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City of Markham Updates

In a Twitter message from Mayor Frank Scarpitti: “The City of Markham is taking a thoughtful and measured approach to reopening some its outdoor facilities, while ensuring that community safety comes first.  Here’s what you need to know.” Also, read … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Cool

“In warmer months, it’s tempting to crank the AC or plant yourself in front of the nearest fan. But these aren’t the only ways to keep cool.  It turns out there are plenty of tricks to buffer your home from … Continue reading

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Delivery Meal Kits

With restaurants closed and people limiting their grocery store shopping, delivery meal kits have experienced a surge in popularity.  These subscription services deliver fresh ingredients with your choice of recipes ranging from simple to gourmet.  Most offer free delivery and … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Fraud

Between March 6, 2020 and May 1, 2020: Canadian reports of COVID-19 fraud: 766 Canadian victims of COVID-19 fraud: 188 Lost to COVID-19 fraud: $1.2M In these times of uncertainty, fraudsters have become increasingly opportunistic.  Whether tricking people into revealing their personal and financial … Continue reading

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Jenny McClendon – Fun Exercise Videos for Seniors

I’ve recently learned that some of our members and instructors are currently enjoying exercising at home with Jenny McClendon videos.  Jenny is a fitness enthusiast with over 26 years experience in fitness training and group instruction and is also a … Continue reading

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Forest Therapy

Forest Therapy, also known as Shinrin-yoku, refers to the practice of spending time in forested areas for the purpose of enhancing health, wellness, and happiness. The Japanese words “Shinrin-yoku” translate into English as “Forest Bathing.” In the Fall of 2018, the City of … Continue reading

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Gentle Chair Yoga

Do you suffer from chronic pain or have mobility issues and would like to give Yoga a try?  Developed by the therapists at the Chronic Pain Service at Toronto Rehab, this 25 minute Chair Yoga video was created to provide … Continue reading

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Journaling

“Journaling: The Easy, Time-Tested Strategy For Becoming Happier and More Successful Let’s talk about journaling. Writing in a journal or diary is one of the best, easiest, low cost ways to improve your happiness, have more emotional intelligence, and to … Continue reading

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Canada Day

Some of you have asked if the annual City of Markham Canada Day Seniors Lunch would go ahead this year given the current COVID-19 situation.  Unfortunately it had to be cancelled, as did other large gatherings. In an effort to … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Aid for Seniors

As you may have learned, the Canadian government has announced additional aid in the form of a one-time tax free payment of up to $500 for eligible seniors to offset any increased living expenses they have incurred as a result … Continue reading

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