22.12.2022 Views

January 2023 issue

You also want an ePaper? Increase the reach of your titles

YUMPU automatically turns print PDFs into web optimized ePapers that Google loves.

Photo by Peter Newman —<br />

Into Focus Photography Club<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


2<br />

What can I expect?<br />

As a client of Stepping Stones Palliative<br />

Concierge Services, you will have a variety of<br />

options available to you. We can help you set<br />

up a comfortable and safe space at home<br />

where you will be supported by our team,<br />

which consists of nurses, PSWs and a<br />

palliative physician, so that you can focus your remaining time on your loved ones. Or, if<br />

you prefer to be cared for in a facility, we can assist you with available options and navigate<br />

the referral process.<br />

Our Services<br />

Our list of services are tailored to all stages of your Palliative Care journey:<br />

• PSW and Nursing Care<br />

• Navigating the Health Care System<br />

• Consulting Services<br />

• End of Life Doula Services<br />

• Liaising with Your Health Care Team<br />

• Advanced Care Planning<br />

• Legacy Planning & Projects<br />

• Physician Consultation<br />

• Respite Care<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5<br />

www.SteppingStonesPCS.com<br />

info@SteppingStonesPCS.com<br />

1-866-980-1430


The Guelph/Wellington Seniors Association<br />

A non-profit organization based at the<br />

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

http://www.gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

Directors & Officers<br />

Linda Jeffrey — Executive Director<br />

Pat Gage — President<br />

Donna Keating — Vice-President<br />

TBA — Treasurer<br />

Brooke Gibbons — Secretary<br />

(City Recreational Co-ordinator)<br />

Directors<br />

Ken Fugler<br />

Charlie Bishop<br />

Wenda King<br />

Sam Montoya<br />

Janice Robertson<br />

Elizabeth Steggles<br />

Yvonne Thomas<br />

Adam Rutherford (City Program Manager)<br />

The Sentinel Team<br />

Carol Croft — Adminstrator, Printer<br />

Linda Green — Editor, Printer<br />

George Hughes — Printer<br />

Bill Shephard, Ray Miller — Part-time<br />

Assistants<br />

All of the above GWSA members<br />

are Volunteers.<br />

City Staff<br />

Adam Rutherford — Program<br />

Manager<br />

Jill Hunt — Customer Service Clerk<br />

Brooke Gibbons — Recreation Program<br />

Director — Senior Services<br />

Becky MacDonald — Recreation<br />

Co-ordinator — Volunteers<br />

TBA — Chef<br />

TBA — Facility Maintainer<br />

Lynne Briggs — Manager of Recreation<br />

Services<br />

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

A City of Guelph Recreation Facility run in<br />

partnership with the Community Services Department<br />

of the City of Guelph and the Guelph/<br />

Wellington Seniors Association<br />

683 Woolwich St., Guelph, ON, N1H 3Y8<br />

Tel.: 519-823-1291 / Fax: 519-823-8972<br />

Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm M-F<br />

(closed Statutory Holidays)<br />

Read The Sentinel on our website,<br />

www.gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

ISSN: 0383 817X<br />

A MESSAGE FROM THE GWSA<br />

BOARD<br />

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!<br />

I love a fresh New Year! New <strong>2023</strong> Calendars - fresh pages - new<br />

goals for the year! Well, maybe new goals, or a second attempt at last<br />

year’s goals!!!<br />

<strong>January</strong> also starts a new year of activities at GWSA!!<br />

A reminder to read all the way through the Sentinel so you don’t<br />

miss anything! The GWSA Monthly Update email and our GWSA<br />

website https://gwsa-guelph.ca are additional informative options to<br />

help keep you updated!<br />

Your message from the GWSA Board this month is one of safety<br />

and has a focus relating to increasing your awareness in the area of<br />

Fraud Prevention. Included in this message, you will find clarity to<br />

terms commonly used, some tips to help you avoid being a victim,<br />

what to do if you have lost money, and some major frauds to be<br />

aware of. It is important for you to note that I have taken the<br />

information from the Guelph Police Services website where I<br />

encourage you to visit and further educate yourself on this important<br />

topic.<br />

PART 1<br />

I wanted to start out with some key points from the Canadian Anti-<br />

Fraud Centre (CAFC) which I have copied from the Guelph Police<br />

Services website. When you think of Fraud, it isn’t just in reference<br />

to emails but could be a telephone call or a visitor at the door. Here<br />

are some quick things to keep in mind before we talk about the<br />

RECOGNIZE, REJECT and REPORT process.<br />

Fraud Prevention Checklist:<br />

• Is the call unsolicited? Was it expected or out of the blue?<br />

• Are they asking you to confirm personal information such as<br />

name, address or account details?<br />

• Are they looking for a fast or instant response?<br />

• Are they asking for money?<br />

• Is the caller avoiding using the actual name of the company or<br />

financial institution?<br />

• Are they offering you a prize, free gift or trial?<br />

• Are they claiming to be the police or investigating something?<br />

• Does the email have an odd email address?<br />

• Is the formatting strange or are there spelling mistakes?<br />

• Are you being asked to change your password despite not<br />

sending a request to do so?<br />

(Continued on page 4)<br />

NOTE: Disclaimer—The Sentinel and the GWSA do not necessarily agree<br />

with or support statements in the Sentinel made by advertisers, or submissions<br />

by writers (no political or religious topics please).<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

3


4<br />

(Continued from page 3)<br />

FRAUD: Recognize, Reject, Report<br />

Recognize:<br />

Many frauds today are designed to play on potential<br />

victims’ emotions and get them to respond without<br />

thinking. They attempt to illicit responses based on<br />

panic, fear, desperation, elation, or love, which are<br />

often escalated by presenting urgent situations<br />

requiring immediate action. The slogan for fraud<br />

prevention is geared toward citizens in Canada to<br />

slow down and not react to potential fraud<br />

solicitations. We encourage people to Recognize that<br />

fraudsters are using every means at their disposal to<br />

target them (you); telephone, email, text messaging,<br />

social media, Internet and mail. We ask that they<br />

(you) change how they (you) react to unsolicited<br />

offers or demands.<br />

Rejecting:<br />

Rejecting fraud involves protecting your personal<br />

information and money. We want people to slow<br />

down, to think about and assess the situation before<br />

reacting. This can involve saying no, doing due<br />

diligence, researching and confirming information,<br />

and talking to friends and family members.<br />

Reporting:<br />

Reporting fraud means speaking up, even when no<br />

money was lost. Like other crimes, if fraud is not<br />

reported, we don’t know what is happening and can't<br />

warn other people or help disrupt it.<br />

PART 2<br />

Let’s get more specific in relation to Email Safety,<br />

Phishing Scams and tips to avoid them, and finally,<br />

some major frauds to be aware of.<br />

Email Safety - An unsolicited or junk email that’s<br />

not addressed to you and promising some benefit is<br />

likely spam. Usually a link in a spam email or fake<br />

website installs a virus on your device to capture<br />

personal information.<br />

Phishing - Phishing tricks you into revealing<br />

personal or banking information. An email or<br />

message can look legitimate; however, organizations<br />

like banks or the government often do not request<br />

personal information by email.<br />

You should contact the financial institution<br />

immediately and report your suspicions and never<br />

reply to an email that requests your personal<br />

information.<br />

Tips on how to spot and avoid phishing scams:<br />

• Be skeptical if an email asks you to update your<br />

information<br />

• Protect your computer with antivirus software,<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5<br />

spyware filters, email filters, and a firewall<br />

• Look for misspelled words<br />

***If you’ve lost money to a scam or you’ve been<br />

the victim of identity theft, please call Guelph Police<br />

Service at 519-824-1212 to book an appointment.<br />

4 MAJOR FRAUDS TO BE AWARE OF:<br />

1) ROMANCE SCAMS:<br />

- Never wire or transfer money to someone you have<br />

not met<br />

- Beware of sad stories, plans to visit Canada, or tales<br />

of family emergencies<br />

- Be wary of people who say they are out of the<br />

country or can never meet<br />

2) EMPLOYMENT SCAMS<br />

- Do your research on a company before accepting a<br />

job<br />

- Watch for poor grammar or unrealistic salary<br />

- A legitimate company will not ask you to forward<br />

money for any reason or pay admin fees<br />

3) HOME IMPROVEMENT SCAMS<br />

- Say no to cash only deals, high-pressure sales<br />

tactics or high upfront payments<br />

- Work with local businesses that have proper<br />

identification, licensing and insurance<br />

- Always get a written contract with price, materials,<br />

timeline and details about a person’s responsibilities<br />

4) RENTAL SCAMS – refer to website link as<br />

response information is lengthy.<br />

https://www.guelphpolice.ca/en/crime-preventionand-community-safety/scams-and-fraud.aspx#Rental<br />

-Scams<br />

Part 3<br />

The Guelph Police Services website has a wealth of<br />

information about Crime Prevention and Community<br />

Safety. I encourage you to visit the site and look<br />

around! If you would be interested in a session<br />

relating to any of the topics mentioned above, I<br />

would be pleased to reach out to the Guelph Police<br />

Services to see what they have available. Let me<br />

know!<br />

Enjoy your <strong>January</strong> and Stay Safe!!!<br />

Donna Keating<br />

Vice Chair/Vice President<br />

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA)<br />

donna.keating@gwsa-guelph.ca


5<br />

THE EDITOR’S PAGE<br />

by Linda Green<br />

THE MONTH OF JANUARY<br />

<strong>January</strong> was named for the Roman god Janus,<br />

known as the protector of gates and doorways who<br />

symbolize beginnings and endings. Janus is<br />

depicted with two faces, one looking into the past,<br />

the other with the ability to see into the future.<br />

What a fitting symbol for this first day of the year;<br />

this month is our door into the new<br />

year.<br />

The Romans often made promises<br />

to Janus and exchanged good wishes.<br />

The months of <strong>January</strong> and also<br />

February were not originally in<br />

the ancient Roman calendar as the<br />

winter months were considered<br />

dormant, both in terms of agriculture<br />

but also in terms of making war.<br />

This was a time of peace. Until<br />

450 BCE, the Roman calendar was<br />

10 months, beginning in March (Martius), due to<br />

the March Equinox.<br />

<strong>January</strong>’s birthstone, the garnet, is thought to<br />

keep the wearer safe during travel. <strong>January</strong>’s birth<br />

flowers are the carnation and snowdrop.<br />

<strong>January</strong> 1 is New Year’s Day.<br />

<strong>January</strong> 5 brings Twelfth Night, an English<br />

folk custom that marked the end of Christmas<br />

merrymaking, and in ancient Celtic tradition, the<br />

end of the 12-day winter solstice celebration. On<br />

Twelfth Night, it was customary for the assembled<br />

company to toast each other from<br />

the wassail bowl.<br />

In the Northern Hemisphere,<br />

<strong>January</strong> is the coldest month of the<br />

year in most regions.<br />

<strong>January</strong> 6 - Full Moon. The<br />

Moon will be located on the opposite<br />

side of the Earth as the Sun and its<br />

face will be fully illuminated. This<br />

full moon was known by early<br />

Native American tribes as the Wolf<br />

Moon because this was the time of<br />

year when hungry wolf packs howled outside their<br />

camps. This moon has also been know as the Old<br />

Moon and the Moon After Yule.<br />

Special Printing For Members<br />

Do you have a need for printing (i.e., bookmarks, booklets, calendars,<br />

dinner menus/programs, club bylaws, annual reports), large or small<br />

quantities, black & white print (10¢ per page) or colour (30¢ per page)?<br />

If so, please contact Carol Croft or Linda Green, either in the Sentinel<br />

office (we’re not here all the time, though) or by email at sentinel@gwsaguelph.ca,<br />

or leave a message at the front desk. You must be a GWSA<br />

member to take advantage of this.<br />

We will try to accommodate you with your project as much as we can.<br />

DONATIONS<br />

To donate easily, with a credit<br />

card, visit our website<br />

www.gwsa-guelph.ca and click<br />

on the ‘Donate’ button or call:<br />

519-823-1291<br />

<strong>January</strong> 6, <strong>2023</strong>, is the deadline for<br />

submissions for the<br />

February <strong>2023</strong> Sentinel.<br />

Email submissions to: sentinel@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

or drop yours off at the Evergreen Front Desk.<br />

Distribution of the February <strong>issue</strong><br />

is on <strong>January</strong> 26, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Editor is not responsible for quality of submitted photos<br />

(but we’ll do our best).<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


6<br />

Volunteer Corner from Becky MacDonald<br />

Happy New Year!<br />

Welcome <strong>2023</strong>! A New Year to new<br />

beginnings. I hope everyone had a nice<br />

holiday season and I am looking forward to<br />

continuing to work with everyone.<br />

Upcoming Volunteer Awards<br />

Senior of the Year Award<br />

This award is given by a municipality to<br />

recognize an outstanding senior who, after<br />

age 65, enriches the social, cultural or civic<br />

life of the community.<br />

Deadline: April 30 th<br />

If you are interested in nominating a fellow<br />

volunteer, please speak to Becky in the main<br />

office on Mondays or Wednesdays, or email<br />

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca<br />

Orientation and Training<br />

All volunteers will be required to complete<br />

the mandatory Orientation & Training. The<br />

trainings can be completed from the comfort<br />

of your home online. For those who do not<br />

have access to a computer, training dates will<br />

be set up for you to attend in the near future.<br />

Please contact Becky MacDonald:<br />

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca for more<br />

information and if you have any questions.<br />

committees (Travel and Governance<br />

Succession) are in need of a secretary to<br />

record minutes during the monthly meetings.<br />

Welcoming & Information Desk<br />

Looking for energetic, friendly, outgoing<br />

individuals to assist with greeting, providing<br />

tours and answering questions about the<br />

centre during the week, Monday to Friday.<br />

Two shifts available, morning and afternoon<br />

in the main lobby.<br />

Bistro 683<br />

Cash Volunteer: If you like working with<br />

people providing customer service and<br />

handling cash, Monday and Tuesday<br />

afternoons are open for a weekly or biweekly<br />

shift on the cash register from 12:00-<br />

3:15.<br />

How to get involved?<br />

First, complete an online application form:<br />

https://gwsa-guelph.ca/1749-2/<br />

No computer? Pick up a paper application at<br />

the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

front desk.<br />

Second, you will be contacted to set up an<br />

interview followed with training.<br />

If you are a current volunteer, you are more<br />

than welcome to take on more than one<br />

position. Follow up with Becky for more<br />

details.<br />

For more information about a particular<br />

position or about volunteering in general,<br />

contact Becky MacDonald by phone 519-822<br />

-1260 X 2096 or email:<br />

becky.macdonald@guelph.ca<br />

GWSA COMMITTEES<br />

Openings for a Secretary<br />

If you like to take minutes and looking to<br />

give back to your seniors association in the<br />

morning once or twice a month, two<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5


7<br />

GWSA NEW MEMBER RECEPTION<br />

MONDAY, MARCH 20, <strong>2023</strong><br />

EVERGREEN SENIORS COMMUNITY CENTRE – ROOM 4<br />

3:00 – 5:00 pm<br />

The Membership & Marketing Committee extends an invitation<br />

for new members to attend a Reception at the Evergreen Seniors<br />

Community Centre, 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph.<br />

This is an opportunity to meet new members, members of the<br />

Board, and activity leaders who will be available to provide<br />

information about their activities.<br />

Please reply to wenda.king@gwsa-guelph.ca if you will be<br />

attending.<br />

Be Active Get Involved Make Friends<br />

The Book Nook — “A Lending Library”<br />

We are open<br />

Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.<br />

****<br />

Here is another great book — “Oath of<br />

Loyalty” by Vince Flynn. In a truce with<br />

President Cook, Mitch Rapp agrees to leave<br />

the country but stay in plain sight whilst<br />

Cook is in office.<br />

However, when one of Cook’s advisors<br />

leaks the true identity of Rapp’s wife,<br />

Claudia, they send teams to kill her. Mitch<br />

will do everything to protect her and, with the<br />

help of his team, he kills one of her enemies.<br />

However, another team, Legion, is hired to<br />

kill her so Rapp needs to find this team and<br />

stop them.<br />

A VIEW FROM THE BOOK NOOK<br />

Chris Fraser<br />

There are a lot of twists and turns in this<br />

book which I hope you will enjoy reading as<br />

much as I did.<br />

Happy Reading,<br />

Your bookworm and Librarian,<br />

Chris Fraser<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


8<br />

Wellness Matters workshops are presented by the<br />

Guelph Family Health Team.<br />

Guelph FHT's main office is moving<br />

to a new location!<br />

What does this mean for Wellness Matters workshops?<br />

Starting <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>, all IN-PERSON workshops will now take place at:<br />

649 Scottsdale Drive, Guelph, ON<br />

Suite 500 (5th floor)<br />

Wellness Workshop participants will take the elevator to the 5th floor and follow signs to the workshop<br />

room entrance. Free parking available in the parking lot.<br />

The Guelph Family Health Team’s NEW <strong>January</strong> - June <strong>2023</strong> Wellness Workshop schedule is here!<br />

You can print and view the NEW schedule by visiting our webpage:<br />

www.guelphfht.com/wellness-workshops-and-programs/ OR by clicking HERE<br />

*Please note: the dates/times/locations may change. Keep checking website/email for any updates.<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5


9<br />

First in a series of three talks by the Alzheimer’s Society.<br />

The first talk will be on Tuesday, <strong>January</strong> 31<br />

from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Room 4<br />

RED FLAGS OF DEMENTIA<br />

This talk looks at 10 Warning Signs and possible red flags for dementia.<br />

What to look for in daily life, if you are concerned about<br />

someone’s function or memory, and what next steps might be. There<br />

will be time for questions and handouts will be provided.<br />

GWSA Email Updates<br />

Each month, approximately mid-month, the<br />

Membership and Marketing Committee at the<br />

GWSA sends out the GWSA Email Update. It<br />

highlights a few of the exciting things happening at<br />

the GWSA and important communications from<br />

the Board.<br />

You can subscribe to receive the GWSA Email<br />

Update by completing the steps below:<br />

1. To begin, please send an email to:<br />

subscribe@gwsa-guelph.ca. You can enter<br />

Subscribe in the Subject line, or just skip that<br />

part, it will work either way. In just a few<br />

minutes, you will receive a message with a link.<br />

2. Click on the link you received, fill in the<br />

appropriate fields, and click “Subscribe to List”.<br />

3. To ensure you really want to receive GWSA<br />

Email Updates – and to make sure all emails are<br />

error-free – we’ll send a message asking you to<br />

confirm.<br />

4. Once you respond to the confirmation message,<br />

your registration is complete and you’ll receive<br />

our Welcome Letter.<br />

You can also subscribe using the Email Update<br />

input form at the bottom of any page on the<br />

GWSA website at gwsa-guelph.ca.<br />

You can expect to receive your first GWSA Email<br />

Update approximately mid-month after you sign<br />

up.<br />

You can unsubscribe from the GWSA Email<br />

Updates at any time by clicking on the<br />

“unsubscribe” link that is displayed at the bottom<br />

of every update.<br />

Membership &<br />

Marketing Committee<br />

This graphic by Unknown Author is<br />

licensed under CC BY-ND<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


10<br />

GWSA Group & Activity Reports<br />

ALL Activity Groups require that you MUST have an up-to-date GWSA Membership to participate.<br />

Art in the Hall<br />

Art in the Hall will return! I personally<br />

want to thank Ted Pritchard, who<br />

set high standards when it came to<br />

putting together shows for this venue.<br />

I am not sure I will be able to keep up<br />

those standards, but I will try!<br />

All of the art groups and artisans<br />

will have an opportunity to show off<br />

their wares and offer items for sale if<br />

they wish. A portion of the cost will<br />

go towards the GWSA, and staff at<br />

the cash will be familiar with how to<br />

process these payments and ensure<br />

artists receive their funds, again, if<br />

they wish to sell their creations.<br />

A contract (very similar to the one<br />

Ted used) will be sent out to all<br />

groups to review; it outlines how the<br />

shows will run. I intend to change up<br />

the art monthly and to be present the<br />

second Monday of each month to put<br />

up a new show. Some shows will run<br />

longer and we may have special<br />

presentations, for example, the recent<br />

one I co-ordinated of our late Gloria<br />

Mifsud, an artist who passed away in<br />

March of this year. Her artwork was<br />

showcased and all funds donated to<br />

the GWSA. The show was a huge<br />

success!<br />

I plan on going through the list of<br />

groups alphabetically as presented in<br />

the Sentinel. Please start to think<br />

about the piece you would like to<br />

hang, present and showcase.<br />

Further information will be forwarded<br />

to all groups.<br />

I am truly looking forward to seeing<br />

the hall light up again with wonderful<br />

artistic creations!<br />

Badminton<br />

We are a large club of approximately<br />

100 members playing on a 3-court<br />

gym with beautifully sprung hardwood<br />

floors.<br />

We play at both the Evergreen and<br />

the West End Community Centres up<br />

to 6 days a week, except during July<br />

and August when the WECC is not<br />

available. Please check “GWSA<br />

Group & Activity Contact Information”<br />

or the GWSA online calendar<br />

for times and locations.<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5<br />

Our skill level can be from beginner<br />

to experienced so you may wish to<br />

plan a visit to watch us play before<br />

you apply to join. Application can be<br />

made through the City of Guelph directly<br />

at the Evergreen or WECC or<br />

online at guelph.ca by using the RecEnroll<br />

program to apply.<br />

We typically hold several coaching<br />

clinics as well as some fun tournaments<br />

during our season. We also encourage<br />

folks to stay late on Wednesdays<br />

for smaller group coaching and<br />

practice.<br />

All you need are dedicated indoor<br />

court shoes, proper gym attire, a racket<br />

and a smile to participate. We do<br />

have a few loaner racquets available<br />

and free equipment advice to help you<br />

decide. Please feel free to call me,<br />

Jeff Millard, 519-993-1362.<br />

Book Club 1<br />

Our group meets in the Board Room<br />

on the last Friday of each month from<br />

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For <strong>January</strong>,<br />

our selection is “A Gentleman in<br />

Moscow” by Amor Towles. Our February<br />

selection is “Sunrise by the<br />

Sea” by Jenny Colgan. Monthly fee<br />

is $3.00. At present, we have a waiting<br />

list.<br />

Bridge<br />

GWSA welcomes all Bridge players<br />

with a basic knowledge of the game<br />

to enjoy playing bridge in a friendly<br />

and comfortable environment. We<br />

offer both Recreational and Duplicate<br />

Bridge. No partner? No problem! We<br />

mix and mingle with a room full of<br />

eager players so that everyone has a<br />

partner for any of our regularly scheduled<br />

games.<br />

Bridge-Recreational<br />

Join us for recreational bridge in the<br />

afternoon or evening.<br />

Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 pm Evergreen<br />

Room 3<br />

Thursdays 12:30-3:30 pm Evergreen<br />

Room 3<br />

Bridge-Duplicate<br />

This group is for individuals who<br />

have already taken bridge lessons and<br />

would like to work on improving their<br />

game. Volunteers are on hand to<br />

coach you.<br />

We request you know the Bidding<br />

Basics. We will make you comfortable<br />

playing Duplicate Bridge with<br />

Duplicate Boards and using Bidding<br />

Boxes.<br />

Fridays 9:00-11:30 am, Evergreen<br />

Room 3.<br />

Bunka<br />

Bunka embroidery is created by using<br />

a unique combination of punch needle<br />

and special silk-like rayon thread.<br />

When completed, many pictures resemble<br />

delicately shaded paintings. In<br />

fact, the needle is held and operates in<br />

much the same manner as an artist’s<br />

brush or pencil. We do not teach classes<br />

or have an instructor, so you<br />

should have some experience in the<br />

craft, and members are required to<br />

purchase their own supplies. Every<br />

Wednesday from 9:15 a.m. to noon in<br />

Room 3. Currently there is a wait list.<br />

See Bunkawithflair.com.<br />

Canasta<br />

Come out and join our friendly group<br />

for a game of Canasta. We welcome<br />

all levels of players. If you are new to<br />

the game, we will be glad to teach<br />

you. Join us on Fridays from 9:00 to<br />

11:30 a.m. in Room 3. Contact<br />

canastagwsa@gmail.com for more<br />

information.<br />

Craft Group<br />

The ladies of the Craft Club are very<br />

busy making beautiful articles for our<br />

store. We started in September to<br />

make hats, mitts and scarves to donate<br />

to the needy in December. We have<br />

had a few of the GWSA members<br />

also donating these items so we can<br />

reach as many as possible.<br />

Guelph Wood Carving Club<br />

est. Circa 1986<br />

A well-established wood carving club<br />

of mostly seniors (both men and<br />

(Continued on page 11)


(Continued from page 10)<br />

women) has operated in the Guelph<br />

area for decades.<br />

We do carving in the round, like<br />

cartoon characters, birds and wildlife,<br />

spoons, bowls, etc.<br />

Other carving techniques include<br />

relief carving, marquetry, and pyrography.<br />

Training available.<br />

Meets Monday evening 6:00 pm-<br />

9:00 pm in Evergreen Room 2.<br />

Cribbage<br />

Come on out on a Tuesday afternoon<br />

for a friendly game of Cribbage in<br />

Room 3 of the Evergreen Centre. The<br />

room is open at 12:30 pm and we start<br />

playing at 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome<br />

and we play 8 games, with prizes<br />

at the end of the afternoon. If you<br />

are not sure of how to play, we have<br />

instructors to help.<br />

Line Dancing<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Phyllis Carnochan<br />

(519-836-9415)<br />

Donna Holmes (519-831-0943)<br />

Monday Classes<br />

9:15 to 9:30 am - Line Dance Step<br />

Tutorial (brief review of steps)<br />

9:30 to 10:30 am – Beginners<br />

(Beyond the Basics)<br />

10:45 to 11:45 am - Intermediate<br />

(Are you up for a challenge?)<br />

Thursday Classes<br />

1:00 to 2:00 pm - Introduction to Line<br />

Dancing (No experience needed)<br />

2:15 to 3:15 pm – Beginners<br />

(Beyond the Basics)<br />

The cost is $2.00 each time you<br />

come. Sign up for line dancing at 519-<br />

822-1260 ext. 2694.<br />

Mah Jongg<br />

Mah Jongg has started up again in<br />

Room 4 on Mondays from 2:30-4:30<br />

p.m. except the last Monday of the<br />

month when it will be in the Dining<br />

Room. It is a game played with tiles,<br />

similar to dominoes. Instruction is<br />

available for those who don’t know<br />

how to play.<br />

Into Focus Photography<br />

We are a friendly group of amateur<br />

photographers with equipment ranging<br />

from mobile phones and point-and<br />

-shoot cameras to fancy DSLR models.<br />

We share a common interest in<br />

photography as a hobby and we learn<br />

from each other. New members are<br />

always welcome. Our regular meetings<br />

are on the last Monday of every<br />

month in Room 4.<br />

If you are interested in joining, contact<br />

Stu McCannell<br />

(smccannell@rogers.com).<br />

Pickleball<br />

Pickleball is a sport in which four<br />

players use solid paddles made of<br />

wood or composite materials to hit a<br />

perforated polymer ball over a net.<br />

The sport shares features of other racquet<br />

sports: the dimensions and layout<br />

of a badminton court and a net and<br />

rules similar to tennis, with a few<br />

modifications.<br />

This sport is for people of all<br />

ages who are looking for some fun,<br />

laughter, socialization and exercise.<br />

It’s easy to learn, but can be challenging<br />

for those with a competitive nature.<br />

All levels of skill invited. Pickleball<br />

equipment is provided.<br />

Shuffleboard<br />

Come on out and join our group. Enjoy<br />

some gentle exercise, friendship<br />

and fun. Membership is available to<br />

all paid-up GWSA members for a $10<br />

fee every six months. Register the<br />

first time you play. Beginners are<br />

welcome and instruction is available.<br />

The group plays Tuesdays and<br />

Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.<br />

Silver Strummers<br />

The ukulele orchestra is an unqualified<br />

success story! There are now<br />

30 individuals who have joined the<br />

Silver Strummers. We welcome ALL<br />

skill levels, beginner through advanced!<br />

We will provide you with all<br />

the information you will need to get<br />

started. If you would like to try the<br />

universally accessible and friendly<br />

instrument of the ukulele, please contact<br />

Eva Quan 519-820-1032.<br />

Silvertones<br />

The Silvertones members practice<br />

weekly in Room 3 on Fridays from 2<br />

to 3 p.m.. We do have a few openings<br />

so please contact Doreen Muir @ 519<br />

-831-8323 if you would like to join<br />

our choir or would like more information.<br />

Rug Hooking<br />

We have been gathering as a group of<br />

11<br />

rug hookers at the Evergreen Centre<br />

since February 2022. Traditional rug<br />

hooking is both art and a craft. Many<br />

beautiful and unique items are made<br />

by pulling loops of fabric or yarn<br />

through a stiff, woven base such as<br />

burlap or linen. It is enjoyable, fun<br />

and a very social hobby. Beginners<br />

are welcome and we will help you get<br />

started. The Rug Hooking Group<br />

meets on Tuesday afternoon, 12-4, in<br />

Room 2.<br />

CONTACT: Kathy McCallum, 226<br />

-821-1331. Email:<br />

kamccallum28@gmail.com<br />

Skiing<br />

For the <strong>2023</strong> ski season, it costs<br />

$10.00 plus HST to join the Ski Club.<br />

You register and pay for the Downhill<br />

Ski Club at the front desk of the Evergreen<br />

Centre. It helps to own a 5-7<br />

Pass purchased from Blue Mountain<br />

well before the start of the ski season.<br />

Every Monday, we carpool by meeting<br />

at the lower Evergreen Parking<br />

Lot by the Enabling Garden at 8:00<br />

am, drive to Blue Mountain, and return<br />

to Guelph by 6:00 pm. Contact<br />

Bob Shearer 519-831-4093 for Ski<br />

Club information.<br />

Evergreen Snooker Club<br />

The Evergreen Snooker Club is composed<br />

of a group of active, friendly<br />

players with skill levels covering the<br />

full spectrum from learner/beginner to<br />

accomplished player. If you are interested<br />

in learning the game, or have<br />

played in the past and want to get<br />

back into it, please drop by the<br />

Snooker Room. You will be assured a<br />

warm welcome and a place to try your<br />

hand at one of our three tables. The<br />

Snooker Room is open weekdays between<br />

9:00 am and 4:00 pm and any<br />

other time the Evergreen Centre may<br />

be open.<br />

The primary focus of the club is to<br />

have fun, build friendships and socialize.<br />

Your snooker skill level is irrelevant,<br />

so don’t feel intimidated if you<br />

are a beginner. Prospective members<br />

may visit the club room up to three<br />

times without charge to help with<br />

their decision on whether to join.<br />

While most of the current members<br />

are men, there is a small group of<br />

women who play regularly (typically<br />

on Tuesday mornings), so ladies,<br />

(Continued on page 12)<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


12<br />

(Continued from page 11)<br />

don’t be shy, give it a try.<br />

Membership is available to all paidup<br />

members of the GWSA on payment<br />

of the prescribed annual snooker<br />

activity fee. The current fee of $70<br />

(plus tax) buys you access to the<br />

Snooker Room any time it is open and<br />

to all the snooker you care to play.<br />

Texas Hold ’Em<br />

Why not come out and have fun with<br />

us? We are averaging about 16 players<br />

a week. We are situated in the<br />

Dining Room. We charge $2 per week<br />

and pretty well all of that goes back to<br />

the GWSA. We play Tuesdays from<br />

6:30 to 8:30 pm.<br />

Each player starts off with $500 in<br />

real casino chips, and, as we do not<br />

play for money, we work on a point<br />

system. The one with the most points<br />

each week is the winner. We play until<br />

there is only one player left or 8:30<br />

pm comes, whichever is first.<br />

We will gladly teach anyone who is<br />

interested in playing. Just follow the<br />

laughter to find us. We welcome everyone<br />

who wants to play and enjoys<br />

company.<br />

We have quite a few ladies playing<br />

at present and would always welcome<br />

more. We do not want to become a<br />

men’s club! Remember, you have to<br />

be a member of the GWSA to play.<br />

Walking Club (Indoors)<br />

A Pilot Project has been set up between<br />

the GWSA and the City to allow<br />

GWSA members to walk indoors<br />

this winter at the Guelph Sports Dome<br />

on College Avenue.<br />

You can register for the Walking<br />

Club’s 2022-<strong>2023</strong> winter walking season<br />

online through RecEnroll or at the<br />

front desk of the Evergreen Centre.<br />

There is no fee for this pilot project<br />

but you must be an active member of<br />

the GWSA.<br />

We will be walking Wednesday<br />

mornings from 10:45 am to 11:45 am<br />

at the Guelph Sports Dome (375 College<br />

Ave West). We recommend that<br />

you be there around 10:30, to hang up<br />

your coat and change to indoor shoes.<br />

No outdoor shoes are allowed on the<br />

turf surface.<br />

If you are interested in helping with<br />

this group or would like any additional<br />

information, please contact<br />

walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com.<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5<br />

Watercolour Painters<br />

The Evergreen Watercolour Painters<br />

provides an opportunity for watercolour<br />

painters to practise their hobby<br />

along with others sharing the same<br />

interest, while encouraging one another<br />

and receiving information, ideas<br />

and inspiration. While we do not offer<br />

classes or lessons, we welcome accomplished<br />

watercolour painters.<br />

There is a small annual membership<br />

fee and membership with the GWSA<br />

is required. We meet in Room 2 from<br />

12:30 to 4 p.m. on the 1st and 5th<br />

Wednesday of the month, and from 9<br />

a.m. to 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday.<br />

Woven Words<br />

“If you wait for inspiration before you<br />

write, you’re not a writer, you’re a<br />

waiter”- Dan Poynter<br />

Using the book “Your Story, Well<br />

Told” by Corey Rosen (available<br />

through Amazon) as a foundation, we<br />

will explore numerous aspects of storytelling<br />

through discussion examples<br />

and exercises.<br />

We will weave our own stories<br />

based on a technique we choose,<br />

share, rehearse, and finally present<br />

during the last class of each month.<br />

Using the Goldilocks approach, not<br />

too much, not too little, but just right,<br />

we will learn to water ‘n’ weed, as our<br />

project captures a blossom which truly<br />

represents the story we wish to<br />

share. The only suggested equipment<br />

is a journal to jot notes and ideas.<br />

Once we feel comfortable with traditional<br />

storytelling, we will discuss<br />

expansion to Storytelling Plus. This<br />

involves storytelling with props, draw<br />

and tell, feltboard, cut and tell, music,<br />

movement, puppets, etc. We are only<br />

limited by our imagination! Mondays<br />

10-11 a.m. in Room 4.<br />

Writers Club<br />

If you enjoy the power of the pen,<br />

come join the Writers Club. We can<br />

toss around ideas and topics to get the<br />

creative juices flowing. Then let’s<br />

share the resulting written shape for<br />

constructive comments, while enjoying<br />

the company of others. Please feel<br />

welcome to join the journey. We will<br />

meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of<br />

the month in the Board Room, from 1<br />

-3 p.m. There is a weekly fee of $2 for<br />

the GWSA. Contact Susan Jackson<br />

519-265-3246.<br />

Writing Your Life Story<br />

This new Activity Group has gotten<br />

off to a good start with 12+ members.<br />

All are conscientiously following the<br />

suggestions of the facilitator, as steps<br />

towards producing a document that<br />

can be shared with children, grandchildren<br />

and other interested people.<br />

Each week there is an assignment to<br />

create a story relating to your life experience.<br />

The story is then shared<br />

with others in the group. We have<br />

already learned that no one’s life is<br />

“boring”! Space is limited due to<br />

room size, but we can accept a few<br />

more members. We meet on Thursdays<br />

at 1:30 pm in the Board Room. If<br />

you are interested, come and check us<br />

out! Contact Jennifer Blackie at 519-<br />

824-7204 or<br />

jblackie@bell.net for more information.<br />

Seniors Mixed Volleyball<br />

Thursday mornings at the West End<br />

from 10:30 a.m. - noon.<br />

$60 for the season, September to<br />

June.<br />

Must have some mobility and hand/<br />

eye co-ordination.<br />

Any questions or concerns, please<br />

contact: Co-ordinator<br />

Johanna van Boxtel, 416-579-7143<br />

Johannavanboxtel60@gmail.com.


GWSA Groups & Activities Contact Information<br />

You may be required to show your up-to-date GWSA membership card at any activity.<br />

Art In The Hall<br />

Kim Taylor<br />

(kdillonrose@gmail.com)<br />

Art Studio In 2<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Nora Kelly norakelly1@hotmail.com<br />

Every 2 nd & 4 th Wed. 1-4 pm<br />

Badminton<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Jeff Millard (519-993-1362)<br />

Tues. 7-9:30 pm<br />

Thurs. & Fri. 10:30 am-1 pm,<br />

Sun. 1:30-3:30 pm<br />

Mon. & Wed. 1-4 pm (WECC)<br />

No play at WECC July & August<br />

Casual Bicycling<br />

Various Locations in and<br />

around Guelph<br />

John Ness jolyness4952@gmail.com<br />

Wed. - May 1-Oct. 31 - 9:00 am-noon<br />

Bunka Art Group<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

Diane Barber (519-763-2996)<br />

designbunny@rogers.com<br />

Wednesdays - 9:15 am-noon<br />

Canoe Club<br />

John Ness (519-994-8611)<br />

canoeclubmembership@gmail.com<br />

Thursdays 9 am-noon<br />

Chess Club<br />

Board Room<br />

Bruce Hurst (519-831-4340)<br />

bfhurst80@hotmail.com<br />

2nd & 4th Fridays – 10 am-12 pm<br />

Computer Club<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

Ross Knechtel (226-706-4058)<br />

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)<br />

<strong>January</strong>, March, May<br />

2nd Monday - 7:00-9:00 pm<br />

13<br />

Bid Euchre on Thursdays<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Phyllis Goodhew<br />

(phyllisgoodhew@gmail.com)<br />

Thursdays 1 pm-4 pm<br />

Book Club 1<br />

Board Room<br />

Veronica Sanche (519-767-9991)<br />

Last Friday of month - 1-2:30 pm<br />

Book Club 2<br />

Board Room<br />

Christine Trimble (519-823-2086)<br />

2nd Friday of month - 1-3:30 pm<br />

Bridge - Recreational<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

gwsa.bridge@gmail.com<br />

Tuesdays - 6:30-9:00 pm<br />

Thursdays - 12:30-3:30 pm<br />

Bridge - Duplicate<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

2paulinesmith@gmail.com<br />

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am<br />

Computer Mentoring<br />

Ken Chupa (519-829-2476)<br />

Computer Lab<br />

Computer mentoring is a drop-in program.<br />

No appointment necessary.<br />

Computer mentoring is offered every Monday<br />

(except when the Centre is closed)<br />

from 1:00 to 3:00 pm<br />

Canasta<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

canastagwsa@gmail.com<br />

Fridays - 9:00-11:30 am<br />

Craft Club<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Judy Montgomery (519-824-8047)<br />

Fridays - 8:30 am-1:30 pm<br />

Cribbage<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

Elaine Miller (ermiller35@gmail.com)<br />

Tuesdays 12:30 pm-4 pm<br />

Diabetes Support Group<br />

Room 3<br />

2nd Tuesday – 11 am -12 pm<br />

(Continued on page 14)<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


14<br />

(Continued from page 13)<br />

4th Tuesday – 10 am -12 pm<br />

Bill MacDonald (519-400-0950)<br />

cbmacdonald@rogers.com<br />

Euchre on Monday<br />

Evergreen Room 3<br />

Earl Mead (lemead41@outlook.com)<br />

Mondays - 1:00-3:00 pm<br />

Euchre on Friday<br />

Evergreen Room 4<br />

Peter Smith (519-217-8986)<br />

Fridays - 1:00-4:00 pm<br />

Golf<br />

Tom Kane (519-827-1475)<br />

Mondays, May to September<br />

Into Focus Photography<br />

Evergreen Room 4<br />

Stu McCannell (smccannell@rogers.com)<br />

last Monday of every month—2:30-5 pm<br />

$24.00 a year<br />

Line Dancing<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Phyllis (519-836-9415)<br />

Donna (519-831-0943)<br />

Mondays – 9:15 to noon<br />

Thursdays – 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.<br />

Mah Jongg<br />

Evergreen Room 4<br />

Gladys Robson 519-993-5398<br />

Mondays - 2:30-4:30 p.m.<br />

Last Mon. of the month Dining Rm.<br />

Peer Learning<br />

Barb McLeod (519-823-2531)<br />

Andrew Webb (226-500-4755)<br />

Sessions in September 2022<br />

Pickleball<br />

Rudy Simon<br />

gwsapickleball@gmail.com<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Monday 12:15 – 3 p.m.<br />

Tuesday 8:30 am – 12:30 p.m.<br />

Wednesday 8:30 – 10:00 am<br />

Thursday 8:30 - 10:30 am<br />

Friday 8:30 – 10:30 am and 1 – 4 pm<br />

Sunday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm<br />

West End Comm. Centre<br />

Tues. - noon-4:00 pm (advanced play)<br />

Thurs. - 1:00-5:00 pm (advanced play)<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5<br />

Quilting<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Beryl Drohan (519-827-0120)<br />

Mondays - 12:30-4:00 pm<br />

Rug Hooking<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Kathy McCallum<br />

kamccallum28@gmail.com<br />

Tuesdays 12-4 pm<br />

Shuffleboard<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Elaine Bigam (519-824-6498)<br />

elainebigam@gmail.com<br />

Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 1-3 pm<br />

Silver Strummers<br />

Room 3<br />

Eva Quan 519-820-1032<br />

Fridays - Beginners 12-1 pm<br />

Experienced 1-2 pm<br />

Silvertones Choir<br />

Room 3<br />

President: Sandy Rea<br />

Membership Enquiries:<br />

Doreen Muir (519-831-8323)<br />

Co-Director/Accompanist: Andrea LeBlanc<br />

Co-Director/Accompanist: Joanna Wegman<br />

Fridays 2-3 pm<br />

Ski Club<br />

Evergreen Parking Lot by<br />

The Enabling Garden<br />

Bob Shearer 519-831-4093<br />

bob.shearer@xplornet.ca<br />

Mondays from <strong>January</strong> to the end of March<br />

8:00 am car pool at Evergreen to Blue Mountain<br />

6:00 pm return to Evergreen<br />

Evergreen Snooker Club<br />

Evergreen Snooker Room<br />

Nick Harris (519-836-4547)<br />

Daily - 9:00 am-4:00 pm<br />

Table Tennis<br />

Evergreen Auditorium<br />

Petr Vales (ttguelph@outlook.com)<br />

Evergreen:<br />

Monday - 3-6:15 pm<br />

Wednesday - 10 am-1 pm<br />

Saturday - 9:00 am-12:00 noon<br />

West End: Friday - 1:00-4:00 pm<br />

(WECC - except July/August)


15<br />

(Continued from page 14)<br />

Texas Hold ’Em Poker<br />

Bistro 683<br />

Paul Phillips (416-996-2112)<br />

Bruno Szafran (519-823-2317)<br />

Tuesdays - 6:30-8:30 pm<br />

Walking Club<br />

Meeting day: Wednesdays, November to March<br />

Time: arrive at 10:30 am,<br />

walking from 10:45 am to 11:45 am<br />

Location: Guelph Sports Dome<br />

(375 College Ave West)<br />

Club Contacts: walkingclubgwsa@gmail.com<br />

FREE for GWSA members<br />

(pilot project 2022-<strong>2023</strong> season)<br />

Watercolour Painters Club<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Mary Mulholland (519-836-4889)<br />

watercolourclub@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

1st and 5th Wednesday of the month - 12:30-4 pm<br />

Third Wednesday - 9 am to 4 pm<br />

Membership $30/yr + hst<br />

West End Art Group<br />

Rm 2 West End Comm. Centre<br />

Nancy Baker (519-822-6653)<br />

Tuesdays - 12:30-4:00 pm<br />

September – June<br />

Membership $10/yr + hst<br />

West Hills Art Group<br />

Rm 2 West End Comm. Centre<br />

Dale Vardy (519-823-5746)<br />

bdvardy@rogers.com<br />

September - June<br />

Thursdays - noon-4:00 pm<br />

Membership $25.00 + hst<br />

Wood Carving Group<br />

Evergreen Room 2<br />

Ken Fugler (fugler@rogers.com)<br />

Monday – 6-9 pm<br />

Woven Words<br />

Room 4<br />

Ellen & Gordon Webb (519.835.7153)<br />

ellenandgordon@yahoo.ca<br />

Mondays – 10-11 am<br />

Writers Club<br />

Board Room<br />

Susan Jackson (519-265-3246)<br />

susan.guelph@yahoo.ca<br />

1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-3 p.m.<br />

Writing Your Life Story<br />

Board Room<br />

Jennifer Blackie<br />

519-824-7204<br />

jblackie@bell.net<br />

Thursdays 1:30-3:30 pm<br />

Seniors Mixed Volleyball<br />

West End<br />

Johanna van Boxtel, 416-579-7143<br />

Johannavanboxtel60@gmail.com<br />

Thursday 10:30 a.m. - noon<br />

$60 for the season, September to June<br />

LEARN<br />

TO CURL!!!<br />

Canasta is Back!<br />

Come out and join our friendly group<br />

for a game of Canasta. We welcome all<br />

levels of players. If you are new to the<br />

game, we will be glad to teach you.<br />

Join us on Fridays from<br />

9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 3.<br />

Contact canastagwsa@gmail.com for<br />

more information.<br />

GWSA has partnered<br />

with the Guelph Curling<br />

Club (just up the street)<br />

to provide our members<br />

with an opportunity to<br />

learn this fabulous game. Come on out!!<br />

WHEN: Every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.<br />

beginning <strong>January</strong> 5, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

COST: $10 for 2 hours of fun and friendships.<br />

Seasoned curlers provide lessons, Club provides<br />

equipment.<br />

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA-NC<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


16<br />

Solutions on pg. 28<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5


17<br />

SPECIAL BIRTHDAYS<br />

OF NOTE<br />

“Our Young Seniors”<br />

‘We’re not over the hill; we’re just<br />

gaining speed!’<br />

Carol Kelly - November 29 (80)<br />

Charmaine Nolte - <strong>January</strong> 30 (87)<br />

SPECIAL WEDDING<br />

ANNIVERSARIES<br />

If you have a birthday or anniversary<br />

that you would like to include in the<br />

Sentinel, please let us know the month<br />

before.<br />

This column is NOT done automatically.<br />

We DON’T have access to your<br />

personal information.<br />

“Passages”<br />

We would like to convey our condolences<br />

to Association Members and their Families<br />

Webb, Eileen passed away on Sunday, November<br />

20, 2022, at the age of 93. She was a long-time<br />

GWSA member and volunteer.<br />

Crane, Audrey passed away on Friday, November<br />

18, 2022, in her 98th year. She was a long-time<br />

GWSA member.<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


2<br />

Clubs and Drop-In Activities JANUARY <strong>2023</strong><br />

R Register W West End Community Centre P Riverside Park Picnic Shelter<br />

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday<br />

CLOSED<br />

Happy<br />

New Year<br />

9<br />

9:15-9:30a Line Dance Tuto.<br />

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

10-11a Woven Words<br />

10:45-11:45a Intermediate<br />

Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg<br />

3-6:15p Table Tennis<br />

6-9p Carving Club<br />

16<br />

9:15-9:30a Line Dance Tuto.<br />

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

10-11a Woven Words<br />

10:45-11:45a Intermediate<br />

Line Dancing<br />

3<br />

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball<br />

12-4p Pickleball W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

12:30-4p West End Arts W<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold<br />

‘Em Poker<br />

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

10<br />

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball<br />

12-4p Pickleball W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

12:30-4p West End Arts W<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold<br />

‘Em Poker<br />

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

17<br />

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball<br />

11a-12p Diabetes Support<br />

12-4p Pickleball W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

12:30-4p West End Arts W<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

4<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

9:15a-12p Bunka<br />

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

10:45-11:45a Walking Club<br />

-Guelph Sports Dome<br />

12:30-4p Watercolour Painters<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-3p Writers Club<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

2p BINGO<br />

11<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

9:15a-12p Bunka<br />

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

10:45-11:45a Walking Club<br />

-Guelph Sports Dome<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-3p Writers Club<br />

1-4p Art Studio in 2<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

2p BINGO<br />

18<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

9a-4p Watercolour Painters<br />

9:15a-12p Bunka<br />

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

10:45-11:45a Walking Club<br />

-Guelph Sports Dome<br />

5<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

10:30a-12p Volleyball W<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-4p West Hills Arts W<br />

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge<br />

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing<br />

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W<br />

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life<br />

Story<br />

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

12<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

10:30a-12p Volleyball W<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-4p West Hills Arts W<br />

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge<br />

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing<br />

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W<br />

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life<br />

Story<br />

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

19<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

10:30a-12p Volleyball W<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-4p West Hills Arts W<br />

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge<br />

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing<br />

6<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

8:30a-1:30p Crafts<br />

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.<br />

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.<br />

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

13<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

8:30a-1:30p Crafts<br />

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge<br />

10a-12p Chess<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.<br />

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.<br />

1-3:30p Book Club 2<br />

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

20<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

8:30a-1:30p Crafts<br />

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.<br />

18<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5


12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg<br />

3-6:15p Table Tennis<br />

6-9p Carving Club<br />

23<br />

9:15-9:30a Line Dance Tuto.<br />

9:30-10:30a Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

10-11a Woven Words<br />

10:45-11:45a Intermediate<br />

Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg<br />

3-6:15p Table Tennis<br />

6-9p Carving Club<br />

30<br />

9:15-9:30a Line Dance Tuto.<br />

9:30-10:30a Begin. Line Dance<br />

10-11a Woven Words<br />

10:45-11:45a Intermediate<br />

Line Dancing<br />

12:15-3p Pickleball<br />

12:30-4p Quilting<br />

1-3p Euchre<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

2:30-4:30p Mah Jongg<br />

2:30-5p Into Focus Photog.<br />

3-6:15p Table Tennis<br />

6-9p Carving Club<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold<br />

‘Em Poker<br />

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

24<br />

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball<br />

12-4p Pickleball W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

12:30-4p West End Arts W<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold<br />

‘Em Poker<br />

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

31<br />

8:30a-12:30p Pickleball<br />

10a-12p Diabetes Support<br />

12-4p Pickleball W<br />

12-4p Rug Hooking<br />

12:30-4p Cribbage<br />

12:30-4p West End Arts W<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

6:30-8:30p Texas Hold<br />

‘Em Poker<br />

6:30-9p Rec. Bridge<br />

7-9:30p Badminton<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

2p BINGO<br />

25<br />

8:30-10a Pickleball<br />

9:15a-12p Bunka<br />

10a-1p Table Tennis<br />

10:45-11:45a Walking Club<br />

-Guelph Sports Dome<br />

1-3p Shuffleboard<br />

1-3p Writers Club<br />

1-4p Art Studio in 2<br />

1-4p Badminton W<br />

2p BINGO<br />

Weekend Activities<br />

Saturday<br />

9a-12p Table Tennis<br />

Sunday<br />

8:30a-1:30p Pickleball<br />

1:30-3:30p Badminton<br />

DANCE JAN. 28<br />

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W<br />

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life<br />

Story<br />

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

26<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

10:30a-12p Volleyball W<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-4p West Hills Arts W<br />

12:30-3:30p Rec. Bridge<br />

1-2p Intro to Line Dancing<br />

1-4p Bid Euchre<br />

1-5p Pickleball (advanced) W<br />

1:30-3:30p Writing Your Life<br />

Story<br />

2:15-3:15p Beginners Line<br />

Dancing<br />

Everyday Activities<br />

Snooker—9a-4p<br />

Book Nook—<br />

Mon-Fri – 10a-4p<br />

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.<br />

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

27<br />

8:30-10:30a Pickleball<br />

8:30a-1:30p Crafts<br />

9-11:30a Canasta<br />

9-11:30a Duplicate Bridge<br />

10a-12p Chess<br />

10:30a-1p Badminton<br />

12-1p Silver Strummers Beg.<br />

1-2p Silver Strummers Exp.<br />

1-2:30p Book Club 1<br />

1-4p Euchre<br />

1-4p Pickleball<br />

1-4p Table Tennis W<br />

2-3p Silvertones<br />

19<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


20<br />

PHONE, TEXT, AND EMAIL<br />

SCAM TACTICS ARE GETTING<br />

MORE AGGRESSIVE<br />

high they’ll have no idea what you are talking about<br />

because the call you received was from a scammer<br />

trying to gain access to your computer — and your<br />

personal information.<br />

Scammers are calling peoples’ home phones and<br />

smart phones (even using text messages) and they<br />

are getting increasingly aggressive.<br />

Among the common ruses are claims of being with<br />

the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA). Callers<br />

request personal information such as a social<br />

insurance number or credit card number in order to<br />

process a refund. A disturbing trend has been callers<br />

who use threats and stern language, claiming that<br />

their victim owes money to the government and must<br />

pay immediately or they will be arrested.<br />

In some cases, the scammers are even able to spoof<br />

phone numbers so it appears as though they are<br />

calling from a legitimate number. Be skeptical!<br />

The CRA doesn’t call and demand Canadians<br />

withdraw money immediately to pay off tax<br />

assessments (the agency suggests contacting them<br />

directly if you receive a call of this nature).<br />

Real companies and government agencies don’t<br />

demand payment in gift cards<br />

Scammers can run into <strong>issue</strong>s where banks and<br />

credit card companies stop payments on their<br />

extortion attempts if the victim catches on quickly<br />

enough. So some have turned to demanding payment<br />

via gift cards or crypto currency instead. That in<br />

itself is a huge warning sign that you are dealing<br />

with a scammer: no retailer, support company, or<br />

government agency is going to call you up and ask<br />

you to pay a fee using gift cards or Bitcoin.<br />

Tech support won’t call you out of the blue<br />

If you get a call from someone claiming to be from<br />

technical support — Apple, Microsoft, Geek Squad,<br />

your cellular provider, or whatever — this is almost<br />

undoubtedly a scammer. Unless you previously<br />

placed a call looking for help and follow-up was<br />

promised, you are not going to get a call out of the<br />

blue from any tech support staff. These companies<br />

do not randomly need remote access to your<br />

computer to scan it for viruses, and they do not need<br />

to check to see if it needs a system upgrade, so don’t<br />

give them access. Admittedly, the scammers can be<br />

convincing, often leading with questions that ring of<br />

truth. For example, they might ask if you’ve noticed<br />

a recent slowdown in your internet performance —<br />

don’t fall for it.<br />

If you think for some reason that the call might be<br />

legitimate, hang up, then call the company back at its<br />

official phone number listed on their website and ask<br />

if there is an open ticket for your name. Odds are<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5<br />

E-mail extortion<br />

Another recent tactic used by scammers is a con<br />

that takes advantage of several trends: celebrity<br />

smartphone hacking and a general distrust of smart<br />

or connected devices. The ruse usually goes along<br />

the lines of the scammer claiming to have hacked a<br />

computer webcam to record compromising video of<br />

the victim. Perhaps instead, they claim to have<br />

access to records showing visits to questionable<br />

websites. The victim is told to make a payment<br />

(often in Bitcoin) immediately or the embarrassing<br />

info will be released to the public, or to their<br />

family.<br />

In the vast majority of cases, the claims are false.<br />

Without compromising a computer via malware,<br />

gaining access to its webcam or browsing history is<br />

rare. If you are concerned, make sure your devices<br />

are protected with security software, and consider<br />

a webcam cover that physically blocks the lens<br />

when not in use.<br />

Protect yourself and your family from phishing<br />

Phishing is one of the biggest security <strong>issue</strong>s, and<br />

the criminals running these schemes are getting more<br />

sophisticated. Phishing is an attempt to trick you into<br />

revealing confidential information, to download<br />

malware, or to visit a website where your computer<br />

will be attacked.<br />

To protect yourself and your family from phishing<br />

attacks, there are several key strategies to follow.<br />

The first is to take a deep breath and take your time.<br />

One of the primary methods used is to give a sense<br />

of urgency. Your account is about to be shut down!<br />

That is designed to trick you into acting quickly,<br />

without thinking. However, if there is something<br />

truly urgent, your bank, ISP or the CRA are not<br />

going to send you an e-mail directing you to take<br />

immediate action.<br />

Make sure that you don’t act right away on any<br />

e-mail and make sure your family members know<br />

not to do so.<br />

Once that moment of panic passes, a close<br />

examination of the e-mail will almost always reveal<br />

hints of its sinister purpose. For example, the sender<br />

is often a clearly unofficial account. The e-mail will<br />

address you in a general term, such as “dear<br />

customer.” There are often typos (although they have<br />

been improving on this front). There is always a link<br />

to click or an attachment to download. Don’t do it.<br />

(Continued on page 21)


(Continued from page 20)<br />

If you have any concern the e-mail might be<br />

legitimate, call the company or agency who<br />

supposedly sent it.<br />

A recent e-mail I received from “Apple”:<br />

• It was in my SPAM folder. Your e-mail client’s<br />

SPAM filtering capabilities are far from perfect,<br />

but they are a first line of defense. Finding this<br />

seemingly important e-mail in my SPAM folder<br />

is an immediate red flag to use caution.<br />

• The subject is “important message” which is<br />

pushing the fear button. A legitimate e-mail from<br />

Apple Support will have an actual, specific <strong>issue</strong><br />

in that subject, such as “Your Apple ID was used<br />

to sign into iCloud via a new computer.”<br />

• The e-mail is addressed to “Recipients” instead<br />

of to the e-mail address registered to my Apple<br />

account. This is a big clue that this is a mass<br />

mailing, not something sent specifically to me.<br />

• The sender is identified as “Apple Support” but<br />

look at their e-mail address. This is probably the<br />

single biggest giveaway. Do you suppose Apple<br />

is sending official e-mails using the account<br />

teg@inv.com?<br />

• The greeting starts with “Dear Customer” instead<br />

of my name. Apple includes customer names to<br />

add a personal touch, but also to show it’s not a<br />

phishing e-mail.<br />

• The text has no spelling errors, but the e-mail is<br />

rambling, lacks punctuation and repeatedly uses<br />

the word “Apple” in an attempt to sound more<br />

official.<br />

• The final big giveaway - and the point of this<br />

entire phishing e-mail - is the instruction to click<br />

on a link to “restore the account.” Blindly click<br />

that link and the trouble begins.<br />

Apple will sometimes send legitimate e-mails with<br />

instructions to go to a website; however, Apple will<br />

spell the link out so you can see exactly where you’re<br />

being directed. The last such e-mail I received from<br />

them directed me to go to https://appleid.apple.com,<br />

a destination that is clearly going to Apple’s domain.<br />

This example of a phishing e-mail is disguised to<br />

look as though it came from Apple, but there are<br />

many variations on the theme. You’ll likely receive<br />

similar e-mails allegedly sent by other companies,<br />

your ISP, your bank, and government agencies. Use<br />

extreme caution to avoid being scammed.<br />

Be prepared for text message scams and other<br />

new tactics<br />

Scammers are constantly changing their tactics. As<br />

people become more aware of the risks of email<br />

phishing, criminals change their approach. Recent<br />

developments include sending fraudulent text<br />

messages; for example, you might receive a text<br />

message claiming there is a billing problem with<br />

your Netflix account or other service, asking you to<br />

click on a link to fix the problem immediately or else<br />

the service will discontinue. Obviously, the goal is to<br />

get some personal information from you, especially<br />

payment information. Don’t be fooled!<br />

The key to staying safe is to watch for the warning<br />

flags (the sense of urgency will almost always be<br />

there), and use scepticism. Don’t click a link that a<br />

stranger sends to you; google the actual service to get<br />

the real e-mail or customer support phone number.<br />

Resources are available to help<br />

The common factor in almost all of these scams is<br />

fear. Fear of consequences, fear of losing money,<br />

fear of embarrassment, and - rather ironically - fear<br />

of being the victim of a scam. To the point where the<br />

victim is so worried that they will either give<br />

someone remote access to their computer in order to<br />

“secure” it, or pay them money outright for fear they<br />

are going to be investigated, audited or even arrested.<br />

You should be cautious whenever an agency<br />

reaches out to you for personal information or a<br />

payment of any kind. If you’re suspicious of a phone<br />

call, ordinary mail, or e-mail, take some time to think<br />

it through. You can find the customer service contact<br />

information of any agency or business using the<br />

internet. Also, you can check with the Canadian<br />

Anti-Fraud Centre, an excellent resource from the<br />

government of Canada. If you’re worried your<br />

computer may have been hacked or infected, scan it<br />

with anti-virus software, or bring it to a computer<br />

service shop like Staples or Best Buy for an<br />

examination.<br />

Above all, stay informed, be wary, protect your<br />

devices, and don’t panic. When you act calmly and<br />

without panic, the scammers almost always lose -<br />

and you stay safe!<br />

This article was provided by Best Buy’s Geek Squad<br />

21<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


22<br />

Wellington Foot Clinic<br />

Professional Footcare & Custom Foot Orthotics<br />

Jessica K. Mann<br />

Registered Chiropodist / Foot Specialist<br />

Professional, Safe Treatment of a Variety of Foot Conditions<br />

- Nail Disorders, Corns, Callus, Warts, Ingrown Toenails & much more<br />

- Custom Foot Orthotics<br />

- Covered by most extended health insurance providers<br />

- No referral needed!!! Free parking<br />

- Morning, Evening and Saturday Appointments Available<br />

3 – 245 Edinburgh Rd S. (enter off Municipal or Edinburgh)<br />

519-546-3737 wellfoot@outlook.com<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5


23<br />

BINGO - WEDNESDAYS STARTING AT 2 P.M.<br />

Come out and join the fun - win prizes!<br />

$15.00 per book. First Come, First Served - Room 4<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


24<br />

JANUARY 28<br />

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

683 Woolwich St., Guelph<br />

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, <strong>2023</strong><br />

(Upcoming Dances: February 18, March 18 & April 29)<br />

7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.<br />

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.<br />

Dance to the music of DJ Rob Martine<br />

Tickets are $15.00 each (non-refundable)<br />

Tickets may be purchased at the door. Tickets may also be purchased in advance<br />

by phoning 519-837-5699 or in person at any City of Guelph Recreational<br />

Facility, such as: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, Victoria Road<br />

Recreational Centre, West End Community Centre.<br />

To reserve a group table, call Margaret Waldron at 519-836-8534<br />

Or email me at dances@gwsa-guelph.ca<br />

See website: https://gwsa-guelph.ca/Saturday-social-dances/<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5


25<br />

INCOME TAX CLINIC<br />

I will be back in <strong>2023</strong> doing income<br />

taxes clinics at the Evergreen. Dates to<br />

be determine. For more details see the<br />

February <strong>2023</strong> Sentinel.<br />

Cost: $55 for seniors.<br />

Sharon Lamers<br />

Do your houseplants need help? Going on vacation<br />

and need your plants to be watered by a reliable<br />

person?<br />

Overwhelmed with the thought of repotting and don’t<br />

know where to start?<br />

I will come to your home and instruct you on how to<br />

rejuvenate and manage your plant collection. Too<br />

much work and no time? Then have me do it for you.<br />

Set up a consultation date and time.<br />

$25 for initial visit.<br />

Got questions? I will do my best to assist you.<br />

Colleen Simmons, 519-429-4634<br />

upinatree123@gmail.com<br />

The Wood Carving Club had their Christmas Party on December 5th and showed off<br />

some of their creative carving projects.<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


26<br />

NIGHT NOISE<br />

by Susan Jackson, Writers’ Club<br />

There was a sharp beep, and then another. The sound<br />

awakened her. What was that noise? Was it really the<br />

smoke alarm? It was. Why? Why? She pulled back the<br />

covers, and sat upright into the cool of the room. It was<br />

2:30 a.m., and the smoke alarm was beeping. She got<br />

up, went out to the hall, and stood under the alarm,<br />

while it beeped at her.<br />

Maybe she better check the hall. She gingerly opened<br />

the apartment door, stuck her face out, and sniffed the<br />

air. No cause for concern there. She closed the door,<br />

and thought about the choices. If there was no danger,<br />

she had to silence that alarm until the morning. There<br />

was no way out. She needed to reach that alarm and see<br />

if she could undo the contact. It was wired into an<br />

electrical line.<br />

She turned the light on in the hall, and had a serious<br />

look upwards. It beeped again. Someone had to get up<br />

there, and she was the only one available. There was no<br />

alternative.<br />

She would have to climb on a chair, or be kept awake<br />

by that beep for the rest of the night. Neither choice was<br />

a good one.<br />

She pulled over a dining room chair, positioned it<br />

against a wall, and got the foot stool for the step up to<br />

the chair. Her left leg was always a problem. If it wasn’t<br />

her ankle being difficult, then it was her knee being iffy.<br />

She needed to be very careful. There could be no<br />

missteps. The number one problem that put old people<br />

in the hospital was falls in the home. There could be<br />

none of that. She climbed up, bracing one hand against<br />

the wall, and the other on the back of the chair. She<br />

lifted her arms above her head, and twisted the alarm off<br />

the ceiling. The insides were a jumble of wires. She<br />

tugged at a possible plug, but it did not release. There<br />

was no way she could deal with this alarm. She twisted<br />

it back into place on the ceiling, and then began the very<br />

careful descent from the chair, to step stool, to floor<br />

once more. Somehow the beeping had stopped. What a<br />

relief.<br />

An hour later she was once again awakened by the<br />

shrill beep. Nothing for it then, but the second option.<br />

She was to live with the sharp beep until morning. For a<br />

start she searched for her ear plugs. Ear plugs are very<br />

useful things. When she was in Taiwan, the nights were<br />

often punctuated by the sound of firecrackers.<br />

Firecrackers were a great favorite for religious<br />

celebrations, and there seemed to be quite a few of<br />

those. She complained to Jennifer, one of her students,<br />

that it was ridiculous that people were allowed to set off<br />

firecrackers in the middle of the night. She laughed and<br />

said “people would just say that person was very<br />

religious”. There you have it. She suggested ear plugs,<br />

which were conveniently found in the bookstore the<br />

very next day. They were a godsend.<br />

With the orange foam earplugs in place, there was a<br />

satisfying muffling of the beep. Then she shut the<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5<br />

bedroom door. The sound was muffled even more. She<br />

climbed back under the warm covers, and pulled them<br />

over her ear. The result was going to have to be<br />

acceptable.<br />

Around 6:30 a.m. she awoke to the muffled beep. She<br />

at least had some sleep.<br />

The first thing she did when she got up was look in<br />

the desk for her receipt for the alarm. It was installed<br />

three years previously. She found the company’s phone<br />

number in the corner of the invoice, and called. They<br />

were electricians.<br />

“Hello, you installed a fire alarm in my apartment<br />

three years ago. It is a wired-in type. It is beeping, and I<br />

need it fixed.”<br />

“Okay, can you tell me what it looks like? Is it<br />

mushroom shaped or square?”<br />

“It is mushroom shaped.”<br />

“Is the beeping a single beep, or three beeps in a<br />

row?”<br />

“It is a single beep.”<br />

“It sounds like it needs a new battery.”<br />

“It doesn’t have a battery. It is wired in electrically. I<br />

had it off the ceiling. There was no battery inside, just<br />

wires. The smoke detector that I had previously for 10<br />

years never needed a battery.”<br />

“Yes, but the new smoke detector now has a 9 volt<br />

battery as a backup. It should be replaced once a year.”<br />

“What? No one ever told me there was a battery in it.<br />

Well, whatever, if that is the problem, I don't know<br />

where the battery goes, and I am not climbing on a chair<br />

again. I am 75, and it is not wise for old ladies to climb<br />

on chairs.”<br />

“I'm sorry, I don’t have anyone in the area this<br />

morning to do a quick stop in. I would have to charge<br />

you for a service call.”<br />

“So is that like $50 or something?”<br />

“It is $105. Do you have anyone who can change it for<br />

you?”<br />

“Jeez. No, I need you to send someone.”<br />

“Okay then. Do you have a 9 volt battery on hand?”<br />

“No. How much will that cost?”<br />

“Only $3.50.”<br />

“Okay, bring a battery please.”<br />

“Do you have anyone who can look at it?”<br />

“No, I don’t, and I need the beeping to stop.”<br />

When she got off the phone, she put her earplugs back<br />

in, and made her breakfast. The repairman could not<br />

come until after 1 o’clock.<br />

He turned out to be a very pleasant man. She told him<br />

she needed to watch carefully to see where this battery<br />

was installed. It was so easy. It was an outside hidden<br />

clip that swung open to reveal the battery. He even<br />

marked the clip with his pen. Furthermore, he left her<br />

the instruction note that was in another battery package<br />

that he had with him. The beeping stopped.<br />

Three weeks passed, and there was still no invoice in<br />

her mailbox. Maybe their accounts were slow.


27<br />

$25.00 discount coupon<br />

with this ad<br />

Please call 519-821-6683<br />

A volunteer snow removal service for eligible<br />

seniors and those living with physical disabilities<br />

519-822-1155.<br />

The winter season is almost upon us. In partnership<br />

with the City of Guelph, PIN –The People and<br />

Information Network - offers a volunteer snow<br />

removal service for eligible seniors and persons with<br />

physical disabilities. During a significant snow event,<br />

after the residential streets are plowed, volunteers<br />

visit their match within 24 hours to clear the windrow<br />

(the accumulation of snow left at the end of a<br />

driveway).<br />

Last year, 111 Snow Angels contributed 1,375 hours<br />

of snow shovelling service. In total, 145 residents<br />

were helped during the winter season. The support<br />

from this program is evident from feedback from one<br />

resident, “This service is not only helpful in a practise<br />

sense, but it also engenders a feeling of being<br />

connected to the community. Knowing that others<br />

care about my well-being is immensely important. My<br />

Snow Angel lending a helping hand when I most<br />

needed it makes all the difference in the world.<br />

For those volunteering for the service, it contributes a<br />

tremendous amount to the overall well-being of our<br />

community. Volunteering with the program is truly<br />

‘the neighbourly thing to do’ and is a great way for<br />

families to volunteer together, or high school<br />

students.<br />

For the residents of the Snow Angels program, it’s a<br />

vital service that allows them to stay connected to<br />

their community while living in their own spaces.<br />

In order to be eligible for this service, residents<br />

must:<br />

• Reside in the City of Guelph in a single dwelling<br />

or semi-detached house with private driveway.<br />

• Be unable to remove their own snow and cannot<br />

afford to pay for snow removal.<br />

• Have no able-bodied person living in the<br />

household to shovel snow.<br />

• Be a senior citizen (aged 65 years or older) and/or<br />

have a physical disability.<br />

Please note that the People and Information Network<br />

(PIN) reserves the right to ask for documentation<br />

verifying proof of disability and/or inability to pay for<br />

private snow removal services in order to ensure<br />

services are provided to those in our community who<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


28<br />

See Puzzles on pgs. 16 & 17<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5


29<br />

If prearranged and prepaid before <strong>January</strong> 31, <strong>2023</strong> If prearranged and prepaid before <strong>January</strong> 31, <strong>2023</strong><br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


30<br />

RECREATION & LEISURE PROGRAMS for SENIORS 55+<br />

held at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre unless otherwise indicated — call 519-823-1291.<br />

Please register in person at our recreation facilities, over the phone by calling 519-837-5699, or online at<br />

recenroll.ca. Registration opened on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, for Winter <strong>2023</strong> programs (running <strong>January</strong>-<br />

March <strong>2023</strong>). PLEASE NOTE: Programs may be cancelled if there is low registration, so be sure to register.<br />

Fees do not include HST.<br />

DROP IN PROGRAMS<br />

Drop In Pickleball<br />

Drop in and join us for a fun and active game of<br />

pickleball. Whether you have played racquet sports or<br />

not, the game is easy to learn and is facilitated by staff.<br />

Paddles and balls are provided, but feel free to bring<br />

your own if you wish.<br />

Location:<br />

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Auditorium)<br />

(Wednesday)<br />

West End Community Centre (Gym) (Monday, Tuesday)<br />

Course ID: Monday (3<strong>2023</strong>)<br />

Tuesday (32024)<br />

Wednesday (32022)<br />

Class Length: Monday: 1 hour (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Tuesday: 1 hour (10-11 a.m.)<br />

Wednesday: 2 hours (7:15-9:15 p.m.)<br />

Dates: Monday: <strong>January</strong> 9-March 27<br />

Tuesday: <strong>January</strong> 10-March 28<br />

Wednesday: <strong>January</strong> 4-March 29<br />

Fees: Adult: $7.04, Senior: $5.63<br />

DANCE<br />

Cardio Dance<br />

This innovative, fun and exciting dance fitness class is<br />

guaranteed to get you moving into shape. This safe and<br />

effective total body workout is specifically designed for<br />

beginners and seniors.<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room)<br />

Course ID: 31342<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 11-March 29<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

FITNESS<br />

Cardio and Strength (Level 1)<br />

This beginner strength training class focuses on<br />

functional exercises that include balance, flexibility and<br />

cardiovascular movements. Exercises are performed both<br />

sitting and standing. Hand weights are used for<br />

strengthening and toning muscles. Join us to keep your<br />

body fit!<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room)<br />

Course ID: 31337<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (9:30-10:30 a.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 11-March 29 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5<br />

Cardio and Strength (Level 2)<br />

This intermediate/advance strength training class focuses<br />

on a low impact cardio warmup. This class performs<br />

functional exercises that include balance, flexibility and<br />

cardiovascular movements. Exercises are performed<br />

sitting and standing. A variety of equipment is used<br />

throughout the classes which may include bands,<br />

stability balls and weights of your choice. Join us to keep<br />

your body fit!<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room<br />

4)<br />

Course ID: Monday: 31339<br />

Friday: 31338<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.)<br />

Dates: Monday: <strong>January</strong> 9-March 27<br />

Friday: <strong>January</strong> 13-March 31<br />

Fees: Member: $78.21, Non-Member: $89.98<br />

Cardio and Strength (Level 3)<br />

Come and challenge your fitness level in this advanced<br />

strength training class. Focusing on a low impact cardio<br />

warmup, this class performs functional exercises that<br />

include balance, flexibility and cardiovascular<br />

movements. A variety of equipment is used throughout<br />

the classes which may include bands, stability balls and<br />

weights of your choice. Join us to keep your body fit!<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room<br />

4)<br />

Course ID: Monday: 31341<br />

Friday: 31340<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (8-9 a.m.)<br />

Dates: Monday: <strong>January</strong> 9-March 27<br />

Friday: <strong>January</strong> 13-March 31<br />

Fees: Member: $78.21, Non-Member: $89.98<br />

Total Body Conditioning<br />

This total body conditioning class will challenge the<br />

active individual. A cardio warmup will prepare you for<br />

a resistance training, balance, flexibility, and core<br />

strength and floor workout. The benefits of regular<br />

exercise consisting of these major components will<br />

improve your mental, physical and emotional health.<br />

Increase your energy level to be able to carry out daily<br />

tasks and reduce your chances of osteoporosis.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room<br />

4)<br />

Course ID: 31358<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (8-9 a.m.)<br />

(Continued on page 31)


(Continued from page 30)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 11-March 29<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

Introduction to Strength Training (Jan.-Feb.)<br />

What is strength training all about? How do you get<br />

started? Which exercises are the best ones? What about<br />

form? Let us show you the answers! You will go from<br />

learning the theory behind the importance of strength<br />

training to mastering the technique behind bodyweight,<br />

free weight and barbell training. Our qualified<br />

instructors will take you through a progressive training<br />

program that will help you gain a better understanding of<br />

exercise and program design, help you increase your<br />

strength and, most importantly, your confidence in and<br />

out of the gym.<br />

Location: West End Community Centre (Fitness Room)<br />

Course ID: 9-10 a.m.: 32245<br />

10-11 a.m.: 32247<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.); 1 hour (10-11 a.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 11-February 15 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: Free, Non-Member: Free<br />

Introduction to Strength Training (Feb.-March)<br />

Location: West End Community Centre (Fitness Room)<br />

Course ID: 9-10 a.m.: 32246<br />

10-11 a.m.: 32248<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.); 1 hour (10-11 a.m.)<br />

Dates: February 22-March 29 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: Free, Non-Member: Free<br />

Drum and Jump<br />

Good for the brain and great for the body; Drum and<br />

Jump is a high-fun, high-energy fitness program that<br />

combines music, dance and rhythm. Using a stability<br />

ball and drumsticks you will drum to the beat of the<br />

music. No experience required - just drum to your own<br />

beat!<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec. Centre (Maple Room)<br />

Course ID: 31345<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (4-5 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 11-March 29 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

Falling Prevention and Navigation<br />

In this program, participants will learn practical<br />

exercises for preventing falls in day-to-day life, as well<br />

as tools to aid in negotiating a fall, should it occur. We<br />

will focus on building knowledge of the body to increase<br />

confidence in movement. It will include: exercises for<br />

increasing proprioception (for the feet, eyes, and spine) –<br />

study of walking mechanics to invite mindful movement<br />

– practice of ramping and spiralling pathways for<br />

support in falling – explorations of how to use the limbs<br />

and body for counterbalance<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room<br />

4)<br />

Course ID: 31347<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (1:30-2:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: February 6-March 27 (Monday)<br />

Fees: Member: $49.77, Non-Member: $57.26<br />

Strength and Balance<br />

This beginner class will focus on fall prevention, whole<br />

body movements and balance. It is designed to improve<br />

general mobility and overall strength to make everyday<br />

tasks easier. You can expect to see improvement in<br />

posture. The class presents an excellent opportunity for<br />

beginners to start exercising with an aerobic, strength<br />

and flexibility component.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room<br />

4)<br />

Course ID: 31355<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (12-1 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 11-March 29<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

Meditation and Relaxation<br />

Learn to develop skills to cultivate a different<br />

relationship to stress, including stress that can result<br />

from managing a variety of chronic health conditions.<br />

Sessions include: variety of meditation practices, gentle<br />

mindful movement practices, reflective and practical<br />

exercises, and discussions on stress. Examples of<br />

mindfulness training: Deep breathing, Meditation,<br />

Gentle movement.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Course ID: 31351<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (8:30-9:30 a.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 12-March 30 (Thursday)<br />

Fees: Member: Free, Non-Member: Free<br />

OUTDOOR FITNESS<br />

Snowshoeing<br />

Join us for a leisurely, instructor-led, winter walk<br />

through the Guelph trails. Snowshoes are provided and<br />

the instructor can assist you in getting geared up. We<br />

will meet in the Evergreen lobby and hit the trails from<br />

there!<br />

Location: Riverside Park<br />

Course ID: 31362<br />

Class Length: 1.5 hours (11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 13-March 3<br />

Fees: Member: $56.88, Non-Member: $65.44<br />

LIFESTYLE<br />

Lunch and Learn – <strong>January</strong>: John Galt and Guelph’s<br />

early years<br />

Stay connected with peers in your community and make<br />

new friends. Our Lunch and Learn Program is a great<br />

way to take part in social activities in a friendly and<br />

inclusive environment.<br />

Discover more about John Galt and the early years of<br />

Guelph’s history. Hear some fun and interesting stories<br />

31<br />

(Continued on page 32)<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


32<br />

(Continued from page 31)<br />

about our first buildings, industry and influences that<br />

helped shape the cities growth and development.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room<br />

4)<br />

Date: <strong>January</strong> 26 (Thursday)<br />

Course ID: 31382<br />

Class Length: 1.5 hours (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)<br />

Fees: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $10.00<br />

Lunch and Learn – February: University of Guelph<br />

Anatomy Program Information Session<br />

Stay connected with peers in your community and make<br />

new friends. Our Lunch and Learn Program is a great<br />

way to take part in social activities in a friendly and<br />

inclusive environment.<br />

Please join us as we share information about the Human<br />

Anatomy Program at the University of Guelph. We look<br />

forwarding to talking with you about our program, our<br />

students, and the gift of whole-body donation. After the<br />

presentation, we look forward to having an open<br />

discussion, and answering any questions about the<br />

Human Anatomy Program.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Date: February 23 (Thursday)<br />

Course ID: 31383<br />

Class Length: 1.5 hours (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)<br />

Fees: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $10.00<br />

Lunch and Learn – March<br />

Stay connected with peers in your community and make<br />

new friends. Our Lunch and Learn Program is a great<br />

way to take part in social activities in a friendly and<br />

inclusive environment.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room<br />

4)<br />

Date: March 30 (Thursday)<br />

Course ID: 31384<br />

Class Length: 1.5 hours (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)<br />

Fees: Member: $10.00, Non-Member: $10.00<br />

Spanish<br />

Learn Spanish by enjoying basic conversations and<br />

hands-on activities, with which you will connect and<br />

communicate in a free way, using this language from the<br />

beginning. Starting with basic grammar and vocabulary,<br />

this program will help you to acquire a practical use of<br />

language on context and for specific purposes. Also, you<br />

will know and appreciate some cultural aspects of<br />

Spanish speaking countries. Whether you are just<br />

starting out or brushing up your Spanish skills, you are<br />

welcome to join us.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Board<br />

Room)<br />

Course ID: 31354<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (3:30-4:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 24-March 28 (Tuesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $159.28, Non-Member: $183.15<br />

QI GONG<br />

Qi Gong 1<br />

Discover this ancient healing practice that has been a<br />

part of Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Qi<br />

Gong includes a variety of exercises, including slow<br />

meditative movements, shaking and tapping, and<br />

acupressure and self-massage. This program will guide<br />

participants through a series of gentle movements along<br />

with supplementary meditations, exercises, and selfmassage<br />

techniques to boost immunity and enhance<br />

overall well-being.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Course ID: Monday (31353)<br />

Tuesday (32439)<br />

Class Length: 1.5 hours; 1 hour<br />

Monday (12-1:30 p.m.)<br />

Tuesday (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Dates: Monday: February 6-March 27<br />

Tuesday: February 7-March 28<br />

Fees: Monday: Member: $49.77, Non-Member: $57.26<br />

Tuesday: Member: $56.88, Non-Member: $65.44<br />

TAI CHI<br />

Tai Chi – Beginner<br />

This program welcomes those who are new to Tai Chi as<br />

well as those who are wishing to reinforce the<br />

foundations. Focusing on the basic vocabulary of the<br />

stances and co-ordination of the postures, this meditative<br />

movement practice is accessible to all.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room<br />

4)<br />

Course ID: 31356<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (9-10 a.m.)<br />

Dates: February 7-March 28 (Tuesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $56.88, Non-Member: $65.44<br />

Tai Chi – Intermediate<br />

Learn the meditative movement practice of Tai Chi<br />

Chuan. This session focuses on the Yang Style 37-<br />

Posture Form. It is advised to have previous experience<br />

with Tai Chi Chuan movements and foundations for this<br />

class.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room<br />

4)<br />

Course ID: 31357<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (10-11 a.m.)<br />

Dates: February 7-March 28 (Tuesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $56.88, Non-Member: $65.44<br />

PILATES<br />

Pilates<br />

Learn the principles of Pilates. Begin to strengthen and<br />

lengthen muscles, as well as gaining many other benefits<br />

to your body! Up to 10 minutes of standing exercises for<br />

(Continued on page 33)<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5


(Continued from page 32)<br />

balance.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Course ID: 31352<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 11-March 29 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

VISUAL ARTS<br />

Acrylic Painting<br />

Join us for informative lessons in painting with acrylics.<br />

Stroke types, techniques and form will be the focus of<br />

this hands-on class. Be inspired, have an open mind, and<br />

create your masterpiece with this form of art.<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Cedar Room)<br />

Course ID: 32025<br />

Class Length: 3 hours (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Dates: February 9-March 30 (Thursday)<br />

Fees: Member: $115.84, Non-Member: $133.20<br />

Sketching<br />

Sketching is a good way to learn or improve your<br />

drawing skills. This course suits all levels of students<br />

who want to know how to draw quick and accurate<br />

sketches. Whether you want to prepare for a big project<br />

or draw the world around us, sketching is a great way to<br />

express yourself.<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Cedar Room)<br />

Course ID: 32026<br />

Class Length: 3 hours (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Dates: February 7-March 28<br />

Fees: Member: $115.84, Non-Member: $133.20<br />

Latin American Cinema<br />

Join us as we view and analyze Latin American film<br />

directors, from the 1980s to the present. We will<br />

socialize interpretations and comments about the films<br />

through discussion and activities.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Board<br />

Room)<br />

Course ID: 32300<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)<br />

Dates: February 9-March 30 (Thursday)<br />

Fees: Member: $115.84, Non-Member: $133.20<br />

Watercolours<br />

This watercolours class is for all levels of painters. The<br />

instructor will work with participants on an individual<br />

basis or in small groups of similar interest or skill.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room<br />

2)<br />

Course ID: 31359<br />

Class Length: 3 hours (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 9-March 27 (Monday)<br />

Fees: Member: $159.28, Non-Member: $183.15<br />

YOGA<br />

Breathe Well, Move Better<br />

Come and learn ways to improve breathing, mobility,<br />

blood flow and posture - all of which affect how we feel<br />

and move every day! Take home some short routines<br />

that are easy to incorporate into your daily life that will<br />

enhance your well being!<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room)<br />

Course ID: 32253<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (2-3 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 11-March 29 (Wednesday<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

Chair Yoga<br />

Chair yoga offers the same benefits as other yoga<br />

practices, such as increased flexibility, strengthening,<br />

proper breathing and increasing range of motion in the<br />

joints. Simply use a chair to assist with postures. Chair<br />

yoga is for everyone, especially those who may have<br />

limited mobility and/or are unable to get up and down<br />

on a yoga mat. Postures can be modified to meet<br />

students' needs.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Course ID: Monday: 31343<br />

Wednesday: 31344<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

Monday (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)<br />

Wednesday (9:15-10:15 a.m.)<br />

Dates: Monday: <strong>January</strong> 9-March 27<br />

Wednesday: <strong>January</strong> 11-March 29<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

Gentle Yoga<br />

This program is open to everyone. We will explore this<br />

centuries old discipline which brings health and vitality<br />

to the body, peace to the mind and joy to the spirit.<br />

Participants must have the mobility to move from<br />

standing positions to lying/sitting on a mat on the floor.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room<br />

4) (Thursday, Friday)<br />

Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room) (Tuesday)<br />

Course ID: Tuesday: 31349<br />

Thursday: 31348<br />

Friday: 31360<br />

Class Length: 1 hour<br />

Tuesday, Thursday (2-3 p.m.)<br />

Friday (10:15-11:15 a.m.)<br />

Dates: Tuesday: <strong>January</strong> 10-March 28<br />

Thursday: <strong>January</strong> 12-March 30<br />

Friday: <strong>January</strong> 13-March 31<br />

Fees: Member: $78.21 (Friday) $85.32 (Tuesday,<br />

Thursday) Non-Member: $89.98 (Friday), $98.16<br />

(Tuesday, Thursday)<br />

Stem from the Brain Yoga<br />

This course brings together ancient Indian yogic<br />

33<br />

(Continued on page 34)<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


34<br />

(Continued from page 33)<br />

practices of movement, breath and meditation, along<br />

with new pain research, the latest strength and mobility<br />

training, and best practices in yoga for Traumatic Brain<br />

Injury (TBI) and trauma. It uses repetition of concepts<br />

and actions. The pace, format and tone of this course is<br />

especially designed for people with mild brain injuries,<br />

those living with Post Concussion Syndrome and stroke<br />

survivors.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

Course ID: 31398<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (8-9 a.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 10-March 28 (Tuesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

Yoga Nidra<br />

Nidra actually means sleep. This class will promote<br />

restorative relaxation by using deep breathing methods,<br />

guided visualization and progressive relaxation using<br />

very specific techniques involving 4 senses. Feel rested<br />

and renewed!<br />

Location: Victoria Road Rec Centre (Maple Room)<br />

Course ID: 32252<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (1-2 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 11-March 29 (Wednesday)<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

Course ID: 32140<br />

Class Length: 1 hour (2-3 p.m.)<br />

Dates: <strong>January</strong> 10-March 28<br />

Fees: Member: $85.32, Non-Member: $98.16<br />

SPECIAL EVENTS<br />

Retire in Style<br />

Visit this FREE one-day event at the Evergreen Seniors<br />

Community Centre and connect with community<br />

services and businesses about: Housing; travel; health<br />

services; education; volunteer opportunities; recreation<br />

activities<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

Date: Friday, <strong>January</strong> 27 (11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.)<br />

Fees: Member: FREE Non-Member: FREE<br />

Valentine’s Day Art Workshop<br />

LOVE! Together in this workshop we will create<br />

beautiful Valentine’s Day artwork.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre (Room<br />

2)<br />

Date: Tuesday, February 14 (10-11:30 a.m.)<br />

Course ID: 31346<br />

Fees: Member: $20.00 Non-Member: $20.00<br />

Kum Nye<br />

Pronounced “koom nay,” this gentle massage and<br />

movement system heals body and mind by replenishing<br />

energy. Kum Nye promotes deep relaxation, so that<br />

students can ease naturally into meditative concentration.<br />

Location: Evergreen Seniors Community Centre<br />

(Room 4)<br />

EVERGREEN MARKET<br />

‘For Sale’ ads will be left in for 3 <strong>issue</strong>s from first insertion<br />

(i.e., in Sept. <strong>issue</strong> - removed from Dec. <strong>issue</strong>); if you wish<br />

it to remain in longer, please contact The Sentinel office<br />

and/or leave us a message. If your item sells, please let us<br />

know so that we can remove it. NO ‘Accommodation’ or<br />

‘Vehicle’ ads will be included in the Evergreen Market.<br />

Such ads will be treated as advertising inserted within these<br />

pages at the current Sentinel advertising rates plus HST.<br />

Thank you, Sentinel Administrator.<br />

FOR SALE<br />

Epson C88+ Colour Printer. Used. Asking<br />

$35. Call Frank at 519-826-0174.<br />

1 Exercise bicycle, new, $50 OBO. Treadmill,<br />

10 years old, good condition, $200<br />

OBO. Two pretty bedroom lamps, good condition,<br />

need new lamp shades, $20 OBO. Call<br />

Sandy at 519-265-8963.<br />

WANTED<br />

Looking to hire someone to blow snow on a<br />

small shared driveway on Starwood Drive,<br />

close to Grange. Please call 519-780-0462.<br />

Free advertising for GWSA members<br />

ONLY.<br />

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE<br />

YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER<br />

WITH YOUR ITEM(S).<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5


35<br />

Sunday February 12, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Elmira Theatre — Salt-Water Moon<br />

Total cost: Members only - $45.00 (nonrefundable) Code - 32947<br />

Registration starts on Mon. Jan. 2, <strong>2023</strong> - Booking deadline is Wed. Feb. 1, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Depart: Evergreen Centre: 12:20 p.m. Carousel: 12:30 p.m. Return: 4:45 p.m.<br />

Come with us to see a dramatic comedy at the Elmira<br />

Theatre - Salt-Water Moon is a play written by David<br />

French and takes place on a moonlit night in August<br />

1926 (warning: fog machine will be used in this<br />

production).<br />

Price of $45.00 per person includes transportation -<br />

by school bus, show ticket, and tip for the driver.<br />

Refund Policy: This trip is NON-REFUNDABLE; doctor’s certificates will not be accepted.<br />

Should there be a mandatory provincial shutdown due to COVID-19 or GWSA cancels the trip<br />

due to lack of participation, all participants will receive a full refund to their method of<br />

payment. Don’t Wait! That means booking your trip before the trip must be cancelled due to<br />

low participation. It takes time to put these trips together and we need your commitment to<br />

make these trips happen!<br />

The Travel Committee must give the number of bookings by Wednesday, February 1, <strong>2023</strong>,<br />

and, if there are not enough reservations at that time, the trip will be cancelled!<br />

Parking: Please do NOT park your vehicles in the Evergreen parking lot while you are on a<br />

day trip. Vehicles must be left at the Carousel parking area in Riverside Park where you will<br />

board the bus. This allows for other members to have a place to park when they come<br />

throughout the day.<br />

Accessibility: Unfortunately there will be no wheelchair accessibility on this trip as we are<br />

going by school bus.<br />

PROCEDURES FOR BOOKING THIS TRIP:<br />

All participants will be required to have a current GWSA membership. If your membership<br />

needs renewal, please see the front desk staff at the Centre. The contact list is available on the<br />

GWSA website located on the Trips, Travel and Tours page. If you are unable to print this<br />

form, copies will be available from a Travel Committee member the day of the trip. Please see<br />

the Trip, Travel and Tours page on the GWSA website for specific instructions. Registration<br />

will be available until the trip is fully booked, or booking is closed on Wednesday, February 1,<br />

<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Register online (preferred): Sign up for a RecEnroll account with the City of Guelph:<br />

https://cityofguelph.perfectmind.com/SocialSite/MemberRegistration/MemberSignIn<br />

Register by telephone: By contacting Customer Service at the Evergreen Seniors Centre at<br />

519-823-1291. MasterCard, Visa, Amex or Visa Debit can be accepted for online (as long as<br />

your mastercard or visa are registered on your account).<br />

Register at the front desk at the Evergreen: Until the trip is fully booked, or booking is<br />

closed on Wednesday, February 1, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong>


36<br />

Bistro 683 - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

The Evergreen Restaurant is open to the public<br />

and serves a large variety of menu items that are<br />

available from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to<br />

Friday (except holidays):<br />

Breakfast Foods<br />

Homemade Soups<br />

Bakery Items<br />

Sandwiches<br />

Salads<br />

Beverages<br />

Breakfast is served from 9:30 am to 11 am. The<br />

daily featured Lunch is served from 11 am to 1 pm<br />

Monday to Friday and the menu is below.<br />

Take-out is available for your convenience.<br />

Our goal is to provide balanced, nutritious meals.<br />

We provide great quality, while keeping costs<br />

reasonable. The tremendous support of volunteers<br />

in the restaurant helps us achieve this goal.<br />

Featured Hot Lunch<br />

$7.50 + tax<br />

Each hot lunch is served with 2 sides to ensure a<br />

balanced, nutritional meal.<br />

Catering<br />

Catering is available by special order: Hot/cold<br />

drinks, sweet trays, sandwiches, etc. Please have<br />

your order to the customer service clerk in the<br />

office at least 48 hours prior to your event. This<br />

allows staff to ensure that your catering needs will<br />

be met. Thank you for your co-operation in this<br />

matter.<br />

FRESHLY BAKED TEA BISCUITS ARE<br />

AVAILABLE ON MONDAYS & THURSDAYS<br />

Home-made pickles, relishes, chili sauce and preserves<br />

are available for purchase.<br />

BREAKFAST served 9:30 am to 11 am<br />

FEATURED LUNCH served 11 am to 1:00 pm<br />

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday<br />

2<br />

3<br />

4<br />

5<br />

6<br />

CLOSED<br />

Cabbage & Beef<br />

Casserole<br />

Liver & Onions<br />

BBQ Pork Ribs<br />

Pasta with<br />

Bolognese Sauce<br />

(ground beef sauce)<br />

9<br />

10<br />

11<br />

12<br />

13<br />

Mac and Cheese<br />

16<br />

17<br />

Beef Stew with<br />

Vegetables<br />

18<br />

Roast Chicken<br />

Dinner OR Dahl<br />

Stew with Rice<br />

Vegetarian Cauliflower<br />

Potato Pea<br />

Stew (add Chicken)<br />

19<br />

20<br />

Chicken Pot Pie<br />

Rainbow Trout<br />

with Dill Sauce<br />

Liver & Onions<br />

Minced Meat Pies<br />

Roast Beef Dinner<br />

Vegetarian Eggplant<br />

Parm (add<br />

ground beef sauce)<br />

23<br />

Chicken Caesar<br />

Wraps with<br />

Tomato Soup<br />

24<br />

BBQ Pork Ribs<br />

25<br />

West African<br />

Peanut Stew with<br />

Chicken<br />

26<br />

Turkey Dinner<br />

27<br />

Crisp Pork Bites<br />

with Tomato &<br />

Black Bean Stew<br />

30<br />

Chicken Alfredo<br />

Pasta with Side<br />

Salad<br />

31<br />

Hamburger with<br />

Lattice Fries & Side<br />

Salad<br />

The Sentinel - <strong>January</strong> <strong>2023</strong> — Vol. 47, No. 5

Hooray! Your file is uploaded and ready to be published.

Saved successfully!

Ooh no, something went wrong!