July 25 2021
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Summer at last! It was a long fall, winter and spring but at last summer has arrived!

If you've been waiting for your next Covid vaccine and wondering about which one to take, here's an article that encourages you to think about Pfizer and Moderna as interchangeable.

And, here's a Government of Canada site that discusses life, after vaccination.

If you are planning to travel to the US soon, here's some info on how the border restrictions are changing as of July 1.

If you're in need of a visit to the hairdresser or barber, there's good news! Toronto malls and hair salons to open next week!

Last summer Henny created this lovely heron sculpture for a Senior's Residence in Burlington. Due to Covid, the residence couldn't accept the gift then, but recently they reopened to the pubic and
Henny was able to finally see the sculpture in its new home.

She mentioned that many of the residents were thrilled with the new addition to their garden.
In other news.....
Did you know your phone can be a potentially life-saving tool? Check out this article, especially the last part that outlines the way you can use your phone in an emergency.

Curbside drop-offs are back at Diabetes Canada! If you're looking to downsize or just generally clean up, you can schedule a pick up or find a curbside drop off to donate used items and clothing here

Raffle Winner!
Congratulations to Anna for winning the raffle in support of Acclaim Health's New Dementia Centre!

As you can see from the picture of Anna and Penny, it is a huge basket!

And thank you to everyone who so generously purchased raffle tickets. Because of you we were able to provide Acclaim Health with a cheque for $720, which will be doubled, thanks to generous donors who have offered to double every donation received by Acclaim until September.

Thank you!!

Recipe of the Week
Strawberry Fool!
It's strawberry season! Do you have a favourite strawberry recipe you'd like to share? Just send us an email at widowedfriendsltd@gmail.com and let us know your favourite and we'll put in the newsletter next week for everyone else to enjoy!

Ingredients:
3 cups (750 mL) sliced Ontario Strawberries, divided
3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (125 mL) whipping cream, whipped
2 tbsp (25 mL) orange liqueur or orange juice concentrate
Directions
Crush 2 cups (500 mL) strawberries with sugar in a food processor or blender container, leaving some large fruit pieces.

Fold berries carefully into whipped cream to leave streaks of berries visible.

Layer strawberry-cream mixture with remaining 1 cup (250 mL) slice strawberries in 4 parfait or wine glasses. Drizzle with liqueur or orange juice concentrate. Garnish each serving with a whole strawberry.

Variation:
Low Calorie Strawberry Fool - Replace whipping cream with 1 cup (250 mL) low-fat plain yogurt for fewer calories.
Events!
Loss Workshop with Dr. Flavia Ceschin today!

Dr. Ceschin returns for another session focusing on life after loss, loneliness and Covid at 1pm.
Royal Scandals!
Gossip, intrigue, love affairs, clandestine meetings, mystery children . . . secrets shared and confidences broken—it’s all in a day’s work for the royals!

Some royal scandals were just juicy tittle-tattling or passing fancies–but some were real ‘game changers’ and altered the course of history.

Tiptoe around the European courts for an hour with Lianne Harris on July 9th at 3:30pm, and uncover the true scandals that really did change history.

Save the Date!!! Lianne returns Friday August 13th for Superstitions!!
Zoom Event Calendar
JUNE

Friday June 25th 1:00 pm - Loss Workshop with Dr. Flavia Ceschin (see details above!)

Sunday June 27th 1:00 pm -It's National Ice Cream Cake Day! Join us for ice cream history, trivia and fun!!

Tuesday June 29th 2:00 pm - Social and Who Am I Quiz

Wednesday June 30th 6:00pm Bring a glass of wine or cup of tea for a social with an entertainment/movie quiz and a quiz of your own if you would like to share!

JULY

Thursday July 1st Happy Canada Day!! We will still hold our usual Loss and Grief sessions at 2pm.
Thursday July 1st This week we will move bingo to 3:30pm in case anyone has Canada Day plans later!!

Sunday July 4th 1pm - Travel Quiz day and chat! Tell us about your favourite trip and why you loved it!

Tuesday July 6th 2pm Social and Who Am I Quiz

Wednesday July 7th 6pm Bring a glass of wine or cup of tea for a social with an entertainment/movie quiz or a quiz of your own if you would like to share!

Thursday July 8th 24th 2:00pm Chat about Loss & Grief -Join us for a discussion of the grief journey and steps we can take to support one another.
Thursday July 8th 4:30 pm - Bingo! Join us for an hour of virtual bingo. Let us know if you would like us to email or mail bingo sheets to you and bring your own dabbers or markers.

Friday July 9th 3:30pm Join us for Lianne Harris and Royal Scandals

Sunday July 11th 1:00 pm Travel Sunday

Tuesday July 13th 2pm Social and Who Am I Quiz

Wednesday July 14th 6pm Bring a glass of wine or cup of tea for a social with an entertainment/movie quiz or a quiz of your own if you would like to share!

Thursday July 15th 2:00pm Chat about Loss & Grief -Join us for a discussion of the grief journey and steps we can take to support one another.
Thursday July 15th 4:30 pm - Bingo! Join us for an hour of virtual bingo. Let us know if you would like us to email or mail bingo sheets to you and bring your own dabbers or markers.

Sunday July 18th 1:00 pm Travel Sunday

Please let Penny know at widowedfriendsltd@gmail.com if you'd like to be added to the attendee list for any of these Zooms or if you have any questions! Penny sends out the link the day of the zoom, if you don't have it before noon, please contact her and she'll send the link to you. All games are just for fun, no pressure!

Join us July 1st at 3:30pm for a Canada Day game! Please email us at widowedfriendsltd@gmail.com and we'll add you to the group. 

Winners from the June 24th game include:
Game 1: Sandra
Game 2: Anna
Game 3: Sushma
Game 4: Joanna
Game 5: Pauline
Game 6: Sushma
Game 7: Anna, Pauline

We are drawing a monthly prize from all the bingo game winners of the month's 4 sessions. Since a prize is offered, we ask members to use a dabber (or thick marker) for verification of each game. Widowed Friends has some dabbers available to give out during the lockdown. If you need a dabber or more bingo cards, please let us know at widowedfriendsltd@gmail.com.
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