Seniors Initiative Fund
Seniors Innovation Fund (SIF) Program (2017-2018)
GOAL: Seniors maintain good physical and mental health, through active interactions with seniors and young generations from different cultures.
WHERE: Twin Brooks Community Hall
- MONDAY, 7:00 - 8:30 pm - English as Second Language
A conversation circle where participants can practice speaking English in a safe supportive and informal environment. Build vocabulary around individual and collective areas of interest. Gain confidence speaking in English as you share life experiences, opinions and values with the group. Bilingual TA's are available to assist Mandarin speaking participants.
Lead: Thelma Reid, 780-437-1486
- TUESDAY, 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Fitness Dance Program
Focus on physical activity, with the vision that all age group community members are engaged in a regular physical activity for health benefit, especially for isolated seniors who lived in Twinbrooks and surrounding neighborhoods. This program is a fusion of Zumba dance, Latin, and Chinese square dance together. We try to establish and improve the health of older adults (55+) through this "fun and easy to do" activity and provide a platform for their social life. The initiative is multicultural and includes multi-ethnic group participants.
Lead: Maggie Wang, 780-218-7006, WeChat: ma26353
- TUESDAY, 8:00 - 9:00 pm - Qipao Dance Program
A group dance program in Qipao dresses, a traditional Chinese dress that feature body curve. Open to all women. We particularly encourage senior's participation. This dance program aims to help woman recognize their body's shape, health, and promote healthy lifestyle and community connection.
Lead: Alice Ou, Contact: email@example.com
- THURSDAY 1:30 - 3 pm - Tai-Chi
Location: Patio at Community Hall (Inside hall in rainy weather)
Lead: May Chan, Contact: Ida 780-989-5431
- FRIDAY, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, -Jun.22 (Except for PD days or holidays)
- Chess Club - Lead: Andrew Liu 780-807-1829
- Family Board Games(Mahjong, Caribbean Dominoes and many others), SIF provides games to stimulate seniors’ cognition and broad recreation for youngsters- emphasis on intergenerational interest.
Location: George P. Nicolson School Library
- April 6, Friday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Youth Chess Tournament (K-Grade 12), George P. Nicholson elementary library, $10 reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org
- April 8, Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
All Things Garden -- Share & Swap (Seeds, plants, accessories), $2 fee
- June 10, Sunday
De Clutter -- Annual Garage Sale
WHO: All ages
CONTACT: Ida Richards
|Sunday, September 17||Harvesting in September - Second Harvest-sharing Garden bounty w/ others|
|Sunday October 15|
|Sunday November 12||Sweets & Treats From Around the World|
|Sunday December 10||Year-end celebration: Sweets & Treats from Around the World|
|Sunday February 11||Black history Month & Chinese Lunar Year - BC & BB food event|
|Sunday March 11|
|Sunday April 8||All Things Garden -- Share & Swap --- Seeds, plants, accessories-door prize.|
|Sunday May 6|
|Sunday June 10||De Clutter-------- Annual Garage Sale|
|Sunday July 8|
|Sunday August 12|