Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
34 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, February 15, 1975 Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: Please help a group of sincere, con- scientious young people who are being taken advantage of. I refer to the babysitters across the country. Here are our major com- plaints each and every one out of my own experience and there are more like me. 1. Wages. We know times are hard. But inflation has hit us the same as everyone else. A dollar doesn't' buy what it once did. Instead of getting raises, we are asked to take cuts because "money is tight." If people can spend money to go out, they should be able to pay a sitter. 2. Not getting paid. Sometimes they say, "We'll pay you next and then they "forget." The girl hates to ask for it, so she has work- 'ed a whole evening for nothing, j 3. Late, late hours. They say they'll be home at a certain time, and come in three hours later. This makes it ba'd when you have school the next day. 4. Adding other people's children to the job. I've had as many as four extra kids to sit for which means extra work.' No additional pay, of course. 5. Last-minute can- cellations: After having refused two other dates, I've been cancelled with half an hour's notice. This costs me money. 6. Maid Service expected. Some people ask if you'd mind doing a few dishes, and when F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL SmAve. A and 13th ST. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. S Cardi for 1.00 or Each Thrae 7 Number Games JACKPOT Free Games and Free Cards DOOR PRIZE Gold cards pay double money Mrniiniirieulilltind CASH BINGO TOWGHT, SATURDAY O'CLOCK HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HAIL Hiry Slitrill pill 2-7 Nntat jKktlll JACKPOTS NOW AND 5 Canto for or IKh (Lociled to No. 1 Firahall) GOT ANY GOOD ADVICE LATtLY? When you have a problem or a decision to make, isn't it amazing how many people know exactly what you should do about It. And. isn't it amazing how different their solu- lions are! Everyone has a different answer, and those answers might work (or them hut they probably woa'l for you. Remember THE BEST ADVICE COMES FROM WITHIN. The Centre for Personal and Community Devel- opment provides PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT programs to help you decide what's best for you. 0 0 For further information W C all 327-5724 "It's your life live it YOUR PSS director hopes for 'home-help' expansion Program helps retain seniors' independence you go into the kitchen every dish and pot and pan in the house is in the sink. 7. Some people come from a party cockeyed drunk and we have to let them drive us home. Thanks, Ann, for your help. Babysitters Anonymous Dear Babysitters: I have dealt with various aspects of your problems, but now that you have listed several com- plaints, I'll deal with them all at once, and I hope you girls out there will clip this column and use it as a guide. Most of your problems result from your failure to es- tablish guidelines and stick to them. If a girl takes her job seriously she should have, in advance, an understanding with her boss on all the issues raised in your letter. If the woman does not live up to her word, the girl should not sit for her again. 1. Wages. Establish your fee and stick to it. 2. If you do not get paid the night you sit, remind the woman the next time she calls that you didn't get paid for last time and that you'll be ex- pecting double money, so please have both fees ready. 3. If the couple' comes in "three hours late" on a school night more than twice, don't sit for them again. They are not reliable people. 4. Make it plain when you talk price that the fee includes her children only and extra children mean extra money. 5. Have an understanding in advance that unless you get three days notice for a weekend cancellation, the woman will have to pay you half of a normal night's sitting fee. 6. If you don't want to do dishes, say so. Tell her you have homework to do which of course you have. 7. Never get into a car with anyone who is "cockeyed drunk." Phone your parents or take a taxi and inform the people that the taxi is on them. By KATHIE MacLEAN Herald Staff Writer It's not easy giving up a home after 30 to 40 years. Such a move is a common apprehension among many senior citizens who find they can no longer care for their own households. John Boon, preventive social services director for the Barons Eureka Health Unit, says many senior citizens "refuse to move into institutions, quite often at the detriment of themselves." To assist those who want to stay in their own homes, a home help program has been im- plemented in Taber and Coaldale. Mr. Boon says the program got under way in May, 1974, primari- ly in Taber and Coaldale, but he hopes to see it expand throughout the nine municipalities of the Barons Eureka Health Unit. Mr. Boon has researched all the municipalities and has approached the town councils. "So far, all have expressed an in- terest." The program started with only a few clients in each of the two towns and "in less than a year, we had 40 people receiving our assistance." Mr. Boon explains the program operates on a simple basis: women are sent out to houseclean, cook, run errands or help out in anyway to keep the home going. "Home helpers go out according to the needs of the family and individual." He stresses that heavy seasonal cleaning is definitely out of the question. Mr. Boon says the home help .program is not to be confused with the homemaker service, which is another preventive social services program, funded jointly by the municipal and provincial governments. "There is a great similarity between the two programs, but the difference is this: the home help program doesn't provide services all day, everyday, as does the homemaker program. Home help services are provid- ed twice a week or when he says. He adds that homemaker ser- vices can be used to msximurn of three months while the home help program is unlimited. "Because the program is new, all-services and plans are in the embryonic stages." He says there are senior citizens in the health unit's area and the potential of the home help program, given present staffing, is at least 100 people or families. Mr. Boon says a nominal fee is charged for the home help ser- vice, set according to the in- dividual's ability to pay. "It's amazing to see senior citizens taking great pride in paying their bill." He emphasizes the success of the program is largely dependent on the workers. "This work re- quires dedicated people because usually the pay is not that great." To one woman in Taber, the home help service is the "se- cond best thing that has ever happened." Ruby Krinzke says she was getting so she couldn't mop her floors properly anymore, couldn't do her washing or a number of other household chores. "It was getting to the point where I was going to have to move to a home. But this service is the most wonderful she claims. Mrs. Krinzke, who is confined to a walker because of arthritis, is a woman of many hobbies and crafts, and felt she would have to give them up if she moved in to a home. "Besides, I like to be around younger people (in the rather than older people." She has been receiving her old age pension for a year now and can only say she is "thankful' for the home help she has been receiving for the last six months. Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Baker of Coaldale receiving home help since last August. And she is another who says the assistance is "just wonderful." Since she was afflicted with ill health late last spring, she has found it difficult to keep up with the household chores. "A woman comes in every two weeks and does whatever she [eels is needed." Woman dragster makes it big at race track By VEDA FEDERIGHI SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The time Judy Lilly blew two front tires at 130 miles an hour, all she can remember is being mad. i The screech of metal on as- phalt had barely stopped, the dirty burnt-rubber smoke hadn't cleared, and Judy was out of the car, slipping on the spilled oil, kicking what was left of the tires. "I don't remember doing she recalled with a laugh. "But somebody took my pic- ture and it made all the pa- pers." That's not surprising. Judy Lilly makes good newspaper copy. Voted Super Stock Driver of Man and beast coiffure Seen at Olympia Lon- don this week at the opening of the Crufts dog show back view and front view of the hair styles by Bonzo, champion Afghan hound called Champion Mar- quis of the Anzani with his handler Andrew Jar- vis. They both came from Sunderland. THE BETTER HALF WHAT TO DO AFTER THE GAMES? There are hundreds of elderty and infirm person! in Lethbrid0e who have greal difficulty in performing those day-to-day tasks, and chores thai most of us granted. If many of these people don't receive physical assistance with such things as household and personal care their chances of remaining in their own homes are diminshed and their chancel of ending.their daya in some farm of institution are increased. It is the absence of less dramatic social and physical amenities that depress the quality of private life for ihe elderly. Can you spare one hour per week or more to help? If YES, then please complete the following questionnaire and mail it to the address shown. After the Jeux Canada Games I wish to volunteer starting at ..................a.m.......'........... p.m. MON D THU D SUN D on TUE D FRI D WED D SAT D every............ to help elderly and infirm people In Lethbridge. I would be willing and able to undertake the following tasks: PERSONAL CARE AND FRIENDLY VISITING D Hairdressing PJ Grooming D Washing clothes O Washing linen D Home Maintenance D Cleaning walls and ceilings D Cleaning stoves and cupboards D Cleaning and replacing windows D Vacuuming and dusting D Household repairs D Washing and waxing floors D Yardwork D Snow removal D Raking leaves D Cutting lawns D Digging gardens D Cleaning eaves D Fence repairs D Transportation D AGE (name) (address) (telephone) MAIL TO: HOME HELP C.P.C.D. 1120 7th Ave. South Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 1K5 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL: 327-5725 By Barnes "Perhaps the thing you don't like'about it is the drip in the bucket seat." UKRAINIAN GREEK ORTHODOX Door Priie-Free Cerdi-25t each or 5 Cards NO ONE UNDER YEAflS OP AQE ALLOWED TO PLAY CANADA WINTER GAMES CHILD CARE SERVICE At The 604 8th St. S LET THE "Y" TAKE CARE OF THE CHILDREN While you enjoy The Games! Phone 327-2284 Community calendar The Women's Auxiliary to the Lethbridge Municipal Hospital will hold its regular meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the lounge at the nurses' residence. Southminster square dance learners group will dance at 8 p.m. Monday in Southminster Hall. The general meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary No. 58 of the Army, Navy and Aifforce Veterans will be held at 8 p.m. Monday in the clubrooms. 1975 memberships are now payable. Members are urged to attend. The Whirl-A-Ways will square and round dance at 8 p.m. Monday in the Moose Hall, 1234 3rd Ave. N. AH square dancers welcome. Women are asked to bring a box lunch. The regular meeting of the Lethbridge Auxiliary to Shrine Hospitals for Crippled Children will be held at p.m. Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Roy Sprinkle, 2168 9th Ave. B S. An open house celebration will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Mickey of Wilson Siding in the honor of Teresa Hickey, on the occasion of her 90th birthday. The regular monthly meeting of the 1914 -1918 War Veterans Association will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Legion Memorial Hall. Enter- tainment and lunch. The Ladies Aid of St. Peter's and St. Paul's Greek Catholic Church will hold the regular meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the parish hall. Hostesses will be Stella Ferenz, and Mary Ferenz. Roll call will be a can of soup. The Ladies of the Pem- mican Club will hold the regular whist party at p.m. Tuesday in the clubrooms, 9th Street and 5th Avenue S. Everyone welcome. Lunch and cash prizes. the Year by readers of Car Craft magazine, she has made it big in drag racing, where the idea is to drive her souped- up stock car as fast as she can in a quarter-mile ac- celeration test. Her top speed is 138 m.p.h., 9.9 seconds from standing start to finish feet later. There's nothing like it, she said. "Sitting in the car, you're subject to two Gs force off the line. Driving is like sit- ting on a bowl of jelly. And there's nothing like the thrill of hanging in there and know- ing any minute you could lose it." But the petite, 112-pound driver hasn't lost it much. Her biography lists a string of vic- tories since she began racing in 1961. At first, even competing was rough. "There was al- ways someone hanging on the fence, waiting for me to make mistakes." Because she was con- centrating so hard on not mak- ing mistakes, she said, she didn't make many. "But still for years so many people would remember that one time 1 missed a gear, and not the way I was winning a lot of races." A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., Judy has been interested in cars since she was a teen- ager. "I was always good at sports, and liked racing. And I knew if I was going to do something, I had to do it well. So 1 started learning and, lit- tle by little, I learned to do it' well." Although Judy there are a couple of thou- sand women who race on weekends, only two or three race professionally. "There would be a lot of good women racing drivers but they just don't take it as seriously as they should." Judy drives the 40-foot truck: containing her car and an austere bunk more than miles every year, competing in races throughout the country. She said the worst part of the life is "being alone a lot, the hours and days on your own." "Sometimes, when I stop at a truck stop along the way, the first person who talks to me gets quite an enthusiastic reply, I'm so anxious for a lit- tle conversation." But at every race there are hundreds of people she knows, most especially her husband, Dennis Maurer, who is also her chief mechanic. During the week he works for an auto dealership near their home in Golden, Colo., but on week- ends he flies to whatever race Judy is in. Judy said her philosophy is "to shoot for the stars, expect nothing and be happy with what you get." HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services NMd Clothing, Furniture, Toyi, Household Effecti CALL 321-2900 FOR PICK-UP SERVICE or LEAVE AT 412 1st AVE. S. SERENA ALBERTA (Sirvici for thi Digulition of Nitility) SERENA is a family planning information service which has specialized in the use of the SYMPTO-THERMAL GRAPH as a means of identifying the fertile and infertile phases of the cycle, regardless of the length. With the knowledge of where they are in the cycle, couples can plan or avoid pregnancy as desired without interfering with natural processes. If you desire to learn more about this natural effective means of family planning you are invited to a detailed explanation by a SERENA teacher-couple who will be in Lethbridge at the Catholic Education Centre Corner ol 6th Ave. A 18th St. South Sunday ANHHMR, Fttnury 16 it p.m. Celebrate 40th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Johan Konynenbelt will be cele- brating their 40th anniversary on February 21, 1975. Their children cordially invite you to an Open House in their honor Saturday, February to p.m. at the Immanuel Christian School Auditorium, Stafford Drive and 6th Ave. North, Lethbridge. No gifts by request.