Community News
Time for a Pedicure!

Keeping your feet in tip-top shape is important, not just so they look good, but also to keep them healthy. Pedicures are a luxurious, relaxing experience, but they provide many other benefits too: 1) Helping retain the moisture in your skin to prevent cracking, blisters, and other problems. 2) Reducing the risk of infection and ingrown nails by cleaning and cutting nails. 3) Removing dead skin cells by exfoliating to help prevent bunions or corns. 4) Promoting blood circulation and relieving tension in the calves and feet through massage. If you’re having a spa day, don’t forget about your feet!

Treatment for Seasonal Allergies

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.

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. Green tea extract supports healthy weight loss by decreasing the absorption of fat in the digestive tract and helps the body turn fat into energy without increasing your heart rate.

Welcomed Partnership

The Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre is excited to announce its partnership with Wellnessnews Choices for Healthy Living® Red Deer edition. Our goal is to raise awareness in our community of important local-based services that support our seniors, helping them to remain socially, physically and mentally active, and maintain their health and independence for as long as possible.
Each monthly edition is published in support of the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre and is direct-mailed to members, as well as to selected postal walks, and can be found at participating local businesses.
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Tropical Banana Smoothie

We can’t travel to the tropics, but we can bring the tropics to us! Enjoy this delicious and healthy fruit smoothie. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup CO-OP GOLD Tropical Banana Blend Strawberries, ½ cup Strawberry Liberté Kefir, 1 ½ cups Vanilla Silk Oat Beverage, 3 tbsp CO-OP GOLD PURE Hemp Seeds, 2 tbsp chia seeds, 2 tbsp oats, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp lime juice, 3-5 ice cubes. DIRECTIONS: Place all ingredients into a blender. Run on high speed for one minute or until smooth.

Support in Our Community

You Matter. Don’t fight this battle alone. Reach out now!
Action Group Society Subsidy Ride Program, provides reimbursement for travel costs. 403-343-1198
Family Services of Central Alberta supports individuals and families at every stage of life.
Food Bank – Sharing food with people in need. 403-346-1505
Meals on Wheels Delivers meals to those unable to prepare food themselves due to age, illness or disability. 403-340-2511
Salvation Army critical support to neighbors. 403-346-2251
The Lending Cupboard is committed to assisting our community with needed medical equipment and supplies 403.356.1678
The Mustard Seed Are you looking for shelter, assistance or just someone to talk to? 403.347.1844
The Outreach Centre provides basic needs and emotional support for individuals as well as providing education and support in specific areas. 403-347-2480

Join the Club

Become a member of the Golden Circle! You will receive reduced prices on special events and registered on site programs. You will receive a weekly email letting you know what is happening in the community and upcoming programs or events hosted by the Golden Circle. Right now, things are a little different due to COVID and not being able to open our doors, but if you sign up as a member, you are still helping to continue to run the much-needed Outreach Program that helps older adults remain supported in their homes. Be part of a good thing, join the Circle.

Do you have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea. The main types of sleep apnea are: Obstructive sleep apnea and Central sleep apnea. Obstructive is the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax. Central sleep apnea occurs when your brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing. The most common symptoms for both types include loud snoring, gasping for air during sleep, awakening with a dry mouth, morning headache, insomnia, daytime sleepiness and irritability.

What is TRT Tinnitus Retraining Therapy?

Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying condition, so it’s important to address the cause. TRT begins with an extensive audiological evaluation to help to determine the cause of the tinnitus followed by specialized testing to both match the tone and volume of the tinnitus. This will help determine if the cause is simply wax, an ear infection, an auditory tumor or damage to the inner ear. Then from there your practitioner can either remove wax, treat the infection, refer to ENT or program devices to stimulate the damaged area of the cochlea and hopefully relieve the client of those annoying sounds.

Committed to Your Well-Being

Your Central Alberta Co-op pharmacists provide exceptional guidance, including important facts on how to take your medication and what to expect. “When I transferred my prescriptions to a Co-op Pharmacy, the pharmacist called and we met to discuss my situation. This was new for me! She took the time to walk through every medication together. Now when I go in, it feels like they really know and care about me,” says Carmel M., age 82. “I still drive but I have several friends in my building who also use the free delivery option. It makes a big difference.”

New Social Enterprise

Do you love pies and butter tarts? Well, the Golden Circle has embarked on a new social enterprise to raise dollars for the centre. Grandma’s Pies. You can order 5” apple, cherry, blueberry pies as well as crumbles or a box of 8 raisin butter tarts for $6.00 each. Call the Golden Circle at 403-343-6074 place your order and curb side pick up is Fridays between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.