October 26, 2020

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Weird Weather Forecast: Watch out! It might rain iguanas! Weather forecasters in the state of Florida (U.S.) aren’t kidding when they make this prediction. A cold snap in the area that usually is warm can stun these reptiles.  If they are in a tree when that happens, the creatures could fall out. But locals know not to worry about the health of the iguanas that lie on the ground after falling from their perches. Once the temperature warms up, they are able to move again, and they get up and walk away.

Going Squirrely: Those who live in neighbourhoods frequented by squirrels know that the little critters like to gather nuts. But a couple from Allegheny  Country, Pennsylvania (U.S.), were shocked to discover that the rodents near their home were stashing nuts under the hood of their SUV. They could smell something burning when they started the car. Upon further investigation, they found over 200 walnuts and wads of grass under the hood. Luckily, the grass was damp, so it didn’t catch fire. The pair cleaned up the mess and took  the vehicle to their mechanic, who gave them the “all clear.” 

Cucumber Holdup: Staff members in a shop in Glasgow, Scotland, needn’t have been frightened of a robber who came into the premises. He was armed only with a cucumber, which he had covered with a black sock. The would-be thief was Gary Rough, and he tried to get the staff to give him cash. But before his demand was granted, an off-duty police officer who was in the store noticed that something was going on and came to the rescue. Rough ended up being arrested. The judge was not impressed and gave the thief jail time for his crime.

Good Peruvian eats: People in London, England, who crave a bit of Peruvian cuisine would be wise to try out the bottomless brunch at Coya Mayfair, a  restaurant in the city’s West End. First, guests are greeted with colourful decor and the music of Peru, and then they are served the wonderful food. Dishes include crocantes and guacamole, which is freshly made right at the table, ceviche, and vegan options like grilled corn with lime and chilli butter.  People who attend this brunch need lots of free time, as it takes all afternoon to get through the many courses.

Quoteable Quotes

“I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”
~Michael Jordan

 

“The only real elegance is in the mind. If you’ve got that, the rest follows from it.”
~Diana Vreeland

What’s Happening

VISITORS DAY THURSDAY OCTOBER 29th - BUSINESS REFERRAL NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL

7 am, On ZOOM All Visitors Welcome! Call 289-968-9781 for details to register to attend at http://bit.ly/BNIChampagneVisitors

NOTE: Pre-registration is required.

October 30, 2020 -U-First! For Care Partners + Nov. 6 & tba

Online Event – 10 am to 12 noon.

U-First! is an innovative education program for all members of the care team who are supporting people with behaviour changes due to dementia or other cognitive impairment. This includes health care providers in a direct care role and care partners (family and friends). The U-First! Framework is a person-centred approach to looking at the whole person. 

 

U-First! for Care Partners is a 6 hours education program that will help you to build confidence and skills to: 

  • Enhance your well-being and that of the person you are supporting who is experiencing behaviour changes.
  • Reduce responsive behaviours by using the U-First! framework.
  • Improve collaboration among all team members through common knowledge, language and approach to care.

 

Participants are required to attend all 3 sessions.

 

www.alzheimerniagara.ca/online

October 31, 2020 - Spring 2020 Family/Parenting Expo & Mom 2 Mom Sale
Our Halloween event will provide families with a one-stop trick or treat event in addition to all the vendors and moms selling 2nd hand!
We are open to accepting a handful of select vendors and or moms who wish to sell 2nd hand.
** HUGE FAMILY FUN EVENT ** All Welcome to attend!
Join us for our Semi-annual Expo.
First 100 moms get an AMAZING goodie bag/treats. LOTS of wonderful vendors selling/promoting their family-friendly products or services as well as moms selling new or gently used baby, children’s or maternity items. MORE THAN 100 tables!
Stroller friendly 🙂 Wide aisles.
PAW PATROL will be in attendance several times throughout the day! Face Painting, Balloons, Inflatables, Silent Auction, Fundraising Bake Sale, Free Draws, Children’s Characters, Nursing Moms Area, Family Activities, Photo Opportunities, Refreshments & Beverages, Firetruck visit too. SOO many awesome things going on this day.
$3.00 admission Something for the whole family!!!
If you are looking for a successful Event; this is the one to be at. THOUSANDS ATTEND! This event is advertised all over the Niagara, Hamilton, Halton, Burlington, Brampton, Toronto, areas and beyond!
To have us send you information send us a message/pm on the Facebook page.

Looking forward to seeing YOU there! 

 

November 4, 2020 - Armchair Travel to Costa Rica!

Online Event – 10am-12 noon

Escape your everyday routine and enjoy a virtual tour of Costa Rica. Join us as we explore the sunny beaches and amazing rain forests. Seeing the vibrant colours and hearing the sound of the ocean waves, will do wonders for your mental health.

 

www.alzheimerniagara.ca/online

November 4, 2020 - “Old Salts” and Veterans Gathering - 1st Wed. of each month.

 

12noon-1:30pm

We are a small group of veterans in the Niagara Region. We come together once a month for the camaraderie, and the friendship with the telling of tall tales, great food, and drinks. Our group is called “Old Salts” and Veterans. Our members come from all ranks of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Airborne. We are made up of members from the UK, US, and Canada.

Every veteran is welcomed to our gatherings. We meet the first Wednesday of each month at the Sunset Grill, 300 Fourth Avenue St Catharines ON at 12 noon. Our group can be found on Facebook.

 

For info: Andrew Nicoll

cdncycler@yahoo.ca

November 4, 2020 - Young Onset Dementia Care Partner Group

7:30-8:30 pm

Online Event

The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region has launched a new program for care partners of people living with Young Onset Dementia (dementia diagnosed prior to age 65). This will be a facilitated group intended to connect people who are caring for a person living with Young Onset Dementia. The intent of the program is to offer a place where care partners of people living with Young Onset Dementia can access support and engage socially.

 

www.alzheimerniagara.ca/online

November 5, 2020 - ZOOM Practice Sessions

Online Event 10am-11am

Join us to test out your connection to the Zoom network and increase your comfort using the platform to connect with programs. 

Explore the features inside of Zoom including:

– Using the chatbox 

– Renaming your display name

– Turning your video on and off

– Mute and un-mute 

– Display options

 www.alzheimerniagara.ca/online

September 21-November 30: RAFFLE

Cbest@alzheimerniagara.ca

Alzheimer Society Of Niagara Region

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May 13-14, 2021: DigiMarCon Canada West 2021 - Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition

The Westin Bayshore Vancouver Hotel

1601 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver BC

 

May 20, 2021: Your Title Goes TECHSPO Toronto 2021 Technology Expo (Internet ~ Mobile ~ AdTech ~ MarTech ~ SaaS)Here
Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel

525 Bay St Toronto Ontario M5G 2L2 Canada, 525 Bay St

Trivia

1. What was the name of Don Quixote’s horse?

Rociante

2. The Temple of the Sun can be found in what country?

Peru

3. Forage crops are grown primarily for what?

Livestock

4. A tamale is traditionally cooked encased in what?

Corn Husk

5. In the world of finance, what is an IPO

Initial Public Offering

Games

Did You Know?

Monkey Business: The only wild monkey found in Europe is the macaque of  Gibraltar, off the southern coast of Spain. Macaques are thought to originally have come from Morocco. They can be a bit of a nuisance to the residents because they can be aggressive.

Mineral Man: A test that measures the hardness of minerals is the Mohs Hardness Test. On the Mohs Hardness Scale, talc is a one, quartz is a seven,  and diamond is a 10. The test is named after its German inventor, Friedrich Mohs.

Currencies: There are many currencies around the world, including the  Mexican peso, the Japanese yen, the lek in Albania, and the ruble in Belarus. In  Canada, it’s the Canadian dollar, and in the United States, people use the U.S.  dollar.

Space Travellers: In 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first person to travel to outer space. He rode the spacecraft Vostok 1. His countrywoman, Valentina Tereshkova, was the first woman to do so in 1963,  aboard Vostok 6.

Which Fat? Saturated fat in food isn’t healthy. It’s solid at room temperature and can raise blood cholesterol. Unsaturated fat is liquid at room temperature.  This type of fat can help lower cholesterol levels in the blood.

On the Lighter Side

Three states of age: youth, middle age, and “you’re looking fine!”

 

What did the CD Player say to the band leader? “Put me in coach, I’m ready to play”

 

Parent: “I’ve got to teach you the value of a dollar”

Child: “You have! That’s why I asked you to loan me 10”

 

What did Paul Revere say when he finished his famous ride?

“Whoa!”

 

Judge: “Are you guilty or not guilty?”

Defendant: “That’s for me to know and you to find out”

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