May 31, 2020 EBlast

Updated: Jul 29

PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW ENTHUSIASTIC OSA ADMINISTRATOR

Samantha Norberg joined us May 25 as a part-time OSA Administrator. Samantha’s role is to develop our growing programs and volunteers. A recent Masters of Social Work (Gerontology) graduate from the University of Toronto, she has community, clinical, and research experience working with older adults. She is passionate about supporting seniors to safely remain and thrive in their communities. Samantha is thrilled to return to Calgary and join our vision for the Village Hub!


Contact Sam at her OSA virtual office:

Phone: 403-801-7254

Email: info@oakridgeseniors.ca

*FREE* POLE WALKING SESSIONS

Want to improve your exercise routine? Pole Walking is easy to learn - burns more calories than regular walking - helps off-load weight from hips and knees (walk further) - adds a workout to your arms, shoulders and core - and offers many other benefits!

Sign up for this small group session to learn proper techniques with Sharon, a certified instructor! Learn how to use intervals to increase intensity, how to navigate hills, and use poles as part of your strengthening, stretching and balance routines!


Dates: June 3, 10, 17, 24

Time: Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Where: TBD - local area, possibly S Glenmore Park (depending on each class format)

Equipment:  Bring your own poles, hats, sunscreen, water bottle


Sign up via our website at: https://www.oakridgeseniors.ca/activitiesandevents

Social distancing measures outlined and practised during classes


Contact: Sharon at slambpft@gmail.com or (403) 251-7922 if you have any questions regarding this event.

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES!

The benefit of membership in OSA includes reduced rates to paid events like our workshops and events and full participation in all the events and services that OSA offers now and throughout the membership year.


With COVID-19 restrictions we have been putting many face to face events on hold.  However, we still encourage you to retain your membership so (a) we can keep you up to date and (b) you can participate in full with all the virtual and in person activities we currently offer and plan to offer in future. Please visit our website https://www.oakridgeseniors.ca/activitiesandevents to keep up to date with the activities and events available.


We thank the many of you have paid your membership fees for 2020/2021 - We will be extending these memberships to April 30, 2022. If you feel it is warranted, please contact us at info@oakridgeseniors.ca to request a refund for 2020/2021.


Note: With the launch of our website and the automation of processes such as OSA membership sign up, we ask those of you who have paid your 2020/2021 membership please visit our website www.oakridgeseniors.ca and click on OSA Membership Sign up (top right hand corner). By completing the form, you will be added to our website and will shortly have access to members only content.

OAKRIDGE RESIDENTS POSTCARD DROP

Cards were delivered to 2500 homes in Oakridge. We have identified seniors who need technical help to get online. Also those who can use neighborly help for other tasks. Let us know how we can help YOU.


100 OSA LAWN SIGNS – PLEASE SIGN UP!

Monitors are placing and maintaining signs throughout Oakridge. Please contact Ted Foster to get one on YOUR property fosterted@shaw.ca

HOUSEHOLD HELP – VETTED CONTRACTORS LIST

Del Kobleski and Steve MacInnis are compiling a list of Preferred Service Providers to help you with household chores and projects.


Please contact Del with your recommendations of skilled, qualified and member-endorsed contractors for our future program dpkobe@shaw.ca

SENIORS WEEK JUNE 1-8

Check out activities in Calgary and online at Age Friendly Calgary’s Seniors Week calendar of events!

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION

Member Phone Survey Thanks to the volunteers who phoned every one of our 110 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 members: David, Sheila B, Peggy, Ted F, Sheila F, Anne Gary, Eunice, Shearer, Sandy, Joan, Jennifer, Ginette, Trudy and Nadine.


Ted Foster for monitoring the Lawn Signs program


Elaine Smith’s Community Garden volunteers, a joint OSA and OCA initiative. Wander by the garden being built behind the Community Centre to see daily action on this great new addition to our community: Cheryl Bud, Julie Kearns, Darlene Swan, Sonja Beierle, Stephanie Robinson, Susan Eaton, Hugh Stewart, Miranda Stewart, Diane Andrews, Renee MacKenzie, Jennifer Wasilik, Anne Greco, Susan Mendonça, Lidia Serpas

Barry Pendergast, Jennifer Pendergast, Terry Molik, Elaine Smith.

SHOUT OUTS THIS MONTH – A BIG THANK YOU TO:

TELUS for donating Android tablets and data - currently evaluating best programs for their use. Our French tutor, Ginette Raphael, is the very first recipient of a TELUS tablet.


Calgary Board of Education: Computers for Schools Program - for donating 10 used HP laptop computers for use of Oakridge seniors.

Your OSA Board

Barry, Julie, Peggy, Yvette, Jennifer and Sheila

Be Kind! Stay Safe! Stay Well!


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