Newsletter Aprl 2015 - Nord

NORD - BRIDGE SENIORS
Newsletter
April 2015
Introducing
our
2015 2016
President,
Pat Santa
Past President,
Jim Hahn
Director,
Donna Takeda
Vice President,
Rodger Halvorsen
Executive
Director,
Marilyn Gillies
Director,
Delores Bourk
Director,
Clay Olsen
Director,
Norene Easthope
Treasurer,
Roberta Svennes
Secretary,
Marilynn Heaton
Director,
George Berg
Director,
Jack Fox
Director,
Deb Dunsmore
Director,
Doug Youngren
“The Friendly Centre”
1904—13th Ave. North
Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 4W9
Open Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Telephone 403-329-3222
Fax 403-329-8824
E-mail: [email protected]
2015-2016
NORD-BRIDGE SENIORS
EXECUTIVE
President
Pat Santa
Vice-President
Rodger Halvorsen
Treasurer
Roberta Svennes
Secretary
Marilynn Heaton
Past-President
Jim Hahn
FIRST YEAR
George Berg
Marilyn Gillies
Jack Fox
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECOND YEAR
Norene Easthope
Deb Dunsmore
Doug Youngren
THIRD YEAR
Delores Bourk
Clay Olsen
Donna Takeda
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Executive Director
Sr. Administrative Ass’t
Administrative Assistant
Chief Financial Officer
Financial Administrator
Director of Programming
Reception Supervisor
Reception Assistant
Rentals
Cook II
Cook I
DR/Kitchen Assistant
Janitorial
Randy Smith
Kathleen Filkowski (Wed, Thur, Fri)
Shirley Trefan (Mon, Tues, Wed)
Roberta Svennes
Tracy Beauchemin
David Ng
Valerie Arkinstall
Heather Belle
Kathleen Filkowski / Shirley Trefan
Sally Reyna
Bety Castillo
Gail Krysak
Marco & Carla Escobar
ON-SITE PARTNER PROGRAMS & SERVICES
National Association
Gary Drake
403-328-0801
of Federal Retirees
Chinook Lifecare Assoc.
Jane-Anne
403-320-1170
PROGRAMS, COMMITTEES, CONVENERS, &
BOARD REPRESENTATIVES*
(* indicates individual on Board responsible for Program Area)
(** indicates “Emeritus”)
ADMIN. PROGRAMS
By-Laws & Policies Comm.
Crafts Boutique
Finance Committee
Seniors Helping Seniors
Marilynn Heaton* (Chair), Harry Fischer
Heather Newsham
Roberta Svennes* (Chair), Pat Santa, Jim
Hahn, Clay Olsen, Frank Deane, Harry
Fischer, Mike Bennett
Shirley Trefan
Kathy Filkowski (Production & Billing)
Jim Hahn
Jim Hahn* (Chair), Mary Potvin,
Dan Deringer
Harry Fischer, Norene Easthope
CARDS & BOARD GAMES
Contract Bridge
Crib
Euchre
Military Whist
Trump Whist
Norwegian Whist
Scrabble
Texas Hold’em
Duplicate Bridge
Donna Takeda*, Board Rep
Kathy Ludwig
Pat Veres & Mike Bennett
Rodney Foster
Donna Takeda
Pat Veres
Pat Veres
Sheila Brust, Jenny Oleksy**
Mike Bennett
Pat Kincade
EDUCATION
Acrylic Painting
Paper Tole
Wood Carving
Watercolor
Watercolor Club
Krafters Koffee Klub
Quilters Group
Nord-Bridge Card Crafters
Spanish for Travelers
Debra Dunsmore*, Board Rep
Katrina Mak
Elta Buckman
Don Johnson
Denise Savard
Sandy Baceda, Erika Bosters
Jo-Ann Adams
Marilyn Martens
Pat Kincade
Marco Escobar
Memberships
Newsletter
Newsletter Advertising Sales
Nominations Committee
NEW 2015 MEMBERSHIPS $53.00
2015 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS $50.00
Library
Mind Joggers
Marie Areshenko
Judy Knox, Jack Simmons
Ted Sillito, Melvin Horn
FUNDRAISING
Pat Santa*, Board Rep
Jim Hahn, Board Rep
GAMING
Casino Coordinator
In-House Bingo Coordinators
Monday Jam Draws
Winners Bingo Rep/Co-ord
Winners Bingo Alternate
Jack Fox*, Board Rep
Mike Bennett
Frances Wallace
Helen Gepneris, Blaine Hyggen
Bonnie Hammond
Leonard Hutchinson
HEALTH & FITNESS
Keep Fit Classes
Tai Chi
Yoga/Pilates
Fitball/Exercise With Arthritis
Zumba
Fitness 55 Club
Marilyn Gillies*, Board Rep
Erin Ko & Melanie Hillaby
Lynn Hunter-Johnston
Melanie Hillaby
T. J. Dunn
Jeannie Williamson
Jim Scott (Volunteer Trainer)
OUTREACH
Bereavement Cards
Get Well Cards & Visits
Keep-in-Touch Program
Outreach Program
Rodger Halvorsen*, Board Rep
Valerie Arkinstall
Lydia Prokop/Chris Figenshau
Valerie Arkinstall
Rodger Halvorsen
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Decorations
Monday Music Jams
Senior Music Makers
Socials Committee & Specials
Social Dance
Clogging
Line Dancing
Belly Dance & Broadway Dance
Doug Youngren*, Board Rep
Eva Deringer
Roy Swidinsky
Barbara Stewart
Eva Deringer
Karen Hooper
Sandy Nowell
Della Howg
Kimberly Lyall
SPORTS & RECREATION
Bocce
Carpet Bowling
Darts
Dragon Boat Team
Floor Curling
Floor Shuffleboard
Golf
Pool
Shuffleboard
Table Tennis
Norene Easthope*, Board Rep
Clay Olsen
Norene Irwin, Woody Neely
Ken Bobinec
Eileen Sawatsky, Dawn Vickers
Vacant
Lorna Vandervalk
Harry Fischer
Vacant
Clay Olsen
Jerry Mikusek, Dave Bergen
TRAVEL
Travel Trip Bookings
Bus Bookings
Driver Co-ordination —Travel Trips
Driver Co-ordination — Card Trips
Vehicle (Bus 2) Maintenance
George Berg*, Board Rep
Valerie Arkinstall
Kathy Filkowski, Shirley Trefan
Valerie Arkinstall
Mike Bennett
Marco Escobar
VOLUNTEERISM
Building Set-up Volunteers
Volunteer Committee
Delores Bourk*, Board Rep
Clay Olsen, Harry Fischer
Delores Bourk, Eva D., Elaine M.
AFFILIATIONS
ACA Representative
Alberta 55 Plus—Zone 1
Economic Development Lethbridge
Health Education Presentations
Lethbridge Seniors Forum
N-B Income Tax Program
SASCC (So AB Srs Centre Coalition)
Clay Olsen*, Board Rep
Harry Fischer
Mike Bennett, Clay Olsen
Mike Bennett (through Feb. 2015)
David Ng (and Alberta Health)
David Ng
Harry Fischer, David Ng, Sheila Brust
Jim Hahn, Roberta Svennes,
Harry Fischer, Randy Smith
Randy Smith
Jack Fox, Delores Bourk
Harry Fischer
Alberta Assoc. of Senior Centres
Go Seniors Society
New Horizons for Seniors Program
View our Website
www.nordbridgeseniors.com
for information, photos, video, Newsletters and more.
MEMBERSHIP: OPEN TO ALL SENIORS AGE 55 PLUS. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: TO YOUNGER INDIVIDUALS WHOSE SPOUSE IS 55 AND A MEMBER.
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PRESIDENT’S REPORT
I am pleased to start my tenure as
your President. It is with a bit of apprehension that I begin my three-year term.
For the past three years I served as VicePresident under the capable leadership of
Jim Hahn. I think that with the support of
Jim and the great team of people on the
Nord-Bridge Board, all should go well. At
the March 4th Annual General Meeting
three new Board members and one returning Board member
were elected. We welcome back Marilyn Gillies, and are
pleased to introduce new Board members George Berg, Jack
Fox and Debra Dunsmore. These new Board members join
the present Board including Delores Bourk, Norene Easthope,
Clay Olsen, Doug Youngren and Donna Takeda. The new Executive includes Past-President, Jim Hahn, new VicePresident, Rodger Halvorsen, Treasurer, Roberta Svennes and
Secretary, Marilynn Heaton as well as myself as your President. I think this will be a great Board to represent your
Centre.
We often talk about how important volunteers are to
Nord-Bridge. The members of your Board are great volunteers, giving of their time to do the business required in running this Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre. We are all proud of our
facility and grateful to everyone who volunteers to make it
so special. When you see someone giving of their time at our
Center, please say a big thanks to them. We could not survive without their commitment.
A musical event coming up this month is the
“Popovich Show” on Wednesday April 15th at 1:30 p.m. in
the Multi-Purpose Hall. This is a great group and for us a
great fundraiser with the cost being only $10.00. We extend
thanks to our fine sponsors Southern Alberta Hearing Aid
and Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home & Cremation Services. We are also looking forward to the
Miner’s Memorial Banquet on May 1st. The Miner’s Raffle
tickets will be drawn at this event. Those tickets are now
available at the Nord-Bridge office.
I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you and I
look forward to talking to you again next month.
Pat Santa
APRIL SAFETY TIPS
In your home, apartment, condo or
suite - thieves can gain entry; always
lock your doors. Use a peephole, window or screen door to identify visitors.
Talk to them through a locked door.
Only “buzz in” people you know or are
expecting; maintenance workers
should contact the building manager.
On your telephone...don’t recognize a
number? Don’t answer it! Be wary of
limited time offers, pushy sales people and requests for personal information. If you are uncomfortable, hang up or close your door. When
receiving a phone call that asks you to push numbers for more information, or to win a prize, don’t proceed. Hang up! This is a scam...it will
end up costing you money.
From “Lethbridge Seniors Safety Calendar 2015” brought to you by Lethbridge
Elder Abuse Response Network (L.E.A.R.N.)
Heather Clark
Maria Fitzpatrick
Linda Mazzuca
Michelle Landriault
George Siegl
Maria Siegl
Fred Veres
Mabel Carnaghan
Margaret Findlay
Darlene Bugeaud
Diann Langlois
Gerry Boessenkool
William Stewart
Sherrie Shears
Tami Gaudry
Connie Jones
Roger Mueller
Harold Schroeder
Carol Tunnah
Angela Bodnaruk
Velvet Ajtai
Jim Flanagan
Nord-Bridge Meetings Reminder
Each Month
Outreach Committee
Executive Meeting
Winners Bingo Committee
Board of Directors Meeting
Finance Committee
Annually
Annual General Meeting
General Member Meeting
First Monday
First Wednesday
Second Tuesday
Second Wednesday
Last Thursday
9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
First Wed of March
First Wed of November
9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Go Seniors Society
Regular Board Meetings
Feb, April, June, October
Annually
Annual General Meeting
Second Tuesday
9:00 a.m.
First Tuesday of April
9:00 a.m.
Greg Weadick, MLA
LETHBRIDGE WEST
The Radio Flyer
By Jack Simmons, Mind Joggers Group
When I was a young man of six years or seven,
And looked up to boys who were over eleven,
I was dreaming through the catalog of Mr. Macleod,
When a write up and picture put me way up on a cloud.
Contact Greg at (403)329-4644
or via e-mail at:
[email protected]
or drop by 402 - 8 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 2J7
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We lessen the expense ~
Not the care
Ph. 403-329-4934
NORD-BRIDGE CARD CRAFTERS
If mum showed dad I hoped they’d be on the hook,
Boy was I thankful Mr. Macleod made that book,
My birthday was in March six whole weeks away.
I must start right now their loving hearts to sway.
I hauled loads of fire wood to mum in the kitchen,
And chop to the barn for cows, pigs and chickens,
All this I did with my little two-kid toboggan,
This was to show a wagon would be a good bargain.
The sixth day of March was my birthday you see,
And on that day I received the gift with great glee,
Now when I see Radio Flyer wagon so bold,
It brings back old memories that are like real gold.
Gift Bags are now available in the Boutique!
Exciting news from Card Crafters - gift bags are
now available all year long, not just at Christmas time. Sets of two small gift bags are selling for $1 per set. They are great for gift cards
and other small gift items. Please purchase
sets as put together.
Help support the Nord-Bridge Senior Centre.
Buy your gift bags here.
I tore out that page and folded it neat,
Finished my task and put down the seat,
Slammed shut the door to keep out the hens,
Chickens even in January should be in pens.
I plowed through the snow and around the gate,
Across the big ice patch trying to skate,
I roared into the porch and ran out of my boots.
Showed mum the picture and gave a good hoots.
Give us a call regarding …
Affordable Pre-arrangement Options
Evergreen’s Budget ~ Conscious Pricing
Because Cost
Is An Option
There letter B on the top left of page twenty-seven,
Was the reason I could feel I was up in Heaven,
Shinning red paint on its metal box sides,
Fat black rubber tires on which it would glide.
Pat Kincade
I am Tammy Perlich
My promise to you is:
I will be responsible to you as a resident of Lethbridge East.
I will listen to your issues & work hard to achieve resolution.
I have a proven track record of public service.
I want to be your MLA for lethbridge East.
I will need your vote.
I will be at Nord-Bridge Senior Centre on April 17, April 24 ,
and May 8, to visit with you.
PAID FOR BY THE COMMITTEE
TO ELECT TAMMY PERLICH
Please visit my website: www.tammyperlich.ca to read more about
my goals or to get involved. I can be reached at [email protected]
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Greetings Members,
During the past month I have certainly been reminded
on numerous occasions of all the support individual
members receive from the friends and acquaintances
made or sustained here at Nord-Bridge. An example is
an email my wife received last evening from a Convener of one of our social and fundraising clubs. This individual, with thoughtful kindness, welcomed Janay into an activity that will
certainly be good for her health. Valerie in her Newsletter article spoke of
the same topic, and how members and friends from Nord-Bridge have
supported her as she recovered from major surgery. Today I am also
mindful of David and Sherri Ng and children, who have just lost a loved
one. Unfortunately, Sherri’s father recently passed away, and we extend
our condolences. I know David has appreciated all who have spoken with
him about this passing; and those who have stepped up to fill a portion of
the many daily duties he performs. We have several members in hospital
right now, and again I have seen how other members have networked with
friends at Nord-Bridge to provide the many kinds of supports needed for
each unique circumstance. Our condolences and get well wishes go out
the members specifically mentioned in this Newsletter (please see that
report). One individual listed, our appropriately designated “Visiting Angle”
Lydia Prokop, for years has been making daily visits to hospital, homes,
and assisted living facilities to extend get well wishes. As I visited the Intensive Care department earlier this week, I learned she is still busy and
inspiring the nursing staff in her unit. I just wish our Governments, both
Federal, Provincial, and Municipal, would recognize the important role
Alberta’s senior centres such as Nord-Bridge play in the health and wellness of our citizenry. In the upcoming Provincial and Federal elections,
please make sure all candidates, specifically your candidate, understands
this message.
Our newly elected President, Pat Santa, wrote a great article this month
telling you about our March AGM, and the results of our Board election. I
too congratulate all of those who have been elected to work with your Centre’s administration, in planning and guiding our specific activities, programs, and policies. We have a strong Executive leadership in place, that
together with selfless Board members, can help us build upon our history,
and make new successes.
As a final note, I wish all members a pleasant and meaningful Easter
season. I remind members that your Centre will be closed on Good Friday through Easter Monday. May you enjoy the good company of
friends and family during this early spring break.
Respectfully yours,
Randy Smith
LUNCH WITH CITY COUNCILLORS
Councillor
Jeff
Coffman
Friday,
May 15
www.mbfunerals.com
Councillor
Ryan Parker
Tues, April 7
Councillor
Blaine
Hyggen
Friday,
April 17
Learn more about our City’s governance and our representatives
in our comfortable and convenient Dunford Diner. All City
Councillors are encouraged to join us frequently. Confirm
your visits by e-mail to [email protected]
Programmer’s Report by
It’s hard to believe the month of April is already here. With
warm spring weather approaching, many of our winter programs
will be wrapping up and taking a break for the spring and summer
months. Thank you to all the registered participants and instructors for contributing to a very successful winter programming session.
A friendly reminder: On April 2nd at 10:00 am the NordBridge Floor Curling group will host an Easter Ham Floor Curling
Tournament. The $2.00/person entry fee will get each individual
4 throws. The two males and two females with the highest point
totals from the 4 throws will each win a Ham! You don’t have to
be a floor curler to enter. Take a chance and give your luck a
shot. To register sign up during any of the regular Floor Curling
times.
Spring Programs: Please note additional sessions have
been added to Fitball and Exercise with Arthritis. Exercise with
Arthritis will start an 8 week session on April 21st (Tuesdays at
2:00 pm). Fitball will start its Spring session on April 22nd
(Wednesdays at 3:00 pm) for 8 weeks as well. To register please
see the Front Desk. Also, we have moved Belly Dance and
Broadway Dance programs to start on April 9th. If you are interested please talk to me at the Front Desk for more information.
Program Cancellations: On April 15th, Line Dancing,
Darts, Capet Bowling (1:00 pm) and Fitball will all be cancelled to
accommodate the Popovich Show. Also, on April 27th Fit Ball,
Floor Curling and Darts will be cancelled to accommodate the
Zone 1 Floor Curling Playoffs.
From the Desk of Val
Hello members! First of all I would like to extend a big
thank you to everyone for all the cards, food, and visits I
received while I was hospitalized and at home relaxing
and resting in my easy chair. I am so grateful to the
many wonderful friends that I have made since working
for Nord-Bridge. It has been a total of 24 happy years.
My time off has gone fast but the rest and relaxation has been good for
me. I now know what it is like when one is in retirement. I had time to
catch up on business and at the same time, just relax and indulge in hobbies like knitting, reading, watching T.V. especially the curling games
of which I am an avid fan. I have missed seeing all of your friendly
faces but I will be back on the job very soon. Thanks to my assistant,
Heather and to my superb volunteers for doing a fabulous job in my
absence.
With spring upon us, it is time to plan travel outings and we want YOU
to be part of our travel program. Please read in detail the Travel News
on Page 15 of this Newsletter. We want YOU to be able to enjoy yourselves by getting out and about. We will no longer book Stage West or
Rose Bud trips as both of these venues require 38 committed passengers. We have had to cancel the last two Rose Bud trips due to LACK
OF INTEREST. We have a deposit on hold at Rose Bud that we would
like to use so read the details for upcoming shows in Rose Bud. IS
THERE INTEREST FOR THE UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF THE WIZARD OF OZ? If we
can’t book a trip to Rose Bud soon, we will lose our
deposit. There has been a disappointing lack of
interest in trips this winter. Please stop by and talk
to Heather or myself and let us know where or what
kinds of trips you would be interested in taking.
We look forward to your suggestions.
Valerie Arkinstall
Our office is more than happy to assist you in navigating
your way through Federal Government services.
We regularly help constituents:
 Contact Federal departments and agencies;
 Obtain Canadian pins and flags;
 Request a meeting;
 Make claim inquires about Employment Insurance,
Canada Pension Plan, or Citizenship and Immigration;
 Order congratulatory certificates for birthdays or anniversaries;
 Access information on Government legislation, and
 Submit a petition to the House of Commons.
These are just a few ways we can be of service to you. If you
have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to
contact my office.
Jim Hillyer, MP Lethbridge
255 8th St. S
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4Y1
403-320-0070
e-mail: [email protected]
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WIN CAZH AT NORD-BRIDGE!
DAILY 50/50 DRAW
Nord-Bridge hosts a Daily 50/50 Draw to help raise
much needed funds. Half of the proceeds go to the
Centre. Members may enter for other members and
you do not need to be present to win.
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST:
Hold a current REGULAR, ASSOCIATE
or LIFE Membership.
2.
Cost to play is 25¢
3.
Draws will be made at 12:15 p.m.
4.
After the draw, members may
sign-in for the next day’s draw.
1.
RECENT WINNERS
Edna Foster $790 Mar. 19
Lois Gilbert $113 Mar. 27
MONTHLY 50/50 Toonie Draw
Nord-Bridge holds a “Monthly 50/50 Toonie Draw”
on the third or fourth Friday of each month.
Members do not have to be present to win. The
Nord-Bridge share of proceeds is dedicated to
Programming. TO PLAY:
1. Fill out an envelope for the draw at the draw
desk in the Dunford Diner.
2. Drop a Toonie into the envelope
and deposit it into the Draw Box.
3. Come out to lunch on “draw day”
to see if you are the winner. The
more times you enter, the more
chances you have of winning!
RECENT WINNERS
Feb. 27 Shirley Boychuk $189
Mar. 28 Shirley Boychuk $238
Yes, Shirley won two months in a row!
Next Draw April 24, 2015
SOUND SYSTEM DRAW
Proceeds of Monday Jam draws are earmarked to assist with sound system and
AV costs in the building.
MONDAY JAM 50/50 WINNERS
March 2 Ray Jackson $52/Gerry Boessenkool $52
March 9 Dale Thompson $53/Helen Beatty $53
March 16 Pino,Mouse,Edward $51/H. Wright $51
March 23 Ann Pauls $50/Helen & Roy $50
March 30 TBA
Thanks Jammers, Volunteers and Patrons. Thanks
also to Helen Gepneris & Jim Hahn for
selling tickets at Monday Jams.
NORD-BRIDGE BUILDING FUND RECENT DONORS
In Memory of Leo Grismer (Past President) $100
Isabel Duell $200
NORD-BRIDGE IN-HOUSE BINGO
Cumulative proceeds from Jan 1, 2015
Through March 20, 2015: $ 4,653.50
BUILDING FUND UPDATE:
Total Fund-Raising Goal
From City of Lethbridge
From Various Provincial Grants
From Various Federal Grants
From Nord-Bridge
- by Fundraising
Goal
Achieved
$6,250,000
750,000
2,500,000
500,000
82%
66%
7%
2,500,000
81%
Total Contributions to our
Building Fund 1998 through March 2015
Still needed by N-B Fundraising
$ 2,034,485
$ 465,515
Bonnie Hammond
and her team of over 20 volunteers
who work up to nine Winner’s Bingo
events every month. Their dedication has translated into significant
funding for our Centre.
Breakfasts from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Daily lunch specials 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Homemade soups, sandwiches and treats plus Menu
items including hot and cold sandwiches, burgers,
fish, fries, onion rings, salads, desserts and more!
Friday Lunch Specials $6.50
April 10 Crispy Chicken, Roast Potatoes and Veggies
April 17 Shrimp, Bacon & Steak Skewer, Rice & Salad
April 24 Veal Cutlet Mashed Potatoes & Veggies
All You Can Eat
Breakfast Buffet
First Wednesday of
each month $6.50
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Free Initial Legal Consultation
Wills...Estate Planning...
and other matters as you may require.
Nord-Bridge offers this service through
RYAN CHAN, B.A., J.D.
Nord-Bridge Seniors
Fitness 55 Club
Nord-Bridge membership, plus a special
user fee is applicable.
Annual Pass - $180
Monthly Pass - $18
20 Visit Pass - $25
There is also a $10 refundable deposit on the
electronic access key fob.
Meet with Jim Scott, Certified Personal Trainer
Wednesday mornings, for safe training tips and
motivational goal setting advice.
DARTS REPORT
Ken Bobinec, Convener
Our program is going very well with 28 participants.
We now play every Wednesday and most Mondays
at 1 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Hall.
Everyone is welcome as we still have
room for more players. We play for
fun... but you will be surprised at
how quickly your skill level will improve. Join us. Give DARTS a try!
Upcoming FREE consultation dates:
Friday, April 11 & Friday, May 8
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Contact the Front Desk to schedule
an appointment. Phone: (403)329-3222
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Our FREE Tax Program continues through April 30th (for
income received in 2014).
PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers will not be able
to prepare returns for incomes over $35,000
for a single person; over $45,000 for a couple; returns for deceased or bankrupt persons; individuals with investment income
over $1,000; or any complex tax situation.
Appointments can be made at the NordBridge Centre Reception Desk or by telephone at 403-329-3222. This is a FREE
service, HOWEVER, donations to NordBridge would be greatly appreciated.
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OUTREACH REPORT by Rodger Halvorsen
Our March event held on Monday, March 16 carried a St.
Patrick’s Theme. We received over 90 guests joining us
for a fun afternoon with the help of 21 volunteers. Due to
a schedule conflict we missed our group from Vulcan. Our
entertainers for the afternoon were the musical duo “JustAnk”. The afternoon began with a half hour of Card Bingo
called by Bud and Ash followed by 45 minutes of Irish
Tunes by Justine and Frank Sera. The March Door Prize
winner was Anita, of Sunrise Village! Special thanks is extended to our set up/take down crew which included Joe
and Diane Smith, Woody Neeley and Glen Siggelkow.
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We look forward to our next event.
Our April 20 event theme “April
Showers Bring May Flowers” will
feature the colour Yellow with special tones of Easter and Spring.
Our Musical entertainers will be
“Ann Pauls & Friends”. Plan to be
part of another great afternoon at
our friendly centre. Register early
and wear something yellow!
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Rodger Halvorsen
CONDOLENCES:
During the month of March we lost long time
member Rita Burgwall; Robert Hamilton and
Life Member Kay Aubin. Our condolences
also go out to David & Sherri Ng on the loss
of Sherri’s father, Dennis Gooch
GET WELL WISHES:
Dean Holmes is now home; Jack Butlin, who
broke his leg the day after losing his wife
Jean, has been moved from the Hospital to
St. Mike’s; Faye Skidmore had eye surgery in
the hospital in Calgary and is now recovering at home; Alice
Strickland is recovering nicely from knee surgery and has
been in to Nord-Bridge; Barry Fawcett in Calgary for vascular
surgery; and Oscar Ludwig in the Hospital.
Our wonderful “Visiting Angel”
Lydia Prokop is still in the hospital, post surgery and improving
daily. Our thoughts, best wishes
and lots of hugs go out to her at
this time. We offer a heart-felt
thank you to Chris Figenshau for
stepping up and taking over a lot
of Lydia’s responsibilities.
#8, 1904 - 13 Ave. N
Lethbridge, Alberta
403-320-1170
Affordable lifeline within the Community
Chinook LifeCare has been
providing emergency response service for over 27
years to clients in Lethbridge,
Taber and surrounding communities. Visit our office at
Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre
to view all the options for extending independent living.
HELP IS AT HAND
Chat with a member of the Lethbridge
Regional Police Services about law enforcement or elder abuse concerns.
Constable Les Vonkeman will be here
on the second Wednesday of each
month, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the
Dunford Diner. Visit with him on April
8. or May 13.
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L.A. SHUTTLE
earrange the letters in the words below to
make three six-letter words when a “W” is
added.
Express Passenger Service
Between Lethbridge and Calgary
Bookings Call: 403-380-2015
In Calgary Call: 403-681-4038
Airport Service
Medical Appointments
Residential Drop off and Pick up
ANSWERS
Did you know? Grandpa was proud because he had child proofed the house…
..but they still got in!
INWARD
LAWYER
WRYEST
R
Sheila Brust, Convener
Playing the “W”
Scrabble anyone? Update your game by joining us
on Tuesdays at 1:30 in the Dunford Diner Annex.
Happy Easter, everyone!
EUCHRE REPORT
April showers, bring May flowers, so I hope
you got your bulbs and seeds in. Meanwhile, our
Euchre group is growing. We have about 28 full
full-time players so come out and join the fun. We
play on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. We also have a teacher
at 12:30 to give you some tips.
Stay for coffee and conversation after the game. See
you soon.
Rodney Foster, Convener
FALL IN-HOUSE TOURNAMENT AWARDS LUNCHEON
BY Eva Deringer
On Thursday, March 12 we held our Annual Awards Presentations &
Luncheon. Those invited were participants of our in-house tournaments which were held in November and December of 2014. Programs represented included: Carpet Bowling, Floor Curling, Darts,
Shuffleboard, Floor Shuffleboard, Pool (8 Ball), Pool (9 Ball), Snooker and Pool Golf.
Winning participants were recognized with Gold, Silver and Bronze
medals. Helen Gepneris and Bill McTighe as our MC’s, had the
honor of giving out over 60 medals to our competitors. A delicious
roast beef dinner prepared by our Nord-Bridge cooks completed the
event. Congratulations to all of our winners and thanks to our volunteers who helped with the luncheon and to our staff who contributed
to this event.
While at the Nord-Bridge
Centre you can access
our in-building internet
service at:
User ID: FriendlyCentre
Password: myfriendlycentre
(Shaw Cable subscribers see below)
FOR SHAW SUBSCRIBERS: We are pleased to
announce that our building is equipped with
Shaw) Go WiFi. To connect at Nord-Bridge:
1.
Access the network / WiFi settings on
your device.
2.
Select ShawOpen from the list of networks.
3.
Open your browser.
4.
Sign in using your @shaw.ca email address and password.
Any questions? Please call 1-888-472-2222 or
visit http://www.shaw.ca/internet/wifi/.
This is a free service to Nord-Bridge provided by Shaw.
Alberta Government
Seniors Information
1-877-644-9992
www.health.ab.ca
Are you buried under a pile of paperwork?
Confused about Government forms?
If so, contact “Seniors Helping Seniors” here
at Nord-Bridge. We have friendly trained
volunteers to help you Monday through
Friday 9 am to 12 noon; and Monday,
Wednesday, Friday 1 to 3 pm. Call us at
403-329-3222 to make an appointment.
Professional &
Courteous
Spring
Window Cleaning
Service
Put the sparkle back into your view!
Marco Escobar
403.393.6764
[email protected]
HOSACK DENTURE
CLINIC LTD.
Formerly Dietrich Denture Clinic
Allen N. Hosack, DD
Denture Specialist

Equilibrated Dentures

Quality Custom Precision Dentures

Partial & Implant Dentures

Relines & Repairs
Improving southern Albertans’ smiles for 2 Generations
403-327-7244
1-877-467-2251 TOLL FREE
604—6th Street South, Lethbridge, AB
Nord-Bridge
Seniors Centre
IN-HOUSE BINGO
FRIDAY AFTERNOON
 Bonanza Pre-call 1:00 pm
 Games Start 1:30 pm
 Regular Book - $5.00
 3 Extra Games - $1.00 each
Transportation is available for members; $3.00
each way. Phone Front Desk at least one day
ahead at 329-3222 to confirm.
M
embers are urged to attend our in-house
presentations. A lot of planning goes into
these sessions both by the presenters and our
staff. Topics are varied and always designed
with our demographic in mind
Downsizing Dilemma?
Need to Move On?
We Can Help…
● Sorting ● Organizing
● Selling Unneeded Furnishings
● Packing ● Arranging Movers
● Unpacking
Call Wendy Gillett for your complimentary in-home
consultation and free estimate.
403-388-4122 (Office) 403-315-1729 (Cell)
www.roost2roost.ca
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Go Friendly Shuttle
Call us at 403-329-3222 to book your rides for your preferred
days and times. We provide convenient service direct from your
door to our door. The cost to use the Go Friendly Service is
$3.00 each way. Pay cash or use your L.A. Transit BREEZE CARD.
TRAVEL NEWS 
PLEASE NOTE: ALL NON-MEMBERS must pay an additional $20 for all Nord-Bridge trips.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
LOCAL CASINO
Pick-ups start at 9:30 A.M. to arrive at the
Casino by 11:15 A.M.
You get a FREE lunch
while you GAMBLE.
Bus departs Casino for
home at 3:00 P.M.
Cost: $8.00
May 24th to May 26th, 2015
St. Eugene Casino & Golf Resort,
Cranbrook, BC.
A 3-day, 2-night trip for golf, gambling or
just relaxing at this luxurious resort.
Cost per person:
$190 (Double Occupancy)
$275 (Single Occupancy)
Golf Available (not
included), see Val or
Heather for more
details.
Must CONFIRM by
April 24th.
A Little Travel Humor:
On a cross-country bus trip, Mrs. Davis became extremely queasy due to motion sickness. She made her
way to the restroom only to find it locked. She went
back to her seat, laid her head back and tried to fight
off the nausea. Unsuccessfully, she rolled her head to
the right and threw up on the lap
of a man who was dozing and who
was therefore unaware of what
had happened. When the fellow
awoke, he was shocked to find
himself covered in vomit. Turning
to him, Mrs. Davis said, "There
now, are you feeling better?"
JUBILATIONS DINNER THEATRE, CALGARY
JUNE 2, 2015
“Oh Boy, BUDDY HOLLY!”
Special “Seniors Matinee” performance of the hits made popular
during the Buddy Holly era.
Cost: $80/Members
$100/Non-Members
(includes a 3 course meal)
DEADLINE FOR BOOKING IS MAY 19, 2015
TRIP NEWS— Unfortunately, several of our recent
planned outings have been cancelled due to lack of
interest. Stay tuned for our Spring and Summer
trips, including the ever-popular
MYSTERY TRIPS! Bring your suggestions to Val or Heather so they can plan
your favorite trips for you.
Triple D Tours
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Brochures are now available here at Nord-Bridge.
Remember a $50 deposit is required at sign-up.
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Spokane Shopping Getaway - April 17 - 20, 2015
Yellowstone National Park - June 20 - 25, 2015
Deadwood, South Dakota - September 20 - 26, 2015
Spokane Shopping Getaway - Oct. 23 - 26, 2015
Coeur D’Alene Casino & Christmas Light Tour by
boat (spectacular) Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2015
Cross Iron Mills/Christmas Light Tour - three
dates, December 7, 8, and 9, 2015
Contact Donna at Triple D Tours 403-394-0349
Make sure your completed registration form is
stamped with “Nord-Bridge” to ensure our
commission.
ROLL & STROLL PROGRAM This program continues year ‘round. New walkers are
always welcome to join this senior friendly program each Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until Noon.
If you live alone and need to get out and about, this program is for you! COST: $3
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