Friday night Games Night will be starting this Friday (January 21) at CB Place! Members can drop in from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, to play table tennis, cards, or board games, or chat and watch others play. Irene Timms has volunteered to lead this new drop-in activity – thank you Irene! If you have questions, you can contact her at 250-479-7182. Another member is also trying to organize a night for volleyball in the school gym. More details about this will be forthcoming.
There is also some interest from members who want to watch movies at CB Place, which may be possible now that we have a brand new flat screen TV. If anyone would like to organize this activity, please let any Board member know what you need to make this happen.
The sign-up list for the Self-Management of Pain course, run by the Centre on Aging, is full. Members can be put on a waitlist, if some people are not able to take this course. The start date is tentatively set for Friday, February 18, for 6 weeks, if an instructor is found. Classes will be held every Friday, from 9:30 until noon, with a 20 minute break. Brochures and information on this and other courses put on by the Centre on Aging are available at the Reception desk at CB Place.
The Valentine’s lunch has been cancelled for this year. Instead, there will be a social gathering, with stories of romance and other fun activities at the regular Tuesday Drop-in on February 8th. Come and share your love story!
Groups are running again for the winter season, so drop in or call the group leader for more information, if you are interested in joining!
Courses at CB Place are well underway for all those members who signed up! If other members would like to drop in to our exercise classes or computer training classes, please feel free to do so for a nominal fee. The sign-up list for the proposed Self-Management of Chronic Pain course has met the maximum of 16 participants, but other names will be kept on a waitlist, in case some folks drop out. Start date for this free course, offered by the Centre on Aging, will be sometime in February, once a facilitator has been found. The time at CB Place will likely be Friday mornings, 9:30 to noon in the Big Room. Stay posted for upcoming details! If this course is popular, we will offer other courses on self-management (i.e., diabetes, chronic disease conditions, balance).
Details on the Valentine’s Luncheon (less than a month away) will be available soon! The place will likely be the Fireside Grill, due to popular demand!
Welcome back everyone on Tuesday, January 4, when programs and groups will be starting up again at CB Place! Tuesday Drop-In will feature Peter Gray, from BCAA, to tell us about testing of Seniors’ Driving. The Board will be meeting after Drop-In for the first time in 2011.
Most courses will begin the second week of January, except for the Wednesday Computer class (1:00 to 12:00 on the first and third Wednesdays of each month) and our new Mac Computer training course starting on Friday, January 7 for 6 weeks (10:00 to 12:00). Members can drop in to either of these classes for $5 if there is space, or register for 6 weeks for only $20, and be assured of an available computer. There is still space in Gentle Yoga and Stretch & Strength classes, so sign up soon! Saanich courses will start on January 12. Check the Courses page for more information on all courses offered at CB Place.
Check the Groups pages or with your group leaders to find out when the group(s) of your interest will be starting in the new year.
Many thanks to all those who brought in food and clothing items to CB Place for donation to those less fortunate at Christmas, and especially to Michael Phillips and the hiking group who organized this effort and delivered all the donations to Our Place and to the Mustard Seed. Both organizations were extremely appreciative of our efforts, and the need was great this year.
About 25 members dropped in for the Tuesday Drop-In pre-Christmas gathering at CB Place this morning, and a fun time was had by all, eating Val’s delicious mince tarts, playing table tennis, and drinking coffee and chatting, while listening to Christmas music! Many thanks to all those who helped out with the goodies and setting up tables, etc. There will be another social gathering next Tuesday (Dec. 28) from 10 to 11:30 am, so feel free to come on down to CB Place for some holiday frivolity!
Regular CB55+ programs will start up again on Tuesday, January 4, 2011!
By all accounts, the recent Christmas luncheon at Fireside Grill was a great success, with good food, wonderful entertainment, led by Santa Rich and his loyal Elf Barb, amidst a beautiful Christmas setting! Well done to the organizers of this annual event, and for those of you who weren’t able to get tickets, make sure to get them early next year!
The next big CB55+ event is this Thursday,
December 16 – the annual Christmas Craft & Bake Sale at CB Place 11:00 to 4:00 pm. Come and get your Christmas shopping and baking done the easy way! Soup and cheese melts will be sold for a nice lunch!
There will be a general registration for Winter courses (listed on the Courses page) on Tuesday, Dec. 14, after the Drop-In, and also all day on Thursday, Dec. 16, during the Christmas Craft & Bake Sale. Of course, members can register any weekday morning for CB55+ courses, but some courses do have a maximum, so don’t delay! Members interested in taking Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Bridge Basics must register through Saanich Recreation (ph: 250-475-7600).
A reminder to members that CB Place will be closed from Dec. 18 through Jan. 3, and will re-open with Tuesday Drop-in on January 4. However, for those who wish to see their friends and neighbours at CB Place over the holidays, CB Place will be open for a social drop-in on Tuesday, Dec. 21 and Dec. 28, from 10:00 to 11:30 am, for anyone to come and visit, play games, and share the holiday spirit!