What’s Cooking?~~Easy Pleasy One Jar Strawberry Jam Recipe

Keeping with our theme of Strawberry Recipes we have a delicious treat for you today. 

Many times we look at a jam recipe and say this is just to much product for me. Well today we have for you a wonderful no pectin needed Strawberry Jam recipe, that is not only easy but makes One Jar. (if you like a couple just double up the recipe).

This is great for those of us that are on our own, with a spouse or have a small family. For those that have limited storage area or just want to test their hand at making a jam.

What a great way to bring a taste of Summer to your table.

**AT THE END OF THE RECIPE IS A LINK TO A DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILE TO SAVE OR PRINT AND ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION.

Ingredients

2 3/4 cups sliced strawberries (green tops hulled)

1 1/4 cups sugar

2 tbsp Real lemon juice

If you like a little zing add ½ tsp of Lemon Zest

Directions:

  • Add strawberries and sugar into a saucepan; mixing the sugar in well,.
  • Bring the strawberries to boil over medium heat, remember to stir continually.
  • When boiling, add the lemon juice and zest (if using).
  • Boil for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the jam reaches 225F.
  • To make sure the jam doesn’t burn stir often.
  • Pour into a jar and let cool.
  • Lid it and refrigerate.

This recipe is a taste treat on toast, ice-cream topping or an added kick to Strawberry Shortcakes.

Because we are not using any preservatives, this delicious jam should be last for 2 weeks if it not devoured in the first few days.

Thank you to the member that share this recipe.

Remember you can Send a Message to share your delicious recipes with other members and readers. We can keep you anonymous or if you like give you credit for your wonderful creations.

 

A Little Bit Of Humour~~Part 8

As the First day of Summer approaches we are seeing Campsites reopening, the summer night vampires (Mosquitoes) are now out and fireflies are making their appearance as the days grow long and hot. Now is a good time to grab cold drink and take a moment for a little bit of humour.

For the Campers

Oh to the Great Outdoors

Through the eyes of a child

The Good Old Days (90 days ago)

Trivia Thursday~~June 18, 2020

trivia thursday

Are you ready for our sixth addition of Trivia Thursday?  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.

Questions:

  1. What is the hashtag symbol technically called?
  2. How many folds in a chef’s toque (hat) and what do they represent?
  3. According to the Guinness book, what was recorded as being 63 football fields long?
  4. What is the national animal of Scotland?
  5. What does M&M stands for?
  6. How many Grammys did Elvis win?
  7. What was the first soft drink in space?
  8. Approximately how many grapes go into one bottle of wine?
  9. What Aves has one of the highest metabolisms?
  10. What did clocks never have before 1577?

 

Story:

A Lion named Murrie and a Unicorn named Mars were the most unusual companions.  While most thought they should be mortal enemies, Mars and Murrie were like a brother and sister.  Growing up together they shared every experience and adventure.  When they were young they did the Pepsi and Coca Cola challenge. Murrie picked Pepsi while Mars pick Coca Cola but they both preferred Tab.  Murrie always chuckled at how Mars said Octopus as “Octothorpe”.

Today was going to be the biggest adventure ever, Mars was getting married to the love of his life, a young Pegasus name Marie. Murrie was thrilled to be their Maid of Honour. They met Marie at a small restaurant called The Minute Hand where they not only learned there was a 100 ways to say hello but a 100 ways to cook an egg.

Mars nervously waited for his bride to be as Murrie helped Marie adjust her veil. The Second hand veil was Marie’s something old and the 700 hummingbirds that were to carry it down the aisle was something new as well as borrowed but she was missing something blue.  Murrie reached in her mane and pulled out 3 small blue Forget-Me-Nots and gently placed them in Marie’s hair.

“You are beautiful and are ready to walk down the aisle to marry Mars.” She said with a slight tear of joy in her eye, and a hug.

Just then the wedding march began. Together they proceeded.

Government Incentives and Covid News for Seniors~ June 17

government incentives

It seems like the government is making new announcements everyday as we start progressing forward in the opening the economy and with it new terms or rules.  We will try to post weekly updates to help you navigate these changes.

What is the difference between Social Distancing and Social Bubble?

As mentioned last week, we are able to gather up to 10 people as long as we social distance 6 feet apart. Since our last post you may be hearing about creating/building a social bubble of 10 people.  This is a bit different then distancing. It is made for families and close friends that are not in the same household to actually be able to get closer to one another.  Unfortunately there is one hitch, you CAN ONLY be in one social bubble meaning that all 10 people can only socialize closely with one another and no one else outside that bubble, hence why it best for families or close friends.

The social bubble that is created is to help our need for social interaction while trying to keep Covid-19 numbers down.  In our social bubble we can touch, hug, and eat together without worrying about distancing ourselves.  When building a social bubble everyone must be in agreement that they will participate in this bubble as state you can only belong to one bubble.

For example:  Grandma, Grandpa, Son and Daughter plus six grandchildren would make up a bubble. This family will be able to finally hug each other, go on picnic together and have sleepovers but only among each other and not with anyone else outside of this group.

Another example:  A group of ten friends that used to play cards together can now resume playing but they would have to social distance themselves from everyone else outside of this group.

Here is a helpful hint on how to build your Bubble keeping in mind that over the weeks our bubbles will be able to  grow in numbers.

“The province says that to form a safe social circle, Ontarians should follow these simple steps: 

    • Start with your current circle: the people you live with or who regularly come into your household. 
    • Step 2: If your current circle is under 10 people, you can add members to your circle, including another household, family members or friends. 
    • Step 3: Get agreement from everyone that they will join the circle. 
    • Step 4: Keep your social circle safe. Maintain physical distancing with anyone outside of your circle. 
    • Step 5: Be true to your social circle. No one should be part of more than one circle.”

You do not have to build your social bubble quickly or you can have less then 10. Take your time and consider all aspects of your life.

If you live alone you may want to consider a family member or two or a close friend.  Remember you do not have to join a Social Bubble if you feel uncomfortable or if you have unique circumstances that may lead to the risk of developing complications from Covid-19, for example people:

    • over 70
    • with compromised immune systems
    • with underlying medical conditions

You are in control of who you like to have in your Social Bubble, if you like to be in a Social Bubble and how small you like it to be 10 or less.

Wedding and Funeral Restrictions

The Ontario Government has eased some restrictions for funerals and weddings allowing more flexibility for the number of attendance depending on if it is being held indoor or outdoor ceremonies.  Just like religious ceremonies, funerals and weddings ceremonies indoors limits the maximum attendance at 30% of the venues capacity.  Outdoor ceremonies will be limited to 50 attendance and social distancing must be maintained.

Update on Sarnia and Emergency Order Extension

We would like to also inform you that on Friday June 19th Sarnia will be going into phase 2 and will be able to open up patios, hair salons etc just like Chatham Kent.

Today, Doug Ford announced that Emergency orders will be extended until June 30th

While current emergency orders will remain in place until the end of the month, the government will continue to review each one on an ongoing, case-by-case basis to determine when and if they can safely be adjusted or lifted, as part of the province’s framework to safely reopen the province,” the province said in a news release issued Wednesday.”

Resource/Source Material:

Social Bubble New Article

Social Bubble Ontario Government link

Wedding and Funeral Restrictions

Sarnia Stage/Phase 2 Opening

Emergency orders extended

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions about what is posted here or would like additional information added to our next segment please leave a comment below or click here to send us a message

Ask A Tech Geek~~June 17, 2020

Tech geek

Welcome to today’s Ask a Tech Geek. We will continue to follow up on our Facebook and Social Media questions.

Today’s Question:

How do I adjusting my Facebook newsfeed so I see more of my close family and friends and less of those I consider acquaintances?

Last week, we talked about how the copy and paste post to help you  see more of your friend’s post is a hoax.  However there is away to see more of those you like to see and less of those you do not.

Many do not know this but you do have control over your newsfeed and tailor it to your preference.  

  • In the top right hand of your Facebook notification bar you will see a down arrow. Click on it
  • Click on News Feed Preference Here you will see a popup menu with several choices. (Smart phones and some tablets you will have scroll down to and click on settings and then scroll to News Feed Preference)

 

facebook choices newsfeed

 

Prioritize who to see first

With this choice you can pick whose post you like to see first. Click on this option and you will see all the people you have on your friends list as well as all the groups and pages you have joined or follow.

Just click on the ones you like to show up in your newsfeed first and a star will appear by their name. Click “Done” when you are finished and Viola you now will see their post first in your newsfeed. 

If you later decide you no longer like to see certain post first just follow the above instructions and click to remove the star by their name.

 **HINT: If your lists and want to narrow the field click on the button above the list that says “ALL” with two arrows. This will allow you to narrow your field to Friends, Pages, Groups Etc.

 

Unfollow people and groups to hide their posts

Sometimes, you do not like what someone has been posting but you really do not want to hurt their feelings by  unfriend them or quit a group/page. Well Facebook give you the option to unfollow them. When you accept a friends request, join a group or like a page you are automatically defaulted to follow them, by clicking on this option you will see a list which those that are not in your see first list.  Click on the ones you like to , instead of a star on their name you will see a blue frame around their profile picture and “Unfollowed” underneath it.

They will never know if you have stop following their post.  When you are finished click “Done”

**HINT: If your lists and want to narrow the field click on the button above the list that says “ALL” with two arrows. This will allow you to narrow your field to Friends, Pages, Groups Etc.

 

Reconnect with people and groups you unfollowed

If you have accidentally unfollowed someone or regret unfollowing someone, it is here you can Reconnect. By clicking on this option you will get a list of all the people, groups or pages you have unfollowed . This time when you click on the ones you like to reconnect, you will get a red frame around their profile picture and it will say “Following” underneath.  They will never know that you had unfollowed and reconnected with them.  When you are finished click “Done”

**HINT: If your lists and want to narrow the field click on the button above the list that says “ALL” with two arrows. This will allow you to narrow your field to Friends, Pages, Groups Etc.

 

Manage your snooze setting

First you should be made aware that you can snooze post from people for up to 30 days. When you see a post from a person if you click on the three dots “…” beside their name you will receive a drop down menu which gives you a choice to snooze their posts.  So this next option gives you the opportunity to manage those you have already snoozed. It allows you a quicker way to snooze those you have previously snoozed.

 

If you have unfollowed someone then this option is really redundant but if you just want a quick time out then snoozing them can help you manage them.

**HINT: If your lists and want to narrow the field click on the button above the list that says “ALL” with two arrows. This will allow you to narrow your field to Friends, Pages, Groups Etc.

 

See more options

This feature allows you to manage apps that you have hidden from your newsfeed or other areas that are not covered under the first three Preferences settings.

Now your newsfeed is organized to your personal preference as to who you like to see first as well as  friends, groups and pages you prefer not to see posts from.  Take control of your newsfeed today. 

 

Thanks to our website visitor for asking this question. Next week we will answer the question on how to make sure your account does not become compromised.

If you have a question you would like to have answered. Here are three ways you can.

  1. Leave a comment on this post,
  2. Use our  Send a Messagepage
  3. Email our Geek at techgeek@wallaceburgadultactivitycentre.ca

Till next time stay safe, stay healthy and most of all stay positive.

Your Resident Geek.

A Quick Tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens

With the beauty of the Peonies and Iris in bloom, here are a few virtual tours of the Royal Botanical Gardens. What a beautiful and wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of nature from the safety of our homes, while staying cool.

We will continue to try and bring you unique tours of gardens each week.

As you continue to remain safe please remain positive, as we start to see things opening again.

Cardio and Stretch 3 With Sarah

Another great video from Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging  to help us stay active at home.

CCAA certified senior fitness instructor, Sarah, leads participants through a 30-minute, exercise routine including warm-up, low-impact cardio routine, cool-down, stretching and…Some pet sightings!!

Below the video is information they want you to know and remember to Stay Safe, Stay fit and Stay Positive.

Best Practices
Ensure that the exercise space in your home is a safe environment for movement, for example, your space is free of tripping hazards such as cords and scatter rugs.
Wear proper athletic footwear and comfortable clothing that allows you to move around freely.
Exercise at a moderate- to vigorous-intensity level. You should feel like the exercise is challenging but not so difficult that you can’t talk.
Aim for 10 to 30 minutes of cardiorespiratory exercise per day. Current recommendations state that older adults should perform 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardiorespiratory exercise per week.
Any amount of cardiorespiratory activity is beneficial for heart health. However, when you exercise for longer periods and more consistently the functional benefits are more likely to be maintained or improved.
Don’t forget to review the disclaimer and if possible chat with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.

What’s Cooking?~~Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Since we are slowly moving from Isolation to self distancing and socialization, it was time we change the name of our Recipe segment From ” Isolation Cooking” to “What’s Cooking” Keeping with June’s theme of Strawberry Recipes we have a delicious treat for you today.  Great for a breakfast or just as nice treat with a cool glass of your favourite drink. this Fresh Strawberry recipe will tempt anyone’s palate. Thank you to our visitor who submitted this Delicious recipe.   If anyone has a fabulous Strawberry Jam recipe they like to share  please contact us. We will give you credit if you would like or do it anonymous as others have preferred.  Remember you can Send a Message to share your favourite Strawberry recipe.
**AT THE END OF THE RECIPE IS A LINK TO A DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILE TO SAVE OR PRINT AND ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION.
strawberry

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped strawberries
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to butter mixture. Add vanilla. Gently fold in strawberries. Spoon batter into muffin pans. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 400º for 20-25 minutes until poked with toothpick comes out clean. Makes about one dozen muffins.
Fresh Strawberry Muffins Recipe

A Little Bit of Humour~~Part 7

Well it was a hot week, but now we have a cooling off period. Things are starting to resemble some normalcy, so let grab a moment for another bit of humour. Today’s are focused on Summer and fun. We hope that you have a wonderful weekend as you enjoy the beautiful weather.

For the Bicycler

For the Golfer

For the Gardener

For the Parents who thinks this Summer has already been long enough

https://www.comicskingdom.com

Throwback Thursday June 11, 2020

Today we are doing a Throwback Thursday. Dianne Matak has been thinking about her Students/clients and hopes that you are all doing well. Staying safe, staying fit but most of all having fun. She always loves to make her classes fun and enjoyable and would like to remind those that are following online fitness classes to remember have fun with it.

She is waiting in anticipation till the day you all can get together again and have fun, from wearing Ugly Sweaters for Christmas to Rock Your Sock Day to support Downs Syndrome while staying Fit.

Thank you Dianne for these wonderful pictures.

Trivia Thursday~~ June 11, 2020

trivia thursday

 

We hope you are ready for our fifth addition of Trivia Thursday.  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. 

Questions:

  1. What geothermal Icelandic site has the same name as a 1980 movie?
  2. What letter is used in printing, represents the colour black. In chemistry, represents potassium. In baseball, represents a strikeout?
  3. What Scottish poet’s works inspired the book titles Of Mice and Men and Catcher in the Rye?
  4. What 1990s TV show’s casts used 40 bottles of sunscreen per month to protect them from sunburns?
  5. Russia is the world’s largest country (by area), and its largest city (by population) is its capital. What’s the next largest country for which this is also the case?
  6. Which country should you visit if you want to spot a wild platypus?
  7. The “Eddie Murphy Rule” which bans certain kinds of insider trading in commodities markets, was inspired what film?
  8. Among land animals, what species has the largest eyes?
  9. In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal from atop Signal Hill in what city?
  10. Of what bear species in the wild is there an estimated 1,864 left?

Story:

As the plane lifted off from the St. John Newfoundland Airport a young man was taking his first flight to Australia. While he was traveling alone, he struck up a conversations with an older gentleman sitting beside him. 

“Hello My name is Robert Burns”

“Well hello, nice to meet you. My name is James Hogg. Where are you heading?”

“I am heading to Australia to work at Adelaide Zoo.  I am hoping to work with the Great Pandas but I have also applied to work in the Polar Bear exhibit.” Robert enthusiastically replied.

“Wow that is an amazing opportunity for you” James was impressed with this young man’s enthusiasm. “I was in Australia last year tracking the feral ostriches that roam the outback.”

“That is awesome, Mr Hogg”

“Please call me, James” he responded “Tell me more of what you like to do while in Australia, Robert”

“Well,” he answered, “I heard that my Grandma’s favourite TV show was filmed out there. So I plan on grabbing some shots of the beaches to seeing if she can pick out which one Baywatch was located at.”

“That is very nice of you. Your grandma will love to see those pictures. I visited the set of my favourite TV show Hercules when I was there.  It was a nostalgic moment for me.” James voice trailed as he reminisced of that time.

“I heard my grandpa talk about that show.” Robert spoke interrupting James’ conjuring of the past.

“Wow that makes me feels old” James thought to himself looking out the window. The ocean looked like a large blue lagoon.

“So where are you going James?”

“I am heading to Argentina to visit my granddaughter.” He replied before asking Robert, “So have you ever flown before?”

“No this is my first time”

“Well then you must trade places with me and check out the view from the window seat.”James offered.

“K” Robert replied.

After trading places, Robert quietly watch the world below him as the Ocean turn to land and James open his book and read for a little bit.  They quietly enjoyed each other company as they flew to their perspective destinations.

Government Incentives and Covid News for Seniors~ June 10.

government incentives

We promised as more information becomes available we would keep you informed. Our researcher has been busy finding the information that you may like to know.

One-Time Tax-Free Payment For Seniors

With all the anticipation for the Covid Relief for low income seniors on OAS and GIS a date has been set. While it was expected sometime in June, the government has finally come up with a date. Keep an eye during the week of July 6th on your bank accounts or your mailbox if you do not have direct deposit.

This is the announcement the Federal Government has given us.

“Separate payments will be issued during the week of July 6, 2020. If you reside in Canada, you should receive the payment that week. Direct Deposit is the fastest way to receive the payment. If you reside outside Canada, the payment will be received in July, but expect delays for cheques given international postal disruptions.”

This will come in handy to help with the extra expenses we have incurred and help us move forward as we watch areas of Ontario reopen quickly.

Ontario Continues to Reopen

Since our last segment we have seen medical facilities opening up while medical procedures are now booking appointments and some business are now allowed to operate as long as they follow guidelines and protocol designed by the Ministry of Health.

Doug Ford has just announced some areas Ontario are now ready Stage 2 of the reopening plan. On Friday June 12 another round of business will be open. Hair Salons are now booking appointments and restaurants are trying to figure out the proper way to serve their customers on patios and in parking lots. Food truck will now be allowed to again serve the public. Each type of business that is allowed to open must follow government guidelines and protocols to keep everyone safe. It will take some getting used to as we venture into this new way of living.

As stated some areas are not ready for Stage 2. Chatham-Kent has been fortunate, thanks to the diligence of our citizens, to keep our number of case low so we are able to move forward to stage 2. Just to let you know that Windsor area and Sarnia area will remain in stage 1. They will be reassessed each week by the government.

Ontario has increased social gathering limits to 10 people but we must still practice physical distancing of 6 feet (2 metres away from others)

Taking into consideration that faith is a source of comfort to many, places of worship will be allowed to reopen soon. To ensure the safety of the worshippers the government is implementing guidance and protocols to help them open up safely. This will include limiting the attendance to 30 percent of the capacity of the building and continue practising of social (physical) distancing.

CKHA has now loosen the visitation restrictions. Patients will be allowed one visitor per day between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Citing the low case of Covid 19 in our area and patients desire to have a visitor CKHA implemented this change. They will continue to monitor the situation and plan a stage approach forward.

How Does This Effect Us?

With everything moving so quickly and the summer months approaching, many are anxious to get out and enjoy the days ahead. While government knows it is getting harder to self isolate, it is still advise that those over 70 or have underline health issues continue with this practice if all possible.

Ontario’s top priority is to keep the most vulnerable people protected by implementing health protocols in all business and areas to help those that are anxious to move outside of their homes.

If we do, we must continue to take extra precautions while out. Continue to wear a mask and with social distancing while not gathering in groups larger than 10 people. Businesses are required to have hand sanitizer available to their customers so take advantage and use them. Carry a bottle of hand sanitizer with you and if that is not possible bring along a baggy with wet and soapy paper towels to use instead. Use it as frequently as necessary to protect yourself.

Are You Worried You Have Been Exposed?

In the last segment, we mention on how to get tested in Chatham. This week we want to make you aware that there will be a Mobile Clinic(drive thru) testing done in Wallaceburg.

From June 11 to 13 a testing clinic will be set up at the CKHA Sydenham site (Wallaceburg Hospital) at 325 Margaret Ave. Testing will be available to both those who do arrive in a vehicle and those that do not.

People are asked to enter off of Thomas Ave to make the process efficient and help streamline the flow of traffic. There will be signage directing you and everyone must register so don’t forget to bring your heath card. It will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and should there be a greater demand than anticipated more Mobile clinic days will be added.

So if you think you have come in contact with someone with it or feel you should be tested please take advantage of this opportunity to be tested right here in Wallaceburg.

RESOURCE INFORMATION:

Covid One Time Relief for Seniors

Reopening Ontario Stage 2

Covid Mobile Testing Clinic in Wallaceburg

CKHA Patient’s Visitor Changes

Chatham Kent Public Health Newsroom

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any questions about what is posted here or would like additional information added to our next segment please leave a comment below or click here to send us a message

Ask A Tech Geek~~June 10, 2020

Welcome to today’s Ask a Tech Geek. There has been a few Facebook/Social Media questions that will be covered over the next few weeks.

Today’s Question.

I have friends tell me some of the posts I re-post are Hoax.  How do I know if I am sharing hoaxes?

For many of us, Social media is a way to stay connected; to share our experience with other; to support our friends; and to make new connections. Unfortunately for unscrupulous people, we are subjects in their social experiment to make their deceptive messages go viral.

Like weeds in a garden, Social Media has several types’ hoaxes that spread and grow like wild. The reason why they spread so quickly is because they prey on our emotional response.

The composer of these and future hoaxes, makes sure the posts sound true enough to give us an emotional response usually fear, anger and/or mistrust, this giving the reader the need to share it.  These hoaxes can look like actual news articles, warning and chain letters. They may ask you to share in several ways.

With critical thinking and a quick Google search of the content of these posts be assured that you have not fallen prey to share these hoaxes

Here are a few samples of hoaxes being shared. Unfortunately they are not just limited to Facebook, they can be found on other social media platforms as well.

Copy-and-Paste Posts

  1. Promising to ‘Bypass,’ ‘Reset’ Facebook

This post has been circulating since 2018.  While it promises you that if you copy and share this post, asking friends to say hi or leave a reply, has no bearing on the Facebook’s algorithm.  Their Algorithm is based on who you interact with the most and those will show up in your newsfeed first.  (Next week we will talk about how to change and adjust your news feed.) Fact Check

  1. Everything you’ve ever posted becomes public from tomorrow.

Facebook will not make you message or photos public. This post has been around since 2012. Some of the content within the post varies from year to year the premises is remains the same. Fact Check

Private/Direct Messaging

  1. I actually got another friend request from you yesterday…which I ignored so you may want to check your account. Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears…then hit forward and all the people you want to forward too….I had to do the people individually. Good Luck! 

This hoax has been circulating across since the fall of 2018. You may receive this in a private message. While pirating Facebook accounts has happen it is rarer than the hype that has been given it. Fact Check

  1. Facebook will soon begin charging users per message unless they forward a message to 10 contacts to prove they are “avid” users.

Facebook is and will always remain free. You can leave your account idle for years it will still remain free. Fact Check

Warnings using Memes

  1. Sex traffickers are leaving zip ties on the cars, homes and mailboxes of potential targets of the crime.

There are various versions of this post with pictures that make it seem so real especially when Sex Trafficking is a real and problematic issue in our society. Good News there has not been one police report anywhere about Sex traffickers using zip ties to target potential victims Fact Check

There are hundreds of hoaxes posted on social media, does that mean we should stop sharing posts. Absolutely not, it just means we must use critical thinking when we read something on social media.  If it invokes a strong emotional response, before sharing take a moment and research it to see if it is a hoax or not.

Here is a funny video to help remind us about critical think.

 

Thanks to our website visitor for asking this question. Next week we will cover the questions on adjusting Facebook news feeds and how to make sure your account does not become compromised.

If you have a question you would like to have answered. Here are three ways you can.

  1. Leave a comment on this post,
  2. Use our  Send a Messagepage
  3. Email our Geek at techgeek@wallaceburgadultactivitycentre.ca

Till next time stay safe, stay healthy and most of all stay positive.

Your Resident Geek.

 

Cardio and Stretch 2 With Debbie

Another great video from Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging  to help us stay active at home.

Debbie, CCAA certified senior fitness instructor leads participants through a 30-minute exercise routine that includes warm-up, a higher-intensity, low-impact cardio workout (no jumping), cool-down and stretching.

Below the video is information they want you to know and remember to Stay Safe, Stay fit and Stay Positive.

Best Practices
Ensure that the exercise space in your home is a safe environment for movement, for example, your space is free of tripping hazards such as cords and scatter rugs.
Wear proper athletic footwear and comfortable clothing that allows you to move around freely.
Exercise at a moderate- to vigorous-intensity level. You should feel like the exercise is challenging but not so difficult that you can’t talk.
Aim for 10 to 30 minutes of cardiorespiratory exercise per day. Current recommendations state that older adults should perform 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardiorespiratory exercise per week.
Any amount of cardiorespiratory activity is beneficial for heart health. However, when you exercise for longer periods and more consistently the functional benefits are more likely to be maintained or improved.

Isolation Cooking~~Strawberry Banana Bread

white bowl of whole strawberries

June is known as Strawberry Month, from the Strawberry Moon that just passed to sweet smelling Strawberry patches that are just beginning.   The next four weeks will be dedicated to Recipes that incorporates strawberries.  To bring the sweet taste of summer into your home.

While many have been improving on their Banana Bread Recipes while we have been sequestered. So we have been given this wonderful Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe that not only sounds intriguing but also delicious.

Thank you to our visitor who submitted this Delicious recipe.  Remember you can Send a Message to share your favourite Strawberry recipe.

**AT THE END OF THE RECIPE IS A LINK TO A DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILE TO SAVE OR PRINT AND ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION.

Strawberry Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 3 to 4 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries chopped & tossed in 1 Tablespoon of flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease two 9×5 loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs. Add eggs to sugar mixture and beat until combined. Add mashed bananas and mix until combined.
  4. Sift all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until flour is just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX! Fold in floured covered strawberries.
  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake at 350*F and bake for 1 hour or until edges are slightly brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing from loaf pans.

***For an added delight try sprinkling ½ cup of chocolate chips on top of the batter after poured. (on one or both pans)

Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

A Little Bit of Humour~~Part 6

Another hot week, while you are trying to stay cool, here is next part of our series of “A Little Bit of Humour”. Because no matter the temperature it is always good to have a sense of humour. Remember to Stay Safe as things open up, Stay Hydrated in this heat and Enjoy some Humour.

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