Category: Senior Activities

Senior Cooking Corner: New Year’s Menu

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Smile Senior Care wants to help you welcome in the New Year with a traditional meal of Hoppin’ John and Collard Greens!  It is said to bring good luck and prosperity to the new year.  It doesn’t hurt that they are delicious, too. Hoppin’ John 1/3 pound bacon, or 1 ham hock plus 2 Tbsp Read more…

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Crafty Seniors: Winter Hats!

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Smile Senior Care wants you to stay warm on winter nights out.  Why not make one of these cute hats to keep you cozy?  You can even make matching hats for the whole family. Chunky Beret Pattern Knitting Needle Size: 4 or 3.5 mm, 8 or 5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs) Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Read more…

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Brain Teaser #16

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One day, a man, John, was shopping in Stuff-Mart looking for a curling iron for his wife Jules. As he looked around he decided to begin reading the signs above the aisles to see if he could find any clue as to where the curling irons might be located. When he looked up at one Read more…

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Senior Cooking Corner: Potato Latkes

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Smile Senior Care would like for you to try another traditional holiday meal, potato latkes.  They make a delicious addition to any holiday meal.  Remember, potatoes are packed with a healthy dose of potassium! Ingredients 3 1/2 cups shredded peeled baking potatoes 1 1/4 cups grated onion 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 1/2 teaspoon kosher Read more…

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Crafty Seniors: Gingerbread House

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What could be better for a grandkid, making crafts that smell so good!  Smile Senior Care suggests making delicious gingerbread houses full of gumdrops and candy canes.  Here’s a few ideas to get you started. How to Make a Gingerbread House Add to shopping list INGREDIENTS 6 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Read more…

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Brain Teaser #15

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Inspector Will was taking a look at the soaked cell phone of the victim, Mr. Johns, which he took from his belt. The old man’s friends were all living in the same old house. They built it together, and they were going to spend their last days together in it. But today Mr. Johns was Read more…

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Senior Cooking Corner: Gingerbread Men!

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What would the holidays be without gingerbread men!  Smile Senior Care has found a delicious recipe for you to make with your home care aide or the grandchildren for a family gathering.  Pair it with a nice spiced apple cider or a hot cup of cocoa. Ingredients Cookies: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (about 10 ounces) $ Read more…

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Crafty Seniors: Christmas Stockings

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Smile Senior Care wants you to be prepared for Santa’s trip down the chimney.  Get started on these stockings so that he can leave you plenty of treats this year. Abbreviations: beg = begin(ning) CC = contrasting colour cm = centimetre(s) dec = decrease(s)(d)(ing) g = gram(s) in(s) = inch(es) inc = increase(s)(d)(ing) k = Read more…

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Brain Teaser #14

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“I don’t know how to tell you this, but, um, the safe has been robbed. The diamonds are gone.” “What!?” The police chief shouted. “You mean the safe that you’ve been guarding carefully?” “That’s the one.” “But we checked every single space in the building in which a human being could possibly hide, it was Read more…

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Crafty Seniors: Make a Tea Cup Cozy

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Smile Senior Care enjoys a cup of nice hot tea on a cold winter night.  Why not make this cute tea cozy to keep that cup hot until you are ready for it? Materials ● 16 x 20in. (40 x 50cm) piece of green polka dot fabric ● 16 x 24in. (40 x 60cm) each Read more…

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