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As a non-profit organization, we rely on the support of our community.

Any donation is greatly appreciated.

IT'S SENIORS' WEEK IN CALGARY!

Starting on June 1st, there is a week full of great programs and opportunities for seniors to take part in in the Calgary area. Click HERE to see what each day holds!

BOW CLIFF'S THANKFULNESS BOARD

Here, you can share something you are thankful for!

Click the pink plus sign on the bottom right hand corner, and write some positive thoughts. You can remain anonymous, or you can sign your name! All comments will be monitored.


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To maintain the safest environment possible for our members and staff in this declared state of emergency

BOW CLIFF SENIORS HAS SUSPENDED ALL PROGRAMS, AND CLASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

This includes ALL art, exercise, music, bridge and lunch and drop-in programs.

The center will be closed until further notice. The office will be responding to e-mails and voice messages as quickly as possible.

For urgent matters, please contact John @ 403.614.7365, Angela @ 250.775.0101, or Holly @ 403.700.3528.

Please stay safe and follow Alberta Health Services direction and guidelines:

https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx


A Poem 

By Derk Doornbos

Oh, pandemic loosen your odious grip

For Linda is deprived of her daily trip

She yearns for Bowcliff and its echoing hall

To hug and be hugged by all


Oh, odious pandemic so mean

She must help with lunches and dishes clean

She misses, Sally, Carla, Gail and Jean

And in the doorways of Angela Holly and John to Lean


Monthly “Social” meals go uncooked

To 3375 Spruce Drive Linda is hooked

But daily myriad phone calls must suffice

And the Hallmark channel has become a vice


Jigsaw puzzles and books are what she’s got

As the weekly Bridge games are not

Of Covid 19 she does a grouse

Oh Pandemic release her from the house


A Message from our Councillor, Evan Woolley

Use less water this summer 

With the warmer months fast approaching, it’s time to prepare your yard for the upcoming seasons. By making some simple changes, you can enjoy a beautiful yard that’s green in more ways than one! 

Here are some helpful tips to make your YardSmart:

·         Choose water-wise plants. They need less watering, which means conserving our resources and savings on your water bill. Plants native to our region are a wise choice because they thrive in our unique climate. 

·         Add pollinator-friendly plants. Our flowering plants and crops rely on pollinators, such as bees. Invite these powerhouses into your yard by planting a variety of white, yellow, blue and purple native flowers that bloom in all seasons. We recommend avoiding pesticides because they can’t discriminate between pests and beneficial insects. Remember, dandelions are not a noxious weed, and are a source of pollen and nectar for bees. For more information on pollinators check out calgary.ca/wildlife and click on the bee!

·         Keep your grass 3 inches long. Leaving your grass longer helps develops a deeper root system, keeping the roots cool in the heat and dry weather. Spreading mulch, such as bark or wood chips, also is a healthy choice to reduce evaporation and slow weed growth.

Simple changes can make a big difference! More information about creating a YardSmart yard can be found at calgary.ca/yardsmart


JOIN AMICA ASPEN WOODS FOR A VIRTUAL HOW-TO ON FLOWER ARRANGING.

Click HERE to see some beautiful flower arrangements.

STAY CONNECTED 

See below for links to activity sites and other things to keep you busy.

To participate in an online chat with other members, click HERE

Mental Health Supports

TEXT4HOPE: Supporting Mental Health and Wellness in a Time of Stress and Isolation. The Mental Health Foundation along with other organizations have created a free service to provide people with daily advice and encouragement. Click HERE to see their website and instructions on how to subscribe.

If you need mental health support with someone over the phone, the Calgary Distress Center is offering help over the phone or online: HERE


REMEMBER TO

BREATHE

Breathing deeply helps us calm our Autonomic Nervous System, which is in charge of our stress response.


Take care of yourself, and take some time now to breathe.

A MESSAGE FROM DIANE SMITH, OUR MINDFUL MOVEMENTS AND TEA INSTRUCTOR:

I have been teaching meditation at Bow Cliff Seniors for over 3 years. I love teaching, listening and learning from everyone - especially seniors.

I have deep desire to develop more community and connection. Please join us with a cup of tea on Tuesday afternoons online from 2-3pm and, for Women only, Fridays 10-11am.

If you are interested, please contact Angela Roberts at angela@bowcliffseniors.org, and she will give you more information.

Namaste,

Diane Smith.


REMEMBER TO LAUGH!

Laughter is the BEST medicine! It helps us deal with stressful times. Here are some FUN videos to make you smile! Click HERE for more funny videos!


COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

STAY SAFE ONLINE:

When using online activities over this next few weeks, here are some suggestions to keep yourself safe:

Before discussing the online activities available for seniors, it’s important to take a moment to talk about safety.

Oscar Senior is a communication platform that can help you stay in touch with your family + friends, have fun online in a safe space, and learn about technology: https://www.oscarsenior.com/

Remember:

  • Not to give out any personal or sensitive information online. 
  • To always select a non-identifiable username. 
  • How to recognize the ‘secure’ symbol in the address bar.
  • Not to click on pop-up advertisements. 

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES SELF-ASSESSMENT:

 Alberta Health Services has released a new "Self-Assessment" tool. Here is the link:

https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Journey/COVID-19/Pages/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=sem&utm_campaign=Covid19&utm_term=self-assessment&utm_content=GoA-sitelink-v1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw6sHzBRCbARIsAF8FMpX-NePZzVWliC1RyZt-LwvYBn0izNjf2u_yzsI12yQ2eA6yZBbbLbQaAvldEALw_wcB&fbclid=IwAR3i9rbG1cG6eyZHcO3w4XEgQLvVTg4f4Wj7lsSMC_EaVChHEqiEMx8d6Aw

RELIGIOUS LINKS AND CHURCHES ONLINE:

If you are in search of an online service, simply Google your denomination and there are plenty of religious services streaming online!


from our Executive Director




Monthly Newsletter

The Bow Cliff Seniors Communicator helps you stay up to date on all out events, programming and MORE!

Read what's going on at the Bow Cliff Centre 50+ in our Monthly Newsletter. 

Pick up your copy at the office or download it HERE


Upcoming events

CLASSES AND PROGRAMS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


Membership

Are you 50+? Then why not join in on the fun?!

We offer two different membership options to better fit your needs. Visit our 'Join Us' page for pricing information. 

Memberships can be purchased over the telephone or in person at our office. 

Join us now!

Connect with us!

A big THANK YOU for our sponsors and their ongoing support!

Email us

info@bowcliffseniors.org

Call or Fax Us
Office: (403) 246.0390                ED Office: (403)240.0250

Fax: 587.352.6894

Address:
3375 Spruce Drive SW  Calgary , Alberta                          T3C 3A3

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