SENIORS SCENE: Protect yourself from fraud

Fraud Smart and Personal Safety Courses, starting in April, will show how to recognize common frauds.

Acquire the knowledge to protect yourself from becoming a victim.

In Fraud Smart and Personal Safety Courses, starting in April, learn how to recognize the most common frauds and reduce the chances of becoming a victim at home, on the street and when travelling in a vehicle. Call 604-541-2199.

• Do you want to feel more confident in leading a physically active life?

The Balance Class for 65+ will show you how to gain the strength you need to improve and maintain your ability to balance and the self-assurance to move with ease through daily routines.

You will begin with seated and supported exercises, and progress gradually through specialized strength training and balance movements. This 10-week, twice-a-week course starts March 27 at the White Rock Community Centre. Phone 604-541-2199.

• Have you taken an Osteofit class in the past but haven’t continued with the exercises? Did you know regular participation in this program can help to reduce the rate of bone loss and help improve balance?

Osteofit for Life or the Osteofit Advanced courses allow you to continue with this safe and effective exercise program designed for those with osteoporosis. Call 604-541-2199.

• Are you a fair-weather golfer? Do games with little white balls excite you, but the rainy weather dampens your plans?

Why not stay active inside with table tennis and snooker balls instead?

Stop by Kent Street Centre to find out the times for these activity groups and pick up your guest pass to try them out.

• Learn how to play Bid Whist.

These free classes are for White Rock Leisure Services members only and will be taught at Kent Street Centre beginning Monday, April 8.

Our instructor is eager to teach you this trick-taking card game. Register by calling 604-541-2231. Do you enjoy social dancing in the company of like-minded people?

Drop in to the Kent Street Activity Centre on Wednesdays from 7:30-10:30 p.m. for live music. Tickets at door.

This week, Good Vibrations will be on stage to keep your toes tapping.

The 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.