This week we welcomed 12 members and 2 guests, Jim Miller and Anthony Kupferschmidt from the West End Seniors Network.


* We are going to be having a Luminosity event in April. We will be visiting Mary Kato's ESL school for a meal and to chat with her students. Diana is organizing and will be providing more details in the next few weeks.

* Next week we are having our Valentine's day auction, we need items donated for this event, please get in touch with Alfredo to make your donations.

* Save the date! Our Hoopathon this year will be on April 27. 


Rotary Moment

Frances will be doing the Rotary moment this month. She told about 2 men, both born in April, William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army and Paul Harris, founder of Rotary. Both men made the world a better place!


Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker today was Anthony Kupferschmidt, Executive Director of the West End Seniors Network. Anthony has lived in Vancouver's West End for over 12 years.
He completed his MA in Gerontology at Simon Fraser University in 2009, and he has been working with older adults in a variety of settings for more than 21 years.

The WESN currently has 850 members from a total of 13K seniors who live in the West End.

The West End Seniors’ Network now operates from 3 different locations. In Denman Place Mall they run a thrift store, Clothes and Collectibles, and an Information and Referral centre, Kay’s Place. WESN’s main offices are located in Barclay Manor, a space dedicated by the City of Vancouver for seniors, where we work co-operatively with the West End Community Center to provide a variety of programs and activities.

Their mission is to enhance the quality of life of older adults by providing social, recreational, educational and supportive programs and services that foster connection and inclusion in the broader community.


Thought of the day:

When you see something beautiful in someone, tell them. It may take you a second to say it, but for them, it could last a lifetime. - Unknown

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