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SKY Membership: Unlocking a World of Possibilities

Bowen’s Seniors Keeping Young group has many activities planned for the upcoming year

Twenty dollars, you say?

Yes, for merely 20 dollars, older adults can embark on an exciting journey toward active aging and self-improvement with Bowen Island’s Seniors Keeping Young (SKY) membership. As astonishing as it sounds, this nominal fee offers men and women aged 55 and above an array of inspiring recreational activities and enriching experiences that are unparalleled.

Launch into a world of physical vitality as you participate in weekly yoga, exercise, and musical movement classes. Stay on the move with the bi-weekly walk group, where you can track your steps and compete for the new coveted title of the most active walker by the year’s end. And if you have a penchant for intellectual stimulation, you’ll be enthralled by the informative weekly speakers’ series, covering a wide spectrum of topics.

But that’s not all – your SKY membership provides other diverse opportunities. Join fellow members for board games at the library that challenge your mind and foster camaraderie. Become part of a political interest group, monitoring local municipal government, or bond over monthly social lunches that promise both varied cuisine and even better company. Renew old acquaintances in what will become an annual event - our Honouring Seniors Tea!

Perhaps you’re looking to explore beyond the Island’s shores? With the SKY membership, you’ll enjoy reduced rates (or no cost) for bus excursions, granting you access to off-island adventures (Audain Art Gallery coming up!) without breaking the bank.

For the sum of an inexpensive bottle of wine, you gain access to all these activities and more. Uncover hidden talents as you learn to upholster dining stools, to understand the process of creating stunning landscapes, or master the art of Korean cooking. And for those with a passion for the written word or a curiosity about their lineage, SKY offers genealogy tips and writing assistance from seasoned practitioners, allowing you to preserve your personal history. Some of these workshops are offered via Zoom, for the benefit of seniors who have day jobs.

If personal growth is your goal, SKY’s got you covered with workshops on retirement planning, meditation techniques, or life-time resilience, ensuring you’re equipped to lead a more fulfilling life in your golden years.

SKY is a registered non-profit organization that values community and volunteerism with the philosophy of “Seniors Helping Seniors”. By joining, you’re not only investing in your well-being but also, contributing to the betterment of the community. The rewards are twofold: a sense of personal accomplishment and the knowledge that you’re making a positive impact on the lives of other residents who may have limited advantages.

Membership in Bowen Island’s SKY is a game-changer for seniors seeking vibrant, fulfilling lives. For an unbeatable price of only $20/year ($30 per couple or $5 per activity), you will gain access to a treasure trove of events and opportunities that promise personal growth, camaraderie, and community involvement. So why wait? Elevate your senior years with SKY and soar into a world of stimulating activities!

To join, contact: [email protected] or phone: Lichen Tilley, 604-926-1842 (leave a message).