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Lots of online offerings available to New West seniors

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Century House is offering a limited number of in-person activities because of COVID-19, but it's serving up a range of programs online. Record/File

New West seniors in search of some inspiration or a new skill may want to check out some upcoming online programs being offered through Century House.

With in-person services limited by COVID-19, Century House continues to offer a variety of programs virtually on Zoom. Here are some of the upcoming programs New West seniors may want to check out.

Cycling Across Canada is a workshop where a local senior shares her experiences and stories of Canada from a cyclist’s perspective – having decided at the age of 65 to cycle across Canada. The session is on Friday, June 18 at 10 a.m.

To register in advance, go to

Century House member Joy St. John is leading another workshop aimed at helping folks improve their technological skills. The month’s presentation, Learn About More Google Tools, includes information about: working with the Google calendar; understanding your Google account; making use of Google1, Chat, Hangouts; and checking out Google Earth and News.

The session is on Tuesday, June 22 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Register at

On June 25, Century House staff and a facilitator from the Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute will lead a virtual workshop on memory aging. They’ll explain how memory functions and how it changes as people age, and they’ll also provide tips for maintaining and improving memory, as well as information about when to seek professional help. 

This workshop is taking place on Zoom on Friday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. To register, go to

Virtual Cooking Connections: Cooking and Baking with Seniors is a three-session program that’s being facilitated by the Food Skills for Families program. Participants in the online cooking class will receive a $25 gift card at Save-On-Foods to buy the groceries needed for this program.

A limited number of spaces are available for this program, and participants must commit to attending all three sessions. The sessions are on Thursday, July 8, 15 and 22 from 10 to 11 a.m.

“Each participant receives a program handbook and a grocery gift card to purchase the session’s recipe ingredients,” said a notice about the program. “Get ready to cook and bake alongside everyone in the comfort of your own kitchen! Meet new people and make delicious healthy food together. Virtual fun in the kitchen!”

After being approved for registration, participants will be contacted to pick up their handbook and grocery card at Century House. To register, go to