COLUMN: Learn benefits of reflexology

Upcoming Health Talk focus is on getting a better sleep

Congratulations to the Kent Street Seniors Society for a very successful Book and Bake sale last weekend. Many quality books are still available for sale and will be in the lobby and library at the centre for the next few weeks. Drop in for a coffee and check out all the wonderful things you can do at Kent Street Activity Centre and buy yourself a book or two. Softcovers are only $1, hardcovers $2.

• If you enjoy the game of cribbage, drop down to Kent Street Activity Centre and join the cribbage and bid whist group that meets every Thursday from 1-3:15 p.m. Call 604-541-2231 for more information. Remember that you can try out the centre’s many activity groups three times before purchasing a White Rock Recreation and Culture membership.

• The Fresh & Lively outreach luncheon program is looking for a volunteer to help co-ordinate the entertainment for the lunches that are held the first three Fridays of the month at the Kent Street. The volunteer job involves contacting the performer and scheduling them into the calendar for upcoming lunch beginning in the fall. If you have a bit of time to share (this is not a big time commitment) we would love to hear from you. Please call Dianne at 604-541-2236 for more information.

• Learn gentle healing movements for the health of body and mind. The practice of mindful qigong improves health, wellness, inner peace, mindfulness and longevity as well as relieving stress and chronic pain. Learn how to project healing energy from your hands. Register now for this workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2-3 p.m. at the White Rock Community Centre. Call 604-541-2199.

• Do you have a hard time falling asleep? Do you wake up several times at night? Lack of sleep affects our health and is associated with the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, obesity and depression. Learn the benefits of reflexology and how it can help you sleep better. This Health Talk is at the Centre for Active Living on Feb. 20, 1:30-3 p.m. White Rock Recreation and Culture members can attend at no cost. Pre-registration is required, call 604-541-2199.

• Learn how to protect yourself from payment card, telephone and email frauds. This interactive Fraud Awareness workshop will focus on generic examples of different types of frauds and specific things you can do to reduce the chances of becoming a victim. Pre-registration is required by calling 604-541-2199. This workshop is co-sponsored with White Rock Community Policing and the RCMP and is on Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to noon at the White Rock Community Centre. Cost is only $5.

• The Alpiners are on stage Feb. 20 at the Kent Street Activity Centre. Tickets sold at the door. Singles, couples 50-plus are welcome, doors open at 6:30 p.m. with social dancing 7-10 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!

The Kent Street Activity Centre, located at 1475 Kent St., is open to persons 55 years of age or better. New members welcome. For more information, call 604-541-2231.

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