Morning Slide Show


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Morning Slide Show

  1. 1. Engaging Immigrants Seniors Project <ul><li>Seniors Activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Chair Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Health Education (Presentations and Seminars) </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Cooking </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trips and Museum visits </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor Games (Darts, Pool/Snooker, Ping-Pong) </li></ul><ul><li>Chi-Qigong (exercise) </li></ul><ul><li>Laughter Yoga Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Dance Classes </li></ul>
  2. 2. Engaging Immigrants Seniors Project <ul><li>Seniors Activities: </li></ul><ul><li>Painting Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Art Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrations and Social gatherings </li></ul><ul><li>Home Visits </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly Telephone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Accompany Senior for Medical Appointment </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Lessons </li></ul>
  3. 3. I first found out about the multicultural seniors group activities when someone gave me its flyer. I then called its Coordinator, Safia Nawaz, and came to observe its activities. It was mainly to learn English, chat and pass the time. I started to attend the Wednesday activities where people from diverse multicultural backgrounds got together and participate in different recreational activities. Since I was recently widowed and recovering from a slight stroke, it was a chance for me to make friends and occupy my time. Participating in various activities with other group members lifts up my spirits and makes me happy. VERENE’s Reflection About Program
  4. 4. Outings to various places have helped me to learn new things. Since outings are arranged in collaboration with other community organizations, it also gives me a chance to meet new friends. As a result of one such outing, I struck up good friendship with Satwant and her husband Saggu. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that our backgrounds were similar and that gave us the opportunity to pass innumerable hours talking of our cherished past.
  5. 5. Cooking sessions are great ice breakers. Experimenting with cooking multiethnic dishes are great fun and resulted in my striking up friendship with other group members.
  6. 6. Dancing helps me to maintain health as well as enable me to know about other people’s culture. Even if someone is feeling under the weather, the laughs we have trying out different steps helps in lifting up our spirits and we all go home happy!
  7. 7. Chair exercise helps me to keep all my organs functioning . Before joining the group, the only exercise I did was walk but now, I am encouraged to exercise with others which help to keep me active.
  8. 8. “ Participating in seniors group activities lifts up my spirits and makes me happy” – Verene Blenman
  9. 9. My involvement in the group has helped me to deal with my boredom and given me something to look forward to in life . Recently, my doctor commented that I was doing better than she expected and that was mainly due to my coming to OCISO and being part of the group. Safia and Basia have been understanding and accept the fact that we all have distinctive characteristics and encourage us to share our views in a mutually respectful way.
  10. 10. SAGGU I found new companions and friends. There’s exercise, yoga and activities for health, and cooking classes, which are very good for enjoying different types of food. All activities help me to meet different people.
  11. 11. Safia also tried to help me with computers, by finding me a tutor.
  12. 13. Healthy Kitchen
  13. 14. Christmas Celebration 2009
  14. 15. Christmas Celebration 2009 Singing Christmas Carol
  15. 16. Alzheimer Presentation
  16. 17. Alzheimer Presentation
  17. 18. Indoor Games
  18. 19. Chow Qigong Exercise
  19. 20. Chow Qigong Exercise
  20. 21. Dance Classes
  21. 22. Dance Classes
  22. 23. Dance Classes
  23. 24. Dance Classes
  24. 25. Hussain Mir’s reflection about the Seniors’ Program
  25. 26. Social Gathering in Bayshore
  26. 27. Social Gathering in Bayshore
  27. 28. Multicultural Senior’s Talent Show Paintings by Urmila and Malbo Nimila Gautima
  28. 29. Potluck Lunch
  29. 30. Potluck Lunch
  30. 31. Painting Class
  31. 32. Painting Classs
  32. 33. Painting Classes
  33. 34. Visit : Museum Of Civilization
  34. 35. Visit : Museum Of Civilization Once Upon a Time We Were Camel Riders
  35. 36. Visit : Museum Of Civilization
  36. 37. Visit : Art Gallery (Art Exhibition)
  37. 38. Visit : Art Gallery (Art Exhibition)
  38. 39. Field Trip: Perth (Painting workshop) Supporting Each Other)
  39. 40. Field Trip: Perth (Painting workshop)
  40. 41. Field Trip: Perth (Painting workshop)
  41. 42. Field Trip: Perth (Painting workshop)
  42. 43. Field Trip: Perth (Painting workshop)
  43. 44. Excursion : Saunders Farm
  44. 45. Excursion : Saunders Farm
  45. 46. Excursion : Saunders Farm
  46. 47. Excursion : Saunders Farm
  47. 48. Volunteers Bushra and Josephine
  48. 49. Volunteers Odile
  49. 50. Volunteers
  50. 51. Volunteers Computer Lessons One to One Class
  51. 52. Diwali Celebrations with Punjabi Seniors 2009(Kanata Seniors Centre)
  52. 53. Diwali Celebrations with Punjabi Seniors 2009(Kanata Seniors Centre)
  53. 54. Diwali Celebrations with Punjabi Seniors 2010(Kanata Seniors Centre)
  54. 55. Diwali Celebrations with Punjabi Seniors 2010(Kanata Seniors Centre)
  55. 56. Punjabi Seniors – Playing Cards (Kanata Seniors Centre)
  56. 57. Punjabi Seniors Laughter Yoga (Kanata Seniors Centre)
  57. 58. Punjabi Community Seniors Busy in Clothing Packing for Pakistan Flood Victims 2010
  58. 59. Punjabi Community Seniors Busy in Clothing Packing for Pakistan Flood Victims
  59. 60. Yoga (Barrhaven Group)
  60. 61. Yoga (Barrhaven Group