Dianne Sawicki

SENIORS SCENE: Try bird-watching with the Kent Street Centre

Learn what all the squawking is about

The Kent Street Coffee Shop is selling frozen meals again. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. -1 p.m., drop by the Centre and pick up some delicious, home-cooked frozen meals and soup at very affordable prices that range between $6-$9.

The coffee shop is also open for sit-down service. Enjoy a bowl of soup for only $3 or a sandwich for only $5. Delicious baked goods are also available. Prices can’t be beat! The coffee shop is open 9:30a.m. to 1:30p.m., Monday to Friday.

• Gratitude Circle and Chair Yoga is a new program starting up at the Kent Street Activity Centre on Thursday April 14, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Start your day with your head high and your heart open. Practise living with gratitude and embodying it with chair yoga; together they are powerful and transformative tools.

Register now and join us for a morning meditation and chair yoga practice to set your intentions for the day. Call 604-541-2199 or online at whiterockcity.ca/register

• Fun Bridge is back at the Kent Street Activity Centre every Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m. This friendly group welcomes everyone who enjoys playing bridge in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Not a member of the Centre yet? Come check us out and try out any activity group including Fun Bridge three times before purchasing a membership. We look forward to seeing you soon!

• Bird Watching is a great outdoor hobby that supports increased physical activity, positive mental health and relaxation in nature. Come and see what all the squawking is about on a birding walk and talk at the A Rocha Environmental Centre. This excursion on Tuesday May 31, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. includes transportation and is only $15. Call 604-541-2199 to register.

• The very popular Body Works 50+ fitness program has returned to the Kent Street Activity Centre every Monday morning at 8:45 a.m. Start your day with this fun workout designed to improve your muscular endurance, functional strength and flexibility. This full-body workout with Val will keep you fit and ready for your active lifestyle. Register for the 10 sessions or drop in when it fits your schedule. Call 604-541-2199 for more information or to register.

• Bring your latest project to a Sewing Workshop and with the help of the instructor, work through any hiccups you have. Are you struggling with collars or sleeves or lining up button holes? There will be a review of finishing details for any garment, plus delve into some new skills to try for your next project. Register now for this workshop on Saturday, May 7.

• Drop down to Kent Street Activity Centre on Wednesday nights and dance to the sounds of live bands. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dancing from 7-9:30 p.m. April 20, the featured band is Patrizia & Don and on April 27, the band is the Alpiners. No refreshments are available at this time.

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