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She has been involved for 9 for thetotal and has discovyears dragon boat team paddles ered some of Manitoba’s best kept secrets in the process— ”Sunsets over for the environment Lake Manitoba, sunrises over Lake Winnipeg, walks along the beaches, back country roads that lead to the next surprise vista...” Some of the hotspots that Gail has pointed out in Manitoba are the Narrows of Lake Manitoba (the bridge to no-where, as some call it), the Steep Rock limestone cliffs, the Artisan wells on the Hecla/Grindstone shoreline, Matheson WIGGING OUT AGAIN with Island Ferry, etc. The ITA is working hard to promote Interlake as a great spot to visit or live in all seasons. Once they discovered geocaching, they decided to utilize it in their promotions. As Gail explains, “Dave Ulmer, a computer consultant, wanted to test William J. 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Gail states, “Young children with parents (kids are learning GPS use in school now) to seniors that are mobile and wish to travel by using GPS searches, are involved. Many caches are set up with easy access and are perfect for children or people that have physical handicaps, which makes this a sport for all ages and all fitness levels. But, with some caches you need to have a boat or walk over ice in winter to get to, some are ‘right next door’ in a neighbourhood Gail McDonald (left) and Andrea park.” Sweatland receiving a Volunteer Andrea of the Year award. Sweetland of Eriksdale, MB, is a 63 year-old retired teacher and Gail with her GPS at a training session in Teulon. has volunteered on the Interlake Tourism board for Possibilities.” ITA members that set up a cache in four years. “Working on a Board that is regional gives the Interlake receive a gold coin. Bronze coins me access to friends that I would probably never could be purchased, too, and there are only about encounter otherwise,” says Andrea. She enjoys the 20 left. They can serve as collector items as well. involvement of the creative marketing practices to cache. Many communities like to use geocaching to draw visitors. It’s fun to track the travels of your cache. A cache can be anything from a town pin or keychain to a notepad to record messages— anything that someone might wish to leave for another cacher to pick up. Often, history pieces of a community are left for the geocachers to pick up and pass along in their travels. Once you pick up a cache, you must leave something in its place, like a cache item from another part of the world. Gail wanted to do something different to tell the world about the Interlake, so she designed the ITA Geocoin. 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Despite all the volunteering Andrea does for the ITA, local library, museum, Eriksdale Recreation Centre, Community Futures West Interlake Board , and others— she still finds time to set out some geocoins in caches in the Interlake. “I have so much fun getting the emails from those that stop by and log their visit. I share it with the Museum Board and the Chamber of Commerce. I have set up a mini circuit for my family to test their skills as an activity at a family get-together,” she tells us. Andrea’s family includes her husband, two grown daughters and sons-in-law to go with them, a grown grandson and a granddaughter-in-law who have two lovely children. Geocaching IS for the whole family. Andrea has tracked one of her geocoins to Italy, Germany, Sweden and back to the U.S. She explains that she and her husband took a workshop in 2007 at Oak Hammock Marsh, just east of Stonewall on Hwy. #67 to learn the ‘sport’. Now Andrea has one more hobby to add to her list that includes using her computer, sewing, Sudoko puzzles, card-making, scrapbooking and getting together with friends at the local coffee shop. If you are interested in learning more about geocaching, you can visit www.Geocaching.com for general information. For the local chapter, visit www.mbga.ca. Here you will find information on workshops, etc. Happy geocaching! ■ 39 Years of Harmony The Senior Citizens' Choir of Winnipeg, originating during the Centennial Celebrations of l970, is looking for new members to join in the 20092010 season. If you are 55+ and enjoy four-part harmony singing, please call us. Men in any age group are encouraged. This prestigious choir has received many awards including the Helga Anderson Trophy at the Manitoba Music Festival in 2005. The choir brings their music to "shut ins" on a strictly voluntary basis, and to all other interested venues. 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Most on our Small (Gillam, la Crosse, Goodman (Ile team were first-time paddlers and they SK), Jade Lebrun (Lorette, should all be proud. We came a long way MB), Greg Hebert (Wpg), from our first practice to our final race. Dave Goodman (Inwood), The youngest two were 13 years, Byron Einarsson (Teulon), and there were 6 grandparents on Wes Magwood (Balmoral), Matthew Einarsson the team, without mentioning ages - (Teulon), Beatrice 20 paddlers, one drummer and one Daigneault (Ile la Crosse, Our 13 year-old drummer, Haley Magwood, of Balmoral, steerperson in all. Haley Magwood, SK), Terrance Small (Grunthal). kept us all in sinc. our drummer, had both her mother Next row (crouching) and grandmother as paddlers (L-R): Sandra Magwood (Balmoral), Monica Magwood (Balmoral), 3 generations! Just goes to show this Kelly Goodman (Stonewall) can be fun for the whole family. Or a Bottom row (kneeling) (L-R): Cheryl Einarsson (Gillam, MB), (Teulon), Small great way to promote your company. Glenda EinarssonMagwoodPaulette Lebrun (Lorette), Sarah (Wpg), (St. Anne), Haley (Balmoral), Suzanne Monteiro I encourage anyone to try dragon Denise Tweed (Wpg). boat racing. Front: Kelly Lewis (Wpg). Missing is Tim Plett (Teulon). William J. Thomas Sentimental Journey Productions Enjoy a sentimental journey with family & friends. Preserve your memories on DVD * Life story interview * Memorial or Tribute DVD * Special event Transfer & editing of: 8 mm, Super 8, Slides, Photos, VHS, Video 8, Hi 8, Mini DV, Mini DVD For info or brochure contact Wendy: 952-0497 (Wpg) Email: email@example.com ask for the senior citizen’s discount on a movie ticket. And don’t get me started on coupons. But there comes a time when all willful deniers are forced to cut bait or fish and let me I Am Not Aging. be very clear. I will not accept a “20% off Live Minnows Special” for senior citizens or order the I’m Accumulating Early Bird Fish Fry if I have to produce my Social Insurance Number. Longevity Status. My seminal moment came at a typical greasy spoon diner where I stopped for a bowl of soup It’s around this time of year, with everything at lunch. Like the best of the booth eateries, this dying—flowers, leaves, even the weeds—that I was decked out in checkered table tops and start to feel old. But I can’t. I’m not allowed to. tacky humour. I’m a Baby Boomer. We are not aging. We are Over the clock, of course: “Our clock can gaining life-enhancing longevity status. never be stolen. Our employees are always Now that we dispensed with phrases like watching it.” And above the kitchen door: “Eat “old age homes,” “nursing havens” and “lodges here and diet home.” for the elderly,” we’re about to come up with a So I have my bowl of soup, beef barley, new and more euphemistic name for such which I ordered with extra crackers and it was institutions—“Maturity Spas.” Huh? Sounds great doesn’t it? Makes you want to strap an outboard very good. At the cash register, as I’m paying my motor on the walker so you can get there faster! bill, I ask for a bottle of water and two oatmeal cookies to go. Those places heavy on recreation will be called The waitress is young, bored and obviously “Carpet Bowlaramas” laboring in a place well below her station in life. So I turned sixty-two and like all Baby I’m sure she’s an actress waiting tables but what Boomers I’m fighting age as vigorously as we she’s really waiting for is the big break. once fought authority. When the government Like some day Lorne Michaels will walk into gives us ‘death with dignity’ laws and makes hemlock available over the counter, only then will this joint because somebody in New York told him about the liver and onions that are to die the boomers go gently into that dark night. So I’m denying my age as best I can. I’d sooner for and Rita here will don a red wig and throw starve than dine at an “early bird special.” I’d rather herself straight into Lucille Ball’s Vitameatavegamin routine. pay six bucks for a bucket of popcorn rather than Continued ➤ ➤ ➤ I Am Not Aging., con’t In the meantime, she’ll pass her time picking up a paycheck by cracking gum and jokes at the same time. “That’ll be $6.25, sir.” I used to enjoy being called a “sir” but ever since I turned 60, I resent it. I was sure she was being sarcastic. Oh yeah, she said “sir” but she meant “old sport.” From my money clip, I peeled off a five dollar bill. From the same pocket I fished out a loonie. Six dollars. No more. I was twenty-five cents short. I looked at the little cup of pennies next to the cash register. “Take A Penny. Leave A Penny.” I wondered what the waitress would do if I took twenty-five pennies and left the rest as a tip. “I thought I had enough money,” I said. “I usually only have soup.” “Yeah, but there’s the water and cookies,” she said, holding up the bag. “Not to mention the extra crackers.” “Okay, why don’t I leave the water and . . . .” “I already rang it in,” she said, now tapping her foot to the rhythm of her snapping gum. “Maybe the next time I . . . .” “Maybe you want the Senior Citizens’ Discount. It’s twenty percent off.” Then she hit a couple buttons on the cash register and said: “That would make it $5.95. You got enough for that.” I wondered if she was being nice, offering me a discount to get me out of my cash shortage problem or she just pegged me at sixty years of age. I had change in the car but did I really want to walk all the way across the parking lot and back for a lousy quarter? “Yes, that discount thing will work,” I said, putting down the five and the loonie and reaching for the bag with the bottle of water and two cookies. She pulled the bag back, just out of my reach. “I’ll need some I.D.,” she said. Now it was personal. I couldn’t say I had no identification, she’d seen all my credit cards when I opened my money clip. “Ah, okay. Driver’s license do?” She took the license and loud enough for everybody in the joint to hear she said: “October 18, 1946.” She popped the till and tossed a nickel on the counter, next to which she place my takeout bag. “Just as I thought,” she said. I snapped. “So you knew all along I was a senior citizen.” “No, Libra,” she said. “Forgetful.” I grabbed my bag just as she said: “Would you like to join our Early Bird Eaters Club? They get all kinds of discounts.” That’s when I also grabbed the nickel. And left. As a Baby Boom age denier, I’d been outed by a spiked-hair, twenty-something waitress with enough rings and studs to rig up a clothesline. Unless I stay out of diners with wise-ass waitresses, tomorrow will be the first day of the rest of my strife. ______________________________ William Thomas is the author of nine books of humour including Margaret and Me about his wee Irish mother. www.williamthomas.ca EXPIRES JAN 1/ 2010 AGELESS HEROES Awards Call for Nominations 2009 • The Love of Learning Award will be presented to an older adult who pursues or shares knowledge gained through study or experience. • The Bridging the Generations Award will be presented to an older adult who is committed to activities that reach out to and earn the admiration of younger persons. Nominees must be Manitoba residents, 60 years or older. Creative Retirement Manitoba For nomination forms, call 949-2565 (Wpg) or visit www.crm.mb.ca/heroes Deadline for completed nominations is Sept. 18/09. (Date subject to change due to Air Canada flight schedule adjustments) October 14-29, 2009 October 14-29, 2009 $3800 inclusive tour And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln (ShangHai, TongLi (Oriental Venice), 4 nights Yangtze Cruise, Chongqing, Xi’an and Bejing) (international, domestic flights, 37 meals, escorted from Winnipeg, tax, Chinese visa and more) (Excludes tips & insurance) First 20 people only. First come, first served. Call Bowen 510-2749 (Wpg) 9 am -11 pm MSOS Showcases Older Manitobans’ Talents If you can croon in the shower like Frank Sinatra or play guitar like Joni Mitchell, now is your chance to display your talent. The Manitoba Society of Seniors (MSOS), in partnership with Manitoba Lotteries Corporation, is holding a Senior Idol competition open to Manitobans age 50 and over. There is no registration fee and the deadline for registration is Sept. 11. Individuals or groups whose members are 50 and over can register by contacting the MSOS office at 942-3147 or visiting www.msos.mb.ca. “I want to encourage anyone with a special talent – from whistling to waltzing – to sign up to compete in our Senior Idol event,” said Kimberly Weihs, MSOS executive director. “As well as a showcase for the many talents of older Manitobans, this event is a fundraiser for MSOS and will help us continue our advocacy work on behalf of Manitobans age 50 and over.” Depending on the number of acts signed up, a semi-final event will take place at Club Regent Casino’s Jaguars Dance Club on Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. The finals will be held on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at Jaguars Dance Club. “Manitoba Lotteries is pleased to expand its partnership with MSOS by hosting Senior Idol,” said Manitoba Lotteries President and CEO Winston Hodgins. “We are privileged to have been the title sponsor for the recent 55 Plus Games, so we know MSOS is capable of bringing an exciting program to our casino. Best of all, the program will raise funds to support senior Manitobans through MSOS.” Tickets for the semi-finals are $15 and $25 for the finals. They can be ordered by calling The Manitoba Society of Seniors at 942-3147. You must be age 18 or over to attend. The Manitoba Society of Seniors is a nonprofit organization formed in 1979. Our mission is to represent Manitobans age 50 plus by promoting their needs and concerns and by presenting a positive image of older adults in the community. For more information, contact: Marcia Dzik, Manitoba Society of Seniors, 204-942-3147 ext. 302. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH? TIRED OF SCRIMPING? LET ME WORK FOR YOU...... BELIEVE ME? 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It helps them track their ad effectiveness in Senior Scope. Thank You. • Government Approved Facility • 24 Hour Supervision •Reg. Nurse •Health Care Aides 495 STRADBROOK AVE • WPG Manitoba Open Old Time Fiddle Championship - Sept. 19, Contest 1 pm sharp! Herman Prior Senior Services Centre, 40 Royal Rd. North, Portage la Prairie, MB. Contact Lyla Bilton: 204-284-5391. Quarry Toastmasters, Stonewall - First mtg. Sept. 15 and then Tues. eve’s, 7:30-9 pm, at Stonewall Collegiate, Foods Lab. Improve public speaking skills. Lorraine: 467-2938 or www.quarry.freetoasthost.com Longitudinal (5 years long) research study on older drivers - Men and women, 70 yrs and over, are eligible to participate. The main purpose is to determine the best tests that could be used by physicians to assess older driver safety. Each subject will annually receive $10 for the 2-1/2-3 hour assessments and overall participation in the study. Parking passes for the University of Manitoba will be provided for visits to the Fort Garry campus. Contact Linda Johnson: 474-7085 or email@example.com for more info. Transcona BIZ Market Garden & Crafters Market - Thursdays, 11 am-3 pm, until Sept. 17, parking lot of the Transcona Christian Reformed Church at 131 Victoria Ave. West (by the Transcona Library). Fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as one-of-a-kind crafts and flea market items available for purchase. For info or if you’d like to participate in the Market, call Diane or Amanda: 222-8566 Wpg. Grand Squares - dancing Mondays, 7 pm starting Sept. 14 at Glenlee Com. Club, 176 Worthington Ave. in St.Vital, Wpg. Cost $3. New dancers, beginners, all ages welcome. Come as a couple, solo or with a friend. Easy to follow instructions by a professionally trained caller. Dance, stay fit, build friendships. Call Grace M.: 995-7119 or Ron & Shirley: 256-7053. The Community Singers - welcomes ladies who love to sing! Choral experience an asset, love of music "a must"! Starting Wed., Sept. 9 in Club Room of Gable Arms Apts., 1590 Henderson Hwy. Wpg. Call Barb Sydorchuk: 667-2190, Joy: 669-6950, Evelyn Shepel: 338-2554 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Zbruch Com Centre Polkafest - Sun., Oct 4, at the Teulon Hall. Music: Female Beat and Four Seasons. Call Mavis for more info: 1-204-667-1770. The Post Polio Network, MB - Meeting Sept. 30, 1 pm at Holiday Inn South, 1330 Pembina Hwy, Wpg. Ms. Tina Holland, Mood Disorders Assoc. of the Canadian Mental Health Assoc., MB; is guest speaker. Open to all Polio survivors, their family and supporters. NOTE: Upcoming conference: Beyond Post Polio – Living Healthier Lives, Oct. 13. For info: 975-3037 or email: email@example.com Creative Retirement Manitoba - Fall course schedule now available: 130 educational tours and courses for older adults. Daytime classes at various Wpg. locations. For schedule: 949-2565 or visit www.crm.mb.ca. The Winnipeg International Writers Festival - 13th annual THIN AIR festival, Sept. 20-27. Authors in English and French working in fields from literary fiction to graphic novels and from poetry to picture books. Programming at various Wpg. locations and in several rural communities. Author biographies at: www.thinairwinnipeg.ca. For info, Michael Van Rooy: 927-7327 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Friendship Force of Winnipeg - Monthly dinner meeting, Thurs., Sept. 10, 6 pm, Holiday Inn South,1330 Pembina Hwy., Wpg. Call Val: 889-5550 or visit www.friendshipforcewinnipeg.org. Windy Corners Toastmasters Club - Meetings Wed’s., Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at noon, Victory Building, 269 Main St. at Water, Wpg. Improve listening, leadership, communication skills. Call 942-5453 for details. Lions Place Toastmasters - meets Wed’s starting Sept. 9, 7-8 pm at 610 Portage Ave., Wpg. Build confidence in public speaking. Open House Sept. 16. Email: email@example.com or call Ardythe: 772-9982. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Rupert’s Land Caregiver Services - Looking for volunteers to join fundraising committee to help plan for and participate in various fundraising activities. Committee meets monthly, Sept.-May. Call: 452-9491. Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre - Female lawyers and Articling students are needed to volunteer at Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre to facilitate legal workshops from Oct. to late spring 2010, on a variety of topics. Workshops will be at 1150A Waverley St., #104-3100 Pembina Hwy. or #104-210 Ellen St. (at Ross), Wpg. Call Colleen: 477-1123 or firstname.lastname@example.org for info. ALCOA-MB - Peer Leader volunteer opportunity. Educate older adults on the importance and benefits of physical activity and healthy living. 2-day training session: Sept. 16 & 18, 9:30-3:30 at Wellness Institute, 1075 Leila Ave., Wpg. Call Sue Mackenzie for info: 632-3947 or toll free: 1-866-202-6663 or email: email@example.com. Good Neighbours Active Living Centre - Volunteer Position: Café Co-ordinator. Oversee day-to-day operation, supervise café volunteers, maintain and shop for supplies as needed. Work with other café coordinator. Hrs: Wed. & Thurs., 8:30 am-1:30 pm, Sept.-May. Call Anne-Marie Dyck for details: 669-1710. River East & Parkside Meal Programs - need volunteers to assist with their Noon Meal once/week, Mon.-Fri., 11:30-1:30 in North Kildonan area. Serving, clearing, clean-up. Call Debbie: 667-6812. Meals on Wheels - Want to volunteer? Deliver noon hot meals to people in your community, 2 hrs, once/week or twice/month! Training, screening and gas honorarium provided. Shirley/Christie: 956-7711. Health Sciences Centre - needs volunteers to help with “Lunch and Leisure” program, Mon-Fri, 11 am1:30 pm, to assist with giving patients an opportunity for a social lunch in a cafeteria setting. Call Sandy: 787-3533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Parking and bus tickets are provided for volunteers. Moving Furniture & Small Items 746-4318 746-6141 Morris, MB SENIORS DISCOUNT SERVICES: S.N.I.P.P - Spay/Neuter Inner-City Pet Program - Call 995-4405 if you are low income and would like your cat spayed or neutered for only $25! Space is limited. Your cat will be picked up with a cat carrier and delivered back to you. Once paid for, your name goes into a draw to win a gift basket worth over $200. South Interlake Seniors Resource Council Inc. - offers services for seniors and those with disabilities to help them remain independent, safe and comfortable in their own homes and communities. The areas of Stonewall, R.M. of Woodlands, R.M. of Rosser, R.M. of Rockwood, (wards 1,2,3,4). Services include Driver/Escort Program, Mobility aid Lending Service, Handy Helper & Housecleaning, Friendly Visiting, Telecheck-Telephone buddy, E.R.I.K. (Emergency Response Info. Kit), Life Line, Caregiver Support Group meets last Wed. each month, also Form assistance and Resource information. For more info, call 467-2719. The Services to Seniors programs in North Eastman - designed to assist seniors to continue living independently in their homes. Services include: transportation, friendly visiting or phone calls, foot care, housekeeping, yard work, minor home repairs, Meals on Wheels, Congregate Meals, Lifeline, ERIK®, errands, etc. For more info, call the site nearest you. Brokenhead Outreach for Seniors at 268-7300, H.E.L.P. Centre (East Beach area) 756-6471, Springfield Services to Seniors 444-6128, Two Rivers Senior Resource Council, Lac du Bonnet/Pinawa 345-1227 or Whitemouth/Reynolds 348-4610 and Winnipeg River Resource Council 367-9128. 25th Annual Lions Purina Walk for Dog Guides Sun., Sept. 27 • Birds Hill Park Evey day, Canadians with disabilities rely on their Dog Guide. 100% of funds raised go to raising, training and providing Dog Guides to Canadians with visual, hearing, medical, autism or physical disabilities. Friendly, leashed dogs welcome. For pledge forms or info, Norm: 895-1607, Bev: 444-2693 www.purinawalkfordogguides.com Sponsored by the Charleswood-Tuxedo Lion’s Club & East Kildonan Lions Club. The content or advertising in this publication does not necessarily reflect the views and/or opinions of Senior Scope. We do not make any warranty as to accuracy of material published. © Copyright 2009 Senior Scope. All rights reserved. NO PORTION OF SENIOR SCOPE MAY BE COPIED OR PUBLISHED WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE PUBLISHER. Discounts & More BAR R I STE R S & S O LI C ITO R S ________________________________ McRoberts Law Office - Madison Square: $$$AVINGS! H A I R & B E A UT Y S E R V I C E S ________________________________ On my way mobile hairstyling: 955-2116 Wpg. CALL FOR INFO Household/Commercial, Local/Long Distance, Appliance Removal, etc. 20 Years Exp. SENIORS DISCOUNT MOVING SERVICES ________________________________ Glenn’s Moving Service: 218-4949 Wpg. PAV I N G & C O N STR U CTI O N ________________________________ KC Paving: 204-736-2749 (Sanford) or 981-3082 (Wpg) PHAR MAC I E S ________________________________ Good Shepherd Pharmacy: 2416 Portage Ave - Wpg @ Cal Friesen - lawyer: 944-7967, 200-1630 Ness Ave., Wpg. WILLS: $175/couple, $110/individual. N EW For groups or the whole family in your home: 10% OFF N EW Wm. B.K. Pooley B.A., L.L.B.: Lawyer, Notary Public - 783-1632 (Wpg) Your MOBILE LAW OFFICE - Days-Evenings-Weekends. H E A LTH C A R E & R E L ATE D S E R V I C E S ________________________________ Victoria Lifeline: 956-6777 or 1-888-722-5222. HOME or OFFICE VISITS (in Wpg) N EW BINGO ________________________________ Kinsmen Jackpot Bingo: 233-6365 (161 Rue Grandin, Wpg) Aug. 29/09 Jackpot: $63,000. Kin Pot: $314,000. Visit www.kinsmenclub.com for Jackpot amounts. N EW 1/2 Price Installation with mention of Senior Scope. www.vgh.mb.ca/lifeline H EALTH / TH E RAPE UTIC PRODUCTS & SE RVICES ________________________________ PAIN®GONE pen: Mike Ralph, 831-0867 or Cell: 2293157. Fast and safe pain relief without using drugs. Class 2 Medical Device. $65.41 plus pst (reg. 79.95) Includes S&H. 4 locations: Winnipeg: 16-2727 Portage Ave, 885-5881, Portage la Prairie: 306 Saskatchewan Ave. E., Beausejour: 708 Park Ave, Winkler: 385 Main St. Toll Free: 1-866-764-1777. 60-day trial period. H E AR I N G S E R V I C E S ________________________________ Sound Hearing Solutions Hearing Aid & Audiology Centre: Residential & Commercial: Driveways, Parking Lots, Farm Yards. Serving Wpg & rural MB. FREE Estimates. N EW C LOTH I N G & FA S H I O N ________________________________ Easy Living Shops: 270 Lilac Street, Wpg - 284-2009 Birchwood Medical, 889-5555. FREE city-wide P/U & Delivery, FREE Unit Dose Blister Packaging. SPECIAL SENIORS DISCOUNT Ladies’ & Men’s 50+ fashions & for those with limited mobility N EW D E NTU R I STS ________________________________ Daien Denture Clinic: Winnipeg Mobile Service 791-9792. 453-7653, Wpg. National Award-Winning Seniors’ Bldg. R E A L E STATE / H O U S I N G ________________________________ Kiwanis Chateau / Century 21: Ralph or Wendy Fyfe - Beausejour Main Office / Lac du Bonnet Office 268-3488. Specializing in hard-to-fit cases. 10% Senior Discount. EYE C A R E S E R V I C E S ________________________________ Anderson Family VisionCare: Winnipeg 633-7482, LI V I N G / A C C O M M O D ATI O N S ________________________________ Thorvaldson Care Center: 495 Stradbrook Ave., Wpg. Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate: Call Ute Vann anytime at 989-5000 or 1-877-800-5066. Accredited Seniors Real Estate Specialist SRES®. 2009 Special 10% discount for 55 plus (calculated off of final net commission after payment of co-operating commissions and broker cut.) SENIOR CARE ________________________________ Selkirk 482-3713, Steinbach 326-1388, Pine Falls 367-2390. For all your eye care & eye wear needs. Ask about our 2 for 1 promotion! F O O D & R E STA U R A NTS & M E A L S E R V I C E ________________________________ Harman’s Meal Service: 233-5005, Wpg. Good meals Herman Thorvaldson - 452-4044. An Intermediate Care & Gov. approved facility. Reg. Nurse & Health Care Aides. www.thorcare.ca. CELEBRATING OUR 50th ANNIVERSARY - 2009! prepared fresh daily. Regular & Dietary Restricted Meals. City-wide service. DAILY DELIVERY $7.90 includes taxes and delivery. www.singlestoday.mb.ca. Marriage Commissioner (NOW Chapel Available), Rural, Christian and Travel matchmaking. SENIORS DISCOUNT M ATC H M A KI N G S E RV I C E S ________________________________ Singles Today: 452-8092, Wpg. 19-222 Osborne Street. Home Instead Senior Care: 953-3720, Wpg. Alzheimer/Dementia care, Companionship, Meal Preparation, etc. www.homeinstead.com. Trusted Care for the Senior You Care for. Director, 982-8316 (24 hr). 4477 Main St. Cemetery, funeral and cremation pre-arrangements. Receive a FREE Estate Planner and FREE Will Kit! South Manitoba Memorials: 3517 Main St., Wpg. 1-866-334-9397. E-mail: email@example.com, www.manitobamemorials.com SENIORS DISCOUNT F U N E R A L / M E M O R IAL S E RV I C E S ________________________________ Glen Eden Memorial Gardens: Ria Dubrow, Cemetery I was having trouble with my computer, so I called Eric, the smart 12 year-old kid next door and asked him to come over. Eric clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem. As he was walking away, I called after him, “So, what was wrong?” Eric replied, “It was an ID ten T error.” I didn’t want to appear stupid, but nonetheless asked, “What’s an ID ten T error?” It’s a J ke 1. Can you decipher what the sequence of these letters represent? ACE GIK MOQ SUWY MaxAbility Mobility & Medical Equipment Dealer: 482-4281, 402 Main St., Selkirk, MB. Grab Bars, Tub Rails - 2. What number from 1-10, in word form, will (Delivery & Installation), Walkers, Scooters, Medical make this sentence correct? Compression Stockings & More! SENIORS DISCOUNT In this line there are ______ e’s. 3. The answer to this question might hurt Eric smirked ….. “You haven’t a little. Can you name a common word heard of an ID ten T error starting and ending with “HE”? before?” “No,” I replied. “Write it down,” he said, “and I think you’ll figure it out.” So I wrote down ID10T I used to like Eric ……. Courtesy of the Paradise Village News, St. Anne, MB Service-Rental-Delivery-Installation. Consignments accepted. Wheel & Geriatric Chairs -Bath Safety Products Lift Chairs - Airgo 3-Wheel Scooter $899 / Reg. 1569.00 M O B I LIT Y P R O D U CTS & M E D I C A L E Q U I P M E NT ________________________________ Living Made Easy Ltd., Home Healthcare Products New & Used: 665 Archibald St., 231-1746 (Wpg). Sales- How Smart are you? HOW SMART ARE YOU - ANSWERS: 1. The letters are the ‘odd’ letters in the alphabet. (ie.: 1, 3, 5, 7). Note that all the vowels including ‘Y’ are in odd positions. 2. Seven. 3. Headache.