Cardio and Stretch 5 with Debbie

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

Follow along with this easy-to-follow, fun and challenging 30-minute, exercise routine that includes warm-up, low-impact cardio with some exciting new choreography, 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.

What’s Cooking~ Quick and Easy Chocolate Strawberry Delight Mousse

This will be the last recipe for our theme of Strawberry Recipes. What doesn’t go better with strawberries then chocolate? This delicious and cooling dessert will have you wanting more while keeping it light on those hot summer days. Will be a tasty treat for Canada Day Celebration.

Before you decide to gather your ingredients put a medium to large size bowl and the beater for you electric hand beater in the freezer. This will make the your delicious dessert light, fluffy and almost ice cream like.  I leave them in for at least 4 hour or longer.

Ingredients

  • 473ml of Whipping Cream
  • 1/3 cup of icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa
  • 2 -2 ½ cups of cut Strawberries (larger ones in quarters, smaller ones in half)

Directions

  • Bring all your ingredients together, and then pull you bowl and beaters out of the freezer.
  • Sift Cocoa and icing sugar in to the bowl.
  • Add Whipping Cream and gently stir together
  • Whip the mixture on high until it creates small stiff peaks
  • Fold in Strawberries
  • Put into freezer for 15 minutes, refrigerate if not using immediately
  • Spoon into serving dishes

Now enjoy this wonderful cool delight on a hot summer’s day.

Someone might like to put this wonderful Mousse on some small shortcake cups as well.

Have a wonderful Canada Day and see you next week for another delicious recipe.

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.

Badder Bus portion of Shen Yun trip

In response to recent inquiries: On April 14/20 WAAC directors informed that we had contacted Badder bus and talked with the owner. The bus line is shut down and they have laid off all their (400) employees. They cannot issue refunds until they get back up and running as their accounting department was part of the mass layoff. At present there is no time line for them reopening. We have not heard any updates. WAAC reimbursed trip participant for the Shen Yun portion of cost and await and hope for this other refund to the centre when the situation normalizes. When a refund from the bus company is received, then WAAC can look forward to reimbursing the Badder Bus portion of the Shen Yun trip costs.

A little Bit of Humour~~Part 9

As we move forward there is still apprehensiveness of what tomorrow will bring. Canada Day is only a few days away, reminding us of the history of our strength to endure. One way has been through humour so now is the time to take a moment for a little bit of humour.

For those who have headed back to work or have family that has.

For the Pet Lover

The New Normal?

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For those who are keeping fit at home

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Trivia Thursday~~June 25

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Are you ready for our 7th 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. How many sheets of paper make a Ream?
  2. Which 2 player board game was invented in China over 2500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest to be continually played to modern day?
  3. The walls of which organ is made up of Epicardium, Endocardium and the Myocardium layers?
  4. What type of animal is a Russian Blue?
  5. In a pack of standard playing cards, which card is also known as ‘the dame’?
  6. How many nations competed at the first modern Olympics in 1896?
  7. What real-life shipwreck inspired Herman Melville’s ‘Moby-Dick’?
  8. Globe and Jerusalem are types of what?
  9. How many bones do sharks have in their bodies?
  10. Geography is taken from the Greek word meaning what?

Story:

A young dog was on his way to the heart of a city called Artichoke.  Along the road he ran into an unusually colour Canary reading a book called “Earth Description by Shelly Seagull” He had 500 questions as to why this bluish purple bird would read a book about the earth when he could fly around the world; over land and sea. Just as he was about to ask his first question a cat appeared in the distance.

“Is that The Essex Queen?” he thought to himself as all questions for the Canary evaporated from his mind.  Queen was his best friend in school and he had not seen her in 14 or 15 years.   He ran towards her and when she spotted him her back arched for only a minute untill she realized it was Jack Duke of The Wavertree.

“Jack Duke what are you doing in this part of the woods?” She purred with delight.

“I am on my way to Artichoke to see if I can purchase some lettuce, strawberries and tomatoes to create a wonderful Canada Day celebration salad.” He excitedly replied as his tail wagged nonstop.  “Do you have any plans today we must catch up it been so long?”

Queen affectionately weaved herself between his legs. She was so happy to see her dear friend as she exclaimed, “None.”

“Awesome, let’s go and have some lunch at The Cutty Sark. The milk is on me.”

As they walk down the path together heading to the heart of the city, the little canary decide that it was better to see the world around him then to read about it in a book. Spreading his wings he took flight letting the book fall to the ground, where a little white mouse notice it.

Government Incentives and Covid News for Seniors~ June 25th

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As Ontario and Chatham Kent move forward in reopening our economy, we are see more and more restaurants opening and creating patio to help us resemble some normality.

Ontario’s State of Emergency has been extended from June 30th to July 15th. They are hoping this will be the last extension needed.

“What Does State Of Emergency Means If We Are Opening Up Business And The Economy?”

By the government standards it means.

Providing “Ontario with the additional time, flexibility, and the necessary tools to safely and gradually allow more places to reopen, while continuing to support frontline health care providers in the fight against COVID-19.”

In other words, it allows the government to continue to assess the situation for the next couple of week; make sure that all necessary legislation and arrangements are made to keep everyone safe; and to make sure that all our frontline workers have the essential support to help them do their job and keep them safe as well.

Should the state of emergency expires before the province has made sure all essential emergency orders are made, amended or re-enacted, then they will no long be able to establish them or amend them.

However the existing one may remain as written. It is important that the Ontario Government makes sure that the necessary orders are in place so that they can maintain our safety after it expires and while they continue to bring normalcy to the province.

Social Distancing and Bubbles

We are still under the same large gathering orders as was mentioned last week.  Which means you can have a social bubble of 10 people.  Groups of no more than 10 can gather with social distancing with the exception of Weddings and Funerals.  (Click here for last week’s segment)

What Is Happening In Our Community?

All festivals and events have been cancelled or postponed for now. WAMBO has been cancelled as well as the Canada Day Festival.  The Dragon Boats were postpone till October 3, 2020

On a good note the Downtown BIA Farmers Market will continue with the next one on July 4th They are making sure that everyone stays safe and social distancing is done.

If you enjoyed borrowing books from the Library the Wallaceburg Library has started Curbside Services on Wednesday, 2:00 to 6:00 pm and Saturday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm.  You can place your books on hold through their website or by calling 519.354.2940.  They will contact you when your order is ready to set up an appointment with you.   However they are allowing only one appointment a week with up to 20 items a week.

What Is Happening In Other Communities?

The rest of the province is now moving into stage 2 of opening up their economy except for Windsor-Essex.  This means more restaurant, hair salons and even some tourist attractions are now opening up everywhere but Windsor-Essex.

The Government has given the municipalities the decision of which attractions are best to open up in their regions. Some areas may open up their beaches while other will not want to take the risk.

How Does This Affect Me?

It is still very apprehensive times for us.  Many of us are getting cabin fever especially with summer upon us now.  If we take precautions when we are out and keep our social distancing, while only having close contact with those in our social bubbles, we can enjoy a bit of normalcy.  We can take pleasure in going for walks, visiting a fruit stand and grabbing an ice cream from one of our many drive thru.   Just remember to always have a mask with you and use it when out in public  also have some hand sanitizer or a baggy filled with warm soapy paper towels with you.  Don’t forget to take advantage of the hand sanitizers and gloves that stores will be offering you when you enter

If you are over 70 and/or have a compromised immune system make sure you follow all the guidelines for social distancing.  Should someone come to close to you do not hesitate to tell them to “Please Step Back.”

If you still feel uncomfortable to venture out into public, do not feel pressured to do so. There are many service willing to continue to help those that want to self isolate (click here for Stay Home Stay Safe Options) as well as family, friends and neighbours.  The important thing we need to keep safe is our peace of mind.

Resource/Source Material:

Government Of Ontario Statements

State of Emergency extended News article

Chatham-Kent Tourist Information (Covid-19)

Chatham-Kent Library Curbside Updates

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 24th

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

Today’s Question:

Lately I have been hearing about Facebook accounts being hacked, compromised or Pirated what does this mean and how can I secure my account?

This is a very good question and there are many false perceptions of what happen to someone’s account.  Many people use the term “Facebook account was hacked” but in reality it is rare for an account to be hacked. “Hacked” means gain unauthorized access to the account. With all the security protocols that Facebook has it is hard for someone to actually hack someone’s Facebook file.

Many called it hacked and Facebook uses that term as well, unfortunately the majority of the time a person’s account is actually compromised. This means that someone has unwittingly given a third party access to their account.  This usually happens when someone allows a third party app permission to post on their wall for example the results of quizzes, games, websites or any other app that seems fun or informative.

While many of the third party apps are reputable, there are quite a few that are not.  When they ask for permission to post the results to your page, they hide the other permissions requests which you then give access to, like your friends list, messenger, etc. Once they gain access they can send group messages to people, post unwanted information on your wall and have full access to your account.  This is when they can become pirates and take over your account on you.

Just like a ship that in boarded by pirates, a Facebook user’s account becomes overtaken and they are locked out.  If this happens to you click here for Facebook to help you regain control of your account.

Did you know that when you allow a third party to post something on your wall, for example “What animal are you?” Or “We can tell you your personality from what colours you choose”, you are allowing them permissions to access your Facebook account.

Did you know that you have control over your apps and websites?  Did you know you can control who can see what games you are playing? Did you know that you have control to remove any app you use?  

Control Your Apps Permissions And How To Remove Them.

There are two versions of Facebook at this moment so how to set permissions depends on if you are using the classic version or the new version.

Classic Facebook

  1. Log into Facebook and click the Down Arrow in the top right of Facebook.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Apps and Websites from the list on the left.
  4. Click the name of the app you’d like to update. You can also click Search Apps and Websites in the top right to find a specific app or website.
  5. From here, you can update the information you’re sharing with the app or who the app is sharing with or remove it completely
  6. Click Save
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New Facebook

  1. Click the Down Arrow in the top right.
  2. Select Settings & Privacy > Settings.
  3. Click Apps and Websites from the list on the left.
  4. Click the name of the app you’d like to update. You can also click Search Apps and Websites in the top right to find a specific app or website.
  5. From here, you can update the information you’re sharing with the app, who the app is sharing with or remove it completely
  6. Click Save.

 

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Bulk Remove/Delete of Apps

If you find you have more apps and websites then you realized and do not want them, you can do a bulk delete Remove/Delete by clicking the box beside each app you like to remove then clicking the removed button above the list on the right.

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It is always a good idea to keep an eye on what apps you have given permission to access your Facebook and what areas of your account you have allowed them access.  This Geek routinely checks hers every two months. 

Thanks to our website visitor for asking this question. Next week is Canada Day so I will not be doing a segment but will be back on July 8 th.

 I want to take this time to wish you all a HAPPY CANADA DAY 🍁

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

  1. Leave a comment on this post,
  2. Use our  Send a Message page
  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 4 with Debbie

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

Debbie leads participants through a more challenging 30-minute, exercise routine that includes warm-up, low-impact (no jumping) cardio featuring more complex choreography, 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.

A Visit to the Toronto Zoo~~Part 1

Nature always gives one hope.  So this week we will start a new series “A Visit to the Toronto Zoo”  Each week we share a virtual visit of new exhibit.  Today we will visit Amani (means peace) affectionately know as  “Baby Long-legs”.  A baby giraffe that was born this year.  We hope as you watch this new series that it may give you renewed hope.

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

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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

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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

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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)

 

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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.
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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

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