SENIORS' SCENE: Plenty of ways to stay busy
The White Rock Leisure Services Summer Recreation Guide is now available to view online at www.whiterockcity.ca
Print versions can be found with Tuesday's Peace Arch News.
Online registration opens Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. If you are a WRLS member, you can register now online at https://webreg.whiterockcity.ca
Hard copies are also available for pick up at White Rock City Hall, White Rock Library, White Rock Museum & Archives and the Horst & Emmy Werner Centre for Active Living.
Please note while leisure facilities are closed during the City of White Rock’s job action, registration is only available online.
• Kent Street volunteers please note the May 30 appreciation event has been postponed to a later date.
We cannot say thank you enough for your contributions and caring that helps make Kent Street warm and welcoming.
• Even if the Leisure Services facilities are not available, there are still ways to keep connected with your community.
Stop into the White Rock Museum & Archives before or after your waterfront stroll along the promenade and pier.
There is a fun exhibit entitled Play On! Water Sports & Recreation of Times Gone By. Can you guess which decades the swimsuits are from?
The White Rock Museum is also searching for wedding stories, old and new, from White Rock for a future exhibit.
Contact the museum at 604-541-2230 if you’ve got memories to share.
• The White Rock Library invites you to their ongoing chess club that meets Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays 2:30-4:30 p.m.
All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Do you have a way with words? Join the scrabble club, Wednesdays 1-4 p.m.
• Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month June 5 at the White Rock Library.
Aboriginal artist-in-residence Darlene Allison, skilled in drawing, painting and sculpture, has been focused on carving alabasters and soapstones for the past 14 years.
Allison will be demonstrating her soapstone carving, some of which she gathered herself from mountains right here in B.C.
• Do you want to know more about the Healthy Brain or about Understanding Dementia?
These two workshops are presented by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. as part of the May 31 Aging in Place Conference at the Newton Seniors Centre.
Call 604-501-5100 for details.
• Spring is here, and along with the fresh greenery and blooms comes outdoor chores such as gardening, lawn mowing, spring cleaning and home maintenance.
If you a need a little help this season, contact Seniors Come Share Society and find out about the Better at Home program.
Or, if you know a senior that would benefit from friendly visits or social transportation, call 604-531-9400 ext. 204.
• Come Share also offers legal advice at their office at 15008 26 Ave. on Fridays, 1-3 p.m.
Call 604-531-9400 ext. 204 for a free 30-minute appointment.
Any additional visits away from Seniors Come Share or when any legal work is done will be charged the usual fees.
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.