New West seniors can head to Century House for help with your New Year’s resolutions

If you’ve made New Year’s resolutions, Century House may be the place to go to help you reach your goals.

Want to get moving, try something new or meet some new friends? If so, Century House has all sorts of programs worth checking out in 2019 – everything from playing the ukulele to making pottery.

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Here’s a sampling of some of the programs getting underway in January:

* Minds in Motion, a fitness and social program for people experiencing early stage memory loss to attend with a care partner, friend or family member. It’s on Wednesdays, from Jan. 9 to March 27 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registration is $68 (code 16448).

* Chronic conditions self-management program is for people who are dealing with chronic health conditions, and aims to help them maintain an active, fulfilling life. It’s on Saturdays from Jan. 19 to March 2 (no class Feb. 16), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s free, but registration is required (code 16884).

* Osteofit is a fitness/educational program for people with osteoporosis or are at risk for developing this condition. It runs on Thursdays from Jan. 17 to Feb. 14 (code 16418) or Feb. 28 to March 28 (16419). Registration is $41.

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Seniors Health and Wellness Institute is presenting a workshop at Century House, where it will review many of the available medical services and what you can expect from them. You can sign up for this workshop, which takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the front office.

An information session is taking place on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 3 to 4 p.m. about the Choose to Move program, which allows seniors to work with a trained activity coach who will support a physical activity plan made just for them. Registration (code 16739) will come after attending the information session.

Along with activities, Century House is a great place to find folks who may be experiencing some of the same things as you. It’s home to a variety of programs including a low-vision group, a Parkinson’s support group and a tinnitus support group.

Century House also offers various counselling programs for seniors aged 50 and up who are going through a difficult time. You can find out more about the Vital Connections program and the Senior Peer Counselling program by contacting Century House at 604-519-1066.

In addition to a long list of activities like yoga, snooker, pickleball, fitness, cribbage, square dancing, book clubs, crafts, computer labs, darts, table tennis, bridge and quilting, Century House also hosts a variety of activities and organizes bus trips. For details, drop by Century House at 620 Eighth St., call 604-519-1066 or visit www.newwestcity.ca.

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