CARE PROGRAM NWT HOUSING CORPORATION

If you own your own home, you may be eligible to have the annual preventative maintenance completed at no cost.  The NWT Housing Corporation’s CARE PM program provides annual preventative maintenance for boilers/furnaces, water systems, cleaning of water holding tanks, fire extinguisher and other items up to $3000. The loan is fully forgiven. You may apply for this assistance every year, helping to keep your home in good condition. You should make application for the program as soon as possible to ensure the work can be completed this summer/fall.

If your home requires more extensive repairs or modifications to address mobility or accessibility issues, the CARE program can also provide assistance which may be partially forgiven depending on the household income.

Contact Ella at the NWT Housing Corporation at 767-9332 ext. 85130 for further information on the program.  


 

MAY 19TH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Good Day Everyone: 

Today’s Lunch we are thankful for the continued support of Pawan and Prakash. They have sponsored our lunch for today.  Thanks again.  We need to thank John and Emelda for the preparation of today’s lunch and the Fabulous Blanch Marshall for the most amazing dessert.

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

We need to thank the following people for volunteering for this year’s trade show.  Marg B, Helen W, Marg G, Donna M, Ann W, Hugh and Frances W. Judy S, Romeo B, John S and Joe W.

Bingo Saturday May 13th at the Tree of Peace.  We need to thank the following Volunteers, John S, Lori C, Linda B, Bertha C, Shirley S, Dan C, Barb M, Annie H, Kathy P-D Maggie L.    We made $1096.60

YATS bus riders.  If you use the YATS bus service to get around town, Please contact John Soderberg at 446-8585 xjohnso12@gmail.com or Wendy Bisaro at 873-3101 wabisaro@theedge.ca

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 Centre Garden Boxes will be available shortly for use by members.  Please look at the handout and decide if you want one.

UP Coming Events

CHHA Open House May 30th starting at 6pm

We will be closed Monday May 22nd for Victoria Day.

KIM

May 5th announcements

May 5th, 2017

 

Good Day Everyone: 

Today’s Lunch we are thankful for all the generous food that everyone brought for our Fabulous Pot Luck

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

Trade show signup sheet is in the main hall.  Please look at the times and sign up.

YATS bus riders.  If you use the YATS bus service to get around town, Please contact John Soderberg at 446-8585 xjohnso12@gmail.com or Wendy Bisaro at 873-3101 wabisaro@theedge.ca

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

Bingo Volunteers required for Saturday May 13th at the Tree of Peace.  This Bingo is for the YK Seniors Society.  Shifts are either from 4-7pm or 7-10pm.  Please sing up to support the YK Seniors Society

UP Coming Events

Trade show May 13th and May 14th

Diabetic Support Group Thursday May 11th at 6:30pm at the Baker Community Centre

CHHA Open House May 30th starting at 6pm

YK Seniors Society Bingo Saturday May 13th at the Tree of Peace starting at 7pm

Have the most amazing weekend

KIM

MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM

The next Music at the Museum concert will be held on Sunday, 30th April at 3pm.

 

This is a free concert of mostly classical music, presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife (COSY) at the Museum Café from 3 - 4pm on the last Sunday of each month, September to June. 

 

 

Sue Epp, Music at the Museum Coordinator

suepp@theedge.ca


Yellowknife Music Festival 2017

THE YELLOWKNIFE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

The piano, band and solo instrumental part of the Festival begins on Thursday, 20th April!

This is a Music Festival for music students of all ages consisting of adjudicated classes in piano, band, fiddles and solo instruments. Classes are open to the public and admission is free. 

Donations are welcome and go towards scholarships to support outstanding students.

FESTIVAL CLASSES:

PIANO CLASSES: 20 – 24 April, 2017

BAND/INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES: 26 – 28 April, 2017

FIDDLE/STRING CLASSES: 26 – 28 April, 2017

For schedule details, go to our website athttps://ykmusicfestival.com/festival-schedule/ 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Sue Epp, Registrar
Phone: (867) 444-9137
E-mail:YKMFregistrar@gmail.com

5214-55 Street, X1A 1X5

A Celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday!

Sounds Like Canada!  A Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday!

A Mosaic of Music that evokes the beauty & bounty of Canada,

that celebrates our diverse heritage & showcases Northern delights!

Presented by 3 choirs of the Yellowknife Choral Society

Wednesday April 12th & Thursday April 13th at 7.30pm at NAAC -Tickets $28

EARLY BIRD Tickets until March 29th $23

Free Museum Concerts

Join us at the Museum for a free concert of mostly classical music, presented by Classics On Stage Yellowknife (COSY) at the Museum Café from 3 - 4pm on the last Sunday of each month, September to June. 

This month features some talented young pianists preparing to perform in the Yellowknife Music Festival at the end of April.

 

Progressive lenses. What you need to know

NEW

'Whoo!' Progressive lenses now partly covered for seniors, Indigenous patients in N.W.T.

N.W.T. Health Minister Glen Abernethy makes surprise announcement in legislative assembly Tuesday

By Guy Quenneville, CBC News Posted: Feb 15, 2017 11:04 AM CT Last Updated: Feb 15, 2017 11:21 AM CT

 

"Whoo!" he added, raising both of his thumbs.

Reimbursed up to $100

The change applies to two groups covered under two different systems. 

Coverage for First Nations and Inuit patients who are not insured elsewhere comes from Health Canada's Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program, which is administered by the territorial government.

The N.W.T.'s own Supplementary Health Benefits system, which provides the same coverage as the NIHB plan, covers people aged 60 and over plus Métis residents who are not covered by NIHB or the N.W.T.'s program for seniors.  

Patients will now be reimbursed up to a maximum of $100. They'll have to pay the remaining difference between the cost of bifocal and progressive lenses.

Progressive lenses are often required by older adults — a segment of the N.W.T.'s population that is expected to grow significantly in the years to come.  

A sudden development

Tuesday's announcement caught MLAs by surprise.

"I'm going to let the minister personally deliver that good news to a couple of constituents who have already shelled out of their own pockets for progressive lenses," said Kevin O'Reilly, the MLA for Yellowknife's Frame Lake riding.

Abernethy says Health Canada's decision to cover the lenses came as a surprise to him too. 

In November, Abernethy told MLAs the N.W.T. was still advocating for the change.

"We intend to raise this as an issue and we hope that they would modify their [program] to include things like progressive lenses so that we can ensure that our residents, both aboriginal and non-aboriginal, young, old, seniors, are getting the lenses they need," he said at the time.

But on Tuesday, Abernethy said he was suddenly informed by Health Canada in late January that progressive lenses would now be covered under NIHB.

"Apparently in December as I was writing letters to MLAs and others saying, you know, progressive lenses aren't covered, the federal government was in the process of changing their [program] to cover progressive lenses," he said.

He went on to criticize the federal government.

"We just keep trying to encourage them to make reasonable choices and to apply common sense. Unfortunately, common sense is so rare, it might as well be a superpower."

 

How to Nourish Our Brain

Lorie Crawford’s Workshop : for YK Seniors

 

Topic:

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: HOW TO NOURISH OUR BRAIN

(INCLUDES KITCHEN SESSION ON NUTRITION FOR BRAIN HEALTH)

 

NOTE: Classroom interaction before students do some practicum work in the kitchen.

 

DATE: FEB 23, 2017 (Thurs)

TIME: 11 am – 1 pm

VENUE: Baker Centre

 

INSTRUCTOR: LORIE CRAWFORD RN, MScN

                             REGISTERED HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST

                             (Former Aurora College, Yellowknife Campus Senior Instructor)

 

Free for YK Seniors Members

Non-members can participate on becoming MEMBERS

DO YOU OWN YOUR OWN HOME

SENIOR HOMEOWNERS SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS FREE MAINTENACE ASSISTANCE

Seniors who own their own home should consider the CARE Preventative Maintenance Program offered by the NWT Housing Corporation. The program provides a forgivable loan of up to $3000 for common preventative maintenance and minor repairs. Common eligible tasks include furnace servicing, chimney cleaning, hot water system maintenance, water tank cleaning and inspection of plumbing and electrical systems, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.

Eligible households must have total household income of $97,000 or less and lived in the house as their principle residence for at least one year. The loan is forgiven after one year.  Households may apply each year for assistance.

The NWT Housing Corporation is now accepting applications for work to be completed in the spring and summer of 2017. If you are interested, you should apply as soon as possible.

If your house requires more significant repairs, the NWT Housing Corporation also provides forgivable loans up to $100,000 under the CARE program.

For further information, please contact Ella Newhook, NWT Housing Corporation North Slave District Office at 767-9332 ext. 85130.

Board member, Hal Logsdon can assist any member having difficulty with the application process. You may contact him at 873-5569 or at logsdon@theedge.ca.

Walk to Tuk starts again in 2017

Once again The YK Seniors Society will be putting in a team for the Walk to Tuk, sponsored by the NWT Recreation and Parks.  If you know what it is please let me know if you are interested in joining our team.  The more the merrier.

 

Please email me back and let me know if you want to join our amazing team... Kim