Seniors Initiative Fund
Seniors Innovation Fund (SIF) Program (2018-2019)
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'S, 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'S, 6:30 - 930pm - Fitness Dance Program- Square Dancing, Salsa & Zumba
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
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- THURSDAY'S 12:00-4:30pm - Tai-Chi , Aerobic Fitness & Indoor Badminton
Location: Patio at Community Hall (Inside hall in rainy weather)
Lead: May Chan, Contact: Ida 780-989-5431
UPCOMING EVENTS September to December 2018
Sunday, September 16th 2:00-5:00 pm- Harvest Bounty: receiving & distributing garden produce & tree fruits.
Sunday, October 14th 2:00-5:00pm- Promoting Multi-cultural Diversity & Racial Harmony in Communities.
Sunday, November 4th- "Men's Shed"
Friday, November 16th- "Men's Shed" 7-9 pm George P. Nicholson School library
Saturday, November 24th- Fundraising Concert at the Blue Quill Community League Hall. See poster below
Sunday, December 16th 2:00-5:00pm- Stay tuned for update
For more info. please CONTACT: Ida Richards