Seniors (55+)

Seniors (55+)

Overview

CNH offers a wide range of social and recreational programs and services for older adults and seniors that support their mental and physical wellbeing. From nutritious meals to housekeeping and online meetups, there is something for everyone. New participants are always welcomed. 

Some programs are free of charge. Registration is required – please call 604-435-0323. 

Upcoming Events

December 2020
No event found!

Programs & Services

Better at Home/ Safe Seniors Strong Communities (BH/SSSC) 

A variety of programs are available to assist seniors in living independently in their homes, including:

  • Free friendly visiting/friendly phone call 
  • Low-cost light housekeeping
  • Low-cost Seniors’ Shuttle Service
  • Free grocery delivery (you pay for the groceries, delivery is free)
  • Low-cost ($4-5) frozen meals delivery
  • Low-cost laundry services 
  • Walking Club – free! (Meet at CNH main house for a short walk on Mondays at 10:30 am)

For more information call 604-435-0375 or visit cnh.bc.ca/BH.

Birthdays and Bingo

Celebrate monthly birthdays with friends and neighbours at CNH! After candles, cake and a birthday song participants enjoy a fun game of Bingo.

Cost: $1/person

This program is suspended due to COVID-19 and will reopen when safe.

Chinese Calligraphy for Beginners

Thursdays, 2-3:30 pm (currently delivered through a WhatsApp group due to COVID-19)

This program is for those who are interested in the art of Chinese calligraphy. It contains a brief history of Chinese calligraphy and introduces the basic elements of the standard Chinese calligraphy script, known as “Kaishu,” with step-by-step instructions for each of the 8 basic strokes. Practicing Chinese calligraphy can help with emotional stability, stress relief, concentration, and cognition. This class is taught in English. Maximum 14 participants. First come, first serve.

Cost: $62/10 sessions

Coffee Social

Seniors come to CNH main house to meet and socialize with other peers in a group, limited to 10 participants per session. This is to help isolated seniors to knit a close tie  and develop  a stronger sense of belonging with each other. Seniors are encouraged to bring their own beverage and snacks and not share them with others as per our COVID-19 restrictions. If weather permits, the group meeting will move to outside. Currently it’s a monthly program held on the first Thursday of the month. May increase the frequency depending on the COVID-19 conditions. Must follow CNH safety protocols.

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Jenny Shen at jshen@cnh.bc.ca, or 604-435-0323 ext. 227.

This program is suspended due to COVID-19 and will reopen when safe.

Fitness Programs

For information on seniors fitness programs, visit cnh.bc.ca/recreation.

One-on-One Tech Support

For seniors who would like help with the setup and use of online options for social interaction like Zoom on any of their devices, our staff or friendly volunteers are happy to provide instructions over the phone, free of charge.

To sign up, contact Jenny Shen at 604-435-0323 ext. 227 or jshen@cnh.bc.ca.

Seniors Advisory Group Meeting

All seniors are invited to the Seniors Advisory Group to provide their counsel and advice to CNH staff on how to improve our programs, reach isolated seniors and support seniors in our community to live a better, more enjoyable, and healthy life, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We value your input and feedback!

To participate, email seniorsprograms@cnh.bc.ca.

Singing for Fun on Zoom

Mondays (bi-weekly), 2-3 pm

Hosted by local community singers or musicians, Singing for Fun invites older adults and seniors to join us on Zoom for a free sing-along. Participants can also perform in front of their peers. Everyone is welcome. 

To participate, contact Jenny Shen at 604-435-0323 ext. 227 or jshen@cnh.bc.ca.

Social Prescription Program

Social Prescribing is a structured way of referring adults aged 55+ in Renfrew-Collingwood to local, non- clinical services to address their needs in a holistic way. Clients work closely with CNH staff to develop and implement a wellness plan based on their needs and goals by connecting them to local supports.

For more information, email Lily Lok at llok@cnh.bc.ca.

World Café on Zoom

Mondays (bi-weekly), 1:30-2:30 pm

Interact and connect with other seniors in this free program offered through Zoom, an online video platform. Each session, a volunteer host prepares some topics for discussion. Prepare coffee/tea and participate from the comfort of your own home!

To register, contact Jenny Shen at 604-435-0323 ext. 227 or jshen@cnh.bc.ca. Max. 20 people per session. First come, first served.