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Oncore Central Services and the City of Kamloops are committed to making Kamloops an age-friendly city with an inclusive and accessible environment that encourages active and healthy living. Join us for the inaugural Senior Symposium on June 13, where we will address a variety of relevant topics. Seniors, family members, caregivers, service providers, advocates and community stakeholders are invited to attend. This symposium recognizes the work in the community that is making life better for senior citizens and their families.

Excitingly, we are launching a new initiative on how to effectively prepare for and communicate with our aging loved ones through transitions they may be experiencing. Topics for sessions include: Changing Dynamics, Communication with Aging Loved Ones and Family and Signs to Watch For. A panel of community service providers will offer information about available community resources and answer questions. Additionally, you will hear presentations containing advice on being active, how to understand your Canada Pension Plan/Old Age Pension and tips on your personal safety, both at home and on the street. We are extending our welcome to all and hope that everyone will join us for a stimulating symposium and an informal gathering amongst friends. For more information, please see pages 14 and 15 of this paper.

Some new faces are joining our team at the Senior Connector

Courtney Ranger By Becky Mann

Adam, Amy and Justine have finished their term with the paper, and although I am sad to see them go and thank them for all of the work that they accomplished, I am thrilled to welcome both Kim Anderson and Courtney Ranger to the team. Courtney Ranger is

a student at TRU, about to enter her fourth year studying journalism, communications and public relations. Born and raised in Kamloops, she looks forward to seeing our community from a different angle. The Senior Connector will offer her a chance to gain valuable writing and editing skills that she hopes to carry over into

Kim Anderson her education. She likes to spend her free time with family and friends, playing soccer, snowboarding, hiking and writing. Kim Anderson is a thirdyear journalism student at TRU. She calls Houston, a small town in northern B.C. home. A healthy curiosity and passion for hearing everyone’s personal story inspired Kim to study

journalism. Most often you will find Kim taking photographs, enjoying the extensive outdoor activities available in kamloops, or behind her laptop, working on a story. Kim is excited and grateful to be a part of the Senior Connector this summer; she is confident this new role will connect her with the unique needs and diverse lifestyles of the

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June 2014

A moment for recognition

Your Voice in Ottawa Cathy McLeod, MP

One of the privileges of being a member of Parliament is that we are given the opportunity a couple of times in the year to make a one minute members’ statement. These statements usually recognize an important person or anniversary in the member’s riding, or to congratulate a local sports team or service club on their achievements. COLUMBIA SH TI

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This past month I had the honour of paying tribute to a very generous and philanthropic Canadian, Mr. Ken Lepin of Kamloops. I would like to take this opportunity to share that statement with all of you. “Earlier this year Mr. Lepin announced that he would be donating $2.25 million to Thompson Rivers University, on top of

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the trades-innovation fund, the business school, the nursing lab, and the Wells Gray lab will all be receiving significant portions of this donation among other initiatives in the school. Mr. Lepin is a selfmade man who has given back to Kamloops in an extraordinary fashion. In addition to his substantial donations to TRU, he has

put thousands into the Royal Inland Hospital, the B.C. Wildlife Park, and the Salvation Army. Through his generosity and his life’s work, Ken Lepin has left his mark on Kamloops and it is a better place for it — and thanks to this most recent donation, his mark will be left on generations to come.”

Personal reflections on recruiting doctors

A Proud TrAdiTion of denTure CrAfTs Allen E. Goessman Robby Jaroudi

the $250,000 he has already donated in the past. This enormous donation will go towards helping a new generation of students passing through TRU in a variety of fields. Bursary prizes are being increased or created for students in various trades, sciences, nursing, business, law, arts, culinary, tourism, education, and veterinary health. Graduate research studies,

Like many elected representatives, I’m very interested in what we might be able to do to increase the number of family doctors in Kamloops. Although it’s not something for which

city council is directly responsible, we are certainly very interested in helping recruit physicians. With the mayor’s leadership, in partnership with our local MLAs, we have supported and approved the new clinical services building at RIH. This building will offer new space for medical students to do part of their training locally. The hope is that these students will consider practising in Kamloops following graduation. Venture Kamloops, the city’s economic development arm, offers

the Red Carpet program, which assists health care professionals in learning about Kamloops, setting up their practices, and touring community amenities. Recently, the Southern Local Government Association (SILGA) hosted a seminar on physician recruitment. Association President, Marg Spina, and her executive put together a great program. I know there are many local physicians who have taken critical leadership roles in helping recruit doctors. I have felt for a long time

that it’s really important we all co-ordinate our efforts. This may already be happening. I know also that there are a lot of other health care professionals, such as nurses, who wonder about an expanded role for their professions. I have just grazed the surface on this issue. I don’t claim to be an expert. These are my personal thoughts and reflections. If you are interested in talking more about physician recruitment, please don’t hesitate to call me at 250-574-3509 or email asingh@kamloops.ca.

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Spring is in the air

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The Artist A poem by D. Kent Pallet and paintbrush in hand, she begins her walk across the snow-covered background. She pauses under a huge evergreen and begins to add her colours to the vast whiteness. A touch of pale pink and a few strokes of vibrant green produces the delicate twinflowers. Walking further along, she sprinkles the open valley with yellows, purples, blues and pinks, the beginnings of

Spring has come to Kamloops at last and we are almost into summer. dandelions, asters, bluebells and Journalism students Kim Anderson and Courtney Ranger have captured the wild roses. natural beauty around Riverside Park She takes her time, never and Thompson Rivers University. It’s running out of colours and always producing breath-taking great to see what can be found in our own backyard! beauty. Soon her white background will no longer be visible through the large array of spring colours. She is the world’s best decorator. She is known for her talent throughout the universe. She is Mother Nature.

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Kamloops Garden Club: Spring is in full bloom Submitted by a member of the Kamloops Garden Club The Kamloops Garden Club was formed in 1950 with an ongoing goal of helping people to create beautiful gardens in the area. The club collects and distributes a vast amount of information and tips on all topics relating to growing and maintaining fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers. Special events are held throughout the year such as garden tours, the spring plant sale and the Rose and Flower Show in June. The Rose and Flower show will be held on

Saturday, June 28 at the Heritage House, Riverside Park at 100 Lorne Street. Entries are encouraged from members and the general public to show off their skills and achievements. As well, the public is encouraged to come and have a look at what is being shown. Exhibitors may enter as many classes as they wish and more than one entry per class is allowed. Ribbons or trophies are awarded in each class as well as a $50 cash prize for the best in show and a $50 cash prize for the most points. As well, winners get bragging rights!

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There are 12 separate classes that you can enter – Roses, Lilies, Perennials, Biennials, Annuals, Clematis, Patio Planters, Arrangements, Foliage Plants, Flowering Shrubs, Collection of Blooms and Dry Arrangements. Each class is further broken down into separate categories. For example, in the Perennial class, you can enter a Columbine, Daisies, Delphinium, Dianthus,

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Daylily, Coral Bell, Iris and Peony. So, in this class alone, you have the opportunity to win eight separate ribbons. The doors to the Rose and Flower Show are open to the public from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is by donation and includes tea and coffee. If you’re simply looking for a new place to have your afternoon coffee or if you are looking for

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I received a phone call on Tuesday, May 19, from an unidentified man. I don’t believe he meant to be anonymous on purpose, but his caller ID was listed as “unknown” and he didn’t leave his name. What he did leave me with was an interesting thought. With gardening season here — at least for some — it is always good to know if items that you purchase may qualify for a tax exemption. Intrigued by the phone call, I called the Ministry of Finance Tax information line to speak with a representative and find some answers. In British Columbia, certain items are PST-free, meaning that you, the consumer, do not have to pay any PST on those

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refreshments. If you are interested in learning more about the garden club, joining the club, or entering your plants in the show, we have additional information and tips that we can share with you that will increase your chances. Please call Judy at 250-374-4181 or go to www.kamloopsgardenclub. com. Tip of the month: Propagate Clematis, Hydrangea, Daphne, Maples and many plants by pulling a low branch onto the ground and hold it down with a small rock. If kept moist, it will root over the next few months, and can be cut away from the main plant the next year. We look forward to your participation. Enjoy the fun; enjoy the flowers.

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some fantastic ideas on how to arrange your flowers, please join us and see for yourself how wonderful this growing hobby can be. You’re sure to find something of interest. The Kamloops Garden Club holds monthly meetings on the fourth Wednesday of every month, February through June and September through November at 7 p.m., at the Heritage House. We have a potluck dinner in January and an End of the Year Party where you will enjoy good food, good fun and warm fellowship — an evening to remember. At our monthly meetings you will enjoy interesting speakers on gardening, swap gardening information, share ideas, helpful hints and tips, win door prizes, make new friends and enjoy

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particular items. Some of the more commonly known items are children’s clothing and certain foods for human consumption. But, what a lot of people don’t know is that there is a number of nursery and garden items that also qualify. Fruit trees, sawdust for landscaping purposes, gardening books, seeds, and hay are all examples of items that are PST-exempt. Keep in mind that there are some exceptions. Seeds are PSTexempt, unless they are being used to feed household pets. Fruit trees are also PST-exempt; unless they are being used as decorative pieces inside your home. Companies throughout British Columbia are supposed to play by the same rules. It shouldn’t matter where you are purchasing your products from — according to the government of B.C., if the item is listed as PSTexempt, the business is supposed to

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comply. For a complete list of PST-exempt items, relating to nurseries and garden stores, please visit www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/ documents_library/bulletins/pst_128. pdf Thank you to the gentleman who called, making sure that members of our community are aware of PST exemptions on gardening products.

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Make one simple change today towards better health

Health Matters Laura Burgess, B.Sc. Pharm Certified Diabetes Educator

This is the 69th article in a series of articles discussing type 2 diabetes. With the incidence of diabetes being 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 realize that for some of you, all of the information that I have been giving you in my past few articles regarding sugars, which are the best to use, and how to limit them in your diet, may be a bit overwhelming. The bottom line is that unfortunately we live in a society where sugar is rampant in our diets leading to obesity and diabetes. However, we can choose to make smart choices in our daily lives to combat this, and it doesn’t have to be complicated. In this article I would like to discuss some of these easy changes with you and encourage you to make one change today towards

bettering your health. Thankfully summer is fast approaching, making it the perfect time to start embracing a new lifestyle change. The weather is nicer, making it more appealing to get outside and be active. Remember, just a 30 minute walk a day can have a positive impact on your blood sugar levels as well as your overall cardiovascular and mental health. If you can’t find the time to get out for the full half an hour at once, then split it up into more manageable sessions, such as 15 minutes in the morning and evening or 10 minutes after each meal. If walking isn’t your thing, try to find something you enjoy such as gardening,

yard work, biking, or join a fitness class for added motivation. Ask a friend or loved one to join you and share the benefits of being active with them. Another wonderful opportunity that summer brings is access to local fresh fruits and vegetables in stores and at our farmer’s markets. By increasing the amount of fresh foods in your diet, you tend to eat less refined or processed foods. This gives you the benefit of added fibre, which makes you feel fuller and helps to regulate your blood sugars. So make it a goal to shop the farmer’s market regularly and have fun! One thing to remember is not to overindulge on too much

Would energy be at the root of your health issue? Over 100 years ago, Einstein designed an equation explaining that all matter is made of energy; however, we are only recently becoming aware that this idea applies to us as human beings. We are slowly just getting the idea that we are, in fact, energy. Cutting-edge research is demonstrating that disease, discomfort and disharmony in our systems are related to a disruption in the flow and format of the energy within our cells. If we want to make lasting improvements in our health and well-

being, we must address this disturbance. If we do not pull a weed out by the roots, we will continue to have weeds. Medicine deals with the combat of disease with the use of remedies, most often, drugs or surgery. Energy workers gently deal with the subtle, unconscious, underlying energetics of disease and help you to remove the disruption, most often with rapid, deep and long lasting results, and no harmful side effects. How does it get any better than that? EMC2 is an acronym for

Energy Modalities Caring Community, which is a group of energy workers dedicated to sharing their knowledge and skills with those who are in need of change in their lives. For details of the upcoming introductory event in Kamloops on May 31 please see the advertisement on this page. Let’s get well. This article was brought to you as a public service by Health Educator/ Practitioner, Cathy Lidster, serving internationally since 1980. She can be reached at CB Wellness

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fruit, as the natural sugar can spike your blood sugar levels. Stick to one portion size (about the size of one of your fists) and limit yourself to two to three portions per day. Don’t forget another change you can make for your health is taking the time to access your health care team to help you address any questions or concerns you may have regarding your diabetes. For some of you this may mean booking that doctor’s appointment to discuss a new symptom that may have developed, for others it may be taking the time to do a medication review with your pharmacist to review and optimize your drug therapy. Or maybe

you would benefit from a referral to dietician to fine-tune your diet, or to go back to the Diabetes Education Center at RIH for a refresher course. I hope that this article has encouraged you to try and make a few simple changes that will not only benefit your health but can be fun and uplifting as well. Remember, a positive change can be as simple as choosing whole grain or sprouted wheat bread instead of white bread the next time you are at the grocery store or drinking water with a slice of lemon instead of juice or pop. So choose one change today and take a step towards better health!


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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 a crime or trauma. All Unit members have received specialized, comprehensive training in victims’ issues, the criminal justice system and crisis intervention techniques. The Unit is located at the main Police Detachment at 560 Battle Street. Victim Services operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and may be accessed by calling 250-828-3223. Whether you live in a house, an apartment or a condo, whether you rent or own, you can have a direct

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Many of our community events are winding-up for the summer break, so we hope you will come and enjoy the fellowship before you spread your wings for the summer! We will be hosting our regular community dinner on Sunday, June 8, with the menu provided by Harold’s restaurant. Cost for the dinner is only $12, and tickets are available at the front desk at 730 Cottonwood Avenue. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 draw and entertainment provided. We are still offering Foreverfeet-footcare on Wednesday mornings. Please call Suzanne at 250554-4500 to book your appointment and have those feet ready for the upcoming sandal season! Carpet bowling will continue all summer and provides a cool way to enjoy some exercise during the heat of the summer months. Please stop by the North Shore Community Centre and enter the draw for a round of golf at Eaglepoint Golf Resort. The draw will be held in time for Father’s Day and it is free to enter. Another reminder is about booking a table for the upcoming Antique Sale in October as spaces are quickly selling. Please stop by the office or call us at 250-3764777 for an application. Have a happy, safe summer and don’t forget to visit us if you are in the area. The coffee is always on!

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Why have a Representation Agreement?

Legal Ease By Kerri Priddle Elizabeth suffered a fall in which she broke her leg and sustained a concussion, affecting her mobility, memory and cognitive functions. Before her fall, Elizabeth and her friend Francis had discussed assisting each other in case of a crisis but neither had gotten around to making any legal arrangements. Francis has a key to Elizabeth’s home, so she can walk Elizabeth’s dog and collect her mail and newspaper, but Francis does not have legal authority to ensure Elizabeth’s bills are being paid or look

into her health insurance benefits. Francis cannot access information about Elizabeth’s medical care, and has no authority to speak for Elizabeth about which care facility she will be placed at. Elizabeth and Francis had discussed one another’s wishes regarding personal health care in the event of a crisis or eventual deterioration of their health as they aged. However, the Interior Health Authority will make health care decisions regarding Elizabeth or the doctor must speak to Elizabeth’s nearest relative. That is her brother Ted who lives in Toronto and has not seen Elizabeth since last Christmas and speaks with her only occasionally by phone. Elizabeth’s financial and legal affairs will be passed to the Public Guardian and Trustee, a government body that will take over as her legal guardian unless Ted applies to court for guardianship and

becomes her “committee.” Adult guardianship is difficult to reverse, even if Elizabeth recovers her abilities and under committeeship, Elizabeth will not be considered a “person” under the law. Through personal planning you can avoid Elizabeth’s situation — you make your own legally enforceable arrangements with those you trust and who know you best. Personal planning is the act of making one or more legal documents that authorize your personal supporters to assist you in your time of need. There are relatively inexpensive legal alternatives to adult guardianship. In last month’s column we looked at Enduring Powers of Attorney, respecting your financial and legal affairs. The other important legal document is a Representation Agreement for personal and health

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Easy Yoga 10 am Carpet Bowling 12:30 pm Mary Kay 7 pm Beginners Zumba 5 pm Dance Aerobics 6:15 pm

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Easy Yoga 10 am Carpet Bowling 12:30 pm Mary Kay 7 pm Beginners Zumba 5 pm Dance Aerobics 6:15 pm

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Easy Yoga 10 am Carpet Bowling 12:30 pm Beginners Zumba 5 pm Dance Aerobics 6:15 pm Mary Kay 7 pm

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Easy Yoga 10 am Carpet Bowling 12:30 pm Beginners Zumba 5 pm Dance Aerobics 6:15 pm Mary Kay 7 pm

30 Carpet Bowling 12:30 pm Beginners Zumba 5 pm Dance Aerobics 6:15 pm Mary Kay 7 pm Movie Night 7 pm

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matters. This is important to consider for adults who are planning for their future, in the event that they become mentally incapable because of age, accident or illness. The adult can appoint a person they trust to make medical decisions on their behalf in accordance with their wishes and beliefs. Creating these legal documents will avoid having the court appoint a “committee” of one or more people to look after your financial, legal and personal health affairs in the event that you become mentally incompetent. A committee appointment is usually thousands of dollars, and much more expensive than making a Representation Agreement and Enduring Power of Attorney. A lawyer can help you to understand the wide range of issues that arise with a Representation Agreement and an Enduring Power of Attorney.

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Free yourself from cycle of emotional investing In many areas of your life, you’re probably aware that it’s useful to keep emotions out of your decision-making — and that’s certainly the case with investing. However, it can be difficult to keep your feelings from influencing your investment decisions. You may find it easier to invest with your head, rather than your heart, if you know a little something about two different cycles — the market cycle and your emotional cycle. Let’s start with the market cycle.

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If you’ve been investing for a while, you’re aware (probably highly aware) that the financial markets are rarely static — they are always moving up and down — at least in the short-term. (Over the very long-term, a period of many decades, the markets have trended up.) But these short-term movements, while perhaps appearing as “zigs” and “zags” on a daily basis, actually form a pattern, or a cycle that can last for months or years. These cycles are known as bull (up) or bear (down) markets. Going back to the Great Depression, the average bear market has lasted 21 months, while the average bull market has extended for 57 months, according to research from Standard and Poor’s Index Services. These market cycles greatly influence investors’ attitudes and behavior. In fact, they lead to the

formation of investors’ emotional cycles. During bull markets, investors tend to feel optimism, excitement and even euphoria. But once a bull market ends and a bear market begins, investors start getting nervous. And the longer and deeper the bear market, the greater the depth of emotion felt by investors. These emotions can begin as anxiety and then progress to denial, fear, desperation and panic. Furthermore, market cycles and emotional cycles don’t really align. For example, investors may experience euphoria when the market has reached its high point and a bear market has just begun. For a while, then, these investors, fueled by their euphoric feelings over the big gains they’ve achieved, may continue pouring money into the market, even as it’s declining. This type of behavior, though,

is probably better suited for when the market is down, when investors’ dollars will buy more shares. Conversely, investors may reach the peak of their fearfulness at the end of a bear market, just when things are about to turn around. At this point, their fear may hold them back from investing — even though, with prices low, it can be a good time to invest. Clearly, basing investment decisions on emotions can lead to poor choices. Don’t get caught up in this pattern. Of course, market pullbacks happen unexpectedly and investment performance is never guaranteed, but it can help to follow a disciplined approach to investing and focus on the long-term. Build an investment portfolio that reflects your objectives, risk tolerance and time horizon, and seek to hold

appropriate investments for the long-term. Of course, you may well need to make adjustments along the way, but do it for the right reasons — such as a change in your goals or in the investments themselves — rather than as a reaction to the current market cycle. Emotions are powerful, and their power can increase when applied to such a meaningful aspect of our life as our finances. If you can detach yourself, as much as possible, from the emotional cycle of investing, you can avoid considerable angst — while helping clear the path to pursue your goals. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.

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location. If there is meal service aboard, advise the reservation system of any dietary needs. If you don’t make and confirm all of these requests at the time of reservation, the airline, train or bus line has no obligation to make them available on check-in or while en route. 2. Prepare documentation A government passport is accepted as the highest level of identification by federal security officers. If you do not already have a passport, apply at least four months prior to your travel. Make at least four photocopy sets of your passport, driver’s license, medical and insurance cards, travel tickets and itinerary, boarding pass (if secured in advance online), plus any physician prescriptions and/or statements. One complete set is placed in your handcarry bag, another in your roll-aboard luggage. One set is forwarded to family at the arrival destination, and one is left at home. 3. Be practical when packing

Pack light. Aim to pack everything necessary in a roll-aboard suitcase plus a medium-size over-theshoulder carry-on. Do not check the roll-aboard as luggage, as in-cabin flight staff will gladly stash it in the overhead rack. Such will save a lot of time at the final destination airport. All prescription and overthe-counter medications should be placed in a Ziploc freezer bag. Do not place the pill combinations separately into a separate plastic box as “the next combined dosage.” Such will never get through security. If you are toting gifts to relatives, do not wrap them. Place the items in the roll-aboard luggage. 4. Think about safety, security and comfort “Less desirables” are everywhere, particularly in high-traffic travel centers. If you must carry a purse, ensure it can be slipped across your shoulder. If traveling alone, always keep your carry-on between your feet when standing, or with the shoulder strap looped around the leg of a chair when seated.

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Celebrating Auxiliary Day Submitted by Sophie Therrien Auxiliary Day is celebrated throughout B.C., during the second week of May. It’s a day to say thank you for all of the support, donations and help that we receive from everyone at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) and throughout the community. All of the funds raised go directly towards special patient care equipment for RIH. This year the event took place on May 8. At the hospital, we Submitted photo

Carol Day holds down the crafters table during Auxillary Day. Day is co-convener of the crafters, works in the gift shop and is in charge of the semiannual newsletter. This year’s Auxillary Day was celebrated on May 8. The Afternoon Auxillary to the Royal Inland Hospital were well prepared for the event.

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Zone registration closes on June 25 for the BC Seniors Games in Langley, Sept. 9 to 13. Visit www.bcseniorsgames.org for more information, come to the June 19 meeting (that’s cutting it close), contact a zone co-ordinator or Bruce Dahling at either 250-320-0544 or bdahling@telus.net. For rules, venues and other valuable information, go to www.bcseniorsgames. org, and to Zone 8 on the website for co-ordinator contact emails and telephone numbers. Playoffs are all done now, but there is still room in most of the events for participants. And why would you not want to join some 3,500 people aged 55+ to have a great time in friendly competition, which is not to say that individuals and teams aren’t trying their best to make the podium and receive the coveted gold, silver and bronze medals. However, the Langley host committee’s motto of “Everyone Wins,” refers to all the participants, volunteers, spectators, sponsors, businesses and local residents who will benefit from the staging

thanked our supporters with coffee, tea and baked goods. The Afternoon Auxiliary to the Royal Inland Hospital members set up tables to show what they do — crafts, stitching, quilting, hats, wigs and scarfs were presented. Gift ware merchandise in the gift shop was 30 per cent off for

those looking to purchase something unique. At the Thrift Seller, a thrift store run by Afternoon Auxiliary members, refreshments were offered to patrons, as well as the 30 per cent discount on product. Both venues held an annual auction to raise funds for special patient care equipment. For more information about the registered charity or how to get involved, please contact Business Enterprise Manager Sophie Therrien at sophie. therrien@interiorhealth.ca.

of this year’s competition. While some participants are revving up their practice routines, others are just getting into a new sport or recreational activity and still others, like the ice hockey players, are looking forward to some unusual summer ice time. Everyone is anticipating working with new and familiar teammates, meeting new friends, and cheering on everyone who tries their best. Participants and families, members, and those wanting to meet other active folks to find out more about their sport or recreational activity, as well as the fun and social side of the BC Seniors Games should mark August 9 on the calendar for the annual Zone 8 picnic in beautiful Turtle Valley — now also home to an impressive herd of buffalo. More info will be included in the July issue. We hope to see you also at the meeting on Thursday, June 19, 10 a.m. at the Chief Louis Centre, Tk’emlups Indian Band, Shuswap Road.

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May is for celebrating Museum Month in Canada Submitted by Sara Williams May is Museum Month in Canada. Under the “Growing a Healthier You” program, the Federated Women’s Institute of Canada (FWIC) provided a suggested list of ways to celebrate this special month. Here are a few, including a few that are my own: 1. As an individual, a couple, or a group, plan a tour of a local museum or one in a different part of B.C.

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Overlander WI visited the Kamloops Firehall Museum. The exhibitions were amazing and the guides outdid themselves. We were shown the equipment taken on rescue operations and photos of historic fires. We viewed old fire Terry’s trucks and the new ones on display. Nothing boring about Submitted photo Black Ant it I guarantee! A member who has lived in Kamlooops Overlander WI joined Watch Lake WI friends to make fairy gardens Hooks: 10 & 12, since she was a youngster said, “It was fun to have including items like moss, ornament frogs, turtles, wizards, castles light wire Wings: Black hackle tips, reminders of what Kamloops was like back then.” Indeed, and special stones. Body: Flat black floss, tied spent and flat. what a historical adventure. Since the past has helped lacquered. Head: Red floss, to shape what and who we are today, place at least one district held their annual spring conference in Merritt. Hackle: Black. lacquered. museum on your list when you travel this summer. Westwold WI, Nicola Valley WI (Merritt), and Overlander May is also the time for that ubiquitous rhubarb! From Troth Elk Hair WI were all in attendance. Mayor Susan Roline was our the WI Network News, I send you this recipe that will Caddis speaker. The women did a “Walk Around the World” keep your guests cool and help use that rhubarb. Della said during the day. This is a world activity of walking, started Hooks: Mustad 94836, that on one hot summer day she couldn’t thaw the frozen sizes 6-18, with a few years ago. It was started to join women of the world rhubarb juice fast enough as hot a day as it was. sizes 12 through together on one particular day in a way that is relaxing and Overlander Women created many of our favourite items 16 most useful. healthy. Also, officers were elected for the coming year. and some new ones for our bake sale this past May. Again Rib: Gold wire. Ruby Reynolds from Kamloops was elected president. Body: Hare’s ear of pale we sold out! Thank you all for stopping by and purchasing. As Overlander WI winds down, we have a final watery olive polypropylene. We are working towards expanding our gluten-free conference: The 36th Triennial, June 6 to 8. It is being held Hackle: Dk brown or furnace with the hare’s ear; ginger with selection. at UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna. The theme is olive body. Tied in near eye & palmered over body to In the gardening and creating realm, Overlander WI “International Year of the Family Farm.” Many dignitaries near bend where it is tied down & ribbed with wire. joined Watch Lake WI friends to make fairy gardens. are attending: Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray, BoundaryWing: Cream elk flank hair, ideally 1.5” long, coarse & hollow. They are all the rage, so I was told. The instructor gave Similkameen MLA Linda Larson, Superintendent for minimal instructions, provided some supervision, and Women’s Institute and Interior B.C. regional manager supplied a variety for the Ministry of Agriculture, Greg Tegart B.C. and of plants. Members Ministry of Agriculture, and FWIC President Marie brought whatever sized Kennedy. Several others are coming as well. pot, maybe some moss, During the convention, the BCWI budget will be voted ornaments such as frogs, upon, two resolutions, and four board positions. Also, a turtles, wizards, a castle, tour of a family farm is available. Several competitions are seashells and special to be judged such as photography and canning. There is stones. Whatever might a craft division open to all — a fun apron complete with go into a fairy garden. instructions — great for Alzheimer’s patients. There are Whatever we didn’t bring, lots of pockets. We have the pattern if anyone is interested. Trailers • Coaches • Campers • 5th Wheels • motor Homes the instructor had there. This category is not judged. Some individuals chose Our final meeting before the summer break is June 13. Save the difficulty & inconvenience to have a desert garden. Overlander WI does not meet in the summer. We meet With nearly 30 fairy of trying to sell your RV by yourself! again on the first Friday in September. Come join us for gardens completed, they coffee, tea, and meeting of the minds and other things. were all unique in styling, Please call Cathy at 250-376-9810 or 250-578-7906 for Are you concerned about: ready to be more information. placed indoors  Strangers coming  Legalities of selling or outdoors. to your home  Wasting your free time Good Della’s Rhubarb  Length of time to  Clean-up & detail costs Punch weather sell your unit 8 cups chopped brings  Etc., etc., etc. rhubarb 3 cups of water  The right price to ask conferences. Simmer rhubarb The and water until tender. Strain and freeze for use a Kamloops ch

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BCSPCA victim of break in and robbery The Kamloops and District Branch of the BCSPCA was the target of a break in over the Victoria Day weekend. On Monday, May 19, staff discovered that the glass in the shelter’s front door had been broken, allowing thieves to access the building sometime overnight. It is estimated that the person(s) involved made off with over $3,000 to $5,000 in donations from a busy weekend — the amount was yet to be reconciled. In addition to the monetary losses, there will also be costs to repair parts of the building damaged in the break in. Thankfully, all the animals in the shelter were unharmed. This tragic event has come at the shelter’s most critical time for fundraising – the City Challenge, when the organization raises the bulk of their funds for the year. “We have been devastated at these losses and the damage done to the shelter,” said Charleen Holloway, branch manager. “We rely on the funds raised during the City Challenge to fund our operations throughout the year. This break-in will impact our ability to care for and protect the abandoned, injured, and homeless animals of our community and the surrounding area. Last year, we cared for

over 1,100 animals. The welfare of many animals has been put in jeopardy by this senseless act.” The shelter welcomes any support from the community during this difficult time. Due to financial constraints, they have been unable to install a more comprehensive camera system, as that would take funds away from their primary purpose of helping the animals. The staff and volunteers will have to redouble their efforts to raise funds to make up for the losses sustained in this break-in and robbery. The shelter will reopen as soon as possible. The staff asks for the public’s patience while they deal with the fallout from the robbery.

 

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Affordable Housing Developers Package now available

  The City of Kamloops, in partnership with the Kamloops Homelessness Action Plan and HomeFree, is pleased to present the Affordable Housing Developers Package.   This document is meant to provide a roadmap to affordable housing development for anyone interested in becoming involved in the affordable housing sector in Kamloops. The Developers Package brings together all of the current incentives and programs offered by all three levels of government — the City of Kamloops, B.C. Housing, and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) — for those seeking to build affordable housing.   The Package also includes contact information for non-profit housing providers in Kamloops, examples of recent affordable housing projects and a range of other resources of interest. The information is presented in quickreference tables, with active links that will take the reader to the web pages and email addresses of The BCSPCA is a non-prof it key organizations and organization funded almost entirely by individuals. public donations. Our mission is to prevent   cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals The Package is available through a wide range of services, including on the City of Kamloops (250) 374 – 1735 cruelty investigations, emergency rescue website at www. and treatment, sheltering and adoption kamloops.ca/planning Are you losing sensation in your feet? of homeless and abused animals, humane Do you experience pins & needles, or feel burning? on the bottom righteducation, advocacy, farm animal welfare, Do you have dry skin and brittle nails? hand side, or is available spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue Let us assist you in maintainingHealth healthy Mapping feet with Mobile Nursing in hard copy at the front and rehabilitation. desk at Development Care Foot CareMobile Nursing FootService and Engineering Services Clinics• inComplete your Nursing FootHelping Assessmentyou at 105 Seymour Street. • Diabetic Assessments completed as necessary Community or Private Navigate the Health • Following the incident at the Kamloops BCSPCA, the Kamloops Japanese Canadian • Education for your individual Care needs and concerns Appointments System Cultural Centre on Vernon Avenue was broken into at some point in the early-morning • Referrals to other Health Care Professionals hours of Tuesday, May 20. • Individually packaged and or sterilized Contact Colleen Heidiinstruments for more …Clinic and private appointments information or to book youravailable… appointment.

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Even the least handy homeowner probably has a corner of a kitchen drawer, shoebox or possibly a bright red metal toolbox with a few tools. It can be pretty tough to get by without a few screwdrivers, a pair of pliers, a hammer and an adjustable wrench. You have these tools to fix things, hang a picture or maybe to tighten something that is getting loose. Here’s a tool tip that will improve the quality

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and safety of the work you do with your tool kit. Take a close look at your tools before you use them, and if they are worn, rounded off, chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged, then stop! Worn-out tools do damage! They will round off the corners of nuts and bolt heads and they destroy screw heads. These are the tools that will slip and scrape across finished surfaces and they will make you bleed. When it comes to doing damage around the house, worn-out screwdrivers and adjustable wrenches are probably the worst offenders. Decent quality interchangeable tip screwdrivers are just a few dollars at any hardware store, and the same goes for adjustable wrenches. Another name for an adjustable wrench is a knuckle-buster — a title that was undoubtedly given to a wrench with rounded, burred jaws and a loose adjustment screw. Most pliers that people own will have teeth or an embossed pattern on the jaws. If these features are worn away, so is their

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New faces Continued from page 1

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people in Kamloops. Don’t be surprised if you see either Kim or Courtney out and about in the community, snapping pictures and chasing stories. They will be with the Senior Connector until their classes reconvene in the fall.

Well May long weekend has come and gone — hope everyone had a great weekend. We will have a jewelry

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Father’s Day

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Coffee Club 10 am Seniors Chair Yoga 11 am Mahjong 1 pm Scrabble 1 pm

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Coffee Club 10 am Adaptive Zumba 10:30 am Weight Watchers 11:30 am Grape Vine 12 pm Kiwanis 12 pm Bridge 1 pm Stamp Club 2 pm DG Dinner Party 5 pm Table Tennis 7 pm

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Coffee Club 10 am Adaptive Zumba 10:30 am Weight Watchers 11:30 am Grape Vine 12 pm Kiwanis 12 pm Bridge 1 pm Kamloops Fly Fishers 5 pm DG Dinner Party 5 pm Table Tennis 7 pm

Toastmasters 7 am Coffee Club 10 am Gamblers Anon 10 am Chair Zumba & Zumba Gold 10:30 am Grape Vine 12 pm Table Tennis 12:30 pm Euchre 1 pm DG Dinner Party 5 pm Square Dancing 7 pm Toastmasters 7 pm

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Toastmasters 7 am Coffee Club 10 am Gamblers Anon 10 am Chair Zumba & Zumba Gold 10:30 am Grape Vine 12 pm Table Tennis 12:30 pm Euchre 1 pm DG Dinner Party 5 pm Kiwanis 5:30 pm Square Dancing 7 pm Toastmasters 7 pm

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Weight Watchers 9 am Coffee Club 10 am Carpet Bowling 10 am Seniors Chair Yoga 11 am Mahjong 1 pm Crib 1 pm

Toastmasters 7 am Coffee Club 10 am Gamblers Anon 10 am Chair Zumba & Zumba Gold 10:30 am Grape Vine 12 pm Table Tennis 12:30 pm Euchre 1 pm DG Dinner Party 5 pm Toastmasters 7 pm Square Dancing 7 pm

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Toastmasters 7 am Coffee Club 10 am Gamblers Anon 10 am Chair Zumba & Zumba Gold 10:30 am Table Tennis 12:30 pm Euchre 1 pm DG Dinner Party 5 pm Kiwanis 5:30 pm Toastmasters 7 pm Square Dancing 7 pm

Weight Watchers 9 am Coffee Club 10 am Carpet Bowling 10 am Seniors Chair Yoga 11 am Crib 1 pm Mahjong 1 pm

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for you. So come on down and have a coffee and lunch. The restaurant is open Monday to Friday till 1 p.m. Until next time have a wonderful summer.

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Whole Health Care Foot Clinic 9 am Coffee Club 10 am Seniors Chair Yoga 11 am Mahjong 1 pm Scrabble 1 pm

and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you need anything when we are closed, the front desk staff will help you, or they will call one of the ladies that work in the shop to open it

Phone: 250-372-5110 • Fax: 250-372-3429 Email: desertgardens@hotmail.com

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Celebrate summer at Desert Gardens Submitted by Jennifer Marsh It’s June, which means warm weather and summer fun. We are having a Summer Solstice Brunch to celebrate the longest day of the year and beginning of summer. Join us on Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $12 and include a breakfast buffet, door prizes and entertainment. Tickets may be purchased at the front desk by Friday, June 20. Just a note that many of our programs will be stopping in June for the summer, but not to worry as they will all resume in September. Please call us at 250-372-5110 for more information or check out the calendar of events on our website at www.desertgardens.ca We will be having our Birthday Dinner for May and June birthdays on Thursday June 5. We will be serving a roast beef dinner buffet at 5:30 p.m. I would also like to draw attention to all our wonderful volunteers. We can never thank them all enough! We have so many dedicated people who do everything for us, from sitting on the board of directors, washing dishes, setting tables, running our weekly programs, sitting at the front desk, looking after our flower beds (which look fabulous by the way) and so much more. They make it possible for us to have a wonderful seniors’ community centre. We thank them all for their continuing dedication and support.


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Age Friendly has become a worldwide movement to create great places to grow up and grow old. As a designated Age Friendly City, Kamloops is making enormous strides at encouraging active ageing by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security. Seniors, family members, caregivers, service providers, advocates, and community stakeholders are invited to attend this symposium. Seniors  Symposium   –  Agenda   Register early June   13,  and 2014  plan to attend a couple of presentations following   the keynote address by BC’s Senior Advocate Isobel Mackenzie. Time   8am  -­‐  9am     9am  –  9:20am      

9:20am  –  9:30am   9:30am  –  10:15am   10:15am-­‐  10:30am   10:30am–Noon    

1   10:30am-­‐Noon  

Activity   Registration  desk  open  and  Exhibitor  tables  set  up     Introductions  –  MC:  Ann  McCarthy   MP:    Cathy  McLeod,  or  Representative   MLA  &  Minister  of  Health:    Terry  Lake,  MLA  &  Minister  of  Transportation:     Todd  Stone     Mayor:    Peter  Milobar  &  Council   Opening  Prayer:  Elder,  TIB   The  Age-­‐Friendly  Community  –  City  of  Kamloops  Representative   Introduction  of  Seniors  Advocate  &  Keynote  Presentation:    Isobel  MacKenzie   Coffee  Break   Supporting  Our  Aging  Loved  Ones,  What  You  Need  To  Know     Presenter:    Shona  Moore,  BSW     Panel:    Lynn  Burrows  M.Ed.,  R.C.C.,  Supervisor,  Client  Services,  Oncore,  Jessie  Johnson   BScN,  MN,  PhD(c),  Oncore  Central  Services,  Home  Health  Nurses,  Interior  Health   Canada  Pension  Plan  and  Old  Age  Security:    Getting  what  you  are  entitled  to   Presenter:    Candace  Martin,  Citizen  Services  Specialist  for  Service  Canada   How  to  Excel  at  Active  Aging   Presenter:    Nicole  Beauregard,  B.Kin,  Active  Living  &  Sport  Development   Coordinator,  City  of  Kamloops   Lunch    Buffet       InvestRight-­‐  Be  Fraud  Aware     Presenters:    Anne  Rutherglen  and  Brenda  Lea  Brown,  BC  Securities   Commission,  Symposium  Sponsor   It  takes  a  Village  to  Support  a  Senior   Presenter:    Tangie  Genshorek   Personal  Safety  and  You  -­‐  At  Home  and  on  the  Street   Presenters:    Athena  Smith  -­‐  Crime  Prevention  Coordinator,  City  of  Kamloops   Community  Safety  and  Constable  George  Buttuls  –  RCMP   Coffee  Break   Plenary  Session,  Wrap  up  and  Evaluations    

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Presentation  Title  and  Description   Supporting  Our  Aging  Loved  Ones,  What  You  Need  To  Know    

Presenters  &  Panel  Members  

Presentation  Description:    How  to  effectively  prepare  for  and  communicate  with  our   aging  loved  ones  through  transitions  they  may  be  experiencing.     Topics  include:    Changing  Dynamics,  Communication  with  Aging  Loved  Ones  and   Family,  Signs  to  Watch  For,  Self-­‐Care  and  Available  Resources.    A  panel  of  Community   Service  Providers  will  give  information  about  available  community  resources  and   answer  questions.    Delivered  in  partnership  with  the  City  of  Kamloops,  United  Way   TNC,  Chartwell  and  Interior  Health.         For:    Seniors,  Family  &  Caregivers,  Service  Providers    

2   10:30am-­‐Noon  

Canada  Pension  Plan  and  Old  Age  Security:    Getting  what  you  are  entitled  to  

3   10:30am-­‐Noon  

How  to  Excel  at  Active  Aging  

4   1pm  –  2:30pm  

InvestRight-­‐  Be  Fraud  Aware    -­‐  Symposium  Sponsor  

5   1pm  –  2:30pm    

It  takes  a  Village  to  Support  a  Senior  

6   1pm  –  2:30pm  

Personal  Safety  and  You  -­‐  At  Home  and  on  the  Street  

Presentation  Description:    An  overview  of  both  CPP/OAS  and  the  sub-­‐programs  within   the  larger  programs  –  Retirement,  Post  Retirement,  Disability,  Survivor,  Death  and   Children’s  benefits  as  well  as  basic  OAS  and  the  three  Low  Income  Supplements.    The   presentation  will  cover  qualifying  and  disqualifying  conditions,  recent  changes  to  both   programs,  portability  (collecting  outside  the  country).    Finally,  information  about   calculation  provisions  that  can  change  entitlement  is  provided,  including;  Child  Rearing   Drop-­‐Out,  Pension  Sharing,  Credit  Splitting,  Estimates  and  Involuntary  Separation.     For:    Seniors,  Family  and  Caregivers  of  Seniors,  and  Service  Providers    

A  fun,  interactive  presentation  providing  information  about  City  of  Kamloops  Health   and  Wellness  programming,  as  well  as  some  “Get  Moving”  activities  for  seniors.       For  Seniors,  Family  and  Caregivers  of  Seniors,  and  Service  Providers         Seniors  Symposium  -­‐  Presentations  

 

Presentation  Description:    Many  British  Columbians  have  lost  their  life  savings  to  risky   or  dangerous  investments.  If  you  encounter  a  sales  pitch  that  sounds  too  good  to  be   true-­‐–  STOP!  It’s  a  Fraud  Warning  Sign  that  the  investment  might  be  a  scam.   The  InvestRight  seminar  can  help  you  develop  critical  thinking  skills  you  need  to   protect  yourself.   • How  to  spot  a  warning  sign  and  understand  the  risks   • Where  to  call  to  report  a  scam   • What  questions  to  ask   • Where  to  research  or  get  a  second  opinion   Sometimes  the  best  investment  you  can  make  is  the  one  you  don't  make.       For  Seniors,  Family  and  Caregivers  of  Seniors,  and  Service  Providers       Presentation  Description:    An  overview  of  background  information  about  housing  in   Kamloops,  and  some  solutions  for  safe,  affordable,  appropriate  housing  for  Seniors.             For  Seniors,  Family  and  Caregivers  of  Seniors,  and  Service  Providers       Presentation  Description:    Simple  tips  and  tricks  focusing  on  seniors  safety  issues  that   will  assist  people  in  being  more  aware  of  potential  risks.  How  to  reduce  the  likelihood   of  crime  or  victimization  by  engaging  in  simple  crime  prevention  and  safety  practices.         For:    Seniors,  Family  and  Caregivers  of  Seniors        

Shona  Moore,  BSW   Jayne  Lowenberg,  BScN,  RN,  Community   Integrated  Care  Coordinator,  Home  Health,   Interior  Health   Francesca  Brar,  Interior  Health   Lynn  Burrows  M.Ed.,  R.C.C.,  Supervisor,  Client   Services,  Oncore  Central  Services     Jessie  Johnson,  BScN,  MN,  PhD(c).,  Oncore   Central  Services     Candace  Martin,  Citizen  Services  Specialist  for   Service  Canada  

Nicole  Beauregard,  B.Kin,  Active  Living  and   Sport  Development  Coordinator   Danielle  Harkies,  BHK,  ACSM-­‐CCES,  CPT  -­‐   Healthy  Living  and  Wellness  Coordinator   Rhonda  Eden,  Registered  Holistic  Nutritionist   &  Lifestyle  Consultant,  ACSM  Personal  Trainer.       Ben  Chobater  -­‐  B.Ed.,  Community  Development   Coordinator.       Jennifer  Edgecombe,  BSc.Kin,  ACSM-­‐CCES  -­‐   Exercise  Specialist  Coordinator     Anne  Rutherglen  and  Brenda  Lea  Brown,  BC   Securities  Commission     Symposium  Sponsor  

Tangie  Genshorek, BA,  Coordinator   Kamloops  Homelessness  Action  Plan    

Athena  Smith  -­‐  Crime  Prevention  Coordinator,   City  of  Kamloops  Community  Safety     Constable  George  Buttuls  -­‐  RCMP  

 

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Remember D-Day

June 2014

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On June 6, 1944 Canadian Forces played a large part in the invasion of Normandy, turning the tide of the Second World War and contributing to an Allied victory. We gratefully acknowledge the sacrifice of those Veterans who gave their lives, and those still living. We thank you for the freedoms we enjoy today.

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The Battle of Vimy Ridge, a painting by Richard Jack. Canadian War Museum.

By Max Birkner

To many people, June 6 is just another day. But some of us will look back in time and think of Operation Neptune (a small portion of the larger Operation Overlord), the beach landing operation that took place on that morning in 1944. Commonly known as the D-Day invasion, the injection of allied troops into Nazi-occupied Western Europe saw 160,000 Canadian, British, and American troops supported by 5,000 boats and 13,000 aircraft, land on an 80-kilometre stretch of French coastline that had been heavily fortified by the Nazi forces. While the scene we often picture is of the first wave of beach-landing crafts, many soldiers entered France by parachute, or on second, third and fourth waves of armored and logistic vehicles that were put to shore following the first assault. At the end of the day, at the high cost of more

than 9,000 allied soldiers and thousands of Germans, the march into Europe had begun. D-Day was one of the most important events of the Second World War, and today in North America it is certainly one of the most talked about and glamourized. The largest coastal invasion in recorded history, it was a vital wave in the tide of events that ensured an allied victory. Because of the success of the invasion, Hitler’s foothold in Europe was broken, and he was forced into a doublefronted war; his forces in pincer between the Allies in the West and Russian soldiers in the East. On June 6, let us remember D-day, when a contract for Western freedom was written in blood.

They took out most of his teeth to prevent trench mouth, taught him to shave his armpits and make his bed perfectly tight so a coin could bounce off of it before reveille sounded Boots polished, inspections completed then off to Bristol and Dover to train soldiers to operate the Sherman tanks He was with his best friend who had a one-eyed ferret when the siren sounded and they headed for the bomb shelter His friend vanished when a butterfly-bomb took him away forever He couldn’t talk about that Many men still can’t talk about these tragedies when they return from wars Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is silent until attempted desperation strikes as the incendiary collateral damage of war The battle was from July 10, 1940 until October 31, 1940, three and a half months of death and hell forever changed the men wherever the bombs dropped He was a Lieutenant-Colonel and a warrior of great heart always in command of those he gathered close. He had ninety years. Thanks Dad for your life and ours

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Don’t forget about Father’s Day! Sunday, June 15th

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(Above) Sen. Nancy Greene (left) and Mayor Peter Milobar (right) speak with Afghanistan veteran Dan Scott, MBDR, 15 Field Regiment (centre) at the Kamloops Legion on the occasion of the National Day of Honour, May 9, 2014.

Wishing all of the dads a Happy Father’s Day! A couple had their f irst baby. After a week or so the mother thought she could use a break and went shopping leaving the little baby with the proud father. It was only a short while before the baby started to cry. The perplexed father tried all of the tricks that he remembered his wife doing but to no avail. Finally after a half hour in desperation he went to the doctor.

“We are here to help our veterans” The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 52 Kamloops • 425 Lansdowne Street 250-374-1742 • www.kamloopslegion.com

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After checking all of the regular things the doctor discovered it was just a dirty diaper. Brenda Thompson photo

Afghanistan veteran Jim Collins, Sgt. Rocky Mountain Rangers, with his dog, TJ, at Branch 52, Kamloops, on May 9, 2014. The Legion held an open house to commemorate the National Day of Honour.

“I don’t understand,” the perplexed father said. “I knew it was dirty, but the diaper package said specif ically that it was good up to eight pounds!” Read more at www.greatcleanjokes.com

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In the May edition, it was noted that Victoria Day is celebrated in March instead of May, which it certainly is not. Good thing every month of the year does not start with the letter M or we could be in trouble! Hope everyone was able to get outside over the long weekend and enjoy the sunshine. Becky Mann

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The Senior Connector is looking for a new name! And we’d like our readers to have a say.

We’d like to represent our readership more accurately. Not only seniors read our publication! But don’t worry! We’ll still have our same great content (and jokes) with seniors being top of mind. Send in your ❶ name suggestion, and ❷ your name and ❸ telephone number by June 13th

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Book Review By Marilyn Brown

The Edible Garden: Growing Fresh Produce in Small Spaces By Alex Mitchell Rodale 2012; Non-fiction, 159 pages Available in book stores Increasingly people are living in constricted spaces. Whether one lives in a townhouse or condo, land for gardening is at a premium. However, even if the only available space is a corner of a rooftop terrace or simply a balcony, growing plants in containers can result in a harvest of herbs, vegetables, and fruit. The Edible Garden: Growing Fresh Produce in Small Spaces is a gardener’s delight, with sumptuous photos of previously sterile outdoor areas bursting with life, layers of greenery and colour pleasing the eye, transforming the dead space of an unloved balcony into an oasis. It is a pleasure to plan a garden, a marvel to observe the process of plants growing, but to pluck and eat one’s own food? Glorious! As balconies may be sunny, removed from pests, and accessible, organic salad greens, sugar snap peas, scarlet runner beans, dwarf fruit trees, berries, kiwis, and edible flowers such as nasturtiums are only a few of the delectable edibles you can grow. Imagine the satisfaction of picking your own mint and strawberries, then sipping a cool mint julep with strawberry garnish while relaxing on a sundappled balcony. Your home-grown food is not shipped from hundreds of miles away, it tastes better, and your balcony becomes more inviting. The space will also reflect the personality of the gardener as a wide variety of effects can be achieved with creative containers and green walls stuffed with plants. The photos in the book show some of the variety of results people have achieved, from a geometric layout of

plants to quirky enclaves. The practical aspects of creating an outdoor “garden room” are presented well, with a short explanation of what to do and why. The author gives advice on how to ensure a structure can support the weight of containers, how to water plants effectively and safely, and how to reduce wind damage. (The importance of working within strata and/or local regulations is acknowledged.) Again, photos of gorgeous compact gardens enhance the book. The Edible Balcony: Growing Fresh Produce in Small Spaces was originally published in the United Kingdom. For those of us who are in B.C.’s Thompson Okanagan region, our growing conditions (zones) are harsher, so keep that in mind, but this is a lovely book for anyone interested in brightening a dull outdoor space with edibles. It is true: gardening is good for us, in more ways than one. The author, Alex Mitchell, is a successful gardener and author. Her book, The Girl’s Guide to Growing Your Own, is also about the fun of growing produce in constricted spaces. She lives in London, England.

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Sweet Baked Brie Appetizer

Don’t forget that you have until June 13 to send us any suggestions for our new name! Your input is imperative and we are loving all of the different ideas for names that people have sent in. Keep them coming!

15 oz wheel of brie cheese 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp brown sugar ½ cup sliced fruit (mixed berries or plums recommended) 1tbsp orange juice ½ tsp chopped fresh rosemary Pinch of salt Choice of bread or crackers

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In a double boiler, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar, fruit of choice and the orange juice. Stir until the sugar melts and the juice begins to thicken (about 10 minutes). Add rosemary and salt. Let it cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Slice the rind off of one flat side of the brie. Place cut-side-up in an oven-safe dish. Arrange the fruit on top of the brie and pour the remaining juice over the top. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes at 400°F. Remove from the heat. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes and enjoy warm, or store in the fridge for later. Serve with crackers or sliced bread.

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A hot topic – hot flashes

Pharmacist Reflections Adam Sawula, pharmacist

Hot flashes and night sweats are considered to be one of the hallmarks of the menopausal transition. Up to 75 per cent of women in premenopausal (the time just before menopause) and in the menopausal transition, will experience hot flashes or night sweats. Before the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study vilified all hormone therapies in 2002 (in spite of only testing two hormone-based medications — Premarin and Provera), the treatment was almost entirely hormone based. Since the WHI study, there has been much interest in alternative measures for dealing with hot flashes and night sweats as they can cause a significant decrease in the quality of life for some women. A hot flash is a significant change in the skin temperature of a woman’s body due to blood flow changes regulated by the brain. During a hot flash, skin temperature can increase by one to seven degrees C., and an increase in heart rate and sweating

occurs with the change in temperature. A hot flash usually lasts for one to five minutes then slowly subsides. Some women will experience chills as the hot flash subsides, due to a mild decrease in core body temperature. Frequency of hot flashes varies from monthly to hourly. Although we do not fully understand the exact reason for hot flashes, it is thought that the changes in estrogen levels during the menopause transition may change the brain’s regulation of body temperature (called thermo-regulation). Women who experience hot flashes seem to be sensitive to environmental temperature changes, with warm environments, stress, or even hot foods being triggers for them. Fortunately there are some key steps most women can take to manage hot flashes. Keeping core temperature as cool as comfortably possible is important. This means keeping the environment cool (cooler rooms, lukewarm showers/ baths, dress in breathable layers, use fans where possible). Ensuring a healthy weight is also critical as higher Body Mass Index (BMI greater than 27) is may result in increased hot flashes (healthy BMI is usually considered to be between 20 to 25). Excessive body fat (adipose tissue) actually acts as an insulator and does not allow for proper body cooling. Smoking cessation is encouraged and can reduce

the risk of hot flashes as smoking increases estrogen breakdown in the body. Regular moderate physical activity may help decrease the severity and duration of hot flashes. Just remember to cool down afterwards, as exercise can trigger hot flashes in some women. If a hot flash is occurring, immediately moving to a cool area, drink an ice cold beverage (preferably water) and fanning and slow belly breathing can all help to reduce the severity and duration of the hot flash. Stress management or meditation may also help decrease hot flashes associated with emotional stress. If these measures are not helping you deal with your hot flashes, check with your doctor or local menopause practitioner. There are a number of natural health products and medication options available. Just ensure you inform and discuss any treatments with your health care provider to ensure the products are correct for you. If you would like more information, the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has many resources available for women who have questions on menopause. The website is www.menopause.org. I hope this helps some women to deal with this challenging issue surrounding the menopausal transition. Disclosure: Adam Sawula is a member of the NAMS.

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Welcome to Our Family At The Hamlets at Westsyde you can look forward to: • Healthy and tasty meals prepared on site which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks throughout the day. • Amenities include a multi-media center, greenhouse, fireplace lounge, billiards/games room with carpet bowling, tuck shop, chapel, hair salon and fitness room. • Time to relax with family and friends and not have the worry of cleaning, cooking or home maintenance.

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Letters to the Editor Dear editor, Why change a good thing? There will always be complaints no matter how perfect something may be. Following are some reflections on the current name. “Senior” is a word that is often used to mean someone(s) more mature, more experienced, taking more responsibility, having more ownership. For example, in small two-room multi-class schools, you had a junior room for the lower grades and a senior room for the higher grades. Senior partners in law firms are the most experienced ones to whom the junior partners would go for advice or mentoring. A senior staff member in health care is one who has more experience in a particular area and takes responsibility for mentoring the junior staff. In the latter two cases, “senior” has nothing to do with age, but rather with experience and expertise. “Connector” is a word that also has many positive meanings. We need to be connected to other people, to the Internet, to the cell network, to services, to information. That one word conveys it all. “Senior Connector” conveys all those meanings to me.  As a practicing health professional I used to scan the Senior Connector regularly to stay aware of housing and other services for seniors, disabled and special needs clients. Now, when I need more health services myself, I read it more thoroughly. Whatever the name will ultimately be, the same or changed, please keep this great service going. In appreciation, Anne Shuster-Sargent

Let us know what you think! If you have an thought, response or comment about a story that ran in our paper, or in another paper for that matter, please feel free to write us a letter. All emails and letters can be addressed to Becky Mann, editor of the Senior Connector. You can find all of our contact

info on page 6. We love to hear how our readers are enjoying the articles (or what they aren’t enjoying), what they would like to see more of. It is also great for our regular contributors to know what is important to our readers!

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Dear editor, After reading an article about Barb Easterbrook, I felt it was high time this subject matter was brought to light, before more people are in a similar situation. Kudos to the ladies at the Thrift Seller, (Merle Newman, Ella Ablett and Robyn Doerksen) and to the medical team that helped her! I know, from first hand experience, what Ms. Easterbrook went through. It’s terrifying for the person experiencing it, just as it’s terrifying for anyone witnessing it. It comes on very quickly. She was very fortunate that she was still able to get anywhere. Some people can’t. While it’s comforting to have the security of carrying an EpiPen, it would be impossible for some people to administer it to themselves, as they’d be much too weak. So, the “pen” is pretty much there for others to use on them. (Should someone be around.) But, when used, you must still go to the hospital. People’s immune systems are changing. A common allergy used to be peanuts. The schools, daycares, etc. have all banned them, as they could cause anaphylactic shock. Chemicals are now coming into play. Several buildings are “scent free” because of sensitivities. Allergies are on the rise. What you might have not reacted too for years, can all of a sudden have you trying to catch your breath, as your throat swells up, and your body breaks out in hives. Unless you yourself have gone through it, you cannot imagine what it feels like. It’s a medical condition, just like having a heart attack, or any other serious condition. You can react to various things, such as pesticides, perfumes, air fresheners, fabric softeners, etc. Since there are no tests for a lot of these “allergens,” you have to be your own detective. I’ve narrowed mine down to pesticides, and whatever is used to preserve vegetables in restaurants. I have no allergies to vegetables, but cannot eat

them in restaurants. There are a great many people in town that have a reaction to pesticides, as well as to other chemicals. It’s a terrible illness to have. Some days you feel like you’re living in a bubble — can’t open windows, and enjoy the fresh air. While others can go out and enjoy spring and summer activities, you either can’t or have to research if there will be any chemicals/pesticides that you’d come into contact with. If anyone is spraying their garden/lawn, you cannot be anywhere near that property, as you would have a reaction. (Even if it’s down the block from where you live, you can have a reaction.) Garage sales... a walk down the street... a bike ride... walking to the store... going to school...all things others take for granted.   While some people question that this condition actually exists, they may understand it better if it was put this way: Sensitization is a true allergic reaction to one chemical or irritant and is caused by involvement within the body of mast cells and lgE antibodies. Once sensitized to a particular irritant, a subsequent exposure to even a tiny amount of the same irritant (even parts per million - ppm- or parts per billion-ppb) can cause an extreme reaction. This is what’s known as MULTIPLE CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY (MCS). It is also known as chemical injury; chemical sensitivity; Environmental Illness (EI) and Multiple Allergy. For most sufferers, avoidance is the key. In order for people who suffer from these illnesses to be able to function in our society, without risking their lives please help. Refrain from using pesticides, and any of the other irritants listed above. You could be our city’s next hero. You could save a life! D. Czyzewski Kamloops   *Just a quick note that the story about Barb Easterbrook ran in Kamloops This Week and not the Senior Connector if you are looking for the article.


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June 2014 Over the last couple of months, I’ve been talking about the first two words of Jesus’ famous prayer. But, there’s more, isn’t there! God is not only Our Father, but He is Our Father who is in heaven. This “heavenly” phrase reminds us of God’s utter holiness — that He is above and beyond anything we can imagine or even comprehend, which, of course, leads us right down the boulevard to His “heavenly” power. Loving someone can be so frustrating. You

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God’s power

teenager knows that! Any spouse with a wandering partner knows that. Your love, on its own, cannot change the heart of another person. But, when we say “Our Father in heaven,” we place two attributes of God side by side — the love of God and power of God. God’s omnipotent power is always motivated by His love for us and He will only exercise His power for our good and well-being. In fact, in essence, God’s love is backed by His power. This literally means that

can love someone to pieces and yet be totally ineffective as an agent of change in their lives. Just because you love them to the point of distraction doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to all of a sudden listen to you and heed your advice. It doesn’t somehow mean that they’re going to change their ways or behavior just because you love them more than life itself. Human love can be so intense and yet so helpless at the same time. Any parent with a rebellious

Page 21 God’s purposes can never be ultimately frustrated, thwarted, or defeated. He backs His love up with the power to actually change a person’s heart. In other words, once God gets a hold of you, He doesn’t back down for nothing! Someone once quipped, “The love of God is like the Amazon River flowing down to water one daisy.” And, that’s what we need to remember that God’s love for us is always tempered by His allencompassing power —

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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

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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

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

that behind His love, driving it and backing it is His undefeatable, unconquerable, invincible power. In the end, it’s quite the mouth full, isn’t it! Our Father in heaven…

May those who love us love us, and those who do not love us, may God turn their hearts, and if he cannot turn their hearts may he turn their ankles that we may know them by their limping. ~ Irish Prayer

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Visit our website:

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Lakeview Centre Squilax/Anglemont

Drop-in Centre Open: Mon-Fri 1–4 PM Coffee is on and hostess on duty

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23 Arts & Crafts24 26 Table Tennis27 Line Dancing 25 9:30 am Table Tennis 1 pm 10 am - 2pm Beg. 10am/Adv. 10:30 Coffee & Hostess Coffee & Hostess Coffee & Hostess Coffee & Hostess (Bring a lunch) 1 – 4 pm 1 – 4 pm 1 – 4 pm Coffee & Hostess A/E Chorus 1 pm 1 – 4 pm Cribbage 1 pm N. Shuswap 1 – 4 pm Social Bridge 7 pm Players 7 pm

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Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Crib 1:30 pm

10 Billiards 9 am11 Carpet Bowling 12 13 Carpet Bowling Senior Exercise Senior Exercise 9 am 9 am 10 am 10 am Coffee Drop In 9:30 am Quilting Club 2 pm Easy Yoga 11 am Duplicate Bridge Choir 1:30 pm Crib 1 pm 12:45 - 5 pm Darts 7 pm Whist 7:30 pm Gen. Mtg 1:30 pm 17

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Crib 1-3 pm

Bowling 7 pm

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CLEARWATER ELK’S PANCAKE BREAKFASTS every Saturday! We look forward to seeing you there!

Seniors Fifth Avenue

Phone: 250-837-9456 www.revelstokeseniors.ca WEDNESDAY Billiards 9 am 4

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Table Tennis 1 pm Coffee & Hostess 1 – 4 pm

N. Shuswap Players 2 pm

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Crib 1-3 pm

9 Arts & Crafts10 12 13 Line Dancing 11 Table Tennis Table Tennis 1 pm 10 am - 2pm Beg. 10am/Adv. 10:30 Coffee & Hostess 9:30 am Coffee & Hostess Coffee & Hostess (Bring a lunch) 1 – 4 pm 1 – 4 pm Coffee & Hostess Coffee & Hostess A/E Chorus 1 pm 1 – 4 pm Cribbage 1 pm 1 – 4 pm 1 – 4 pm Social Bridge 7pm

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Carpet Bowling 9:30 am

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MONDAY

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

OPEN Your Choice 12:30 - 4

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Bowling 7 pm

9:30 am Little Fort Volunteer Fire Dept. 7 pm

13

Crib 1-3 pm

Bowling 7 pm

24 Carpet Bowling 25

Bookmobile 6 - 7:30 pm

7

2 3 5 6 Strawberry Tea1 Line Dancing 4 Arts & Crafts Table Tennis 2pm Table Tennis 1 pm 10 am - 2pm Beg. 10am/Adv. 10:30 Coffee & Hostess 9:30 am The Anglebay Coffee & Hostess Coffee & Hostess (Bring a lunch) 1 – 4 pm 1 – 4 pm Coffee & Hostess Entertainers will Coffee & Hostess A/E Chorus 1 pm 1 – 4 pm Cribbage 1 pm 1 – 4 pm perform! 1 – 4 pm Social Bridge 7pm ($10/pp the door)

Bingo 12:30 - 4 pm Summer Begins

9:30 am Little Fort Volunteer Fire Dept. 7 pm

SATURDAY

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Carpet Bowling 9:30 am

Bowling 7 pm

9:30 am Little Fort Volunteer Fire Dept. 7 pm

Bowling 7 pm

FRIDAY

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Recreation Society Meeting

17 Carpet Bowling 18

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

OPEN Your Choice 12:30 - 4

Closed

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

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

THURSDAY OPEN Your Choice 12:30 - 4

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

Closed

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Pat Kirby, President WEDNESDAY 4

THURSDAY

Lakeview Community Centre Society

601 BANCROFT

Ashcroft, B.C. 250-453-9828

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Little Fort, BC V0E 2C0

10 Carpet Bowling 11

Al-Anon 7 pm

Ashcroft-Cache Creek Senior Society

9:30 am Little Fort Volunteer Fire Dept. 7 pm

Hospice Meeting 5 pm - 9 pm

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Carpet Bowling 9:30 am Al-Anon 7 pm

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3 Carpet Bowling4 Bowling 7 pm

Al-Anon 7 pm Father’s Day

WEDNESDAY

2

Flea Market 10 am - 2 pm

12

PO Box 140

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SATURDAY

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Gen Mtg. 3 pm BBQ 5 pm Bring your own meat

8

Little Fort Community Centre

4431 Barriere Town Road

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Rainbow Cafe 11:30 am to 1 pm Mon thru Fri

WEDNESDAY 3

Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 4P2 Phone 250-832-1065 Office Hours Mon - Fri: 9 am - 4 pm

THURSDAY 4

FRIDAY

11 12 Weight Watchers 10 8:30 am Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Scrabble 9:30 am Canasta 10 am Social Bridge 1:30 pm Floor Curling 1:30 pm Line Dancing 2:45 pm Table Tennis 2 pm Ladies Pool 12 pm Chess 6 pm Crib 7 pm Darts 1 pm Weight Watchers 5:30 pm

18 19 Weight Watchers 17 8:30 am Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Table Tennis 8:30 am Scrabble 9:30 am Canasta 10 am Social Bridge 1:30 pm Floor Curling 1:30 pm Keep Fit 10:45 am Line Dancing 2:45 pm Table Tennis 2 pm Ladies Pool 12 pm Crib 1:30 pm Chess 6 pm Crib 7 pm Darts 1 pm Weight Watchers 5:30 pm 23

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Sing-A-Long 9:45 am Whist 10 am

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Kitchen & Office CLOSED Table Tennis 8:30 am Keep Fit 10:45 am Crib 1:30 pm

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Sing-A-Long 9:45 am Whist 10 am

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Ride Don’t Hide: Join the movement On Sunday, June 22, 2014 the Canadian Mental Health Association in Kamloops will host Ride Don’t Hide. Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride that strives to strengthen and support the mental health of women and their families. This year, with Shoppers Drug Mart as the provincial sponsor for B.C., CMHA rides will be hosted in four provinces, in 20 communities, with the aim to engage over 3,600 participants

and raise $800,000. How it began The Ride Don’t Hide movement began on August 1, 2010, when Michael Schratter, a Vancouver teacher and newspaper columnist embarked on a global journey to cycle 40,000 km, crossing six continents and 33 countries and raising funds for the CMHA. Michael’s mission was to circumnavigate the world, sharing stories with people in different

Chase Seniors Centre MONDAY 1

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9 Carpet Bowling 10:30 am Pool 1 pm

Father’s Day

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Silver Belles & Beaus 10:30 am Bingo 1 pm

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Silver Belles & Beaus 10:30 am Bingo 1 pm

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Park and back. In addition to the enjoying the physical and mental health benefits of physical activity, riders help break the stigma associated with mental illness by joining the Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide community. In Kamloops, funds will help support and create a healthly community by providing opportunities to register for Living Life To The Full. “12 hours that can change your life”. Get involved

Chase Creekside Seniors

Royal Canadian Legion Br. #52

542 Shuswap Avenue • 250-679-8522

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countries to bring attention and awareness to the stigma surrounding mental illness. People were invited to share their stories and make a promise to help end mental illness stigma on his website. There, Michael shared photos, stories and reflections from the road. The event is a ride, not a race, for riders of all ages and abilities. The scenic Kamloops route runs along the Thompson River starting at Centennial Park to Riverside

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Open 8:30 to 11:30 am, 1:00 to 4:30 pm WEDNESDAY 4 Exercise 9:30 am Shuffleboard 1 pm

THURSDAY League Carpet Bowling 10 am

11

Exercise 9:30 am Shuffleboard 1 pm

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Exercise 9:30 am Shuffleboard 1 pm

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League Carpet Bowling 10 am General Mtg 1 pm

26 League Carpet Bowling 10 am

SUNDAY

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7

Exercise 9 am Crib 1 pm

12 League Carpet Bowling 10 am

25

Exercise 9:30 am Shuffleboard 1 pm

FRIDAY 5

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Exercise 9 am Mini Crib 10:30 am Crib 1 pm

Summer Begins

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Exercise 9 am Crib 1 pm Dinner 5 pm

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Coffee & Crafts 10 am

Carpet Bowling 1 – 3 pm

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Coffee & Crafts 10 am

26 Carpet Bowling 1 – 3 pm

Carpet Bowling 1 – 3 pm

Hymn Sing 7:30-8:30 pm

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Carpet Bowling 1 – 3 pm

Hymn Sing 7:30-8:30 pm

12 Carpet Bowling 1 – 3 pm

Carpet Bowling 1 – 3 pm

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THURSDAY

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SATURDAY

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VETERAN’S LUNCHEON 12:30 pm

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

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Bar open 1 pm - 12 am Dance Band Home Brew $10 pp

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Bar open 1 - 8 pm Meat Draw 2:30 pm Bar open 1 - 8 pm

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Meat Draw 2:30 pm Summer Begins

Bar open 1 - 8 pm

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Meat Draw 2:30 pm Bar open 1 - 8 pm

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

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

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Bar open 1-8 pm

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

Carpet Bowling 1 – 3 pm

Bar open 23 1 - 8 pm

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Bar open 1 - 8 pm

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Coffee & Crafts 10 am

Carpet Bowling 1 – 3 pm

Meeting 1 pm

9

FRIDAY 5

Bar open 1 - 8 pm

17

WEDNESDAY 4

Seniors Activity Centre

Evergreen Acres Phone: 250-674-3365 THURSDAY

Bar open 1 - 8 pm

Branch #52 GENERAL MTG 7:30 pm

Meat Draw 2:30 pm

Meat Draw 2:30 pm

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16

Father’s Day

Bar open 1 - 7 pm

Clearwater Friendly Club

9 Bar open 1 - 8 pm

GIANT CRIB 15 Regist. 9:30 am Bar open 1 - 7 pm Meat Draw 2:30 pm

3 Bar open 1 - 8 pm

8

Bar open 1 - 7 pm

Bar open 1 - 7 pm

TUESDAY 2

Bar open 1 - 8 pm

Meat Draw 2:30 pm

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1

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

Carpet Bowling 10:30 am Pool 1 pm

SUNDAY

MONDAY 1

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Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4 pm WEDNESDAY

Whist 1 pm Bridge 1:15 - 3:30 pm

Wood Carving10 11 10 am Lunch Whist 1 pm 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Crafts with Ruby Cribbage 1-3 pm 1 pm BINGO 6 pm

Whist 1 pm Bridge 1:15 - 3:30 pm

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Prostate Cancer Support Group 10 am

CLOSED

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Lunch 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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Whist 1 - 3 pm Bridge 1:15 - 3:30 pm

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MONDAY

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Monday Morning Market

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Monday Morning Market Caregiver Support Group 10 am

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Foot Care

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Foot Care

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11

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Yoga 1:30 pm Crib & Whist 7 pm

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Yoga 1:30 pm Crib & Whist 7 pm

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Yoga 1:30 pm Crib & Whist 7 pm

Open 10:30 am Bingo 1 pm Duplicate Bridge 7 pm

10

Open 10:30 am Bingo 1 pm Duplicate Bridge 7 pm

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Open 10:30 am Bingo 1 pm Duplicate Bridge 7 pm

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Open 10:30 am Bingo 1 pm Duplicate Bridge 7 pm

THURSDAY

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Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm Court Whist 7 pm

11

Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm Court Whist 7 pm

18

Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm Court Whist 7 pm

25

Carpet Bowling 1:30 pm Court Whist 7 pm

FRIDAY

Floor Curling 1 pm

Rummoli & Pool 7 pm

Floor Curling12 for the physically challenged 10 am Floor Curling 1 pm

General Mtg. 1:30 pm Rummoli & Pool 7 pm

Floor Curling 1 pm

Rummoli & Pool 7 pm

Floor Curling26 for the physically challenged 10 am Floor Curling 1 pm

14 Floor Curling 1 pm

20

Shut In Lunch

7

13

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Rummoli & Pool 7 pm

28 Floor Curling 1 pm

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

8 Spiritualist Church 10:30 am - 1 pm Gospel Music Coffeehouse 2 - 5 pm Father’s Day

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

Spiritualist Church 10:30 am - 1 pm

TUESDAY 3

Savona Weight Loss Club 8:15 am Exercise 9:30 am Crafts 1 pm

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Savona Weight Loss Club 8:15 am Exercise 9:30 am Crafts 1 pm

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Savona Weight Loss Club 8:15 am Exercise 9:30 am Crafts 1 pm

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Savona Weight Loss Club 8:15 am Exercise 9:30 am Crafts 1 pm

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Savona Weight Loss Club 8:15 am Exercise 9:30 am Crafts 1 pm

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10 General Mtg 7 pm

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THURSDAY

Foot Clinic 9 am Exercise 8:45 am Coffee 9:30 am UPS 7 pm

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27 Exercise 8:45 am Coffee 9:30 am Crib 7 pm

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Drop in Bowling 6:30 pm

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Open 9 am – 3 pm

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Bingo 1 – 3 pm

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Open 9 am – 3 pm

28 Drop in Bowling 6:30 pm

Bingo 1 – 3 pm

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Box 1552 — 31 Hudson Ave. NE Salmon Arm, V1E 4P6 250-832-3015 Drop in Pool 10 am - 2 pm Monday - Friday

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11 12 Painters 9 am10 Computer Classes Mt. Ida Painters Elder Services Computer Classes 9 am - 2 pm 9 am - 2 pm 12:30 - 2:30 pm 9 am - 2 pm Church Study Group 7 pm

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19 Painters 9 am17 Directors Mtg18 Computer Classes 10 am Mt. Ida Painters Computer Classes 9 am - 2 pm 9 am - 2 pm 9 am - 2 pm Elder Services Church Study 12:30 - 2:30 pm Group 7 pm

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25 26 Painters 9 am24 Computer Classes Mt. Ida Painters Elder Services Computer Classes 9 am - 2 pm 9 am - 2 pm 12:30 - 2:30 pm 9 am - 2 pm Church Study Group 7 pm

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30 Mt. Ida Painters 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

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Hall Rental - Eleanor 250-833-0606 Bingo - Wendy 250-253-3516

9 AA & AlAnon 8 pm

AA & AlAnon 8 pm

AA & AlAnon 8 pm

30 AA & AlAnon 8 pm

Exec Mtg. 10 am Pool 6 pm

18

Pool 1 pm Crib 1 pm

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 Computer Classes -Jennifer 250-833-2095 Elder Services - Sheila or Dave 250-833-4136

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Ladies Pool 1 - 3 pm Bingo 6:30 pm

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Footcare Quilting 10 am Pool 1 pm

6 Ladies Pool 1 - 3 pm

12 Footcare Quilting 10 am Pool 1 pm

Footcare Quilting 10 am Pool 1 pm

Pool 6 pm

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Footcare Quilting 10 am Pool 1 pm

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Pool 6 pm

Pool 1 pm Crib 1 pm

Painters Group Al 250-832-5149 Gospel Music - Hank 250-833-5072

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Phone: 250-675-5358

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

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Passchendaele Road, Sorrento, B.C.

3 Pool 1 pm Crib 1 pm

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5

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AA & AlAnon 8 pm

Church Group 9 am Summer Begins

Open 9 am – 12 pm

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

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Exercise 8:45 am Coffee 9:30 am Crib 7 pm

Exercise 8:45 am Coffee 9:30 am UPS 7 pm

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Games 9 am - 12 pm

Sorrento Drop-In Society

6605 Buie Road/Savona Access Rd

WEDNESDAY

2

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7

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Open 9 am – 12 pm

18

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Open 9 am-12 pm Why Bingo 6:30 pm

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Drop-in Bowling 10 am Computer Classes 9 am - 12 pm

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Spiritualist Church 10:30 am - 1 pm

Floor Curling 1 pm

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Games 9 am - 12 pm

Computer Classes 9 am - 12 pm

Open 9 am – 12 pm

Day Away

Games 9 am - 12 pm

Computer Classes 9 am - 12 pm

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1675 Tutill Court • Phyllis Riley, President WEDNESDAY

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Computer Classes 9 am - 12 pm

Open 9 am – 12 pm Why Bingo 6:30 pm

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Day Away

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Pot Luck 5 pm

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(by appt. only)

Lunch with Friends

Day Away

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CLOSED

30

Yoga 1:30 pm Crib & Whist 7 pm

Father’s Day

13

Board Mtg. 10 am

(by appt. only)

Lunch with Friends

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MONDAY 1

7 Seniors 6 Seniors Resource Fair @ Resource Fair @ Piccadilly Mall Piccadilly Mall 10 am - 4 pm 10 am - 4 pm Day Away

Day Away

Merritt Senior Centre SUNDAY

5

SUNDAY

SATURDAY

Foot Care

(by appt. only)

Foot Care

FRIDAY

Drop-in Centre 80 – 150 Opal Village Centre Mall

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(by appt. only)

Lunch with Friends Foot Care

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

4 Foot Care

Logan Lake Seniors 50+

Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 1H1

THURSDAY

(by appt. only)

Lunch with Friends

320A Second Ave. NE

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Location

Kamloops

Small Pets Allowed Small Pets Allowed

Facility

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

UtilitiesUtilities Included Included Planned Activities Planned Activities

Location

Housekeeping Housekeeping Transportation Transportation

Facility

Independent Living Living Independent AssistedAssisted Living Living

Choices for retirement living Amenities Amenities

Amenities: Underground parking, secure scooter

suites 5 rental suites

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Housekeeping

Independent Living

Assisted Living

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Housekeeping

Assisted Living

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Housekeeping

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.

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.

Small Pets Allowed

comfortable park-like setting. Residents have Amenities the privacy of their own accommodation, combined with the companionship of others and the security and support of dedicated house staff. Home cooked meals provided daily. Monitored emergency response system. Safe and secure, affordable independent

yes no no no no yes no living in the heart of the North Shore. See ad page 6

Small Pets Allowed

nkshca@shaw.ca

cost 19 SAFER program no. of Units

Planned Activities

Life Lease 120 units Monthly 1 & 2 bdrm suites

At North Shore Planned Activities Centre Community

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

Utilities Included

9 rooms

Utilities Included

250-828-0600

Transportation

Kamloops, B.C. V2B 6L8

Monthly cost no. of Units

Transportation

Facility

Location 831 Serle Road

appliances, some pre-purchase options available.

yes no yes no no Affordable supported living residence in a Housekeeping

Facility

Costs vary according yes to room size

Housekeeping

Cariboo Manor

Assisted Living Provided 3 Meals

250-377-7275

$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 15 no. of Units $2,935-$3,565/2 bed $665/mo-2nd occupant 120 Independent suites 32 Brio Care Suites

Assisted Living Supported Living

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

See ad page 14

Assisted Living

location

Monthly cost no. of Units

21 assisted living units

no yes yes yes yes yes no

Meals Provided 3Independent Living

Facility

Berwick on the Park

$2,400/mo & up

Independent Living

Facility

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

Independent Living

Dec. 2015.

Independent Living

Facility

56 - 1, 2 and 3 429 St. Paul St. yes no n0 n0 n0 n0 yes and bicycle parking, hospitality room, rooftop bedroom condo homes patio and BBQ, extra on-floor storage, private Kamloops, BC Monthly ranging from $169,000 for location balcony. LocatedAmenities in the heart of the city within V2C 2J7 studio, $190,000 for 1 bed, walking distance to professional offices, restaurants, cost P. 250.320.6442 $327,000 for 2 bed 2 bath shopping, farmer’s market, library, art gallery, the of Units view locations. Down Email: info@429stpaul.ca no. Y pool and recreation programs. Riverside park and payment assistance available See ad page 19 Website: arena only blocks away. Convenient city transit. Well for qualifying buyers. www.429stpaul.ca designed suites with 9 ft. ceilings, 6 energy efficient Completion expected

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.

Golden Vista Suites Rental and ownership yes no no no no no yes Close to transit, medical clinic, shopping. options available Common room and patio for socializing, 375 Cherry Ave. sprinkler and security system, extra storage, Kamloops, B.C. Rental: $775/mo wired for high-speed internet and cable, See ad page 6 V2B 2R8 step in showers, balconies or patios, great 250-819-0101 views. Renters may qualify for SAFER 46 units subsidies. www.goldenvistasuites.com


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SmallSmall Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

Utilities Included Utilities Included Planned Activities Planned Activities

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Housekeeping

Transportation

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

for low-moderate income seniors

Located on the river near Brock mall,

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

cost no. of Units Supportive housing

Assisted Living

Independent Living

Affordable rent Income based Monthly 20 studio units

Assisted Living Supported

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

See ad page 31

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

pub, public transit, away from the hustle Amenities & 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.

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 the dining room and all-day snacks in the cost $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

Assisted Living

Facility

See ad page 19

Independent Living

Facility

Amenities

A community where health & happiness

Independent Living

Facility

cost

174 units no.consisting of Units of 112 complex care units & 62 assisted living units

Amenities

no yes yes yes yes yes yes are truly a way of life, close to shopping, Utilities Included

250-579-9061

Costs vary depending on need &Monthly choice of unit.

Independent Living

Facility

The Hamlets at Westsyde Location 3255 Overlander Drive Kamloops, B.C.

Transportation Scheduled Available

Kamloops

Housekeeping Housekeeping Transportation Transportation

Location

Housekeeping

Facility

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

Assisted Living

Location

Independent Living

Facility

Independent LivingLiving Independent Assisted LivingLiving Assisted

Choices for retirement living

meals per dayAmenities (chef prepared), weekly housekeeping/linen service, on-site amenities and recreational programs, parking, scheduled shuttle service, emergency monitoring system. Call Jessica today and ask about our promotions. Limited suites available.

Affordable rental in pet-friendly 4 storey facility RiverBend 1 and 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 1 & 2 bd (931 sq. ft.) Kamloops, B.C. $1,400 / month See ad page 30 suites with in-suite laundry. Common facilities 250-682-4378 for all: dining room, media and theatre, exercise info@theriverbend.ca room, in-house spa/hair salon. Walking distance www.theriverbend.ca to shopping and services with *shuttle bus outings. Easy vehicle/scooter access.


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Location

Monthly cost no. of Units

Kamloops

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Housekeeping

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.

Arbor Lodge 331 8th St. S.E. Salmon Arm, BC 250-833-3583 www.arborlodge.ca

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Housekeeping

Small Pets Allowed

Planned Activities

Utilities Included

Transportation

Housekeeping

See ad page 20

Small Pets Allowed

www.piccadillyterrace.com

Luxurious rental suites in Salmon Arm, across

Planned Activities

810 – 10th St. SW. Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 3L8 250-803-0060

Monthly cost no.89 rental of Units units

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 Amenities laundry. Rental facility.

yes no yes yes yes yes no from the Piccadilly Mall. All suites have Utilities Included

Location

Starting at $1,745

Transportation

Piccadilly Terrace Retirement Residence

Assisted Living

Independent Living

cost no. of Units

Housekeeping

www.silvercrestsuites.com

For more information, Monthly call 250-318-4192

See ad page 29 Assisted Living

Location

Rental applications now being accepted.

Assisted Living

COMING SOON 154 Vernon Avenue directly adjacent to North Hills Mall

53 - 1 bedroom units yes no no no no no yes Close to all shopping, transit, fitness.

Salmon Arm Facility

Assisted Living Living *Supported

Independent Living

Silvercrest Suites

Facility

Amenities

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 cost staff and resident focused services. Great of occupants 870 Westminister Ave. number See ad page 18 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

Independent 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 7 Supportive housing for no.(60of Units studio & low-moderate 6 – 1 bedroom units) income seniors rivercityseniors@shaw.ca

Independent Living

Facility

SmallSmall Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

Facility

Monthly Cost No. of Units

Utilities Included Utilities Included Planned Activities Planned Activities

Location

Housekeeping Housekeeping Transportation Transportation

Facility

Independent Living Living Independent Assisted Living Living Assisted

Choices for retirement living

Price from $1,395/mo.

yes no yes yes yes yes no

22 Units

See ad page 15

kitchenettes, heat and air conditioning, enhanced Amenities cable, ample storage, large bathrooms with sit-down showers. Most suites have a balcony. Advanced fire prevention systems, quality finishing, sound-proofing., two chef-prepared meals daily. Housekeeping & linen service, organized activities, shuttle bus, 24-hour staffing, security call alerts, and more.

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


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Upcoming Events Yard Sale, Mount Paul United Church — 140 Laburnum Street, North Shore. Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Household items, books, appliances, clothing and furniture. Hotdogs will be available for $2 and beverages for $1.

time playing games. There will games for all ages. All A-board Games will be lending us games for each month. And thanks to Tumbleweed toys for sponsoring our events. Admission is by donation with proceeds being donated to local charities.

Weyerhaeuser Salaried Retirees Social Club — The Gerry Sauve Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Mount Paul Golf Course on June 12, 2014. Contact Dino at 250-374-1034 for more information and to register.

GE Free Kamloops, a group of concerned citizens, is co-sponsoring (with Nature’s Fare) the documentary GMO OMG on Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m., at the TRU Alumni Theatre (the Clocktower).Admission is $5.

Excelsior Rebekah Lodge #23 — Hall Society Meeting on June 2 at 7:30 p.m. June 10 will be the President of the Asembly Visit Dinner at the Lodge at 5:30 p.m. Regular meeting will take place 7:30 p.m. on June 16. P.N.G. Club Meeting at 7:30 p.m. June 24: Potluck Dinner at 6 p.m. Open Meeting 7:30 p.m.

“Something Old, Something New,� from June 3 to 28 at the old Courthouse Gallery, 7 West Seymour Street, Kamloops. Showcasing fine art and crafts by local artists — weaving, jewelery, stained and fused glass, pottery, silk scarves, felting, glass art, paintings, photography, garden art and more. Unique gift ideas for the bride, the groom and the wedding party — for yourself, your family or your friends. Browse the gallery amd meet the artists. Open year-round, Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is free parking and handicap parking available.

Walk for Arthritis 1KM & 5KM — Sunday, June 8. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Walk will take place from 10 a.m. till noon. Start line will be at The Shores Residences, 870 Westminster Street at 8th Street, Kamloops. Free refreshments for all walkers! Cottonwood Manor/North Shore Community Centre will be hosting flea markets every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is by donation and a table rental is $7. Call the centre at 250-376-4777 for more information. Family Games Night will be held at St. Andrew’s on the Square from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., on the last Sunday of every month. Come out and enjoy some quality family

Multi-family yard sale — Father’s Day special at the Southwest Community Church, 700 Hugh Allen Drive (on the corner of Hugh Allen and Hwy 5A). The yard sale will take place on Saturday, June. 14, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. *Bring dad for sports and fishing gear, tools, gadgets, books and more! There will be something for everyone! Tony’s “Western Approaches,� Tour of the proposed Ajax Mine area. Tony

   

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FOR RENT: 1 bedroom starting from $720/mo. Bachelor suite starting from $615/mo. No pets, no smoking, security cameras. Please call 250-374-7455.

             

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Supporting Seniors Living Choices Cathy McLeod, MP Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

979 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC V2C 2C1 250-851-4991

Classifieds

has a proven mining and environmental background and wishes to share his insight with you. The next tour date is Sunday, June 15, 1 p.m. at Inks Lake (approximately seven kilometres up Lac Le Jeune road). The tour will take approximately three hours and there is space for 35 people. There is no charge. To register, call Tony Brumell at 250-828-0782. Come out and learn the “other� side of the story. On June, 21 the Kamloops Curling Club will be hosting the “Let’s Dance� event. Sponsored by the Thompson Valley Activity and Social Club, the event runs from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Kamloops Curling Club. Tickets are $10. For more information, please contact Zonia at 250372-0091, Francoise at 250-372-3782 or Ed at 250-374-2774. The North Shuswap Players present “Five Short Plays� at Lakeview Centre. Productions will take place on June 20 to 22 and from June 27 to 29. Evening shows take place at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and matinees run at 1:30 p.m. For more infromation please contact Lonnie at 250955-0563. The B.C. Wildlife Park will again sponsor a Do It For Dad event for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC on Saturday, June 15th. The event includes a pancake breakfast, entertainment, a five kilometre walks, draws, and other postevent activities. Participants with $1,245.00 in pledges will have their registration fee waived.For more information please visit www.walktolive.ca/Kamloops/.

Saturday Farmers’ Market runs from April 19, 2014 to October 25, 2014. The Farmers’ Market is located on St. Paul Street, between Second and Third Avenue. Contact the Saturday Downtown Farmers’ Market at 250-682-7975 or at www. kamloopsfarmersmarket.com. Veterans Lunch June 25, 2014 The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 52 Kamloops, invites all veterans in the Kamloops and region to its annual veterans lunch on 25 June 2014, starting at 12:30 PM. Please register with the Branch and provide a military service number by calling 250-374-1742, or emailing Secretary@ kamloopslegion.com. Being a Legion member is not necessary to attend. Veterans may include a spouse, partner, or caregiver, as a guest at the luncheon.

If you know of an upcoming event that you think is important or would like to notify the public of, please feel free to send any information to editor@ seniorconenctor.com. Please type “Event,� “Group,� or “Volunteer Opportunity� in the subject field. Please note that we may not have room to run all events in our monthly edition; however, we will do our best to make sure that we run a diverse list of events available to the public in both Kamloops and outlying areas.

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that could be taken to minimize the amount of items taken. Don’t store all valuables in one place — spread them throughout the home. Mark valuables such as cameras, or home entertainment centres by engraving your driver’s licence number on them. Engraving pencils suitable for this purpose are available at the North Shore Community Policing Office, 789 Fortune Drive. Recording serial numbers, and the make and model of valuables items will aid in identification if they are recovered. Photographs can be useful when making an insurance claim. If you come home and think that you have been broken into, do not enter the home. Call the police from a neighbour’s or from your cell phone. If you come home and find that a crime has been committed, do not touch anything. Call the police and give them an opportunity to gather potential evidence. Never confront an intruder in your home.  No material belongings are worth injury or death. For more information on how to increase your home’s safety or to arrange a for a free home security check, call the Kamloops Victim Services Unit at 250-828-3223.


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Kamloops Art Council Art in the Park volunteers - The Kamloops Art Council are looking for volunteers to help out for Art in the Park at Riverside Park on June 30 and July 1. There are many different positions including, setup and runners. You must be 14+ to volunteer. Please call 250-372-8313 for more information on how to get involved. Habitat for Humanity Kamloops Habitat for Humanity Kamloops 2014 Build - Build Volunteers - We are looking for people to help us on the build site. There are many different positions available. You must be 16+ to volunteer. People with building experince in the trades are an asset. Please call 250-3728313 for more information on how to get involved. The Gleaning Abundance Project Harvest Volunteers - The Gleaning Abundance Project are looking for volunteers to help harvest excess fruit from residential trees. The volunteers will share in the harvest with the other shares going to the homeowners and various non-profits. You must be 13+ to volunteer. Harvest season runs June to November, sevent days a week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 250372-8313 for more information on how to get involved. Ridgeview Lodge Recreation Volunteers - Volunteers

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are needed to help with a variety of recreational programs including: board games, Bingo, dancing, etc. Volunteers will also assist in transpoting the residents in wheelchairs to the programs, and assist the staff with serving refreshments, and with the programs. The volunteers will be reliable, responsible, and have good communication skills — be punctual, and be able to physically push a wheelchair. The location is 920 Desmond Street. You must be 17+ to volunteer. Please call 250-3728313 for more information on how to get involved.

The Wildlife Express Volunteer Society is looking for new members to help operate the “Wildlife Express” miniature train at the B.C. Wildlife Park. Anyone interested in helping run or maintain the train, perform cashier duties, or assist with track maintenance, call 250 5798938 or email emrobinson@ telus.net for more information. Are you a breast cancer survivor looking for fun, fittness and friendship? Join the Spirit Warriors dragon boat team, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Pioneer Park boat at 5:15 p.m. No experience needed. Call

of English. You must be 19+ to volunteer. Please call 250-372-8313 for more informaation on how to get involved. Canadian Diabetes Association Residential Campaign Volunteers - Every year, the Canadian Diabetes Association runs their annual door-to-door fundraising Residential Campaign. Generous individuals from across the province make financial donations when volunteer canvassers knock on their doors.

The money raised during this fundraiser goes towards research, advocacy and public educational programming which support individuals living with and affected by all three forms of Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational). There are many ways that you can help us with our Residential Campaign beyond making a financial donation: Area Leaders, 19+ to volunteer; Kit Captains, 19+ to volunteer; Canvassers, 15+ to volunteer & family volunteering friendly. 250-372-8313

Elizabeth Fry Society Volunteer Co-ordinator - Volunteers will review volunteer applications and reply to incoming emails regarding position details. Additional duties are to recruit volunteers and arrange for interviews with the applicants and program co-ordinators. Volunteers must have excellent written and oral communication skills, have computer experience. You must be 18+ to volunteer. Please contact 250-372-8313 for more information on how to get involved. Heart & Stroke Foundation Office Administration Volunteer Volunteers will assist the staff with special projects, data entry, reception, and general office administration. The volunteers must have computer experience including a working knowledge of office software, the Internet, and have a good command

Sandy at 778-471-3021 or Joan at 250-572-6089 for more information. The Kamloops Friends of German Language meet on the second Friday of every month of the year except August, at the Parkview Activity Centre, 500 McDoanld Avenue. New members and guests are always welcome. For more information call 250579-9533. Wanted: Men and woman who love to sing! Come out and join the Hub City Singers at Plura Hills United Church on Pacific Way. For more information and times, please contact Penny at 250-3188-5256 or 250-579-1887. Kamloops Garden Club: Join us for gardening tips on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. at the Heritage House. For more information, please contact Jeanne at 250-573-3160.

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Lansdowne Coopers Manager, Larry Bertoncini, presents May’s winner, Ian Rosier, with a $25 Coopers gift certificate. An entry form can be found on page 13 in this edition of the Senior Connector.

Groups The Council of Canadians meets at 5.30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Smorgasbord Deli, 225-7th Avenue, Kamloops. Please join us. Call Anita or Dalton at either 250-3770055 or 250-377-0055 for more information.

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Legion Education Bursary The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 52, Kamloops, provides education bursaries for university students. To qualify, a student is required to show documentation that one of their immediate family members is serving, or has served, in the Canadian or British military; additionally, the student must demonstrate financial need. Those students who are currently serving in the military, in either regular or reserve units, are also eligible. Being a Legion member is not required to apply. Education bursary applications are due June 15 at Branch 52 and must include all the required documentation. To receive an application or for more information regarding bursaries, please contact Brenda Thompson, bursary chair, by email at administrator@ kamloopslegion.com.

Adjacent to Northills Mall

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Rental Applications now being accepted. Silvercrest Suites is Kamloops Newest 55+ Independent Living Seniors residence. Located at 154 Vernon Avenue, directly adjacent to Northills Mall, Shoppers Drug Mart, Extra Foods, TD Canada Trust, the YMCA fitness club and the Seniors Information Center. Silvercrest Features • New Secure Building with Sprinkler System • Elevator • Roof Top Garden terrace and recreation room • Storage Units and Scooter Parking

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• Each unit has balcony or patio • Compact & Efficient units allow for low cost living • In-suite Laundry • Rental Options available • Pet friendly

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Welcome to RiverBend Seniors Community. Luxury awaits. RiverBend offers the perfect combination of community, security and optional support services specifically designed for seniors. One and two bedroom luxury suites are designed for independent living with full kitchens and the convenience of in-suite laundry in every unit. Optional support services include meals, cleaning and laundry services as much or as little as required as your lifestyle changes. Room Features:

Amenities available to all residents:

• Open concept kitchens with 4 brushed stainless steel kitchen appliances

• Dining room with private dining area

• Stacker washer/dryer

• Computer room, library and games room

• Private deck or patio

• Activity room and exercise area

• Storage locker

• Optional meals, laundry & housekeeping services

• Easy-to-turn door handles and plumbing fixtures

• Level walking paths and community gardens

• Spacious bathrooms and walk-in showers

• Wheelchair friendly suites and common areas

• Pet friendly

Residents also enjoy: • Easy access to shopping, services and transportation • Pedestrian crosswalk to Brock Shopping Centre • Major bus route to the Northills Mall and downtown Kamloops • Level parking, scooter storage and sidewalks

• Activity coordinator offering daily program opportunities

RiverBend Rentals from $1,400 / month

Visit our show suite at 760 Mayfair St. in Kamloops, BC 250-682-4378 760 Mayfair St., Kamloops BC info@theriverbend.ca www.theriverbend.ca


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Introducing Mayfair at RiverBend. Mayfair includes all the amenities of RiverBend combined with affordable ownership and on-site strata management. Tastefully situated along the banks of the Thompson River. Unique to Mayfair: • 101 private suites on four floors • 6 unique one and two bedroom floor plans • 1½ baths in all 2-bedroom suites • Workshop with space and tools to get handy • Guest suite to reserve for visiting friends and family • Occupancy in 2014

“You need to come by and view the show suite – you’ll be surprised by the high-level of finishes at both RiverBend and Mayfair.”

Mayfair Ownership from $205,900

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Learn more about how you can make RiverBend Seniors Community your new home.

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