Rockin’ and Talkin’ with the Clinton Seniors’ Association

It's hard to believe that summer is almost over; but it means the Clinton Seniors' Association is gearing up for a new year.

Outside the leaves on the trees constricted slightly; they wore the deep done green of the beginning of autumn.

Ali Smith, The Whole Story and Other Stories

 

September is back-to-school month, and a perfect time to assess different aspects of our health and that of our family.

Be active. Encourage your kids and grandkids to go outside and be active like they did during the summer holidays. Physical activity can be fun. Childhood obesity is on the rise in Canada, but combating it can be simple.

A good night’s sleep improves health and boosts energy. It is normal to have the occasional sleepless night; your pharmacist may recommend certain sleep aids to help you with this problem, but if you have chronic sleep problems you should talk to your doctor.

Good oral health habits can reduce your risks of developing many diseases. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes a day, and floss daily to remove plaque between teeth. Using a fluoride toothpaste will help strengthen your teeth. See a dental professional on a regular basis.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Clinton Seniors’ Association yard sale on August 20, and a special thanks to everyone who helped in any way. Your assistance was very much appreciated. Winner of the Peel ‘n’ Pay Raffle prize of $50 was Cathy Hetu, and Candice Thomson won the Cookie Guessing Game.

Everyone’s generosity was well-received by the Museum Society. Proceeds of the yard sale amounted to $500, which was donated towards the building of a wagon shed to house two very significant historical artifacts: an 1860s freight wagon once driven by Mike Botterill, and an 1880s BX sleigh. Thank you!

Note that the Foot Clinic will be held one day only in September: Friday, September 16. To discuss your foot care needs or to book an appointment, call Colleen Thom, RN, CAFCN at 1-250-819-1632.

The next regular meeting of the Clinton Seniors’ Association will be September 15 following potluck lunch. Come and join us! The annual membership fee is $15, and meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at the Clinton Seniors’ Centre, 217 Smith Avenue, following lunch. Seniors have three fundraising events each year: the Daffodil Tea in March in support of cancer research; the July 1 yard sale; and the marketplace on the first Saturday of November.

Happy Birthday to Diane Moulton (September 15).

“You can’t turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again!”