TORONTO, February 21, 2019 – Floor meetings start next week! These provide tenants with timely information on various Bracondale issues. Our agenda is as follows:
- Pest Control
- Riser Project
- Building Security
- Noise in the hallways
- Ramp accessibility in streetcars
- Program Update
- Closing Video
The dates for the meetings are:
1 & 2 & 3rd Floors: Wednesday, February 27th – 3:00 p.m.
4 & 5 Floors: Wednesday, March 6th – 3:00 p.m.
6 & 7th Floors: Wednesday, March 13th – 3:00 p.m
There is also a possibility of an evening meeting, Monday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. The evening meeting will happen if 10 people sign up.
Our Holistic Wellness program prides ourself on one’s social, physical and mental wellbeing. The recent edition of the Canada Food Guide is one that clients should consider when creating a holistic lifestyle.
Here are some highlights of the new guide:
- Be mindful of eating habits
- Cook more often
- Enjoy your food
- Eat meals with others
- Use food labels
- Limit foods high in sodium, sugars or saturated fat
- Be aware of food marketing
What are your thoughts on the new food guide?
This Thursday, we will be showing Granny Penny’s Great Adventure. It will be presented by the Smile Theatre. The play will be shown at 2:00 p.m. in the lower level. Please read the following synopsis of the play:
Penelope has decided to go on an odyssey. Despite her advanced age and the warnings of her friends and family, she sets out of a journey, to do the things she has been waiting all her entire life to do. What happens on her voyage of discovery is unlike anything she expected, and not only does she change her own life, but she changes the lives of everyone she meets along the way. “Granny Penny” may never have seemed like a woman who would start breaking rules, but once she is free, nothing will ever be the same again.
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This fall, why not partake in the many activities that we offer in partnership with Senior Adult Services (SAS)?
On September 13, 2018, we had our open house to showcase the new activities that will be hosting alongside Senior Adult Services (SAS).
In the past year, our government funders have informed us that they are reviewing the financial support that they provide to Bracondale. When providing activities or services, government funders request that recipients of funding form partnerships with other organizations. To maintain our funding, we realized that we would have to find a partner to jointly provide activities and services. Through a partnership, Bracondale will be able to increase participation levels and offer a wider range of activities for our senior community.
Unexpectedly in the summer, Seniors Adult Services in the Annex (SAS) approached Bracondale about moving their programs here. SAS received a termination notice from Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) in the Senator Croll building. After careful consideration, we decided that this partnership with SAS would be an exciting opportunity. We are now working together to provide exciting new activities at Bracondale starting on September 17th.
Our agreement with SAS means that all Bracondale residents can attend all of their activities for FREE except the Osteoporosis Fitness class which is $65.00 per 13- week session. Bracondale’s yoga class will be free for all residents and SAS members.
We hope that many of you will come out to participate in the activities that SAS is bringing to Bracondale. The following is a list of SAS’s activities that Bracondale will host:
Tai Chi Latin Quarter Luncheon People & Current Events
Gentle Fitness ESL – Engl. /Spanish Conv. Gentle Yoga
Art Instruction Stretch and Relax Functional Fitness
Duplicate Bridge Dancercise Zumba
Friday Seniors Club for Spanish speaking seniors
We will continue to provide your favourite activities such as afternoon teas, shopping service, day trips, computer classes, yoga and the fall prevention classes.
Information booklets, calendars and pamphlets with programming information can be picked up at the Front Desk.
All of these activities will:
Keep you physically active
Give you more activities to enjoy during the day
Provide you with opportunities to meet new friends
Offer new ways to have fun and learn new skills
Participate in a class that matches your physical ability
Classes started on Monday, September 17th. We welcome everyone to participate in the new classes. Once again, all activities with the exception of the Osteoporosis classes are free.
If you have any questions, please speak to us in the office.
All my best,
Our BBQ was great! We had a great turnout, filled with delicious food. We also drew the prizes from our raffle. We want to thank our staff, volunteers and tenants who made this day a phenomenal success!
We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the Toronto Challenge. In total, we had 27 walkers (29 registered walkers) on Sunday! After, we enjoyed some pizza and took some pictures. There is still time to donate! All funds raised go to the programs and activities we have at Bracondale. We look forward to next year’s challenge!
We want to thank Andrea Valentini and Doreen Vanini who solicited prizes for the raffle. With their help, we were able to get 25 prizes from local businesses. As a result, we raised $830.00 for our raffle!
In total, we collected over $7,757.00 dollars!
We also want to thank our top fundraiser, Aurora Milla who raised $610.00 dollars for The Toronto Challenge.
We look forward to raising even more money next year!