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Seniors Connect is a collaborative project focused on reducing the social isolation of adults age 55 and over in Nanaimo through participation in local activities, increased community  connection and providing older adults meaningful opportunities for engagement. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program and will provide an array of programming through partner organizations.

Seniors Connect Calendar

Get the January Seniors Connect Monthly Calendar Here

Seniors’ Connect on Shaw TV’s “The Show”

The Show airs on Shaw TV ch. 4 Monday @ 1am & 1pm,  Tuesday @ 8am, Wednesday @ 4am & 4pm, Thursday @ 1pm, Friday @ 12am and noon, Saturdays @ 4am & 4pm, and Sundays @ 8am & 8pm.

Check out our latest Seniors Connect Segments:

Or watch all of our previous shows here

 

The Seniors Connect Centre at 150 Wallace Street will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 25th and 26th. We will reopen with three special drop-in days on December 27th, 28th and 29th. We will be closed on New Year’s Day and then we will reopen with our regular programming on January 2nd.

Seniors WELL has a great line up of programs in store for you this January. Join Joanne for Cowichan knitting on January 11th. Or learn about the great health benefits of Kefir with Ingy on the 18th. Tax season is right around the corner, join Justine Little and learn about Registered Disability Savings Plans and the Disability Tax Credit. All classes are free of charge and are open to all genders.  Please register by calling 250-591-2924.

There are programs available at the Library as well. How about Gentle Hawaiian Dance with Susan, Chair Yoga with Sheila, Zumba with Tamara and so much more. Be sure to check out all the details on the January event calendar.

Commit to Better Health This January!

Have you tried our exercise classes? Join us on Thursday’s for Chair Yoga with Sheila or on Friday’s for Light Exercise with with Brian. Classes are geared for beginners and are good for all levels. If you want to try out our free classes for six weeks and commit to better health call 250-591-2924.

We have three new events coming up – January 12th join us for a discussion on how photography can open up a whole new world of beauty. We will be joined by Judy Hancock who will share her photos and how she is “Falling in Love with Creation.”

Foot care for older adults can be tricky, LPN Christine Shaw will be sharing tips and tricks for foot care on January 19th. Don’t miss this very informative session and learn when it’s time to see a professional. 

On the 26th, local author Janet Dunnett will read from her book “The Dwindling”” and then we will have information on Caregiver Support systems here in Nanaimo.

All classes are free, but preregistration is required. Please call 250-591-2924 for more information.

 

If you think a senior may be at risk, seek help!

If you are unsure of what to do contact

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

1-888-494-3888

(24 hours a day/7 days a week)

For Information- Support & Referrals.

Dial 911 for urgent emergencies

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