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Silver Threads is celebrating 65 years of community service to seniors!
Watch for our commemorative supplement in tomorrow’s Times Colonist Islander section.
Pick up a copy or go online to see the 8 pages of photos, facts and good memories!
We hope you will celebrate with us! ... See MoreSee Less
Remembrance Day is a day for all Canadians to remember the men and women who served and sacrificed for our country. It is a day we encourage every individual, young and old to pause, to give thanks and to remember.
Our centres will be closed in recognition of Remembrance Day, Thursday, November 11th. ... See MoreSee Less
From all of us at Silver Threads we're wishing you a safe and spooky Halloween! ... See MoreSee Less
We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Rexall Pharmacies! Over the past two days we were able to give out 140 Flu Shots between both Silver Threads Centres thanks to Rexall and their friendly pharmacist!
We are grateful for our many years of working together during flu seasons to keep our communities safe, and have been especially thankful for their work with us over the past two years during the pandemic. Thank you Rexall! ... See MoreSee Less
Next Friday get in the Haloween spirit by joining us on Zoom to learn about Mexico's cultural tradition of The Day of The Dead. Professor Rosa Stuart from the UVic Speaker's Bureau will be joining us to share interesting information and insights on the day. It's one you wont want to miss! Call us at 250 388 4268 to register and join the Zoom presentation. ... See MoreSee Less
Are you interested in maintaining and improving your memory and cognition? It's not too late to join Memory PLUS! There are still spaces available in our Tuesday session at the Victoria Centre.
Meet our facilitator Lisa Coulson, connect with peers, learn memory techniques, and play games and challenges designed to increase cognitive function!
Join us Tuesday mornings from now until December 7th every week from 9:00am to 11:00am. Call us at 250 388 4268 for more information and to register for this fun and helpful program. ... See MoreSee Less
Join our instructor Kim for some thoughtful discussion, interesting trivia, and interactive games over Zoom! Build social connections and tease your brain from the comfort of home. The next session's info is below:
Dates: Thursdays October 28 - December 9
Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Cost: $24 M, $36NM
Call 250 388 4268 to register ... See MoreSee Less
Our Flu Clinic dates have been booked and will be administered by Rexall Pharmacy. This free service is available for those 55 year and better and appointments must be booked. You will need your BC Care Card, Vaccination card and complete a consent for Immunization form.
Wednesday, October 27th 9:00am to 2:00pm
Call 250 382-3151 for Saanich appointments
Thursday, October 28th 9:00am to 11:00am
Call 250 388-4268 for Victoria appointments
Thank you to Rexall and their Pharmacists for providing this service! ... See MoreSee Less
Giving thanks, today, tomorrow and always.
Our centres will be closed on Monday, October 11th and we reopen on Tuesday.
Happy Thanksgiving from Silver Threads Service. ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know that today is National Seniors Day?
Each year on October 1st we say thank you to all the seniors in our lives and communities for all that they have done for their friends, family, community, and country throughout the years. Today we showed our appreciation and celebrated everyone who came to our centres with some delicious cupcakes! ... See MoreSee Less
Well they look great, are any of these lovelies sugar free, for the type 2 crowd. ? Lol
September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
If you're interested in learning about what a First Nation's advisor has to say about the day and reconciliation consider attending the event below by Zoom:
Thursday, September 30th at 10:00 am the Tri-Cities Seniors’ Action Society has Derek Thompson, Thlaapkiituup, from the Ditidaht First Nation, (one of fourteen Nuuchahnulth Nations on the west coast of Vancouver Island) speaking on Opening the Door to Truth & Reconciliation. Let’s learn from what a First Nations advisor has to say to lead us to some understanding and action.
Register here NOW: bit.ly/3ntMKWS
We encourage all our members to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, whether through personal reflection, education and awareness activities, or by participating in Orange Shirt Day or other events within communities. ... See MoreSee Less
Tai Chi Therapy is taught by Jaz Ibarra and is the fusion of Tai Chi wisdom, Osteopathic philosophy and Biomechanics principles. Its regular practice helps improve posture, movement, breathing, organ function and contributes to a more focused and peaceful state of mind. For more information or to register contact the Saanich Centre at 250-382-3151 ... See MoreSee Less
Ever thought about learning the Ukulele? Visit the Victoria Centre tomorrow (Friday) at 1:30 to hear a Ukulele Demo and meet the Instructor of the new Beginner Class. The classes will start on Friday, September 17th and at 1:30pm. Come and listen! We have lemonade and cookies too! ... See MoreSee Less
I will be there for sure!!!
There is still space in the Calligraphy course starting next week lead by local artist Kathy Guthrie! Call our Victoria Centre to reserve your space. ... See MoreSee Less
Our September newsletter and program guides have been posted to our website. With the fall beginning we're excited to be introducing new and old favourite programs to both of our centres.
Check out our newsletter here: silverthreads.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Newsletter-September-2021-website.pdf
and our program schedules here: silverthreads.ca/our-programs/
For more information or to register for our fall programs give us a call! ... See MoreSee Less
Next week's open house is coming up fast. If you're interested in dropping in for some lemonade, cookies, and free program demonstrations please give us a call!
Space is still available in the following demo classes at our Victoria Centre:
- Tai Chi Therapy
- Chinese Women's Friendship Group
- Online Programs Demonstration
Be sure to give us a call and save your space if you're interested! (250 388 4268 for our Victoria Centre or 250 382 3151 for our Saanich Centre)
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Please note that in preparation for our fall programming both our Victoria Centre and our Saanich Centre will be closed next week (August 30 through September 3) and will reopen after the Labour Day long weekend on Tuesday September 7th for our Open House week.
Check out our website or phone us to see what activities will be available during the open house! Both centres will have snacks and refreshments available as well as a variety of programming free of charge. Be sure to pre-book a space if you're interested in any of the activities.
Regular programming will resume as of Monday September 13. Stay tuned as we are adding more programs to our September schedule! ... See MoreSee Less
Join local Victoria storyteller Jennifer Ferris as she presents on "Words: The Art of Stories" this Saturday 1:00pm August 28th at Royal Athletic Park. This will be the last in our Saturday Sampler series and we hope to see you there!
Jennifer has been an active storyteller for 25 years. She has performed in schools, at community events, nature sanctuaries and festivals. She coaches emerging storytellers by helping them to develop and perform their stories for peers and the larger community. Experienced storytellers also seek her out for advice and coaching, you won't want to miss this workshop in the park! ... See MoreSee Less