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Try it Free Week

Our 2023 Fall Program Guide with all our Centre Programs and Services is now available
Man painting to exercise his brain

It is still July and we want you to enjoy your summer but as we head towards the Fall we hope you might take a moment and look at the Fall 2023 Program Guide for Silver Threads Service and save the date – September 5th to 8th is Try and Free Week.  A great opportunity to sign up for a new activity and see if it is a fit for you!

Our 2023 Fall Program Guide with all our Centre Programs and Services is now available.  Fall will be here before you know it and is the time that many of us start to think about restarting our fitness regimen or practicing lifelong learning and taking a class.  For those 55 years and better, Silver Threads has over 80 different weekly programs, 48 different monthly events and 11 services in our guide.  There is sure to be something to grab your interest.  New offerings this fall include Bollywood Dance, Armchair Travel, and Soup Socials.      

During Try it Free Week, there will be over 25 classes in two locations for you to attend and try at no cost.  Just call and book a spot.  We want you to be sure the activity will work for you.  Never done Yoga?  Here’s your chance.  Ever wonder what Qigong is about or what the fuss about Pickleball is?  We literally have everything from A to Z – from Art for Everyone to Zumba Gold to everything in between.  There will be refreshments, and tours for new folks.  For a complete Fall program schedule and the Try it Free listings visit our centres or our website at Silver Threads | Services for Seniors

Silver Threads Service has been serving seniors in Victoria for over 65 years, and prides itself on creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for those looking to try out new experiences and classes. We have two locations: our Centre in Saanich at 286 Hampton Road, and our Centre in Victoria at 1911 Quadra Street. Memberships are valid at both locations. For more information or to book a spot, call the Saanich Centre at 250 382-3151 or the Victoria Centre at 250-388-4268.

If you are ready to amp up your cognitive function and take a proactive approach to your brain health, Silver Threads Service offers two programs that can support you in this health practice.

Registration is now on for the Fall Brain Games and Memory PLUS Programs.  These programs are for those 55+ who would like to enhance their memory skills in an active and social group setting. 

Brain Games  Saanich Centre

Fun group games that will help you keep your mind active. Challenge your brain in a social and interactive setting lead by an experienced facilitator.

Dates:  Wednesdays, September 13th to October 18th

Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Cost: 6/$24 members, $42 non-members

Memory PLUS  Saanich Centre

Memory PLUS is a program for those 55+ who would like to enhance their memory and learn new skills in an active and social setting. The PLUS stands for Practice, Laughter and Useful Strategies.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 25th to November 29th

Time:  1:00pm to 3:00pm

Cost:  6/$54 members, $78 non-members

Leader: Lisa van Bommel

Call 250 388-4268 or visit www.silverthreadsservice for more information.


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