Anything 50+ 

(don't forget to REFRESH)

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Up Coming Events

Donations

 

Tax Benefits for seniors 2013

 

Canada 55+ Games Report

 

Healthcare

Tax Info - disabilities

Choosing Wisely Canada

Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help physicians and patients
engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures
.

 

Computer Stuff

 (things you need to know)

 

CARELINE Seniors home Safety Telephone System

 

Phone Call  or 985-656-7701  or  647-847-1061 Scam or not?

 

Membership Application 

 

Self CPR

Stroke

 

Can't open jar lids?

 

Funny Stuff

 

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*No more Government of Canada cheques*

2014-07-01

If you receive a Child Tax Benefit, Old Age Security, Employment Insurance, a GST tax credit or a tax refund,

youíll need to register for direct deposits before April 2016. The Government of Canada is phasing out cheques and Canadians and Canadian Business Owners will be affected

. Get a head start on direct deposits to secure your government payment.

http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/recgen/txt/depot-deposit-eng.html

To print a copy of the Direct Deposit form, click on direct deposit

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Don't forget to renew your membership for 2014!

2014  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 Bunch. 

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 Up Coming Events (be sure to refresh this page)

 

 

Art Group Wednesday Evenings at 7pm

In the coffee room

Cost is going to be $3.00

 

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For a list of prizes & winners of last years Seniors' Raffle, click on RAFFLE

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Starting in April, the Seniors Yoga will be on Monday and Wednesday Morning

Cost will be 100$ & sessions start April 14 and run to June 11.

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Curling 2014 season

  

Seniors curling on Monday has ended for the season

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Join The Choir (click here)

Rehearsals of the Baker Singers takes place on Wednesday from 1 - 2pm.

All who enjoy singing, are 55+, and can carry a tune are welcome.  

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 Centre

 and at special occasions. 

 

For more information, call or email Sue Epp

bakersingers@gmail.com 

867-444-9137

Web site (link)

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Effective January 4th, 2013 the cost for Lunch with a Bunch has increased to $5.00.

  The YK Seniorsí 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 2014.  The approved list of events includes the following:

5-Pin Bowling, 8-Ball Pool, Badminton, Bocce, Carpet Bowling, Contract Bridge, Cribbage, Curling, Cycling, Darts, Duplicate Bridge, Floor Curling, Floor Shuffleboard, Golf, Ice Hockey, Micro Marathon, Pickle ball, Slo-Pitch, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Whist, Scrabble, Womanís Hockey

In past games, we have been able to assist members of the Yellowknife Seniorsí Society with travel expenses if they wished to participate.  To be considered for assistance members must volunteer to help with fundraising activities.

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 669-0732

Itís important that you volunteer early.  Opportunities will become more limited as we get closer to the games.

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The 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.

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CARELINE Seniors Home Safety Telephone System

Now there is a way to stay in touch and independent at home: CareLine phones for seniors.

Ideal for emergency situations (eg. you fall and cannot get to a phone) and for everyday conversations, The CareLine system was co-developed with leadin experts in aging and technology.

No monthly monitoring fees, installation costs nor contracts.

Available at the Yellowknife Wal-Mart for under $130

Watch a video demo using this link:  http://www.vtechphones.com/careline/careline-home-safety-telephone-system   Click on Senior Phones

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  Funny Stuff

 

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Computers:  

Reading a  PDF book on your tablet or smartphone

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 review
  • 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!

 

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Phone SCAMs 

Getting phone calls from: 647-847-1061 (Ontario) or 985-656-7701 (Louisiana)??

or very recent 199-910-0100 is not North American but is a scam reporting that you have a computer problem.

It is a SCAM,

Simply HANG UP or DO NOT ANSWER

You cannot trace the number .

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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 claims.

To see different disabilities that might be claimed, try this site.. http://www.thenba.ca

 

Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help physicians and patients
engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

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A 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.

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Self CPR

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 consciousness.

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 normally again.

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)

 

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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

simple questions:
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 Your Tongue

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.

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Only great minds can read this
This is weird, but interesting!

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

 

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