Services

Seniors Enrichment Project (SEP)

Website:http://www.uwlm.ca/
1236 unitedway

The Tri-Cities Seniors Enrichment Project (SEP) is an initiative by SUCCESS through the auspices of United Way of Lower Mainland that aims to reach out and serve the needs of various seniors in the BurQuitlam and Tri-Cities area, specifically the Korean and Persian communities. The project hopes to provide combined settlement and social connection services to the vulnerable senior populations. SEP will offer computer classes & English Conversation Circles for beginners, (previously called English Practice Classes) health & lifestyle orientations, networking and creative sharing opportunities, to name a few. These activities will address the vulnerability and isolation issues of the seniors and engage them to become more independent and socially adaptable in the larger Canadian society.

SEP offers:

A. Basic Computer Classes in Korean/English & Persian/English Languages  
B. English Conversation Circle (Beginners only)
C. Cross-cultural Meet-ups
D. Workshops
E. Community Tours
F. Annual Tri-Cities Multicultural Seniors Day
SEP Program Calendar 2013-14


  A. Basic Computer Classes in Korean/English & Persian/English Languages   
This program provides computer lessons in beginner’s level for seniors. It aims to empower seniors by increasing their independence and technological knowledge, but will also enable them to meet and socialize with other seniors, thereby facilitating social connections. The program will help the seniors to develop skills and dexterity to maneuver around high technology so they can communicate with their loved ones or just plain surf the internet for entertainment.

photo computer class.jpgClass Schedule:
Twice a week (Mondays in Farsi and Tuesdays in Korean)
Morning and Afternoon classes for each language
Venue:  Henderson Place Computer Lab
Time:  Morning: 10:00 – 11:30am, Afternoon: 1:00 – 2:30pm
Sessions start on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

B. English Conversation Circle (Beginners only)
The English Conversation Circle is a newly endorsed name for what was previously called English Practice Class. This activity provides an opportunity for Farsi and Korean seniors to learn essential and everyday conversational English which will increase their ability to access mainstream information and services. If you are Farsi and/or Korean speaking seniors over 55 residing in Tri-City area, come and join our Conversation Circle! Not only your English will improve but also you will be able to socialize with other immigrants.

Class Schedule:
Twice a week -   (Wednesdays at North Road and Fridays at Henderson Place)
Time: 10:00 – 11:30am for both days and locations
The first class starts on Friday, July 19th, 2013 at Henderson and
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 at North Road

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  C. Cross-cultural Meet-ups
The meet ups will occur during the English Class as part of the curriculum. This will offer an opportunity for seniors of different backgrounds to come together to share a little about their cultures and traditions.

  D. Workshops
There will be 3 or more workshops on various topics including but not limited to senior benefits, senior housing (SAFER), medical/health issues, will preparation and etc. Through the workshops, seniors will gain better understanding of local resources, Canadian way of life and culture.
Dates and topics will be announced in the future.
Please contact SEP Project Assistants at contact information below for schedules and locations of upcoming workshops.

E. Community Tours
Twice a year, a tour will be conducted to give vulnerable seniors the opportunity not only to visit community landmarks (e.g., Community Recreational Centres, Municipal Hall, Municipal Museums, Translink tour) but also to provide them the chance to meet other seniors from different cultures.
Dates and locations will be announced in the future.
Please contact SEP Project Assistants for more information.

  F. Annual Tri-Cities Multicultural Seniors Day
The second Multicultural Seniors Day at Tri-Cities will be held at the Henderson Centre Court in early 2014. This event will allow vulnerable seniors to celebrate multiculturalism and socialize with other cultures by experiencing arts and entertainment from various cultures. 

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Please be advised that the above schedules are tentative and may change according to weather conditions and a number of registrations for each event/program.


For any inquiries, please contact SEP project assistants as follows:
Farsi: Massi Moosavi – available Monday, Wednesday, Friday
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Korean: Jackie Hong – available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
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Phone: 604-468-6106

SEP Program Calendar 2013-14

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This project would not be possible without support of United Way Lower Mainland.

Caring.  Respect. Ethical.  Integrity.  Open.  Inclusive.  Innovative

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