• Halloween 2015

    Happy Halloween 2015!

    Happy Halloween! Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows’ Evening also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve. Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”). The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end […]

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  • The Witches’ Spell

    Act IV, Scene 1 from Macbeth (1606) by William Shakespeare A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder. Enter the three Witches. 1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d. 2 WITCH. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin’d. 3 WITCH. Harpier cries:—’tis time! ’tis time! 1 WITCH. Round about the caldron go; In […]

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  • The Greatest Place on Earth!

    No, not Disney Land, my Wednesday chair exercise class. If you want to go where everybody knows your name, feel warm and welcome the moment you walk in the door and, you want to get your body moving in a good way then drop in to our class. You won’t feel embarrassed if you are […]

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  • Inspiration from NYC’s James Farley Post Office

    Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Nor inclement weather, nor sleet stop us. The inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City. This quote is also in keeping with the amazing attitudes of the Oakridge Seniors’ Centre […]

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  • Thanksgiving 2015

    Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

    Giving Thanks This Thanksgiving For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1801-1882)

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  • BC Seniors Week 2015

    Seniors practicing Yoga for BC Seniors Week

    June 7th – 13th   Join in the fun, bring a friend, meet new people and be active! View a schedule of the week’s special activities, taking place at Oakridge Seniors’ Centre! Enjoy Free Seniors Yoga classes, Seniors Exercise classes and Nordic (Pole) Walking in Vancouver and The North Shore. The Yoga and Exercise classes […]

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  • Residential Tenancy for Older Adults

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  • BC Senior Games

    The torch was lite this morning in Ship Builders Square in North Vancouver to launch the BC 55plus Seniors Games. I was there at 8:00 this morning to help set up for the event; it was a wonderful experience, a perfect day. Our guests of honor paddled in with blessings for the games and as […]

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  • Living the Risk

    I attended a talk at the Dunbar Heights United Church; the topic was “Living the Risk”. Sponsored by the Seniors Working Group and ASK Friendship Society who are members of the Westside Seniors Hub. There was a panel of three people telling their stories and experiences. Two people living with their aging parents in their […]

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  • Seniors Service Providers Expo

    There’s a fabulous free event coming up at Silver Harbour! Join us Sat Mar 1st, 10am-2pm, for the Senior Service Providers Expo: 20 booths of information from local businesses and organizations serving seniors, great speakers, prizes, music, free tote bags for the first 300 visitors, delicious refreshments at great prices, and more!    

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