Merriment and bounty at TAPS events

Web Lead

Attention Seniors! Have you checked out the Fall/Winter Leisure Guide from the Creston and District Community Complex yet?  Seniors Day on Sept 30th is one of the fall events hosted at the Complex from 9:00am to 1:30pm. It includes physical activities, tea and coffee time, health related talk and a Bingo brought to you by TAPS.   Thanks to Andrea Peet and the staff for creating this Special Event dedicated to our seniors.  See the back page of the Fall Leisure Guide.  Hope to see you there.

Thanks for the bounty of fruit and vegetable donations from Harvest Share, neighbours, the greenhouse and friends. Crisps and soups, casseroles and more, oh my! The taste of garden ripened heritage tomatoes!  Thanks to Ed, Colleen and Reg from Cresteramics who baked wonderful gingerbread spice shortbread cookies.

Our Memory Works session this week was a big hit. It challenged, surprised and engaged everyone with the novelty and discovery of how we remember.  It started with a game:  “I’m going on a trip and I’m bringing…” The next person repeats what’s been said, continuing around the circle, saying what each person has added, and then their own item. Intimidating at first, with much merriment and helping each other, we made it all the way to the end of the circle of 18 people.  It was a great way to discover our own memory strategies, learn from others and an opportunity to exercise them.  We explored listening, repetition, patterns, visual images, rhythms, association, and we made up stories (often silly ones). We shared specific strategies and noticed how unique each person’s strategy was — what helps and what hinders memory.  Everyone agreed that getting together, talking about these things as part of our lives, and learning from each other is very beneficial.

This is part of our Active Aging Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays, funded by a United Way Grant providing participatory and informational sessions on healthy aging at TAPS. This program is open to the community.

Our singing visit to Swan Valley this week was rocking with old show tunes and a group sing-along during their afternoon Happy Hour.  There are always a few folks who just can’t help getting up to dance.  Thanks to musicians, Joanna Wilson, Thelma Johnson, Vera Halifax, Ivan Josephson and Ken Brown.

Thanks to an anonymous donor for the gift of a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Morris Flowers. All we know is they were “from a happy customer”.

TAPS operates under the auspices of Valley Community Services. For program information or to volunteer please call 250-428-5585.



Just Posted

New Glade ferry enters testing phase

The Glade II will be able to carry heavier loads and will emit less greenhouse gases.

They support us, let’s support them

Local businesses support our local economy, but they need us as much as we need them.

Genelle ‘vehicle incident’ under RCMP investigation

Regional firefighters respond to car fire Sunday night

Nelson commits to 100% renewables by 2050

This makes Nelson the sixth city in Canada to join the worldwide initiative

Health Canada consumer alert

Flintstones Plus Iron multivitamins for children: One bottle found to contain unidentified capsules instead of chewable tablets

VIDEO: Orcas put on a show near Hornby Island

Louis Jobodin shares photos and video of his experience

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Three incidents in a week prompts meeting between health authority, city service providers

B.C. coast loggers celebrate history, hope for improvement

Truck Loggers Association awaits B.C. NDP government’s new direction

Whistler role in potential Calgary Olympic bid would be welcome: IOC

Calgary is mulling whether to vie for the 2026 Games, and could look to facilities in B.C.

Food industry failing at voluntary sodium reduction: Health Canada

Health Canada report shows the food industry made no meaningful progress in curtailing salt levels

Best B.C. cities to live in: millennial edition

Other local municipalities score at bottom of list from real estate blog

Solitary confinement in Canadian prisons unconstitutional: B.C. Supreme Court

Associations argued that solitary confinement was inhumane

1 in 4 B.C. consumers unable to pay bills, debt repayment: poll

Since interest rates first rose in July, poll suggests households across B.C. have had to tighten budget

SOGI rally disrupts school board meeting, but business carries on

Chilliwack school board makes statement in support of B.C.-wide gender identity teaching resource

Most Read