CB 55+ Courses

WINTER COURSES

 

Please note that when paying for coarses or classes we can only accept cash or cheque.

Courses being planned for the Winter:

 

 

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING WORKSHOPS  

What is Advance Care Planning(ACP)?  
A process of reflection and communication.  A time to reflect on your values and wishes and to let people know what kind of health and personal care you would want in the future if you were unable to speak for yourself.  It means having discussions with family and friends, especially your Substitute Decision Maker – the person who will speak for you if you cannot speak for yourself.  It may also include writing down your wishes, and talking with healthcare providers and financial or legal professionals.  

 

What are the benefits of preparing an Advance Care Plan (ACP)?

– explore options available for future health care needs 
– identify those people and activities that add to one’s quality of life 
– provide clear wishes or instructions for health care providers and others who may have to make decisions for you 
– give the gift of guidance, confidence, and strength to loved ones who may be asked to make decisions or speak on your behalf 
– reduce the stress on those closest to you 
– ensure you receive medical care that support your values and/or faith tradition 
– prevent the use of medical procedures that may prolong life unnecessarily.   Increase the likelihood of a peaceful, dignified death in a location you select 

 

Advance Care Planning is health related, it is not legally or financially related.  

Trained facilitators will guide you through the complexities of Advance Care Planning, using the My Voice, Advance Care Planning Guide, published by the Ministry of Health.  You will be provided with a copy of this guide, plus other pertinent materials for use as reference during each 1.5 hour session.   In addition to a Powerpoint aided Overview presentation, informal group discussion and break out sessions into groups of 5 will allow for in-depth exploration of the ways and means of developing your personal Advance Care Plan.

Advance Care Planning Workshops:

February 21st — 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., in the Studio.   $5/person, attendance at both sessions required.  Register and pay through office.

 

Website:  www.gov.bc.ca/advancecare.

 

Introductory Tai Chi  –
Monday, January 14th – March 25th  (no class February 18th – Family Day)
 
10 sessions (minimum 8 participants) — CLASS FULL
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in Seaside Room
Instructor:  Keith Laverty

 

Monday, February 25th – May 6th  (no class April 22nd – Easter Monday)
10 sessions (maximum 12 participants)
2:15 – 3:15 in the Big Room   
$60/10 sessions
Instructor:  Keith Laverty   

In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of Tai Chi, with focus on balance, posture, breathing, and movement based on the principles of Yin and Yang.  Students will be learning the movements of the classical Chen Tai Chi form, as well as a few simple Qi Gong exercises.

Register and pay at the office.    Please do so as soon as possible, as there must be 10 participants in order to proceed with the classes. 

 

 

 

Beginner Mah Jong

The sign up sheet for those interested in learning the Western style of Mah Jong is in the folder in the Lounge.  If you are interested in a January/February 4 session course please sign the interest list.  There must be 8 participants in order to offer the course.

 

 

Make up for Mature Women — Thursday, February 21st (11:00 – 1:00 pm.) — Big Room

This class will be offered subject to minimum of 10 registrants. $10.00.
Erin Bradley, aesthetician and make-up artist has provided this fun two hour session in past years and participants enjoyed her tips and tricks. No product promotion involved.

 

 

Heads Up: An Introduction to Brain Health – Presentation by Alzheimer Resource Centre
March 7th – 1:00 – 2:30 pm.  Studio – no charge but donations to Alzheimer Resource Centre.

Healthy aging is important for everyone, and it is essential not to forget the health of your brain as well! This workshop encourages participants to actively engage in protecting and maintaining their brain. Learn strategies and set goals for improving the health of your mind, body and spirit. Anyone interested in brain health is welcome to attend.  Sign up folder in the Lounge.

 

 

Memoir Writing Workshop — Thursdays – 1:00 – 3:00 pm. (Studio)

Sign up sheet in folder in Lounge for anyone interested in a six week course in writing about life’s memorable moments. Get tips for writing expressively and descriptively and read excerpts from published memoirs for inspiration.

Instructor: Starla Anderson is a retired English teacher .
Minimum 10 participants, 6 sessions/$60.00

 

 

 

Mary Horton
ph:  250-658-4801
email:  mary.mike@shaw.ca

 

 

Cordova Bay 55+ Association
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Cordova Bay 55 Plus Association
#1-5238 Cordova Bay Road,
Victoria, BC, V8Y 2L2
Telephone: 250-658-5558
office@cordovabay55plus.org
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