January is Health & Wellness Month

Health & Wellness Month

January is Health & Wellness Month in North Vancouver and North Shore Residents are invited to celebrate your wellbeing!

Sunday, January 7

Public Swim
1:30 - 3:30pm
Ron Andrews Pool

To celebrate our kick-off to Health & Wellness Month, Ron Andrews Pool is offering a free public
swim. All ages welcome!

Wednesday, January 17

Reducing Pain Through Exercise @ Your Desk
7:00 - 8:00pm
Lynn Valley Community Room

Movement plays a crucial role in preventing and easing musculoskeletal pain associated with poor posture, prolonged sitting and computer work. Come learn a quick and easy exercise program that can be done in the office. The program will combine Gentle Somatic Yoga, Pilates and strengthening exercises. There will be an interactive component for those who would like to participate. 
Register online or by calling 604-984-8286 ext. 8144

Sunday, January 7

Women's Only Swim
8:15 - 9:30pm
Ron Andrews Pool

Have you ever wanted to try the rope swing or jump off the diving board but been too shy? This women's only swim offers a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere where it's safe to try new things.

Thursday, January 18

People Power: Safe Routes to School
9:15 - 11:45am
Lynn Valley Village, Community Room

Small changes in our daily routines can have an impact on our overall well-being, community safety and help protect our environment. This talk explains how getting outside can make a big difference. Social connections are necessary for our emotional and physical health, and the first step is to step out your front door. Find out how your step

Sunday, January 7

Women's Only Shallow Water Aquafit
8:45 - 9:30pm
Ron Andrews Pool

This water-based exercise class gives your body a total workout with little impact and joint stress. Workout intensity is moderate to vigourous and appropriate for all levels.

Thursday, January 18

Dementia Tips Caregivers Need to Know, with Karen Tyrell
7:00 - 8:30pm
Capilano Library

It’s not easy watching a loved one with dementia change. Come learn helpful tips for family caregivers. These tips will help you not only to better communicate with someone with early to middle stages of dementia but will also teach you ideal methods for creating harmony in your relationship. You will also learn tips for caring for yourself. Karen Tyrell, CDP, CPCA, is a Dementia Consultant & Educator and Founder of Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc. She is the author of "Cracking the Dementia Code - Creative Solutions to Cope with Changed Behaviours'. 
Register online or by calling 604-984-8286 ext. 8144

Monday, January 8

Tai Chi & Qigong, Meditation and Healing Sounds
6:30 - 7:30pm
Lynn Valley Village, Community Room

Curious about the key to a long, healthy life through the practice of an ancient Chinese health regime? Want to learn meditation in motion and how to guide energy in your body? Join Josie Loehrich for a series of exercises that will leave you revitalized, feeling the qi and wanting more.

Saturday, January 20

Move & Play as a Family 2-5yrs
10:30am - 12:00pm
Parkgate Community Centre, Gym

Join NVRC staff for fun, hands on activity stations that explore physical literacy. Hop, jump, throw, kick and roll for lifelong benefits. Parent participation. 

Tuesday, January 9

Shake & Shimmy Storytime
10:30 - 11:10am
Capilano Library, Potlack Room

Join us as we explore movement with shaking, shimmying, songs and books. Recommended for parents, caregivers and children ages 2-5.

Monday, January 22

Dementia Tips Caregivers Need to Know, with Karen Tyrell
7:00 - 8:30pm
Lynn Valley Village, Community Room

It’s not easy watching a loved one with dementia change. Come learn helpful tips for family caregivers. These tips will help you not only to better communicate with someone with early to middle stages of dementia but will also teach you ideal methods for creating harmony in your relationship. You will also learn tips for caring for yourself. 
Register online or by calling 604-984-8286 ext. 8144

Tuesday, January 9

Fibromyalgia Pain, Jaw Pain & Fear of Movement
7:00 - 8:30pm
Parkgate Library

Discover how to start to move again with confidence and less contraction at the Library! Learn how to start your journey to recovery and wellbeing, and seek relief from conditions like fibromyalgia, sports injury, chronic pain or emotional pain and discomfort. Registration requried; regsiter online or call 604-987-7529.

Wednesday, January 24

North Shore Food Asset Map & Community Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30am
HOpe Centre, Atrium

Food assets are places where people can grow, prepare, share, buy, receive or learn about food. Come learn what food assets are in your North Shore community and how you can access and use the map. Both helping professions and members of the public are welcome. Margaret Broughton, Public Health Dietician with Vancouver Coastal Health and Chair of the North Shore Table Matters Network will launch the food asset map at this forum.

Tuesday, January 9

Hatha Yoga
8:00 - 9:15pm
Parkgate Community Centre, North Wing Room

Hatha Yoga balances the mind and body through a combination of classical postures and breathing techniques. Improve balance and flexibility while clearing and relaxing the mind. Please register in advance as space is limited; register online or call 604-987-7529, course 398200.

Thursday, January 25

Eating for Optimal Health & Learning in Kids
6:00 - 7:30pm
Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, Maple Room

Do you think healthy eating is defined by what you INclude or EXclude in your diet? How does healthy eating differ from dieting? How can you feed kids in a way that promotes optimal health and learning? We all want our kids to eat well, but how do we transform our intentions into action?
Helen Yeung, a VCH dietician who has worked with children, families, and service providers for over 20 years, will lead an interactive workshop for parents of school-aged children. 

Wednesday, January 10

Eat, Train, Live - FULL
7:00 - 8:30pm
Memorial Centre, Capilano Room

Kickstart your journey to a healthier lifestyle and better body. This class focuses on getting fit and healthy in a fun, supportive environment. You will work with a highly-experienced fitness trainer. All exercise performed will be body specific, keeping you safe through each workout with the goal to lose unhealthy fat, gain strength and feel fantastic. Registration required; register online or call 604-987-7529, course number 398222. 

Friday, January 26

Delbrook Youth Centre Open House
4:00 - 7:30pm
Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, Youth Centre

For youth age 10 to 16yrs. Make social connections, prepare and enjoy a healthy snack, and play games in our open gym (basketball, soccer or dodgeball). 

Thursday, January 11

Art to Calm the Mind
11:00am - 1:00pm
John Braithwaite Community Centre, Art Studio

Did you know that drawing and painting can have a healing effect for those who are feeling stress and anxiety? In life, we all need to seek out spaces and places to calm the mind and find our inner peace. During this program we will explore different mediums and applications to express your creativity. Ideal for those who are experiencing anxiety or stress. Supplies included. Please advance
register as space is limited; register online or call 604-987-7529, course number 397918.

Saturday, January 27

Physical Literacy Movement Preparation Training
3:30 - 6:30pm
Mickey McDougal Centre

Movement preparation prepares the body for movement and enhances the way athletes move for improved performance, durability and athleticism. This warm-up style focuses on incorporating and improving fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills. This training includes two online modules (self-paced) and an in person workshop. This training is applicable for coaches, teachers and recreational leaders delivering sport programs to participants aged seven years to adult. Registration required; register online.

Youth Sport Conditioning (12 - 16yrs)
3:45 - 4:45pm
Memorial Centre, Capilano Room

Come and try this strength and conditioning program designed for youth who are looking to improve their strength, speed, agility and overall sports performance. A certified athletic trainer will work with athletes in a small group setting to lead them through exercises to help build muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, reactivity and multi directional movement skills.
Registration required; register online or call 604-987-7529, course number 398233

Tuesday, January 30

Making Sense of Concussions
7:00 - 8:00pm
Lynn Valley Library, Program Room

Concussions are classified as a traumatic brain injury which can occur through a variety of mechanisms and therefore can happen to anyone. This presentation will provide an overview of the current scientific evidence regarding concussion physiology, signs and symptoms, prevention and
rehabilitation management. 
Register online or by calling 604-984-8286 ext. 8144

Tuesday, January 16

Lynn Headwaters HIke
1:30 - 3:30pm
Meet outside End of the Line Cafe

Enjoy the beauty of Lynn Valley’s backyard with hike leader Barbara Pichler. Lynn Headwaters offers a variety of intermediate walking trails with some steep terrain. Enjoy fresh air, and exercise in a social setting. Please wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather (no umbrellas). Offered rain or shine. 

Wednesday, January 31

Urban Walk on the Green Necklace Trail
11:45am - 12:45pm
Meet at Laziza Coffee Shop at the City Library

Join City of North Vancouver parks planners on a 3.2km urban walk. Staff will tour the newest sections of the Green Necklace Trail and highlight a number of key features along the route. Comments and questions are welcome! Expect some hills. The route will take us from the City Library at 14th Street to 21st and Lonsdale, and back. Offered rain or shine.

Tuesday, January 16

Health of Residents in North Vancouver
6:00 - 7:30pm
City Library, 3rd Floor Program Room

Dr. Mark Lysyshyn works for Vancouver Coastal Health as the Medical Health Officer responsible for the North Shore. In this presentation, Dr. Lysyshyn will go over what we know about health status, healthy development and health behaviours of residents of the North Shore. 


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