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 SFC NRT Article for 2020 July 29

 
Happy Wednesday! I don’t know about you but I am happy and do certainly feel so privileged to live in our community, now more than ever. Where else could you feel more comfortable during these COVID-19 times? We have loads of room around us to stroll outside and safely enjoy - the sights and sounds of the many different birds in our area, the beauty of local hiking trails, the views of the Ottawa River, a lovely lazy drive down any of our many rural roads, a canoe or kayak trip on one of our local lakes, and so much more. We have so much to be thankful for as we go about our new normal daily routines, and maybe try something new via the virtual world. COVID-19 has forced people to “think outside the box” as they come up with new ways to do things like fitness routines, book clubs, meetings, family gatherings, and much more – the internet has allowed us to carry on with all of those activities. I personally have noticed friends rising to the challenge with virtual workout classes, coming together with family through Zoom meetings or Skype or similar, continuing their books clubs virtually, enjoying an online cooking class or painting class; we can do this! COVID-19, you can’t slow us down! More spectator sports have started up again, albeit without any spectators in the stands! MLB has started, with the NHL soon to follow.
 
Last week the Seniors Friendship Club’s Activities Committee had its first meeting since February. Many great ideas flowed forward from the enthusiastic committee volunteers, keeping in mind that we will always be following the guidance from the Renfrew County Health Unit in order to keep us safe as we slowly begin to gather again for SFC socials. Our first social will take place sometime in the next month or so once we work out the logistics to keep everyone safe; one of our famous local singer/songwriters will once again entertain us with his musical talents. We are planning an outdoor venue, if possible, so stay tuned for more details to come.
 
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County is hosting an online course called “Financial Information for Caregivers Online” on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 AT 5 PM – 7 PM. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/financial-information-for-caregivers-online-tickets-112652171678 This online session will touch on a variety of financial topics pertinent to those who are fulfilling a caregiver role for a family member. The presentation is a discussion of a few medical/health tax credits, including the disability tax credit and caregivers' credit. Also a brief talk about managing finances in retirement, trusts, and their use, and the power of attorney for financial matters. You will be presented with information that will give you a base from which you can refine your search to find complete answers relevant to your specific situation.
 
Now, for a little chuckle or two.
 
A priest, an imam, and a rabbit walk into a bar. The bartender says, "What'll ya have?" The priest says, "A Guinness, my good man." The imam says, "Water, for I do not drink alcohol." The rabbit says, "I dunno. I'm only here because of an autocorrect mistake.”
 
Did I read that sign right?
"Toilet out of order. Please use floor below."
 
In a Laundromat: Automatic washing machines: please remove all your clothes when the light goes out.
 
In a London department store: Bargain basement upstairs...
 
In an office: Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken.
 
In an office: After tea break, staff should empty the teapot and stand upside down on the draining board.
 
Outside a second-hand shop: We exchange anything - bicycles, washing machines, etc. Why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain?
 
Notice in health food shop window: Closed due to illness...
 
Spotted in a safari park: (I sure hope so.) Elephants, please stay in your car.
 
 
Stay safe, Everyone. Don’t forget, you can contact us anytime by email at uovsfc55@gmail.com or check us out on our website at www.seniorsfriendshipclub.ca, or on Facebook at Sfc Uov.