Seniors Programs and Resources

Oakridge Seniors Association

With a growing 60+ age segment  in our community we are inviting interest from others  to help explore  how we could better serve them  and their changing needs, allowing them to age in place in a home and community they continue to enjoy. This might comprise developing  fitness activities, educational sessions, social gatherings, and other shared interests. Perhaps building a volunteer base to help with house, yard  and minor repair needs.

It’s a busy time as we reach out to  1000 seniors living in Oakridge. On March 27th more than 40 seniors  enjoyed an interactive presentation on Universal Design & Ageing in Place principles put on by Pinnacle Construction, ADT and Marianne Rogerson from Mount Royal University. A number of memberships were sold and we are now looking to sell more to support our activities. Contact Julie to get yours  kearns.julie@gmail.com

Upcoming events@ Oakridge Community Centre for which you must register:

April 24th at 1:30pm ; How to get your highest Happiness  presented by  Oakridge psychologist Dianna Campbell Smith. Cost $2 for refreshments. There will be a  prize for the person who brings the most new guests. Registration: kearns.julie@gmail.com
May 29th at noon  come Celebrate Spring  with a Pot Luck Lunch (contribution of  a main dish, salad or desert required) Will include entertainment and door prizes. Cost  $5. Important you register with details of your contribution: barrypendergast@telus.net or 403-281 4876

Volunteers

We are continuing to build our leadership & volunteer team, we are looking for leaders to help with communication & social media, program development, event setup, grant applications,  corporate sponsorship, membership development, and hospitality.

Thanks  to Peggy Churchward for volunteering to take on our book keeping.

Mens Coffee on Thursdays 11:30am at Palliser Diner – with better weather perhaps  some  trips to interesting venues & local hikes
Ladies Coffee on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in the month  10:30am at Oakridge Coop Coffee Bar
We are looking for interest in providing sessions on Line dancing, and Tai Chi. To register interest please contact Shearer Johnson shearerfj@hotmail.com 
** Please note plans for Monday afternoon card and other games at the Oakridge Community Centre have been postponed but some are occurring in homes. Contact us for details.

Find us on Facebook at Oakridge Seniors Initiative  and on Meetup
https://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Oakridge-Seniors-Social-Meetup/mARCH NEWSLETTER

Seniors Tai Chi

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it especially suitable for older adults.

Our instructor is Jane Sponiar who is a teacher and healthy lifestyle believer with 25 years experience teaching classes, workshops, and guiding retreats in the healing arts of Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, Meditation and Reiki.

Tuesdays, May 7,  – May 28, 2019
9:15 PM to 10:15 AM
Every week on Tuesday until May 28, 2019
Cost is $50 payable at first class.
Registration: Email kearns.julie@gmail.com
Information: Contact janesponiar@gmail.com or more info at www.LivingTaiChi.ca

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