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  • Seniors update: May we always Remember

    If you have the opportunity, please attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Cenotaph, across from the CRCA on November 11th at 10:45am in person. It will also be live streamed at www.facebook.com/cityofchestermere for watching virtually. There will be a Veterans march from the Fire Hall to the Cenotaph at 10:AM as well. Take time to reflect and remember of the lives given for our freedom today.

    Health

    As we ride down this 4th Wave, please consider your next steps. There are currently 20 active cases in Chestermere. Please get your vaccine record converted into a QR Code at the following site: covidrecords.alberta.ca you will need your Alberta healthcare number and one of the months you had your vaccine. This QR code will be easy to access for restaurants and most business’s and services as well as travel.

    Please refer to the CAN arrive app for all travel guidelines both domestically and internationally.

    For those of you planning to travel in the upcoming months, you will need your vaccine record as well as recent (within 72hours) of your travel day rapid or PCR Testing. If you go to travel.gc.ca you will get information around travel requirements and which test is needed for destinations of choice.

    Our CRPCN Clinic in Rainbow Falls continues to accept new Patients to our Nurse Practitioners. Please call for a Meet and Greet at 587-333-3751 and speak to one of our friendly receptionists. Did you know that when your doctor or nurse practitioner belongs to the PCN, you have access to our team of professional staff: Registered Nurses, Dietician, Diabetic Nurses, Footcare Specialists as well as coverage for up to 5 physio appointments if ordered with your doctor or NP?

    Community – What’s on

    Check out the CRPCN.ca website to see what great courses we are offering this fall both in person and virtually.

    Happiness Basics is another great program that runs in High River starting September 14 for 7 weeks, or in Chestermere virtually for 4 weeks in January 2022.

    Please get your Senior’s Resource Handbook from the Library, drugstores, City Town Hall, or Synergy. 

    Older adults Supports, Programs and Services

    How can we help? Are you facing challenges in your day to day life, or having difficulties in navigating systems while looking for information for yourself or other family members. Perhaps filling out Government forms is overwhelming, maybe you would like to just sit and chat a while. We are here for you. Th is pandemic as taken a huge toll on us all and we want to make sure that we can help you to access, what you really need.

    We are happy to meet you in a location convenient to you (Please note we are unable to do home visits). What ever your needs, please contact Sharron Matthewman, Seniors & Community Development Facilitator at 403-207- 7050 or email smatthewman@chestermere.ca 

    Chestermere Coalition for Seniors We plan to meet virtually on November 17 at 1:30pm. Please email Leslie Racz if you would like to join in and bring a friend.  We would really enjoy having you. We will be discussing options for in home supports and care for Seniors along with topics you want to discuss. This is the community run Seniors Voice, please come and be heard. Please contact Leslie.racz@crpcn.ca for updates or enquiries.

    Older Adults Teleconference – Thursday November 18, 10:30 – 11:30am. Presenter -Nicole Porquet-Seitz MN, BNRN, CHPCN(C) – AHS Palliative Nurse Consultant.

    Topic – An open discuss about palliative care, how it differs from end of life care, local palliative care resources, and unpacking what advanced care planning is and why it is so important. If you would like to register, please contact smatthewman@chestermere.ca  or call 403 – 804 – 0817 with your preference for joining by video or telephone.  Everyone welcome.

    Resources

    We have Senior’s Resource Handbooks available at the meeting and in the library, please pick yours up or take one for a neighbor. You can access these books by emailing Leslie @ leslie.racz@crpcn.ca or contact Sharron Matthewman, on 403-207- 7050 at the City of Chestermere. 

    Armchair Travel 

    Armchair Travel is one of the most wonderful ways to look into our fantastic, vast world and learn as much as our hearts desire. We can travel to some of our favorite places without leaving home.  Through videos, pod casts, books and music and numerous other ways, we can go to places we have never seen, or only ever dreamed of. This way of travelling, is a delightful pastime and is good for the imagination and soul. After all, we are curious individuals and have a thirst for knowledge!

    Ready? Let’s take a look at Croatia – situated in South central Europe and Mediterranean region, Croatia shares several borders with its neighbours, Italy and Hungary to name a few.  The climate can be described as temperamental (a bit like Alberta) Winter is long and cold, Spring and Summer are mild. Croatia boasts eight national parks, gorgeous coastlines and beautiful beaches. A great place to visit is Dubrovnik, one of Croatia’s most historical cities, attracting many celebrities. If you get a little peckish, Croatian food is flavoursome and delicious, the food can vary though, depending on which region you are in. From Gnocchi, to Peka (food baked under a lid shaped like a bell, covered in embers consisting of seafood, veggies and meat, to Brudet (fish stew) there is an amazing range of local 

    delicacies to entice your taste buds. So, what are you waiting for, lets go explore and then enjoy dinner with an evening of Capella choirs, or the theatre.

    To prepare for our trip, please follow the steps for a relaxing journey. Step 1 – Pour yourself a cup of tea or your favorite tipple, Step 2- kick off your shoes, Step 3 – pull up a comfy chair.

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    Our beautiful homeland Located in the Balkans, Croatiahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jwOzJApcCc 45 :19 mins

    10 Amazing Places to Visit in Croatia | Europe Travel 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTLD9t5lSTQ  12:09

    Croatia by Drone!! DJI 4K incredible views of the Dalmatian Coast! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-2UgpKzjDY  8:14 mins

    Please take care and stay safe,
    Leslie & Sharron 

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