GOLDEN AGE SOCIETY
4061 A FOURTH AVENUE
WHITEHORSE, YUKON Y1A 1H1
Senior’s Web Page: www.yukon-seniors-and-elders.org
Phone: 867-668-5538 Fax: 867-633-6944
MONDAY 10:00AM TAI CHI
1:00PM SHUFFLE BOARD
TUESDAY 1:00PM QUILTING, NEEDLE WORK, KNITTING AND CROCHETING
WEDNESDAY 10:00AM TAI CHI
1:00pm LINE DANCING
THURSDAY 10:00AM TAI CHI
FRIDAY 9:00AM FLOOR CURLING
POTLUCK SUPPER MONDAY January 30th, 2017 February 27th, March 27th.
BOARD MEETING THURSDAY 10AM January 12, 2017, February 9, March 9.
GENERAL MEETING MONDAY 1:30 PM January 16, 2017, February 20, March 20.
FOOT CLINIC FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 8:00 AM January 3, 2017, February 7, March 7.
OFFICE HOURS MONDAY TO FRIDAY 10AM TO 1PM
THE YUKON NEWS IS AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS TO PICK UP ON WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAYS UNTIL 4:30PM
The Board of Directors and staff would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
WELCOME to the following new members: John Birmingham, Deborah McNevin, Penny Rawlings, Louise Clethero, Blanie and Barb McFarlane, Colleen Tyrner, Elaine Chalifaux,
GOLDEN AGE SOCIETY EXECUTIVE AND DIRECTORS
President Lorne Whittaker
Vice President Ron Pond
Directors Eileen Bird,Rita MacKenzie Grieve, Annie Wiebe, Gary Chisholm, Carol Boschman, Graham MacCannell
Past President June Raymond
Secretary Betty Irwin
Treasurer Ranjit Sarin
DATES TO REMEMBER
We are now holding our fundraising lunches on the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of each month.
Seniors Xmas Tea Monday December 19 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Hank Karr will be playing from 1:30 – 2:30
The Golden Age will be closed for Christmas from Tuesday December 20th to Tuesday January 3rd.
Seniors’ Home and Yard Maintenance Program
The Seniors’ Home & Yard Maintenance Program provides a pool of security-screened workers to assist seniors, elders and persons with disabilities, with normal maintenance jobs at affordable rates. These may include snow shoveling, lawn and yard maintenance, wood splitting, and housekeeping chores, as well as minor repairs and painting.
For more information, contact:
Co-ordinator …………………………………. (867) 667-HELP (4357)
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Please think about this.
Our Society needs a new Executive and 3 directors in March. If you can help out please let me know. The society does not run itself.
|Lorne Whittaker||March 1||Al Dibbs||April 2||Sharon Pitzel||May 3|
|Frank Schwertner||March 4||CarolBoschman||April 3||Barb Evans||May 4|
|Rudy Couture||March 4||Frank Bachmier||April 7||Edith Marshall||May 4|
|Eva Gratz||March 5||Ron Daniels||April 12||Susana Edwards||May 7|
|Linda Profiet||March 6||David Ausiku||April 14||Colleen Tyrner||May 8|
|Dorothy Smith||March 9||Rob Sutherland||April 15||Elizabeth Collon||May 9|
|Tommy Clare||March 9||John Higgens||April 15||Corky Repka||May15|
|MaureenMcCulloch||March 10||Val Benoit||April 17||Tyrone Larkin||May 18|
|Graham McCannell||March 13||Jackie Balsam||April 19||Rick Aberson||May 20|
|Shirley Jarvis||March 18||Ruth Massie||April 19||Sharon Stevens||May 24|
|Len burrows||March 18||David Robertson||April 21||Ann Dibbs||May 25|
|Kathy Luxemburger||March 19||Vicki Wilson||April 23||June Cable||May 27|
|George Clark||March 20||Phyllis Hotte||April 23||Trapper Bates||May 31|
|Winnifred Kirk||March 21||Hope Hartley||April 25||David Boschman||May 31|
|Betty Irwin||March 23||Gil Beaudin||April 26||Muriel Frizzell||May 31|
|Fredda Geddes||March 24||Edythe Crum||April 27||Bev Miller||May 31|
|Gary Kaiser||March 24||Ray Park||April 29|
|Tony Bazyliniski||March 24||Jo-AnneJohnson||April 30|
|Lisa Pan||March 26|
|Tracie Harris||March 27|
|Micheal Brauer||March 30|
|Pat Swainson||March 31|
An Irishman and an Englishman walk into a bakery. The Englishman steals 3 buns and puts them in his pockets and leaves. He says to the Irishman that took great skills and guile to steal those buns. The owner didn’t even see me. The Irishman replied that’s just simple thievery, I’ll show you how to do it the honest way and get the same results. The Irishman then proceeded to call out the owner of the bakery and say sir I want to show you a magic trick. The Irishman asks him for a bun and then proceeded to eat it. He asks two more times and after eating them again the owner says okay my friend, where’s the magic trick? The Irishman then says look in the Englishman’s pockets.
Healthy Eating and Regular Physical Activity: A Winning Combination for Older Adults
by Shanthi Johnson, PhD, RD, FDC, FACSM
Sometimes people assume that falls and injuries, cancer, and chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease are a natural part of growing older. But research tells us that these conditions might occur because we are not active enough or are not eating a healthy diet. If we choose to be active and eat a healthy diet, in combination, we can slow down the progress of diabetes, heart diseases and some cancers. They also help to prevent falls and injuries.
Healthy eating as we age
As we get older, we need fewer calories, but our need for nutrients remains the same and even increases in some cases. This makes meal planning important. Here are some tips on eating well:
Eat balanced meals from the four food groups every day.
Canada’s Food Guide defines the four food groups as:
- milk and alternatives
- grain products
- vegetables and fruits
- meat and alternatives.
Eat a variety of foods within each food group. For instance, eat different kinds of grain products such as whole grain breads, rice, pasta, bagels, and so on. You should also think variety in terms of type of food (fresh, canned, frozen) colour, flavour, texture, and method of preparation.
Enjoy breakfast every day. It may help control hunger cravings later in the day.
Eat less sugar.
Try to limit foods like granola bars, cakes, pastries, cookies, chocolates, doughnuts, ice-cream, frozen desserts, sports and energy drinks. Some of these items are marketed as healthful, but they are loaded with sugar.
Eat less fat and salt.
- Choose lower-fat milk products.
- Choose leaner meats, poultry, and fish.
- Choose meat alternatives such as peas, beans, and lentils.
Choose whole grain and fresh fruit and vegetables.
Whole grain foods are good as they provide many nutrients. Fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients (generally low in fat). Choose dark green and orange vegetables.
Active living as we age
The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults 65 Years and Older recommends that older adults:
- take part in endurance (aerobic) activities, such as brisk walking and cycling) at least 150 minutes per week, in sessions of 10 minutes or more
- do activities that improve strength at least two days per week
- do exercises or activities that enhance balance and flexibility.
Being active every day is a step towards better health and a desirable body weight. Be active in a way that suits you. This will help ensure that you are active on a regular basis. Here are some more tips:
- Your aerobic (endurance) activities should be moderate to vigorous in intensity. Examples are brisk walking, swimming, dancing, aerobics, bicycling, and cross-country skiing. Try to take the stairs or walk whenever and wherever possible.
- Do activities that increase strength and involve the major muscle groups at least twice each week. Examples are lifting weights or household items such as laundry or groceries, climbing stairs, and doing wall push-ups.
- Do activities to improve your balance every day, to help prevent falls. Examples include reaching and bending, Yoga, and Tai Chi.
How do diet and exercise affect bones and muscles?
As we get older we lose bone strength and muscle mass. Here are some ways to keep bones and muscles strong:
- Eat enough protein.
- Include calcium in your diet. The recommendation is that you get 1,200 mg calcium a day, either through your diet or supplements or both.
- Include vitamin D in your diet. You need 800 to 2,000 IU vitamin D from your diet, supplements, or both. Dietary sources of vitamin D include fortified milk and fish (salmon, mackerel, and herring).
- Do weight-bearing activities like walking or lifting.
- Do exercises that help build muscles.
See your health professional
If you are an older adult who is planning to make changes to your present level of physical activity, it is important to get good advice. Talk over the benefits and any health concerns with a qualified health practitioner.
Learn more about healthy eating and active living:
Active Living Coalition for Older Adults: www.alcoa.ca
Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide: www.healthcanada.gc.ca/foodguide or call 1-866-225-0709
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults – 65 Years & Older: www.csep.ca/guidelines
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging: www.uwo.ca/actage
Osteoporosis Canada: www.osteoporosis.ca
Dietitians of Canada: www.dietitians.ca
Public Health Agency of Canada: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/seniors-aines/index-eng.php
For advice on diet and nutrition, please consult a registered dietitian.
About the Author Shanthi Johnson is Professor & Associate Dean (Graduate Studies & Research), Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies & Research Faculty, Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit, University of Regina, Saskatchewan.
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The Golden Years have come at last!
I CANNOT SEE. I CANNOT PEE.
I CANNOT CHEW. I CANNOT SCREW.
MY MEMORY SHRINKS. MY HEARING STINKS.
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MY BODY’S DROOPING. GOT TROUBLE POOPING.
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WELL, THE GOLDEN YEARS CAN KISS MY ASS!
We are looking for people to volunteer for different events to raise badly needed funds. Costs for everything are rising and we do not have funds to meet the demand on an ongoing basis. There are only a handful of people that volunteer regularly. This after a while does get onerous and people burn out. Your help is needed badly to maintain a vibrant centre.
We also have people who donate a lot of money, goods, and time to the society for lunches, craft sales, and the bake table
We can’t even get people to come and make cookies at the centre even though everything is paid for and the dough is already made. Also we have a very difficult time getting people to take books of tickets to sell or volunteer to sell them at various stores. It is time to consider what you get from this organization.
Your help is needed and is always appreciated.
If you can’t help physically, a monetary donation is also acceptable. You may wish to donate $5, $10, $20 or other amount towards the cost of supplies.
Please contact the office and sign up. The more volunteers we have the lighter the load on everyone.
Golden Age Society
Last Minute Christmas Sale
Saturday December 3 from 10:00-3:30
Seniors Christmas Tea
Monday December 19th from 1:00 to 3:00pm.
Monday December 5th
Monday January 16th
Monday February 6th and 20th
Monday March 6th and 20th
Monday January 16th
Monday February 20th
Monday March 20th
Monday January 30th
Monday February 27th
Monday March 27th
The Golden Age Society will be closed from December 20th and open on January 3rd.
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