Engaging in mental activities can help improve our cognitive function such as planning skills, decision-making, and short-term memory.
We have weekly board and card game offerings to keep your mind sharp, like Canasta, Bridge, Cribbage, Pinochle, Mahjong, Scrabble and Euchre.
Mental health is a vital aspect of overall health. As we grow older, we can experience changes in physical health, social connections, and daily routines that can significantly affect our quality of life, our mood and well-being. While many people in Canada struggle with their mental health, certain groups face unique challenges because of systemic racism, discrimination, socio-economic status, or social exclusion. Among these communities, seniors have experienced many challenges to their mental health.
Golden Circle Membership is easy and affordable. Did you know that keeping up social connections with your family, friends, and community is also a great way to maintain good health? Maintaining relationships and connecting with others are so important at all ages but especially as we get older. Joining a local organization like the Golden Circle will help you stay connected with others and support a feeling of community and belonging. Membership fees provide important financial support for our operations and members get some excellent benefits as well like 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. Annual membership fee is $25.00 for an individual or $45.00 for a couple. Call: 403-343-6074
Stop by: 4620 47A Avenue in Red Deer. Visit our website www.goldencircle.ca for more information. Amber Mack ~ Executive Director.
Spring is about all things green and at Mortar and Pesto we have plenty of amazing green products to help you maintain and improve your overall health and wellbeing. We carry sprouting kits that allow you to grow nutritious microgreens in your own home, perfect for adding a nutrient-dense boost to your day. We also have greens powders, sea veggies, and high-potency broccoli capsules for those who want to achieve therapeutic doses for epigenetic support. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, spring is also liver season – a great opportunity to check out the many plant-based products we have that help the gallbladder and liver!
23 Techniques to Relieve Stress, Stop Negative Spirals, Declutter Your Mind, and Focus on the Present. Stop Overthinking is a book that understands where you’ve been through, the exhausting situation you’ve put yourself into, and how you lose your mind in the trap of anxiety and stress. Acclaimed author Nick Trenton will walk you through the obstacles with detailed and proven techniques to help you rewire your brain, control your thoughts, and change your mental habits.What’s more, the book will provide you scientific approaches to completely change the way you think and feel about yourself by ending the vicious thought patterns.
On April 20, we will feel a NEW MOON ECLIPSE in Aries. Effects of this can be felt for up to six months after this date. This eclipse will challenge anything to do with personal plans, strong feelings, and independence. This is all about new beginnings regarding these issues that arise, so stay positive because this just means that long term changes are on the rise! We should be able to now see where we struggled to be authentic and can now understand that changes and endings are for the greater good. This is a good time to take action, with a positive mindset.
1 Tbsp olive oil; 1 cup red pepper, chopped; 1 cup green pepper, chopped; 1 cup yellow onion, chopped; 2 cups spinach, chopped; 1 cup mushrooms, chopped; 4 eggs; 4 egg whites; 2 cloves garlic; salt and pepper to taste. DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add oil, peppers and onions. Sauté for 5-7 mins. Add in spinach and mushrooms and cook for additional 2 mins. Add in minced garlic and salt/pepper and remove from heat. Crack eggs/egg whites into a large measuring cup and whisk then add in cooked veggies. Pour mixture evenly into muffin pan. Bake for 15-20 mins, until tops are firm. Cool slightly and serve immediately!
Spring is finally here, and that means seasonal allergies will be on the rise. Seasonal allergies develop when the immune system overreacts to something in the environment, like mold spores or pollen. Do you have any of the most common symptoms – runny nose, sneezing, itchy & watery eyes, itchy sinuses, throat, or post-nasal drip? You are most likely experiencing allergies. Your pharmacist will be happy to discuss preventing seasonal allergies and minimizing the severity of your symptoms. They will help you choose the right medication for you, how it works and how to use it.
Interested in becoming a volunteer at The Golden Circle? Are you looking for something productive to do in your spare time? Would you like to make a difference in the community too? Consider volunteering at the Golden Circle!
We have a WIDE variety of positions that you can participate in – here are a few options: • Bingo – volunteer with the Golden Circle and help with Bingos!
• Friendly Visiting – In person or Telephone Friendly Visiting volunteers will visit with older adults in their homes, meet out for coffee and more.
• Frozen Meal Delivery – volunteer drivers deliver frozen meals made in the Golden Circle kitchen to older adults. • Grocery Delivery – volunteer drivers deliver groceries from the Timberlands Co-Op to older adults within Red Deer. • Kitchen and Dining Room help – volunteers assist the kitchen staff with a variety of tasks such as preparing and serving lunches, dinners, special events and more.
• Supportive transportation. Provide transportation to older adults to and from medical appointments in and out of town. • Special Events Help – the Golden Circle often hosts special events and we need help with organizing, set up, decorating, selling 50/50 tickets, serving meals, and more! • Committees and the Board of Directors – we are a registered non-profit society with a volunteer Governance Board of Directors. We are always looking for individuals with a passion for older adults and making a difference in their community wanting to join the Board or our Committees! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Golden Circle, please contact Melissa Flinn, Program & Volunteer Coordinator at 403-343-6074 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 16 to 22 is National Volunteer Week in Canada! The theme for this years’ campaign is “Volunteering weaves us together” and we could not agree more. At the Golden Circle we rely on volunteers to help support a variety of aspects of our operations from assisting in the kitchen and dining room, to working at the front desk, to supporting special events, providing supportive transportation to medical rides, delivering groceries and frozen meals from our own kitchen, and doing friendly visiting over the phone. Join us April 16-22 as we celebrate our individual and collective actions in creating a strong, interconnected and vibrant community! Volunteering weaves us together, strengthening the fabric of our community by sharing our time, talent and energy to support one another.
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!