March 2022 Over 50 Club Newsletter

Wow, it’s March already with the days getting longer and warmer. Our first Club outing to Stage West in February was a great success – food and entertainment was enjoyed by all - apart from a minor mishap with the bus. About 40 of us attended and we look forward to our next outing in early March.

The Provincial Government will likely lift the mask requirement on March 1, but we are maintaining mask wearing at the Club at least until our Board meeting on March 9. We plan to discuss this issue again and decide at that time. We know it has been a trying 2 years and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these stormy waters and try to make the best decision for our members’ safety.

Our wonderful Travel Director has arranged for us to visit the Deerfoot Casino on March 3, for their Buffet Luncheon with entertainment. The cost is $25.00/person, which includes food and travel by coach. The bus will leave the Club at 10:30am and return from the Casino at 2:30pm. Payment needs to be made by February 28, either by cash or cheque which can be given to Jean Moorhouse or put in the grey box to the right of the entry door. There is room on the bus for a few more folks and still time to sign up. A reminder to Club members that if you register for an outing and are unable to attend, please let the Travel Director know before the event at 403.948.3312.


Our Keep Fit classes are resuming this week (March 1 & 3) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 – 10:15.

The painting classes begin on March 2. The first class will feature instruction in acrylic paint and March 9 & 16 classes will focus on water colours. The classes are being led by Joanne Jagers who is a local artist, and you will be able to complete a canvas of both mediums. The cost is $35.00/person, which includes your supplies, and they run from 9am-12pm. Contact Jean MacDougall for further information at 403.980.2677.

Community Links is scheduled to present information on recycling on March 2 at 2pm, but neither myself nor Annie Kuznicki have been able to reach anyone at their office for the past 2 weeks. I will attempt to call again on Monday and verify whether they plan to present as scheduled. I will inform you all what I find out.

AHS visited the Club a short while ago to check out our facility. They made a correction to the fridge temperature and a requirement that all cups and glasses (any used Club dishes) be washed in the sink prior to being put into the sanitizer as the sanitizer is NOT a dish washer. The sanitizer should be turned on AFTER the hot water tap at the sink is running hot so that the water to the sanitizer reaches the correct temperature. The instructions for using the sanitizer are posted on the machine.


Jokes & More:

A thief broke into my house last night. He started searching for money, so I got up and searched with him.

Just remember, once you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed.

Having plans sounds like a good idea until you have to put on clothes and leave the house.

It’s weird being the same age as old people!

When I was a kid, I wanted to be older … this is not what I expected!

Marriage Counselor: Your wife says you never buy her flowers. Is that true?

Me: To be honest, I never knew she sold flowers.

So, if a cow doesn’t produce milk, is it a milk dud or an udder failure?

We all get heavier as we get older because there is a lot more information in our heads.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

I told my wife I saw a deer on the way to work. She said how do you know he was headed to work.

I finally did it! I bought a new pair of shoes with memory foam insoles. No more forgetting why I walked into the kitchen!

Accountant: I’ve crunched the numbers in your retirement account. It’s time to figure out who will be wearing the mask and who will be driving the getaway car.

In 1921: A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000/year.

A dentist earned $2,500/year.

A veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,00/year.

A mechanical engineer about $5,000/year

More than 95% of all births took place at home.

Two out of every 10 adults could not read or write.