Hello world!

Bulletin for September 2017:

Daily Schedule:

MONDAY                  1pm: Cribbage  – Everyone invited!

TUESDAY                  10am – 2pm:   Women’s social gathering through crafts.  Work your own project or one of ours.  Bring your lunch!  We eat together at noon. Lots of laughs & camaraderie.

TUESDAY                  1pm:    Whist   – Everyone invited!

WEDNESDAY:          10am-12 noon:  Musical group the “Jammers” practice.  Open door for quiet listening, dancing, coffee/tea.

THURSDAY:              1pm-3pm: Whist  – Everyone invited!

 FRIDAY:                     7pm: Whist   – Everyone invited!

SEPTEMBER:

4      Club Bel Âge is closed for Labour Day.

7      Lunch with Friends: 12pm noon, $6.  Soup, sandwiches & dessert made by our volunteers in our kitchen.

11    VERY SPECIAL EVENT!!!      FREE, BUT PLEASE PRE-REGISTER

 1-4pm “Caregivers Conversation” with two BC experts: Author Janet Dunn and Dementia Consultant Karen Tyrell. Come join us for a Caregiving Conversation. Many of us, both men and women, have been caregivers, will become caregivers or already are caregivers for spouses, parents, family members or friends. Learn tips for self-care along the journey with these 2 passionate advocates for caregivers, and feel supported while we share our own personal experiences or just listen in.  NOT TO BE MISSED!!

Janet will be sharing with us her remarkable journey of being a caregiver for 10 years, along with her twin sister, for both of their parents. Her new book tells the whole difficult but loving story and it’s very touching (I’ve read it). Janet’s book is called “The Dwindling: A Daughter’s Caregiving Journey to the Edge of Lifewww.journeyspress.ca.

Karen will be sharing tips for caregivers to take care of themselves while they are taking care of others, as well as providing information on community resources. Karen has authored 2 books: “Cracking the Dementia Code- Creative Solutions to Cope with Changed Behaviours” and “Home Life Memories – A Therapeutic Colouring & Activity Book for Older Adultswww.dementiasolutions.ca.

Janet is travelling to Maillardville especially for us, all the way from Qualicum Beach (Vancouver Island), so I hope that many of you will come out for this special afternoon – EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT A CAREGIVER – BECAUSE BOTH LADIES ARE FABULOUS SPEAKERS WITH VERY BIG HEARTS. 😊

20       Movie Night:  7pm   “Beauty & The Beast”. Popcorn, snacks, soft drinks served (donations gratefully accepted 😊).

Description: Disney’s classic tale has live actors this time, in a musical, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.

21     Birthday Tea: 10:30am Join us for coffee/tea and cake if your birthday is in September. Please come even if it’s not your birthday!  We’ll also play some bingo, with prizes!

24       Monthly Supper:  5:30 pm, $12 – Chicken Little!!!   (Just checking to see if you guys are still reading this haha! But the meal really is chicken 😊.)

25      French Book Club:  10:15am  Once a month, come and polish up your French by reading a book of your choice during the month, and then introduce & discuss it with the other members.

 28     Autobiography Club: 10:30am Come and join the group, discover our fun and varied approach to recording your story!  We each write a little story, funny or sad, from some event in our life, and we read them to the group. Just come to listen for the first few times if you don’t feel like writing something beforehand. Coffee, Kleenex and lots of laughs provided free of charge!   

 COMING IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER!!!

Get Up & Go exercise classes – Come and shake your booty (what’s left of it!!). Specially designed, gentle exercises to increase flexibility, coordination and ease of movement.

Also, a very fun BC Wine Tasting combined with an Art Display of a Coquitlam Artist’s art.    

Can’t wait!!