Community News
It’s October & We Are Back Baby!

We had a great turn-out for our on-site registration for classes and membership renewals at Archwood Community Club at 565 Guilbeau Street. Become a member and sign up for our on-site activities including pickleball, billiards and games. Register for Exercise Programs such as chair yoga, yoga, functional fitness, Drums Alive and Check out our website or call us for details. Your safety is our priority. Double vaccinated individuals or members with a medical certificate are welcome. Annual memberships are just $25. For more information, call 204-416-1067 or email Archwood55@shaw.ca

Will I Have Enough?

People don’t plan to FAIL, they fail to PLAN! Everyone has a lifestyle they have become accustomed too. When it comes to retirement, most people want to maintain that standard of living. We can help you live for today and plan for tomorrow. We will run projections to show you what your retirement income will look like and how long it will last. We factor in all areas of income including: CPP, OAS, Pension Plan, RRSP/RRIF, TFSA, Rental Income, etc., providing you with the confidence to know you will have the freedom to retire in style.

Book Review: Your Digital Undertaker

Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. Get ready for the biggest launch of the decade! Your Digital Undertaker – the book that moves the needle on the number of Canadians with a will. The world has gone digital, and so have our estates. Everyone needs a will, and in the information age your estate now includes your entire digital life and footprint. This is the first book of its kind that draws the reader into the world of estate planning with a digital twist, bringing the two worlds together. Available now in e-book formats. Ask for it now at your local bookstore. YourDigitalUnderTaker.ca

Brain Teasers

.1 I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I? 2. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I? 3. What can you hold in your right hand, but never in your left hand? 4. What has to be broken before you can use it? 5. What did the doctor say to the patient when he finished removing his appendix?

Words to Live By

“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” -Theodore Roosevelt

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that destroys brain cells, causing thinking ability and memory to deteriorate over time. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging and is irreversible. While it’s difficult to predict symptoms, the order in which they will appear or the speed of their progression, there are some warning signs you can look out for. Sudden changes to your loved one’s personality are often another sign that something is not right. These changes can include anxiety, paranoia, depression, and socially inappropriate behaviors, as well as sudden mood swings and physical aggression.

Daily Routine Important for Seniors

People are afraid of the unknown. If an older adult is losing control over their physical abilities, independence, or cognitive abilities, their world gets filled with more and more unknowns. Establishing routine is extremely important for seniors. A daily routine offers a level of stability that individuals often enjoy, as it allows them to settle into a schedule they understand. Doing the same basic activities like eating, dressing, and bathing at the same time every day is known to improve sleep quality. A predictable routine also helps to reduce stress and anxiety.

A Balanced Outlook on Life

Many circumstances in life are beyond our control. Experts claim that our stresses most often have to do with how we interact with ourselves, our world, and others. Many people even take medications to help them cope with problematic situations. Luckily there is a drug free and effective treatment. It is called cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). CBT explores and addresses what lies beneath the surface and equips you with skills to take control of what you have control over – your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Being in control helps you manage life’s challenging situations in ways that are realistic, balanced and healthy for mind and body.

Time for a Denture Reline?

Has it been some time since your last visit to the denture clinic? Most individuals will experience measurable change every two years with how dentures fit due to bone loss. Bone loss allows dentures to shift more when chewing which dramatically increases pressure and accelerates bone deterioration. Left unchecked, this loss can lead to fit issues and bone mass damage. Some indications that more significant bone loss has occurred are: *food entrapment under plates, *looser feel, *frequent sore spots or *less ability to chew. A reline procedure can be used to restore your denture back to proper function. Call us for more information.

What is a Green Burial?

Green burials, also sometimes called eco-funerals or natural burials, provide a simple, green option for saying goodbye to a loved one. Green burials typically don’t involve embalming – instead, family and friends may choose to wrap their loved one in a shroud made of eco-friendly, biodegradable material and choose an eco-friendly casket. Using land sustainably for burial purposes, such as choosing communal memorialization and planting with native plants, is also often part of a green burial. Your local funeral director can provide advice about and help you plan a suitable green burial for your loved one.

Senior Moving Tips

You’ve decided that you are going to move to a smaller space. Start by making decisions about things that will be moved to your new home, including the essentials and the sentimental or special things that bring joy to your home. Dependent upon space, maintaining, at least in part, the sentimental pieces is the key to this puzzle. The process of downsizing is not to rob people of loved items, rather, to honour those items in a way that matches the physical space you have. Packing, moving, unpacking, and setting up the new home are the remaining Phase 1 steps. Stay tuned to next month’s article for Phase 2!