshop fee.
Sa 1:30 pm-2:30 pm Mar 14
249867 $30 | 1 sess
Instructor: Sharon Lee

 

**NEW**All Hair Care Products 19+ yrs

Whether your hair is oily, dry, colour treated or dealing with dandruff or hair loss, this fun and informative “All Hair Care” class is for you! Using an array of herbal botanicals, aromatherapy oils and moisturizing shampoo bars, make your own nourishing hair products. Make and take a black Jamaican castor oil scalp soother, dry shampoo, hibiscus n’ honey hair mask, and herbal shampoo. Recipes on deep conditioner, a detangler and hair rinses.
Mo 6:30 pm-9:30 pm Mar 23
249358 $50 |1 sess
Instructor: Cheryl Theilade

 

**NEW**Personal Planning Overview Workshop 55+ yrs

The wisdom of having a personal plan is emphasized. Representation Agreements, Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives are needed to express your wishes regarding personal care, certain financial matters and end of life care if you are no longer able to speak for yourself.
Th 11:00 am-12:00 pm Mar 26
254308 Registration required | 1 sess FREE
Instructor: COSCO Seniors Health and Wellness Institute Society

 

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