SENIORS’ SCENE: Activities during holidays

Kent Street Activity Centre to resume regular hours in January

Many activities at the Kent Street Activity Centre are taking a holiday break, however, the snooker room remains open during centre hours – as well as carpet bowling, crib/whist and table tennis.

These activity groups will carry on their regular schedule outside of the statutory holidays.

Kent Street Activity Centre will be open Dec. 24, 27 and 28. Regular hours resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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Introduction to Computers using Windows 10 is a perfect introductory class for anyone who is new to using a computer and new to Windows 10.

Learn to create documents, folders, save, open and format them. Learn to copy and paste, insert pictures, change margins, print files and more.

The four-session program begins on Jan. 9, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 604-541-2199 to register. Please note, you need to have White Rock Recreation and Culture membership.

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Sylvia Taylor offers both a daytime and evening eight-week program on life-story writing. Turning Memories into Memoirs begins Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7-9 p.m., or Thursday, Jan. 31, 1-3 p.m. at the Kent Street Activity Centre.

Learn to create engaging stories from your life in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Call 604-541-2199 to register.

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Get a jump on New Year’s resolutions and check out the many drop-in fitness classes with White Rock Recreation and Culture.

From Movement for Fitness, to Body Works 50+, there is a class for all ages and ability levels. Check out the drop-in fitness schedule on line at www.whiterockcity.ca/register

Winter schedule is in effect Jan. 7.

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Jump in our 24-passenger minibus and head to the YMCA in Surrey to enjoy Gentle Joints, a warm-water fitness class that combines body movements, stretches and exercises in a friendly social atmosphere. The YMCA even has a movable floor for easy entry.

If you would rather enjoy a relaxing warm water swim and hot tub, we can provide transportation for that as well in our swim and social program.

Both these 12-week programs begin on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Call 604-541-2199 to register.

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There will be no Wednesday dance this week but please join us on Jan. 9 when the Silver Stars take the stage.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with social dancing 7-10. Call 604-541-2231 for more.

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On behalf of all the staff at the Kent Street Activity Centre, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and joyful 2019.

Please note, the centre will be closed on Dec. 22-23 and 25-26, and Jan. 1.

Kent Street Activity Centre, located at 1475 Kent St., is open to people 55 years of age or better. For information, call 604-541-2231.

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