The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the health and well-being of many people, with no group more affected than the elderly. Social isolation and loneliness, factors linked to poor physical and mental well-being, were already challenges for many older people, and have been magnified by the pandemic.
What can be done to break this isolation caused by the pandemic? One way is to slowly and cautiously re-engage in activities that were enjoyed before the pandemic, or to try new ones. The KinVillage community center offers a variety of activities in a safe and welcoming environment. Proof of vaccination, identification and the wearing of a mask are required on site to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort.
There is something for everyone to get you moving, interacting with others, and having fun. If you want to improve your physical condition, there is a class for you.
Need to shake the lethargy off your brain, try the monthly puzzle event.
If you are tired of your own cooking, enjoy a meal at the cafe. If you want to relax, listen to live music or catch a free movie. From bridge, bingo, painting and carpet bowling, to snooker, dancing, ukulele jams and tai chi, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest.
If you’ve spent time during the pandemic clearing your closets, KinVillage will gladly accept your lightly worn women’s clothing for the Unique Boutique, where you can find quality clothing to update your wardrobe. This store is one of Tsawwassen’s best kept secrets with great finds at incredible prices.
If you are looking for a home for the books you are willing to pass on, KinVillage is now also accepting book donations. The highly anticipated 2022 book sale will be held at the end of March and will be worth the wait.
Still haven’t received your flu shot? Head to the KinVillage Community Center today (November 25) for a dose of protection.
With so much going on, there are plenty of reasons to leave home! Come see what inspires you at the KinVillage Community Center. You can even try your first class for free!
The KinVillage Community Center is located at 5430 10th Avenue in Tsawwassen. 604-943-0225. Find the latest newsletter, including a calendar of events and times, on kinvillage.org under the Community Center heading.