Follow along with David Dorian Ross and learn 10 Tai Chi Moves that will bring our Chi inline while reliving the stress that builds up in our muscles. David says this is ” a perfect way to start your day, and keep it going until the end. Tai Chi is meditation in motion – an easy path to daily mindfulness, designed so that anyone can follow, and easily find their FLOW.”
This week went by fast as we prepare for the end of summer and the beginning of Autumn. Whether we are busy in the yard or trying to catch the last rays of summer, there is always time to sit back and enjoy a laugh or two. Today we are going to travel to eras gone by reminiscing from days long ago. So here is a little bit of humour with a blast from the past.
Please check out the poll below and let us know if you like to see more comic strips from the past.
A little Snippet from the Frontier from 1957 Did you read this strip when you were young?
1960’s Sunday Comic Advertisement. Do you remember this?
The Scottish Curse from 1979 (Golf Anyone)
Marmaduke 1980, Not so much a Lap dog.
Fred and Earnest~~Patting your Resume 1994
Are you ready for our 19th addition of Trivia Thursday? Today’s topic is Movies and TV Shows. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers obvious while others might be harder to figure out. The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?
Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.
Ready…. Set… Go….. Have Fun
- In My Cousin Vinny, what crime was Vinny’s cousin and his college friend mistakenly charged with?
- In Revenge of the Nerds, what course of study did nerds Lewis Skolnick and Gilbert Loew purse at Adams College?
- In Home Alone where did the family fly off to without Kevin?
- What was Margaret Houlihan’s nick name on MASH?
- Complete the tagline from The X-Files “The truth ____”.
- In The Ten Commandments, what holds the Egyptian Soldiers back as Moses parts the Red Sea?
- Complete this tagline from Grease “Grease is____.”
- Name the series Touch by an Angel was a spin off from.
- What popular sitcom set in the 50’s did Laverne and Shirley spin off from?
- What long running sitcom did Frasier spin off from?
Julia was approaching the lane-way of Promise Land, the ranch she knew as home. She reminisced of the happy days she had as a foster child with the Bells who owned this piece of paradise. Their loving kindness is what helped heal the hole that was in her heart.
As she walked down the lane, before her was the large Willow tree she would climb up and eat her hot lips candy. Oh how she loved the burning sensation in her mouth, with her tongue being the pillar of fire.
She traveled around the world for a computer science magazine but the beauty of Paris, or the sunsets of Hawaii could not compare to the heavenly acres that were before her. As she approached the wraparound porch of the huge 1800’s red brick farm house a murder of crows flew above her heading towards the ripening cornfields.
It reminded her of the excitement she had the first time she chased them out of the fields. Their cawing was loud and they were intimidating but Mary Bell always said they were more scared of them then she was.
As she reached for the door Jeremy opened it, “Julia we have been waiting for you. The word is out there that you were coming home for a season. Oh how mom has been waiting for you. Give me your bags I will take them to your room. Go rest in the living room dad is kindling a fire”
“Oh you are still a sweetheart. Thank you Jeremy.” She handed him her bags,
“Before you go,” she grabbed him by the arm, “Give me a hug”
She headed to the living room after their embrace; the aroma of pumpkin pie filled the house. “Mary always loves to bake” she thought to herself
Walking into the living room, she saw George stoking the fire while Mary was knitting.
“Cheers” she exclaimed as she pulled a bottle of French Champagne out her large handbag. They look up to see her, their faces beaming as they smiled at her.
“Who says you can’t go home?” Julie thought as she walked towards them.
As we move forward through the month, the skyline changes with new beauty all around; from the sun looking like the moon with fall flowers blooming to the farmers harvesting their fields. Today, we share our resident cyclist’s photos as she travels to areas that many may have never seen. Finding creatures and beauty where ever she goes.
We are always looking for new perspectives of our local beauty. If you have some that you like to share please send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful.
It has come to our researcher’s attention that many of our members and the seniors in our community (those 65+) may not be aware that there is financial help for those dealing with Diabetes. The Ontario Government offers a small financial assistance through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to help those that are insulin depended.
There is small financial aid to help pay for the needles and syringes. Those that qualify are entitled to a payment of $170 once a year.
**If using Google Chrome please make sure you right click on the downloaded Application (1429-67E) on your computer and click on Always open in Adobe Reader. This is a fillable and printable PDF and can not open in Chrome
There is also financial aid to help for those who are on insulin pumps or need to get one.
Through the Assistive Devices Program ADP they cover:
- 100% of the ADP price of an insulin pump
- $2,400 a year for supplies used with an insulin pump, paid in $600 instalments every three months
- any amount over $2,400 to be paid by you
For more information about either the Insulin Pump or Diabetic supplies for Seniors and if you qualify please Click here to check out their website
As we tend to move on in our lives we sometimes forget the importance our posture is to our physical health, as well as help us avoid injury. In a fun and unique way Meredith regain good posture so our bones are well aligned with the rest of the body, while the tension in our muscles and ligaments is properly distributed. We can improve our posture and kyphosis to help us avoid injuries and feel more energetic.
Keeping with our apple theme for this month, we have a wonderful Apple Cinnamon Bread share by one of our local readers/friend Joni. This delicious recipe is just the thing to help celebrate the harvest season. Not only will it be a tasty treat for your family and/or friends, your home will be filled with a warm and inviting aroma that will remind you of your childhood. As always below is a downloadable/printable version for you to add to your collection.
1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter softened, reduced fat, smooth
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, imitation no alcohol
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk fat free
1 apple, peeled and chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside. Beat white sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until incorporated; add vanilla extract.
Combine flour and baking powder together in another bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture. Mix milk into batter until smooth. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Next add half the apples and half the brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.
Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and add more brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a finger or spoon.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.
Today’s Tai Chi instruction will be with Helen Liang. In this 15 minute video Helen bring an authentic form of Tai Chi to help your a line your Chi while stretching out your muscles. The traditional music in the background helps one relax during your session.
Helen Liang is a Canadian Medal winning Master who has been practising Tia Chi since she was a child and has been instructing since she was 15. She has been featured in many magazines and television Programs.
Well Labour Day is gone and school has be gone. The Monarch are gathering and the swallows are flocking to start their journey south. Remember to take some time and enjoy these days of beauty and relieve your stress with a little bit of Humour.
For Our Runners
For the Cat Lover
First Week Of School
Things Kids Say
For Our Scrabble Lovers
Are you ready for our 18th addition of Trivia Thursday? Today is all about September. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers obvious while others might be harder to figure out. The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?
Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.
Ready…. Set… Go….. Have Fun
- What is September’s gemstone?
- What ‘month’ starts in September but ends in October?
- Which Canadian prime minister was born in September?
- Which war began in September?
- Which two Zodiac sign does are found in September ?
- On September 30th of what year did Murder she Wrote debut?
- On September 29th 1979, Gold reached this price for the first time.
- On which date in September 1968, did 60 minutes first air?
- September is the ninth month but it name represents what number?
- What is the full moon in September Called?
It was the end of the first day of school and the bell rang at John Diefenbaker High School. As the 400 students descended the 24 cement stairs to the court yard below, a few of them gathered together to walk home.
As they walk, they talked about what they had learned that day. John talked about his multicultural class and how they were going to study Hispanic Heritage. Jenny told them how they were going to do an in-depth study of World War 2 before studying the Korean war.
Walking about 7 blocks they came to Tommy’s house. A big white house with a Sapphire coloured door sitting in front of a corn field.
After saying their good-byes, the rest head off down the street and were greeted by two dogs one large German Sheppard and small Jack Russell.
Paula hollered out to them, “Oh their’s my girls. Hi Virgo and Lebra did you miss me?”
Paula said her good-byes and ran towards her home with the dogs leading the way.
Now the twins John and Jenny were on their own heading home. They discussed the book they had to read for Literature class.
“It’s 2020 why do we have to read a book from 1949 about 1984 this should be in history class.” John stated as Jenny chuckled.
“Oh John as always the comedian”
As they walk up the walk way to their house. John gave Jenny his book bag. “Tell Mom I will be in shortly, just want to grab a few apples off the tree for a snack. Do you want one?”
“Sure just no worm in it please”
John ran to the back as Jenny skipped up the stairs to the front door.
TO: MEMBERS OF THE WALLACEBURG ADULT ACTIVITY CENTRE
FROM: PAUL CHERREY, PRESIDENT AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
REGARDING: HIRING OF NEW CENTRE ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Following up on the WAAC Re-Opening Update I am able to report at this time there has been a process underway to recruit a new Administrative Coordinator. It was decided by the Board to enlist an employment firm, Canadian Executive Search Group (CES) to assist in the recruitment and hiring of our new employee. They have been invaluable in supporting us through this very important task. There was a great deal of interest in the position, with many accomplished and qualified candidates applying.
I am pleased to report that Danielle Demeray, of Wallaceburg, is the successful candidate. Danielle comes to us with experience in customer service, finance and law. Danielle is now in place and will be assisting with our re-opening plan. She is looking forward to meeting all of you.
Please join me in welcoming Danielle to the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre team!
President, Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre
September is here and the smells of cornfields are in the air as trucks filled with produce head to the canneries. The sky’s every changing beauty becomes more vivid and brilliant. With almost a week of rain, today we will take a look back at the beauty around us from Spring to the end of August from our guest photographer Tracy.
Tracy shared these wonderful photos of her perspective of the nature and the beauty around us. If you like to share your photos send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful. We would love to share your perspective of nature. We hope you enjoyed this week’s segment The Wonders of Nature Around Us.
Hello! We are hoping our members are in good health. As Ontario slowly re-opens, WAAC Board of Directors has been working diligently behind the scenes preparing for WAAC’s gradual reopening. Every activity, every class, every building room, every item are under assessment per government risk guidelines and regulations. We cannot return to the way we used to do things; we can plan to offer modified activities where feasible. Monday, October 5, 2020 is our tentative gradual reopen date. Activities that involve close social contact are not permitted. Therefore the drop-in, social visit aspect so dearly used at our Centre, sadly remains suspended. Only preregistered, prepaid activities will be offered at this point. Rest assured, our social media platforms, WAAC website and Facebook will continue to offer healthy and educational links to stay fit, stay connected and enjoy. As more details become finalized, members will be informed.
We further take this time to thank and introduce three interim Board Members: Peter Hensel, Nancy Bowers-Ivanski and Sheldon Parsons, who graciously stepped in to fill gaps on the Board. Peter, Nancy and Sheldon all bring a wealth of experience, expertise and business connections that have been invaluable. Through these unprecedented times, the Board has been working hard to keep abreast of all relevant Pandemic related Government regulations, to vision a new way of offering services and to search for alternate funding to help offset the loss of many of our fundraising activities. We remain hopeful and appreciate all the supportive messages. Stay safe everyone!
With September here, we are now seeing apple season has arrived and what better way then to ring in the autumn season but with some tasty apple treats. So we will be sharing Apple Recipes through the month of September, starting with a simple and easy Apple Strudel recipe from Allrecipes. This inexpensive recipe will keep your family wanting more. A Downloadable/Printable version can be found at the end of the recipe. If you have an apple recipe you love to share please feel free to contact us.
Easy Apple Strudel
1 Granny Smith apple – peeled, cored and coarsely shredded
3 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup golden raisins
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
¼ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place apples in a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar and golden raisins; set aside. Place puff pastry on baking sheet. Roll lightly with a rolling pin. Arrange apple filling down the middle of the pastry lengthwise. Fold the pastry lengthwise around the mixture. Seal edges of pastry by using a bit of water on your fingers, and rubbing the pastry edges together. Whisk egg and milk together, and brush onto top of pastry.
- Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown.
With the weather changing and many of us working in our gardens, arthritis in our hands can leave stiff and in pain. Meredith shares some great stretches to help loosen our hands and reduce the pain of arthritis.
As summer fades and autumn approaches, the hot days of summer turn into the cooler days. What a wonderful time of the year to celebrate a birthday, the as the ever changing sunsets fill the sky while the trees start to array their fall display. We would like to take this time to wish you a Happy Birthday.
September has arrived in all it’s glory, remarkable sunrises and sunsets. The days are getting shorter and nights a little longer. Labour day weekend is this weekend which means the school year is approaching. May it be in the classroom setting or home studies children are preparing for another school year. With all this going on there is always time to sit back and enjoy a little bit of humour. We hope you enjoy this Friday’s Funnies.
First Day Back in Transition
Home Schooling Country Style
The Barbecue Debate
How to Burn Calories Quick
Happy Labour Day Everyone
Are you ready for our 17th addition of Trivia Thursday? Today’s about Food and Drinks. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers obvious while others might be harder to figure out. The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?
Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.
Ready…. Set… Go….. Have Fun
- What is sushi traditionally wrapped in?
- What is the only edible food that is said to never spoils
- What cooking technique involves submerging food in a liquid at a relatively low temperature?
- What is eaten traditionally the day before Ash Wednesday?
- What does the Slavic word “vodka” translate to in English?
- Which liquor is made from the blue agave plant?
- Sauerkraut is composed of which vegetable?
- Bacchus is the Ancient Roman god of which beverage?
- In 1919, 21 people were killed in Boston due to a flood of what?
- Which fruits are known to have meat-tenderizing properties?
It was a beautiful morning in September as sun rose on the horizon casting elongated shadows along the park trail. John set out for a long walk through the wooded area to admire the flowers that were blooming. In the distance he spotted a small clump that was a light molasses in colour. Intrigued by their colour he approached them and knelt down. They had a tropical smell to them like a fruit salad filled with Pineapples, Kiwis, Papayas, pears and cherries, or maybe it just seem that way because hunger was now taking over his thoughts.
“I should grab some of those pancakes before I started out” he thought to himself as he took a sip of a little water.
He got up to head to the seaside. He loved to walk along the shoreline to see what the tide had brought in. He noticed something that looked like a small child almost the size of a baby lying on the beach wrapped in seaweed. Picking up his pace to investigate he realized it was an abandoned cabbage patch doll.
“I wonder if anyone is missing this little one.” He picked it up and brushed off the seaweed and sand.
When he looked up he suddenly noticed in the distance a small shark with no fin. “Why is poaching shark fins worse this year? It is folklore that shark fins have any medicinal purpose.” His anger roses as he came upon the poor creature. Knowing he had to report this, he pulled his cell phone out and calls games and wildlife.
“Hello. Yes I found a young shark on the shoreline near the Tequila and Wine Pub on Shoreside Drive. Thank you, so you do not need me to stay by? Great, have a wonderful day”
It had been quite the morning and hunger had now overtaken him. He decided to head back.
“Honey, I am home!!” He exclaimed as he walked in.
“How was walk, John?”
“Well let me tell you over a delicious plate of pancakes and bacon.” His stomach growled in agreement.
The end of August and up to Mid October are the most beautiful time of the year. We see the flowers in full bloom while some trees start to show the changing of the season. Birds and butterflies fill the garden landscapes as they start to prepare for their long trip south. It a great time to be outside and watch the activity in our yards and the ever changing sunsets each night.
This week we did not receive any submissions from readers or members so today we share our Cyclist Photographer captures. If you like to share the beauty around send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful. We would love to share your perspective of nature. We hope you enjoyed this week’s segment The Wonders of Nature Around Us.
Today we are whisked away to Vancouver to visit the Aquarium. The beauty from beneath and above the oceans are revealed to us. From Clown fish to Jelly fish, from sea lions and seals to dolphins and otters, we hope that you enjoy this trip with out the hassles of flying, driving or waiting in line. Grab something to drink, sit back and enjoy your virtual tour.