September 8th Announcements

Lunch with a Bunch
Yellowknife Seniors’ Society
Friday September 8st 2017
ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Lunch today was prepared by M&M’s and heated up by John.

•    Lawn Bowling is starting on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 until April 24, 2018
    Sign-up sheet is in the lobby at the Baker Community Centre

•    Yoga starts on Monday, September 11, 2017 until November 1, 2017
Sign-up sheet at the Baker Community Centre YOGA IS FULL

•    Scottish Country Dancing is starting Sept 18th at 7:00pm here at the Baker Community Centre

Reminder to get your TICKETS for the Dinner and Dance.  This is a Fund raising event for the YK Seniors Society.  This Event is being held on Sept 30th.  Please contact Linda Balsillie for your tickets and more information
 

August 11th announcements

Aug 11th

Good Day Everyone:  


Today’s Lunch we are thankful for YK Seniors Society.
Please help today by taking your dishes to the kitchen.  With everyone’s help we will clean up just that much faster today.


The smoke is really bad today please be safe when you go outside.  During this time with all the heat make sure to drink lots of water and stay indoors when possible.


We are looking for some groups or individuals to cook for LWAB for August 25th

UP Coming Events
Strength and Balance classes are continuing on Mondays and Wednesday at 11:30am.

Starting next month we will be starting to post the activities for the fall programs that the YK Seniors’ Society offers make sure to sign up.

KIM
 

August 4th Announcements

 

Good Day Everyone:  
Today’s Lunch we are thankful for Hugh and Frances Wetmore and Shirley Stewart for stepping up and helping with lunch this week

CLOSED MONDAY AUGUST 7TH FOR THE CIVIC HOLIDAY.  SEE YOU ALL TUESDAY

Starting next month we will be starting to post the activities for the fall programs that the YK Seniors’ Society offers make sure to sign up.

Ramble and Ride will be happening this weekend in Old Town.  Get out and enjoy the storytelling, music and all that Old Town has to offer.

We are looking for some groups or individuals to cook for LWAB for the month of August.  If you can help out that would be greatly appreciated.

UP Coming Events
Strength and Balance classes are continuing on Mondays and Wednesday at 11:30am.
KIM
 

Volunteer Opportunity for Canada 55+ Games

If you are interested in going to the Canada 55 + Games in Saint Johns, New Brunswick next August 2018 and would like to work some volunteer hours towards funding for that trip, 

we are having a Bingo at the Tree of Peace on Thursday August 17, 2017. There are two shifts :     from 4pm to 7 pm   or   7pm to 10pm

Please call me at                            669-7003     or email me at                loricarleton@theedge.ca          to sign up.

Thank you

Lori Carleton
 

July 14th Announcements

July 14th

Good Day Everyone:  
Today’s Lunch we are thankful for John, Bev, Emelda, Kathy for the BBQ chicken, roasted veggies, coleslaw and dessert


There is not too much going on at the Centre for the month of July.
Most of the programs have stopped for the summer.  It is a good time to get out and enjoy the weather and gardens.

We would like to Thank Ben, Sue and Bev for water the plants around the Centre and in the green house.  Also the ladies that have garden boxes, they are coming along nicely.  Can’t wait to see all the fresh produce next month. You all have made the outside side of the Centre look amazing

Folk on the Rocks this weekend, should be a great event and amazing weather for it.  Remember your sun screen and bug dope.

UP Coming Events
Strength and Balance classes are going to be Mondays and Wednesday at 11:30am for the month of July.


KIM

July 7th Announcements

July 7th

 

Good Day Everyone: 

Today’s Lunch we are thankful for the Ladies Auxiliary from the Yellowknife Legion

 

We need to say many thanks to all that helped make July 1stCANADA DAY possible for the YK Seniors Society:

Float  Truck and Propane Compliments of

Shoppers Drug Mart Cindy Dolynny and her Amazing Crew for all the gifts and decorations for the float

 Weatherby Trucking for the outstanding truck and driver that they provided. Driving was Blair Weatherby

 Bumper to Bumper for the propane without that out food would have been cold

 For July 1st Canada Day Breakfast we need to thank the following

Joe Walsh, John Soderberg, Albert Eggenberger, Joe Handley, Pat and Jessie Jasper, Dave Wind, Brian Latham

 July 1st Canada Day Ice Cream Social we need to thank the following

            Hugh and Frances Wetmore

Shirley Stewart

 UP Coming Events

Strength and Balance classes are going to be Mondays and Wednesday at 11:30am for the month of July.

Please except my apology if I have forgotten anyone that helped.

KIM

Canada Day events at the Baker Centre

Happy Canada Day Everyone

On Saturday July 1st the Yellowknife Seniors Society will be having a FREE Breakfast to kick off the Canada day Events.  Everyone Welcome.  

Come by at 9:00am for Breakfast at the Baker Community Centre. Free of charge. Stay for the Parade, make sure to bring your own chair to be comfortable.  To end our events The YK Seniors will be putting on an Ice Cream social again FREE.  That will be starting at 1:00pm.

Looking forward to seeing everyone out and enjoying the day.

June 23rd announcments

June 23rd
Good Day Everyone:  

Today’s Lunch we are thankful for the continued support of Dream.  
We need to thank Dream for the Generous Donation of $751.65.

Strength and Balance classes are going to be Mondays and Wednesday at 11:30am for the month of June.

Member Contact.  The YK Seniors Society usually contacts members by email.  We are looking at other ways for you to get our information for the ongoing events we have.  Please contact Kim at 873-9475 for an alternative way for us to get you the information.

June 27th Seniors High Tea in recognition of Seniors Month.  Looking for Volunteers to help make sandwiches and desserts for this event.  Signup sheet in the main entrance
Looking for some volunteers to help with set up and clean up for the July 1st Parade Breakfast.  Please let me know if you are available.

UP Coming Events

Alzheimer Memory Walk is Saturday June 24th. Contact Anne Marie at the Alzheimer Society to get registered.  At 669-9390

KIM
 

June 16th Announcements

June 16th

Good Day Everyone: 

Today’s Lunch we are thankful for the continued support of Northland Utilities. 

Strength and Balance classes are going to be Mondays and Wednesday at 11:30am for the month of June.

Member Contact.  The YK Seniors Society usually contacts members by email.  We are looking at other ways for you to get our information for the ongoing events we have.  Please contact Kim at 873-9475 for an alternative way for us to get you the information.

June 27th Seniors High Tea in recognition of Seniors Month.  Looking for Volunteers to help make sandwiches and desserts for this event.  Signup sheet in the main entrance

UP Coming Events

CHHA Open House June 22nd starting at 6pm

Alzheimer Memory Walk is Saturday June 24th. Contact Anne Marie at the Alzheimer Society to get registered.  At 669-9390

The Baker Community Centre will be CLOSED on Wednesday June 21st for Aboriginal Day.

KIM

FISH FRY AT THE ELKS

Reminder that the is the Annual Seniors Fish Fry on Friday June 9th at the ELKS starting at noon.  Get there early the space fills up fast.  There will be NO LUNCH WITH A BUNCH AT THE BAKER COMMUNITY CENTRE THAT DAY.

COME OUT AND HAVE A GOOD LUNCH SPONSORED BY THE ELKS OF YELLOWKNIFE.

Rally the Troops for Cancer

In light of there being no Run for the Cure this Year, Members of Yellowknife are getting together and holding a Rally the Troops of Wednesday June 7th starting at 6:30.  Location is NUP.  Please stop by if you can to show your support for the survivors, families, friends that have cancer or have beat cancer or have been going through the process.  Please bring a small POT LUCK item to be shared with friends.

Minister Abernethy: Seniors Citizen's Month

Glen Abernethy: Seniors Citizen’s Month
Delivered June 1, 2017
Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge that June is Seniors Citizen’s Month, June 1 is Intergenerational Day, and June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. I
would like to invite all Northerners to join me in recognizing seniors across the Territory and their valuable contribution within our families and communities during this
month.
Seniors are currently the fastest growing population in the Northwest Territories. It is projected that the number of seniors over the age of 70 will nearly triple between 2015
and 2034. This will increase the need for home and community care and
longterm
care solutions.
Our government has made a commitment in its mandate to support Elders to live in their own homes for as long as possible and ensure adequate supports are available for
those who can no longer do so. Today, I want to provide you with an update on some of the progress that our government has made to better serve our seniors.
We have completed a review of the LongTerm
Care Program. The review identified the need to expand longterm
care capacity in Yellowknife and in other regions of the
NWT. It is projected that by 2026, there will be a shortfall of 258 long term care beds in the NWT. The Review helps us to plan and prioritize investments.
We have and will continue to make investments in health infrastructure for long term care, such as the Jimmy Erasmus Seniors Home that was completed earlier this year.
Work is also underway on the construction of the new 18 bed longterm
care facility in Norman Wells. The additional ten longterm
care rooms in the Jimmy Erasmus
Seniors Group Home and the longterm
care facility in Norman Wells, once completed, will help reduce the wait list for longterm
care in the NWT. Funding has also been
approved to begin work in Yellowknife for longterm
care beds, with planning currently underway.
The GNWT is also committed to continue working with AVENS on their proposal for a 48 bed longterm
care facility. A business case for this has been completed, and we
are exploring options to redevelop the old Stanton Hospital into a 72 bed longterm
care facility.
We have also been working with the NWT Housing Corporation to support Elders programming in their new seniors independent living units. The Fort Liard facility was
completed last October and Elders programming will be beginning soon. Construction is underway in Fort McPherson, Whatı̀, and Fort Good Hope. We expect construction
of all these facilities will be completed this year, and then we can begin offering activities for Elders.
Mr. Speaker, we are committed to ensuring that seniors not only remain in their homes for as long as possible, but remain independent, safe and actively engaged in their
community. To achieve this, we are developing a Continuing Care Services Action Plan that includes actions for enhanced home and community care services, and
expanded palliative care services with an additional $2.5 million in funding. The action plan will build upon the seven priorities identified in the Our Elders, Our Communities
Framework, which was released in June 2014. In addition, the Continuing Care Services Action Plan will kick off a comprehensive review of home care services that will be
initiated later this year.
Mr. Speaker, I also want to take a moment to acknowledge the work of the NWT Seniors’ Society. The Society is a nonprofit
organization that we work closely with, and our
government provides funding annually to the Society so that they can support seniors across the NWT. Some of the work that the Society does includes raising awareness
of programs and services specific to seniors, supporting the Seniors’ Advisory Council, providing a community outreach program, and a tollfree
seniors’ information line. In
addition they support Senior Citizens’ Month in June by providing resources to communities to honour and recognize seniors.
I would also like to a highlight the important work the Seniors’ Society does in the prevention of abuse of older adults. Abuse of older adults can be verbal, physical or
financial. This problem is present in our communities, and the Society has been actively creating conversations about this problem, and educating NWT residents about the
role we can play to find solutions. The Society has also played an important role in establishing and providing ongoing support to the NWT Network to Prevent the Abuse of
Older Adults. I would like to recognize their commitment to educating and working with partners to reduce, prevent, and ultimately eradicate the abuse of older adults.
MACA is working with the NWT Seniors’ Society to develop fitness and recreation programing for seniors.
Mr. Speaker, it is only by working together with partners like the NWT Seniors’ Society that we are able to improve our programs and services to help support seniors so that
they can continue to remain safe, independent and actively participate in their communities.
I wish seniors and the NWT Seniors Society all the best in celebrating these three important events in the month of June.
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
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MAY 26TH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Good Day Everyone: 

Today’s Lunch we are thankful for the continued support of the Alzheimer Society.  We need to thank Martha, Claudia, Anne Marie, Dave, Floyd, Linda, Rona, Missy, Laura

Strength and Balance classes are going to be Mondays and Wednesday at 11:30am for the month of May.

NO STRENGHT AND BALANCE CLASS WEDNESDAY MAY 31ST

Member Contact.  The YK Seniors Society usually contacts members by email.  We are looking at other ways for you to get our information for the ongoing events we have.  Please contact Kim at 873-9475 for an alternative way for us to get you the information.

Baker Garden Boxes will be drawn today May 26th, Your boxes will be ready to use on Monday May 29th, after the Boys Scouts come Sunday May 28th to clean them and get them ready for you to use.

On Monday May 29th the YK Seniors Society will have seeds for gardens to give away.  Come by at 10am to get your seeds for your garden.  This is open to everyone.

UP Coming Events

NOTE THE DATE CHANGE FOR THE

CHHA Open House June 22nd starting at 6pm

Alzheimer Memory Walk is Saturday June 24th. Contact Anne Marie at the Alzheimer Society to get registered.  At 669-9390

YK Seniors’ Society Board meeting Tuesday June 6th at noon at the Baker Community Centre