SENIORS ZONE
Seniors are our most important link to history.  The knowledge Seniors have
learned, the lessons they teach and their contributions to the community makes
them amongst our best citizens.  Seniors deserve dignity and respect.

Unfortunately some people treat Seniors badly and your friends at the
Gananoque Police Service would like the community to be aware of issues that
affect Seniors.

We want Seniors, their families, care givers and institutions to know if they have
a concern, the Gananoque Police are here to help.

Seniors should never live in fear and if someone crosses the line, we want to
know.  If you know of any Senior being abused, please contact us.

We hope you find the information helpful and if you have any suggestions,
please don't hesitate to let us know.
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The Seniors Canada Website is
Operated by the Canadian Government
Safely Home is a service of the Alzheimer Society.
If you have alzheimers, please register or if you
know someone who has alzheimers, please take
the time to speak with them and register them.

Safely Home home is a national database to assist
police and emergency services in finding people
who wander away from their residence.
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Whether you’re saving for retirement, living on a fixed income, or just looking for new ways to be smart about
how you spend your money, consider the many ways that you can trim your entertainment budget and actually
increase your fun.

Here are 10 Great Idea's:

Gallery openings and art walks – Attend art gallery openings, which usually include wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a
chance to meet the artists and gallery owners. Many communities also host monthly “art walks,” which allow
you to join other art lovers to tour a number of local galleries on the same evening.

Open mic nights – Check out local coffee houses and pubs that regularly provide an open microphone and
performance venue to amateur and aspiring musicians. It’s a great way to support local artists and to hear
some of the freshest sounds around—or maybe even sign up and join in the fun.

Free nights at museums – Many museums offer free admission at least one night each week. Same art, same
exhibits, but no admission fee.

Volunteer to usher – Many professional theater, opera and dance companies use volunteer ushers to help
stretch tight budgets. For passing out programs and helping the paying customers find their seats, you will
receive free admission to the performance, an inside look at what happens before the curtain goes up, and
the opportunity to provide hands-on support to a dynamic arts organization in your community.

Literary readings – When authors go on tour to promote their books, they may be heading to a bookstore near
you. Check your local newspaper and public library for information about upcoming readings, where you’ll
have a chance to meet the authors and sample their new work.

Free lectures and community events – Colleges and universities, especially those that receive public funding,
are great community resources that offer a wide range of events and services at little or no cost. Community
and nonprofit organizations also host many free events and activities. Check libraries, newspaper listings, and
neighborhood bulletin boards for schedules.

Free lunchtime concerts – During nice weather, many communities offer free lunchtime concerts in pleasant
locations where there is a high concentration of office workers and a lot of pedestrian traffic. Pack a picnic or
a brown bag lunch, grab a friend, and tap your feet to some good music while you enjoy the sunshine and the
energy of the city.

Join a book club or discussion group – Whether you organize your own with a small group of friends, discover
an established group through your local library or bookstore, or plug into a national movement like the
Socrates cafés (whose members use the Socratic method to discuss important life issues), book clubs and
discussion groups offer a great way to exchange ideas and gain new insights.

Be a tourist at home – We all establish routines and patterns, get into ruts, and eventually see only a narrow
slice of our own community. Make a conscious effort to step off your usual path, and take a day to explore a
neighborhood or nearby attraction that you have never visited or haven’t seen lately.

Go to the library – Still the single greatest resource in almost any community, the public library offers a rich
collection of books and magazines, research and reference materials, and free Internet access. Whether you
just drop in to check out a book you can read on the bus, attend a public meeting about a critical local issue, or
spend a rainy afternoon surfing the Web, your local library is a great place to find free entertainment.
Some Great Entertainment Idea's
Great Resources for Seniors
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SAIL is a community support agency providing services like Meals on Wheels,
Escorted Transportation, Congregate Dining, Friendly Visiting, Security and
Reassurance and Foot Care to clients living in the Townships of Front of Yonge,
Leeds and the Thousand Islands and the Town of Gananoque.