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Recreation 50+: Your November Guide

Nov 02, 2016

Keep up-to-date on some of the highlighted events and programs taking place at your fabulous recreation centres this month!

Please note that both Kennedy and McKee Seniors Recreation Centres will be closed on Friday, November 11, for the Remembrance Day Holiday.

What's Happening in November 

Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre

– Flu Shot Clinics –

Date: Thursday, November 8 & November 10 
Time: 9 am - 12 pm

Please pre-register at the front desk by phone or in-person. This service is for anyone who is 65 years or over; is living with someone 65 years or older; is a caregiver; or is living with chronic medical condition (e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure). You must bring your CareCard.

Lest We Forget –

Date: Friday, November 11
Time: 10:40 am

Location: North Delta Social Heart Plaza

You and your family are invited to attend a Remembrance Day Ceremony at North Delta Social Heart Plaza. The ceremony begins at 10:40 am. Light refreshments will follow at the North Delta Recreation Centre.

– Deck the Halls – 

Date: Wednesdays and Fridays, starting September 28
Time: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm

Calling all Christmas elves! We need some nimble fingers to help hang decorations on the Christmas trees in the centre. We'll start at 9 am and work through the morning. If you're able to lend a hand, please leave your name at the Kennedy front desk. No experience needed. As always, we'll finish with shortbread and eggnog. 

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre

– Fall Fashion Show & Luncheon –

Date: Tuesday, November 8 
9 - 12 pm 

Flu shots are important for everyone. People eligible for the free influenza vaccine include people at high risk of serious illness from influenza, people able to transmit or spread influenza to those at high risk, and visitors to acute care or long term care facilities.

–Remembrance Day Pancake Breakfast –

Date: Friday, November 11 
Time: 8 - 10:30 am

Lest We Forget. Come to McKee for pancakes, sausages, juice, tea, and coffee before you make your way over to Memorial Park in Ladner for the Remembrance Day Parade and Ceremony. The breakfast is $7 for members, $8 for guests, $3 for children 12 and under, and free for Veterans.     

Tulalip Resort and Seattle

Date: Wednesday, November 30 - Friday December 2
Time: Departs at 7:15 am
Price: Single Occupancy - $505 per person, Double Occupancy - $379 per person

This exciting trip includes three dinners, three breakfasts & Christmas lights at Warm Beach, Washington, shopping, and much more. Get your tickets early as this is likely to sell out quickly.  

Important Information

The Purple Hat Project

Thanks to all the knitters who participated in the Purple Hat Project to raise awareness for Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome BC. The final tally was 2,444 hats from the volunteers at Kennedy, which far surpassed the goal of 2,000.    

Financial Abuse

Financial abuse is the most common form of elder abuse in Canada. It is the illegal or unauthorized use of someone else's money or property. It typically includes pressuring someone for money or property, but may also involve forcing or tricking you into doing something that you aren't comfortable with or don't understand. If you believe that you may be a victim of abuse, seek help from someone you trust.      

Shop by Phone

This is a FREE service available for individuals who are unable to do their own grocery shopping. For more information, please visit the Ladner Save-On-Foods to register. If you would like to volunteer to help take orders or do the grocery shopping, please contact McKee Customer Service Desk at 604-946-1411.

November Blood Pressure Clinics 

Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre:

Tuesday, November 7, 10:30 am - 12 pm 
Tuesday, November 8 11 am - 12 pm 
Tuesday, November 15, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Tuesday, November 22, 11 am - 12 pm
Friday, November 25, 10 - 11 am

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre:

Thursday, November 17, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm