Events

Social, educational, fitness, and volunteer opportunities for seniors

Seniors Datebook – March 2019

Spring Treasure Hunt

March 15-31. Hunt for hidden eggs in 30 participating Downtown Maple Ridge businesses for your chance to win 1 of 5 HUGE Easter prize baskets. This free, family event is a great way to spend Spring Break! Fun for all ages! For details, visit www.downtownmapleridge.ca

March 15-31. Hunt for hidden eggs in 30 participating Downtown Maple Ridge businesses for your chance to win 1 of 5 HUGE Easter prize baskets. This free, family event is a great way to spend Spring Break! Fun for all ages! For details, visit www.downtownmapleridge.ca

Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre

RMSS Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre – 12150 224 St.

Renovations have begun! As able, we will continue to have the coffee shop open Mon. – Fri., 9-11 a.m., and Snooker is open Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. The Legion is still available for Coffee & Connection time Wed. – Fri. from 9 – 11:30 a.m. Take away lunch is available Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. from the kitchen side door. Call (604) 467-4993. www.rmssseniors.org

Special Events

Shaping the Journey – Dementia Education

Tuesdays, March 5 – April 2, 4 -6 p.m.

RMSS Maple Ridge Seniors Activity Centre – 12150 224 St.

A five-session series for people living with dementia and their care partners to explore the journey ahead in a positive, informative and supportive environment. Explore strategies for coping with changes and maximizing quality of life, review information on planning for the future, and meet others who are going through similar experiences. Call (604) 298-0780 or email info.northfraser@alzheimerbc.org

Top 10 Frauds & Scams

Tues., March 5, 1-2:30 p.m.

Maple Ridge Public Library – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

This interactive seminar delves into the Top 10 scams that affect Canadians and how they work. Get tips on how to identify each scam, fraud prevention, and information on what to do if you are a victim, know someone who is a victim, or suspect that they have identified an illegal scheme or fraud. Presented by the Better Business Bureau of BC and hosted by the Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie, Seniors Network. Free event. No registration required. Refreshments will be served. www.seniors-network.ca

Improve Your Home Internet Performance

Wed., March 6, 7-8 p.m.

Maple Ridge Public Library – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

Learn the best ways to set up your Internet connection through your router. Ensure your network is safe and makes the most of your Internet service, and how to add ‘smart home’ devices to your network. No registration necessary.

Bingo, Fundraiser & Silent Auction

Fri., March 8, 2-3:30 p.m.

Maple Ridge Senior Village – 22141 119 Avenue

The Maple Ridge Seniors Village Charity Committee is hosting a fun afternoon of winning and giving with proceeds to the Ridge Meadows Hospice Society. RSVP to Lindsay at (604) 476-4467 or MRSV.info@retirementconcepts.com by March 7.

Repair Café

Sat., March 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Maple Ridge Public Library – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

Learn how to repair your broken items (bikes, socks, jewelry, small appliances, clock and more) with volunteer help! For more info, email: mrrepaircafe.ca or call Leanne at (604) 463-5545.

Quiz Night                                   

Sat., Mar 9, 7 – 9 p.m.

Maple Ridge Public Library – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

Maple Ridge Friends of the Library once again host their popular Quiz Night, an evening of fun, trivia, prizes and snacks. Tickets are $10 each and will be available at the main floor desk. Come alone or form a team of up to eight members.

St. Paddy’s Pub Night

Fri., March 15, 6 p.m.

Samz Neighbourhood Pub – 19267 Lougheed Hwy., Pitt Meadows

The Ridge Meadows Hospice Society hosts its annual fundraiser with a live band, silent auction and more. Tickets are $20 and include a burger with salad or fries and a beverage. For ticket info visit: www.ridgemeadowshospicesociety.com or call (604) 463-7722.

Spring Fling Fashion Show & Luncheon

Wed., March 27, 11 a.m. (arrive by 10:45 a.m.)

Greystone Manor – 11657 Ritchie Ave., Maple Ridge

Promoting shopping local, featuring clothing from local businesses. Shopping with Fashion Closet after buffet luncheon. Cost is $12 (Cash Only) All guests must pre-register By Mon. March 18. Call (604) 467 2808 for more information.

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.

MONDAYS

Drop-in Tech Help

Maple Ridge Public Library – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

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.

March 4, 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.

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

Osteofit 1+ Classes

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

Mon. 9-9:45 a.m. & Wed. 9:15-10:15 a.m., starting March 6. Gentle strength, balance and coordination program; safe for those with Osteoporosis & Osteopenia. Falls Prevention program. Medical clearance forms given out at registration time. Six classes $45. Pre-register by March 4. Call (604) 457-4771. www.rmssseniors.org

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

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.

Belly Dancing

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

2:45-3:45 p.m., starting March 12. Belly Dance is a no impact, weight bearing exercise which is good for the prevention of osteoporosis, improves the flexibility of the whole body and benefits one’s short term memory. Six-week class for $30. Must pre-register at byMarch 8. Call (604) 457-4771.

WEDNESDAYS

Interfaith Dialogue Series

Maple Ridge Public Library – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

March 27: Relationships, 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 March 6. 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 March 4. 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

Walking Club

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

Saturday morning walks on local paths and dykes for 1-2 hours. Hot coffee and warm soup await available for purchase at the Centre upon return. Weather dependent. Drop-in $1. Call (604) 457-4771.

Acrylic Painting Class

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

March 9 & 23, 12 Noon-2 p.m.

Have you ALWAYS wanted to take a painting class? Not sure where to start?  Pre-registered two-week session: $20 covers the cost of instruction and material for the two-week session. Call (604) 457-4771.

Trivia!

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

Every second Saturday of the month 11 a.m.-12 Noon. Next one March 9. Test your Trivia Knowledge on a potpourri of subjects such as music, movies, sports, history and more. Form your own team or join one on the day. Max. four people per team. $2/person. Prizes for winning team. Light lunch available for purchase.

Pre-register by March 6 to be on a team or drop by to watch the fun! Call (604) 457-4771.

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.

March 31, 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). dlocked0 Bo