Workshop Calendar

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

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Life without Driving 55+yrs

The difficult decision to no longer drive has a profound impact on many seniors. We explore warning signs of the need to consider other ways of getting around, encourage early planning, and outline alternatives to driving.
Th 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Sep 19
237717 Free, registration required
Instructor: COSCO Seniors Health And Wellness Institute Society

Sports First Aid Course 16+yrs

Participants are introduced to sport injury prevention and on-site management of sports related injuries. Topics covered include roles and responsibilities, emergency planning and prevention of injuries, recognition and control of life-threatening situations and common sports injuries. *A certificate of completion will be issued. This course is approved for 7.0 PE/A2 CMTBC Continuing Education Credits.
Sa 9:00 am-5:00 pm Sep 21
237104 $126/1 sess
Instructor: Sport Medicine Council Of BC

 

OCTOBER

 

Kombucha 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. By the end of the class, you will have the information, materials, and confidence you need to start making your own Kombucha! All supplies are included in the workshop fee.
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Oct 19
233250 $25/1 sess
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Nov 16
233251 $25/1 sess
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Dec 21
233252 $25/1 sess
Instructor: Sharon Lee

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.
Th 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Oct 03
232788 $45/1 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 the workshop fee.
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Oct 05
233247 $25/1 sess

Medieval Tacket Bookbinding 19+yrs

Make a book using an unusual historical bookbinding technique called “tacket” or “tacketing”. They may look like sausages at a casual glance, but they are carefully wrapped linen threads. What is it’s purpose … decorative or functional? Join us and find out! No prior experience necessary. All tools and supplies provided.
Sa 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Oct 05
232931 $48/1 sess
Instructor: Suzan Lee

Decluttering and Organizing in Actions! 19+yrs

Finally, get your hands on the job! In this interactive workshop, you’ll get in action to declutter and organize your place by learning how to make a step by step action plan and implementing useful tips.
Sa 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Oct 05
237334 $27/1 sess
Sa 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Nov 02
237336 $27/1 sess

Knowing Your Bladder 55+yrs

How the bladder functions and the causes of bladder incontinence, infection and irritation are explained. We discuss possible remedies and life style changes that can help to reduce or eliminate this problem.
Th 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Oct 17
237719 Free, registration required
Instructor: COSCO Seniors Health And Wellness Institute Society

VSB – Life at School 19+yrs

Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) Program in collaboration with Kerrisdale Community Center jointly present a series of parent workshops in Fall 2019. For information please phone or text to VSB staff Elisabeth Chan @ 778-227-5452 or email to echan@vsb.bc.ca
• What can I do at home to help my child in school?
• Risk factors that parents can control
• How can I tell how well my child is doing in school?
• How do families get involved with schools?
F 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Oct 11
240204 Free, registration required/1 sess
Instructor: VSB

NEPP Earthquake Preparedness – Apartment Living 16+yrs

Many sessions offered for emergency preparedness focus on people who live in houses – not this session. This session is for the apartment/condo dwellers – who have unique challenges when preparing for emergencies or disasters. We have all witnessed the recent earthquakes in Japan & New Zealand and have seen the devastation caused. Living in Vancouver, we too could be faced with an earthquake – yet few of us take the steps to ensure we are prepared. This session will ensure you and your family are prepared. It covers what is required to develop your emergency plan, how to conduct a Hazard Hunt and what to do when an earthquake strikes when you live in an apartment or strata.
Th 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Oct 17
237132 Free –Preregistration is required
Instructor: City Of Vancouver NEPP

Osteoarthritis Educational Workshop 55+yrs

Come and join us for an informative talk about osteoporosis, risk factors, and how to improve your bone health through diet and lifestyle management. Stay for the screening check clinic and discuss your results with the health and wellness team from Save on Foods Pharmacy.
F 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Oct 18
237486 Free, registration required
Instructor: Save On Foods Pharmacy

Bone Density Presentation 55+yrs

Bone density clinic and discussion and your results with the health and wellness team from Save on Foods.
F 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Oct 18
237496 Free, registration required
Instructor: Save On Foods Pharmacy

Indispensable Binder 19+yrs

Imagine your house is on fire and you need to take with you your most important information and documents. Grab your Indispensable Binder! Imagine you have a stroke or heart attack or are hurt in a serious accident. Your family needs to have all the important information to manage everything while you are in the hospital recovering. Grab your binder! What if you or your spouse dies suddenly? Where are all the important documents and information? This important course walks you through the steps to create your own Indispensable Binder. It will become a handy reference for you, your property, travel medications, finances, will, power of attorney representation agreement, contact information for your friends and relatives, and lots more. Here is a systematic format for you to create and organize your own binder, or for $30 in class, you can purchase a binder ready to go. Binder not included in the cost of the workshop. Come early and purchase your binder at the Seniors desk.
M 9:30 AM-12:00 PM Oct 21
232882 $30/1 sess
Instructor: Diana Cruchley

Getting Your Stories onto Paper – Time For Your Random Memoir 19+yrs

The Random Memoir isn’t your whole life. It’s simply a collection of your stories that illuminate what life was like for you – for your kids, your grandkids, and great-grandkids to marvel at. Best of all, it’s finished when you decide it is. Diana Cruchley is an award-winning educator and author. “How Hard Can It Be ?” is the first Random Memoir – it’s a collection of her dad’s stories.
M 12:45 PM-3:00 PM Oct 21
237390 $30/1 sess
Instructor: Diana Cruchley

Athletic Taping Course 16+yrs

Certified Athletic Therapists will cover taping techniques used in a sport setting through a combination of lecture and practical sessions. Safety considerations, preventative and supportive techniques will be discussed. Participants will be introduced to procedures for the ankle, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, fingers and thumb. *A certificate of completion will be issued. This course is approved for 7.0 BCRPA, and 7.0 PE/A2 CMTBC Continuing Education Credits.
Sa 10:00 am-6:00 pm Oct 26
237108 $168/1 sess
Instructor: Sport Medicine Council Of BC

 

NOVEMBER

 

Aromatherapy, The Art Of Blending 19+yrs

Learn the top ten essential oils, their therapeutic properties and how to safely and effectively use them every day. Discuss creating your own essential oil medicine cabinet. In class, create blends for lymphatic drainage, scarring, acne and other ailments. Create a personal synergy (blend), a roll-on, massage oil, a solid scent perfume, and a perfume spray. Recipes and blends provided. ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED IN COURSE FEE.
M 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Nov 04
232908 $45/1 sess
Instructor: Cheryl Theilade

VSB – Healthy Development 19+yrs

Settlement Workers In Schools (SWIS) Program in collaboration with Kerrisdale Community Center jointly present a series of parent workshops in Fall 2019. For information please phone or text to VSB staff Elisabeth Chan @ 778-227-5452 or email to echan@vsb.bc.ca
• Introducing our children
• Gender (Public Health Education: SOGI) and development
•Understanding temperament & personality
• Ten steps to help children develop a positive self-image
F 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Nov 15
240205 Free, registration required/1 sess
Instructor: VSB

Mindfulness for a Better Life 18+yrs

Learn the essence of mindfulness from an experienced mindfulness teacher. Class includes lessons and practice. Also includes essentials skills for beginners and for becoming an advanced practitioner. Welcome those have difficulty calming the mind. Info:LearnMindfulness.org
Sa 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Nov 16
237113 $25/1 sess
Instructor: Sung Yang

NEPP Earthquake Preparedness – Seniors

This session is specific for Seniors focusing on challenges they may face when preparing for emergencies or disasters. We have all witnessed the devastation that earthquakes can cause. Living in Vancouver, we too could be faced with an earthquake – yet few of us take the steps to ensure we are prepared. This session will ensure you, your family members and pets are prepared. It covers the basics of what is required to develop your emergency plan, how to connect with extended family, how to conduct a Hazard Hunt and what to do when an earthquake strikes.
Tu 7:30 pm-9:00 pm Nov 19
237133 Free –Preregistration is required
Instructor: City Of Vancouver NEPP

Chronic Diseases 55+yrs

We outline the warning signs of four of the diseases that are most likely to affect the health of senior adults: Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Lung Disease. Early recognition is emphasized.
Th 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Nov 21
237720 Free, registration required
Instructor: COSCO Seniors Health And Wellness Institute Society

Day of Mindfulness: Retreat 18+yrs

Leaving behind stress and distractions of daily life, enjoy a restorative and transformative day with mindfulness meditation. Also, go beyond the limit of your thoughts to improve your mind and life. The retreat includes sitting meditation, qigong, and more. Taught and led by experienced mindfulness teacher. Info:LearnMindfulness.org
Sa 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Nov 30
237115 $25/1 sess
Instructor: Sung Yang

DECEMBER

 

How to Make Christmas Cards in Watercolour 19+ yrs

Learn how to make your own beautiful Christmas cards with various watercolour techniques. You leave at the end of the workshop with up to four original Christmas cards. All materials provided.
Sa 3:00 pm-7:00 pm Dec 14
236801 $57/1 sess
Su 1:00 pm-5:00 pm Dec 22
236802 $57/1 sess
Instructor: Mohammad Atashzad

Hyper Tension 55+yrs

We review the effects of high blood pressure. The workshop discusses the need to monitor blood pressure, treatment options, and the importance of prompt diagnosis.
Th 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Dec 19
237721 Free, registration required
Instructor: COSCO

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