Community News
Anger’s Purpose

Anger’s main purpose tells you your boundaries have been crossed! Something was said or happened that needs to shift, change or stop. Discovering the un-met need under the anger, helps you to feel more understood and allows the layers of grief, hurt, and loss to emerge. Once you discover your unmet need(s), you then have the power to do something about it. Sometimes that means withdrawing and pulling back, creating new boundaries, speaking your truth or expressing your desires and needs clearly. Finding a productive way to express and diffuse your anger by journaling, boxing, or dancing is essential. Holding onto anger is toxic on our bodies and creates havoc, ill-ness and a bitterness that pushes people away…so release and let go as a gift of kindness to yourself.

Why You Should Take a Probiotic

Probiotics are a type of organism that can help boost the number of beneficial bacteria in your gut. Historically, people had plenty of probiotics in their diets from eating fresh foods from good soil and by fermenting foods to keep them from spoiling. Today, however, because of refrigeration and agricultural practices, much of our food contains little to no probiotics in the name of sanitation, which is why high-quality supplements are recommended. What happens when you start taking probiotics? Probiotics benefits have been proven effective in supporting immune function, reducing inflammation, promoting healthy digestion, managing inflammatory bowel disease, as well as maintaining beautiful skin.

Book Club: Gentle Nutrition

A Non-Diet Approach to Healthy Eating. Intuitive eating is a non-diet approach to healthy eating that focuses on unlearning diet culture’s toxic messaging so you can build a healthier relationship with food and your body and focus on health- promoting behaviors as opposed to weight loss. When we leave diet culture behind and remove the assumption that weight equals health, we can focus on truly honoring our health and well-being.

Effectively Managing Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition and requires specific, lifelong management. It’s estimated that more than 6 million Canadians are at risk of developing diabetes. Prediabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not enough to be type 2 diabetes. Managing your health is critical to helping delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Your pharmacist can support you in managing your diabetes effectively by reviewing any current medications, educating you about diabetes symptoms to be aware of, supporting you with healthy lifestyle changes, and offering products and tools to monitor your blood glucose.

Golden Circle Membership

Membership fees provide 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. Members 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!

Exercise Programs

The Golden Circle offers a variety of pre-registered and drop-in fitness activities to both members and non-members that you can participate in. We have a Stretch, Flex and Strengthen class, Sit and Be Fit, Yoga, Zumba, a Hardy Walkers Club, Bocce Ball (indoor in the winter!), carpet bowling and more. Some of our classes are even available over Zoom. Contact the Golden Circle at 403-343-6074 for more information!

Grandma’s Pies

Support social enterprise at the Golden Circle while satisfying your sweet tooth by supporting our Grandma’s Pies program! We have packages of 4 Raisin Bran, Blueberry or Morning Glory muffins available for $3.50. Boxes of 8 of the most delicious raisin butter tarts you’ll ever eat are $6.00 and 5” apple, blueberry, cherry and strawberry-rhubarb pies and crumbles available for $6.00! All of the sweets are considered a social enterprise and all proceeds from our amazing baked goods sales go straight to supporting events and activities here at the Golden Circle. Surely there are no calories when it’s for charity?

Events & Activities

We have a variety of events and activities that appeal to a lot of different people. From Quilting to Canasta, Pinochle to Art Club, our very own men’s group Mengagement, Ukelele Jam, Euchre, Music Jam, Cribbage to Bridge, Mahjong and Scrabble – there is something for everyone at The Golden Circle! All of our programs have a minimum $2.00 drop-in fee to support operations here at the facility.

March 8 is International Women’s Day

The Government of Canada’s theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is Every Woman Counts. Speaking of counting – we have a very active female contingent at the Golden Circle! 83% of our staff are female and of our 1356 members in 2022, 70% were female.

International Women’s Day is a reminder that all women, from all ages and walks of life, have a place in every aspect of Canadian society, including in the economic, social and democratic spheres.
Let’s celebrate the successful women around us, reminding today’s youth and girls that their dream is within reach. An important aspect to us at the Golden Circle which ties into International Women’s Day is equality. Equality is a must-have and is something we strive for here at the Golden Circle. We want to be a place where everyone is included, where there is something for everyone, and everyone feels like they belong!

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!

Clean Eating: Banana Quinoa Breakfast Bars

1 cup steel cut oats, 1 cup quinoa, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, a pinch of sea salt, 3 large ripe bananas, mashed, 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed, 3 Tbsp natural nut butter, 1 Tbsp coconut oil, 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup. Optional: 1/4-1/2 cup add-ins coconut, chopped dried fruit. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 9 baking dish with coconut oil. Combine in a large bowl. Add batter to baking dish and spread out evenly. Bake 25 mins. Let sit for 20 mins before cutting and allow to cool completely.