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Just A Friendly Reminder

As our programs and activities start to increase we just want to send you this friendly reminder. If there is a program or activity you like to try maybe with a friend or family member do not hesitate to contact us or stop in.

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May Exercise Sessions Registration.

With summer just around the corner and May quickly approaching our May Exercise Sessions registrations are now open. What a great way to help get you ready for a summer filled with adventures. By building you mind, body and soul you will be ready to tackle every opportunity and adventure that comes your way this […]

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Beehive Workshop

Has spring awaken your crafty side? Are you looking for an awesome adventure in crafting? Look no further the WAAC and the Crafty Gnome, Darlene Findlater have partnered up to host an amazing craft workshop on Saturday, May 7th starting at 10am. Expected length is 2-3 hours. Cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members. Don’t […]

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Looking for Volunteer Facilitators and Activity Ideas

They say friendships are established on the foundation of commonality. There is no greater way to establish and nurture friendships, then participating in our favorite pastime activities. If you are new to town, a long-time citizen or returning after years away, creating and facilitating a group activity is a great way to share what life […]

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Looking for Fitness Instructors

Are you outgoing, energetic, and passionate about fitness? Looking for a place where you have the freedom to lead, room for growth, and flexible scheduling? Looking to make a little extra money?  We may just have what you are looking for. We are looking Fitness Instructors to teach a variety of classes (Yoga, Tai Chi, […]

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Easter Blessings

Easter is……A time filled with love and joyA time to share blessings and forgivenessA time of renewing hearts with faith and hopeA time for new beginning and new growthWe would like to wish you all a Happy and Blessed Easter.May your day be filled with all that it has to offer.May Nature’s beautiful bouquets of […]

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Are You Up For An Exciting Challenge?

At the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre we strive to excel in providing leisure and recreational pursuits. We aim to help those 45 and older living in our community enhance their lives With a spectrum of services and programs that will stimulate social, emotional, mental and physical well-being. Our board members are always seeking opportunities for […]

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A Healthy and Positive Impact on Your Life.

Have you been looking for a way to keep your brain busy and limber? Are you looking for a meaningful way to reduce stress while enjoying life?  Volunteering will have a healthy and positive impact on your life. When we take a few hours out of our busy schedules to help others and our community, […]

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The Place You Are Looking For

Are you 45+and looking for a great place to meet up with or make new friends? Are you looking for a way to become more active in our community? The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre is the place you are looking for. With daily, weekly and monthly fitness and wellness programs as well as workout rooms, the Centre will help […]

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A Great Way to Pay It Forward

Are you new to the area and looking for a way to make a difference in your adopted community? Are you a long-time resident looking for a way to give back to those who have been here for you? Have you ever considered being a board member as a way to do it? The Wallaceburg […]

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They’re Back

The migrating birds are returning and this week so are three of our popular activities.   That is right, the sound of music will be filling the Centre once again with Karaoke starting tonight Monday April 4th at 6:30pm (doors open at 6:00). A great way to have fun and make new friends while sharing […]

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Are You Up For Something New?

Are you looking to do something new and exciting? Do you feel you have talents that are going to waste? Has retirement boredom hit you or do you have the empty nester’s feeling, that you need to be doing something? If you are looking for a change in your life that will help others and […]

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Spring is in the Air

Spring is here and summer is not far behind. With March going out like a lion let us look forward to Amazing April Flowers. Speaking of April, registration for our April Fitness Activities has arrived, just in time to prepare our bodies for those up coming summer activities. With Dancing, Pickleball and Fit classes on […]

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Thank You

Our March Madness is over and we want to take this time to thank everyone that joined us. It was a week of rekindling friendships and creating new ones. Join in the fun of activities and programs while look forward to the future.  We are appreciative of everyone who helped out to make this a […]

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March Madness Wrap Up

My, how time flies, when we are having fun. Can you believe it; we are on our last day of our March Madness Open House? It has been a week filled with laughter, camaraderie, conversations smiles and fun.It was so wonderful to see the Centre active again, as we reconnected with old friends and welcomed new ones. […]

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March Madness Midway Point

Below is the schedule for the the rest of the week.

You will not want to miss out on all the activities we have planned for the rest of the week. Including our daily attendance draw with exciting prizes and an end of the event draw of a Samsung Tablet. Join in the activities or stop in for a coffee and socializing.

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It Begins Today

Our March Madness starts today. You will not want to miss out on all the activities we have planned for you this week. Including daily attendance draw with exciting prizes and an end of the event draw of a Samsung Tablet. Stop by and check out what we have to offer you or your loved one that are 45+.

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March Madness

This is an excellent opportunity to freely explore and experience our Centre’s, classes, programs and activities without worrying about costs.

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Onward and Upward

For over 45 years, The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre has been a fundamental and essential pillar of support within our community. With a significant moment of our future on the horizon, we look toward the community for help in maintaining the individuality that many have grown to enjoy and love about the Centre.

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A Place With A View

There is no denying it; our location houses a deep history and one of the most scenic views in Wallaceburg.
Situated at the basin of Sydenham River’s three branches, we are in awe of the year-around spectacular views.

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They’re Back. Are You Up For It?

That is right the rumours are true there are new and renewed programs rolling out quickly during the month of March and they are filling up fast.

The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre a great place to go and get your grove on.

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A Little Bit Can Go A Long Way

Volunteering is one of the greatest services to our community. The giving of one’s time and abilities to aid others while asking for nothing in return are admirable qualities we all appreciate.  For over 45 years we have relied on the generosity of our volunteers.  We depend on them for our daily operations as well as our fundraising activities. They aid us in reaching our short term and long goals.

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There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer

“There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.“ James Doolittle This simple quote speaks volumes.  For over 45 years our members have always been the body of the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre while our volunteers have been our heart and soul. We would not be where we are today without them. The heart of […]

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Good Friends, Good Conversation, Good Food.

The aromas from the amazing dishes and desserts that radiates from the kitchen will bring you back to your childhood and make your mouth water with anticipation.  With a side of fun, laugher and smiles, you will feel like you are among family. From the delicious home styled cooked breakfasts and lunches to tasty treats […]

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It’s All Fun and Games

There is a quote by Gyles Brandreth that says, “Playing games can contribute to making you happy, perhaps even without therapy.” At the Centre we truly believe that playing a good card game, Wii bowling, trivia, pool etc. are a great way to relieve the stresses of this world and socialize with those on hand. For over […]

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Let’s Workout Together

Can you believe it spring is less than a month away? What a great time to think about getting fit for the summer and build up our core muscles. Dreaming of kayaking or canoeing on our waterways? Come on in and tone your muscles before hitting the open water, and venture further earlier this year. […]

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Did You Know?

Did you know that the Centre is beaming with writers, and over the years they have published several books?

#A_Great_Place_To_Go #WAACentre #Wallaceburg #Join_us #Making_History

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The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre a Great Place To Go

Serving the community for over 45 years, we will continue to stay true to our beginnings and be an intricate part of our community. Members and non-members will continue to enjoy fun and energetic exercise classes, adventurous bus trips, wonderful and unique workshops, crafting and games.

#A_Great_Place_To_Go #WAACentre #Wallaceburg #Join_us #Making_History

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Our Journey: Part 1~The Beginnings 1975

Before “The Wallaceburg Senior Citizen’s Club” (now known as Wallaceburg Adult Activity Center) officially opened their doors on July 1, 1975, the idea for a Senior Citizen’s Club began in 1973. The Lawn Bowling League thought the local Senior Citizens would like to become socially and physically active; thus a club would be an ideal […]

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Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa Recipe

Ingredients Salmon 2 lbs salmon cut into 4 portions 1 tbs olive oil 1 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp paprika powder 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder 1 tsp black pepper Avocado Salsa 1 avocado cubed 1/2 red onion sliced or diced 2 limes juiced 1 tbs fresh cilantro chopped Directions Mix the salt, chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion and black pepper together. Rub the salmon fillets with olive oil and this seasoning mix. Refrigerate […]

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Parmesan Crusted Pizza Grilled Cheese

I love grilled cheese sandwiches, but sometimes, they get a bit boring. So I am always looking for new, exciting recipes to switch things up a bit. I stumbled across this one on Pinterest, and it is so good, I just had to share it with you! Ingredients 2 slices whole grain bread 2 teaspoons butter, softened or spreadable […]

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Breakfast Egg Muffins with Bacon and Spinach

Ingredients If you are anything like me, some days it is hard to get out of bed and you just want that extra 10 minutes of sleep. Unfortunately, sometimes that means I am pressed for time to fit in a healthy breakfast. That is why I am a huge fan of these breakfast egg muffins. […]

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Merry Christmas to All

A Message from the Co-Presidents of the WAAC As 2021 comes to a close, we wanted to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of our members a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  We hope that you are looking forward to spending the holidays with your friends and family. Things have […]

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Virtual Tour – Mykonos, Greece

This is a virtual tour around Mykonos Port in Greece. Home of the Windmill Hill and Little Venice, the food on this island is wonderful and the alleyways are traditional Greek island design with flowers and rock pathways all through Mykonos island. Mykonos is also known for its party scene and beaches. Come take a […]

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Friday Funnies

It’s still fall and the only thing that screams “fall” more than colourful leaves is pumpkins. And, for the last few years, pumpkin spice. Every fall, you see pumpkin spice everything everywhere. And when you start to see too much of something, inevitably, people start to make fun of it. And that goes for us […]

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Workout Wednesday – 10 Minute Low Impact Cardio

In this video Meredith guides you through a fun, fat-burning, 10 minute Latin cardio routine! Low impact cardio is always a great way to build up your cardiovascular system and get your heart rate up to healthy levels. Of course adding fun and exciting music always adds to the the energy as well. In this […]

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Wonders of Nature

Today’s Wonders of Nature post come to us again from 365 Days of Beauty and feature photographs taken on Thanksgiving Day. The variety of images capture October in Chatham-Kent – from late-blooming flowers, to wooded areas, to fields ready for harvest (I had no idea that that was how brussels sprouts grew!), to our beautiful […]

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Workout Wednesdays – Gentle Wall Exercises

Steve Bottrill of the VON is back with another exercise video. In today’s video, he demonstrates fun and easy exercises that utilize the wall. This is a stand up style of exercise that is great for seniors and those with challenges. You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet […]

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Halloween Decorations – Skeleton Hand Candle Holder

More spooky Halloween decorations? Yes please! Like I said last week, I love Halloween – the creepier, the better. When looking for craft ideas, I came across this on YouTube and had to share it with you. It looks so cool! And the best part is that everything comes from Dollar Tree. The paint they […]

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Feel Good Fridays – The Injured Goose

Welcome to a new feature on our website – Feel Good Fridays. Every other Friday, we will be posting a heartwarming story that will give you a warm and fuzzy feeling to start your weekend off right! This week’s video is a wonderful story about an injured Canadian Goose, the rehab facility focused on helping […]

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Thinking Thursdays – Name that Song #4

We are back with another Name That Song trivia post! How does it work, you ask? We have posted a line or two from popular songs from the fifties onward. Your job is to guess both the song and the artist that the lyrics are from. Some are more difficult than others, but they are […]

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Workout Wednesdays – 10 Minute Low Impact HIIT Workout

Join Schellea for a 10 Minute beginner Low Impact HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Workout for weight loss! This is a full body standing workout, suitable exercise for beginners and women over 50. Lose weight with this quick 10 minute high intensity, fat loss workout no equipment workout. It’s the perfect at-home, indoor workout!

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Crafting Corner – Halloween Decorations

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays of the year. Between the fall leaves, candy, and getting to play dress-up, it’s second only to Christmas in my house. And decorating to make the day (and night!) even more spooky just adds to the fun of the day! The crafting video for this week shows 10 […]

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Motivational Mondays

We are changing things up here a bit with out WAAC posting schedule. Our workout posts will be moved to Wednesdays to make room for Motivational Monday, which will usually be an encouraging quote or story that will help inspire you and get your week off to a great start. Our timing is a little […]

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Overnight Oats

This easy Overnight Oats Recipe is a healthy and delicious breakfast made with gluten-free rolled oats, chia seeds, milk, yogurt, and a touch of vanilla. Learn how to make overnight oats and enjoy topped with fresh fruit and crunchy mix-ins! Overnight oats are an alternative way of preparing oatmeal. Rather than cooking raw oats on the stovetop or microwave […]

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Thinking Thursdays – Riddles and Brainteasers

It’s time again for our Riddles and Brainteasers post for the month. Last month’s post really got your brain working out. Hopefully, today’s questions have you testing your mental agility again! As usual, we will post the 10 riddles below, then the answers, with a graphic separating the two, so hopefully you will notice if […]

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The Wonders of Nature

With the Centre opening for more and more activities, it’s been a little while since I have had time to post on the website. But last week’s storm caused the Thames River to flood its banks, sweeping all kinds of debris downstream. Much of this was caught on the Fifth Street bridge supports in Chatham, […]

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Lost and Found

We have had a few items claimed from our Lost and Found table of items that were left at the Centre during the initial COVID shutdown, but there are still many things left. Please have a look to see if that long lost pair of runners or yoga mat have been here all along. Items […]

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The Wonders of Nature – Add Diversity to Your Garden

Today’s Wonders of Nature is a little bit different. Rather than show off some of the wonderful photographs of local nature, we thought we would share a video from Birds Canada about how to go about adding diversity to your garden. “We all have different preferences. Some people like rural cottages, and some prefer city-life. […]

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Programs and Activities Update!

The WAAC is getting more activities up and running. I have added a calendar here for the activities that will be held in September at the Centre. Highlights include: Pepper:                Mondays 9:30-11:30am, Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am, every other Wednesday evening (Sept 8th & 22nd), Fridays 7:00-9:00pm Euchre:                Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm Karaoke:              Every Monday 6:30-9:00pm – starts Labour Day, […]

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Thinking Thursdays – Wuzzles

Wuzzles? What are Wuzzles? I’m glad you asked. Wuzzles (also called Bamboozables) are word puzzles. They are a saying or phrase that is made up of a display of words, in an interesting way. The object is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place, or thing that each Wuzzle is meant to […]

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Thinking Thursdays – Riddles and Brainteasers

It’s time again for our Riddles and Brainteasers post for the month. Last month’s post really got your brain working out. Hopefully, today’s questions have you testing your mental agility again! As usual, we will post the 10 riddles below, then the answers, with a graphic separating the two, so hopefully you will notice if […]

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GRILLED CORN WITH SPICY HONEY BUTTER

It is August in Chatham-Kent and we all know what that means – FRESH CORN!!! I absolutely love fresh corn on the cob and I will sometimes have it 2 or more times a week in August and September. I try to support local by getting it from farmer’s stands. It also tastes way better […]

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Virtual Tour – Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

One of the great things about living in Southwestern Ontario is that we have a world-class museum only a few hours drive away. I have been to the Royal Ontario Museum (or ROM) many times myself and always get so caught up in some of the exhibits that I end up rushing through the rest […]

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Thinking Thursday – Name That Song #3

We are back with another Name That Song trivia post! How does it work, you ask? We have posted a line or two from popular songs from the fifties onward. Your job is to guess both the song and the artist that the lyrics are from. Some are more difficult than others, but they are […]

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Healthy Fruit Pizza with Granola Crust

This fruit pizza is not your traditional fruit pizza recipe which consists of a sugar cookie crust and cream cheese filling. Instead, we make a delicious gluten-free granola crust with a lightened up Greek yogurt filling! Fruit pizza with granola crust is so easy to make and the BEST Summer dessert! Naturally gluten-free crust with […]

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WAAC Reopening Priorities Membership Survey

Now that Canada is getting more vaccinated and Ontario reopens, we are taking a look at what we want the WAAC to be going forward. We want the WAAC to be a safe place for you to gather with friends. We are looking at restarting a variety of our previous programs (pepper, euchre, bingo, trivia, […]

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Personal Items Pickup

As I was getting the Centre in tip-top shape for our reopening a few weeks ago, I came across many personal items that had been left at the Centre. They appear to have been left here when everything shut down in March of last year at the start of the pandemic. The majority of these […]

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Virtual Tour – Luxembourg Gardens

Located in the heart of the Left Bank, Luxembourg Gardens is a 60-acre park known for its extraordinary public amenities, including fountains, sculpture, ponds, flowerbeds, tennis courts, pony rides, a marionette theatre, playgrounds, food kiosks and open-air cafés. The Gardens came about as a result of Henri IV’s assassination in 1610. His wife, Marie de […]

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Thinking Thursdays – Movie Titles

Today we are going back to the movies again! Just like last time, I have posted posters from famous movies. But they have had their titles removed! Can you guess the movie from the poster? If you are a movie buff, you should do pretty well with today’s trivia challenge. If not, that’s ok. You […]

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Crafts – DIY Sunhat

Do you love straw sunhats in the summer, but can’t find one that is the right colour and size combination? Accessories can make or break an outfit and on hot, sunny summer days, a hat is a practical accessory. but you can’t have just any hat. A baseball cap at a summer wedding just won’t […]

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Thinking Thursdays – Wuzzles

Wuzzles? What are Wuzzles? I’m glad you asked. Wuzzles (also called Bamboozables) are word puzzles. They are a saying or phrase that is made up of a display of words, in an interesting way. The object is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place, or thing that each Wuzzle is meant to […]

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Wonders of Nature

First, I need to apologize for the lack of nature posts over the last couple of weeks. We have been very busy getting the Centre to reopen (make sure to come say hi!) and sadly wasn’t able to make a few posts. Hopefully we can get back to our regular posting schedule now. Secondly, look […]

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Draft and Sew Shorts in 1 Hour!

In this video Alisa shares how she drafts and sews these easy wide leg short/culottes for summer. This shorts pattern is so versatile! Use it to make these to wear out OR make these to wear at home as PJ shorts! You can dress the pattern up or down depending on your fabric and pattern […]

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10 Minute Tone Your Arm Workout

Who doesn’t want toned arms? I know I need to work on mine! Follow Schellea Fowler through a 10 minute toned arms workout for women over 50. You don’t need any equipment. This exercise is suitable for beginners and seniors. Get rid of flabby arms and batwings forever! Try this easy to follow workout on […]

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Strawberry Crumb Bars

These easy Strawberry Crumb Bars by Flavor Mosaic feature a buttery crust, sweet fresh strawberry filling, and crunchy butter crumb topping. They make wonderful dessert bars to take to a summer party, picnic, or potluck. Ingredients Makes 9 servings 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup very cold butter, (8 Tablespoons or 1 stick of butter) […]

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Registration Open for August Exercise Classes

Good morning to our valued members! The Centre had reopened this past Monday for dining, pool playing, and using the fitness equipment. Now it’s time to get our exercise classed going! We started registration on Wednesday for those who had their April classes canceled due to the lockdown and we are now opening registration for […]

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Sue’s Kitchen Thursday Hot Lunch Special

Good afternoon everyone! Now that the Centre is open again, Sue is resuming her Thursday Hot Lunch Special! This week she will be serving meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies and a dinner roll. The cost will be $9.95 plus tax. Call 519-359-6832 to book your table today!

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Bob Ross – Dock Scene

Today’s craft post is another Bob Ross painting video. Unlike most of his videos, which tend to focus on nature and rarely feature buildings or other man-made structures, today’s video features a delightful dock scene. The scene captures an abandoned shipping boat against a pier, complete with some charming old dockside storage sheds. Hopefully you […]

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Fancy Footwork and Cardio Exercise in a Chair

Join Steve Bottrill for a Sit to Fit seated workout! This video will take you through a seated exercise routine that incorporates cardio and some fancy footwork to help you maintain cardiac strength and muscle tone. You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. […]

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Margarita Grilled Shrimp

Until recently, I’ve never been one to use marinades. Now they are one of my favourite ways to add flavour to a meal. Today’s recipe comes to us via A Farmgirl Dabbles, who has made a fabulous grilled shrimp recipe with a margarita marinade. These skewers are loaded with flavour and charred to perfection. This […]

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Virtual Tour – Halifax, Nova Scotia

One of Canada’s most iconic, yet laid back cities, Halifax, Nova Scotia manages to be picturesque and modern at the same time. The largest city in Atlantic Canada, Halifax was established in 1749 and currently boasts a population of nearly 450,000 people. With a strong military and maritime tradition, several universities, Halifax is one of […]

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DIY Game Table

Do you have an old coffee table at home that needs some new life breathed into it? Do you like to play games while you chat with friends and family? Then this solution is for you! Update that old coffee table into a pretty gaming table with some stones and a few different paint colours! […]

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Low Impact Cardio Workout With Weights with Meredith

Low impact cardio is a great way to get your heart rate moving in a way that doesn’t add much stress on your joints and muscles. It’s also easy to achieve in the comfort of your own home with very little room. However, don’t let the “low” part fool you, this is an intermediate level […]

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Easy Broccoli Bacon Salad

Everyone needs a recipe for the best Broccoli Salad! This one is stuffed with bacon, cranberry, cheese, sunflower seeds, and tangy homemade dressing. It is easy to make and is a huge crowd pleaser. The perfect side dish to bring to your summer barbecue, or even to serve at Thanksgiving!  Ingredients Serves 8-10 Salad 10-11 strips […]

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Virtual Tour – Positano on the Amalfi Coast

Today’s virtual tour takes us to the beautiful Amalfi Coast – specifically to Positano, Italy. This iconic seaside city became a popular tourist destination after John Steinbeck wrote an essay on it in Harper’s Bazaar in 1953. The beautiful vistas have kept people coming back. Join Prowalk Tours as they walk down through the city […]

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Dip, Dry, Draw, Sip Wine Glasses

It’s summer and now that we are in Step 2 and are allowed to have larger gatherings outdoors, people are starting to gather for barbeques and pool parties. But it’s always an annoyance when you set your drink on the table and when you come back, there are 3 other identical glasses. What to do? […]

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Standing Abs Workout

We think you will really enjoy this 10 minute STANDING ABS indoor workout for women over 50! Join Schellea Fowler for a low impact workout that helps reduce belly fat and create a flatter stomach. This ab-toning workout is suitable for beginners and seniors. it’s very doable but still challenging enough to burn belly fat […]

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Make Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Protein Parfaits

These Make-Ahead Fruit and Yogurt Protein Parfaits from The Lemon Bowl are ideal for making ahead on Sunday and enjoying throughout the week (they will keep in the fridge up to 5 days). Walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia and flax seeds will give you the ideal balance of healthy, monounsaturated fat, and protein. The yogurt is […]

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Virtual Tour – Notre Dame Cathedral

Today’s virtual tour takes us in and around the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Filmed only weeks before the devastating fire in 2019, follow Shawn up to the top of the South Tower, look at the stunning stained glass windows, and even catch a peek at a Mass being held inside, because Notre Dame […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Cats and Dogs (Video)

Sorry for today’s late post. I had yesterday off to spend Canada Day with my family, so this post had to wait until I got back in the office and dealt with all the emails. The good news is that you get even more humour today because I found a compilation video of all kinds […]

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The Wonders of Nature

Today’s Wonders of Nature features more images from Randy Parent of How I See Things. This set of images was taken at McLean’s Auto-wreckers, an abandoned auto wreck yard. While it is not our normal nature pictures, I love the way nature is reclaiming the area and the way Randy has captured that in his […]

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DIY Beach Towel Pillow Bag

Summer is nearly here, and with outdoor activities allowed again (hopefully for good!), people will be heading for the beach to cool down on those hot summer days. If you’re like me, you want to be able to relax and soak in the sun. But how do you do that while supporting your head? You […]

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Outdoor and Zoom Exercise Classes in July

UPDATE!!!! We have not had enough participants register for the July sessions. Rather than cancel the classes, we will be pushing the classes back by 1 week to allow for an extension for registration. As such, the new registration deadline is now Friday, July 9th by 4pm. All classes will now be pushed back 1 […]

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Full Body with Weights Workout

In this exercise video Meredith is guiding you through a refreshing full body workout using weights that benefits from both sitting and standing positions. This is an intermediate level routine and incorporates all areas of the upper and lower body as well as core. Utilizing the body’s position in both a standing and seated position, […]

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Strawberry and Chocolate Dessert Nachos

It’s strawberry season again in Chatham-Kent, so what is better than a dessert featuring that sweet fruit? Homemade crunchy cinnamon chips, strawberries, a drizzle of chocolate and as much or as little whipped cream as you want? Yes please! And if you are reading this recipe later on, just grab a bag of frozen strawberries, […]

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Virtual Tour – Ruins of Pompeii Part 3

As promised, we are back with Part 3 of our virtual tour of Pompeii, Italy. You can find Part 1 of the virtual tour here and Part 2 here. As I said in the introduction for Part 1, I have always been fascinated by the story of Pompeii, about the residents who ignored the warning […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Canada, Eh?

Canada Day is less than a week away. The office will naturally be closed to celebrate the holiday, even if my family can’t go to Erieau to enjoy the fireworks like we normally do. Fingers crossed that next year we will be able to congregate in crowds to celebrate the birth of our beautiful nation. […]

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Thinking Thursdays – Movie Titles

Today we are going back to the movies again! Just like last time, I have posted posters from famous movies. But they have had their titles removed! Can you guess the movie from the poster? If you are a movie buff, you should do pretty well with today’s trivia challenge. If not, that’s ok. You […]

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The Wonders of Nature

Today is Part 2 of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Last time we featured 13 stunning images from top nature and wildlife photographers. Now we are bringing you more wonderful pictures, this time in slide format. For full credits to the photographers, please visit the Natural History Museum website. Don’t forget to tell us […]

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Bob Ross – Secluded Bridge

We post a painting video once a month here on our webpage. But it’s been a while since we’ve featured a video from the iconic Bob Ross. I grew up watching him paint and always marveled at the way he could make a plain canvas come to life in half an hour. He never made […]

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Seated Tai Chi Exercises

Today’s exercise video comes to us via David-Dorian Ross and walks us through a 15 minute Tai Chi exercise specifically designed to be done from a seated position. This allows those with mobility issues to participate in this relaxing, meditative martial art. It isn’t limited to those with mobility issues. Anyone can do this Tai […]

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30-MINUTE MONGOLIAN BEEF

This 30-Minute Mongolian Beef from Taste and See is savory and sweet and so delicious!!  With thinly cut steak, soy sauce, brown sugar, fresh garlic and ginger – all prepped and ready to eat in just 30 minutes! You can serve it with jasmine rice, steamed brown rice, rice noodles, or in lettuce wraps with […]

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Virtual Tour – Tower of London

Today’s virtual tour takes us to merry, old England, where we are going on a tour of the Tower of London. Until just a few years ago, I had thought that the Tower of London was just that – a medieval tower, used as a jail to house criminals and enemies of the state until […]

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Nominations for Senior Achievement Awards

AgeFriendly Chatham-Kent is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Chatham-Kent Senior Achievement Awards. The deadline for nomination forms is August 13th, with the 2021 Senior of the Year being announced at the October 4th Council Meeting. Nomination forms can be picked up at the WAAC.

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Thinking Thursdays – Riddles and Brainteasers

It’s time again for our Riddles and Brainteasers post for the month. Last month’s post really got your brain working out. Hopefully, today’s questions have you testing your mental agility again! As usual, we will post the 10 riddles below, then the answers, with a graphic separating the two, so hopefully you will notice if […]

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The Wonders of Nature

We are back with another post featuring pictures from Randy Parent of How I See Things. Take a look at some beautiful shots of hummingbirds, sunflower fields, frogs, baby owls, and much more! And make sure you tell us what your favourite is down in the comment section!

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DIY Upgrading an Interior Door

Is your home looking old and tired? Does it need an upgrade? One of the biggest impacts you can make in a house (after paint and flooring) is your doors. But they can be expensive to replace. So why not upgrade them instead? Evan and Katelyn show you how they took their plain slab door […]

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Seated Knee-Strengthening Workout

Steve Bottrill of the VON is back again with another great chair workout. This one is targeted to strengthening your knees – and who doesn’t need that? Follow along as Steve warms up your muscles and then leads you through exercises specifically designed to work on your knees, allowing you to regain or maintain knee […]

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Blackberry, Avocado and Arugula Salad

This summery salad makes the most of fresh produce with an arugula base, fresh blackberries, blueberries, cucumber, avocado, hazelnuts, feta and a lime mint vinaigrette.  Ingredients Serves 4 Salad: 5 cups arugula  1 cup blackberries ¾ cup blueberries 1 avocado, diced 1 ½ cups cucumber, sliced thinly ⅓ cup feta ⅓ cup toasted hazelnuts Vinaigrette: ⅓ cup olive oil  2 tbsp freshly squeezed […]

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Virtual Tour – Angkor Wat

Angkor what? Though the name may not be familiar to you, you will most likely recognize Angkor Wat. Built between 1113 and 1150 in northwest Cambodia, Angkor Wat was a temple complex originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, but converted to a Buddhist temple by the end of that century. When it was officially […]

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Thinking Thursdays – Name That Song #2

We are back with another Name That Song trivia post! How does it work, you ask? We have posted a line or two from popular songs from the fifties onward. Your job is to guess both the song and the artist that the lyrics are from. Some are more difficult than others, but they are […]

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The Wonders of Nature

Today’s Wonders of Nature post features more beautiful pictures taken locally by 365 Days of Beauty. Last week we brought you stunning images of all kinds of local flora. Today it is time to show off the fauna! That’s right, it’s time to see some animals. There are lots of images of birds, frogs, turtles, […]

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DIY Outdoor Solar Chandelier

I love a beautiful outdoor space, don’t you? My only problem is being able to enjoy it at night without spending a fortune to make sure I can see it while still having it look good. That’s when Do-It-Yourself videos come in handy! A few things from the dollar store, a can of spray paint […]

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Stretch and Strengthen with Meredith

Today’s exercise post is a 2-for-1 special! Below are two beginner level stretch and strengthen exercise videos with Meredith of Senior Fitness with Meredith. Why two? Because one video works on your feet and ankles while the other targets your wrists and hands. I personally feel a little lopsided if only the one set of […]

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Low Carb Breakfast Casserole

This month’s breakfast recipe comes to us from Buns In My Oven and I love it! It’s great for anyone on a Keto diet or if you just want to lower your carbohydrates! This low carb breakfast casserole is hearty and filling, because it’s packed full of protein from the sausage, bacon, and eggs. It’s […]

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Virtual Tour – Eiffel Tower

Today’s virtual tour takes us to one of the most iconic tourist attractions in the world – the Eiffel Tower. Situated in the centre of Paris, France, the Eiffel Tower was built near the banks of the Seine River for the 1889 World’s Fair. Designed by and named after Gustave Eiffel, la dame de fer […]

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A Little Bit of Humor – Comedy Wildlife 2021 – So Far!

The Comedy Wildlife 2021 competition is still open for entries! The closing date is the end of this month, June 30th. That didn’t stop the organizers from releasing a few of their favourite submissions to date! Take a gander at the images below and if you have a few funny pictures on your camera, consider […]

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Thinking Thursdays – Wuzzles

Wuzzles? What are Wuzzles? I’m glad you asked. Wuzzles (also called Bamboozables) are word puzzles. They are a saying or phrase that is made up of a display of words, in an interesting way. The object is to try to figure out the well-known saying, person, place, or thing that each Wuzzle is meant to […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us

Today’s post features beautiful pictures taken locally by 365 Days of Beauty. There is a little bit of beauty for everyone; flowers, forests, trees, clouds, fields, you name it. There are so many stunning pictures, I could have uploaded a lot more, but I restrained myself – for now. Rest assured, there will be more […]

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Get Crafty – Flip Flop Wreath

Summer is just around the corner and everyone is getting their backyards in order, from cleaning up the garden to decorating the patio. And what better way to cheer up your backyard than with this fun, colourful wreath made with just some Dollar Store flip flops, a pool noodle and some hot glue? This tutorial […]

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Gentle Chair Yoga Routine

Developed by the therapists in the Chronic Pain Service (now called the LEAP Service) at Toronto Rehab, Rumsey Centre, this 25 minute chair yoga routine was created to provide you with a gentle exercise option that is chronic pain friendly. Remember that finding ways to keep moving everyday is one of the best ways to […]

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Chilled Strawberry Soup

My favourite part of June has to be the fresh strawberries! I love just about everything strawberry. So when I came across this recipe, I had to share it. It is a super-simple, super-fast recipe using fresh strawberries and yogurt to make a creamy chilled strawberry soup! How perfect is that for a hot summer day?! […]

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Virtual Tour – Ruins of Pompeii Part 2

Last week, we toured the ancient ruins of Pompeii, which was buried under 6 metres of volcanic ash, preserving the city as it was nearly 2000 Today we are back at Pompeii for another walk through the ruins. This time, we will be venturing through the Forum, where we will see some of the granaries […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Summer Edition

Summer is coming and it’s starting to get hot – well it was last week anyway! We installed our window air conditioners last weekend and the kids have already been in the pool. So why not make today’s post about summer? Let the laughter begin!

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Trivia Thursday – Riddles and Brainteasers

The last Thursday of the month is going to be dedicated to presenting you with a series of 10 riddles and brain teasers. Not quite trivia, but we will still be turning the wheels in our heads and giving our gray matter a workout! Below are our ten riddles for this week. Due to the […]

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Wally Wackers starts THIS Thursday!

NOTE: I just wanted to update all of our golfers out there to let them know that Wally Wackers starts THIS Thursday, May 27th, not next week as originally posted. I apologize for the error, which was caused by our email system incorrectly dating Jane McGill’s incoming email (and all other emails this morning 😬). […]

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Get Crafty – Cuddly Pillow Quilt

Quilts are always so beautiful and make a wonderful heirloom gift. But they always take so long to make, and if you aren’t 100% accurate with your cuts and sewing your seams, the whole thing can go wrong quickly. The beauty of this quilt – besides the way it looks! – is that it is […]

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Seated HIIT Workout with Meredith

Last week, we brought you a low-intensity Chair Yoga workout. Today we are turning up the dial and bringing you a High Intensity Interval Training workout with Meredith. This exercise routine is designed for seniors at an intermediate level. It is a seated workout and requires no equipment, which makes it accessible for almost everyone. […]

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White Chocolate and Orange Pudding

It’s the last Monday of the month. We all know what that means! Dessert time! And boy does this treat deliver! It is a versatile dessert that can be dressed up for a special occasion or made into a fun treat that everyone will love. Either way, it’s sure to delight!  Ingredients Serves 4 6 egg […]

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Virtual Tour – Ruins of Pompeii Part 1

Today’s virtual tour takes us to one of the most fascinating historical sites in the world today, Pompeii. Pompeii is one of the best known ancient cities on Europe. Located near current-day Naples, Italy, Pompeii was destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. The eruption killed between 1500 and 2000 of the city’s 15,000 residents. […]

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A Little Bit of Humour

Normally our Little Bit of Humour posts have a lot of pictures (often called memes online). But sometimes, some jokes are too long to capture in just a picture or two. So today’s post is dedicated to a few of those jokes that need to be written to be appreciated. Hopefully these give you a […]

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Trivia Thursday – Movie Titles

Today, we are going to the movies! Well, kind of. For today’s trivia, I have posted movie posters from famous movies. But they have had their titles removed! Can you guess the movie from the poster? If you are a movie buff, you should do pretty well with today’s trivia challenge. If not, that’s ok. […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us – Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Today’s Wonders of Nature post features 13 gorgeous images from the 2020 Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year entries. This competition has been running since 1965 and has featured some of the most stunning images of wildlife over the years. When available, I have also included links to the photographers individual websites in […]

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Coffee Filter Flowers

Flowers are always so beautiful to have on display around the house. But real ones wilt and die. Fake ones are expensive – plus we cannot get them right now under the Stay-at-Home order. So what can you do that looks pretty, can get easily, and won’t break the bank? Make your own! Using coffee […]

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Gentle Chair Yoga

We are back today with another video released by therapists in the Toronto Rehab Brain and Spinal Cord LEAP Service. The gentle chair exercises are designed with 3 variations that will help you work within your therapeutic window. Square breathing and alternate nostril breathing exercises are also included. You should always consult your physician or […]

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Baked Shrimp & Salmon Recipe

I love one-pan meals. Throw everything on, throw it in the oven, and enjoy a great meal once the cooking is done. With only one pan, cleanup is a breeze too! This is a great, healthy, one-pan baked salmon recipe with shrimp and asparagus. I think this would be great served with rice – or, […]

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Virtual Tour – Edinburgh Castle

Today is my birthday, so I’m posting about a place I have always wanted to visit – Edinburgh Castle. I, like many people in Chatham-Kent can claim Scottish ancestry. In fact, Wallaceburg is named after the Scottish hero, William Wallace. I have always wanted to explore my heritage, so these virtual tours are a great […]

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A Little Bit of Humour

Today’s A Little Bit of Humour is about getting old. The aches, the pains, the going to the bathroom three times during the night… If we didn’t laugh, we would cry. So, let’s laugh!

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Trivia Thursday

My birthday is tomorrow, and while I’m not usually one to make a big fuss over my birthday (especially as I get older!), with this crazy lockdown, we have to seize every chance we get to be happy and celebrate. So when I had to come up with this week’s Thursday Trivia, I figured “why […]

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The Wonders of Nature – Birds

Every morning when I get to work I park at the library (during this lockdown anyway) and as soon as I step out of the car, all I can hear is a cacophony of birds from the wall of vines on the side of the building. There are so many birds! As I listened to […]

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DIY Outdoor Sofa with Hidden Storage

It’s the second Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time to highlight a woodworking project! With everyone getting their outdoor spaces ready for summer, I thought this would be a great project for a woodcraft enthusiast to tackle. Outdoor furniture is so expensive. If you have the time and skills (and a few tools!) […]

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Seating Upper Body Stretch and Strengthen

Stretching and Strengthening exercises are important to maintain flexibility and movement, especially as we age. Join Steve Bottrill as he takes you through an upper body workout designed to help with functionality. These exercises are done from a seated position, so almost everyone can do them too! You should always consult your physician or other […]

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Clubhouse Wrap

Do you love a good clubhouse sandwich but are looking to change it up just a bit? Then give this wrap a try! With a crisp, crunchy broccoli slaw along with the traditional turkey, bacon and cheese, it’s a new way to enjoy an old favourite without changing it up too much. It’s also really […]

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Virtual Tour – New Orleans’ French Quarter

One of the places that I have always wanted to visit was the French Quarter of New Orleans. Between the history, the food, the music, and the atmosphere, who wouldn’t want to go there? And since we can’t go there in person, lets take a virtual tour together of one of the oldest cities in […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Dad Jokes

A dad joke is a short joke, typically a pun, presented as a one-liner or a question and answer. They have been around for a long time, but were only given the title “Dad Joke” in the last few years. You will know a dad joke when you hear it, because, more often than not, […]

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Trivia Thursday – Name That Song

We are changing up our Trivia Thursdays a bit here at the WAAC website. Don’t worry, we are still going to have our popular Trivia Stories, but we are going to mix it up a bit. This means that going forward, Trivia Stories will be every other week and we will have other fun trivia […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us

We are traveling a little far afield today for our Wonders of Nature post. Randy Parent, who has contributed pictures to our website before, provided us with these gorgeous pictures taken on an African safari a few years ago. He was able to capture beautiful images of lions, hippos, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinoceroses, monkeys and more, […]

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2 Homemade Bath Soaks

Mother’s Day is coming up, so it’s the perfect time to make these amazing bath soaks for the moms in your life (or yourself)! Claire shows you how to make a soothing Oatmeal Lavender soak and a moisturizing Coconut Rose bath salt. Add these to your bath to help you relax and moisturize your skin […]

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Walking Cardio with Meredith

In this exercise video Meredith is guiding you through an easy to follow walking at home cardio workout using light weights (optional) perfect for beginners or senior. You can also use it as an add-on to another one of our videos for a more advanced challenge. This routine is all standing but can also be […]

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Strawberry Banana French Toast

French toast with strawberries and banana! What more could you ask for? This is a beautiful and tasty way to get some fruit in the morning while still indulging in a classic favourite. Ingredients Makes 4 servings 4 eggs 1 cup milk ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg 2 tbsp brown sugar ½ tsp vanilla pinch of salt ½ cup sliced banana […]

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Virtual Tour – Sydney, Australia

Today’s virtual tour takes us down under to beautiful Sydney, Australia. We all know about the Sydney Opera House dominating the city’s skyline, but there is so much more to the city than just that. “Sydney affectionately shelters its dazzling harbour and lives up to visitors’ high expectations. Undeniably cosmopolitan, and definitely striking, Australia’s largest […]

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Virtual Tour – Ruins of Pompeii, Pt 2

Last week we started our tour of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city that was buried under 6 metres of ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. Today we continue our walk among the ruins, starting at the Forum. We will also see the oldest public building in Pompeii, the Basilica. Next we will walk […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Distance Learning

With yet another Stay at Home order, kids are once again attending school online. Whether you call it distance learning, e-learning, virtual learning, kids are going to school without going to school. With having to deal with internet connection issues, keeping everyone on topic, and helping answer questions, it is stressful for everyone – the […]

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Trivia Thursday – The Baldoon Mystery, Pt 2

Welcome back for Part 2 of The Baldoon Mystery Trivia Thursday! Last week, we posted the first half of the story of the Baldoon Witch, our own local legend, complete with 10 trivia questions whose answers were found within the story. This week we have the second half of the story for you, with ten […]

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Ask a Tech Geek~~Social Media Safety Part 3

Our Tech Geek is back discussing ways to keep us safe online. If you have any questions, at the end of this article is information on how you can contact our Resident Geek. You just found out that your friends list all received a message with a link but you did not send it.  How […]

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How to Sew Your Own Butterfly Top

This beautiful, flowing top is great to make for summer. Made in light-weight linen or cotton, the natural fibres are very breathable, perfect for those hot summer days when a tank top just won’t do. Using just a couple of measurement taken on the body, it is very easy to adapt for any size. And, […]

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30-min Chair Yoga Dance Class

Are you ready to Dance? Enjoy 8 different dances from different eras and genres that will keep you moving and feeling GREAT with certified yoga therapist, Sherry Zak Morris! Chair Yoga Dance is a wonderful way to get your daily dose of movement while having lots of fun! And you are working your brain and […]

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Golden Grahams S’mores Bars

It’s the last Monday of the month, which means it is time for a Dessert recipe! My family loves camping and having backyard fires. And, naturally, my kids ask for S’mores too. But what do you do when someone wants S’mores and it’s raining? You make S’mores bars with Golden Grahams cereal! This way, you […]

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Virtual Tour – Barcelona

Today’s virtual tour is a guiding walking tour of beautiful Barcelona, Spain. Get to know Barcelona with its beautiful sights all over the city. Marvel at the wonderful beaches with great views on the sea and explore well-known sights of the city, such as the Venetian Towers or the Sagrada Familia. Get the chance to […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Earth Day Edition

Yesterday was Earth Day, so we decided to recognize a day when we are all extra-conscious of the impact we have on our planet with a little bit of humour. The impacts of climate change are having a real effect on our planet, but we can’t be only gloom and doom about the subject. We […]

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Trivia Thursday – The Baldoon Mystery, Pt 1

Today is the first in a 2-part Trivia Thursday!  I have always loved the mystery of the Baldoon Witch – I even wrote a paper on it in college. Given its mystery and its local history, I decided to use it as the basis for our Trivia Thursday. Usually when making our trivia posts, we […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us – 1 Week Later

What a difference a week makes! Last week, I posted a lot of beautiful spring pictures. As I was driving into work today, admiring the beautiful snow (but still thinking “Why do we have this much snow in late April?”), I decided to postpone the planned pictures for today. Instead I grabbed the camera, went […]

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DIY Jewelry Trays – Imprinting Air Dry Clay

Today’s craft tutorial shows us how to make our own jewelry trays out of air-dry clay and imprint them with leaves you can find out and about now that spring is here. I love this craft, as it is not only easy to make, but you can also customize it. Pick colours that match your […]

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Upper Back Posture Exercise with Steve Bottrill

Today’s exercise has the popular Steve Bottrill walking you through some great exercises that will help with your upper back posture. To participate in this routine, you will need a small ball that you can place in the arch of your back. Don’t have a ball? No problem! Just use a rolled up towel. Steve […]

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Chicken Lazone

This is one of my family’s absolute favourite meals. I get requests to make this at least once a week. It is fast, easy, and delicious! We usually serve it over pasta with a big salad on the side, but you can pair it with mashed potatoes (or cauliflower!). I’ve not tried it, but I […]

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Virtual Tour – Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Today’s video is longer than normal, at 42 minutes, but it is so stunning, I had to post it. In today’s video, we will take a virtual walking tour to Croatia and discover the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park. Plitvice Lakes is one of the most unique places to visit in Croatia. Walk along boardwalks […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Canadian Edition

Today, we poke fun at ourselves! Canada is a great place to live and we are extremely proud to be Canadian, but we also know that we have our little quirks that make us unique (and awesome!). And we Canadians have enough confidence and are good natured enough to make jokes about our awesome country. […]

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Trivia Thursday

Today’s Trivia Thursday is a little different. We know that many of you have not been to the Centre for a while and miss it. We also got a new camera that I really wanted to play with we needed to test out . So what we did is take close up pictures of things […]

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Wally Wackers Golf is Back!

Wally Wackers Golf is back! Starting May 6 and running every Thursday until September 24th, join other seniors for a fun golf outing at Hidden Hills Golf and Country Club. Make sure you are there by 8:30am to register and be assigned to your team. Tee-off is at 9:00am. For more information, contact Jane McGill […]

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The Wonders of Nature

Spring is here! Really here, not “here because the calendar says spring is here.” The sun is shining brighter, the wind is warmer (mostly!), the trees are starting to grow their new leaves, the flowers are starting to bloom. With all this beautiful growth and reawakening happening around us, how could we not feature the […]

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DIY Raised Planter Box

It’s April and that means that, while we can’t plant our gardens just yet, we can get everything prepped and ready to go. I love gardening, but I hate how my back and legs hurt after a morning crawling around on the ground. I’m no spring chicken anymore! That’s why I love today’s DIY project […]

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Walk At Home Workout with Meredith

In this exercise video Meredith is guiding you through an easy–to–follow beginner walk at home workout! This is a beginner level workout but can still be challenging for anyone at any level. This routine uses no equipment and can easily be done in the comfort of your own home. This workout incorporates the best of […]

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Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

This soup is a personal favourite, so how could I not share it with you? I love the flavours in this soup, and it is so easy to make. Bring your soup game to the next level. You won’t regret it! Ingredients 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cans of Condensed […]

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Virtual Tour – Ottawa

The Canadian capital is home to about 1 million people, numerous colleges and universities, research and cultural institutions, and many national museums. It is also the heart of Canadian politics, where our iconic Parliament Hill nestles up to the Ottawa River. Join Ottawalks as they journey through Canada’s capital city at night. See Parliament lit […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Spring Edition

Spring really feels like it has sprung, with the beautiful, warm weather we just had for a few days and the rain over the last 24 hours. So we decided to make today’s A Little Bit of Humour all about Spring. We hope these put a smile on your face today.

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Trivia Thursday

Today is the 48th edition of our Trivia Thursday, and my first attempt at making a trivia post! With it being so lovely outside, I wanted to make today’s trivia post full of interesting little tidbits about Spring! Test your knowledge and see how much you know about this wonderful season! As usual the trivia […]

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DIY Faux Stone or Ceramic Vases

Have you liked the look of stone vases but not the weight (or the price) of them? Then we have the perfect solution – create your own! Follow Caro’s tutorial to take any old vase or jar from the back of your cupboard and give it new life by painting it to look like the […]

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Chair Exercise Higher Intensity with Steve Bottrill

Today Steve Bottrill has us doing a higher intensity workout. Because this exercise takes place while sitting in a chair, it is still safe for many seniors who are concerned about balance to take part while really getting your heart rate going. This video features a lot of cardiovascular movements and include shoulder movements and […]

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Gruyère, Bacon, and Spinach Scrambled Eggs

Ingredients Scrambled eggs have always been a favourite of mine. But they do tend to get boring after a while. Why not mix it up a little and make this restaurant-worthy take on scrambled eggs? 8 large eggs1 tsp. Dijon mustardsalt and pepper1 tbsp. olive oil or unsalted butter2 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and broken […]

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Virtual Tour – Vatican City

Today is Good Friday, so what better place to tour today than Vatican City? Most people either aren’t aware or tend to forget the fact that the Vatican is its own country, and not part of Italy. Vatican City covers just 121 acres and has a population of 825 people, making it the smallest country […]

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Happy Easter!

Easter has been seen as a time of new life and renewal as the Earth shakes off the cold snow of winter and the flora and fauna begin to appear again. It is such a hopeful time of year, with the promise of great things to come. This past year has been challenging for everyone. […]

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Centre Closure Due to Provincial Shutdown

Just a little while ago, Premier Doug Ford announced that Ontario has pulled the COVID-19 Emergency Brake and the province is once again going into shutdown. This newest shutdown is to last from Saturday, April 3rd until Friday, April 30th. What does this mean for you? The Centre will be closed until we are out […]

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Trivia Thursday~~April 1st, 2021

It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 47th edition. With the rich history Wallaceburg has and the so many places to see. Today’s trivia is all about Wallaceburg’s historical and wonderful sights. There is a twist this week instead of a story we have picture hints. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder […]

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Reminders for Those Playing Pool

Our pool tables are hopping – so much so that we are looking at adding afternoon sessions to the calendar (see our previous post for more information on that)! It’s so great to see people enthusiastic about playing!  The WAAC just wanted to send out a friendly reminder about several of our pool table protocols. […]

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Possible Afternoon Pool Sessions

Due to the extreme popularity of our pool tables, we are looking at possibly opening an afternoon session to accommodate everyone! The afternoon session will run from 1:00 until 3:30. The cost would be $2 for the entire afternoon. This is where you come in. We need your help to determine if there is enough […]

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Ask a Tech Geek~~Social Media Safety Part 2

For the next few segments Our Geek will be discussing way to keep us safe online, If you have any questions, at the end of this article is information on how you can contact our Resident Geek. Facebook Posts Audience Safety It is wise to check who can view your posts every time you post […]

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How to Make a Two Seam Tote Bag

I love sewing and I always fall in love with fabrics and usually buy more than I should (which is something I picked up after not having bought enough for a project before!). This Tote Bag Tutorial is a great way to use you that extra fabric up. If you like the look of this […]

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April Exercise Classes – Register Today

Classes for our 4-week April Session are filling up quickly, but we do still have several openings in most classes. In fact, due to BOTH Pilates classes filling up almost right away, Dianne is offering a 2nd Pilates class on Wednesdays from 10:15 to 11:15 for those who couldn’t get into the other classes. Registration […]

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Easy Chair Exercise with Ball with Steve Bottrill

Today Steve guides us through a gentle chair exercise with a ball. You can use any lightweight ball you have around the house for this exercise routine. After a quick warmup, Steve leads you through several ball exercises. He closes the workout with some breathing techniques. Keep an eye out for a surprise visit from […]

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Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles

It’s the last Monday of the month, which means it’s time for a great dessert recipe! And with Easter coming up on Sunday, why not make today’s dessert recipe Easter-themed? These Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles are adorable and tasty! I really have to have one these, but only if I can gift the rest […]

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Virtual Tour – Jerusalem

Easter weekend is next weekend and Passover starts tomorrow. It is fitting that today’s virtual tour takes us to Jerusalem, the heart of the Abrahamic religions – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Each year, during Passover and Easter thousands of worshipers flock to Jerusalem’s holiest sites. Unfortunately, this year that won’t be possible so we’re bringing […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Nature

If anyone has ever owned a pet, you know that they can be quite silly – both on purpose and unintentionally. The same is true for animals that haven’t been domesticated. So today, instead of memes and jokes, it’s all about capturing the right moment when animals are being funny. Even if they don’t realize […]

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Trivia Thursday~~March 25, 2021

It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 46th edition. It is Repeat Thursday. To test our memories and our knowledge we are posting a repeat of one of our past trivia segments. . Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~March 24, 2021

What a wonderful time of the year, Spring when the earth awakes from its slumber and the migrating birds return. It is during these times that hope and faith are renewed as beauty blooms and new growth begins. The sweet melody of birds fill the air as the spring flowers send forth a sweet smell […]

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Easy DIY Spring Wreath

Follow Jennifer of Jennifer Decorates as she shows you how to make this beautiful spring wreath. Hang it on your front door to help welcome spring to your neighbourhood or hang it on a wall inside your home where you can see it more! If you try your hand at this project or any other […]

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15 Minute Everyday Workout with Meredith

In this exercise video, Meredith is guiding you through a great workout routine that you can do everyday or days when you’re short on time and are looking to get a quick session in. This workout is aimed towards our beginner level but don’t let that fool you! This is a great routine for anyone […]

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Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken

Ingredients Slow cooker apricot chicken is an easy recipe using chicken thighs and dried apricots for a delicious dinner with big, fresh flavor and an intoxicating aroma – your house will smell amazing! Serve it over rice, couscous, or quinoa and drizzle some of the leftover juices on. Your taste buds will thank you! 1 […]

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Virtual Tour – Rome

They say that in ancient times, all roads lead to Rome. As one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, the saying still holds true. Follow along as this tour takes you through a city that has been around for 2800 years. Follow the path beside the Tiber River or along the Ancient Roads and […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Teachers Edition

Teachers do some of the most important work in our society. They prepare the next generation to take the reins of society. They make and shape our future. They aren’t superheroes, but regular people, just like you and me. Which also means they have a sense of humour just like us. So today we are […]

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Trivia Thursday~~March 18, 2021

It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 45th edition. Today we are going to do a Throwback Thursday and Time Travel back to the 80’s. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with […]

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Ask a Tech Geek~~Social Media Safety Part 1

As we stated last time for the next few segments Our Geek will be discussing way to keep us safe online, If you have any questions, at the end of this article is information on how you can contact our Resident Geek. Social Media Safety In this day and age it seems like there is […]

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Easy and Beautiful Easter Globe Decor

This Easter decoration is simple to make and adds a simple elegance to your home just in time for Easter! You should be able to find all the items you need at any dollar store. I think this is just adorable and can’t wait to make one for my home!

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Gentle Tai Chi and Qi Gong Routine

This gentle exercise video combines Tai Chi and Qi Gong with a variety of adaptations to help make the routine safe and comfortable for you. Developed by the therapists in Toronto Rehab’s LEAP Service (Living Engaged and Actively with Pain), this routine is great for starting a gentle exercise program at home. You should always […]

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Copycat Shamrock Shake

St. Patrick’s Day is in just a couple of days, so today’s recipe is for a seasonal fast food favourite that you can make at home. That’s right, McDonald’s Shamrock Shake in your own kitchen! This super-yummy shake is a much-anticipated start to spring for many people, and now you can make it too! Don’t […]

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Virtual Tour – The Best of Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day is only 5 days away, so where else would we go for today’s virtual tour than the Emerald Isle? Join Tyler of TylerTravelsTV as he highlights some of the best places to visit in Ireland. You’ll see some of the “do-not-miss” attractions and sights in the southern half of Ireland. Treat yourself […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – St. Patrick’s Day Edition

St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away. You know what that means! That’s right! That means today’s A Little Bit of Humour is all about everything you associate with St. Patrick’s Day – Ireland, drinking, leprechauns, pots of gold, even the saint himself! The one thing about this day I will never understand […]

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Trivia Thursday~~March 11, 2021

It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 44th edition. It is always great to learn something new about Canada so this week’s trivia is all about Canada. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~March 10, 2021

March has come in like a lamb and spring is just around the corner. What a great time to watch the changes of the season come upon us. The migrating birds are filling the skies as they head towards their summer homes. The air is being warm by southern winds as the birds fill it […]

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Sleeping Sock Baby

This beautiful little sleeping baby is made using only a few socks, some cotton batting and a little bit of sewing! Wouldn’t this be the perfect gift for a little girl? I think I know what I will be gifting at the next baby shower I go to!

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Seated HIIT Workout with Meredith

In this exercise video Meredith will be guiding you through a great seated HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) style routine using optional weights for resistance. HIIT workouts are a great way to build up both your cardiovascular system and muscle strength. It combines the best of both worlds into a shorter, yet more intense workout […]

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Dijon Baked Salmon

This salmon recipe is so incredibly easy and it’s bursting with flavor. Just coat a large salmon fillet with the Dijon mix and bake it for 18-20 minutes. You can easily make this recipe with 4-6 individual salmon fillets, rather than one large fillet. The end result is a healthy baked salmon recipe that’s super […]

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Virtual Tour – Tour Inside The Great Pyramid

One of the best-known historical sites in the world, the Great Pyramid at the Giza Plateau in Egypt is the only one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World to survive to modern day. The largest of 3 pyramids, the Great Pyramid was built as a tomb for the Pharaoh Khufu over 20 years, […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Gym Edition

The Centre is back open and with it, so is our fitness rooms and exercise classes. We are all anxious to get up and get moving after another long lockdown, so lots of people are heading to the gym. And with the weather improving (at least in theory – weather in March is so unpredictable!) […]

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Trivia Thursday~~March 4, 2021

It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 43rd edition. Can you believe it is March already? Well you know what that means this week’s trivia is all about March. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has […]

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Ask a Tech Geek~~ Phishing Emails

For the next few segments Our Geek will be discussing way to keep us safe online, from Phishing email to social Media. If you have any questions, at the end of this article is information on how you can contact our Resident Geek. In this day and age it seems like there is always a […]

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5 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

I have always looked at St. Patrick’s Day as a time to start looking for spring. Winter is almost over and you know the crocuses and tulips will start peeking up soon. And what better way to prepare for St. Patrick’s Day than with a little decoration? Debbi walks you through making 5 different crafts […]

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Coordination Exercise with Steve Bottrill

Steve Bottrill is back with this awesome seated exercise. It’s a great workout that focuses on your coordination through using 2 opposing moves that work not just your body, but your mind too! Intimidated by the thought of opposing moves? Don’t be! We use opposite movement all the time. Think of how you swim. One […]

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Breakfast Pizza Boats

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. It’s not unusual for me to have breakfast for dinner just to get more breakfast! Whether you make this as a breakfast-for-dinner meal or actual breakfast, these are quick, easy, delicious, and customizable! To customize, add in spinach, mushrooms, peppers, bacon, or whatever you wish at Step […]

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We are REOPENING!

We are so excited! The Reopen Planning Committee met Thursday afternoon and decided that we are going to resume exercise classes and pool, as well as open the fitness rooms again! Keep reading to see how we are working each program. POOL Sessions will run from 8:45am to 12 noon, Monday to Friday, at a […]

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New Website Launched

We are proud to announce the launch of our brand new website, designed and developed by the folks at Abstract Marketing, at 216 King St. W in Chatham-Kent. We also encourage feedback, please feel free to leave a message via our contact page.

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Virtual Tour – SEA Aquarium in Singapore

Aquariums seem to be very popular for our virtual tours, so here’s another! Today’s virtual tour is at the SEA (Southeast Asia) Aquarium in Singapore is the world’s second largest aquarium and boasts tens of thousands of fish, including a shark tank with 100 sharks! They even have Elephant Fish, a deep-water fish that isn’t […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Dog Edition

Last week, we looked at the funny side of cats. Naturally, dogs come next. With their fun, lovable, joyful attitude, there is lots to love and laugh at when it comes to dogs. I know I see my little escape artist Houdini in many of the pictures below.

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Trivia Thursday~~February 25th 2021

It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 42nd edition. This week’s theme is “Who Do You Know” Each question is about a Famous Canadian and their accomplishments. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~February 24, 2021

The last few weeks winter has decided to do its major visit. With snowstorms and ice jams our streets and waterways became a winter wonderland. One of our regular contributors of photos went out and captured the wonders and beauty of nature during this time Today, she shares her experiences with us. The beauty she […]

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DIY Mason Jar Vases

Almost everyone has mason jars hanging around in their house somewhere. If you are like me, there is a collection in the back of your kitchen cupboard. Maybe it’s time to pull them out and give them a new purpose. Follow this great tutorial to learn how to paint and distress them to turn them […]

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Standing Abs And Core Workout For Seniors

Meredith is back with another workout! This time she is working our abs and improving our core strength with this intermediate level exercise video. The best part of this workout is that it is designed to do without needing to get down on the floor (or struggling to get back up after like I do)! […]

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Pizza Margherita by Mario Batali

Who doesn’t love pizza? I know I do! This recipe comes from world-famous chef Mario Batali, who makes this pizza in the traditional Italian style. Follow the link at the bottom of this post to hear his inspiration for this recipe. Ingredients for 6 servings DOUGH 1 ¼ cups water(300 mL), warm ¼ oz active dry yeast(10 g), 1 packet 1 […]

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Virtual Tour – Niagara Falls

One of Canada’s – if not the world’s – best known tourist attractions, Niagara Falls is a staple vacation spot for those of us in Southwestern Ontario. One of the Natural Wonders of the World, it is also one of the busiest, with more than 30 million visitors each year. This walking tour takes you […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Cats Edition

Anyone who has ever owned a cat should be able to relate to the below pictures. I know I sure do. Whether it is your cat laying on the project you just laid out to work on, knocking things of the table on purpose, or begging for pets and then getting mad when you oblige, […]

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Trivia Thursday~~February 18th 2021

It’s that time again Trivia Thursday, our 41st edition. After the cold spell and the snowstorm that came through what a great time for a Winter Theme. This week’s questions are all about winter. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a […]

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Couple on a Snowy Night – Painting with Aluminum

There is just something special about a soft snow falling at night. This painting has a calm, peaceful, romantic feel to it. And because it uses basic techniques and easy to find tools (including aluminum foil balls!), this is something you can accomplish at home too! If you try your hand at this painting, send […]

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Beginner Cardio Workout At Home For Seniors

Last week we received an email from merry old England from a fan of our website. She told us about how much she loved Meredith’s workout videos. After that, how could we not post another great video from Senior Fitness with Meredith? In this video, Meredith takes you through a great 20 minute beginner cardio […]

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Beans, Rice & Cheese Burritos

Burritos are a quick, easy meal that will also get you some real bang for your buck. Not only are they inexpensive to make, they also freeze well. So make a couple of batches, have some today and put the rest in the freezer for another day. Ingredients for 6 burritos 6 flour tortillas 16 oz refried bean(455 g), 1 […]

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Virtual Tour – Paris

This week we are visiting the City of Lights, the City of Love, Paris. One of the most recognized cities in the world, Paris is home to some of the world’s most famous museums, churches and other structures (like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe). Paris’s historical district, which runs along the Seine […]

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Trivia Thursday~~February 11, 2021

It’s that time again Trivia Thursday? For our 40th and Valentine edition the questions will all be base on love and Valentine Day. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with in it. […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~February 10, 2021

There are so many hidden Gems of nature in and around Wallaceburg. Some with in Walking distance of the centre other just a little bit of a drive. Today we share a video created by the Sydenham Field Naturalists portraying Paw Paw woods and the beauty that was found in them in January. In these […]

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Adorable & Easy Dollar Tree Valentine Girl Gnome DIY!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Why not make an adorable gnome to decorate your home? These super-cute gnomes are quick and easy to make and because everything is from the dollar store, they are budget friendly too! If you try your hand at making a Valentine’s gnome – or even a whole gnome […]

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Easy Leg Workout with Steve Bottrill

Steve is back! Steve Bottrill has been featured in some of our workout videos in the past and we have always had rave reviews about his videos. So when he reached out to let us know he had posted a new one, we had to share it with you. Enjoy this easy leg workout in […]

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Strawberry Rose Crepe Cake

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away. Why not spoil your special someone with this beautiful and easy to make Strawberry Rose Crepe Cake? Serve it as your Valentine’s Day breakfast or as a sweet dessert by candlelight. Still want to incorporate chocolate (it is Valentine’s Day after all)? Just drizzle some on and […]

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Virtual Tour – Grand Canyon

Today’s virtual tour takes you to one of the most spectacular natural wonders of our world, the Grand Canyon. With 227 miles of canyon and over 5 million visitors every year, the Grand Canyon is a trip that is on many people’s bucket lists. Visitors can experience the canyon from multiple viewing points, by hiking […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Police Edition

Today’s edition of A Little Bit of Humour is in honour of our hard working members of law enforcement. They work hard to keep us all safe, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t have a little fun at times too! These made my step-dad, a retired police officer laugh. I hope you do too! […]

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Trivia Thursday~~February 4, 2021

It’s that time again Trivia Thursday? For our first one in February and our 39th edition we have a hodgepodge of questions all about February. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with […]

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Ask A Tech Geek~~ iCloud Back Up

Last segment we talked about iclouds and how to find out what is being stored on your iCloud. Which you can read here ICloud. One thing about clouds is that they fill up quickly and sometime we end up with an error code that there is not enough space in our cloud for a newer […]

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Two Easy Dollar Store Valentine Wreaths

It’s the beginning of February, which means it’s less than 2 weeks until Valentine’s Day! Follow Julie’s tutorial on how to make 2 different styles of heart-shaped wreaths to help you decorate for the holiday of love using inexpensive items found at most dollar stores. If you try your hand at making one of these […]

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Bell Pepper Egg Rings

Looking for a new way to add some vegetables to your breakfast? Try out this quick, super-easy, and healthy recipe that will be sure to bring your eggs to the next level! Ingredients 2 eggs 1 yellow bell pepper salt, to taste pepper, to taste Preparation Slice a yellow bell pepper on its side to create rings. […]

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Virtual Tour – Dubai

One of the newest and most luxurious cities in the world, Dubai sits on the edge of the Persian Gulf on one side and the Arabian Desert on the other. The city has undergone massive growth in the last 30 years and boasts some of the world’s most recognizable reclaimed land developments including Palm Island […]

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Trivia Thursday~~January 28, 2021

It’s that time again Trivia Thursday? This is our 38th edition and this week we are flashing back 60 years with Music from the 1960’s Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with […]

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One-pan Garlic Butter Salmon

One-pan meals are SO easy to make! Toss it all on one baking sheet, throw it in the oven, pull it out and serve. Line your pan with tin foil to make cleanup even faster! Ingredients for 4 servings 6 oz salmon fillet(170 g), 4 fillets ½ cup butter(115 g), melted 3 cloves garlic ½ lemon, juiced salt, to taste pepper, to taste […]

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Virtual Tour – Virginia Aquarium

Aquariums are beautiful, peaceful places to visit – be it in person or virtually. That’s why they show up so often in our Virtual Tours! This week, we are at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. The exhibits at the museum are contained in over 800,000 US gallons (3,028,000L) of fresh and saltwater displays. […]

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Trivia Thursday~~January 21, 2021

Are you ready for our 37th edition of Trivia Thursday? This week’s theme is TV Shows and Movies. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below which has the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while […]

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Ask A Tech Geek~~ ICloud

Cloud Services have become a very important part of our digital lives. It seems like everyone has one and almost every digital company is offering you one.  In May 2020 the question “What is a Cloud?” was answered. Click Here to access What’s a Cloud? Segment. Now that we know what a cloud is, this […]

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Berry Yogurt Bark

Are you still sticking to your New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier? I know I am trying and I am mostly successful. Quick recipes like this make sticking to a diet (resolution or otherwise) a whole lot easier!The website this recipe comes from calls this an After School Berry Yogurt Bark. And sure, it would […]

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Virtual Tour – Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the best known historical sites in the Western Hemisphere. Originally built in the 15th century and abandoned during the Spanish conquest of South America, Machu Picchu is a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Built on […]

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A Little Bit of Humour – Husbands and Wives Edition #1

Wife: I’m heading to the store, do you want anything? Husband: I want a sense of purpose in my life…  I seek fulfulment and completeness within my soul…  I want to connect to my being and discover the spiritual side of me… Wife: Be more specific… You want Rum or Scotch. Husband: ………….Scotch please.

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Trivia Thursday~~ January 14, 2021

Are you ready for our 36th edition of Trivia Thursday? With the weather being a little wacky this month, what better time then to do some Weather Trivia. Each question is related Canadian Weather in some way. Taking into consideration that this subject may be hard one, 8/10 of the questions have hints added to […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~January 13, 2021

This is our 1st edition of The Wonders of Nature Around Us for 2021. Since the beginning of the year we have had some unique weather patterns from snow to warm temperatures. Each day brought new beauty to the year’s beginning. This segment one of our regular photographers, Margaret has shared with us some of […]

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DIY String Globe Lanterns

This is a another great craft that will allow you to customize your lighting to match your décor. You pick the colours, you pick the size, you wrap it and let it dry. Don’t need a lamp? Make smaller ones for tabletop decorations in your home. This craft is a great one to do with […]

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Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry

With this easy chicken and vegetable stir fry recipe, you can have Chinese food without needing to pay for takeout! Feel free to mix up the protein or vegetables depending on what you have in your fridge. The simple sauce packs a flavour punch that will bring the dish together, no matter what. Serve it […]

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Virtual Tour – Melbourne Zoo

This week’s virtual tour takes us down under to Australia’s Melbourne Zoo. You get to see the traditional zoo animals like the lions, zebras, elephants and giraffes, plus some lesser known animals like the tamarin, coati, and Tasmanian devil. Plus the cutest trio of snow leopards! As an added bonus, the Zoos Victoria YouTube channel […]

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A Little Bit of Humour

Lockdown Edition Well, we are part way through the second lockdown in less than a year. This can be a trying time for many, but there are definitely opportunities for laughter. Poking fun at a difficult situation can make it seem a little less trying. Hopefully these bring a smile to your face!

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For Those Born in January

January mornings have a beauty of their own, as it springs forth new beginnings. With the cold nights have us looking forward to the growing of the days. January is unique in so many ways. It the Beginning of a new year filled with new experiences and expectations. What makes January so special is that […]

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Trivia Thursday~~ January 7, 2021

Are you ready for our 35th edition of Trivia Thursday and the first one for 2021? Today’s theme is all about January. Each question is related to the month of January in some way. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a […]

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Ask A Tech Geek~~ Emojis

We are thankful to be bring back our Ask a Tech Geek series.  It has been several months since we last saw our Tech Geek’s posts and she is looking forward to answering your questions. If you have a question you like answered by our resident Tech Geek, there is information on how to send […]

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Acrylic Pour Painting

This abstract painting technique is great for those who want to create a one-of-a-kind painting. You can pick your own colours to match your decor. This technique is very free-form, so you don’t need any special art techniques to make your own masterpiece!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches, also sometimes referred to as “crack chicken” are made with bacon, cream cheese, chicken, cheddar cheese and ranch seasonings and they’re a family favorite! Ingredients 3 chicken breasts boneless skinless 16 ounces cream cheese 2 boxes 1 packet ranch seasoning 1 cup cheddar cheese 1 teaspoon garlic powder 8 slices bacon crumbled 8 slices cheddar cheese 8 hoagie rolls Add the chicken, cream cheese, ranch […]

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A Little Bit of Humour

A New Year’s Lecture On New Year’s Eve, Daniel was in no shape to drive, so he sensibly left his van in the parking lot and walked home.  As he was wobbling along, he was stopped by a policeman.  “What are you doing out here at four o’clock in the morning?” asked the officer. “I’m […]

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Happy New Years

This year was an unusual one at best. With many up and down, twist and turns it was a roller coaster of a year. Yet together we were able to make the best of a tough situation so today we want to make sure we wish you the very best for 2021. May the New […]

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Trivia Thursday New~~Year’s Eve 2020

Are you ready for our 34th edition of Trivia Thursday and also our New Year’s Eve edition? Being New Year’s Eve Day this edition has a hodgepodge of New Year theme Trivia questions. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short […]

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Turkey Roulade

Ingredients for 8 servings 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/2 stick 1 cup yellow onion(150 g), diced 1 cup carrot(110 g), diced 1 cup celery(225 g), diced 1 lb sweet italian sausage(455 g), casing removed 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaf 10 oz plain stuffing mix(285 g), 1 box ½ cup chicken stock(120 mL) […]

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Wishing You All A Merry Christmas

This year has been an unprecedented one yet the Joy of Christmas can be found in the hearts of those who dare to share their love with others. So we take this time to share with you the love of the season. Have a very Merry Christmas, a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New […]

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Trivia Thursday ~~Christmas Eve Addition 2020

Are you ready not only for our 33rd edition of Trivia Thursday but also our Christmas Eve edition? Being Christmas eve this edition has a hodgepodge of 10 Christmas Trivia questions. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual the trivia questions will be listed with a short story below […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Christmas Edition

For 20 weeks the wonders of nature has been shared from flowers to birds from sunsets to sunrises. One Wonder that is always amazingly around us, is the Wonder of Human nature; the love, joy, compassion and comradery. This Christmas was a big one for our little community. Together to share the Spirit of Christmas […]

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Closure Due to Lockdown

To Our Valued Members, The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre Board of Directors and staff would like to take the time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Sadly, with yesterday’s announcement by the Ontario Government putting the entire province in Grey Level (Lockdown) beginning on December 26 and lasting until January […]

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Stuffing Bites

Ingredients for 8 bites 1 lb breakfast sausage(455 g) ½ cup onion(75 g), diced ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese(75 g) 2 eggs ½ cup dried cranberry(65 g), chopped ½ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon dried rosemary ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 6 oz stuffing mix(170 g), 1 box 1 cup chicken broth(240 mL) Preparation Cook […]

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Trivia Thursday ~~December 17, 2020

Are you ready for our 32nd addition of Trivia Thursday? Keeping with the Christmas theme this week’s is Christmas songs. This week we also have a slight twist instead of 10 questions we have 12 to honour the 12 days of Christmas. Think you know the answers? Are you up to the challenge? As usual […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 20

No matter what time of the year it is, Nature displays its wonders sometimes in the most hidden ways. From a blooming orchid or house plants in ones house; or the snowy wonders that appears and disappears; nature is always in full display many times we forget to stop and meditate on what beauty is […]

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Gingerbread Truffles

Ingredients for 12 truffles TRUFFLES ¾ cup double cream(200 mL) 1 ¾ cups chocolate(300 g) 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon GINGERBREAD COATING 1 ½ cups ginger biscuit(150 g) Preparation Gently heat the double cream in a saucepan for a few minutes. Turn off heat. Add the chocolate and allow the heat of the cream to melt it. Stir in the […]

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Trivia Thursday~~ December 10, 2020

Are you ready for our 31st addition of Trivia Thursday? Can you believe Christmas is coming upon us. For the next few weeks we will have Christmas themed trivia. This week’s is Christmas Tv and Movies. Think you know the answers Are you up to the challenge? As usual there will be a list of […]

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Fitness Classes

The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre is open for Fitness Classes in the New Year!  Join our talented, certified instructors and get moving! Our upcoming sessions run once a week for 4 weeks in January. Pre-registration is required. Classes fill up fast, so contact the Centre today to reserve your spot. Mondays: 1:00 – 2:00          Chair […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 19

Some of the most beautiful things about nature is how it enhances man made structures. From reflections on the water to flowers grown beside them to sunsets upon them. Natures ability to help the most obtuse but needed structure look beautiful in its own way is amazing. Today we will share with you fixtures we […]

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For Those Born in December

As the lights fill the night’s sky and the cool air breaks forth to the winter winds. The beauty of this month can not be missed. With the hustle and bustle that this month brings, it must sometimes feel like your birthday has been forgotten. Rest assure that we want to take a moment and […]

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The Best Ever Vegan Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Ingredients for 6 servings 1 cup raw cashews(130 g) warm water, for soaking cashews 1 head garlic 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 3 cups cold water(720 mL) 1 ¼ cups panko breadcrumbs(60 g) ½ teaspoon paprika 3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 2 tablespoons vegan butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast […]

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Wallaceburg’s 2020 Christmas Lights Tour

We have all gone/going through a great ordeal; fortunately we have a wonderful community that takes to heart that we are in this together, and is trying to bring joy to everyone through this Christmas Season. The coordinators for the Wallaceburg Christmas Light Tour reached out and asked us to share this wonderful opportunity of […]

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Program Vouchers

WAAC vouchers for exercise classes are discontinued.  Outstanding vouchers will be honoured at cash value for exercise class registration, fitness room use or pool.  Vouchers previously paid for will still be valid into the new year towards prepayment for exercise classes or other activities.   WAAC Board of Directors

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Trivia Thursday~~ December 3, 2020

Are you ready for our 30th addition of Trivia Thursday? Can you believe it we are already into December. Are you able to answer these December related questions? So are you up to the challenge? As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden […]

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Update from WAAC Board of Directors

WAAC Board of Directors regretfully announces that Danielle Demeray will be leaving her position as WAAC Administrative Coordinator effective Dec 4/20.  Danielle will be exploring new opportunities.  On behalf of the membership, WAAC Board of Directors extends our best wishes to Danielle in her new endeavors.   At this time, the WAAC Board of Directors is pleased to […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 18

Over the last week we have seen our town light us with the Christmas spirit. There were days with warm weather which turn to snow setting the scene for December. Yet through it all the beauty and wonder of nature unfolded. While the heart filled with joy seeing the Christmas decorations adorning yards, porches, balconies […]

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Holiday Hours

Please be advised that the Centre will be closed on the following dates for the holidays: Thursday, December 24, 2020Friday, December 25, 2020andFriday, January 1, 2020 Wishing you peace, love, and joy this holiday season and throughout 2021. Best wishes from the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre!

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Join the Christmas Bird Count

With this crazy year we’ve had, the WAAC wanted to make sure our members knew of an option to get them out of the house and engaged with this fun activity! Started in 1900, the Christmas Bird Count is North America’s longest-running Citizen Science project. Counts happen in over 2000 localities throughout the Western Hemisphere. […]

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Mini Session Update

The following classes still have spots available for Registration: Chair Yoga with Sandra Maltby-Mills on Mondays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church Functional Strength & Balance with Fran Betts on Mondays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church Circuit with Dianne Matak on Tuesdays from 8:45-9:45 a.m. at the Centre Chair Yoga with Sandra […]

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Peppermint Mocha Crockpot Eggnog With Dipping Deer

Ingredients for 10 servings PEPPERMINT MOCHA EGGNOG 1 cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips, or chocolate shavings 9 large egg yolks ¼ cup granulated sugar(25 g) 2 cups whole milk(480 mL) 1 ½ cups heavy cream(360 mL) 1 bottle Starbucks® Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino® 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ cup freshly grated nutmeg 1 pinch kosher salt DIPPING DEER 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips(260 g) 20 candy canes 20 […]

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Online Auction!

WAAC will be holding an Online Auction via Facebook starting at noon on Friday, December 4, 2020. The Auction will run for the weekend and end on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. sharp! Each item will be posted separately. To bid, comment on the photo you wish to bid on. The highest bid […]

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Trivia Thursday~~ November 26

Are you ready for our 29th addition of Trivia Thursday? If you are a music fan you will love this week’s topic, “Music From 70’s”. So are you up to the challenge? As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. […]

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January Sessions

Starting January 4, 2021 we will be starting the New Year back on the right foot! The January sessions will run from January 4, 2021 – January 29, 2021. The classes being offered this session are: Chair Yoga with Sandra Maltby-Mills on Mondays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church Functional Strength & Balance with […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 17

This past week we have experienced some wacky weather from wind storms to snow to warm weather and frosty mornings. However, through it all there have been some hidden beauty and wonders of nature to be found. We hope you enjoy this album dedicated to the beauty that was found though the everchanging weather patterns. […]

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Glowing Photo Luminaries

Materials Photo Printer Blank sheets of Vellum (found at craft stores) Glass Jars or Vases (try to avoid irregular shapes) Scissors Double Sided Tape Tea Lights or Battery Powered Candles Instructions1. Use photo printer to print a variety of photos onto vellum.  2. Cut images to fit dimensions of your glass jars.  3. Use double […]

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Mini Veggie Pot Pies

Ingredients for 12 mini pies nonstick cooking spray, for greasing 3 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 1 small yellow onion, diced ½ small celery root, peeled and diced 2 medium carrots, diced 1 large parsnip, peeled and diced 1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced ¼ cup all purpose flour(30 g) 2 cups vegetable stock(480 mL) 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 ½ teaspoons kosher salt 1 […]

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Trivia Thursday~~ November 19

Are you ready for our 28th addition of Trivia Thursday? Today’s Segment is all Canadian Television shows. So are you up to the challenge? 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 are obvious while others might be […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 16

Who doesn’t like a walk in the woods on a cool fall day. In the crisp air with the crunching of the leaves under your feet there is such peace and tranquility to be had. Some call this Forest Bathing because you soak in the beauty and reconnect with nature. Today a member has shared […]

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MINI SESSION!

In order to continue helping our members stay active, the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre is happy to announce we will be holding a 2-week mini session before the Christmas Holidays! YAY! This “mini session” will run from December 7, 2020 – December 18, 2020. The classes being offered this session are: Chair Yoga with Sandra […]

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Cranberry And Brie Crescent Ring

Ingredients for 8 servings 2 tubes crescent dough 1 cup cranberry sauce(290 g) 1 wheel brie cheese, cut into 12 wedges 1 large egg, beaten 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaf Preparation Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the crescent roll triangles on the prepared […]

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THANK YOU

The Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre would like to say Thank You to all of our Volunteer Greeters and all of our past Volunteers as well! We truly appreciate you all and the Centre would not be the same without you.

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2017 Comedy Wildlife Winners

An owl dangling precariously from a branch has scooped the overall prize of the 2017 year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. https://www.comedywildlifephoto.com/gallery/finalists/2017_winners.php Highly Commended

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Trivia Thursday~~ November 12

Are you ready for our 27th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Canadian Nature is today’s subject matter. So are you up to the challenge? 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 are obvious while others might be harder […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 15

What a wonderful few days we have had. It was like Spring had sprung and summer was upon us while fall showed off it’s beauty. We have some awesome captures from around Wallaceburg during these days. We hope that you took advantage of the weather and visited some wonderful places or even just enjoyed it […]

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Volunteers Needed

We are in need of volunteers who are available to greet visitors of the Centre Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The current time frames needed filled are:Monday’s from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Tuesday’s from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Thursday’s from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.andFridays from 11:30 […]

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Lest we Forget

Today, November 11th, we take the time to remember those that have sacrificed their lives for us to be free. To remember the members of our and our allies armed forces who have died in the line of duty. To honour the memory of those who fought for us we take a two minute silence […]

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For those Born in November

The nights are longer and the days cooler what an awesome reason to lights some candles in celebration of all those born in November. While we would love to celebrate with you all in person until we can know that we are with you in our heart, mind and thoughts. May this Birthday bring you […]

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Shoe Pickup

Please make arrangements to attend at the Centre to pick up your shoes as soon as possible. We have numerous pairs of shoes waiting to be picked up inside the Centre front door. We will be donating any shoes that have not been picked up by the New Year.

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Snowy Mason Jars

SUPPLIES NEEDED: mason jar (or any glass jar) 1 cup of epsom salt 1 tbsp glitter (preferably white or translucent) mod podge (or tacky glue) sponge brush for applying the glue twine or ribbon small piece of greenery hot glue gun flameless tea lights (optional) INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Start off by mixing the epsom salt and glitter […]

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Shepherd’s Pie Twice-Baked Potato

Ingredients for 4 servings POTATOES 4 russet potatoes, scrubbed clean and patted dry 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste 3 tablespoons unsalted butter ¼ cup heavy cream(60 mL), warm ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese(50 g) ¼ cup fresh chives(10 g), thinly sliced BEEF FILLING 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium […]

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10 Minute Home Workout

Follow along with Joe Wicks as he demonstrates some simple workouts in 40 second intervals. The comments on this video are very positive and a lot of commenters were over the age of 70!

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Trivia Thursday~~ November 5th

Are you ready for our 26th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today is all about November. 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 are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted […]

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REMINDER

TOMORROW IS THE LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR THIS UPCOMING SESSION! Class Instructor Where Day Time Essentrics Jeanette Matak WAAC Monday 10:30-11:30 a.m. Chair Yoga Sandra Maltby-Mills TUC Monday 1:00-2:00 p.m. Functional Strength and Balance Fran Betts TUC Monday 2:30-3:30 p.m. Circuit Dianne Matak WAAC Tuesday 8:45-9:45 a.m. Pilates Dianne Matak WAAC Wednesday 8:45-9:45 […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 14

As we enter November, there is still beauty to be found. While many of the trees are now bare and the ground is scattered with leaves. The water around us still reflects the beauty of our area. The sunsets will have a different hue to them yet their wonders are still unique. Today we share […]

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Columbia Sportswear Employee Store Invitation

With the holiday season right around the corner, now is a great time to get a jump on your holiday shopping list. Wallaceburg Senior Citizens Club Inc. (Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre) MEMBERS have exclusive access to the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store from November 13 – December 6, 2020. You must be a member of the […]

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Button Craft

You can make gorgeous-looking bowls of different sizes using buttons. These are crafts for young adults that help us create multi-colored bowls, which make good giveaway gifts. Speciality: This is a super inexpensive way of creating bowls using your imagination and creativity with colorful buttons. Material: Buttons Glue Brush Mod podge Pin How to Make: […]

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Chicken Pot Pie by Wolfgang Puck

Ingredients for 4 servings 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 2 cups chicken broth(480 g), good-quality salt, to taste freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 pinch cayenne pepper, optional, to taste 2 tablespoons heavy cream, plus more for egg wash 2 lb cooked boneless, skinless chicken(910 g), […]

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Seated Tai Chi

David-Dorian Ross Could Tai Chi actually heal back pain? That would be a strong claim, but in 2106 a team of researchers from the Stanford University Medical School found that SEATED TAI CHI significantly reduced back pain – even for people with sever spinal cord injuries. What was really interesting about the study was that […]

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Exercise Classes – Session 2 (2020)

Session 2 Registration will commence on Monday, November 2, 2020 ! Session dates are from Monday, November 9, 2020 – Friday, December 4, 2020. Classes being offered are: Essentrics with Jeannette Matak, Monday’s from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at WAAC Chair Yoga with Sandra Maltby-Mills, Monday’s from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church Functional Strength & Balance […]

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Trivia Thursday~~ October 29

Are you ready for our 25th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Halloween is just a few days away so an All Hallow Eve is today’s theme. 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 are obvious while others might […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 13

As we come to the end of October, there is and everchange of Wonder with the trees doing their final farewell to this year and the birds migrate towards their winter retreat. Blue Jays gather and hid substance to last the winter as the black birds start to find their winter roost together. There is […]

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Bubble Wrap Art

I don’t know about you, but I have been ordering a lot of packages online lately getting some early Christmas shopping in. Along with all those packages comes a lot of bubble wrap. Here’s a video of something creative to do with the bubble wrap rather than just throwing it away!

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Pumpkin Chili Cheese Dip

Ingredients for 8 servings 3 lb pumpkin(1.5 kg) 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 pinch salt ½ cup white onion(75 g), chopped 1 clove garlic, minced ½ lb lean ground beef(225 g) 1 cup kidney bean(170 g) ½ cup canned diced tomato(100 g) 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 teaspoons […]

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Tai Chi – Relieve Knee Stiffness

“No pain – just gain greater ability to move. These simple movements will help you relieve knee stiffness. Tai Chi helps prevent the #1 cause of death in people over 60 – falling. In this “Tai Chi Over 60 – Relieve Knee Pain” video, I’ll teach you a simple Tai Chi combination that will help […]

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Parking Reminder

REMINDER: The orange designated parking spots in “LOT O” can be used by the WAAC. You MUST put your membership card in the window. Do not park in orange permit #7 as this is privately rented

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Trivia Thursday~~ October 22

Are you ready for our 24th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s we bring you Movie trivia. 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 are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are […]

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Shen Yun Bus Refund

The Board of Directors are pleased to announce the receipt of funds owing us from Badder Bus Operations Ltd. representing our refund arising from the cancellation of our bus trip to attend Shen Yun’s performance at the Four Seasons Centre of Performing Arts in Toronto on March 29, 2020. Refund cheques are currently being processed […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 12

As fall come into its fullness, the colours are breathtaking. Our resident cyclist photographer was out again capturing the vibrant colours of the season. Today she is sharing with us the beauty of Greenhill’s Gardens and the colours from Running Creek. We hope you enjoy the wonders of the ever changing colours of fall.

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Blinged Out Pumpkins

What you need: Black spray paint One pumpkin Assorted craft jewels Trade in the traditional jack-o’-lantern for this glamorous alternative. Simply spray-paint a pumpkin black (or buy a black plastic pumpkin) and add your favorite “bling” for some pizzazz. Find this and more at : https://www.hercampus.com/lifestyle/9-festive-crafts-halloween

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Alzheimer’s Society

Chatham-Kent Alzheimer’s Society is offering free information sessions via Zoom Please contact Tara Seney at tseney@alzheimerchathamkent.ca, or email Danielle at srcentre@kent.net for more information and to register.

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Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Loaf

Ingredients for 1 loaf 2 ¼ cups bread flour(280 g), plus more for dusting 1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour(155 g) 1 ¼ cups toasted pecans(155 g) 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips(175 g) 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup warm […]

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Trivia Thursday~~ October 15

Are you ready for our 23st addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s addition is October fun facts. 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 are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 11

Wallaceburg has such a unique beauty from our waterways to our nature reserves even within our own backyards. With beauty of Nature all around us we have the opportunity to find serenity at every turn, to feel as one and connected with nature. Today, we have the opportunity to see the beauty from Margaret’s (Margo) […]

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AGM reminder

The Annual General Meeting is on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kinsmen Centre. Due to the pandemic, this year attendees are required to pre-register. Pre-registration is closing Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please ensure you register ASAP or you will not be allowed […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients for 12 servings 6 tablespoons butter, melted 10 graham crackers, crushed 32 oz cream cheese(905 g), at room temperature 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ cups sugar(300 g) 15 oz pumpkin puree(425 g), 1 can CRUMBLE TOPPING ½ cup butter(115 g) 1 cup flour(125 g) ½ cup brown sugar(110 g) 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon Preparation In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter and crushed […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

We like to take a moment to wish you all a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Today we share some wonderful Thanksgiving quotes. May your weekend be filled with love, laughter and joy. “Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.”– Nigel Hamilton Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, […]

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Trivia Thursday~~ October 8

Are you ready for our 22st addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s addition has a Canadian Thanksgiving Theme. 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 are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers […]

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EXCITED TO SEE YOU ALL SOON!

DONT FORGET! The Centre doors will still remain locked. To get access to the building you must ring the doorbell at the front door. Once you enter you will need to sanitize your hands, sign in and completed the self-assessment. Masks are mandatory. With the new Provincial Guidelines and Regulations, we will no longer be […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 10

With the beginning of a new month bring new beauty and colours as fall starts to show its colourful array. Today’s submissions are from Anne. Her eye for nature’s beauty and the wonders around us leads us into the season of harvests and colours. From the sunflower fields in Forest to the water edge of […]

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For those Born in October

As we start to watch the leaves turn colours and the pumpkins and gourds pop up on porches and in yards. October is the special month of Thanksgivings as we share in the bounty of goodness that is harvested at this time of the year, as well as a blessing of two full moons. We […]

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Message from Board of Directors

The pandemic has created some new challenges in how WAAC conducts classes and activities. From new social distancing and cleaning protocols and extra cleaning costs; to limited numbers allowed, we have revamped how classes and activities are set up. Pre-registration is required for all visits to the Centre, as the provincial government has set limits […]

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What’s Cooking ~~ Pumpkin Pasta Bake

I don’t know about you but when I think October, I think pumpkin🎃! This warm pasta is the perfect Autumn comfort food. Ingredients for 4 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup shallots(50 g), diced 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 15 oz ricotta cheese(425 g) 15 oz pumpkin puree(425 g) 1 cup […]

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Off-Site Registration

While we wait on those new windows to be installed, WAAC office is still taking registrations for Fran, Jeanette and Sandra’s classes. These instructors will host classes off-site in a more accessible location, Trinity United Church. Classes must have a minimum of 8 participants to run. Spots are now open to non-members as well for […]

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What’s cooking ~~ Caramel Apple Crisp

Preheat Oven to 375 Filling:8 medium apples peeled and sliced¼ cup of fancy Molasses¼ cup of Brown Sugar1 Teaspoon ground Cinnamon1 Tablespoon Butter Topping:1 ¼ cups all purpose flour¾ cup Rolled Oats½ cup brown Sugar½ cup melted Butter Directions: Place apples in 8 x 10 casserole Toss apples with molasses, brown sugar and cinnamon. Dab […]

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Gradual reopening postponed

Due to the Municipality of Chatham-Kent installing new windows both upstairs and downstairs at the Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre, our gradual reopening has been postponed a week. With Monday October 12/20 being Thanksgiving holiday, our reopening date is now Tuesday, October 13, 2020. The four week session will now end the week of Nov 2-6/2020. […]

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Times Running Out!!!

Spots are still available for the following classes: 1) Functional Balance and Strength with Fran Betts on Monday’s from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church; 2) Circuit with Dianne Matak on Tuesday’s from 8:45-9:45 a.m. at the Centre; 3) Essentrics with Jeannette Matak Tuesday’s from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Trinity United Church; 4) Chair Yoga with […]

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Trivia Thursday ~~October 1st

Are you ready for our 21st addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s addition is all about Wallaceburg and the surrounding area. 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 are obvious while others might be harder to figure out. […]

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OCTOBER SESSIONS BOOKING FAST

Due to government restrictions, we are only able to book 10 participants per class! Be sure to secure your spot as they are booking up fast! Our Sessions for October are as follows:Monday’s from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Functional Balance and Strength with Fran Betts at Trinity United Church (As Thanksgiving is Monday, October 12th, there will […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 9

The beauty of Nature is all around us, sometimes it is nice to see the beauty of other areas in Canada. Today we are going to travel out of the way to the Rockies. Tracy is back and she want to share the wonders of nature from her trip to the Rockies in mid September. […]

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EXCITING NEWS!!!

Exciting News!! WAAC is poised to reopen select activities for the month of October, 2020!!   Starting next week, we will be offering “Functional Balance & Strength” with Fran Betts at Trinity United Church on Monday’s at 2:30 p.m., “Circuit” with Dianne Matak on Tuesday’s at 8:45 a.m. at WAAC, “Essentrics” with Jeanette Matak on Tuesday’s […]

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What’s Cooking – Salted Caramel Apple Pie

https://tasty.co/recipe/salted-caramel-apple-pie Ingredients for 8 servings 8 large granny smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced 3 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ cup all-purpose flour(30 g) ⅔ cup granulated sugar(130 g) 2 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 premade pie crusts, thawed if frozen 1 large egg, beaten ¾ cup heavy cream(180 mL) ¾ cup light brown […]

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2020 MEMBERSHIP REFUNDS

Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre (WAAC) has received multiple inquiries regarding membership refunds for the 2020 year. The Board of Directors has addressed this concern during the last Board meeting and is governed by Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre Bylaw 8.2 “Membership in the Corporation is not transferrable or refundable.”

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A Little Bit of Humour~~Part 22

We have moved over the threshold of summer and into fall this week with beautiful weather. School is in full swing for children may it be homeschooling, classrooms or on-line learning. As we are embarking on the next season of this year let us remember that laughter is a great stress reliever. So grab yourself […]

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Trivia Thursday ~~September 24th

Are you ready for our 20th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Since today is our 20th addition our topic is all about the number 20. 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 […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 8

The Wonders of nature continue to amaze us as we turn from summer to fall. The beauty that can be found from the waterways and on land can calm our hearts and reduce stress. Today we welcome back Paula as she shares her adventures down the Sydenham while Kayaking with friends. The perfect social activity […]

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Painting with Bob Ross~~ Meadow Stream

With Autumn’s arrival many of us are looking for creative outlets to keep us busy. To help overcome this need, we will start to share some wonderful craft and painting ideas. Today, we return to Bob Ross’ wonderful YouTube videos called the Joy of Painting Classes. We have chosen his Meadow Stream for you to enjoy.

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20 min Back Stretching Workout with Meredith

Meredith is back with a great low impact workout for your back. Below is a quote according to Team Meredith In this video Meredith is taking you through a relaxing back stretching workout perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a low impact alternative to strengthening and relaxing your back. This routine is all seated […]

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Annual General Meeting 2020

Please be advised that Wallaceburg Senior Citizens Inc. will hold their 2020 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Due to Provincial and Chatham-Kent Public Health regulations and guidelines, in person meetings are limited to fifty people. The in person meeting will be held at Kinsmen Community Centre Hall, 7-1416 Dufferin […]

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What’s Cooking~~Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Here a delicious recipe from Unicorns in the Kitchen Their unique take on Cinnamon Rolls, add some fresh picked apples. This yummy treat will have your whole family wanting more with a taste of autumn in every bite. The sweet aroma will bring warm memories of your childhood. Below is a link to a downloadable/printable […]

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A Little Bit of Humour~~Part 21

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 […]

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Trivia Thursday ~~September 17th

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 […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 7

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 […]

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Diabetes News For Seniors~~ Financial Assistance

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. […]

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Posture Stretches With Meredith

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 […]

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What’s Cooking~~Apple Cinnamon Bread

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 […]

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Beginner’s Tai Chi with Helen Liang

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 […]

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A Little Bit of Humour~~Part 20

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 […]

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Trivia Thursday September 10th

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 […]

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NEW CENTRE ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

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 […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 6

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 […]

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Message from Wallaceburg Activity Centre Board of Directors:

 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 […]

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What’s Cooking~~Easy Apple Strudel

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 […]

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For those Born in September

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 […]

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A Little Bit of Humour~~Part 19

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 […]

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Trivia Thursday September 3

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 […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 5

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 […]

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Virtual Trip to Vancouver’s Aquarium

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 […]

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Brisk Low Impact Cardio Exercises with Meredith

It always good to get our hearts pumping and our muscles moving and today Meredith is introducing us to a Brisk Low Impact Cardio Exercises. Below the video please find a short message from Meredith’s team. In this exercise video Meredith is taking you through an easy to follow low impact cardio workout designed to […]

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What’s Cooking~~3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cups

Keeping with our theme of no bake desserts for our last day of August we have a delicious recipe from Tasty. This recipe is a tasty cream treat for peanut butter and chocolate lovers and satisfy their sweet tooth. A Downloadable/Printable version can be found at the end of the recipe. We hope you will enjoy […]

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Learning Tia Chi from David-Dorian Ross

There has been interested in learning Tai Chi: Here is what David has for you today. What’s the best way to start learning Tai Chi? Should you learn a traditional Tai Chi routine step by step? Or should you first get a book or dvd and study the basics? In this video, I show what […]

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A Little Bit Of Humour~~ Part 18

As we come to the end of August, the days are getting shorter, and new beauty is blooming all around. The sunsets are beautiful and the evenings cooler. Take a break in your life and enjoy little bit of humour. For Our Artist For our Grandmothers For Our Grandfathers For Our Bakers For Our Bingo […]

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Reminder: Personal Item Pick up Today

“Don’t forget! Come on over – Today we have someone at the Centre 8-10am and 2-4pm so you can stop in to pick up personal items. eg. yoga mats, running shoes, slippers, pool cues, etc. New Covid-19 regulations state personal items can no longer be left in the building. Stop on by! As per Chatham […]

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Trivia Thursday~~August 27th

Are you ready for our 16th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s is TV and Movie Trivia. 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 […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 4

What a blessing to live in a place where the beauty of nature surrounds us . Today we will be sharing photos from one of our readers as she travels around Chatham-Kent & beyond in 2020 as well as a few of our Cyclist Photographer The beauty and sounds of nature can calm the stress […]

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Virtual Trip to Ripley’s Aquarium Of Canada

Today we are taking a virtual trip to Toronto to visit the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Where we will see the beauty beneath the Seas and Oceans. From visiting Sharks, Stingrays and many more wonders you will also greeted a special a close up of a Sawfish. We hope that you like this tour of […]

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Standing Balance Exercises with Meredith

This week Meredith is sharing with us some standing Balance Exercises that builds up strength and flexibility in their core and lower body muscles. Below the video is a Message from Team Meredith about this video. In this exercise video Meredith is going through a great 20 min standing balance challenge routine perfect for anyone […]

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WAAC Requests all Member’s Personal Items be Picked Up

Hi, everyone Presently WAAC is developing policies and guidelines for the safe reopening of our Centre. Due to Covid19 guidelines, member’s personal items can no longer be left at the Centre. Examples of personal items include yoga mats, indoor shoes/slippers, pool cues, etc. WAAC asks all members with any personal items at the Centre to […]

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Tai Chi with David-Dorian Ross

Tai Chi anyone? We have found this for those looking for something different in their workout. David Dorian Ross has had an  “illustrious career in competitive tai chi” Today we bring you “a 15-minute seated Tai Chi workout perfect for seniors – or ANYONE at any age.”

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What’s Cooking~~S’mores Cheese Ball

Keeping with our theme of no bake desserts to help during these warm days of August we have a unique recipe from Delish. This recipe will not only be a tempting treat for the whole family it will be leaving them wanting S’more. A Downloadable/Printable version can be found at the end of the recipe. […]

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A Little Bit Of Humour~~Part 17

This week we have seen wacky storms, warm weather and new flowers blooming. We have seen lemonade stands popping up again and more people getting out and about enjoying the nice weather we had. Yet it always nice to take a moment and enjoy A little Bit Of Humour so enjoy this Friday with a […]

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Trivia Thursday~~August 20th

Are you ready for our 15th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s is All About Nature. 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 […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 3

Here is another segment of the Wonders of Nature around us. Today we will be sharing photos from our Cyclist Photographer and a reader’s photos of her adventures through nature. We hope you enjoy the beauty that can not only bring us comfort but also bring us peace and joy. If you like to join […]

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Message from Sue’s Kitchen👩🏽‍🍳

Hi Everyone,Just a reminder that I am still offering frozen soups, entrees and TV dinners as well as fresh, made to order baked goods. I am currently working Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays except for holidays. Business hours are 8-11:30 am on those days. Please call to place an order during those hours, if I do […]

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What’s Cooking~~Gluten Free Fudge No-Bake Cookies

Keeping with our theme of no bake desserts to help during these warm days of August we have a unique recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. This Gluten Free recipe will be a tempting treat for the whole family. It also offers alternatives to nuts and sweeteners. This tasty treat will not last long in any […]

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A Little Bit of Humour~~Part 16

Well it is that time of the week again… With all that is going on, it is time to take a moment and laugh at life. Here is this week’s segment of A Little Bit Of Humour. Sit back, relax and enjoy some Friday Funnies. For the Foodie For the Artistic Foodie Did Some One […]

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Trivia Thursday~~August 13th

Are you ready for our 14th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today is a blast from the past. 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 […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 2

Here is another segment of the Wonders of Nature around us. Today we will be sharing photos from our Cyclist Photographer and another member’s photos of her garden. We hope you enjoy the beauty that can not only bring us comfort but also bring us peace and joy. If you like to join in and […]

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A Visit to the Toronto Zoo~~Part 8

Welcome to another segment of our virtual visit to the Toronto Zoo.  Today we will do a virtual Safari Drive Thru of the Zoo. What a wonderful way to see the different habitats and and feel like we are out for a wonderful Sunday drive. Sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful views, while leaving […]

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A Little Bit of Humour~~Part 15

August is here and we are seeing the full beauty of summer appear. With the warm sun and birds singing it time to take a moment for a little bit of humour. So grab a cold drink, sit back and enjoy. For the Cat Lovers For the Dog Lover For Beach Lovers For the Golfer

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For those Born in August

While we would love to share a cake with you at this time we will share a wonderful Birthday blessing to all you August Babies. We hope that you receive your hearts desire as hope is always renewed. May your heart be filled with love, laughter and joy as you celebrate your very special day […]

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Trivia Thursday~~August 6th

Are you ready for our 13th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today is all about the Month of August. 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 […]

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part One

Since our Ask a Tech Geek is away we decide to fill in the time slot with a wonderful preview of the beauty that is all round us From sunsets to birds, even unique landscapes of farmland and waterways. We hope that you enjoy each segment for the month of August that one of our […]

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“Buy One, Get One Free” Frozen Meals

Family Service Kent is bringing back its popular “Buy One, Get One Free” Frozen Meals promotion during the month of August! The focus is to help older adults (60+) and persons with disabilities (18+) offset some accumulating costs related to the current pandemic. This offer applies to our frozen entrees, breakfast packages, and soups to […]

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A Visit to the Toronto Zoo~~Part 7

Welcome to another segment of our virtual visit to the Toronto Zoo. Today we will go to the wolf enclosure. We will meet some little pups frolic around with out a care in the world as mom tend to their needs off and on. We will watch them join the pack as they explore their […]

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What’s Cooking~~Raspberry Sorbet

Welcome back to another segment of What’s Cooking. With another month before us, and many more day’s of warm weather coming why not make some homemade Raspberry Sorbet to help refresh us on those Dog Days of August. This recipe is easy to adjust to your favourite flavours may it be Black Berries, Blueberries or […]

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Little bit of Humour~~Part 14

Another Friday has arrived and July is ending with the heat then the storms, one never know what will come next in Canada. This week we bring you a little bit of Canadian Honour. So grab your Timmies and sit back and have a few laughs. Moving To Canada Canadian Guard Goose A Silver Lining

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Trivia Thursday July 30th

Are you ready for our 12th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today is all Canadian Questions. 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 […]

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Ask A Tech Geek~~ July 29, 2020

Welcome to another segment of Ask a Tech Geek.  First we want to let you know that for the month of August our Ask A Tech Geek will be on Hiatus as our resident geek is taking a vacation.  Remember that all her segments are published on this site so use the search bar and […]

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A Visit to the Toronto Zoo~~ Part 6

Welcome. Come let us take a virtual stroll to the the Rhino enclosures and see their Unique beauty. First we will start with a visit to the Indian Rhino and her baby, then a visit the One Horn Rhino with her baby. Lastly a visit with the White Rhino. We hope you enjoy these special […]

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Senior Fitness~~ Relaxing Stretches

We are back with another segment from Meredith teaching us to do some relaxing stretches. With the nice weather many of us are working in our gardens, going for walks or trying new exercise programs. Meredith will teach you how to stretch properly and help you stay fit.

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What’s Cooking ~~Delicious Bountiful Blueberry Muffins

Welcome back to another segment of What’s Cooking. Today we have a wonderful Blueberry Muffin recipe that would a wonderful addition to any breakfast or snack. With fresh blueberry being plentiful this time of the year what better way to celebrate their unique taste. At the end of the recipe you will find a downloadable/printable […]

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A Little Bit of Humour Part 13

Can you believe that July is almost coming to an end? We have seen some hot weather and strong storms but have endured. We will continue to overcome what ever is thrown at us with another segment of A Little Bit Of Humour. When You Can’t Get to a Beach You Make One. For Our […]

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Trivia Thursday

Are you ready for our 11th 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 […]

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Ask A Tech Geek~~July 22, 2020

Welcome to another addition of Ask A Tech Geek. As technology advances so are the ways scammers operator. The more informed we have about their ways, the less likely they can take advantage of us Today we are going to answer questions concerning Caller ID Spoofing. Why are people calling me and asking me why […]

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A Visit to the Toronto Zoo~~Part 5

Today we are going to visit the Zebra enclosure. With a wonderful surprise, a little foal waiting to make you smile. Are they white with black stripes or black with white stripes. Have you ever ponder this question? Welcome to the World Little One Learning to Kick it Up a Notch Finally Has a Name

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A Little Bit Of Humour ~~Part 12

It time to bring a little bit of humour into our live and today we have a couple that will give us a blast from the past. Sharing some retro Comic strips from years gone by. Hope this bring a smile to your face as with a quick visit to our childhood and early adult […]

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Trivia Thursday July 16th 2020

Are you ready for our 10th 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 […]

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Ask A Tech Geek July 15

Welcome to today’s Ask a Tech Geek. There has been talk about how our smart phones track us. Today we will cover the questions about Google Location History. What it Google Location? Can I turn it off? How do I manage my Google Location History? Can I delete it? With every mobile device, Google use […]

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A Visit to the Toronto Zoo~~Part 4

Well it seems like we all like seeing baby animals so for today’s segment of “A Visit to the Toronto Zoo” we are going to become part of the Polar Bear Club. Watch this little one name Juno grow up right before your eyes.

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What’s Cooking~~ Bacon Cheddar Hamburger Patties

BBQ weather is in full force with the aroma of foods cooking on the grill fill the air.  Today we have a wonderful delicious barbecue hamburger recipe. Ingredients ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese ½  cup crumbled cooked bacon 1 envelope onion soup mix 2 pounds lean ground beef Directions In a large bowl, combine the […]

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A Little Bit Of Humour ~~Part 11

It has been a warm week filled with wonderful Sunsets and a full moon. Hopeful we will receive a bit of of a reprieve from the heat until then sit back with a nice cool drink in a nice cool room and enjoy a bit of humour. Ice cream Anyone Oh The Heat The Summer […]

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Trivia Thursday July 9th 2020

Are you ready for our 9th 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 […]

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Ask A Tech Geek~~July 8th 2020

Welcome to today’s Ask a Tech Geek.   Today’s questions have to do with the new Covid Tracking App. I heard the government has put a tracking app on our phones? What is this new Covid Tracking App?  Do we have to participate in this new Covid Tracking thing?  Who is tracking us and how are […]

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A visit to the Toronto Zoo ~~ Part 3

With us being in a heatwave we are all looking for ways to cool down. For today’s segment we are going to visit a baby Hippo while she plays in several pools of water. Sit back and relax watching little Princess Penelope’s water adventures . We hope you enjoy these short videos of this beautiful […]

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Cardio and Stretch 6 with Ros

Another great video from Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging  to help us stay active at home. “CCAA certified senior fitness instructor, Ros leads participants through a Latin-inspired, 30-minute cardiorespiratory workout that includes warm-up, higher-intensity, low-impact cardio, cool-down and stretching.”

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For Those Born in July

While our centre still remains closed, we continue to think about each of you. We want to take this time to celebrate with those who are born in July. Happy Birthday July Babies, we hope you have a wonderful day and we can’t wait until we can celebrate again together.

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Little Bit of Humour~~ Part 10

We are now into July with another heatwave beginning but hope is on the horizon and things are opening up slowly. So grab a cool drink, sit back and relax in a cool place because it time for another little bit of humour. When You Need That Nap For Those Online Shoppers Backyard Golf for […]

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Trivia Thursday~~July 2

Are you ready for our 8th 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 […]

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Happy Canada Day

We just want to take this time to wish you all a Happy Canada Day. In these unusually times, we must find unique ways to celebrate Canada Birthday together, to help remind us that we will get through this. Well we found two different virtual celebrations as well as a link from the Government of […]

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Toronto Zoo~~ Part 2

We always like seeing little ones in tuxedos, well for today we are taking a trip over to the Penguin exhibit to watch these fascinating creature that are always in their fancy dress and ready for success. These little ones are always adorable. First we must make sure they are well and feed. Join the […]

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Breathing Space

Some day we just need a quick moment to relax a little bit and for some especially now with the sequestering being lifted and we start to move forward it can be a bit overwhelming. This video from the Chronic Pain Service, Toronto Rehab, Rumsey Centre, part of UHN, is a 4 minute meditation to […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Trivia Thursday~~June 25

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 […]

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Government Incentives and Covid News for Seniors~ June 25th

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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At Home Senior Fitness Steve Bottrill~~ Week 9

Welcome back we hope you were able to enjoy the weekend as things continue to slowly open up. Steve has been motivating us to keep fit in our homes and while we are out. Today Steve is joined by Cheryl. Cheryl will be doing the chair exercises while Steve does the standing exercises. This Awesome […]

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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 […]

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Trivia Thursday~~June 18, 2020

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 […]

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Government Incentives and Covid News for Seniors~ June 17

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 […]

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Ask A Tech Geek~~June 17, 2020

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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At Home Senior Fitness Steve Bottrill~~ Week 8

We hope you had a wonderful weekend today we are going to start out this wonderful week with Steve Bottrill Chair Exercise with a step. You do not need to go and by a step Steve will show you how to make one out an item in your own home. Steve is awesome in always […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Trivia Thursday~~ June 11, 2020

 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. […]

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Government Incentives and Covid News for Seniors~ June 10.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Isolation Cooking~~Strawberry Banana Bread

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 […]

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At Home Senior Fitness with Steve Bottrill Week 7

Steve it back to help us stay fit at home. This week we are sharing his awesome video of Chair Stretch and Warm Up.  This is a great way to get us warmed up to do our gardening or just doing some routine work around the house. Steve’s videos are always keeping us motivated to […]

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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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Wallaceburg Senior Centre (WAAC) 2020 AGM

  All Members WAAC has traditionally held its AGM in June, this year due to Covid19 Ontario/Municipal guidelines all social gatherings/meeting have been restricted to a maximum of 5 people. Presently the State of Emergency in Ontario has been extended to June 30/20. Whenever the State of Emergency in Ontario is lifted Corporations have 90 […]

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For those Born in June

While things are slowly opening up and our hope is renewed We must continue with social distancing. We want to take this time to  wish those born in June a very Happy Birthday.

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Trivia Thursday~~June 4

 Welcome to our fourth 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 […]

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Ask A Tech Geek~~June 3, 2020

How To Speed Up Your iPad Welcome to today’s Ask a Tech Geek.  We have had an interesting question from one of our members/readers about speeding up iPads especially a 12.9 PRO iPad, 2nd generation, with iOS version 13.4.1. Believing it would benefit others our Resident Geek has decided to tackle this question. Just as […]

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Pool for a Hot Day (8 Ball)

This post is for our wonderful pool players who are missing the feel of the cue in their hands, the sound of breaking of the balls or the saying Rack them up. May it be strips or solids, the sound of the balls rolling across the table heading to it’s pocket is like a sound […]

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Balance 2 with Kathy

Here is another amazing video to help keep us active from Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging  to help us stay active at home. In this video, Kathy (CCAA certified senior fitness instructor) explains different balance concepts and leads participants through a variety of exercises to practice focused, distracted and preventative balance using a small […]

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Isolation Cooking~~A Porcupine Dinner (Meatballs)

  **AT THE END OF THE RECIPE IS A LINK TO A DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILE TO SAVE OR PRINT AND ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION. Ingredients 1 lb ground beef 1 cup instance rice  1/4 cup onion diced 1/2 teaspoon garlic power 1 egg Sauce: 1 small can of stewed tomatoes 1 1/2 cup of Garden Cocktail or V8 1/2 cup tomato […]

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A Little Bit of Humour~~Part 5

This week was a hot one, with cool weather on the way for a few days it a great time to enjoy some laughs. Here is the next part of our series of  “A Little Bit of Humour”.  Remember to Stay Safe as things open up, Stay Healthy and Enjoy some Humour. Here one way […]

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Help us inform our physical literacy project

‘Physical literacy’ means our capacity for a healthy, active lifestyle. The term was first used to describe how kids learn to move and take part in physical activity. Now we use the term to talk about adults as well – how we learn to get more active and stay that way as we age. Active […]

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Government Incentives and Covid News for Seniors~~May 28th

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. Ontario Continues to Reopen While Doug Ford is still moving forward to reopen the Ontario Economy, he has extended the state of emergency till June 9th. Certain business are […]

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Trivia Thursday May 28, 2020

This is the third addition to our new weekly series called Trivia Thursday.  As usual will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. We have made some answers obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in […]

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Ask a Tech Geek~~May 27, 2020

  Welcome to this weeks Ask a Tech Geek. Our Geek was asked a few terms and jargon questions. So this week we will share a list of “Terms and Jargon” that many hear but may not fully understand.  If this is to long or you like to have a copy we are including a  […]

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Gentle Chair Yoga

Staying fit both mentally and physically is a need that we all have. From stretching our muscles to strengthening our minds. “This 30 minute chair yoga sequence is the latest video released by therapists in the Toronto Rehab Brain and Spinal Cord LEAP (Living Engaged and Actively with Pain) Service” We hope that this video […]

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Home And Garden Virtual Tour

Sequestering ourselves as well as social distancing protocols has shut down many Home and Garden events. We were able to find a wonderful video that give us the virtual tours of Canada Blooms 2020. We hope that on these hot days this video gives you a cooling retreat to the wonders of Canada garden events.

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Strength and Stretching Exercises with Debbie

Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging is here to help us stay active at home. Here is another amazing video to help keep us active. Below the video is information they want you to know. Debbie is back to help with some Strength and Stretching exercises you can enjoy in the coolness of your home. “CCAA […]

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Isolation Cooking (Banana Cookies)

This scrumptious recipe that one of our members share with us this week will not only get your mouth watering but also get rid of some of those little over ripe banana’s. If you are tired of making Banana Bread this is one treat you will not want to miss.  Thank you to our member […]

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Never Lose a Piece

With the weather warming up, spending time in doors can be a bit boring. This is a great time to pull out a puzzle or two. But just near the end you find there is a missing piece. You search for hours to find that missing piece with no luck. Well we found a wonderful […]

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A Little Bit of Humour~~Part 4

Things are slowly opening up but we are still have to take precautions to keep safe. One thing we have going is nice weather is upon us. The birds are singing and the trees are blooming. Everyday is a good day to laugh so today we bring you the next part of our series of  “A […]

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Cardio and Stretch With Debbie Part 1

We have another amazing Fitness Video from the  Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging to help us stay active at home. Below the video is information they want you to know. Let us introduce you to Debbie. “CCAA certified senior fitness instructor, Debbie, leads participants through a 30-minute easy-to-follow exercise routine that includes warm-up, low-impact cardio […]

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Trivia Thursday May 21, 2020

This is the second addition to our new weekly series called Trivia Thursday.  There will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below that will have the answers hidden with in it.  We are doing something a bit different and posting the answers today in the comment section below. Please feel free […]

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Ask a Tech Geek~~May 20, 2020

Welcome to our next addition of Ask A Tech Geek.  This week we have a question that many are probable wondering about also.  We have all heard terms like the cloud, cloud computing, or cloud storage from our children, our friends or even on TV.   You look up into the sky and say what they are talking about. […]

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Balance With Kathy

We have a new segment of videos we will share from Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging to help us stay active at home. Below each video we will post the information they want you to know. Today we introduce you to Kathy. “CCAA certified senior fitness instructor, Kathy, leads participants through basic balance training […]

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Take a Deep Breath and Let’s Meditate

Rainy days and self isolation make it a great opportunity to take the time to meditate and relax while letting the stress and fears of our situation melt away.  Let it bring you to a place of serenity and harmony so that you can enjoy your day.  

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Government Incentives and Covid News for Seniors~~May 19th

This will be a new segment to help you stay informed. We would first like to thank our readers and members for the suggestions to help keep everyone informed.    Ontario Reopens With Ontario “reopening” there is confusion on what is actually happening.  Premiere Ford is starting the first phase of the economic rejuvenation,  allowing […]

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At Home Senior’s Fitness with Steve Bottrill ~~Week 4

Another Week,  another Fitness adventure with Steve Bottrill.  Steve is dedicated to helping you stay fit while sequestered in your home.  Today he will help you work on stretching and strengthening your back. Some of could use that especially with gardening season coming upon us.   Remember to stay safe, stay healthy but most of all […]

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Happy Victoria Day.

Many ask, Why do we celebrate Victoria Day? Queen Victoria is considered the Mother of  Confederation so we celebrate the birth of this historical woman. For most us, it is informally considered the beginning of the Summer Season as well as planting season.  So to all of you, today we want to say. Happy Victoria […]

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Isolation Cooking (Easy Rhubarb Jam/Preserve)

*AT THE END OF THE RECIPE IS A LINK TO A DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILE TO SAVE OR PRINT AND ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION. 2 1/2 pounds fresh rhubarb, chopped 2 cups white sugar 2 teaspoons grated orange zest (grated orange peel) 1/3 cup orange juice  1/2 cup water Directions In a saucepan, combine the rhubarb, […]

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Water Colours For Beginners.

Today, we are going to learn how easy it is to do water colour painting. This is a wonderful way to spend those rainy afternoons that arrive with spring. Looking forward to see some of your wonderful creations.,

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A Little Bit of Humour~~Part 3

Today will be 60 days since the WAAC closed and major moves towards self distancing began. Fortunately, the first long weekend of the summer is upon us and things are slowly opening up again.  Garden centres, nurseries and greenhouses are putting on a spectacular display. We must continue to be cautious yet it does not […]

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Trivia Thursday~~May 14th 2020

    Today we starting a new weekly series called Trivia Thursday.  There will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below that will have the answers hidden with in it.  On the following Monday we will post the answers in the comment section below but please feel free to leave a […]

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Ask A Tech Geek May 13, 2020

Welcome to our next addition of Ask A Geek.  This week we have two questions that many are probable wondering about also.  With the new versions of iOS (Apple) operating systems, mail apps have different functions depending on age and type of Apple product you are using. With everything going digital, we tend to accumulate […]

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Take Some Time to Relax

Are you feeling tense or anxious? Need to find your centre and relaxation.  This excellent video from the Toronto Rehab’s Leap program (“Living Engaged and Actively with Pain.”) team members of the Chronic Pain Service will definitely help bring you peace and relaxation. Take a deep breath and begin to feel the tension melt away.

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Isolation Cooking (Lemon Loaf)

One of our members was gracious to share their family’s Lemon Loaf recipe.  We hope that you enjoy it. This recipe has been handed down through 4 generations or more with each generation tweaking it a bit here and there for the times.   We hope you will enjoy it. **At the end of the recipe […]

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AT HOME SENIOR FITNESS With Steve Bottrill ~~ Week 3

Another week and more amazing fitness programs from Steve Bottrill, Chatham-Kent VON Manager, helping us keep fit while we are sequestered. He will positively make sure you stretch muscles while breathing properly. So grab a chair and lets get fit together on. Remember we are all in this together so stay safe, stay healthy and […]

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Shen Yun~~ What is Classical Chinese Dance.

It was very disappointing that we were not able to attend the Shen Yun Production with our bus trips due to these extraordinary times. We have found two wonderful presentations “What is Classical Chinese Dance” and “Classical Chinese Dance Techniques and Combinations Showcase” from the official Shen Yun account, we hope you will enjoy. While […]

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Yoga with Cathy~~ Week Three

We are so honoured to have Cathy’s permission to share her yoga videos on our website. So pull out your mats and get comfortable as Cathy leads you in healthy yoga poses. These are some of her older videos. Enjoy. Restorative Yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAWrNepMqjA Flow Yoga Flow Yoga

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Happy Mother’s Day

Today, we take a moment to Remember all Mothers, those that are biological, adoptive, spiritual, emotional, and mentors.  Today is a day to honour you and all that you do. From the smallest of things to the largest of them. It is because of you that Children grow strong to endure the bad times and […]

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Designing a Wood Pallet Chair

For all those woodworkers and upcyclers. Here is an awesome chair you can make for your yard, cottage or trailer to sit back and watch nature unfold before your eyes. Roast marshmallows in front of a bonfire or just sit back and watch your  neighbourhood come to life from the front porch.  From the Canadian […]

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Gentle Mat Exercises

Pull your mats out we have some Gentle Mat Exercise to stretch your muscles to help you keep fit.  This video was made and brought to you by the University Health Network.  

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A Little Bit of Humour~~Part 2

Another week has gone by and beautiful weather, flowers blooming and birds singing has arrive. Giving us hope for new beginnings when this is all over. So do not give up hope, we are in this together. Let us enjoy the beauty of nature unfold and have a bit of a laughter with the next […]

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Isolation Cooking (Recipe Sharing)

Since we have been sequestered to avoided the feeling of isolation many have taken up cooking and baking. Some resurrecting old family recipes of comforted food, other trying new ones while creating recipes with what is found in their pantries.  This is a time to share with others our creations.  So if you have a […]

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Gentle Tai Chi

With the nice weather here some of us may like to take our fitness classes outside.  May it be inside or outside here is a wonderful Gentle Tia Chi video created by the Toronto Rehab Services.  

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Ask a Tech Geek~~May 6, 2020

  This week we have two really interesting questions. With all the talk about the Zoom hack of the May 16 Miracle initiative in Chatham-Kent questions have arise.  What is Zoom?  Is Zoom a safe app/website to use? Zoom is a virtual meeting place.  Over the last 9 years, Zoom has been mainly used for […]

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Did some say “Darts”

While we do not have a dart league in our centre, we do know that some of our members are in leagues within other organizations. Since you are not able to play, we thought this would be a great opportunity help you and those in the our community to take flight by sharing this Dart […]

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At Home Senior Fitness With Steve Bottrill Week 2

We are back with some more great fitness programs from Steve Bottrill, Chatham-Kent VON Manager.  He will continue to encourage you in unique way to keep fit and stay in shape using items around the home.  If you missed last weeks Click here  or check out our Monthly Calendar for these posts and other virtual […]

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Billiards Anyone

We know that many of our Billiard (Pool) players are itching to play pool again, to feel that cue back in your hand, while manoeuvring around the table.  We understand your desire and passion. Unfortunately, we can not give you that experience in the virtual world. However, we have found some wonderful pool tournaments you […]

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Yoga with Cathy Week 2

This morning,  we are bringing you another series of videos from Cathy to help us keep fit both mind and body.  Thank you again Cathy for allowing us to stretch our minds and body with you. Chair Yoga for Hips and Back   Yoga for Arms and Shoulders   Chair Yoga   

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Sandra Has Gone Live

Have you been missing Sandra’s classes especially in these stressful times.  We have Good New!!!!!! Sandra is back and she is live,  with Free virtual classes on Zoom. However, you must register first.  When your registration request is received, she will reply with all the information you will need to enter her Zoom Room.   Her […]

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A Crafty Gift for Gardeners

With the spring flowers in full bloom; trees bursting forth their leaves and baby birds hatching, many are thinking of what to do in their gardens. Social Isolation has made it harder for us to share gifts with our love ones but here is a gift you can make and mail to the Gardeners in […]

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Little Bit of Humour, Part 1

Starting today, every Friday we will be doing a series called Little Bit of Humour to help cope in these strange times we are living in and to help break up the weeks. We hope that you enjoy them as much as we do.  Have a Humours Friday and continue to stay safe.

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Thrive From Home

It looks like we are still in for another round of being sequestered. With spring in the air many of us are watching the flowers bloom while feeling like we are losing ourselves.    We have you covered as we found a YouTube channel that can help the whole family “Thrive From  Home.” The YMCA […]

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Important Information For Seniors and Most Vulnerable Citizens

  Ontario has launched the New Ontario Community Support Program to assist “those in need during COVID-19”. It is intended “to assist low-income Seniors and people with disabilities in need. ” Please read the letter below for more information.  You can click here for a PDF version to read, download or print Letter Highlights. “The […]

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Let us Remember..

As we come to the end of April and the situation we all find ourselves in, let us remember that April is dedicated to Cancer Awareness.  With Social distancing always in the forefront of our minds, Cancer Awareness month has been overshadowed.  Daffodils are blooming bring smiles to our eyes, but they are also symbol […]

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Ask A Tech Geek April 29, 2020

Hello and welcome to our first addition of Ask a Tech Geek.   This week we received  three excellent questions. How to Create Folders in IPad Mail App? Some of our readers are looking at how to create folders to keep emails in organized and easy to find on their iPads.  Well here are the steps […]

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Yoga with Cathy

Sometimes it feels like the walls are closing in on us, anxieties builds about the unusual situation the whole world seems to be in.  It is at this time we should take deep breaths and centre ourselves.  Cathy Cogghe knows how you feel and has kindly allowed us to bring her videos to you. Restorative […]

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Bring Some Magic into your Home

On April 29th International Grand Champion of Magic ~ Greg Frewin will host Livestream show with 8 International Magician friends.  While it is a fundraising event for the Niagara region SPCA, it is a FREE Magic Show. This is a great opportunity to bring the magic of laughter and fun into your home. You  may […]

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Monthly Calendar Page Update

Due to the Suspension of all activities, we have change the format of the Monthly Calendar Page to help you try to keep some type of routine while we are sequestered.  We hope you all are staying safe, healthy and positive.  

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Virtual Fit Classes With Dana

Have you been missing Dana’s Fit Classes during our lock down?  Dana has you covered. She has brought her classes to Zoom.  She waiting to help you stay fit as you stay safe. Her classes run Mon-Saturday (no classes Sunday) at 10 am. These classes are all standing except Tuesday is a chair class. There is […]

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Hot Off The Press

Due to COVID-19 there was a delay in getting the Informer out earlier but here it is.  Check out April’s Informer Hot off the presses. Don’t miss out on some important information and future volunteering opportunities. Click here for a version that can be enlarged

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Free Fun For all

After much searching, we have found some wonderful free online interactive games for everyone to enjoy.  There is no downloading or signing up to these games they are fully interactive on line but you may be a couple advertisement these but they are easy to ignore.  (click to the titles)  Sudoku    This is a wonderful […]

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AT HOME SENIOR FITNESS With Steve Bottrill

For those that are missing their VON fit classes. Chatham-Kent VON Manager has you covered. Steve Bottrill is the chief VON Program Manager for Chatham Kent here are a few of his YouTube exercise videos that he is encouraging seniors to use until VON classes resume. Each week we will post a few more of […]

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Exercise at the Sink

While Staying home to stay safe, we are looking for different opportunities to get some exercise in. Here are some wonderful unique way of stretching our muscles with seven activities for seniors to improve balance, strength and flexibility. These seven activities from the Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL) Program developed by the British […]

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Bring Dance Into Your Home

  As we continue to be sequestered at homes, many that love to dance are missing the opportunity to express themselves.  Fortunately the Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS),  has brought forth a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages and mobility.  They are bring dance into your home. The resources are free, easy to access, […]

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Art Class with Bob Ross

  Due to the unprecedented times we live in, many of us have lost our creative outlets. Today would have been our oil painting classes at the centre if it was not closed.  So to help bring creativity back into your life we are creating a virtual art centre to bring art right into your […]

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Shen Yun Bus Trip Refunds Update

Shen Yun show ticket refunds are now processed and in the mail. We appreciate your patience. When the Badder Bus refund is received, that portion will be processed. Our gratitude to all those that supported WAAC’s bus trip! In these unfortunate circumstances we send best wishes to the Shen Yun Performing Company and hope they […]

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Stay Home, Stay Safe

During this time, we are looking for way to minimize our outing yet be able to purchase the essentials we need.  We have created a detail Stay Home, Stay Safe Options page to help you navigate through these times. You will find that this page has an index that links you to pages filled with […]

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Ask A Tech Geek

With us all being sequestered in our homes, many of us are using our devices more than usual.  We are starting up a new concept on our site.  “Ask A Tech Geek” .  You will be able to ask questions from Thursday to Tuesday and on Wednesday our Resident Tech Geek will try to answer […]

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For All Those Born in April

With the Social Distancing in place, we are unable to have a birthday lunch, so today we are going to have a virtual Birthday Celebration. Happy Birthday to our members and friends.  We hope that your Special Day was/is filled with joy, love and laughter. May you have many more to come and that each […]

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What Have You Read or Learn Today?

Our lives have taken an unexpected turn and many of us are not sure how to fill our days.  Thought of reading a good book or maybe learn something new? The Library  has a wide variety of virtual opportunities for us to take advantage of. Check out what they have to help you though these […]

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Virtual Get Together Coming Soon

Hello Everyone It has been a month since we had to shut our doors to the WAAC’s building and I know many of you are anxious to get back to a normal routine, may it be playing pool, Pepper, euchre, bingo or having a nice breakfast and lunch at Sue’s Kitchen. Unfortunately, it looks like […]

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New Update: Shen Yun Bus Trip

WAAC directors have 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 […]

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UPDATE: Message from WAAC Board of Directors

Greetings The WAAC Coordinator’s contract expired Thursday, April 9, 2020.  Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre Board of Directors thanks Jill Van Zelst for her service.  We wish Jill and her family all the best and send best wishes for her health and future endeavors.   Please note that WAA Centre remains closed during the CoVid-19 pandemic; projection for any form of reopening is now into the […]

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Let’s Help Keep Each Other Healthy

Do not let fear take hold of you with the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading and now considered a pandemic. Our best defence of this virus is a good offence with being informed and following good Hygienic practices.  Social Media blurs lines of facts and fiction.  Your best information is from the Chatham-Kent Public Health website […]

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Bulletin Board Reminder

To utilize our bulletin board at the centre.  Please bring or email all flyers/posters to the main office.   The coordinator will initial and put all information on the boards according to dates and will be removed by the coordinator  when the given time has lapsed.  If information ends up on the board without initials it […]

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Line Dancing

Before you put on your dancing shoes just want to let you know. Line Dancing is cancelled for tonight.  So shine up those shoes for next week.  

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St Patrick’s Day Dinner

It is March and you know what that means our traditional St Patrick’s Day Dinner. What a wonderful time to gather together and join in a festive feast on Thursday, March 19th@ 5:30pm.  We will be serving up  your choice of Ham Or Corned Beef & Cabbage with Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad & Bread […]

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Ontario Senior Games

Are you 55 and over, looking for something to do during the Spring and Summer months; young at heart and like to share it with others or like to feel the heat of friendly competition? Then check out the Senior Games. Let’s help put Chatham Kent on the Senior Summer Games map by having the […]

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FORE: Golfers

Spring is just around the corner and that means golfers are shining up their clubs. So now is the time to consider joining the Wally Whackers’ Golf League. What a great way to exercise and reacquaint or make new friends.  Sign up sheets are on the centre’s bulletin board. Par none, everyone that joins will […]

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New Tech Workshops

Did you receive or buy an I pad or have an I phone then you may like to check out these workshop Tech 102 and 202.  They are geared towards the participants but will touch on the following subjects. Making your I pad more accessible for your needs Keeping schedule using the Calendar and clock […]

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What is Happening At the Centre on Family Day

While the Office & Sue’s Kitchen is closed for Family Day on Monday February 17th we still have some activities happening. The Highlights of the day ·         Dana is running her classes (all 3 classes) ·         Fran Betts is running her Breath & Balance offsite Trinity ·         Karaoke at 6:30 (at the centre) · Men are playing pool in the […]

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Urban Pole Walking

Don’t let this wacky weather get you down. Come out and learn how to do some Urban Pole Walking from an expert. It a great way to put a little spring in your step. What a great way for old friends to get together and to meet new friends while accomplishing your New Years resolution. […]

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Cooking With Lena

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a wonderful Cooking Class with Lena Lu on Saturday February 8th at 1:30  Here is your chance to learn the secrets of her amazing Chinese Dumplings for the low Cost of $12.50 for members and $15.00 for non members. With a limited class size of […]

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Tech 101 Cancelled Due to Weather

This afternoon’s Tech Workshop has been cancelled due to the weather and road conditions. The teacher will be calling those who were to attend today to let them know. We will be scheduling the workshop for another Saturday in the near future. Thank you for your patience, and stay safe and warm today.

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Come Out and Celebrate

With the weird weather we have been having the January blahs can sneak up on us any time. Why not beat those blah with a celebration.  Come on out and celebrate the birthdays of those born in January with our Birthday luncheon.  Celebrating your’s or another’s milestones is a great way to bring those blahs […]

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A Message from Wallaceburg Adult Activity Centre Board of Directors

“New Year, New Beginnings!”  Yes!  As we enjoy the refreshed, revamped look of our freshly painted downstairs, WAAC Board of Directors continues to work diligently in revamping refreshing, &  revising many other levels of WAAC service, management and member satisfaction!!  2020 promises to be an exciting year!  Happy New Year from WAAC Board of Directors.

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A New Year means New Beginnings

Happy New Year.  As we begin another new year, we embark on new beginnings with fresh starts and goal.  We welcome you into this new year as our door will open on January 6th with a crisp, renewed look downstairs. If you have not purchased your 2020 membership now is a great time to do […]

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SAVE THE DATE! Sunday March 29, 2020

SAVE THE DATE! Sunday March 29, 2020 Wallaceburg Adult Activities Centre is planning a bus trip in the new year to the Toronto ShenYun matinee show. Details are posted on Bus Trips page  No driving! No parking! No hassle! Limited seats available. Save your spot Click here to check it out their trailer

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