“The Visual Experience–What do We See in Art” Presentation

Friday, February 22nd from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Presented by a member artist of the Art Group of the Islington Seniors’ Centre.  “As artists, we utilize tools and techniques to best communicate our message or intent. There are infinite ways the painting or drawing can reveal itself.  It is important that we explore other’s work and methods to help us in our own work.  Explore interesting photography pieces that may inspire you or help you to develop your own self-expression.  A discussion of the intent of the artist, what emotion the photo may draw upon and what different approaches you think could have been utilized.”

$2.00 to attend and can be paid at the session.

(Artwork by the artists is available for sale at the Centre and you can speak to the artists, usually on Fridays at the art classes.)

Presentation: “Savvy Seniors: Protect yourself against fraud and scams”

Friday, February 22nd at 1:00 pm (1:00 – 2:00 pm)

Join this interactive session on frauds and scams that we sometimes fall for  and how to reduce your vulnerability to these.  The workshop will feature video clips as case studies of common phone and computer scams, as well as fraud that we might not expect by loved ones. The format will be an open discussion of what we can learn from these and how to best protect ourselves and our money.

Fee: $2.00 to attend.  Please register with the main office.

Presentation: “It’s Not Right”

Friday, January 25th at 1:00 pm

“It’s Not Right: When Good People Behave Badly”.

Join this interactive session on abusive behaviour that we sometimes experience as people, and what to do about it. We will use material from the “It’s Not Right: Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults” program. The workshop will feature quizzes on aging myths and abuse and short video clips as case studies of abuse. Abuse can be emotional, financial or physical. The format will be an open discussion on: what we can learn from these about respectful behaviour, how to respond and how not to respond to abuse, using what we know from best practices and from real world experiences.

Presented by Elder Abuse Ontario. This is a provincial initiative to educate seniors about how to respond to abuse and negative stereotypes and what resources are available.
Free to attend.  Please join us.

Book Club

Join a group of avid readers to discuss the Book of the Month. Discussion is moderated by a librarian from the Toronto Public Library.

February 6th at  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Pre-registration & membership required.
Call 416-231-3431 to register.

Program Fee: $1.00 per day

Book of the Month: “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore”. By Matthew Sullivan.  Books are available in the front office.

Conversational French

Thursdays, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Bonjour! This program gives individuals who know how to speak French, a chance to practice and improve their abilities. This group of men and women have an enjoyable afternoon conversing about daily events etc. using the French language, led by a knowledgeable and encouraging instructor.

Membership and registration is required to participate in this program.

$2.00 per day