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1 Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin Newsletter February 2016 Inside this Issue Upcoming Events Announcements Page 2 Page 3 What s Happening at ILSM Page 4 Corey is working on his reading and writing skills with Jo-Anne. Health & Lifestyle Page 5 Centre Information Page 6 1

2 Announcements Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin is offering computer training in: Basic computer skills Using Microsoft Products (Word, Excel, etc.) Creating a budget Job searching skills Writing resumes and cover letters Identifying online fraud Looking for sales online Using and attachments Using web search Designing and Printing thank you cards. And more This program is open to everyone for more information please call Joël Renaud at (705) ext. 203 or Vie Autonome Sudbury Manitoulin offre un programme de formation en informatique dans les domaines suivant : Compétence informatique de base Utilisé les produit Microsoft (Word, Excel, etc.) Créer un budget Cherché un emploi en ligne Écrire un résume et une lettre d'accompagnement Identifié la fraude en ligne Trouvé des ventes en ligne Utilisé un courriel et des attachements Faire des recherches en ligne Créer des cartes de remerciement Et plus. Ce programme est ouvert à tous, pour plus d information contacté Joël Renaud au (705) ext. 203 ou par courriel 2 2

3 Announcements Board Members Wanted Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin is looking for board members with skills in the following areas: Accounting; Business, and Fundraising. The board member positions are unpaid. If interested, please contact Rob DiMeglio at (705) x.210 or Membership Card Please remember to renew your membership. Unsure if it s up-to-date? Call us at ext. 202 to ask. Memberships are only $20, that s $1.65 a month! Fill out this form and either , mail or fax it to us Name Address Apt. # City Prov. Postal Code Phone Number Cell Phone Birthday Health Concerns Emergency Contact Phone Number Relationship Method of payment: Mastercard Visa Cheque Cash Card # / / / Exp. Date / Name appearing on Credit Card Please make cheques payable to Independent Living Resource Centre Corp. Fax: Mail: 125 Durham Street Sudbury, ON P3E 3M9 3

4 What is happening at ILSM? Want to Learn How to Cook? Want to learn how to cook? Already know how to cook and you want to learn new recipes? If yes, join Cooking 101, a new program at Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin, starting on February 4th and ending on March 31st. This new program is run by Bianca, our new cook. Bianca, a registered personal support worker, has a wide range of cooking experience and is very excited to be taking over the meal program at Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin. Bianca is hoping to teach members how to cook nutritious and budget-conscious meals which promote a healthy lifestyle. If you join Cooking 101, you will learn how to cook a variety of healthy and tasty meals, including some international dishes such as chicken curry. Space is limited to 12 participants, so if you are interested, please sign-up with Bianca or at the front desk. The February dates and meals for the Cooking 101 workshops are as follows: February 4th Cajun Jambalaya Gumbo February 12th Italian Pesto Chicken Florentine and Caesar Salad February 18th Greek Salad, Greek Penne and Chicken February 26th English Leg of Lamb and Yorkshire Pudding 4

5 Health & Lifestyle Keeping your Heart Healthy February is Heart Month at the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and it is their campaign to alert Canadians to the risks of heart disease and stroke. In Canada, heart disease and stroke are serious diseases that take one life every 7 minutes. On February 11th at 1:30 pm at Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin, The Heart and Stroke Foundation will be offering an information session on the Heart and Stroke Foundation s Heart Month campaign and the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle. The Heart and Stroke Foundation suggests a number of steps that you can take to reduce your risks of heart disease and stroke. A great way to lower your risk of heart disease and stroke is to quit smoking. When you quit smoking, your risk of having a heart attack is cut in half. Another way to keep your heart healthy is to eat a healthy diet an exercise on a daily basis. Keeping active throughout the day and following the Canadian Food Guide are great ways to live a healthy lifestyle. Lastly, managing your cholesterol levels and blood pressure is another way to reduce your risk of heart disease ad stroke. Take-a-Break Snack Mix Ingredients non-stick cooking spray 1/4 cup sliced, unsalted, unoiled almonds 1 Tbsp. light brown sugar 2 tsp. water 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg 2 cup whole-grain oat cereal 2 cup whole-grain wheat and bran flakes with raisins 1/2 cup unsweetened, dried cranberries 1/2 cup unsweetened, dried blueberries Directions 1. Put a piece of aluminum foil about 12 inches square on a baking sheet. Lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside. 2. In a small skillet, roast the almonds over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly golden brown, stirring occasionally. 3. Stir in the brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the liquid has evaporated and the almonds are coated with the mixture, stirring constantly. Transfer to the foil. Let cool completely, 15 to 20 minutes. 4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the rest of the ingredients. 5. Add the cooled almonds to the cereal mixture, stirring occasionally. Store in a container for up to 7 days. Source: 5

6 Hours of Operation Monday to Saturday 9AM - 4:30PM Tel Fax TTY Thank you to our sponsors Rob DiMeglio Executive Director Ext. 210 Renald Casavant Adaptive Sports Coordinator Ext. 211 Melissa Marie Matthieu Direct Funding Administrator Ext: 202 Daniel Scott Adaptive Technology Computer Trainer Ext: 207 Michelle Paquette Workshop/Administration Coordinator Ext: 200 Leah Shebeski Marketing Coordinator Ext: 204 Joel Renaud Computer Trainer Ext: 203 Law Office of Craig Ticalo Sarah Dupuis Researcher Ext: 213 Robert Pankiw Network Specialist Ext: 215 Durham Street Sudbury, ON P3E 3M9 6