Golden Age Society Newsletter 2017 - September
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
1:00 PM WHIST
TUESDAY 1:00PM QUILTING, NEEDLE WORK, KNITTING AND CROCHETING
WEDNESDAY 10:00AM TAI CHI
2:00PM LINE DANCING
THURSDAY 10:00AM TAI CHI
FRIDAY 9:00AM FLOOR CURLING
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
THE YUKON NEWS IS AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS TO PICK UP ON WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS UNTIL 4:30PM
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
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
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.
"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
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