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Golden Circle Membership

Since the Golden Circle’s inception in 1977, we have provided programs, activities, information, resources and outreach services for older adults, their families and caregivers. But did you know that you could become a member? And that you only need to be 18 years and up to be one? Membership at the Golden Circle provides important financial support for our operations and members get some excellent benefits as well!

Members receive preferred rates on Fitness Classes, Special Event Tickets, In-house Meals and In-house Foot Doctor appointments. They receive a weekly e-mail outlining activities and events happening at The Golden Circle and priority access to special event tickets. Members also get to vote at our Annual General Meeting which allows you to contribute to decision making that shapes the future direction of The Golden Circle.
Our annual membership fee is $25.00 for an individual or $45.00 for a couple. We hope you’ll consider joining us today! Phone: 403-343-6074. info@goldencircle.ca

Community Dining at the Golden Circle

Socialization is an important part of our mental wellness as we age and there is nothing like the feeling of sharing a nutritious meal while enjoying the simple pleasure of conversation, companionship and recreation. The Golden Circle has a Community Dining Program that does just that! We provide social activities followed by a nutritious, hot meal and hosted by our Community Outreach Program Coordinator. Lunch is $9.00 per person, and is catered by The Golden Circle.

Brokered Workers Needed!

The Golden Circle has a Brokered Worker program through the Outreach Department which involves housekeeping, maintenance and yard care services to support and encourage clients regarding aging in place. Our Outreach Coordinators take requests from clients who may no longer be capable of performing tasks around the home and assign the tasks to a screened service provider and we are currently recruiting. Reimbursement is $20.00/hr with a two (2) hour minimum charge for housekeeping and clients pay the Brokered Worker directly! Contact us for an Application Package. You will need to include a copy of your resume and three (3) references. Email: info@goldencircle.ca

Volunteering at the Golden Circle

At the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre, volunteers play a vital role in all the programs, activities and events we provide. Here is a list of our available opportunities: Reception, Meal Cashiers, Kitchen, Bingo Staff, Drivers, Grocery Delivery Personnel and Special Event Staff. Anyone with a desire to support the Golden Circle, and to make a difference in the lives of older adults in our community are welcome to apply to be a volunteer! Volunteers must be able to provide a clear Criminal Record Check and will be asked to sign an Oath of Confidentiality. On the job training is provided for all volunteer positions. To apply, please call Melissa Flinn, Program & Volunteer Coordinator. Phone: 403-343-6074. E-mail mflinn@goldencircle.ca

Sunscreen 101

Have you been protecting yourself against sun exposure? When selecting a sunscreen, go for the “broad spectrum” protection. Sunscreens with this label protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Make sure your sunscreen has a sun protection factor of 30 or higher. The SPF number is the level of protection the sunscreen provides against harmful rays. Higher SPF numbers do mean more protection, but the higher you go, the smaller the difference becomes. Secondly, look at the ingredients. Physical blockers (titanium dioxide, zinc oxide) provide the best protection and cause less skin irritation than chemical sunscreens.

Eating Healthy During Summer

Shining rays and longer days are great ways to enjoy summer, unlike cooking. Choosing healthy, wholefood, nutrient dense options can keep your energy high, waistline small, and your time free for the good stuff. Look for quality brands with foods high in fiber & healthy fats, low in sugar & processing (or even better, raw!), for low blood sugars, and help being your best self. To support the challenges of our fast paced world, nourish yourself with choices that are better for you, and the planet. Need help? Come into Mortar and Pesto Natural Pharmacy for a simple healthy raw cookie recipe that pleases the whole family (and is great cold on a hot day!).

Keep Living Your Best Life

A good retirement residence is not just a convenient place to live, it’s an environment in which you can pursue your passions, thrive and continue living with purpose. It may be daunting to think about moving into a retirement home, but have you considered how your life might improve by making this change? Meet a new network of friends, build new relationships, take part in activities you once enjoyed, or commit to learning something new! Leave the worrying behind when it comes to home maintenance, meal preparation and your own safety – and have us do it for you!

Health Fun Facts

Every square inch of human skin consists of twenty-five feet of blood vessels.
A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60mph.
Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself while standing still.
The eye of a human can distinguish between 500 shades of gray.
The width of your arm span stretched out is equal to the length of your whole body.

Health Spotlight: ONZ Hip, Knee & Ankle

ONZ specializes in more than 10 years of assisting thousands of individuals in traveling to Germany for orthopedic surgery. Are you in pain and tired of waiting for knee, hip, ankle, or spine surgery? Germany’s leading orthopedic surgeon at the ONZ Clinic do not have long waiting periods – usually within 2 weeks to one month. Knee and hip surgeries are not age restrictive in Germany. Knee Cartilage Regeneration Stem Cell Treatment for those under 55 years of age. Call, text or email for further information and a free consultation. We guide you through from assisting with booking flights, travel insurance, taxis, and hotels from the beginning to the end of your journey.

Book Club: Why Can’t I Get Better?

Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease by Dr. Richard Horowitz. Lyme disease and its related conditions are incredibly complicated. Different patients can have completely different sets of symptoms. Through his years of working with more than 12,000 Lyme disease patients—many of whom had failed several treatments before they even came to see him—Dr. Horowitz has developed a way of looking at the complex factors that embody this disease.

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.