News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club

By Barbara Bailey

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018

It’s been a busy weekend, so it’s nice to be able to finally put my feet up and relax and watch the Oscars.

It’s amazing how many activities go on in our community and the many people who volunteer to participate in all of these events.

I have been neglecting to recognize the Friday evening Euchre players in the last couple of columns, so here are the names of the members who have been winning at Euchre: Mary Jewkes, Ed Yahnke, Hughuette Clouthier, Bonnie Felhaber, Carol Yahnke, Jeannette McKay, John Collier, Gabe Tosello, Royce Slater and Helen Moores.

The St. Patrick’s Dinner/Dance will be held on Thursday, March 15. The doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner being served at 6 p.m. The food is catered by Schmidt’s, Eric and Robin. I guarantee you will enjoy a delicious meal with plenty of food. Bob and Bob will not be with us for this event, although Gillan Rutz will be our musical entertainer for the evening. We will have a door prize, a 50/50 draw, and a raffle draw. The cost of the tickets are: members $25 and non-members, $30. Come out and join us for a fun evening and don’t forget to wear your green.

Protect Yourself
Anyone can fall, but at our age, our risk of falling becomes greater. That’s the bad news. The good news is that falls can be prevented.

The first step to avoiding falls is to understand what causes them. For example, poor balance, decreased muscle and bone strength, reduced vision or hearing, and unsafe conditions in and around your home can increase your chance of falling. Staying safe and on your feet is a matter of taking some steps to protect yourself.

You can prevent falls by making the needed adjustments to your home and lifestyle, and by making sure you eat well, stay fit, and use whatever devices will help your daily life while keeping you safe. Your independence and well-being are at stake. Take action!

The Seniors Active Living Club is located at 1163 Victoria Street, Petawawa. The phone number is 613-687-6574 and the email is

Have fun in our Dynamic Community and I will see you at the club!