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.
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:
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
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
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