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Greentech Environmental’s PureHEPA+ Air Purifier emerges as a vital ally against the rising threat of wildfire smoke and persistent odors. Amidst increasing wildfire incidents, this eco-friendly air purifier offers respite, efficiently capturing harmful smoke particles with its HEPA filtration system. What sets it apart is its ability to eliminate odors using an activated carbon filter, ensuring your space always smells fresh. Beyond its performance, PureHEPA+ embodies eco-consciousness, consuming minimal energy and featuring durable construction to minimize waste. In an era where environmental responsibility is paramount, Greentech’s PureHEPA+ supports the relationship between technology and nature, providing a breath of fresh air for a sustainable future.

Exploring Creative Passions

Embracing creativity unlocks numerous benefits. It allows us to reconnect with past joys and explore fresh passions, fostering fulfillment. Creative activities, from art to games, offer mental and emotional rewards, granting purpose, combating isolation, and sharpening cognitive abilities. Moreover, creative pursuits foster connections, as you lead to participation in group activities. Such interactions alleviate loneliness and facilitate meaningful friendships. Age should never deter us from exploring our creative side as it nourishes our mental, emotional, and social well-being. Whether reviving old interests or embarking on new adventures, creative passions in your older years can be a gateway to newfound fulfillment.

Book of the Month: The Joy of Movement:

How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage by Kelly McGonigal.
Through her trademark blend of science and storytelling, McGonigal shows how movement is intertwined with some of the most basic human joys, including self-expression, social connection, and mastery, and why it is a powerful antidote to the modern epidemics of depression, anxiety, and loneliness. Available to borrow from Red Deer Public Library at

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to driving awareness about prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment options. Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in women globally, and within Canada, it is the third most-commonly diagnosed cancer, accounting for 25% of all cancer diagnoses in females. As you get older, your risk of developing breast cancer increases, and women between the ages of 50 and 69 years of age are more likely to develop it. The good news is, when detected early, the chances of survival increase. Regular screening increases the chances of detecting certain cancers early, before cancer has a chance to spread.

Winter Wellness Game-Changers

During the upcoming winter months, the importance of magnesium and vitamin D becomes particularly evident for maintaining overall health. Magnesium plays a crucial role in supporting our immune system, helping combat seasonal illnesses. It also aids in muscle function, reducing the risk of winter-related injuries and cramps. Vitamin D, often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” becomes essential as sunlight exposure dwindles. It helps regulate mood and energy levels, combating the winter blues or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Moreover, vitamin D is vital for calcium absorption, ensuring strong bones and teeth when outdoor activities are limited. Ensuring an adequate intake of these nutrients can be a winter wellness game-changer.

Words To Live By

“There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.” – Franz Kafk

Words To Live By

“The world is a mirror reflecting back at you. If you are judgemental, prepare to be judged back. If you are loving, then love will reflect back at you. It is your choice.” Keith Macpherson

Arthritis: Active Living Strategies

Managing arthritis means optimizing mobility and slowing disease progression with medications. Consult your pharmacist for pain relief and joint stiffness remedies. Patience is key, as medication effects might take weeks. Adaptation is crucial – shorten walks, take a chair yoga class, or explore gentler hobbies. Occupational therapists offer aids for pursuits you cherish. Exercise is vital, especially swimming and walking, which boost joint movement and muscle strength. Stay socially active through activities like swimming and exercise programs. Maintain joint health through exercise, a balanced diet, and supplements. Combat interference with daily life using anti-inflammatories, hot/cold therapy, and aids. Prioritize self-care for a fulfilling life despite arthritis challenges.

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 to age in place. Brokered Workers are needed for Red Deer and surrounding communities; some of the services provided are*:
• Light housekeeping
• Lawn and garden work
• Minor handyman repairs
• Snow shovelling
• Painting
• One time cleaning. *Brokered Workers are not able to perform any personal care or provide any medical assistance, nor provide any type of rides or transportation services for clients.
Reimbursement is $20.00/hr with a two (2) hour minimum charge for housekeeping, and a one (1) hour minimum for snow shoveling. The client pays the Brokered Worker directly! We are recruiting for all positions but as we head into the winter season, we are looking to recruit more Brokered Workers for snow shovelling especially in Red Deer and surrounding communities. Are you interested in becoming a Brokered Worker through the Golden Circle? Connect with us for an Application Package. You will need to include a copy of your resume and three (3) references.
Phone: 403-343-6074
Social Media @GoldenCircleRD

Sun Safety – Did You Know?

Summer may be winding to a close, but it’s still really important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet A & B rays! You might think the chance of getting a sunburn on cloudy days is less, but the sun’s damaging UV light can pass through clouds.

Not only are we at risk of sunburns, which are uncomfortable, other problems can occur along with sunburn, such as heatstroke or other heat related illnesses from too much sun exposure, allergic reactions to the sun, sunscreens products or certain medications, vision problems such as eye dryness and burning, decreased vision or even partial vision loss. Not to mention the possibility of long-term issues such as skin changes or skin cancer.

Did you know that you are more likely to get a sunburn between 11 a.m. in the morning and 3 p.m.? That is when the sun’s rays are the strongest.

Did you know that it’s easier to get sunburned at higher altitudes? That’s because there’s less of the earth’s atmosphere to block the sunlight. UV exposure increases in elevation.

Did you know that the closer you are to the equator, the more direct sunlight passes through the atmosphere?

People with lighter skin are generally prone to sunburns, but darker skinned people can also burn so it is important to always protect your skin and eyes from the sun, don’t stay in the sun too long and use sunscreen and wear clothing that covers your skin whenever possible!

September Days of Recognition

The long summer days are winding down, students have or will soon be headed back to school, and the leaves are soon going to start to change colour as we welcome September. A month that starts and ends with important days of recognition! Labour Day on September 4th is a Federal Statutory Holiday which officially celebrates workers and the labour union movement. And the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th which honours the children who never returned home from, as well as the survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities.

At the Golden Circle we acknowledge the Indigenous traditional territories represented by Treaty 6 and 7 as the land the Golden Circle is situated on and pay tribute to the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries. A goal of the Golden Circle is to respect and work together with Indigenous and Métis peoples in building a welcoming and inclusive community and we want to especially highlight the importance of September 30th.