April is Cancer Awareness Month; support it with a daffodil pin

Zee Chevalier reports on news from the Clinton Seniors' Society.

Zee Chevalier


The first of April, some do say,

Is set apart for All Fools Day,

But why the people call it so,

Nor I, nor they themselves do know.

But on this day are people sent

On purpose for pure merriment.

Poor Robin’s Almanac, 1790


Celebrated every year on April 22, Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world. The mandate of Earth Day, which was founded in 1990, is to foster and celebrate environmental respect, action, and behaviour change that lessens our impact on the earth.

Canada’s 2016 Earth Day #Rooting4Trees campaign has pledged to plant 25,000 trees across the country. Show the world that Canada cares about climate change, and pledge to reduce your carbon imprint.

Thank you to everyone who attended, and to everyone who worked to make the Daffodil Tea on March 9 such a success. Andy May and Robin Fennell did a good job of delivering strawberry shortcake to shut-ins and businesses, while many Clinton residents came out on a sunny day to enjoy the dessert and purchase fresh daffodils and potted miniatures. Gerry Tierney won the door prize of lovely flowering plants, and Loretta Ferguson took home the basket of gardening gadgets and gifts. A portion of the proceeds have been sent to the Canadian Cancer Society.

April is Cancer Awareness Month. Daffodil pin boxes will be in all the commercial establishments in Clinton for the month of April. Please donate generously to further research for a cure for all types of cancer.

The Foot Clinic nurse will be here one day only in April: on Thursday, April 7 at the Clinton Seniors’ Centre, 217 Smith Avenue. To discuss your foot care needs or to book an appointment call Colleen Thom, RN CAFCN, at (250) 819-1632.

A free Tax Preparation Clinic will be held every Friday for several weeks from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Clinton Seniors’ Centre. For information or to book an appointment call Yvette at (250) 459-7725.

There will be a Seniors’ lunch on April 7 at the Lodge. Cards and games are held on Tuesdays at 1:00pm in the Seniors’ Centre. Some people prefer to play Canasta, while others have been enjoying Yahtzee, Chicken Feet (using coloured dominoes), an easy card game called Golf, or a great word game called Quiddlers. Join us for a relaxing afternoon of games and coffee!

The next regular general meeting of the Clinton Seniors’ Association will be held on April 21, following a noon lunch in the Clinton Seniors’ Centre. Come and join the group!

Happy Birthday to Lena Czerwonko (April 11) and to Loretta Ferguson (April 20).

“You are as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fears, as young as your hope, as old as your despair.” Samuel Ullman

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