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Seniors Week

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Seniors Week

Location:

Date & Time:

June 1-5, 2020

Various Times

Contact:

604-501-5100
seniors@surrey.ca

Category:
Arts Heritage Library Recreation and Sport Seniors

Cost:
Free

2020-06-01 00:00:00 2020-06-05 00:00:00 America/Vancouver Seniors Week Don't miss this year's Seniors Week celebrations full of free and fun virtual actvities! seniors@surrey.ca

Join us for a week of free and fun virtual activities to celebrate this year's BC Seniors Week!

Monday, June 1

10:30am-11:30am

Art in Motion Art Lesson 

Dial in for We Are All Artists: Creative Practices at Home to experiment with a variety of artmaking techniques like contour line drawing, collage, crosshatching, and more with local artist educators Alanna Edwards and Claire Moore. This Surrey Art Gallery program is in partnership with Seniors Come Share Society's Seniors Centre Without Walls program.

To register for this telephone-based program, please call 604-531-9400 (ext. 205) or email scww@comeshare.ca.

2pm-3:30pm

Estate Planning, Insurance and Taxes

Join us for an online webinar to learn about the basics of taxes, insurance and estate planning which will enable you to get your financial household in order. Hosted by the Credit Counselling Society.

Live Webinar

No registration required. Please join 10 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. If you do not have access to a computer, you can participate using your telephone by calling 604-259-2561 and using webinar code 1488926153#

2:30pm-3:30pm

Book Chat

Looking for a less formal book club? Then check out Surrey Libraries' Book Chat where you pick your own eBook and chat with others about your recent reads while being inspired to add other recommendations to your reading list!

Register Online

You will need a computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone, iPad or tablet. An email address is required for registration. 

7pm-8pm

Library Help

Learn how to access basic e-books or e-audios, receive help with basic technology such as setting up an email, ask for reading recommendations and learn more about Surrey Libraries' online library.

Register Online

You will need a computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone, iPad or tablet. An email address is required for registration. 


Tuesday, June 2

10am-11am

Writing Prompts

Challenge Follow the weekly prompt and join us with your writing for feedback and encouragement. Every week we will have a different writing prompt to inspire and challenge. All styles of writing welcome!

Register Online

You will need a computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone, iPad or tablet. An email address is required for registration. 

10:30am-11:30am

Art in Motion Art Lesson

Express yourself, connect to a supportive community, and learn new art techniques by signing up for “We’re All Artists: Creative Practices at Home” with Surrey Art Gallery artist-educators Claire Moore and Alanna Edwards. (Please have paper, a recycled magazine or newspaper, pencil or pen, scissors, and glue, ready for this session). 

Live Webinar

2pm-3:30pm

Living Well on Retirement Income

Join us for an online webinar to learn about ways to increase your income as well as reduce expenses. You'll also learn how to live on retirement income without having to rely on credit to get by. Hosted by the Credit Counselling Society.

Live Webinar

No registration required. Please join 10 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. If you do not have access to a computer, you can participate using your telephone by calling 604-259-2561 and using webinar code 1494804440#

2:30pm-3:30pm

Literature Club for Seniors 

Do you like listening to short stories, poems and other literary work? Would you also like to be able to engage in discussions with others about literature? Then be sure to check out Surrey Libraries' Literature Club for Seniors, where every week features a different literary piece. This program is in partnership with Seniors Come Share Society's Seniors Centre Without Walls program.

Register Online

You will need a computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone, iPad or tablet. An email address is required for registration. 


Wednesday, June 3

10:30am-11:30am

Art in Motion Art Lesson

Express yourself, connect to a supportive community, and learn new art techniques by signing up for “We’re All Artists: Creative Practices at Home” with Surrey Art Gallery artist-educators Claire Moore and Alanna Edwards. (Please have paper, a recycled magazine or newspaper, pencil or pen, scissors, and glue, ready for this session). 

Live Webinar

2pm-3:30pm

Webinar: 75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses

Join us for an online webinar and gather tips on how to save on various household expenses including utilities, transportation, groceries, personal items and more. Hosted by the Credit Counselling Society.

Live Webinar

No registration required. Please join 10 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. If you do not have access to a computer, you can participate using your telephone by calling 604-259-2561 and using webinar code 1497926248#

6:30pm

Pat Chessell Concert

Join us for a video concert with Pat Chessell in the Glades Gardens. Enjoy as the band plays Celtic music amongst the stunning backdrop of the gardens. Tune in at 6:30pm on City of Surrey's YouTube Page to watch the performance.

Learn more about the event.

6:30pm-7:30pm

Surrey eReads

Join us for Surrey eReads for a lively online book discussion with Surrey Libraries. Every month, we'll discuss two different books, choose the book you want to read and the sessions that you want to join. This month's books are Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal  Vi by Kim Thúy  to celebrate Asian Heritage Month.

Register Online

You will need a computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone, iPad or tablet. An email address is required for registration. 


Thursday, June 4

10:30am-11:30am

Stories from the Past

Travel back in time and relive what life in Surrey was like in decades’ past. Join Heritage staff in listening to reminiscences of the past from those who lived them, with plenty of opportunity to share your experiences. This program is in partnership with Seniors Come Share Society's Seniors Centre Without Walls program.

To register for this telephone-based program, please call 604-531-9400 (ext. 205) or email scww@comeshare.ca

1pm-2pm

Reminisce Kits - Fun & Games

Revisit the past with Museum of Surrey. Museum staff encourage participants to recall and share memories of early 20th century life on the theme of fun and games. 

Register Online or call 604-501-5100 and quote registration #50878. Please register before 12 noon on Thursday, June 4.

2pm-3:30pm

Cautious Consumerism 

Join us for an online webinar to learn how you can avoid the most common scams and frauds in Canada. You'll also learn about what do if you become a victim of identity them. Hosted by the Credit Counselling Society.

Live webinar

No registration required. Please join 10 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. If you do not have access to a computer, you can participate using your telephone by calling 604-259-2561 and using webinar code 1489981414#

7pm-8pm

Library Help

Learn how to access basic e-books or e-audios, receive help with basic technology such as setting up an email, ask for reading recommendations and learn more about Surrey Libraries' online library.

Register Online

You will need a computer with a microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone, iPad or tablet. An email address is required for registration. 


Friday, June 5

2pm-3pm

Archives Talk: The Fifties in Surrey

Surrey had it all in the 1950s - new geographic boundaries, a modern address system, and a freshly crowned Queen. Lose yourself in this decade's cool beat through digitized photos, maps and more. 

Live Webinar


Activities to do Anytime!

  • Online Fitness Videos - Recreation Surrey is pleased to offer new online fitness classes, to keep your body moving while you spend time at home! All fitness videos require minimal equipment and are suited for all ages. There's even videos geared specifically for seniors including Fit 55+ and Chair Exercises 55+

  • Heritage Sites Driving Tours - Discover Surrey's heritage sites. Follow our routes on your own using Google Maps links provided or explore from home with the Google Earth presentation. Routes include South Surrey, Whalley, Port Kells/Clayton and Cloverdale.

  • Heritage CampusTour - Take an educational virtual tour of Surrey's newly complete heritage hub.

  • Art from the Archives Conversation - With curator Ian Thom, listen and learn Robert Davidson's art practice with an Art from the Archives interview from May 2, 2010. Vancouver Art Gallery's travelling exhibition Eagle Transforming: The Prints of Robert Davidson was on view at Surrey Art Gallery from April 17 to June 21, 2010.

  • Art in Motion Art Lessons - Make art at home with Surrey Art Gallery artists and art-educators, including drawing exquisite corpses with Sandeep Johal, salt dough life forms with Claire Moore, printmaking with April Davis and more.

  • Virtual Tour of Darts Hill Garden Park - Tune in for a virtual tour of Darts Hill Garden Park in full bloom, one of Surrey's stunning show gardens. This video will explore the history, and horticulture of this unique plantsman's garden.

  • Sing-a-long with Suzie Q - Join Suzie Q and sing along to fun and classic songs. Susan McAllister-Bee is a music teacher and musician from St. Thomas, Canada with a YouTube channel dedicated to singing for the elderly. Choose 'Full Set' to enjoy a pre-arranged set of songs or select 'Choose your Own Music' to pick your song choice from the list. 

  • Heritage Campus Tour - Learn the history and stories of Surrey's Heritage Campus. Museum, Cloverdale Library, Surrey Archives (1912), Cenotaph, 1872 Anderson Cabin, 1881 Town Hall and Anniedale School (1981),

  • Tips for Gardening at Home - Learn to garden using native plants and learn about their benefits or grow your own veggies. 

  • Pickle Ball Tips & Tricks Video - Practice your pickle ball drills and learn how to improve your skills! Equipment required: pickle ball paddle and ball. 


Upcoming Seniors Events:

Don't miss the upcoming Focus on Seniors Webinar: Frauds and Scams presented on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15) by Seniors First BC.