Events

Social, educational, fitness, and volunteer opportunities for seniors

Seniors Datebook – April 2019

Seniors Datebook – April

RMSS Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre – 12150 224 St. The Maple Ridge Centre is (mostly) back open! Regular hours of operation are resuming over the coming weeks. Check our website for “On the Move” details. Re-Opening Celebration be held April 9, 1-3 p.m. Refreshments provided. Call (604) 467-4993. www.rmssseniors.org

Walk for Alzheimer’s Maple Ridge

Sat., May 11, 10 a.m. – 12 Noon

Memorial Peace Park – 11900-22498 Haney Pl.

 “Make Memories Matter” at this fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of BC. Hosted by the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie, Seniors Network and the Haney Farmers Market. Walk the distance of your choice between 10 a.m. and 12 Noon. All donations gratefully accepted. For more info, call Heather at (604) 786-7404 or email: seniorsnetworkmpk@gmail.com or www.seniors-network.ca

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

Thurs., March 28 – May 2, 1-3:30 p.m.

Ridge Meadows Hospice – 102-22320 119 Avenue, Maple Ridge

Sat., April 6 – May 11, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

RMSS Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre – 12150 224 St.

Free six-session workshop for adults with any kind of ongoing pain. Understand and manage symptoms. Deal with stress and difficult emotions. Learn to safely maintain physical activity and improve flexibility. Communicate effectively with your health care team. Register at: (604) 940-1273 or

www.selfmanagementbc.ca

Fall Prevention Presentation

Wed., April 3, 10 – 11 a.m.

RMSS Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre – 12150 224 St.

Presented by Fraser Health. This group presentation will provide you with tips on how to reduce your risk of a fall. Free. Please pre-register. Call (604) 467-4993.

Vision/Hearing Resources Open House

Sat., April 6, 1-4 p.m.

RMSS Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre – 12150 224 St.

Discover what’s here for you: services, equipment, recreation, education. Sponsored by The Maple Ridge Lions Club. For more details, visit: www.mapleridgelionsclub.org or call Brian at (604) 467-2696. Free admission – no pre-registration required.

Chartwell Willow Manor Open House

Sun., April 7, 1-4 p.m.

Chartwell Willow Manor – 12275 224St., Maple Ridge

Ready to explore retirement living for yourself or a loved one? Free event featuring entertainment and refreshments. Everyone welcome! For more info, call (604) 676-3817.

Red Skelton Tribute Show and Dinner

Sun., April 7. Show at 3 p.m. with dinner to follow

Greystone Manor – 11657 Ritchie Ave., Maple Ridge

All guests must pre-register by April 1. Please call for more information (604) 467 2808.

Lougheed Transit Corridor Study Open House

Wed., April 10, 4-8 p.m.

Glenwood Elementary School Gym – 21410 Glenwood Ave., Maple Ridge

A new B-Line rapid bus service is coming to the Lougheed Highway and will connect our downtown to the Skytrain network in Coquitlam. In anticipation of the changes, Maple Ridge is undertaking a review of existing land use planning policies. Join to learn more about the project, share your thoughts and provide input. For more info, call: (604) 467-7493.

Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club Open House

Sat., April 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club – 11445 232 St.

Come out and try the game of bowls. Coaching provided by certified coaches who are experienced competitive bowlers. The club schedule includes separate days for women and men’s bowling, mixed bowling evening events and various bowling tournaments. This club not only provides great bowling experiences but is also a wonderful social club where you can meet new friends, enjoy after tournament dinner, floor curl and play cards during the winter. Call (604) 463-7107 or email: bgparno@telus.net

Maple Ridge Seniors Village Open House

Sun., April 14, 2-4 p.m.

Spring is in the Air!  Join us for a complimentary appetizer made by our Chef and take a self-guided tour of the community.  Entertainment begins at 3 p.m. RSVP to (604) 476-4467 or MRSV.info@retirementconcepts.com

Home Safety Assessment

Wed., April 17, 10 – 11 a.m.

RMSS Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre – 12150 224th Street.

The Home Instead safety presentation is a video addressing how to remain living safely and independently within one’s own home. Join Doug Mix as he presents and answers questions. Home safety checklist provided.

Free. Please pre-register. Call (604) 467-4993.

Cherry Blossom Festival                                                 

Sat., April 27, 2 – 4 p.m.

Maple Ridge Public Library – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

The coming of cherry blossoms heralds the beginning of spring in Japan and initiates a season of festivities with family and friends. The library joins the Maple Ridge Japanese Language School to celebrate this year’s blossoming cherry trees with traditional Japanese food, drinks and crafts.  Everyone is welcome! 

Car Boot & Craft Sale

Sat., May 4, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

RMSS Pitt Meadows Seniors Activity Centre – 19065 119B Ave.

Open to all. Reserve your parking spot or table today! (in person, with payment, until sold out) Parking spot: $20 includes two parking spots (supply your own display table and chairs) Table (indoors only): $10 for one 6’ table; $15 for one 8’ table (includes table and chairs). Call (604) 457-4771. www.rmssseniors.org

Mondays

Drop-in Tech Help

Maple Ridge Public Library – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

(Library closed April 22). These practical, hands-on sessions with library staff are designed to help customers solve problems or learn new programs and techniques on their own devices or on library computers. Bring your tablets, laptops, eReaders, and your questions!

Local Voices

Maple Ridge Public Library – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

April 1, 7-8:30 p.m.

This series celebrates the City of Maple Ridge, past and present, through the voices of our citizens. Presentations combine talks, readings, and performances with community dialogue. Presented by the Maple Ridge Community Heritage Commission and Historical Society, the Maple Ridge Family History Group, Golden Ears Writers and the library.

Tuesdays

Golden Seniors Wellness Clinic

RMSS Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre – 12150 224St.

9 a.m. – 12 Noon. $1 drop-in fee but no one is turned away. Retired RN’s and caring volunteers staff this weekly wellness clinic to help maintain health and wellness.

Seniors Activity & Inclusion Group

CEED Centre – 11739 223 St., Maple Ridge

9:30-11:30 a.m., No cost. All seniors welcome, including those with dementia and their caregivers, to a fun, informal get-together each week. For more info, call Christian at (604) 463-2229 or email: community@ceedcentre.com

Zumba Gold

RMSS Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre – 12150 224th Street

10:30-11:30 a.m. (new time), starting April 2. Perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. A five-week pre-registered class for $25. Must pre-register at reception. Call (604) 467-4993. www.rmssseniors.org

Purple Angel Memory Café

Fraserview Village Community Hall – 22610 116Ave., Maple Ridge

1-3 p.m. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Anyone interested in Dementia Support, as a Person with Dementia, a caregiver, a friend, family etc. Do you want to learn what it’s like to have dementia? Do you want to know what to do, how to talk to a person living with dementia? Come to Purple Angel Dementia Support group. See you there. Call Myrna (604) 477-9628 for info.

Wednesdays

Interfaith Dialogue Series

Maple Ridge Public Library – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

April 24: Positive Effects of Practicing Faith in the Age of Social Media, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Community members from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds gather to discuss their beliefs in a setting of goodwill and understanding. Each evening’s presentation will focus on a theme, with opportunities for audience participation. Come with an open mind and an open heart!

Power Pilates

RMSS Pitt Meadows Seniors Activity Centre – 19065 119B Ave.

6:30-7:15 p.m. Four sessions starting April 3. Are you 55+ and looking to start a vibrant exercise program? This class includes cardio, weight training, core strengthening, stretch component, modifications for joints/back/injury recovery, and allows you to go at your own pace? Bring your own mat. Four-week class for $20. Register by April 1. Call (604) 457-4771.

Thursdays

Probus Club of Maple Ridge

Meadow Gardens Golf Club – 19675 Meadow Gardens Way, Pitt Meadows

3rd Thurs. of the month, 10 a.m. Are you retired or semi-retired? PROBUS membership stimulates thought, interest and fellowship! There are special interest groups too, from computers to dining to walking! For more info call Howard Glossop: (604) 477-0202 or visit: www.probusclubofmapleridge.org

Fridays

Free Community Meal

Maple Ridge Community Church – 20450 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

6 p.m. This free, weekly dinner provides food, hospitality, and company for people of all ages, means, and needs. Assistance carrying a tray is available to anyone who needs it. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Kate Heath at 778-628-9107 or email: mrcccommunitymeals@gmail.com

Saturdays

BYOB (Bring Your Own Buddy)

RMSS Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre – 12150 224 St.

April 27, May 11, May 25 9:30-10:15 a.m. Come with a friend or partner up in class and experience fitness together! Join Sylvie as she teaches partner exercises to stretch, balance, assist with flexibility, and strength. Learn adaptive techniques to strengthen your core, keep you flexible, and get you safely down (and up again!) from the floor. This is a mat friendly class. Drop in: $2. Call (604) 477-0425. www.rmssseniors.org

Income Tax Help

Maple Ridge Public Library – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

April 6, 13, 20, 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Drop-in. Free help for those of low-income and simple tax situation.

Drop-In Knitting Group  

Maple Ridge Public Library – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

2 – 4 p.m. Whether you are working on your first project or looking for a cheering section for your first steek, all knitters, crocheters, and other fibre artists are invited to drop-in to our welcoming knitting circle.

Community Dinner

Golden Ears United Church – 22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge.

6:30 p.m., No cost. A wide variety of people from our community gather for this meal to catch up with friends and connect with services. 

Sundays

Ukulele Circle

Maple Ridge Public Library – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

April 28, 2-4 p.m. The Maple Ridge Ukulele Circle meets once a month at Maple Ridge Public Library. Bring your ukulele or other stringed instrument for an afternoon of learning and fun. All skill levels from beginner to experienced are welcome! Contacts: Sher Goerzen (organizer) mapleridgeukulelecircle@gmail.com or Linda O’Connell (music leader).