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Leaving a Legacy
We are proud of the excellent services we provide and know that the Golden Circle holds a special place in the hearts of many. Did you know that you can provide support to the Golden Circle after you’re gone? Our Leaving a Legacy program will outlast your lifetime and touch the lives of future generations.

Many people have the desire to demonstrate their strong commitment to the Golden Circle by being provided with the opportunity to reflect that commitment in their Will. Leaving a Legacy establishes an opportunity for donors to give a gift to benefit the Golden Circle, its members, and the community; either currently or in the future and will help to ensure that the Golden Circle will be able to continue to meet the needs of the community through its programs and outreach services for a very long time.

Leaving a Legacy gifts are kept separate from regular operating funds, but can be used to cover regular and ongoing operational requirements of the Golden Circle, as well as to ensure all members of the community have affordable access to programs and services.

No gift is too small to make a difference, and we do accept designated legacy gifts. We will acknowledge that you have made a decision to provide for the Golden Circle and its support of the social health and wellness of adults in our community. It is a unique opportunity to have a “voice” in the future of the Golden Circle because a gift to Leaving a Legacy is an investment and an opportunity to be involved in the future growth of the Golden Circle; by contributing to Leaving a Legacy today, your gift will ensure that the support and information continue to be provided for a thousand tomorrows.

Wondering how to give? Participation is convenient and flexible, the choice is yours. Go to to download our brochure or call us at 403-343-6074 if you are interested in Leaving a Legacy.

Referred by Your Physician

Waiting for your Cancer PET/CT imaging appointment? Cancer doesn’t stop & wait with you. That’s why people choose to have PET/CT imaging done privately. Receiving these reports sooner allows for treatment to start sooner. PET/CT assists with: CANCER – detecting cancer, revealing cancer spread, confirming cancer treatment effectiveness, finding a cancer recurrence. BRAIN DISORDERS – clarifying early diagnosis of dementia, confirming possible Alzheimer’s diagnosis. HEART DISEASE – Confirming cardiac sarcoidosis presence/recurrence. If you have been referred by your physician for a PET/CT scan and are waiting for your appointment it may be time to ask your oncologist, urologist, or GP to make a referral to INITIO Medical.

Needing Orthopedic Surgery?

Are you at your wits end? Are you in pain and tired of waiting for knee, hip, or spine surgery? ONZ Spine specializes in more than 10 years of assisting thousands of individuals in traveling to Germany for orthopedic surgery. Have you been told you are too young for knee or hip replacement? Dr Wolfram Steens at ONZ Spine in Germany can do up to 4 knee and hip replacements in a person’s lifetime, staring at a young age, if necessary, thanks to their state-of-the-art technology. Newly available to Canadian patients is knee cartilage replacement – with use of technology not yet available in Canada.

Men and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, a disease that renders bones porous and frail, causes over 30,000 hip fractures annually in Canada. While most people associate osteoporosis with women, around 25% of these fractures occur in men. To help prevent osteoporosis, make sure to exercise regularly, suited to your health. This will encourage bone cell renewal. If you can’t get enough nutrients from your food, you may require a dietary supplement such as calcium and vitamin D, which are crucial for bone health. Speak to your Central Alberta Co-op Pharmacist for more information.

Daily Routine Important for Seniors

People are afraid of the unknown. If an older adult is losing control over their physical abilities, independence, or cognitive abilities, their world gets filled with more and more unknowns. Establishing routine is extremely important for seniors. A daily routine offers a level of stability that individuals often enjoy, as it allows them to settle into a schedule they understand. Doing the same basic activities like eating, dressing, and bathing at the same time every day is known to improve sleep quality. A predictable routine also helps to reduce stress and anxiety.

Safe in the Sun

Make the most out of the outdoors while you relax in the sun, free of buzzing n biting bugs (& the diseases they carry), and concerns of regrettable-scorched skin. Research revealed an incredible 84% of sunscreen products are harmful to consumers. Choose biodegradable sunscreens with natural minerals like zinc and avoid synthetic chemicals that can cause health concerns. Too much sun? Aloe vera & lavender can soothe & accelerate healing. Studies found that lemon eucalyptus essential oil, used in natural outdoor sprays, can be more effective at warding off mosquitoes than DEET. Prepared, you can have the best summer ever!

Business Profile: Initio Medical

Located in Vancouver, INITIO is Western Canada’s only private PET/CT diagnostic scan facility committed to providing immediate PET/CT scans and results supporting patient-centred care. All referrals are booked promptly with quick turnaround on results, as timing of PET/CT screening matters to help prevent or catch disease before it’s too late. PET/CT scans assist with: CANCER – detecting cancer, revealing cancer spread, confirming cancer treatment effectiveness, and finding a cancer recurrence. BRAIN DISORDERS – ALZHEIMER’S by confirming possible Alzheimer’s diagnosis, clarifying early diagnosis of dementia, and altering treatment options. HEART DISEASE – Confirming cardiac sarcoidosis presence/recurrence. For life-changing diagnostic information that helps physician treatment planning, you can count on INITIO for immediate PET/CT scan appointments and results. Physician referral required. Further info online at Why wait? KNOW. NOW.

Product Review:

Introducing the NEW pureAir 3000 with ODOGard®, the only purifier to combine both active and passive air purification technologies with the odor-eliminating power of ODOGard®. The advanced active technology includes ionization and a proprietary form of photocatalytic oxidation, active radiant catalysis (ARC®). In addition to reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), the pureAir 3000 reduces allergens such as pollen, pet dander, smoke from wildfires, and odors caused by mold, bacteria, and other pollutants. Visit GTECANADA.CA to learn more and use the coupon code WN3K for a free pureAir 50 when you purchase a pureAir 3000 + ODOGard®.

Senior Brain Health

It’s important for people of all ages to keep their brains healthy with regular workouts, but especially so for seniors. Here are five ways you can keep your mind sharp as you age: 1) Play a game. Try a sudoku, crossword, or jigsaw puzzle, or play a game of cards with friends. 2) Get moving. Regular exercise increases blood flow to your brain and increases neurons. 3) Listen to or play music. Science shows that music is a great brain booster. 4) Eat right. A diet rich in healthy fats is crucial for cognitive health. 5) Learn something new. Keep your mind engaged!

Natural Factors CLA & Green Tea

A balanced diet and daily exercise, along with high-grade supplements, are your best bets for achieving your weight management goals. Natural Factors CLA Tonalin® provides the highest-quality CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) available and is sourced from safflower oil. It is a natural fat burner that works by revving up muscle metabolism and increasing lean muscle mass. Combine it with Natural Factors HerbalFactors® Green Tea for even more weight management benefits.

Community Announcement

Join the Golden Circle Friendship Club which meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month to build positive connections, new friendships and gatherings out-and-about in our community.
Our Friendly Visitors Phone Program is great if you would like either a brief check-in or meaningful conversations with shared interests from our friendly volunteers.
Stay active with The Hardy Walkers Club and walk each Wednesday. Meet at the Golden Circle at shortly before 1:00 pm and walk up to approximately 2 hours.
Get fit with a 45-minute low-impact aerobics Steppin Cardio class and step and move to upbeat music which is guaranteed to leave you feeling fit and having fun.
Improve your fitness and make everyday tasks much easier by joining our Stretch Flex & Strengthen low impact class which incorporates cardio, strength, balance & stretching. You may either sit in a chair or stand for this one hour class.
Builds cardiovascular health and work your muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves! Join our fun Zumba Gold Fitness Class which takes the popular Latin dance-inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners or others needing modifications in their exercise routine.
Love board and card games? Join us weekly and keep your mind sharp, playing Canasta, Bridge, Cribbage, Pinochle, Mahjong, Scrabble, Euchre and Military Whist.
We all love music – join us each week and enjoy our Ukelele Jam on Wednesdays and our newest Music Jam program on Friday afternoons.
Call us today at 403.343.6074 for more information. Also check out our website for information, referrals, resources, programs and activities at