Health Alert Program and Presentations
Official Sponsor - parcliving.ca/mulberry
Health Alert takes place on Monday mornings at the Bonsor 55+ Centre (6533 Nelson Avenue, Burnaby).
Suggested donation is $2.00 (First visit is free). Cost of footcare service is $36.
9:00 - 10:45am Drop-in blood pressure monitoring, massage, height/ weight measuring, socialization
10:45 - 11:15am Exercise
9:45 - 10:45am Presentation (see topics below)
Mar 2 The Pharmacare program with Dr. Ricky Wu, Pharmacist
Mar 9 In Home Care Services with Andrea from Comfort Keepers
Mar 16 What you need to know about your Vision with the Canadian Organization of Seniors
Mar 23 Care for Caregivers with Kathy Wutke from the Canadian Organization of Seniors
Mar 30 Voices of Burnaby Seniors Society - Who We Are and What We Do with Tazul Ali
Feb 3 Improving your Heart Health with Dr. Ricky Wu
Feb 10 Best practices to improve your Sleep with Roy Sinn from the Canadian Organization of Seniors
Feb 17 Family Day- no program
Feb 24 Fraser Health Lifeline Personal Alarms with Marc Villeneuve
Jan 6 What is happening at Bonsor 55+ in 2020 with Paolo Zenone
Jan 13 Care for Caregivers with the Canadian Organization of Seniors
Jan 20 Path to Communication Accessibility with Yat Li (WaveFront Centre Communication Accessibility).
Footcare Service (8:30am-12:30pm; $34).
Please call 604-297-4956 2 weeks in advance to schedule an appointment.
Jan 27 What is life like at the Chartwell Carleton Retirement Residence? with Erin O’Kane
Open Art Studio
Artist of the Month - February
Pauline is an oil artist and paints flowers and birds.
The past couple years she has been painting in Alcohol Inks, and signs her paintings ZanyArt.
She is from Vancouver and a member of the Bonsor Open Art Studio.
Previous Featured Artists
Recent Open Art Activities
August 24, 2019
We participated in the Mulberry PARC yearly art walk, it was a fun day and we had a lot of interest in our art work.
We thank the Mulberry PARC for the invitation to join this event.
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About Open Art Studio
This enthusiastic and talented group meets every Tuesday afternoon (1:00-3:00pm) on the 2nd floor and anyone interested is welcome. The group participates and contributes much to other Society events. They submit a large display to the annual art show at the Mulberry, as well as in the lounge on the easel and on the walls where space allows, showing their awesome talents. The art work on the walls for the annual Wine and Cheese event is also done by them and they donated beautiful art cards for prizes. This is a very social group and they celebrate whenever possible – birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions. Each month, an artist is featured by this group on the Bonsor 55+ website.
Tai Chi Luncheon December 2019
The Tai Chi Practice Group had a luncheon on December 14 in MP rooms 1 & 2 of the main Bonsor Centre. Traditional practice time was held from 9:00 - 11:00am in half of the room with the remaining area set up for the luncheon which began at 11:30am. The food was brought in from a nearby restaurant by one of the members and included various vegies, assorted rice, noodles, meats and fresh fruit platters for desert. The group picture was taken following a wonderful lunch.
The 30 members in attendance commented warmly on the venue provided them for the practice and the set-up for luncheon. They are most appreciative of the support show them throughout the year for their practice times.
Table Tennis Group Xmas Lunch 2019
The Table Tennis Group from 55+ Society held its Xmas Lunch in December 12, 2019 at the Uncle Willie's Buffett. Besides our 100 members, we have the honor of Mr. Albert Lam, member of Board of Directors from 55+Society and Mr. Francis Skykora, newly appointed Center Supervisor from 55+ Center come to join us for the celebration.
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Badminton Bonsor Cup and Year End Lunch Event 2019
Season’s greetings from the badminton group! It was again the time of year for our much anticipated Bonsor Cup tournament and lunch event. 181 people, including Mary Horton and Michelle St. Jean, gathered for lunch and witnessed the medal ceremony for our Bonsor Cup tournament which took place earlier in the morning on November 29, 2019.
As usual, the volunteers were already busy preparing around 9:00am, setting up tables, drinks, door prizes, etc. They also put together 181 small gift bags for our members.
This year, our lunch menu included sushi, chicken or pork lunch boxes, plus a delicious deep fried sesame ball and a custard egg tart for dessert.
One of the highlights of the lunch was to celebrate the 90th birthday of one of our members, Julia Cheung. After the Happy Birthday song and candle blowing, she happily shared her delicious birthday cake with other members. Then Howard Quon, our tournament organizer, presented the gold medals and the Bonsor Cup to the winning team. Everyone cheered and lots of pictures were taken. He also prepared lots of door prizes, like badminton shoe bags, sports towels, water bottles etc. to be drawn after the medal ceremony.
The party was a great success and I would like to thank all my volunteers who worked tirelessly to make it successful. They were the true heroes of this event.
Bonsor 55+ Badminton Group
Active Aging Week Summary
This year’s Bonsor 55+ Active Aging Week activities were a huge success. Bonsor 55+ offered 5 activities during this year’s Active Aging Week. Here are the programs offered this year:
* Seniors Tuesday Dance which had 160 Participants
* Ballet for Senior with a full registration on 15 participants
* Hip Hop for seniors a new program with a full registration of 20 participants
* Munchies and a Movie where we showed Rocket Man the Elton John story with a full registration of 13 participants
* Health Alert Drop-In had 24 new participants for the Health Alert Drop-In during our Active Aging Week program
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