Weekly Reminders for Dec 14th

Good afternoon:

 Welcome Northland Utilities to lunch today.  Northland Utilities graciously comes twice a year to serve our Friday Lunch with a Bunch. Thank you for supporting the YK Seniors’ Society

  The Stretch classes are doing to continue for the month of Dec and January. The classes are still going to be running on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 10am.

 ●     We are in the final stretch for the Raffle ticket sales, you can still get one for family or friends. These tickets make great stocking stuffers.  We thank everyone who has volunteered to sell over the last couple of months.  We appreciate your commitment to our society

 A Big Thank You to the Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary for providing a Christmas dinner to the Seniors of Yellowknife and supporting the YK Seniors’ Society.  Their generous donation of $1000.00 will go a long way to supporting programs here at the Baker Community Centre

 Events at the Baker Community Centre

 Sign up this week.  We are looking for people for our Walk to Tuk team.  We participate in this program every year.  Looking for 19 people or more to get active with us.  There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby to see who is interested in taking part.

 Dec 20th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm here at the Baker Community Centre.  Learn basic folk dancing.  Please call 765-8060 or 445-6957 and let them know you are interested.  This will be a free class.

 Dec 27th Thursday  from 12:00pm to 4:00pm  Open House and Raffle draw at the Baker Community Centre. The draw for the raffle will be held at 2pm.  Bring your remaining sweet treats to share with your friends and guest that will be attending.  The YK Seniors will be providing some savory treats and refreshments.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.

 

Our holiday hours

Closed Dec 24th 25th 26th

Thursday Dec 27th OPEN from 12-4 for the draw Annual Raffle Draw

Closed Dec 28th to Jan 1st.

Jan 2nd  2019 back to regular hours

 

Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings, All the Best for 2019.

 

Announcements for Nov 30th

LWAB FOR NOV 30 2018

Good afternoon:

Today we thank DeBeers Canada for coming in and providing lunch today. DeBeers is a great supporter of the Yk Seniors’ Society with their generous donation of $1000.00 to our Annual Raffle Draw. Thank you again for coming and spending time with The Yk Seniors

We need to thank Prem and the ladies that came and made the most amazing dinner on Saturday night for the people that attended the Dinner and a Movie.

The Stretch classes are doing to continue for the month of Dec and January. The classes are still going to be running on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 10am.

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE CLASS ON DEC 5TH

Events at the Baker Community Centre

Friday Dec 7th, This is our last POT LUCK LUNCH for the Year. Please come to enjoy the camaraderie

Tuesday Dec 4th The Seniors Tea at the Legislative Assembly, starting at 1:30. FREE TO ALL

Sunday Dec 9th Legion Christmas dinner here at the Baker Community Centre. Doors open at 3:30pm and Dinner will be served at 5pm. Cost is $5.00 We are completely sold out for this

Our holiday hours

Closed Dec 24th 25th 26th

Thursday Dec 27th OPEN from 12-4 for the draw Annual Raffle Draw

Closed Dec 28th to Jan 1st.

Jan 2nd , 2019 back to regular hours

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

November 9th announcements

LWAB FOR NOV 9th, 2018

Good afternoon:

Today we need to thank The Department of National Defence for coming in and serving Lunch today. We are most grateful for them coming to spend time with us.

Thank you for all that you do to protect and service for us.

For selling of Raffle Tickets for our Annual Raffle

PLEASE IF YOU HAVE TICKETS HAVE THEM BACK TO ME NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY NOV 14TH. IF YOU HAVE PARTCIAL BOOKS THAT YOU CAN NOT SELL PLEASE BRING TICKETS AND THE MONEY AND WE WILLHELP YOU SELL THEM. REMEMBER THAT OUR EARLY BIRD DRAW IS SATURDAY NOV 17TH AT 2:00 PM

Looking for donations to the gift baskets for the Basket sale we do during the Craft sale Nov 17th. Will need all donation no later than Tuesday Nov 13. Also looking for baking please bring to lunch with a bunch Friday November 16th .

Events at the Baker Community Centre

Monday November 12, 2018 The Baker Centre will be closed.

Wednesday Nov 15th Cancer Workshop with HSK Strategies starting at 1:30pm You need to sign up for this event. Please let me know if you would like to attend. This is free to attend. This is now full

Saturday Nov 17th Annual Craft Sale starting at 10am

Saturday Nov 24th Dinner and a movie. This dinner will have an India feel to it. Movie I need to confirm with from the Social Committee. Cost is $15.00. Tickets Available in my office.

Thursday Nov 29th Healing Touch. I will have a Schedule up next week for sign up

Tuesday Dec 4th The Seniors Tea at the Legislative Assembly, starting at 1:30. FREE TO ALL

Sunday Dec 9th Legion Christmas dinner here at the Baker Community Centre. Doors open at 3:30pm and Dinner will be served at 5pm. Cost is $5.00

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

November 2nd 2018 Announcements

LWAB FOR NOV 2ND, 2018

Good afternoon:

Today we need to thank Everyone that has come out to support our Monthly Pot Luck.

 Sunday November 4 is day light savings. Remember toset you clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night

  

For selling of Raffle Tickets for our Annual Raffle

We are good for this week

  

Looking for donations to the gift baskets for the Basket sale we do during the Craft sale Nov 17th.  Will need all donation no later than Tuesday Nov 13

  

Events at the Baker Community Centre

 Monday Nov 5th the NEW stretch class will be starting with instructor Dawn Collins

 Monday November 12, 2018 The Baker Centre will be closed.

 Wednesday Nov 15th  Cancer Workshop with HSK Strategies starting at 1:30pm  You need to sign up for this event.  Please let me know if you would like to attend.  This is free to attend

 Saturday Nov 17th Annual Craft Sale starting at 10am

 Saturday Nov 24th Dinner and a movie.  This dinner will have an India feel to it.  Movie I need to confirm with from the Social Committee.  Cost is $15.00.  Tickets Available in my office.

 Thursday Nov 29th Healing Touch.  I will have a Schedule up next week for sign up

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

 

SURVEY AND TALK NOV 15TH ON CANCER

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PAR TAKING IN THIS PLEASE EMAIL ME AT THE OFFICE OR JUST LET ME KNOW.

HSK STRATEGIES IS LOOKING FOR ABOUT 20 - 30 PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS

Have you or someone you know fought cancer?

How could our health care system better help patients through their cancer journeys?

What should be in Canada’s cancer plan for the next 10 years?

You’re invited you to a consultation that will help shape Canada’s cancer plan….

Where? Yellowknife Senior’s Society (#2 5710 50th Avenue)

When? November 15th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm

We will be providing [food and refreshments] during this session and participants are eligible to receive a $25 gift card for their participation.

More information

Cancer is a disease that affects every Canadian, from young to old. Currently, one in every two Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime and the cancer system faces new and big challenges in delivering cancer services to meet this growing need, such as:

• Canada’s population is getting older and the costs for our health care system keep rising.

• Some people have longer wait times for cancer care than they should.

• And, many people in Canada have a harder time getting the cancer services they need, like Indigenous peoples, people who live further away from big cities in remote communities, people who do not speak English, members of the LGBTQ2S community, and people who are poor.

We need to revisit our cancer plan and make sure it’s the right one for the next 10 years.

We need to hear from you in this important conversation. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to share your perspective, ideas and learn more about how prevention, screening and new treatments are changing the course of cancer in Canada.

We hope to see you there! For more information about the work being done by Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, please visit: https://www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca/about-us/

Thank you,

announcements for Friday Sept 21, 2018

Lunch with a Bunch

Yellowknife Seniors’ Society

Friday Sept 21th, 2018

Lunch today is brought to you by Albert, Ann, Floyd and the United Way NWT Funding

Joe Walsh for setting up the tables,

We will be having a public meeting with ECE on Thursday October 4th at the Baker Community Centre.  This will be to discuss the new Fuel rebates and how it is going to work for the upcoming season.  Along with that Wendy Bisaro will be doing a presentation on Identity Theft.  Everything starts at at 1:30pm.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

We are having a new class starting Nov 5th. It will be a stretching class.  The class will be Monday and Wednesday starting at 10am.  Let me know if you want to be on the list.  I have already started one.

Our Annual Christmas Craft Sale is Coming on November 17th Saturday. Starting in October we will be looking for donations for the gift baskets and baked goods and volunteers to work the table and the basket raffle table. PLEASE SAVE THE DATE.

Al-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday evening at 7 pm at the Baker Centre. If you are concerned about a family or friend drinking too much alcohol, please come, we can help.

Have a great weekend.

 

Aug 24th Announcements

Lunch with a Bunch

Yellowknife Seniors’ Society

Friday Aug24th, 2018

Lunch today is brought to you by The Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary

Joe Walsh for setting up the tables,

POT LUCK STARTS BACK UP FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2018,  PLEASE BRING ALL THE GOODIES YOU KNOW I LIKE AND YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS.

We need to thank the following people for their time and effort for coming and helping with the Finning BBQ and Open House.  Floyd, Shirley, Bev, Marilyn, Donna, John, Linda.

I am looking for a group or some individuals to help with Lunch on Aug 31st, Next Friday’s LWAB.  Please let me know if you are available.

Yoga is starting on September 10th and running till Oct 29th. Classes are Monday and Wednesday at 10am. CLASSES ARE FULL.

If you are looking for Old Timer Dinner and Dance tickets.  You can purchase them either at Quality Furniture, Baker Community Centre or members of the fundraising committee.

Al-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday evening at 7 pm at the Baker Centre. If you are concerned about a family or friend drinking too much alcohol, please come, we can help.

August 10th Announcments

Lunch with a Bunch

Yellowknife Seniors’ Society

Friday Aug 17th, 2018

Lunch today is brought to you by True North Rotary.

Joe Walsh for setting up the tables,

We need to thank Avens for the use of their BBQs this week.

Finning has come to us with a volunteer request. Finning is looking for volunteers to work their customer appreciation BBQ on Saturday Aug 18th from 10:30 to 3:30.  They are supplying all that is required just need bodies to cook.  The burgers and hot dogs are by donation.  Whatever money is raised will be matched by Finning and given to the YK Seniors’ Society as a donation.  There is a signup sheet in the front.  Please let me now know if you are available.

I am looking for a group or some individuals to help with Lunch on Aug 31st, Next Friday’s LWAB.  Please let me know if you are available.

Yoga is starting on September 10th and running till Oct 29th. Classes are Monday and Wednesday at 10am.  Please come register early.  You know the spaces fill up fast

If you are looking for Old Timer Dinner and Dance tickets.  You can purchase them either at Quality Furniture, Baker Community Centre or members of the fundraising committee.

We need to say Good Luck to all the Canada 55+ Games members that have left or that are leaving soon.  Good Luck at the games. Looking forward to seeing the medals when you get back.  GOOD LUCK!!!

Al-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday evening at 7 pm at the Baker Centre. If you are concerned about a family or friend drinking too much alcohol, please come, we can help.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga starting in September

Good Morning Everyone

We are getting ready to start our Fall Classes

Yoga classes with Moyra start on September 10th Monday and run until Oct 29th Monday.

If you are interested please call, email or come by the office to reserve your spot.  Please come early you know how fast the spots fill up fast.

looking forward to seeing everyone back again

 

Aug 10th Announcements

Lunch with a Bunch
Yellowknife Seniors’ Society
Friday Aug 10th, 2018
Lunch today is brought to you by your very own Seniors’ Society and money from the United Way.  We need to thank the following, Ann, Bev, Dave, Theresa, Joe, Gord
David Wind for setting up the tables, 

We need to put a big thank you to the following Northland Utilities (Jenna) for the use of their BBQ on short notice and coming to set it up and taking it away. Also True North Rotary for coming and painting the glider swing and the benches out in our lovely garden.

Finning has come to us with a volunteer request. Finning is looking for volunteers to work their customer appreciation BBQ on Saturday Aug 18th from 10:30 to 3:30.  They are supplying all that is required just need bodies to cook.  The burgers and hot dogs are by donation.  Whatever money is raised will be matched by Finning and given to the YK Seniors’ Society as a donation.  There is a sign up sheet in the front.  Please let me now know if you are available.

I am looking for a group or some individuals to help with Lunch on Aug 31st, Next Friday’s LWAB.  Please let me know if you are available. 

Al-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday evening at 7 pm at the Baker Centre. If you are concerned about a family or friend drinking too much alcohol, please come, we can help.

Thank you to everyone that helps out week after week day after day.  I totally appreciate each and every one of you.
Have a great weekend.
 

July 27th Announcements

Lunch with a Bunch

Yellowknife Seniors’ Society

Friday July 27th, 2018

Lunch today is brought to you by the Filipino Association.  We need to thank Leah, Tina, Sylvia, Gloria, Lou, Julianne, Gabriel

Thank you again to the Filipino Association for again supporting the YK Seniors’ Society

 

I am looking for a group or some individuals to help with Lunch on Aug 3rd, Next Friday’s LWAB.  Please let me know if you are available.

 

Al-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday evening at 7 pm at the Baker Centre. If you are concerned about a family or friend drinking too much alcohol, please come, we can help.

 

Survey on Medication

The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare  is leading a national consultation on how to implement affordable national pharmacare for Canadians and their families, employers and governments.

They have issued a discuss paper that I have attached for your information.

I have also attached a guide with principles for a national public drug plan published by the Canadian Health Coalition for you to consider.  The questionnaire will be online until Sept 28th. 

Here is the link for the questionnaire.  Please insert the link as topic for search on your computer if you cannot use it as a direct link. 

https://www.letstalkhealth.ca/pharmacare

I recommend you complete the survey as access to prescription medications is very important to older adults.

 

July 20th Announcements

Lunch with a Bunch

Yellowknife Seniors’ Society

Friday July 20th, 2018

Lunch today is brought to you by our very own WALK TO TUK TEAM. Margaret, Barb, Bev, Janice, Thola, Linda, Karen, and Amanda for the running around.

Our walk to Tuk team is made up of the ladies that do the walking group every morning, members of the society.  These ladies have been doing the walk to Tuk for the seven years I have been at the Baker Centre and many years prior. There are about 19 people that par take in this Jan to March event every year.

We are fully booked for the BBQ season.  I need to thank everyone that has signed up to help this summer season/

Al-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday evening at 7 pm at the Baker Centre. If you are concerned about a family or friend drinking too much alcohol, please come, we can help.

 

July 13th updates

Lunch with a Bunch
Yellowknife Seniors’ Society
Friday July 13th, 2018
Lunch today is brought to you by Yk Seniors’ Society with the help of the following, Loretta, Bev, Ann, Loreen and Candice for working the door every week.  

We need to Thank the United Way NWT for their funding money that goes towards our LWAB program.  This money helps us to be able to do lunch that is not sponsored or donated.
I need to thank the walking group for opening up in the mornings since I have moved.  I need to thank Ajjie for coming on Thursdays to set the tea and coffee up, Barb and Bev every Friday for setting the board room and making sure things are set up for you to enjoy lunch.

We are fully booked for the BBQ season.  I need to thank everyone that has signed up to help this summer season/
Al-Anon Family Group meets every Thursday evening at 7 pm at the Baker Centre. If you are concerned about a family or friend drinking too much alcohol, please come, we can help.