SENIORS SCENE: Shake up fitness routine

Drop-in recreation classes offer new ways to work out.

It is always fun trying something new to spice up your fitness routine.

Drop-in spaces are available to attend Zumba or yoga classes.

Zumba Gold is a great fusion of Latin-inspired dance techniques used to get you moving in fun, new ways.

Yoga improves balance, muscle strength and flexibility while encouraging a feeling of inner peace.

Various times and locations are available, see the schedule in the Spring Recreation Guide (page 24) at or pick up a schedule at any recreation and culture location – Kent Street, White Rock Community Centre or Centennial Park Leisure Centre. Ask about the ZYP pass.

If you are a low-income senior and looking for some advice with a legal matter, contact Kent Street at 604-541-2231 to book a free appointment with Al Benson, a local lawyer who volunteers the first Wednesday of the month. The next available date is May 6.

White Rock Then and Now will give a pictorial overview of the history of White Rock from pre-European contact to present.

Seats are selling fast for the May 11 presentation in the Kent Street classroom. Pre-register by calling 604-541-2199.

The presentation is from 1-2 p.m., so be sure to come early and have lunch in the coffee shop beforehand.

Stress at work? Do you experience irritability, low energy and anxiety?

Find out what Bach Flower Remedies are relevant to you, how to make your own personal blend and see the positive effects at work.

Call 604-541-2199 to register for this presentation scheduled for May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Centre for Active Living.

Experience Zumba and ballroom together.

Explore the history of ballroom dance styles as movement and technique are taught and how it transitions to the Zumba dance floor with actual syllabus patterns.

Express yourself in the elegant foxtrot, sophisticated West Coast swing, romantic bolero and the magical Viennese waltz – perfect for singles and couples.

Come prepared to have fun in this one-session class on May 9 with Mary Lou Rust, licensed Zumba fitness instructor and certified instructor of ballroom, Latin and swing dance.

Call 604-541-2199 for info.

The iPhone and iPad have great cameras but don’t work like regular cameras.

Bring your device and learn how to use the features to produce good photos and videos, make simple edits and even take a selfie.

Call 604-541-2199 to register for this two-hour workshop scheduled for May 12 at 7 p.m. at White Rock Community Centre.

Get on the bus for some culture at Art! Vancouver.

A new art fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre showcasing original, one-of-a-kind and innovative artwork.

Fees include transportation and admission to May 22 show.

Call to register 604-541-2199.

Don’t miss the Kent Street Choristers spring concert at the First United Church on May 22.

Tickets are $15 and available at the Kent Street Activity Centre or from Kent Street choir members.

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.

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