EBlast June 20, 2020
Updated: Jul 28, 2020
NEIGHBOUR DAY JUNE 20
Let’s celebrate our good neighbours! Call or visit YOUR neighbours safely and tell them how much you appreciate them. Thanks especially to those members who are displaying our OSA lawn signs!
SOUTH CALGARY MLAs TOWN HALL MEETING: REOPENING PLANS
June 24, 7–9 p.m.
Call 403-216-5421 to register for this session.
GETTING A HANDLE ON TECHNOLOGY
Technology opens the possibilities for connection, learning and fulfillment of basic needs. The pandemic has disrupted much of our normal routines and technology can keep us engaged in the things we love and the things we must do. From communicating with grandchildren to ordering groceries, technology can help. Oakridge Seniors Association is committed to bridging the digital divide for older adults.
We can help you use the Internet, connect to social programs via Zoom, and more! If you don’t have a computer, tablet, or Internet connection, we can help with obtaining these. Please phone Samantha at 403-801-7254.
COMPUTER / IT ACCESS Several members report very favourable experiences with this group of savvy young tech gurus who can help you one-on-one with technical and computer questions CyberSeniors.org
OAKRIDGE COMMUNITY GARDEN – READY TO GROW
OSA is a proud participant in the new Oakridge Community Garden, behind the Community Centre. See the OSA Latest News section for more information and photos.
This week’s update: Timber for 6 new raised beds was ordered, delivered on Thursday 11 June and beds fabricated and installed by Sunday 14 June. Three are now filled with soil and compost, with three more in progress.
Planting of all beds is expected over the next week, subject to final OCG discussions and decisions. Take a walk over and admire all the work this group of garden gurus has done.
CANADA DAY – JOIN OSA IN A CELEBRATION
OSA’s red and white decorated RV will tour the Oakridge neighborhood July 1st from 1-3 p.m. Join us to celebrate together. Look for details later in an email and on the OSA website.
MEMBER PROFILE -
Sonja Beierle, Artist Extraordinaire.
Sonja has painted and worked in a variety of other media throughout her life. In recent years, she has resumed a career in art and painting. She has become involved in painting groups and is expanding her horizons by taking classes with various artists. Initially her medium of choice was oil, and she has since broadened her skills to include acrylic, watercolor and mixed media.
Sonja presents a Zoom virtual art class on Mondays. Sign up on the OSA website to learn more.
OSA MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES!
OSA Membership is required to participate in activities and events with new ones coming soon! Fees have been waived for the current year (normally $10 per person). BUT if you renewed and paid already, your membership is extended for an extra year, until April 2022.
Please click here to visit the OSA webpage, then click on the OSA Member Sign Up link (top righthand side), and fill out the form so we can keep YOU in touch with all we have to offer now and in future.
Members enjoy reduced fees for live events (hopefully returning soon.) We are compiling discounts for members to receive special offers at local businesses or suppliers. And members get a vote in the affairs of OSA at the AGM.
BONUS Sign up as a new OSA member NOW and your name will be entered in a weekly prize draw. Also a special draw for the first 50 new members signed up, Oakridge community’s 50th year!
Note: Previous Member Renewal Gift Cards to invite new members to events are still valid.
JOIN OUR BOARD! Currently we need a SECRETARY to attend monthly board meetings, maintain our board correspondence and meeting Minutes. Please phone Samantha at 403-801-7254.
100 OSA LAWN SIGNS – POPPING UP EVERYWHERE! Monitors are placing and maintaining signs throughout Oakridge. Many of you have already done this! Thank you! We have now placed 32 signs. Please contact Ted Foster to get one on YOUR property email@example.com
PREFERRED SERVICE PROVIDERS – DETAILS COMING SOON
We’re looking for local and locally used businesses to recommend to members. Have a favorite renovator, plumber, painter, yard worker, pet sitter, dog walker etc.?? Send us your suggestions and we will check them out. Help your neighbours get things done around the house or yard. Contact Del Kobelsky at firstname.lastname@example.org
The secret to living well (Tibetan Proverb) Eat half - walk twice - laugh triple - love without measure Sheila Foster, OSA Marketing & Communications