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Ruby McBeth: Fundraising swells for seniors

Happy Easter to everyone. Let us hope that the year to come is a year of new beginnings for all of us.
Wendy Clayson put up this poster to acknowledge all the donors to the GoFundMe campaign.

Happy Easter to everyone. Let us hope that the year to come is a year of new beginnings for all of us.

New kits at the library

There is an interesting addition to the collection at your public library: Cognitive Care Kits. There are four boxes and each includes items that can be used to help stimulate brain activity in people whose mental processes are declining. 

I went into the library to check them out. Each of the boxes contains a variety of activities. Examples are a simple jigsaw puzzle, a word search, colouring pages with pencil crayons, a kit for making a flower arrangement, and a set of pictures of adult life around 60 years ago. The latter could be used to spark a conversation. If you have a friend who you think could benefit from one of these boxes you could borrow one to share with them.

The library still runs a CLICK program to help seniors learn about computers. If your doctor has moved away and you are having trouble getting online to register for another doctor, the people at the library will help you.

Zone 12 news

The next meeting of the Zone 12 Senior Games is on April 20 at 1 p.m. in the Fort St. John Seniors Hall. The Senior Games people are looking for a registrar. The job involves entering the registration information into the computer. 

The registrar does not need to be attending the Games but it is helpful if they have attended in the past. Mary Wheat, who has done the job for years, is willing to help the new person learn the ropes. Phone Annette Reeder at 250-793-4394 if you are interested.

Seniors Club news

The recent GoFundMe drive raised $10,000 for the Seniors Club lunch program. Donations came in from Fort St. John and rural area, all across Canada and all over the world. A donor wall has been put up to recognize and thank every donor. Thank you all.

Learning the Lingo

This week’s term is podcast. A podcast is a series of audio files. It is like having a serial story in a magazine with a new chapter each week. People enjoy following podcasts on their favourite topics. Many podcasts are free and available through podcast apps on your phone or computer.

Quote of the week

“Easter is very important to me. It’s a second chance.” (Reba McEntire)

Ruby McBeth lives and writes in Fort St. John.

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