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Benefits for seniors 2012
Canada 55+ Games Report
you need to know)
Phone Call from
425-668-9652 Scam or not?
open jar lids?
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forget to renew your membership for 2013!
Memberships are due for everyone! The fees remain unchanged at $10 per year
for those age 50+ and $15 per year for those under 50. Memberships may
be paid at the office or at our membership table at Lunch With A
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Up Coming Events
(be sure to refresh
AMOUNT HAS ARRIVED, for our raffle, AND THE VALUE THIS YEAR WILL BE $16,000 THIS YEAR. OUR
DIAMOND DONATED BY DIAVIK DIAMOND MINES AND CROSSWORKS.
The Tickets have arrived. The Tickets have arrived. Be the first in your
Group to have them. You can pick up your tickets here at the office or from Linda Basillie.
For a list of prizes
& more info, click on
Legion Dinner Dec 8th
here at the Baker Community Centre. Cost is $5.00. Please pay me in the office
soon. I need to let the legion know how many to cook for.
Tea at the Legislative Assembly Dec 16, 2013 from 1-3pm in the Great Hall
Christmas Luncheon Dec 18th
at the Museum Café. Everyone is Welcome the cost is $22.00 per person. You
must pay in advance. I will need those numbers to confirm with the catering
Curling 2013-14 season
curling on Monday. It will be at our usual time of
1:30. Hope to see you out - lets have a great year of curling.
Rehearsals of the Senior Singers
takes place on Wednesday from 1 - 2pm.
All who enjoy singing, and can carry a tune are
We hope to be able to develop into a small choir
able to sing in 3 or 4 part harmony and perform from time to time at the Baker
and at special occasions, such as the Seniors'
tea at the Leg, December 16.
For more information, call or email Sue Epp
Effective January 4th,
2013 the cost for Lunch with a Bunch has increased to $5.00.
Seniors’ Society is now offering a NEW LUNCH
PUNCH CARD. The cost is $45.00. That means when you purchase the card you are
buying 9 lunches and the 10th
one is free. Just a couple of notes about the PUNCH CARDS, you do not have to
have one to come for lunch, cash is still accepted, you do not have to use the
card all at once. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come see me
in the office...Kim
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Canada 55+ Games
The Committee for the Canada 55+ Games has been busy organizing and
fundraising for the games to be held in Strathcona County in Edmonton
towards the end of August next year(2014). The approved list of events
includes the following:
Track and Field,
In past games, we have been able to assist members of the Yellowknife
Seniors’ Society with travel expenses if they wished to participate. To be
considered for assistance members must volunteer to help with fundraising
The Committee is hosting a Bingo at the Tree of Peace on Saturday August 10th.
If you are interested in the Games and would like to volunteer to work the
Bingo please provide your names to David Wind at 873-6524 or to Joan Hirons
It’s important that you volunteer early. Opportunities will become more
limited as we get closer to the games.
“A Community for Seniors”
We are looking for
pictures, articles, and memorabilia for the past 30 years of AVENS in action?
We are working to begin plans for our AGM in September.
If you have any
questions please direct them to Megon or Wanda at the Avens Phone 920-2443.
Thanks Jeff, CEO
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Computer Room is open every
day for our members to use check their emails, look things up and enjoy. If the
door is closed please come see me and I will gladly open the door for you.
Canada Tax Benefits 2012
Age Amount: age
65 or older, claim $6720 if your net income is less than $78,684.
contributions up to age 71.
GST, be sure to
check off the box to claim the GST rebate. If you qualify, you will get
Amount: if you are impaired physically or mentally and have a Doctor
sign a form from Rev Can, you will likely be eligible to claim a
deduction up to $10,000+.
Amount: Claim the cost of public transit, such as a monthly or annual
pass, for travel in Canada in 2012.
Expenses: medication and supplies etc not covered by insurance.
A RETIREE'S LAST TRIP TO A LOCAL PET SHOP
Yesterday I was at the pet shop buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Owen, the Wonder Dog and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.
What did she think I had an elephant?
So because I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse, I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.
I told her that it was essentially a Perfect Diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete, (certified), so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)
Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care, because the dog food poisoned me... I told her no, I had stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me.
I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard. The pet shop won't let me shop there anymore.
Better watch what you ask retired people.
They have all the time in the World to think of crazy things to say.
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With the popularity of books in PDF format on
the rise, many of you are asking if they can be transferred to your
tablet or smartphone for reading. The answer is yes!
What is a PDF?
PDF stands for Portable Document Format. A PDF is an electronic file
that you can view on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. This is the
major difference between a PDF file and a printed book. While it is
difficult to completely replace the feel of a printed book, a PDF book
offers many advantages:
- Portability - a PDF book can be read on your laptop, PC (or Mac),
your tablet, or your smartphone
- Searching - you can search for any word or phrase in a PDF book
- Printing - you can print selections of a PDF book, or even
copy/paste your favorite quotes into your word processor for further
- Cost - since there are no physical materials (like paper)
involved, PDF books are often much cheaper, although not usually
free - the author and publisher still need to recoup their costs and
make a little money
- Delivery - after purchasing a PDF book from our online store, you
are sent the email with the download instructions within one
business day (but usually much faster than that).
Viewing the PDF on your tablet or smartphone
After purchasing and downloading the PDF book you are able to
view the book on your computer really easily, through the use of Adobe
Reader. 99.9% of computers already have it installed, but if you need
the latest version, visit http://www.adobe.com/go/getreader/
Transferring the PDF to your tablet or smartphone takes a little more
effort. If you have the cable that connects your device to the computer,
it should be pretty easy. It is usually a USB cable that connects the
two together. Once connected, navigate to the file on your computer,
copy it (right-click, then select copy) then paste it to your device
(right-click, then select paste). Personally, I copied the PDF to my USB
drive, then inserted the USB drive into my tablet.
If you use Dropbox,
you will find it very simple to transfer the files to your mobile
device. Just copy the PDF to your Dropbox folder on your PC, and it will
show up in your mobile device's Dropbox folder. Of course, you will need
to install the Dropbox app on your tablet or smartphone first.
Finally, you will need to install the Adobe Reader app on your mobile
device. Just navigate to the store (Play Store on Android devices) and
search for and install this app. You will then be able to view any PDF
book - wherever you are!
Getting phone calls from: 425-668-9652??
It is a SCAM, someone with an foreign accent might tell you
they are calling from Microsoft & that your computer has problems..
Simply HANG UP (Microsoft would not do this)
You cannot trace the number as it is not real.
Canada Revenue Agency Medical
& Disability tax deduction info:
If you are disabled (hearing, sight,
walking with help of walker or cane, cannot dress without help, etc., order
this pamphlet (which includes the application for a deduction) NOW! Or print
it from the web site. Have your doctor fill it out, send it to Canada
Revenue Agency, once they approve your disability you may be able to make tax deduction
To see different disabilities that might
be claimed, try this site..
printable Membership Application Form has been added to the Contact
US page. It is in PDF
format that can be downloaded into Adobe Reader. Simply print it, fill in the
required info and bring it to the Baker Centre along with the required fee.
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Are you finding it difficult
to open lids of jars (pickles, cheese whiz, jams, etc)?
Try using this cheap combination can &
bottle opener. Place the bottle opener tab under the lid & lift the tool
until you hear the vacuum escape (popping noise).
The lid will now open
easily..... Bob C.
How to Survive a Heart Attack When You Are Alone
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack,
this article seemed to be in order.
Without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and
who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing
repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each Cough, and the cough
must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds
without let up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements
squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain
normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.
Tell as many other people as possible about this, it could save their lives!
From Health Cares, Rochester, NY General Hospital via Chapter 240s newsletter
'AND THE BEAT GOES ON '
(reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. Publication, Heart Response)
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Remember the '3' steps
S T R
Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the
lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain
damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke .
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize
a stroke by asking three
S * Ask
the individual to SMILE.
T * Ask
the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. It is sunny out today)
R * Ask
him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with
ANY ONE of these tasks, call 873-2222 immediately
and describe the symptoms
to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this:
Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it
goes to one side or the other , that
is also an indication of a stroke.
great minds can
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