Workshop Calendar

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



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?
W 9:30 AM-11:00 AM May 22
208014 Free, registration required/1 sess
Instructor: Vancouver Coastal Health

Heads Up: An Introduction to Brain Health 19+ yrs

Healthy aging is important for everyone, and it is essential not to forget the health of your brain as well! This workshop encourages participants to actively engage in protecting and maintaining their brain. Learn strategies and set goals for improving the health of your mind, body and spirit. Anyone interested in brain health is welcome to attend.
F 10:00 AM-11:30 AM May 17
212166 Free/ 1 sess
Instructor: Alzheimer Society Of BC

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.
F 10:00 AM-11:00 AM May 24
207812 Free, registration required/1 sess
Instructor: COSCO

Stress and Sleep Management 55+ yrs

Please join Susan Johnston, Registered Nurse, for an interactive presentation that will address: Why do I need to sleep? How can I take control and improve my sleep? What is stress? How can i manage my stress? How are sleep, stress and osteoarthritis related?
Tu 1:00 PM-3:00 PM May 16
208019 Free, registration required/1 sess
Instructor: Vancouver Coastal Health



Technology &Aging 55+ yrs

Loneliness and isolation are unhealthy. This workshop examines the social determinants of health and well-being. It helps participants to determine the level of social connectedness they need and how to achieve it.
F 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Jun 07
207813 Free, registration required/1 sess
Instructor: COSCO

Sushi Making Workshop 19+yrs

Learn 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 included.
Sa 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Jun 08
204679 $25/1 sess
Instructor: Sharon Lee

Nag Hammadi Codex (Bookbinding) 19+ yrs

The Nag Hammadi is the oldest know codex-style book. In this workshop, participants will construct a codex using contemporary materials and bookbinding techniques. No prior experience necessary. All materials and tools provided. All materials are vegan.
Su 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Jun 09
205260 $50/1 sess
Instructor: Suzan Lee

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. Pre-registration is required.
W 7:00pm-8:30pm Jun 12
215421 Free
Instructor: City Of Vancouver NEPP

Natural Sun Protection 19+ yrs

Customize your sun protection – worry free! Look after skin and hair naturally by making your own beach and poolside essentials: make and take home a tropical sun lotion, aloe after sun spray, chamomile hair treatment and a spf lip balm. Recipes on hair rinses and deep conditioners. All supplies included in course fee.
Th 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Jun 13
207756 $45/1 sess
Instructor: Cheryl Theilade

Pedestrian Safety 55+ yrs

Although walking has many benefits for older adults there is also a need to understand its potential hazards and take necessary precautions. This workshop also covers the use of public transit and improving safety in the community.
F 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Jun 21
207814 Free, registration required/1 sess
Instructor: COSCO




Go For the Glow 19+ yrs

Exfoliate, Hydrate, Nourish. In this hands on class, using techniques to enhance the beauty and healing of the skin on the face, neck, legs and feet you’ll create a papaya face scrub, honey n’ clay facial mask, seaweed salt scrub, peppermint foot prep and a cuticle nail oil. Plus discussion on sit baths and dry brushing for circulation & toning. Receive recipes on toning massage oil and nail salve.
Tu 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Jul 16
221713 $27/1 sess
Instructor: Cheryl Theilade

Emergency Preparedness 55+ yrs

When disaster strikes people need to be ready. We explore the preparation of emergency kits, safety procedures in dangerous situations and give information about when and how to seek help.
F 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Jul 26
221598 Free, registration required/1 sess
Instructor: COSCO

Decluttering & Organizing 19+ yrs

Are you stressed out and overwhelmed by your home being cluttered and unorganized? Is it important for you to arrange more space in your physical and personal environment so that you can create more room for opportunities and new experiences? Join us in this interactive workshop for inspiration and some useful tips on the popular topic of decluttering and organizing.
Sa 1:30 PM-3:00 PM Jul 27
221591 Free registration required /1 sess
Instructor: Maryam Fallah




Better Health: Vision 55+ yrs

We describe the structure of the eye and explain major diseases that may affect older adults. We stress prevention and explore possible treatments.
F 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Aug 30
221694 Free, registration required/1 sess
Instructor: COSCO


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