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The Membership Advantage
 

The QB Seniors Centre memberships run from August 1 to July 31 each year. Current membership is required to participate in any of the activities. This year your membership also provides discounts through several of the merchants in Qualicum Beach and Parksville. Everyone who signs up for a membership will be eligible for the monthly draw for a Quality Foods gift card.

 

There is a link to a printable form to download and print at the bottom of this page.  The completed form can be mailed with payment.

Another way is to complete the secure online form on the Membership Page

Covid-19 Updates

Each week the eligibility list is posted listing the age groups eligible to register for the vaccine. Please check to make sure the day that you are eligible to register.

Find a COVID-19 immunization clinic and full information from Island Health at https://covid19.islandclinics.ca/

This link provides information on B.C.'s COVID-19  immunization plan,

who is currently eligible for vaccination in the Island Health area, provide instructions as to when you should book your appointment and provide information on how to register for your appointment.

Please remember that memberships in the QB Seniors’ Activities Centre are for the period August 1 – July 31 each year. 

 

In-person membership registration has been suspended due to the presence of COVID cases in the Mid-Island region.

You can register and pay online with the

Online Membership Form

aWhat's Happening

Happy Mother’s Day

 

Throughout the week we will introduce ideas to help make Mother’s Day special. Online travel experiences, virtual activities to enjoy with Mom, brunch ideas. dinner recipes and online entertainment for the special day. Check the activities and special events sections to see what’s happening.

 

Activities

If you want to keep active, go to the activities section and sign up for one of our many virtual activities, travel, recipes or events. Every week we have live and interactive yoga, cardio dance, gentle seated exercise classes, bingo, and virtual travel experiences.  https://www.qbseniors.com/activities

Virtual Travel

If you are missing being able to travel, visit our virtual travel section in activities. Every day there is a different opportunity to participate in documentaries, interviews, musical presentations, culinary shows, and cultural experiences. If you sign in a little before the daily program starts, you can send questions to the presenters which may be answered during the program. Each week features a different region, and we will post the itinerary on this site.  https://www.qbseniors.com/virtual-travel

Walk for Alzheimer's

Jocelyne Asselin from The Gardens and Laurel Wright from Berwick will be participating in the Oceanside IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's during the month of May 2021 and invite you to sponsor them or to join with them to celebrate and remember the people in our lives who have been affected by dementia. The Walk for Alzheimer’s helps to raise vital funds and awareness that will create change our community.

To sponsor Jocelyne or Laurel and information on how to register yourself, your immediate household, or your bubble go to: walkforalzheimers.ca – just make sure you’re in accordance with current public health guidelines.

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Oceanside Hospice 50/50 Draw

Oceanside Hospice is holding their first ever On-Line 50/50 draw! There will be a maximum of 6,000 tickets sold for a chance to win up to $20,000! Tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for $20 and 10 for $50. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking on the following link. Once you purchase your tickets, a copy of your tickets will be sent to you via email. The winning ticket will be drawn at Oceanside Hospice on July 6th! Good luck and thank you for your support!
Follow the link to purchase your tickets:

https://app.simplyk.io/en/ticketing/2e234c40-eea7-4a4a-bc95-08fe7b958234?lang=en&fbclid=IwAR3snPxu66QXEnFnPAlDuvoepTUSWpqjFHB4Bb3TfQm5hBbIJ8bAwASh

All In-person Activities are Cancelled

Don’t sit at home alone – get involved with our interactive, online exercise, relaxation, and art classes.  See the next page for more information

Office of the Seniors Advocate and the Information and Privacy Commissioner

It is an unfortunate reality that as seniors focus on their health amid the pandemic, con artists and scammers are looking to exploit their personal information and profit from these challenging times. 

 

According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, more than 18,000 Canadians reported fraud in the first four months of 2020 – nearly half of the total number of cases for 2019. Canadians have lost $22.6 million to fraud.

 
Many of these scams target seniors directly. As Laura Tamblyn-Watts, the CEO of National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization CanAge said recently, the virus, combined with scamming attempts, represent “the perfect storm of targeting our vulnerable people.”
 

Below is a link to the brochure. 

       Your Executive for 2020/21

  • Lorne Tetarenko     President

  • ​Pat Weber              Past President

  • Dorothy Young        Secretary

  • John Telfer              Treasurer

  • Judy Palipowski      Activities

  • Julie Laviolette        Membership

  • Lila Greene             Newsletter

  • Barry Lohman         Facilities

  • Judy Southern         Kitchen

  • Julie Laviolette        History/Publicity