Rockin’ & Talkin’ – Be active and thankful, and Run for the Cure

Zee Chevalier's monthly column about the events and activities of the Clinton Senior's Association.

September 23 marked the official start of Fall, not Winter, but Jack Frost showed up early, Sept. 10,  and put paid to the geraniums and tomato plants. However, for the most part, the rest of the month was beautiful  –  bright sun and brilliant blue skies.

There are so many designated special days but I will draw your attention to only two. National Seniors Day is Oct. 1, a day when the Government of Canada and all Canadians are proud to pay tribute to the seniors who have helped build this country and continue to make valuable contributions to their communities, workplaces, and society. This special day is an occasion for all Canadians to appreciate and celebrate seniors.

There are many programs designed to keep seniors active, engaged and informed. Today seniors are better protected in a variety of areas including financial services, housing and health.

Clinton Seniors Association is especially grateful for the grant received through the New Horizons for Seniors program that allowed them to install new floors throughout the Seniors Centre.  Thank you, Service Canada!

Thanksgiving Day is Oct. 13. It focuses our minds on our blessings rather than on our problems. It makes one glad for what we’ve been given, and it takes our minds off the burdens we all have. In a life of plenty and prosperity we seem to take everything for granted. How thankful we should be for all the good things in our lives. This year set aside a few moments of the holiday weekend to sit alone and think of the many things for which we should be truly thankful.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. I was personally challenged with breast cancer 19 years ago, so Thanksgiving Day is especially meaningful for me and I fully support promoting breast cancer awareness.

While many people are aware of breast cancer, most forget to try to detect the disease in its early stages and to encourage others to do the same. A lot of progress has been made in detecting and treating breast cancer, but there’s much left to be done.

CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. The Run takes place across Canada on Oct. 5. There are nine sites in B.C., including Kamloops. This 1-5 km walk or run is in support of creating a future without breast cancer.

Congratulations to the Lions Club as they celebrate 50 years of giving service to Clinton. What a wonderful contribution they have made. Thank you, Lions!

The next regular General meeting of the Clinton Seniors Association is Oct. 16 following noon lunch. Come and join us!

The Marketplace will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10am until 2pm at the Clinton Memorial Hall. It features new and used items for sale, home baking, a food concession, the Peel ‘n’ Pay raffle and more.  To rent a table call Eleanor at 459-2339.

Happy Birthday to Christine Stella on Oct. 13.

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.” – Abraham Sutzkever

Zee Chevalier

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