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Benefits for seniors 2012
you need to know)
Canada phone calls Scam or not?
open jar lids?
Car Keys by Vivian
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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
I want to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to Isabell McDorman
for the donation of money so I was able to
purchase the flowers for all the Ladies last week
at lunch (May10)
I want to thank everyone that came out to the Bone
Density testing on Monday afternoon here at the Baker Community Centre. I want
to Thank the Medicine Shoppe for
coming in to do this test. I will be working
closely with Ian and letting you know the next
time this test is available.
“A Community for Seniors” will be having their
first Garage Sale
of the Season. Come out and support a great cause.
I am looking for different
teams or people to do some Lunch with a Bunch in the month of June.
Can you please either
come see me or give me a quick call or
email and we can work out the dates.
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If you are like many Canadians, you probably don’t
know a lot about Age-related Macular Degeneration(AMD).
Even if you already have it, you may not fully
understand what is going on inside your eyes. Join CNIB on May 17 at lunch for
the bunch for a brief video and information on AMD.
Currently, about one third of people 55-74 years
of age, and almost 40% of those over the age of 75 have some form of AMD.
Knowledge is power. Take a few minutes to learn about AMD – it may help you in
the long run.
Norma Jean Jarvis,
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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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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.
Yellowknife 55 Plus Games Committee is organizing for the next
games which will be held in Edmonton in late August, 2013. In the
past the games have included Hockey, Curling, Bowling, Tennis,
Badminton, Swimming, Golf, Track and Field, Baseball, Lawn Bowling,
Duplicate and Contract Bridge, Darts, Cribbage, Scrabble and probably a
few that I have forgotten. If you think you might be interested in
going, please get in touch with David Wind at 873-6524 so that you can
be advised of any developments as they happen.
returns January 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm
5 pin bowling at the King Pin lanes. Wednesdays at 2pm. Shoe
rental and lane costs apply. Everyone welcome!
Tai Chi began Jan 7. Cost: $1 each time you come.
Scottish Country Dancing!
This is not highland dancing! This is social dancing done in a
square or round. This is great exercise and a lot of fun!
Beginners welcome. Singles welcome. All instruction provided.
Mondays (except last Monday each month) at 7:30 pm.
resumed at the Field house on Tues 2-3 pm. Cost:
$5. Bring your clean indoor shoes. Beginners welcome!
register by stopping by the office with cash or cheque, payable to
Yellowknife Seniors’ Society. Classes are for members of the
Society. Those who do not have memberships yet can also purchase
those at the office.
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.
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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!
is one for the 50 plus MEN.. The World's smallest V-12 working
Stats Canada.. Scam phone calls or not?
Some people are getting phone
calls from Statistics Canada asking labour and vacation type questions.
Recently a CBC pensioners group called Statistics Canada, to see if indeed
these calls were legit.
make phone calls for things like the Labour force survey every month. If
people are concerned about the call being a scam they can ask for the
caller’s name……and the caller has to give it….and they can ask for
the callers government ID number…and they have to give it. In addition
there is a phone number one can call to check---1-866-445-4323. Or the
number for Margaret Stanger, the lady I talked to is 1-204-983-3271. If
you are suspicious you can also go on the Stats Can web page and get a
list of the surveys they are currently conducting… http://www.statcan.gc.ca
surveys held between October and December 2012, click on the link for the
surveys you are interested in:
consumer and property services
performance and ownership
training and learning
pensions, spending and wealth
and communications technology
and price indexes
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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is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod
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