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Golden Age Society: Objectives

To promote the interests of the Golden Age Society and to provide for the recreation of the members and to promote and afford the opportunity for friendly and social activities, promote, support and advance cultural, recreational, athletic and charitable activities in the Yukon.


Golden Age Society Newsletter 2017 - September





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Senior’s Web Page:  www.yukon-seniors-and-elders.org

Phone: 867-668-5538                    Fax: 867-633-6944

September 2017


MONDAY                            10:00AM                             TAI CHI

                                             10:00AM                             POOL

                                             11:15AM                             EDGU

                                             1:00 PM                              WHIST

                                             1:00PM                               SHUFFLEBOARD

TUESDAY                            1:00PM                               QUILTING, NEEDLE WORK, KNITTING AND CROCHETING

WEDNESDAY                     10:00AM                             TAI CHI

                                            2:00PM                                LINE DANCING

THURSDAY                         10:00AM                             TAI CHI

                                             1:00PM                               BINGO

FRIDAY                                 9:00AM                             FLOOR CURLING

                                              1:00PM                              CRIB


POTLUCK SUPPER            MONDAY September 25th, October 30th, November 27th.

BOARD MEETING             THURS. 10AM September 14th, October 12th, November 9th, and Dec. 14th.

GENERAL MEETING          MONDAY 1:00pmSeptember 18th, October 16th, and November 20th.

FOOT CLINIC                       FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH 8:00 AM Sept. 5th, Oct. 3rd, Nov. 7th, and Dec. 5th.

OFFICE HOURS                  MONDAY TO FRIDAY       10AM TO 1PM 


WELCOME to the following new members:  Laurie Hidinger, Sherry Flemming, Kevin Nickel, Sylvia Neschokat, Nancy McCallum, Georgianna Low, Steve Wilson, Kim Brachett, Karen Jasma, Sandra and Folkie Johnson, Bill Neal, Sabine Wedekind-Hotna, Denise Paré, Inge Kvemo, Tina Kramer, Judy Winberg, Bernice Irving, Jim Bailey, Normand Dion and David Bouquot

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:

Coordinator …………………………………. (867) 667-HELP (4357)

Office Hours:  Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm.


The CNIB and Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada invite you to our Mobile Day in Whitehorse. This is an opportunity to meet our staff, and to see or purchase a variety of low vision aids, technology and aids for daily living. Seniors and others experiencing vision loss, as well as interested family and community members, are welcome. This is a drop-in event.

Where: Golden Age Society

When: Monday, September 11, 2017

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact:  Alan Kirk 

Rehabilitation Specialist

                 (250) 509-0611

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September                                        October                                                     November


Eileen Bird          Sept. 1                  Dorothy Burke   Oct. 5                            Joan Jacobson    Nov. 1

Susan Boyd         Sept. 1                  Elvina Charlton  Oct. 5                            Kathleen Power Nov. 5

Laurel Alfred       Sept. 2                  Don Ellis              Oct. 6                           Josephine Holloway        Nov. 5

Betty Kelly           Sept. 4                  Olive Patton       Oct. 7                           Deborah McNevin            Nov. 5

Helen Pike           Sept. 4                  Gudrun Jensen   Oct. 10                        Wanita Johnson Nov. 6

Sherry Smith       Sept. 5                  Freda McKinnon Oct. 13                       Bev Regier          Nov. 7

Rita MacKenzie-Grieve    Sept. 5   Barb McFarlane Oct. 13                         Lois Taylor          Nov. 11

Betty Hebert       Sept. 7                  Kim Brachett      Oct. 14                        Joan N. Berriman              Nov. 11

Shirley Clark       Sept. 11                Charlotte Nadeau  Oct. 15                     Gail Larocque     Nov. 11

Barb Geroux       Sept. 12               Gayle Moffat      Oct. 15                         Marion Taylor    Nov. 13

Deborah Bastien Sept. 13              Dianna Dowd     Oct. 16                         Irene Davis          Nov. 15

Bob Walsh          Sept. 16               Alice Dunkley      Oct. 17                         Eileen O’Hagan  Nov. 15

Bobby Magnuson Sept. 18            Dolly Marchewa   Oct. 17                       Faye Cable          Nov. 17

Jeanne Reid        Sept. 18               Ruth Treskatis    Oct. 18                         Sue Paylor           Nov. 22

Gary Chisholm    Sept. 20               Johan Groenewegen       Oct. 19          Vi Barnett            Nov. 23

Ileene McKinnon Sept. 24              Joyce Fuller         Oct. 19                       Evelyn Neave     Nov. 23

Karen Fairclough Sept. 28              Rosalie Rogers   Oct. 20                        Ranjit Sarin         Nov. 30

Carole Theriault Sept. 29               Shirley Keobke   Oct. 21                        Sherry Flemming              Nov. 30

Doris Mader       Sept. 29               Judy Lightening  Oct. 21                

Linda Thorseth   Sept. 29               Caroline Nelson Oct. 23                

Sandra Johnson Sept. 29               Vince Gatien       Oct. 24                

                                                           Emil Beaudoin    Oct. 25                

                                                           Reuben Fendrick               Oct. 25                

                                                           Claire Tixhon-Harris         Oct. 28                

                                                           Gwen Hogan      Oct. 29                

In Gerald’s Kitchen Give me a Hug

Winifred Langham

A hug is such a pleasant thing when shared with someone you love

Arms surrounding each other fit much better than a glove

But is easier to share an indication of Love and Respect

It can happen anywhere a hug is a body handshake

It gives a feeling of such pleasure

Shared with family who are friends or with friends who are a treasure

Now “Grandma” hugs are special who can give them everyday

So I will teach you a little game this is how you play

Put your right hand on your left shoulder and the left one on your right

Now rock yourself back and forth and squeeze with all your might

So if that someone else is with you or if you are apart 

A hug can still be given 

Sincerely from your heart.


A Useful Tip: A Coin in the Freezer 


Why you should always put a coin in the freezer before you leave home.

Have you ever come home from vacation, business trip or maybe a weekend away with the family - and noticed your digital clocks flashing the wrong time?

You quickly realize that you had a power outage while you were away, but it's basically impossible to tell when it occurred or how long it lasted. It's therefore also impossible to tell just how long the food in your freezer may have thawed, been destroyed and then frozen again.

Or is it?

In connection with Hurricane Matthews, which recently swept over parts of the eastern United States, a woman named Sheila Pulanco Russell shared a clever trick on her Facebook wall with anyone who was forced to evacuate their home.

But the trick is certainly also good to know in case of any prolonged departure from your home - and will ease your mind about whether or not the food in your freezer is good to eat - or best be thrown out right away.

The trick lies in the magical combination of three simple but effective tools everyone already has at home: a mug, a coin and some tap water.

In a Facebook post which quickly received hundreds of thousands of reactions and shares, Sheila explained how to proceed. 

She wrote:

"For those of you that are evacuating from the coast, I just heard a great tip. It's called the one cup tip. You put a cup or a can of water in your freezer. Freeze it solid, then put a quarter on top of it and leave it in your freezer. That way, when you come back after you've been evacuated, you can tell if your food went completely bad and just refroze, or if it stayed frozen while you were gone.

If the quarter has fallen to the bottom of the cup, that means all the food defrosted and you should throw it out. But if the quarter is either on the top or in the middle of the cup, your food may still be ok. It would be a great idea to leave this in your freezer all the time.  Then, if you lose power for any reason, you will have this tip to fall back on.

If you don't feel good about your food, just throw it out. The main thing is for all to be safe.


Walk on Foot Care

Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Pixabay

Before buying footwear take a good look at your whole foot, meet your foot, look between toes, at the shape of each toe and toe nails, meet the bottom of your foot – what do you notice?

Leonardo da Vinci said the “human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art,” which it is. The foot is a complex network of 26 bones, 37 joints, more than 100 ligaments, some 20 muscles, thousands of nerve endings, tendons and tissues uniquely designed to withstand pounds of pressure and stress.

Whether you are active or inactive, feet and lower legs bear it all. I weigh about 160 pounds, which means 160 pounds of force when standing!

Do you stand a lot?

When I walk my body deals 240 to 280 pounds of force, and when I run my body deals 320 to 480 pounds of force. All this force is supported by size 10 feet.

As da Vinci observed, feet are designed to take the pressure. Now consider this: how is your footwear designed to promote the health of your foot and subsequently your entire body?

What surfaces are you walking and running on; asphalt or snow pack? Do you have pain anywhere? Do you have dry and cracked heels or calluses on the outside of your big toe, or on the pads of the sole of your feet? What about ingrown toenails?

Take a moment to think about this. Is your footwear interfering with the health of your feet?

Wearing shoes that are too small is most common; I have to stop myself from approaching complete strangers to tell them if they simply wore a size where their toes wouldn’t have to curl up they’d be preventing foot problems down the trail. Before buying footwear take a good look at your whole foot, meet your foot, look between toes, at the shape of each toe and toe nails, meet the bottom of your foot – what do you notice?

Match your foot problems, such as, calluses to the wear on your shoes. Socks and shoes that retain moisture add a whole other dynamic. (Sniff sniff – know what I mean?) Take a moment to dry out all footwear.

Athletes and dancers who prefer to wear tight fitting footwear in order to “feel” the court, deck, track or trail do hurt their feet.

Socks are also a big deal, socks that are too short or tight squish toes toward each other; encouraging the nails to grow into the skin. This is especially true if you are a fan of clipping toenails too short. Short nails with sharp edges combined with tight, moisture retaining socks and narrow-toed shoes will lead nail growth toward the inviting pinched flesh at the sides of the toe.

Start thinking of toenails as bumpers with a protective function. Give your toes the space to work for you. Practice shifting from cutting to filing. Tip: To avoid splitting and jagged edges file nails following the shape of the toe to a length where the free edge is visible above the skin. Start to take a moment every day to meet, nourish and take care of your hard-working feet. The American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society recommends feet and toe exercises. Check out my website www.WalkonFootCare.com and look under resources for examples.


Biology Issue: 2017-04-12 Human Health & Wellness Health Practitioner Local Business 

by Jeddie Russell 

Volunteers – God Bless Them

Many Will Be Shocked To Find

When The Day of Judgment Nears

That There’s A Special Place In Heaven

Set Aside For Volunteers

Furnished With Big Recliners

Satin Couches And Footstools

Where There’s No Committee Chairman

No Group Leaders Or Car Pools

No Eager Team That Needs A Coach

No Bazaars No Bake Sales

There Will Be Nothing To Staple

Not One Thing To Fold Or Mail

Telephone Lists Will Be Outlawed

But A Finger Snap Will Bring

Cool Drinks And Gourmet Dinners

And Treats Fit For A King

You Ask, Who’ll Serve These Privileged Folk

And Work For All They’re Worth?

Why, All Those Who Reaped The Benefits

And Not Once Volunteered On Earth 

Special Events

Fundraising Lunches 11:30am – 1pm

Monday September 18th 

Monday October 2nd

Monday October 16th 

Monday November 6th 

Monday November 20th 

Monday December 4th 

General Meetings 1pm

Monday September 18th 

Monday October 16th 

Monday November 20th 

Potlucks 5pm eat at 6pm

Monday September 25th 

Monday October 30th 

Monday November 27th 

Foot Clinics 8am

Tuesday October 3rd

Tuesday November 7th 

Tuesday December 5th 


Golden Age Society Newsletter - September 2017