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

ACTIVITIES

            -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: alice_ou@yahoo.ca 

          -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

        - FRIDAY'S 6:30-9:00pm- Family Games Night- Chess, Mahjong, Jamaican Dominoes (ages 6 and up)

George P. Nicholson School library.  Every Friday evening  excluding-  Dec. 21st, Dec. 28th, Jan. 4th, Feb. 1st, Mar. 1st, Mar. 8th, Mar. 22nd, Mar. 29th, April 29th & June 21st.

January 11-June 21st NEW SESSIONS TO BE ADDED-  Musical Instruments & group sing-along.  (Musical volunteers needed)  Leads- Cheryl Atkinson & Andrew Lui

NEW MEN'S SHED-  For more information please contact Gongchen Li for more info.  gongchen.li@gmail.com

 

2019 Events:  Sundays 2:00-5:00pm Twin Brooks Community League Center

January 13th-  "SIF Talks"- Resource Animator Mr. Felix Yuen- bathroom & household safety.  How to apply for government aid (AADL) Alberta Aid to Daily Living.

February 10th- "Chinese Lunar Year & Black History Month" Potluck see poster below 1-5pm

March 31st- "All Things Garden Share & Swap"

April 14th- "Spring Fling- Community Networking"

May 5th- "Open Air Concert: CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERING"

June 9th- 11:00am-5:00pm "Annual Declutter GARAGE SALE"

July 14th- 11:00am-5:00pm"Community Networking- YARD SALE"

August 11th- "SIF Open House"

 

For more info. please CONTACT: Ida Richards      

                OR

  • Gongchen Li
  • email gongchen.li@gmail.com