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Retirement does not mean the end of learning opportunities. In fact, post-retirement can be a great time to pursue an interest or learn a skill that may have been on a to-do list for sometime. Life is full of experiences and changes. Births, deaths, careers, vacations, illnesses, and raising families all consume time and energy. So what happens when a senior finds himself or herself with a little extra time? The Kamloops Adult Learners Society (KALS) offers seniors the opportunity to take courses on a variety of topics — topics they may have never considered before or have been itching to explore but have never had the chance. And, there are no final exams! “It’s a really worthwhile organization,” said Wendy Patrick, who has volunteered for KALS for the past five years as an instructor and who attends courses when she has time. Wendy is slated to teach a Coloured Pencil Artwork course this fall, a topic that she is passionate about. Led by volunteer instructors, the courses are geared towards the instructor’s area(s) of expertise, ranging from astronomy to getting comfortable with the latest

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technology. For Rod Mitchell, a former English professor at Thompson Rivers University, volunteering for KALS has allowed him to continue sharing his love for literature and poetry. He is able to read and re-read texts — sharing his insights, while learning himself from his students. “These are mature adults who… have a lot of life experience, who suddenly come to life when they read a poem,” said Mitchell. There is also a social aspect to

the courses and the group, and relationships between seniors extend beyond the classroom. Many of the seniors who come to KALS develop friendships with their fellow students and instructors. Some of the courses can be taken more than once. Glen Stephens has been attending KALS courses off and on for the past three years. He enjoys the News and Views course, where students explore current local and world issues. See "Lifelong learning" page 2

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Galvanizing global action around maternal, newborn and child health This summer I had the pleasure as a member of the prime minister’s team on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health to host a number of roundtables throughout Canada. The

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poorest countries. To date, the world has made tremendous progress with maternal mortality rates declining and millions more children celebrating their fifth birthday. Important lessons Cathy McLeod, MP have also been learned, which is why Canada five. is continuing to call 2. The scaling-up of for political leadership, essential vaccinations sustained financial has cut the number of commitments, robust child deaths nearly in accountability measures half since 1990. Canada and a renewed focus on will continue to direct the approaches that are investment to ensure that proven to save the lives of mothers and children women and children. have access to the most We are at a critical time effective life-saving to take next steps and vaccines and medicines, renew our commitment so that their lives are not to the maternal, newborn cut short by preventable and child agenda, diseases and illnesses. specifically our plan 3. Under-nutrition includes: contributes to close 1. Canada will continue to half of the deaths to focus on a select of children under the number of developing age of five. Canada country partners. will continue its global Investments will ensure leadership on nutrition, that women enjoy safe working with like-minded and healthy pregnancies, partners to ensure that and will bolster health countries can provide systems so that children nutrition interventions and their mothers have that work. access to high-impact 4. Canada will continue health services across to work with our country the continuum of care partners to fill system — from pre-pregnancy See "Muskoka Initiative” p.15 through to the age of

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“It is interesting to see different views of the world,” said Stephens. “It gives you more of an interest in life.” KALS runs courses through the fall and winter, taking a break during the summer months. Classes run during the day, are usually between four to eight weeks in length, two hours a day. Course fees vary but never exceed $40. “Now that you have (theoretically) more open time in your life…what are those things about your intellectual life that you recognize as incomplete?” asked Mitchell. “Take a look at the KALS calendar and see if there is something that can complete something.” Whether for personal reasons or professional development, lifelong learning can help individuals explore their curiosities further, develop new insights, and promote new friendships. For more information about KALS, please visit www.kals.ca.

The following courses will be offered by KALS in the fall of 2014: News and Views (starts early on Sept. 5) Seniors driving Update Philosophy The Great War: A Hundred Years On Astronomy: The Solar System The Sociology of Friendships Creative Writing Organize, Edit and Manage Your Digital Photos The Automobile: How Does It Work? Coloured Pencil Artwork There are also Taster courses, which are one session each. There are a variety of topics including: Beekeeping in the 21st Century and Are We Doomed to be Irrational?

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City taxes and the annual budget City Talk Marg Spina, City councillor

“You must pay taxes. But there’s no law that says you gotta leave a tip,” reads a Morgan Stanley ad. City councilors know that the most important aspect of city governance is maintaining services and infrastructure, while not excessively increasing the tax burden of our citizens. One of the most important aspects for me as a city councilor is setting priorities using open house consultation sessions, which started in 2010. Your views count!

When I first was elected in 2008, there was one budget meeting at the Henry Grube Education Centre, attended by eight members of the public, city staff and council members. City council then asked staff to change our budget process to include more meetings earlier on in the budget process — encouraging public input. How is it working five years later? We have been very successful in getting people out to budget meetings. In fact, some budget meetings are standing room only. Many times people come to advocate for funding towards a new project, not necessarily to ask for less spending. How did we do this? Budget sessions are held in different locations

around the city during the day and in the evening so that everyone who wants to can weigh in on the budget. Kamloops citizens come to have their say. I think our public consultation works well when we hear from so many people all over Kamloops. Can we improve? That is the goal. As a former debt councilor for B.C. Consumer Affairs, I taught people that it was critical to ensure financial accountability, both in their personal and in their professional lives. I believe that our city’s taxpayers deserve to have the highest transparency and accountability for how council is spending our taxpayers’ money. Can we afford it? Does it make sense for the

future? Do we really need to do it now? What are the other options available? These are all important questions that must be asked every time we consider spending your tax dollars. I believe we must be vigilant and prudent in ensuring that expenses are within our capacity to pay. A frequent question I hear is, “How much is the debt?” The city’s debt is $85.8 million. A breakdown shows $29.5 million is the Tournament Capital

Centre (TCC), which brings in more than it costs in loans; the water treatment plant is $9.1 million; the airport expansion is $8.2 million, which they pay for themselves, but are still on our budget sheet as we provide financial oversight. The new sewage treatment plant will be $40 million, but it will provide services over the next 20 to 25 years. Should residents today pay for new residents in 2020 that will need the expanded sewer services?

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Health Minister Terry Lake, (left of Lake) Dr. Kraig Montalbetti, and (right of Lake) Nancy Serwo, acting administrator at RIH stand with the six resident physicians currently training in Kamloops. With the launch of the new family practice residency site based at RIH, these doctors will complete two years of postgraduate medical training to meet the requirements of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The expansion of the family practice residency program is part of a combined effort by the provincial government, health authorities, UBC faculty of medicine and the communities of the chosen sites. With resident physicians coming to Kamloops for their training, those resident physicians may decide to remain in Kamloops when they finish. UBC’s family practice program is distributed throughout the province, involving 16 educational sites.

We have to make sure that our taxpayers pay for just what they use now, not what other taxpayers will need in the future. What do you think? This year, our City Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) David Trawin announced that comprehensive three-year reviews have reduced general and utility budget amounts by $614,000. Our new zero-based capital project budgeting has saved $398,000 in general capital, See "City Taxes" page 4

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Kamloops Victim Services Unit can help during court process The following is part of a series of informational articles aimed at increasing public awareness about the services provided by the Kamloops Victim Services Unit. The Unit offers a variety of information and services, at no cost, to any victim or witness of crime or trauma. All Unit members have received specialized,

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and $937,000 in sanitary sewer capital thanks to the hard work of City of Kamloops staff, who are all taxpayers too. City council had asked our new CAO for better results and a purchase system based on what you told us. City staff found great new ways to save tax dollars. We borrow money from the B.C. Municipal Finance Authority, which allows for a very low interest rate, currently about 3.8 per cent to four per cent. So what else do your taxes fund? Your taxes cover roads and maintenance below the roads. As well, the city has 48 conventional buses, 17 custom buses, 76 developed parks (375 hectares), and several nature parks (1,135 hectares). Kamloops has three cultural facilities, six ice rinks, the TCC, McArthur Island’s sports fields, McArthur Island Sports and Event Centre, two indoor pools, two outdoor pools, the Bike Ranch, the Tournament Capital Ranch, two skateboard parks and four dog parks. What would you like to see in your city over the next three years that would improve the quality of life for all residents, while maintaining an affordable city tax for residents and business? I would love to hear from you and I consider it my honour to serve you as a city councilor.

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Milk: Got to have it?

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Laura Burgess, B.Sc. Pharm Certified Diabetes Educator

This is the 72nd article in a series of articles discussing type 2 diabetes. With the incidence of diabetes on the rise in our population, at Manshadi Pharmacy we have taken a great interest in diabetes care and would be happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diabetes and its related complications. I chose this topic because in the past few months several of my diabetic patients, both type 1 and 2, have changed their insulin, as they were having side effects or not reaching their blood glucose targets on their current regime. These scenarios provided important learning opportunities for me. Specifically, they have demonstrated that as we are all individuals, what may work for nine out of ten people may not work for the tenth. Sometimes we have to think outside the box. I wanted to discuss these scenarios with you, because in some of these cases, the patient may have benefited from

discussing this with their physician sooner, but had been unaware of other options available to them. Hopefully, this article will help those who are struggling with their insulin approach their doctor in order to help them get on the right path to more even blood glucose control. What you may not be aware of is the wide variety of insulin product currently available on the market, with each class having a unique and specific onset, peak, and duration of action, which can be targeted to you and your lifestyle. The table below gives a brief overview of these options. Rapid and regular types of insulin are usually used to cover our mealtime insulin needs (to bring our blood sugars down after eating), while intermediate and long acting insulin are used to cover our basal insulin needs (to keep our fasting blood sugars normal). The number of types of insulin and the number of daily injections a person requires depends on the type of diabetes they have and whether or not they are taking any other medications for their blood sugar control. For example, a type 1 diabetic is insulin dependent, so they

usually are on two different types of insulin and multiple daily injections to cover both their mealtime and basal needs. A type 2 diabetic may start with just longacting insulin once a day to help control their fasting blood sugars, on top of their oral medications. There are also combination products of the above that combine the onset and duration of different types of insulin. These products offer more convenience as they can mean fewer injections, but can give less control or more side effects, because they are not as flexible with dosing. I hope this review on insulin therapy has been informative for you and makes you aware of the variety of options that are available out there in order to ensure you are getting the most out of your insulin regime. With over 15 different kinds of insulin on the market, and with a little bit of investigation, your doctor or diabetic healthcare team can help find what works best for you. If you have any questions regarding this or any other topic related to diabetes, I would be happy to answer them for you.

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Most people believe they need to consume large, daily quantities of milk to achieve good health. Actually, except in times of famine, we have no need at all for cow’s milk. And with today’s milk processing methods a common subject of debate, it may not be your best drink of choice for enhancing your health. Anthropologically, we are the only species that continues to drink milk past weaning, and the only species to drink the milk of another species. Cow’s milk is perfect for cows. It is a highfat fluid, exquisitely designed to turn a 65-pound calf into a 400-pound cow. When you look at commercial milk today compared to 50 years ago, it doesn’t even look the same. I remember when the milkman brought the bottles to our doorstep. The thick, yellow-white cream (which contains the healthy fat soluble vitamins) sat on top, and my siblings and I would argue over who got to have the tastier, richer cream. Nowadays commercial milk looks kind of blue and it is much thinner. We children hated the taste of skimmed milk when it first appeared. But, we eventually and reluctantly learned to tolerate the taste. Sometimes children are wiser than adults. If we consider omitting milk from our diets, the first concern is: “where am I going to get my

calcium from?” “Will my teeth fall out and my bones become brittle?” The answer is you are meant to get your calcium from the same source that cows get theirs — from Mother Earth’s green foods and lots of them! The truth is that milk is not the best source of calcium. Cow’s milk is rich in phosphorus, which binds to calcium and prevents its absorption. Magnesium is critical to calcium absorption and is found in large amounts in the plants both humans and cows eat, whereas milk has insufficient magnesium to help with calcium uptake. Due to milk’s highprotein content, especially that of casein (a binder used in furniture glue and plastics as well as a very common allergen in my practice), it can actually leach calcium from the body. Can you get enough

calcium from food? It’s difficult by today’s commercial growing practices. Eat as much dark green, leafy vegetables as you can, but keep in mind that a cup of spinach in 1950 yielded as much calcium as is available nowadays in approximately 64 cups. It’s a good idea to take a balanced mineral supplement with perhaps extra calcium lactate for best absorption. What about cheese? Each bite of hard cheese has ten times whatever was in that sip of milk. It takes ten pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese, and every swipe of butter has 21 times whatever is contained in the fat molecules in a sip of milk so those would be better dairy choices than skimmed milk. For an interesting read on the history, politics, and science behind commercial milk products, read The Untold Story of Milk by Dr. Ron Schmidt.

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Something for everyone this fall at North Shore Community Centre at www.nsccs.webs.com. There you will find descriptions of activities, the “highlights” of the month, an updated calendar of events and much, much more! For exercising your mind you might want to partake in one of the many stimulating courses being offered here at the NSCC through the Kamloops Adult Learners Society (KALS). KALS will be holding their annual general meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and will be taking class registrations after the meeting from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please visit their website at www. kals.ca for more information. We will be having our community dinners starting again this month — on the second Sunday of the month. The date this month will be Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be picked up in advance at the front desk. These buffet dinners include live entertainment, a 50/50 draw and door prizes. We are looking forward to Pie Night at 6:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 16. There will be delicious pie with ice cream, coffee and live entertainment (with open dance floor) for only $3! These fundraisers help support the activities at the North Shore Community Centre so we hope you can make it! We appreciate your patronage very much, and hope you make the North Shore Community Centre, your second home as autumn gets underway!

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Greetings to everyone! September is upon us! School zones are again in effect, the nights are cooling off, and we are starting to look forward to the bounty of autumn — pumpkin pies, canning fruits, jams, and being able to turn that oven on again after barbecuing all summer. Consider spending your recreation time at the North Shore Community Centre (NSCC). There is something for everyone starting this fall, and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to get involved in something a little different! We are excited to have a wonderful selection of exercise classes ranging from light to heavy workouts for you to try. Whether you are just looking to keep your muscles limber or want to burn some serious calories, we have what you’re looking for. I recommend trying Carpet Bowling, Gentle Nia classes, Tai Chi Breathing, Easy Yoga, Beginners Zumba, or Beginners Dance Aerobics for light exercise classes. Social dance, Zumba and Dance Aerobics will get you moving with a little more intensity. If you’re looking for something a little more leisurely, we have that too! There is Scrabble, bridge, and cribbage that run weekly — open to everyone. You can also drop by the NSCC for a cup of coffee — only $1. Our dropin coffee room is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. All are welcome. For more information about activities, please check out our website

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Kamloops car. They were told that because they were retired, there was no wage loss and their activities were modest and did not impair them in the same way a young person would be affected. John and Sally met with a lawyer, who advised them that their pain and suffering from their injuries were not less than a young person. The court places value on a person’s enjoyment during their golden years of retirement. After working most of their adult life, a person looks forward to and is entitled to enjoy their retirement. During those years, mobility and health are paramount. When a careless driver takes away that mobility and health, it should be, and is compensable by the insurance company as a valid claim for pain and suffering or loss of amenities.  If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, it is important to know your rights and what your losses are truly valued at.  A lawyer can help you understand your rights and if you wish, deal with the insurance company on your behalf. If you would like advice regarding your car accident injuries or for more information regarding such matters please contact Chahal Priddle LLP at 250-3723233 to set up an appointment today.

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up-to-date on changing investment environments, and monitoring your portfolio to make sure it is still appropriate for your financial needs and goals. Most people find that they do not have the time or expertise to manage this process on their own, which is why they turn to professional financial advisors. The key advantage in working with an advisor is that he or she knows your risk tolerance, goals and family situation, and can help you create a personalized, long-term investment strategy. A good financial advisor will communicate with you regularly and make recommendations. A financial advisor can offer you a variety of strategies and types of investments — such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds — to help you work toward your goals. Ultimately, though, you will be the one to make the “buy” or “sell” decisions. Some investors prefer to leave even the buyand-sell decisions to professionals. Most financial advisors offer investment programs that take care of this for you.

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have to be a chore Most of us have moved at least once in our lifetime and those memories can be enough to scare the pants off ourselves, and we put off moving until it’s almost too late. The larger issue of leaving a move however in our “mature” years can leave us in a situation where “selection” will turn into “placement,” especially if there is a crisis event that has occurred. Kim Watt-Senner Not all moves are doom and gloom. So, if you are one of the few that are going to do it solo, here are some tips to make your journey more enjoyable.

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1. Know your new floor plan and play with it on paper. Pencil in the furniture that you know is going with you, so that you can see the configuration on paper. Then, once you are satisfied with the results, mark those large items with green painters tape. This will help you in that you won’t feel like you need to remember every minute detail. 2. If you are moving into a building where elevators are being used, or into structured retirement living, ensure that you have contacted the building manager or marketing co-ordinator to ensure your move-in date coincides with their schedule. 3. Hire your moving company. Ensure that they are professional and are available on the dates you need them. Create a schedule to pack and stick to it. Also, determine what kind of packing supplies you will need — cardboard, totes, etc. Remember that the average person packs 50 to 60 per cent more volume than they should — so be realistic. 4. Pack only what you will need. This is harder than it sounds. Our rule of thumb is that if you haven’t used the item in the past year, don’t take it. Chances are you will not use it. 5. Prepare light meals and snacks ahead of your start date. You will be tired and making a nutritious meal might just be too much. Then what typically happens is we eat junk food, quick restaurant meals and our bodies do not work to maximum capacity when not fuelled properly. Have meals and snacks that are high in protein as that helps our brains make better decisions. Also, drink a lot of water! Packing and decision making is hard work. 6. Remember that moving is stressful, so be patient — both with yourself and others. However, if this is too much, you can always call us for a free estimate.

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Benevolent boyfriend? Lisa, a 16-year-old girl nervously brought her most recent boyfriend home with her to meet her parents. Although Lisa was very fond of him, she was nervous about what sort of impression he’d make on her parents. After all, he was covered in tattoos and had piercings all over his body. “Mom,” said Lisa anxiously, “I would like you to meet Spike, my boyfriend. Spike, this is my mom.” After a few minutes of small talk and pleasantries, Lisa’s mom called her over and whispered, “Lisa, I don’t like him, he just doesn’t seem very nice!” “Mom please!” retorted Lisa. “If he’s not a nice guy how can you explain the forty hours of community service he does a week?” Read more at www.greatcleanjokes.com


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New program gives help and hope to stroke survivors Trombone player Doug Sparkes thought his career with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) was over when he suffered a stroke in the summer of 2011, initially leaving him paralyzed on his right side. By December 2012, he was back in his seat in the orchestra part-time, and this spring he finished his first full year back. Sparkes, 66, is the first to admit that the road to recovery isn’t easy. But he persevered through a life-saving operation and intense physical therapy. He lost 80 lbs. in the process, shifting to a healthier lifestyle. Now stroke survivors have a new tool for help and for hope — the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Living with Stroke™ program. A program designed to help stroke survivors and their families improve their quality of life, cope with challenges, and connect with others. The program is comprised of eight weekly, two-hour sessions. Led by

volunteer facilitators, it is a free program offered in several B.C. communities. Weekly topics include: impact of stroke, physical changes and keeping active, dealing with emotions and relationships, and reducing future risk and nutrition. All stroke survivors and their families are welcome to join. The next local Living with Stroke program will take place at Desert Gardens, every Wednesday from Sept. 17 to Nov. 5, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, please call 1-800-4734636. From more information on stroke resources and the program, please visit www.heartandstroke.bc.ca/ livingwithstroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy.

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ended his life on his terms. Could this tragedy have been avoided? More importantly, how many more seniors are out there suffering with depression? Depression is a force to be reckoned with. A sneaky, transforming illness, depression can hide in the shadows for some time before it truly makes itself known. And for those battling depression, the signs and symptoms are vast, complicated, and very, very real. So who suffers from depression? Why is it that seniors seem to be a demographic of people that not everyone believes can truly suffer from depression? Is it because in a lot of cases they have lived full lives, overcome tragedy and heartache, and in the end persevered? Is it because we look to our grandparents for strength, as the wise tree that beckons to us in the night — allowing us to believe if only for a moment that we might just know what we are doing, where we are going, or how we are going to get there? But we forget that living is hard. Living is an everyday struggle for survival. And as we age, as all things do, we begin to breakdown. What may have been a simple task in the past becomes difficult and time consuming and maybe even best left to someone else. Family becomes a needed body of support for a senior, so what happens when their families stop visiting, when they no longer have time for a game of cards or a stroll though the park? What happens when a senior has to bury a child? The world can seem like a cold and uncertain place, and sometimes we can feel like someone or something wants us to fail. But, as hard as we can, we fight back and try to get through another day. We hope that things will get better. We don’t want to complain and burden anyone else. Depression is real, and there are seniors that suffer in silence. Maybe it is a generation thing.

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Time for a shower Home Maintenance Tips Lyle Killough, Homewell Services Co.

Water is the villain behind most of the restoration work required in houses that I see. While floods can be devastating and damaging, most of the water-related damage I observe is from slow, steady leaks that have been taking place over a long period of time. Showers in particular, can be terrible for creating this sort of a long-term water damage situation. But, there are things to watch for to stop the progress of water damage from showers. If you are considering renovating your bathroom, there are a few shower design considerations that may

reduce maintenance down the road. Tiled shower surrounds over bathtubs are usually the worst. The wall beside the tub from the top of the tub to the floor at both ends is commonly damaged from the water that finds its way out where the curtain incompletely closes or the door leaks. It is common to find that the area around the spout, taps or in the corners are a bit spongy when pressed. This can indicate that the tile was set over drywall, and that water is finding its way into the wall and destroying it — time to strip back to the studs and rebuild with modern water-resistant materials before the wall framing rots! If you have tiles, you have grout. Remember that grout is essentially porous cement and is not flexible. All corners should be caulked with flexible silicone rather than grouted, to accommodate the tiny movements that occur where walls meet. Grout is an on-going maintenance concern; it stains, cracks, crumbles, and is not particularly waterproof. Regular

application of a grout sealant can reduce these problems; be prompt to re-grout if there is any damage. Many bathtub showers and dedicated shower stalls are the DIY, gluedto-the-wall type. It can be difficult to adequately seal these showers at the seams and along their bottom edges. Also, if there is a door, there are often leaks around the door and along the frame. It seems that it is never a question of if these showers leak, just when the leak will start. So what is my pick for a good shower? I like a fiberglass surround with a high-quality glass door. The fiberglass (or acrylic over fiberglass) is easy to clean and completely waterproof. Even the renovation-style fiberglass surrounds that come in a few bolt-together pieces and are designed to fit through doorways are usually good choices; they have minimal seams, and these can be properly sealed with silicone caulking. If you really want tile, make sure it is set on a completely waterproof substrate and that you maintain the grout.

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The Flooring Guy Trevor Kelley, Nufloors Kamloops

How much do you think about flooring? Most likely not very much, but it’s something that is literally everywhere you are. It is important to know what exactly is in your home. Here are some important nuggets of information to know about flooring: Whether it’s seasonal, from pets, or dust, it can be hard to escape from the sneezing, sniffing, or coughing from allergies. Families with active

lifestyles tend to track a lot into their homes, and more specifically, their flooring. Contrary to a common myth, carpet is suitable for those that have asthma or allergies. While the fibers can act as a trap for allergens, those allergy-inducing particles are only there as long as you let them stay there. Regular vacuuming and investing in an antimicrobial carpet cushion will help remove those sneeze-inducing allergens. Carpet is also one of the lowest emitters of volatile organic compounds within household furnishing and building materials, so you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals that can cause health problems to you, your family, or others. Flooring can play a big part of any home maintenance or remodeling plans.

There are many options available, from environmentally friendly, easy maintenance, or those wanting something outside of the box. For environmentally conscious consumers, there are many flooring manufacturers that use renewable products that help keep waste from damaging the world around us. There is also an array of natural flooring options available, such as wool, bamboo, and cork. While not traditional, these selections can add a lot of personality and character to a home. Flooring is the foundation of any home. Whether you have a health concern, are environmentally conscious, or are simply looking for a new style for your home, there are plenty of options available to satisfy your flooring needs.

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Watch out Langley: Zone 8 set to go Submitted by Linda Haas

Sept. 9 is the beginning of the excitement! People aged 55+ will gather for friendly, but keen competition. About 490 folk from Zone 8 are ready for the challenges from 11 other zones throughout the province in 24 different sports and activities. We wish everyone well. Aug. 10 saw about 40 happy seniors at the Zone 8 picnic/rally in Turtle Valley near Chase. Hosted by Tony and Linda Haas, attendees enjoyed beef on a bun, corn on the cob, an awesome selection of potluck salads and desserts, a hotly contended game of beanbag baseball, and the camaraderie enjoyed by socially active seniors. Photos depict winners (the Gazelles) of the coveted trophy, and the hangdog team (the CAPS) with their consolation prize of dog biscuits. Congratulations also to Monty Kilborn, who won the draw for a box of fish flies, kindly donated by Mo Bradley as a fundraiser. We encourage participants to attend the next meeting, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. at the Chief Louis Centre on Tk’emlups

Indian Reserve off Shuswap Road, opposite Sun Rivers. If you have won medals, wear them! We will distribute rebate cheques from the Community Gaming Grant received for 2014. If you cannot make this meeting, the cheque will be given to your area representative or sport representative. But we would like to see you, as well as supporters and anyone interested in next year’s Games in North Vancouver. The annual general meeting (AGM), 10 a.m., on Oct. 16 at the Chief Louis Centre will wrap up this year’s business, elect a president and second vice-president for two-year terms, and a secretary for a one-year term. If you have a nomination for any of these positions, please contact Nina Clearwaters at 250-672-5944 or nclearwaters@gmail.com. Also contact Nina with your nomination of a senior for the Joe Ziebart award, to be presented at the AGM. This award honors Joe Siebart, who on his retirement became an advocate for seniors, and recognizes people aged 55+ for their efforts in Zone 8, and the promotion of the B.C. Seniors Games. Following the AGM, there will be a fundraising lunch buffet at the Shanghai Mandarin Restaurant. Tickets are $12 and will be available at the September meeting and from members until Oct. 10. See you there! Keep active; stay healthy; enjoy life.

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(Above) After losing the game of beanbag baseball, the CAPS team accepted their consolation prize of dog biscuits. (Left) Monty Kilborn proudly displays his won box of fish flies, kindly donated by Mo Bradley as a fundraiser. (Below left) The Gazelles for the win.

Kamloops Retired Teachers Submitted by Evelyn Baziuk

We are well into the summer months and I hope everyone is enjoying the sunny weather and abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables. We had a pretty active spring with two successful fundraisers in March and our Mystery Tour in April. The Fox’n Hounds Pub fundraiser on March 10 netted over $900 for our bursary fund. We had a silent auction at our March 28 meeting to raise money for our Canadian Harambee Education Society (CHES) student. There were many exceptional items offered and bidding was brisk. We hosted our two deserving recipients of this year’s bursaries at the March luncheon. They gave brief histories and accounts of their classroom experiences thus far. Our mystery tour this year was held

at the end of April. We went out to Tranquille Farm where we split into two groups. Each group did a walking tour of the many buildings used in production of the products raised on the farm. We also went on a wagon tour of the area that included a brief history of the buildings and the original family cemetery. The end of August will see us meeting to plan activities and programs for the upcoming season. We will be hosting our “No More Bells” coffee get-together on Sept. 2 at the North Shore Community Centre (NSCC), and our regular September meeting on Sept. 26 will be at the NSCC as well. Those of us with gardens often bring extra produce to share. Hope to see you all there!

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Wills ON Wheels Is your Will up-to-date?

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Hope everyone is getting through the hot weather OK. The gift shop has some different things for you to look at. Floral arrangements are 50 per cent off. They look really nice. We also have items such as a child’s accordion, and a microscope, just to name a few. We are open Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., until September. Starting Sept. 2, we will be open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Come see us and have a coffee in the cafe or stop in for lunch. And by the way, if anyone would like to work one day a week or spare for us, please drop in and see us in the shop. Thank you. That’s all for now.

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Recipe of the Month

September 2014

Grandparents Time slips gracefully into the next moment,

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Book Review

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The tone is light and often humorous. Book lovers will gravitate to The Novel Cure, enjoying the vast array of literature. It is not just recently published material that is included. Titles range from the ancient Greek classics to current authors, both domestic and international. There are no worries for those who feel less enthusiastic about reading novels: the authors suggest what to do if one is too busy to read, if one forgets if one has already read a particular title, or if one wants to read the culled list of only ten novels in order to appear to be a literary connoisseur — sly humour! Even more fun for those who like lists, there is a fantastic index which includes the top ten novels for a huge variety of readers: readers classified by age, from teens to those over 100 years old, novels classified by genre, including sciencefiction, an array of “best books” to read… in a hospital, on a train, or in a hammock, and of course novels grouped by ailments, from addictions (alcohol, coffee, sex, shopping) to xenophobia. Not sure what to read

Physical and emotional challenges require remedies. What will By Marilyn Brown it be: something from the medicine cabinet, or bibliotherapy? The Novel Cure – an A – Z of Literary Remedies is bibliotherapy, the By Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin prescribing of fiction Hamish Hamlton, an imprint of Penguin Canada Books for life’s ailments. Why Inc., 2013, 420 pages. a novel? “When you’re Available in bookstores, in ebook format, and through engrossed in a novel, unable to tear yourself the TNRD library system from the page, you are seeing what a character sees, touching what a character touches, learning what a character learns.” Everything is better with the right book! The authors, Berthoud and Elderkin, recommend the perfect title for what ails you. Each malady is presented alphabetically, (amnesia through to zestlessness), and then one or more novels is recommended as a remedy. A brief description of the book (about one and a half pages per title) includes a discussion of the main character and his or her dilemma. Berthoud and Elderkin provide insight into the character’s issue and offer advice for a reader in a similar situation.

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September 2014

Hot Nite in the City • Dragonboat Festival • Ribfest • Music in the Park

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Hot summer weekend in Kamloops

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Midsummer Music Jam

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In partnership with Radio NL, BCLC hosted the Midsummer Music Jam on July 30, offering Kamloopsians (and visitors) an opportunity to enjoy the musical talents of country/rock artists Robin & Ryleigh, and funk/R&B artists Champagne Republic. A crowd favourite was the free ice cream being offered, resulting in double lines at the Riverside Park concession. BCLC also provided a game booth where people could win a variety of prizes — camping chairs, sunglasses and beach balls. The Kamloops Food Bank received more than 500 lbs. of non-perishable food.

Lyrics by

RICHARD MALTBY, JR. Music by DAVID SHIRE Conceived by

STEVEN SCOTT SMITH THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, TO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 SAGEBRUSH THEATRE PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN SATURDAY MATINÉE SEPTEMBER 13, 2:00PM “An evening of witty songs ... on the muddle of middle-age relationships” - Time Out London Produced in association with Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gananoque

Tickets available from Kamloops Live! Box Office 250.374.5483 1025 Lorne St.

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Project X Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland (Left) Michaela Larson snuggles up to her new friend “Alice,” during X Fest, Project X Theatre’s annual festival. This year X Fest included Alice in Wonderland and The Last of the Dragons. Both took place outdoors in Prince Charles Park. Aiice was played by Kassidy Schaper-Kotter, an 11-year-old from Vernon (Below) The entire cast of Alice in Wonderland stayed in character after the play ended.

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September 2014

Submitted

The KCBIA Customer Care Patrol Team received a grant from the B.C. Interior Community Foundation in 2013. The funds were used to help make the Kamloops Downtown a safe and vibrant area in the city.

Customer Care Patrol Team

Kamloops Central Business Improvement Area Sharon Brooker

Lansdowne Coopers Floral Manager, Dodie Harding, presents August’s winner, Pat Lainsburg of Kamloops, with a $25 Coopers gift certificate. An entry form can be found on page 13 in this edition of the Connector.

KAMLOOPS DENTURE and IMPLANT CENTRE LTD. GARY SALLAWAY, RD • DENTURIST

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with independent, healthy and safe lifestyles. It’s important to know that our goal with all our programs and services is to assist family and caregivers of seniors, as well. As caregivers, we are not always able to assist with everyday needs. These programs lessen the dependence on family and caregivers allowing for more quality time to be spent together.

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these kinds of funds we would not be able to support the program on our own,” said Gay Pooler, executive director for the Kamloops Central Business Improvement Area, which manages the patrol program. “This program is such an important piece to having a vibrant downtown.” Uniformed patrollers cover an area from first Avenue to tenth Avenue between Columbia Street and the South Thompson River. In addition to providing directions and information, the CAP team undertakes outreach with street involved people to connect them with local services if required, and liaises with the RCMP to help maintain safe streets.

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As the eyes and ears of what is happening in the Kamloops downtown area, the Customer Care Patrol Team (CAP) plays an integral role in keeping residents and visitors informed on a variety of topics and help to keep the area clean and safe for all to enjoy. The team is recognizable throughout spring and summer, walking pathways and parks, or biking through the streets in their bright red jerseys and caps. In 2013, the B.C. Interior Foundation provided a $2,500 grant toward the purchase of these uniforms and other equipment that identifies the patrol team. “This program is funded through partnerships and grants, and without

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community resources, government agencies, other programs, etc • Referrals to appropriate agencies and services • Facilitate access to community services Emergency Suites • Two independent, fully furnished bachelor suites available at no charge for seniors in need of short term emergency housing Elder Abuse Support • Provide support, when appropriate to older adults are concerned about elder abuse referring to and work with Interior Health. Clinical Counselling • No fee for service experience and qualified counselling Income Tax Assistance • No fee for service income tax preparation for low income seniors Volunteer Services • Trained and vetted volunteers to assist older adults with a variety of tasks

Housing Coordination • Housing support worker to assist seniors in locating affordable, suitable safe, independent and supported housing in the Kamloops community Independent Housing • Oncore Central Services manages Riverbend Manor and Mayfair Manor Outreach and Advocacy • Non medical needs assessment • Goal setting • Case management and issue resolution • Advocacy and facilitating access to government benefits and programs • Off site support for all the above programs and services such as housing, transportation, access to health care, counselling, emotional support, elder abuse and information and referral.


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Oscar Night at The Hamlets Pharmacist Reflections Adam Sawula, pharmacist

Help us to help you Due to price controls enforced by the provincial and federal governments on generic medications over the past several years, many community pharmacies have been forced to reduce staffing levels. These changes, in addition to constant medication shortages and government enforced brand selectivity, have resulted in increased workloads and administrative challenges for pharmacists. As a pharmacist who cares deeply about the clients I help, I would like to give you some tips about helping your pharmacist help you. If you have refills on regular medications, please give your pharmacy one to two days’ notice before picking them up. This can be done by phoning the pharmacy directly or, in many cases, using a 24-hour automated refill request system available through the pharmacy (ask your pharmacy staff for details). This dramatically reduces workload for your pharmacy and helps us have the time to ensure your product will be in stock or arrange an alternative if the product is backordered. Re-ordering your medication well ahead of pickup also helps you because you do not have to wait at the store for your prescription. If you are seeing the doctor for a renewal prescription to bring to the pharmacy because you are out of refills, please try to bring in the prescription one or two days ahead of the date you need it. This can help you for all of the reasons listed in the previous paragraph and us. It also gives us time to sort out any discrepancies on the new prescription. If you

do not want to come in to the pharmacy to drop off the prescription, have the doctor’s office fax the prescription with a pick up time on it. This can save everyone time. If the doctor has made ANY changes to your prescription (i.e. stopping a medication, changing a dose, adding a new medication), PLEASE have them note it on the written document. If the prescription is required on the same day, please try to give us at least one or two hours to fill the prescription, and inform us of any changes when dropping off. If you come in for an acute prescription such as a pain reliever or antibiotic for an illness, please understand that we will get your medication ready as quickly as possible, but there are times where it may take one or two hours depending on the other challenges we are facing. If you have questions on over-the-counter products, please give your pharmacist a few minutes to finish up current tasks so they can assist you with as little distraction as possible. As a health care professional, I understand that many people have acute needs; however, if you can give us the time, we can make sure your all of your needs are met. Please help us to help you by giving us the time we need to ensure your medications are safe, effective and correct, and all of your questions are answered. This creates less stress and frustration for everyone as you are not left waiting for medications or having questions left unanswered. Your pharmacy team will thank you immensely for your understanding!

Who needs Hollywood when you can attend the Oscars right here in Kamloops! On Monday, Aug. 18, the staff of The Hamlets in Westsyde rolled out the red carpet and invited residents for a night of fine dining, laughs and awards. The third annual Oscar Night allowed residents the chance to dress in their Sunday best and feel like celebrities for the evening. They may not have received awards for Best Actress or Best Foreign Language Film, but there were awards for the Chatty Cathy and Charlie, Corniest joke, and even an award for the Cutest Couple. (A winner for the cutest couple category could not be decided, so every couple was a winner.) (Left) Freda Gilbert proudly displays her Florence Nightingale award for her endearing spirit.

Photos by Becky Mann

• homemakers • care aides • nurses


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September 2014

Letters to the Editor

Delighted about the name

Healthcare under seige Not much has been made in the news about an upcoming court case on Sept. 8 in B.C. Supreme Court although the outcome of this case could profoundly change all of our lives. Canada’s needs-based medical system is being challenged by Dr. Brian Day of the Cambie Surgery Centre who is looking to replace it with a U.S.-style, two-tier system, where service is based on ability to pay. Although some people may say it’s high time something was done about the wait times in this country, going to a two-tier system will do nothing to alleviate that problem — quite the

opposite. By changing doctors’ focus to profit, the wait times will certainly increase for those who can’t afford to pay. It has been so everywhere it has been tried. I hope that more people will inform themselves of this impending disaster and let all levels of government know what they think of it. The Council of Canadians’ monthly Philosophers’ Café will be addressing the topic of health care delivery at their Sept. 16 Café. All are welcome to come and weigh in with their ideas. Anita Strong, Kamloops

I saw in The Senior Connector, you are keeping the name Connector. I am delighted. I love it. My name is Mary Geraldine and I go by Geraldine, my friends call me Gerry. I am writing you because I am 96 years old and have a bit of a hearing problem on the phone. I live at Library Square, and shop at Northills Mall. I pick up a few “Connectors” and leave them in the lobby at Library Square. They are picked up fast. I use a walker to get around that is why I can do my own shopping. I am so thrilled that you kept the name “Connector” and any other name would not be the same. I thank you so much, and I do not expect anything in return. Geraldine “Gerry” Glover

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NuLeaf Produce Market owner Herman Hothi presents the August winner Deanna Hurstfield, shown with son Samuel Segnitz and mother Donna Jepson, with the inaugural $40 NuLeaf gift certificate. Find the entry form on page 6 of this paper and enter for a chance to win.

The rules of the road: What to expect when you turn 80 By Becky Mann

I spoke with an Ed about a month ago (or possibly a Fred) regarding driving after 80. For the sake of this article I am going to call him Ed, but sorry Ed, if your name is actually Fred. Anyway, we spoke for about twenty minutes about turning 80 and the process seniors have to go through in order to retain their driver’s license. Before that day, I actually was not aware of the process. I don’t know the logic behind why 80 is the magic number, but regardless, now I know. Seniors are mailed a Driver Medical Examination Report (DMER) from the Office of the Superintendant of Motor Vehicles when they turn 80, or if there is a suspected medical condition. A physician must complete the form. Last year, Herb Steele actually wrote in to let seniors know about what they could expect. Steele mentioned having an eye chart test, a blood pressure test, a weight check, a two to three metre body and foot movement test (timed), a physical body test, a further eye test, a written test, a memory recall test describing a number of objects,

a test describing items in a grocery store (timed), and a memory recall test describing the earlier numbers. Now what Ed and I spoke about was two things: the two different coloured forms that are mailed and pricing for the exam. Well Ed, here is what I found when I visited the British Columbia government website. Those seniors that receive a blue form have a known or suspected medical condition. That blue colour is to make that identification. As for the yellow form, those are standard when a driver turns 80. I guess no one escapes the yellow form. Now as for the pricing of the report, there is a $75 charge, according to the information on the website. OSMV may reimburse that amount, but only for those individuals with blue forms; those individuals with yellow forms do not qualify. Patients are also responsible for any levy beyond the $75. Hope this helps shed a little light on the system. Thank you for your inquiry Ed!

Do you have a question, concern, or story that you would like to share with our readers? Please write to us, fax us, or leave your letter at the front. You can find all of our contact information on page 6.


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The Lord’s Prayer: “Hallowed Be Your Name” (Part 4)

Spiritual Thought Rev. David Schumacher When we pray, as we do in the Lord’s Prayer, “Hallowed be your name,” we are, in essence, bowing before God and showing Him the proper reverence that He is due. In order to revere God properly you must first believe He exists. You need to know what He’s like so that you’ll know whom you’re worshipping, and you need to start obeying Him, because in the end, He’s God and you’re not.

Jesus says, “Look! Here I stand at the door and knock. If you hear me calling and open the door, I will come in and we will share a meal as friends.” (Revelation 3:20) To revere God means to be willing to open the door of your heart and allow Jesus in; to invite Him into your life each and every day, to lead you and guide you God’s way. Wherever you are, that’s where Jesus needs to be. That’s where He wants to be — with you. Reverence means being constantly and continually in tune and in step with Jesus. A stressed-out woman on a busy street was tailgating a man. Suddenly, the light turned yellow just in front of the man. He did the right

thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, yelling in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection. As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit the car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of hours, another policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where

the arresting officer was waiting with her personal items. He said, “I’m sorry for this mistake. You see I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the ‘What Would Jesus Do’ sign in the back window, the ‘Choose Life’ license plate holder, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday School’ bumper sticker, and the chrome plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk. Naturally I assumed you had stolen the car.” In his Small Catechism, Luther asks, “How is God’s name hallowed amongst us?” His answer is, “When both our life and doctrine are truly Christian.” Jesus says, “As the Father has loved me, so have I

loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.” (John 15:9-14)

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Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sat & Sun Liturgies Saturday 7 pm Sunday 8:30 am 11:30 am, 6 pm Confession Times Saturday 4-5 pm Sunday 5:30-6 pm Wed 5:15-5:35 pm 1st Friday of the month 5:30-6 pm

Weekday Masses Monday at 9:30 am & 6 pm Tues-Fri at 7:15 am & 9:30 am Saturday at 7:15 am First Friday Mass at 6 pm. First Saturday – Rosary at 9 am and Mass at 9:30 am

255 Nicola Street • 250-372-2581

United ChUrChes of Canada

Kamloops United Church

www.kamloopsunited.ca 421 St. Paul St. • Sundays 10 am Rev. Teri Meyer • Rev. Bruce Comrie

• Bible based, Christ centred and family oriented.

Mt. Paul United Church

www.mtpauluc.ca 140 Laburnum St. • Sundays 10:30 am Rev. LeAnn Blackert

• Sunday Worship 10:30 am • Sunday School 10:00 am

Plura Hills United Church

www.plurahillsunited.com 2090 Pacific Way • Sundays 10 am Rev. Carolyn Ronald

815 Renfrew St. • 250-376-8323 Rev. David Schumacher

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Barriere & District Seniors Society SEPTEMBER 2014 Calendar of Events - The SUNDAY

MONDAY

65th North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

1

Labour Day

2 Fun Cards 1:30 pm

65th North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo

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8

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9 Carpet Bowling 10 am Crafts 1 pm

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30 Carpet Bowling 10 am Crafts 1 pm

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Fun Cards 1:30 pm

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Re-opens

Labour Day

24 Fun Cards 1:30 pm

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2014

Closed

September 8,

7 Closed 14

15

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24 Closed

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MONDAY

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Genealogy Workshop 1 - 4 pm 21

Genealogy Workshop 1 - 4 pm 28

Genealogy Workshop 1 - 4 pm

8

Bingo 1 pm 15

Bingo 1 pm 22

Bingo 1 pm 29

Bingo 1 pm

24 Carpet Bowling 9:30 am LFFD 7 pm Bowling 7 pm

25

26 Carpet Bowling, 9:30 am Crib 1-3 pm

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28

29 Carpet Bowling, 9:30 am Al-Anon 7pm Bowling 7pm

30

WEDNESDAY

2

THURSDAY

9

10

Billiards 9 am Carpet Bowling Senior Exercise 9 am 10 am 16

17

Billiards 9 am Carpet Bowling Senior Exercise 9 am 10 am 23

24

Billiards 9 am Carpet Bowling Senior Exercise 9 am 10 am 30

Carpet Bowling 9 am

FRIDAY

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SUNDAY

MONDAY

Bingo 12:30 - 4 pm 7

Bingo 12:30 - 4 pm 14

27

11 Carpet Bowling 9 am Coffee Drop In 9:30 am Crib 1 pm 18 Carpet Bowling 9 am Coffee Drop In 9:30 am Crib 1 pm 25 Carpet Bowling 9 am Coffee Drop In 9:30 am Crib 1 pm

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29 Arts & Crafts30 Table Tennis 10 am - 2 pm 9:30 am Bring a Lunch Carpet Bowling Coffee & Hostess 10 am 1 - 4 pm

Activity Centre

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MONDAY

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8 Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:30 am Crib 1:30 pm

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Senior Exercise 10 am

Visit our website:

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29 Weightwatchers 30 Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:30 am Crib 1:30 pm

8:30 am Scrabble 10 am Ladies Pool 12 pm Weightwatchers 5:30 pm

20

170 – 5th Ave. SE

Pool Room open during office hours Mon., Wed., & Fri. 10 am to 2pm KITCHEN CLOSED Re-opens September 2nd

WEDNESDAY

Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 4P2 Phone 250-832-1065

Summer Office Hours Mon., Wed., & Fri: 10 am - 2 pm

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

3

17

Table Tennis 8:30 am Canasta 10 am Keep Fit 10:30 am Chess 6 pm

24 Table Tennis 8:30 am Canasta 10 am Keep Fit 10:30 am Chess 6 pm

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Social Bridge 1:30 pm Table Tennis 2pm Crib 7 pm

8:30 am Scrabble 10 am Ladies Pool 12 pm Weightwatchers 5:30 pm

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Breakfast 8 am - 11 am

Achy Breaky Body Parts 24 25 26 Murder Mystery27 Line Dancing 10am Carpet Bowling 10 am Table Tennis at Deadwood Saloon Beginners, 10:30 advanced Coffee & Hostess 9:30 am (aka Denim & Anglebay Entertainers 1 - 4 pm Coffee & Hostess Diamonds) HH 5 pm Chorus Practice 1pm play starts at Coffee & Hostess 1 - 4 pm Cribbage 1 pm 1 - 4 pm 5:30 sharp Bridge 7 pm

10 Weightwatchers 9 Table Tennis 8:30 am 8:30 am Canasta 10 am Scrabble 10 am Keep Fit 10:30 am Ladies Pool 12 pm Chess 6 pm Weightwatchers 5:30 pm 8:30 am Scrabble 10 am Ladies Pool 12 pm Weightwatchers 5:30 pm

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18 Table Tennis19 Coffee & Hostess 9:30 am 1 - 4 pm Coffee & Hostess Cribbage 1 pm 1 - 4 pm

Social Bridge 1:30 pm Table Tennis 2pm Crib 7 pm

22 Weightwatchers 23 Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:30 am Crib 1:30 pm

Achy Breaky Body Parts 17 Line Dancing 10am Beginners, 10:30 advanced Anglebay Entertainers Chorus Practice 1pm Coffee & Hostess 1 - 4 pm Bridge 7 pm Country Gardeners Club 7pm

Table Tennis 8:30 am Canasta 10 am Keep Fit 10:30 am Chess 6 pm

15 Weightwatchers 16 Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:30 am Crib 1:30 pm

Senior Exercise 10 am

Weightwatchers 2

8:30 am Scrabble 10 am Ladies Pool 12 pm Weightwatchers 5:30 pm

Labour Day

13

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TUESDAY

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Senior Exercise 10 am 12

Arts & Crafts16 10 am - 2 pm Bring a Lunch Coffee & Hostess 1 - 4 pm

22 Arts & Crafts23 Table Tennis 10 am - 2 pm 9:30 am Bring a Lunch Carpet Bowling Coffee & Hostess 10 am 1 - 4 pm

SUNDAY

SATURDAY

Lakeview 9 10 Table Tennis11 12 9:30 am Community Centre Coffee & Hostess Coffee & Hostess Coffee & Hostess Meeting 2 pm 1 - 4 pm 1 - 4 pm 1 - 4 pm Coffee & Hostess 1 - 4 pm Cribbage 1 pm Bridge 7 pm

15

6

FRIDAY

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Seniors Fifth Avenue

SATURDAY

THURSDAY

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21

Bingo 12:30 - 4 pm

Coffee is on and hostess on duty

WEDNESDAY

3 4 5 Table Tennis Coffee & Hostess Coffee & Hostess Coffee & Hostess 9:30 am 1 - 4 pm 1 - 4 pm 1 - 4 pm Coffee & Hostess Bridge 7 pm Cribbage 1 pm 1 - 4 pm

Table Tennis 9:30 am

Bingo 12:30 - 4 pm

Squilax/Anglemont

1

Table Tennis 9:30 am

20

Lakeview Centre

Drop-in Centre Open: Mon-Fri 1–4 PM

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Labour Day

13

5

We look forward to seeing you there!

SEPTEMBER 2014 Calendar of Events - The 6

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CLEARWATER ELK’S PANCAKE BREAKFASTS every Saturday!

Lakeview Community Centre Society

SATURDAY

Carpet Bowling, Cards, & Pool 12:30 - 4 pm

4 Carpet Bowling LABOUR DAY Carpet Bowling Billiards 9 am 9 am Senior Exercise Coffee Drop In 9 am Bingo 1 pm 10 am 9:30 am Crib 1 pm

Genealogy Workshop 1 - 4 pm

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Phone: 250-837-9456 www.revelstokeseniors.ca

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22 Carpet Bowling, 9:30 am Al-Anon 7pm Bowling 7pm

30

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21

Carpet Bowling, Cards, & Pool 12:30 - 4 pm

Closed

12 Carpet Bowling, 9:30 am Crib 1-3 pm

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10 Carpet Bowling 9:30 am LFFD 7 pm Bowling 7 pm

20

Carpet Bowling, Cards & Pool 12:30 - 4 pm

Bridge 12:30 - 4 pm

Closed

Closed

Regular Meeting 1 pm

9 Hospice Meeting 5pm - 9pm

19 Carpet Bowling, 9:30 am Crib 1-3 pm

Carpet Bowling, Cards, & Pool 12:30 - 4 pm

Closed 17

23 Carpet Bowling, Cards & Pool 12:30 - 4 pm

Bridge 12:30 - 4 pm

Closed

Closed

Bowling 9:30 am Crib 1-3 pm

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FRIDAY

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Carpet Bowling, Cards, & Pool 12:30 - 4 pm

10

16 Carpet Bowling, Cards & Pool 12:30 - 4 pm

Bridge 12:30 - 4 pm

Closed

9 Carpet Bowling, Cards & Pool 12:30 - 4 pm

Bridge 12:30 - 4 pm

Closed

FRIDAY

15 Carpet Bowling, 9:30 am Al-Anon 7pm Bowling 7pm

Pat Kirby, President 4

THURSDAY

3 4 Carpet Bowling Recreation 9:30 am Society Meeting LFFD 7 pm 7 pm Bowling 7 pm

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3

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Ashcroft, B.C. 250-453-9828 THURSDAY

8 Carpet Bowling, 9:30 am Al-Anon 7pm Bowling 7pm

Little Fort, BC V0E 2C0

19

65 North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo August 30th, 31st & September 1st

2

8

7

Come have fun at the

th

TUESDAY

Labour Day Carpet Bowling 9:30 am Al-Anon 7pm Bowling 7pm

13

PO Box 140

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Carpet Bowling 10 am

WEDNESDAY

Carpet Bowling, Cards & Pool 12:30 - 4 pm

MONDAY

Carpet Bowling 10 am

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SUNDAY 6

Carpet Bowling 10 am

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Senior Society SEPTEMBER 2014 Calendar of Events - The

SEPTEMBER 2014 Calendar of Events - The

SATURDAY

5

17

23 Carpet Bowling 10 am Crafts 1 pm

28

Fun Cards 1:30 pm

FRIDAY

4 Exec Mtg 1:30pm General Mtg 3pm Corn Roast/ Burgers 5pm $5 each

10

16 Carpet Bowling 10 am Crafts 1 pm

21

Box 791 Barriere V0E 1E0

THURSDAY

3

Little Fort Community Centre

4431 Barriere Town Road

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Social Bridge 1:30 pm Table Tennis 2pm Crib 7 pm

Social Bridge 1:30 pm Table Tennis 2pm Crib 7 pm

For Rent - 200 Seat Auditorium

Weddings, Anniversaries, Celebration Of Life, Meetings, Fundraising Events A Stage For Concerts & Dances, Full Kitchen Facilities


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Running a foot care business Submitted by Helen Waters

This article contains some tips for customers, shedding light on what goes on from the foot care professional’s perspective. If your phone message is not answered immediately, please be patient. The foot care person may be busy

working and is not home to answer your message. Give them a few days to return your call. When leaving phone messages, please try to leave your name and phone number. The foot care person may not recognize just your voice. If your foot care

Chase Seniors Centre SEPTEMBER 2014 Calendar of Events - The SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

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Labour Day

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person is a few minutes late, don’t panic and start phoning them. They may have run into traffic on the road, road construction, or have been caught behind a slow driver. Give them 10 to 15 minutes leeway. During a foot care session, don’t be afraid to say how you prefer your nails done. Communication is key for happy customers! If the foot care person asks a question, don’t take it to mean they don’t know what they’re doing; they just want to clarify something and do things

the way you prefer. Be open to new ideas! Just because one foot care person likes you to sit on a chair in the kitchen doesn’t mean that’s the only way to do it. It may be more comfortable to sit in a reclining chair in the living room with a towel on the floor to catch nail clippings. This next tip is about fungal nails. Some types of fungus will make your nails fragile. If the foot care person uses a dremel (a mini-sanding tool) to reduce your nails, there is the possibility that they will split or break.

Chase Creekside Seniors

Royal Canadian Legion Br. #52

542 Shuswap Avenue • 250-679-8522

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

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2 3 4 5 Silver Belles Exercise Wood Carving & Beaus 9 am 9 am Exercise 9am 10:30 am Shuffleboard Carpet Bowling Crib 1 pm Bingo 1 pm 1 pm 10 am

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Additional Information: Thursday 9 am Wood Carving: Call Dave at 250-679-8110 FMI Help available to get started, gals welcome.

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1-3 pm Book Club 2 pm Library

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Hours M-Th..........9.am.-.6.pm Fri...............9.am-7.pm sat............. 9.am.-.6.pm sun.............9.am.-.5.pm

Bar Open 1pm-8pm

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Fender Bender Dance $10 at the door 7:30 pm to 11 pm Licensed

14 Fender Bender Dance $10 at the door 7:30 pm to 11 pm Licensed 21 Fender Bender Dance $10 at the door 7:30 pm to 11 pm Licensed

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28 29 Fender Bender Dance Euchre 1 pm $10 at the door Foot Care Clinic 7:30 pm to 11 pm 9 - 4 pm Licensed

All foot care services from assessment of feet to massage! helenandcarl@shaw.ca

250-573-3999 425 Lansdowne St.

Kamloops, B.C. V2C 1Y2 Office: 250-374-1742 Bar: 250-374-1743

FRIDAY

Bar Open 1pm-11pm Crib 7pm Darts 7:30pm

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Bar Open 1pm-11pm Crib 7pm Darts 7:30pm

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Bar open 5 1 pm - 11:30pm Dance to Fender Bender 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm $10 pp

25

Meat Draw 2:30pm

12 Bar Open 1-7pm 13 Bar Open Meat Draw 2:30pm 1pm-11:30pm Private Function Dance to Home Brew Naval Vets Reunion $10pp 6:00 pm

19 Bar Open 18 Bar Open 1pm-11pm 1pm-11:30pm Crib 7pm Dance to Al Weldon Darts 7:30pm $10pp Branch Exec. Mtg 4pm Bar Open 1pm-11pm Crib 7pm Darts 7:30pm

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Bar Open 1pm-7pm

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Bar Open 1pm-11:30pm Dance to Strange Brew $10pp

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Bar Open 1pm-7pm Meat Draw 2:30 pm

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Bar Open 1pm-7pm Meat Draw 2:30 pm KMDL 7pm

TELEPHONE NUMBERS OFFICE/BAR: 250-374-1742

Bar Open 1pm-8pm

Euchre 1 pm

Friday Hike Meet at the info Centre at 9am

17 Bar Open 1pm-8pm

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Coffee & Crafts 10 am

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Music & Bowling Coffee & Crafts Refreshments Carpet 1-3 pm 10 am 1 pm

Safety Mart AG Foods Brookfield.shopping.Centre Clearwater.•.(250)674-2213

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Bar Open 1pm-8pm

Bar Open 1pm-8pm

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10

FAX: 250-374-1708

Seniors Activity Centre

Carpet Bowling Coffee & Crafts 1-3 pm 10 am

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Bar Open 1pm-8pm

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Advanced Foot Care

THURSDAY

Bar Open 1pm-8pm

Bar Open 1pm-8pm

Bar Open 1pm-8pm

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Carpet Bowling Coffee & Crafts 1-3 pm 10 am

Labour Day 7

Meat Draw 2:30 pm

Phone: 250-674-3365 THURSDAY

Bar Open 1pm-8pm

Giant Crib Bar Open Registration 9 am 1pm-8pm Bar Open 1-7pm Branch General Meat Draw 2:30 pm Meeting 7:30 pm

Friday 1 pm Crib: Come early please. Help needed to set up tables & chairs.

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Bar Open 1pm-8pm

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Bar Open 1pm-7pm

(unless otherwise noted)

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Bar Open 1pm-7pm Meat Draw 2:30 pm

Thursday 10 am Carpet Bowling: New members welcome, lessons provided. Lots of fun and low impact exercise.

Evergreen Acres

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24 25 26 Exercise Wood Carving 9 am 9 am Exercise 9am Shuffleboard Carpet Bowling Crib 1 pm 1 pm 10 am Join Creekside Senior Centre!

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Lastly, please don’t ask the foot care person to do foot care for free. This is really not feasible for most people! Keep your feet happy and healthy.

Office Hours: 10 am to - 2 pm Monday - Friday

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Bar Open 1pm-8pm

10 11 Exercise 9am 12 Exercise Wood Carving Mini Crib 1 pm 9 am 9 am Registration Shuffleboard Carpet Bowling 10:30 1 pm 10 am Starts 11 am 14 15 16 17 18 19 Silver Belles Exercise Wood Carving Exercise 9am Carpet Bowling & Beaus 9 am 9 am Crib 1 pm 10:30 am 10:30 am Shuffleboard Carpet Bowling Monthly Dinner Pool 1 pm Bingo 1 pm 1 pm 10 am 5 pm 22 23 Silver Belles Carpet Bowling & Beaus 10:30 am 10:30 am Pool 1 pm Bingo 1 pm

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6

8 9 Silver Belles Carpet Bowling & Beaus 10:30 am 10:30 am Pool 1 pm Bingo 1 pm

Don’t panic! This is one of the risks of foot care and is not the end of the world. The nail will grow back. It’s better and more comfortable to have thick nails thinned. Try to stick with just one foot care person once you find one you are happy with. They will learn the best ways to do foot care for your feet and know how your nails grow etc. Please don’t try to knock the price down for foot care; the foot care person has expenses to pay including gas and supplies.

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9A - 1800 Tranquille Road Kamloops, B.C. V2B 3L9 778-470-6000

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

WEDNESDAY

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2 3 Wood Carving 10 am Whist 1 pm Cribbage 1-3 pm BINGO 6 pm

Whist 1 pm Bridge 1-3:30 pm

9 10 Wood Carving 10 am Whist 1 pm Cribbage 1-3 pm BINGO 6 pm

Whist 1 pm Bridge 1-3:30 pm

16 17 Wood Carving 10 am Whist 1 pm Cribbage 1-3 pm BINGO 6 pm

18 19 Whist 1 pm Lunch Bridge 11:30 am - 1 pm 1-3:30 pm

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30 Wood Carving “Check out our website at 10 am www.csikamloops.ca to subscribe to our monthly newsletter & to see additional Whist 1 pm information on activities, events, programs and services. Also “like” us on BINGO 6 pm Facebook for your chance to win monthly draws and prizes”

250-376-5757

coopersfoods.com #38 - 1800 Tranquille Road, Brocklehurst, Kamloops, BC V2B 3L9

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Bingo 1 pm Bridge 6:30 pm

Savona and Area 50+ SUNDAY

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O.A.P.O Branch #129

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Spiritualist 7 Church 10:30 am - 1 pm Gospel Music Coffeehouse 2 - 5 pm

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League Bowling 10 am

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League Bowling 10 am

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Mt. Ida Painters 9 am - 2 pm

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Church Group 9 am

29 Glee Club 9:30 am AA & Al-Anon 8 pm

Computer Classes 9 am - 2 pm

Spiritualist Church - Norm 250-832-0442 Mount Ida Painters - Al 250-832-5149 Singles Club - Betty 250-832-2315 Tuesday Art Group - Ross 250-832-3579 Hall Rental - Eleanor 250-833-0606

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Available

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Pool 1 pm Crib 1 pm 23 Wheels to Meals Pool 1 pm Crib 1 pm 30

Pool 1 pm Crib 1 pm

Available

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Bingo Doors open 4 pm Walk-in 6 pm Regular 7 pm

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Bingo Doors open 4 pm Walk-in 6 pm Regular 7 pm

Bingo - Wendy 250-253-3516 Gospel Music - Hank 250-833-5072 Computer Class - Jennifer 250-833-2095 Elder Services - Sheila or Dave 250-833-4136

THURSDAY

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Pool 1 pm Crib 1 pm

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Phone: 250-675-5358

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Available

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Bingo Doors open 4 pm Walk-in 6 pm Regular 7 pm

President: Helen Skulmoski 250-675-2126 Hall Bookings: J. Chisholm 250-675-3835

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Passchendaele Road, Sorrento, B.C.

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Painters 9 am Computer Classes Mt. Ida Painters 9 am - 2 pm 9 am - 2 pm Church Study Group 7 pm

AA & Al-Anon 8 pm 13

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Drop in Bowling 6:30 pm

Box 1552 — 31 Hudson Ave. NE Salmon Arm, V1E 4P6 250-832-3015

10 11 Painters 9 am 9 Computer Classes Elder Services Computer Classes Mt. Ida Painters 9 am - 2 pm 12:30 - 2:30 pm 9 am - 2 pm 9 am - 2 pm Church Study Group 7 pm

MONDAY

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Drop in Pool 10 am - 2 pm Monday - Friday

Painters 9 am 2

Painters 9 am Computer Classes Mt. Ida Painters 9 am - 2 pm 9 am - 2 pm Church Study Group 7 pm

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Open 9 am - 3 pm Bingo 1 - 3 pm

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30 Computer Classes 9 am Games 9 am - 12 pm

Spiritualist 14 Church 10:30 am - 1 pm Gospel Music Coffeehouse 2 - 5 pm

Foot Clinic 9 am Exercise 8:45 am Exercise 8:45 am Savona Weight Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9:30 am Exercise 8:30 am Coffee 9:30 am Loss Club 8:15 am Crib 7 pm UPS 7 pm Exercise 9:30 am Crafts 1 pm

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16 Computer Classes 9 am Games 9 am - 12 pm

FRIDAY 4

Director’s Meeting Computer Classes Computer Classes 10 am 9 am - 2 pm 9 am - 2 pm Elder Services Mt. Ida Painters Church Study Group 12:30 - 2:30 pm 9 am - 2 pm 7 pm

SUNDAY

SATURDAY 5

Drop-in Bowling 10 am

SEPTEMBER 2014 Calendar of Events - The

Donna Schwieger 250-373-2334

WEDNESDAY 2

9 Computer Classes 9 am Games 9 am - 12 pm

THURSDAY 3

Sorrento Drop-In Society

6605 Buie Road/Savona Access Rd ©

Drop-in Bowling 10 am

TUESDAY

LABOUR DAY

Spiritualist 28 Church 10:30 am - 1 pm Gospel Music Coffeehouse 2 - 5 pm

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WEDNESDAY

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Salmon Arm Seniors Drop-In Society

THE MERRITT SENIORS ASSOC. and O.A.P.O. Br. #168

Bingo 1 pm Bridge 6:30 pm

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Open 9 am - 12 pm

Day Away

Bingo 1 pm Bridge 6:30 pm

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Labour Day

Drop-in Centre 80 – 150 Opal Village Centre Mall

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Foot Care Monday appt. only) Morning Market (byLunch with Friends

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Foot Care Monday Day Away (by appt. only) Foot Care Morning Market Lunch Meeting with (by appt. only) Board 10 am Friends

Merritt Senior Centre SUNDAY

Phone 250-832-7000 Fax 250-833-0550 Office Hours: 9 am - 3 pm

THURSDAY

9 10 Monday 8 Care Morning Market (byFoot appt. only) Foot Care Caregiver with (by appt. only) Support Group Lunch Friends 10 am

Logan Lake Seniors 50+

Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 1H1

3

Foot Care Foot Care (by appt. only) (by appt. only)

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September 2014

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Exec. Mtg 10 am Pool 6 pm 17

Pool 6 pm 24

Pool 6 pm

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Scottish Dancing 9:30 am - noon

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Small Pets Allowed Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities Planned Activities

Included UtilitiesUtilities Included

Transportation Transportation

Housekeeping Housekeeping

AssistedAssisted Living Living

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Housekeeping

Assisted Living

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Amenities

Providing custom care in a unique, homeAmenities style assisted living facility. Spacious, private bed-sitting rooms and large common areas. Theatre room, full salon, craft room, games room.

Arbor Lodge has space in its 22 unit Amenities independent living retirement home, with reasonable rates and personal service. We have a new shuttle car too! Arbor Lodge... Where neighbours become friends.

Affordable living in an active independent retirement community on Peterson Creek Park, just five minutes from downtown. Amenities 24-hour staff on duty. Coffee bar, billiards, hair salon, exercise room, library-den with computer, conservatory, movie theatre, private dining room, chapel/meeting room, guest suite, cards & crafts room, grounds featuring patios, recreation areas, walking paths and water gardens. Safe and secure, affordable independent

Small Pets Allowed

See ad page 6

Access to events and activities at the North Amenities Shore Community Centre (located in the same building). Beautifully landscaped with award-winning gardens. Underground parking. Within walking distance to all amenities, including McArthur Island and Northills Mall.

The Hamlets at Westsyde 3255 Overlander Drive Kamloops, B.C. 250-579-9061

Costs vary depending on need & choice of unit. 174 units consisting of 112 complex care units & 62 assisted living units

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Golden Vista Suites Rental and ownership yes no no no no no yes Close to transit, medical clinic, shopping. options available Common roomAmenities and patio for socializing, Monthly Location 375 Cherry Ave. sprinkler and security system, extra storage, cost Kamloops, B.C. Rental: $775/mo wired for high-speed internet and cable, See ad page 7 V2B 2R8 no. of Units step in showers, balconies or patios, great 250-819-0101 views. Renters may qualify for SAFER 46 units subsidies. www.goldenvistasuites.com

Independent Living

Facility

cost

19 SAFER program no. of Units suites 5 rental suites

Amenities

yes no no no no yes no living in the heart of the North Shore. At North Shore Planned Activities Centre Community

nkshca@shaw.ca

Life Lease 120 units Monthly 1 & 2 bdrm suites

A community where health & happiness

no yes yes yes yes yes yes are truly a way of life, close to shopping, See ad page 16

Scheduled Available

Facility

Cottonwood Manor Location 730 Cottonwood Ave. Kamloops, B.C. V2B 8M6 250-376-4777

Utilities Included

250-377-7275

Transportation

60 Whiteshield Cresent S Kamloops B.C. V2E 2S9

Transportation

Location

$2,310-$2,320/studio yes yes yes yes yes yes no $2,515-$2,970/1 bed Monthly $3,265-$3,320 cost& den 1 bedroom See ad page 17 no. of Units $2,935-$3,565/2 bed $665/mo-2nd occupant 120 Independent suites 32 Brio Care Suites

Meals Provided 3Independent Living

Facility

Berwick on the Park

Housekeeping

www.arborlodge.ca

See ad page 15

Housekeeping

Salmon Arm, BC 250-833-3583

Monthly cost 22 Units no. of Units

yes no yes yes yes yes no

Housekeeping

331 8th St. S.E. location

Price from $1,395/mo.

See ad page 20

Housekeeping

Facility

Monthly cost no. of Units

21 assisted living units

no yes yes yes yes yes no

Assisted Living Provided 3 Meals

Arbor Lodge

$2,400/mo & up

Assisted Living

Facility

Active Care Senior Services Ltd. Location 1607 Greenfield Ave. Kamloops, B.C. V2B 4N4 250-554-9244 acss@shaw.ca

Assisted Living

Kamloops

Assisted Living

location

Independent Living

Facility

Monthly Cost No. of Units Monthly cost no. of Units

Independent Living

Location

Independent Living

Facility

Independent Independent Living Living

Choices for retirement living

pub, public transit, away from the hustle & bustle of the city of Kamloops, with a theatre, greenhouse for gardening, lounges, dining rooms, tuck shop, secure courtyard & covered patio areas, & exercise room. Or enjoy the scenic, flat outdoor walking trails. Utilities included. Telephone not included.


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Small Pets Allowed Small Pets Allowed

Amenities

Amenities

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Housekeeping

Assisted Living

Assisted living and residential care in $2,175-$2,230/studio yes yes yes yes yes yes yes beautiful Aberdeen overlooking a stunning view of the valley, river and mountains. $2,600-$2,880/1 bed Monthly Amenities Delicious home-cooked meals served in $3,225-$3,630/2 bed cost the dining room and all-day snacks in the $650/mo-2nd occupant See ads pages 3 bistro. Private dining room, large library no. of Units 101 independent/ with two fireplaces and two computers, assisted living suites exercise room, spa room and two multi114 residential care suites purpose rooms in an all-inclusive www.kamloopsSeniorsVillage.com 14 private pay suites retirement residence. Kamloops Senior Village Location 1220 Hugh Allan Dr. Kamloops, B.C. V1S 1B3 250-571-1800

Independent Living

Facility

Planned Activities Planned Activities

Kamloops

Included UtilitiesUtilities Included

Location

Transportation Transportation

Facility

Monthly Cost No. of Units Monthly cost no. of Units

Housekeeping Housekeeping

Location

AssistedAssisted Living Living

Facility

Independent Independent Living Living

Choices for retirement living

Affordable rental opportunity in seniors

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Housekeeping

Assisted Living

Independent Living

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Housekeeping

Assisted Living Supported

Independent Living

for low-moderate income seniors

See ad page 2

Community toAmenities offer a modern & affordable retirement residence for low to moderate income seniors. Independent/supported living is offered including 3 meals daily, weekly housekeeping, cable TV, fitness centre, theatre room, workshop, recreation & bus outings.

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Housekeeping

See ad page 2

Small Pets Allowed

1 bed, 1 bed/den, 2 bed and 2 bed, 2 bath with full kitchen

Planned Activities

cost no. of Units 109 suites

luxury in Pineview Valley. yes no yes yes yes yes yes Affordable All-inclusive independent living. Three Utilities Included

1789 Primrose Court Kamloops, B.C. V1S 0B7 250-851-8800 1-877-841-8999 www.chartwell.com

All-inclusive rent starting at Monthly $2200/month

Transportation

Chartwell Ridgepointe Retirement Residence Location

Assisted Living

Chartwell Kamloops offers truly gracious Chartwell Costs vary according yes yes yes yes yes yes yes retirement living with many well appointed Kamloops to suite style and size. amenities, and close proximity to shopping Monthly Location Amenities Retirement and parks. With our on-site funded 97 suites cost Residence home care, we are able to offer residents See ad page 2 Suites at $1,825 no.staring of Units a continuum of care that meets their 628 Tranquille Rd Call Glenna at individual needs. Choose from a host of Kamloops B.C. V2B 3H6 250-312-3266 services and activities, and let our trained 250-376-5363 for more information staff take care of the rest. www.chartwell.com Housekeeping

Facility

cost no. of Units Supportive housing

Located on the river near Brock mall,

yes no yes yes no yes yes Mayfair Manor has joined RiverBend Seniors

Assisted Living

Facility

Affordable rent Income based Monthly 20 studio units

Independent Living

Facility

Mayfair Manor Part of RiverBend Location Seniors Community 755 Mayfair Street Kamloops, B.C. V2B 5L7 250-376-6536 rivercityseniors@shaw.ca

Independent Living

Facility

Mayfair 2-bdrm suites yes no yes yes* no yes yes community. Flexibility in use and cost of agePart of RiverBend now available for rent in-place support services w/optional meals, Monthly Location Amenities Seniors Community cleaning & laundry services. Large suites with starting at cost 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, in-suite laundry 755 Mayfair Street $1,500/month See ad page 31 & private patio. Private dining room, fitness Kamloops, B.C. no. of Units centre, workshop, theatre room, community 250-682-4378 gardens & guest suite for visiting family/friends. info@themayfair.ca Level parking, sidewalks & easy access to shops www.themayfair.ca and services. * Shuttle bus outings.

meals per dayAmenities (chef prepared), weekly housekeeping/linen service, on-site amenities and recreational programs, parking, scheduled shuttle service, emergency monitoring system. Call Tracy today and ask about our promotions. Limited suites available. Affordable rental in pet-friendly 4 storey facility

RiverBend 2-bedroom suites yes no yes yes* no yes yes designed for seniors. Only seniors facility in Kamloops providing flexibility in use and cost Seniors Community now available for rent of age-in-place support options (meals & 760 Mayfair Street starting at housekeeping). Large 2 bd (924.5 sq. ft.) suites Kamloops, B.C. $2,000 / month See ad page 31 with full kitchen and in-suite laundry. Common 250-682-4378 facilities for all: dining room, media and theatre, info@theriverbend.ca exercise room, in-house spa/hair salon. Walking www.theriverbend.ca distance to shopping and services with *shuttle bus outings. Easy vehicle/scooter access.


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Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Housekeeping

Assisted Living Living *Supported

Independent Living

Amenities

Amenities

Located on the river near Brock Mall, RiverBend Manor is a modern & affordable retirement residence Amenities for low to moderate income seniors. Independent/supported living is offered including 3 meals daily, weekly housekeeping, cable TV, fitness centre, theatre room, recreation and bus outings.

Silvercrest Suites 154 Vernon Avenue directly adjacent to North Hills Mall www.silvercrestsuites.com

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Housekeeping

Large suites with full kitchens and Starting at yes no yes no yes yes yes balconies. Active, vital and fun community $1950/ month Monthly Amenities of independent living seniors. Professional and based on staff and resident focused services. Great cost 870 Westminister Ave. number of occupants See ad page 4 food and healthy home cooked meals, no. andof suiteUnits type Kamloops, B.C. V2B 1N9 private dining room, walking distance to 250-376-0315 66 units shopping and external services. A great alisha.dickie@ Suites available reputation that is only getting better. primetimeliving.ca

PrimeTime Living at The Shores Location Retirement Residence

Assisted Living

Facility

RiverBend Manor Affordable Rent yes no yes no yes yes yes 760 Mayfair Street Income Based Kamloops, B.C. V2B 0E5 Monthly Location 250-376-6536 cost 66 units See ad page 15 Supportive housing for no.(60of Units studio & low-moderate 6 – 1 bedroom units) income seniors rivercityseniors@shaw.ca

Independent Living

Facility

Planned Activities Planned Activities

Kamloops

Included UtilitiesUtilities Included

Location

Transportation Transportation

Facility

Monthly Cost No. of Units Monthly cost no. of Units

Housekeeping Housekeeping

Location

AssistedAssisted Living Living

Facility

Independent Independent Living Living

Choices for retirement living

53 - 1 bedroom units yes no no no no no yes Close to all shopping, transit, fitness. Rental applications now being accepted.

See ad page 16

For more information, call 250-819-0101

New secure building with sprinkler system, elevator, roof top garden terrace and recreation room, storage units and scooter parking. Each unit has balcony or patio. In-suite laundry. Rental facility.

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City is running a “Share Your Selfie” contest. Kamloopsians are encouraged to take their best “selfie” that showcases Kamloops, and then post it on social media using the hashtag #myKamloops, including a short description on why they love Kamloops. The selfies may be featured in the calendar this year. As an added bonus, all selfie submissions will be entered to win a pair of Cirque du Soleil - Dralion tickets! To submit a photo, please email info@kamloops. ca<mailto:info@ kamloops.ca>, or drop off a CD at City Hall, attention Business and Client Services.


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The Big Little Science Centre Exploration Room is open for public drop in: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 655 Holt Street, in Happyvale School. Saturday, Sept. 6: Forces and Motion Show at 11 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. Bam, pow, zing, forces cause motion and how! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll explore a number of different natural forces and see how they cause movement. Be prepared to help out, duck and to laugh at these super demonstrations. Plus, the Exploration Room will be

open with cool exhibits from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10: Kite Making in Riverside Park (Free) for Kamloops World Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Build and fly your own kite to help bring awareness to Suicide and Prevention Day. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talk about this sensitive issue; learn more and ask questions, share stories and memories. Organized by Interior Health and other concerned groups. Also involved: Compassionate Friends, Victim Services,

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Big Little Science Centre is a fun and interesting place to explore, discover and learn about the world around us. This is a great place to be shared by young and old alike. September features lots of programming such as Kite Making at Riverside or the Forces and Motion Show or Fantasy Flowers during the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Festival.

Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services, White Buffalo, Kamloops Immigration Society, Kamloops Brain Injury Association, IH Acquired Brain Injury Program, Boys and Girls Club, Kamloops GALA, C&C Resources for Life. Saturday, Sept. 13: Magnetism Show at 11 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. Move objects without touching them: just like magic! Enjoy the science tricks while learning about magnets. Plus, the Exploration Room will be open with cool exhibits from 10am to 4pm. Saturday, Sept. 13: Fantasy Flowers at the

Big Little Science Centre Booth (Free) At the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Festival, Riverside Park 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us at the Big Little Science Centre travel booth; a mini-science centre in the park! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have fun interactive hands-on science to explore and discover. Plus, make your own Fantasy Flower to take home. Use science to create a beautiful work of art! Saturday, Sept. 20: Static Electricity Show at 11 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. Time for a Science Centre Hair-do! Discover fun static activities that you can try at home, plus have the powerful van

de Graaf Generator make your hair fly. The Static Electricity Show is our most requested show! Plus, the Exploration Room will be open with cool exhibits from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27: Light and Colour Show at 11 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. A beautiful and colourful exploration of light and how it works. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll split light and put it back together again! Plus, the Exploration Room will be open with cool exhibits from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28: World Rivers Day in Riverside Park (Free) 10 a.m.

to 2 p.m. Join us at the Big Little Science Centre travel booth for handson science fun. Today we will also have small water critters for you to look at using hand lenses and microscopes. These animals are so different they look like aliens! Explore and discover their underwater world and lives, with the experts from Big Little Science Centre. Other booths will be there too, with loads of cool nature info. Contact Susan Hammond, assistant operator, for more information: susan@ blscs.org. Standard entry fees apply for the above, unless otherwise stated.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Closer than Everâ&#x20AC;? moves to Sagebrush Western Canada Theatre (WCT) is pleased to offer an extra treat along with its first show of the season. The musical revue Closer than Ever is moving to Sagebrush Theatre, but Pavilion Theatre pricing is remaining in place! The move to Sagebrush Theatre, WCTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main stage, means a few changes for our audiences: The first change is a change in dates. The showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dates are now Thursday, Sept. 11 to Friday, Sept. 19. The Pay-What-You-Can Saturday matinee is on the only Saturday of the run â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 2 p.m., Sept. 13. We will still celebrate Opening Night on Saturday, Sept. 13.

A WCT Sagebrush Theatre show at Pavilion Theatre pricing means a savings of up to 22 per cent for adults and 33 per cent for seniors, depending on the performance! Closer than Ever is moving to Sagebrush Theatre due on-going upgrades to the heating and cooling system at the Pavilion Theatre. Thanks in part to a generous grant from the City of Kamloops and a contribution through the Federal Gas Tax Program through the TNRD, once completed, the new system will be another wonderful treat for actors, audience and staff alike. Told entirely through song, Closer than Ever is an intimate,

insightful tale about love, security, happiness, and holding onto them in a world that pulls you in a hundred directions at once. Filled with hilarious and touching songs about aging, parenting, and dreams both fulfilled and unrequited, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;how-toâ&#x20AC;? manual for the middle aged. After its off-Broadway debut a quarter of a century ago, and having earned several theatrical awards, Closer than Ever remains universal and timeless. For more information on Closer than Ever and WCT, please visit Kamloops Live! Box Office at www.kamloopslive.ca, or 250374-5483.


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Kamloops Antiques, Collectibles and Heritage Club meets on the second Thursday of every month, September to June at Heritage House on Lorne Street (Riverside Park). 7 p.m. Guests and new members welcome. All meetings start at 7 p.m. For more information call Bernice at 250-372-0468 or 250377-8364 and ask for Joyce. Kamloops Stamp Club meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour St., Kamloops. Contact 250314-1021. Kamloops Riverside Lawn Bowling Club For fun, friendship, exercise and competition, the club is active from May through September — Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m., and Sunday afternoons. Members of the public are invited to watch. For those interested in joining the club or taking three free lessons, please contact Irene at 250-374-4273, or Bruce at 250-554-5177. McArthur Park Lawn Bowlers on McArthur Island meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m., with an arrival at 6:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. Free parking, free instruction and free use of bowls for first years. Requirements are flat soled shoes (no heels or cleats) plus enthusiasm. For more information or to make arrangements for instruction, call 250-3760917 (Kay) or 250-3193255 (Ron). Kamloops Floor Curlers meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Heritage House, top floor, at Riverside Park. New members always welcome. Free parking for members. No special equipment needed. New teams are drawn each day. There are two games and coffee each day. The group runs all year. Call Kay at 250-376--0917 or Kay at 250-828-0819 or Liz at 250-372-5493. Drop-in Table Tennis. Everyone from beginners to competitive players

are invited to join us in playing table tennis at the former Westsyde Elementary School, 3550 Westsyde Road on Mondays 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The drop in fee is $3. FMI call Sharon at 250-554-0278. Experience the wonderful enjoyment of Ping Pong / Table Tennis. All ages and beginners are welcome — make new friends, have fun and be fit. Experts say, it is also good for your brain. We play on Tuesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursdays, 12 :30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Desert Garden Community Centre, 540 Seymour Street. FMI call 250-372-3965 Kamloops Garden Club: Join us for gardening tips on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. at the Heritage House. We often have guest speakers. FMI contact Jeanne 250-573-3160. Kamloops Celiac Chapter meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month (Jan. to Nov.) from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., above Living Kitchens at 1361 McGill Road (side entrance). All are welcome. FMI call 250-314-1404. Do you enjoy singing in harmony and a great variety of songs? Kamloops Happy Choristers invites new members who are 55 and over for a social atmosphere and a chance to sing for senior residences and public concerts. Linda Langevin, our new director, will be conducting our group into a new and exciting season. We meet every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Heritage House. For more information call Sharon at 250-579-9505. The CSI Seniors Activity Centre offers floor curling at 1:30 p.m. on Mondays. Players needed. The address is 9a-1800 Tranquille Rd., in the Brock Shopping Centre. Call 778-470-6000 for more information. Kamloops Tai Chi Club lessons at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 6th Avenue. and Douglas Street begin Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. For further

Groups

information call Leo at 250-579- 5499, Brenda at 250-374-8696 or Shirley at 250-3146565. Alzheimer Caregiver and Early Support Stage groups meet the second Thursday of the month 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and the fourth Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Alzheimer Society Resource Centre, 405, 235 – 1st Avenue, Kamloops. For more information please contact Tara Hildebrand, support and education co-ordinator Alzheimer Society of B.C. at 250377-8200. St. Paul’s Thrift Shop, 360 Nicola Street is open Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. Wheelchair accessible from back lane entrance. Great bargains every week. Kamloops Elks Lodge #44 meets at 7:30 p.m. every second Thursday of each month at 784-B Victoria Street. We have served the community since 1920. You are invited to come and meet the members. New members are welcomed. The hall is also available for gatherings, meetings, etc. For any inquiries please call 250-372-2737 or 250-573-4632. Kamloops United Church Thrift Shop has moved across the road to 387- 4th Ave, 250372-3448. Our hours there are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. We have excellent merchandise and prices, and welcome new customers. Kamloops and District Diabetes can be reached by calling toll free 1-888-628-9494, which will connect you with the Regional Office in Kelowna. Volunteers who man the phones most weekdays can give you local information or the name and number of local speakers, dates and locations of meetings and remember volunteers are always welcome to help with events. There are two support groups in Kamloops. Community speakers are always welcome. The Kamloops Heritage Model Railroad Club meets on the first Friday of each month at 7 p.m.

Come and investigate a great hobby. Call 250554-3233 for more information. Order of the Royal Purple #277 The tradition of service requires a legacy of support. Consider joining the Order of the Royal Purple #277. Meetings are the first and third Tuesday each month. Call Eleanor Vernon, 250-3742806. Aberdeen Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 12 p.m., at ABC Restaurant, 1835 Rogers Place. New members welcome. Call 250-8281765. North Kamloops Elks Lodge #469, #1021121 12th Street, Kamloops (250) 3762924 (leave message). Meet third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. New members welcome. Please join. Crib Tournaments every Wednesday, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Kamloops Stroke Recovery Group, a support group for people who’ve suffered a stroke and their caregivers, meet the second, third and fourth Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for activities and field trips such as bowling, guest speakers, etc. The group also offers a speech software program to help those with speech recovery. To confirm dates of meetings, location and other information, call Shona at 250-320-1348. Kamloops Prostate Cancer Support Group meet at 10 am on the third Saturday of the month at The Seniors Activity Centre, 9A-1800 Tranquille Road. Phone 250-376-4011 or email larube_kam@shaw.ca. The Canadian Cancer Society, Cancer Connection a source for cancer information can be accessed at 1-888-9393333. Are you serious about writing? Network with people who are supportive, informative and interested in publishing. Why not check out Kamloops’ own Interior Authors Group, which meets the second Thursday of each

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month at 7 p.m. at the Kamloops Art Gallery. Call Elma, 250-3741750, or go to www. interiorauthorsgroup.ca. M&M Social Time for Ladies in Clearwater meets the last Sunday of the month at the Wells Gray Inn at 5 p.m. Call 250-587-6503. Tuesday afternoon cribbage takes place at 1:30 p.m. at McArthur Park Lawn Bowling clubhouse, next to Norbrock Stadium. Come for crib, coffee and goodcompany. Free parking. Call 250-579-0228, 250579-8259 or 250-3760917. Kiwanis Club of Kamloops welcomes new members every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 555W Columbia St. Call 250372-3660. Enjoy walking? Join the Hearts in Motion Walking Club every Tuesday and Thursday at the food court in Aberdeen Mall at 8:30 a.m. Yearly cost is $10. All money raised goes to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Everyone is welcome. Call Sharon, 250-374-0688. Wells Gray Country Seniors Society meets first Wednesday of each month, except July and August, 10:00 am at the Clearwater Resource Centre; Third Sunday Social at 12:30 pm at Wells Gray Inn all year long; Writers’ Circle, 2 pm at the Clearwater Library on 1st and 3rd Thursdays; Book Club also at the library at 2 pm on the last Thursday of each month. Contacts: Eileen (250-674-2400) or Evelyn (250-674-3688). Kamloops Ostomy Support Group meets the first Thursday of month at MediChair, Lansdowne Village, at 7 p.m. Call Ken, 250-8190315. The Raging Grannies, a non-partisan group of older women who use humour to actively raise the consciousness of citizens through peaceful means to promote positive change within our communities. Call 250-377-4026. Chronic Pain Association of Kamloops

meets the last Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at People In Motion, 182B Tranquille Rd., for resources, support and fellowship. Parking in back. Call Chris, 250-3762908, or Jackie, 250-3721912. 55+ Kamloops Senior Swimmers meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 to 9 a.m. at the YMCA/YWCA. Call Elizabeth, 250-573-2818. Simply the Best Thrift Store is open Monday to Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 662 Seymour St., home of the clothing and footwear bag sale! The Kamloops Parkinson Awareness Group meets the third Wednesday of each month from Sept. to June, at Desert Gardens, 540 Seymour Street — 1:00 p.m. For more information contact Rendy at 250-374-0798.

Volunteers needed The Revelstoke Senior Citizens’ Association has volunteer positions available for its Good Morning telephone, volunteer driver and computer tutorial programs. Call the Revelstoke Senior Centre volunteer co-ordinator at 250-837-9456. Alzheimer Society of B.C. has volunteer positions available for work in its resource centre doing reception and general office duties. To find out more call Tara Hildebrand, Support & Education Coordinator at 250-3778200. ONCORE Central Services has positions available in all their programs including a variety of jobs – grocery shopping, visiting, providing transportation to appointments, good morning calls, snow removal and technology experts. It’s not necessary to be a senior to give a hand. If you are 19 or older, have a few hours to spare and enjoy the company of seniors, call 250-8280600 or stop by 460 Victoria Street.


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