Most Seniors want to stay active and engaged in their life and the pursuits that they enjoy. What is of concern to them is how they relate to their community. It becomes too easy to be relegated or to set oneself aside once we hit that magic ‘retirement’ age. We are there, so we often tell ourselves to just grin and bear it. What still is of concern to us, however, is that we cannot let go of the thought that we are still an important part of our community.

One of the key ingredients

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It is officially summer! The sun is shining and bringing the heat! We hope that you are enjoying the outdoors with family and friends and participating in the many activities that summer has to offer. Whether you are working in your garden, having a backyard BBQ or laying poolside, too much time in the sun can lead to problems like sunburn and dehydration. Please stay hydrated and protect yourself by wearing appropriate clothing and applying sunscreen!

You may be able to escape the heat by sitti

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Do you find yourself being nostalgic around celebrations such as Father’s Day? Many of us hove lost our father’s years ago but a random day or a day such as Father’s Day can lead us to take a stroll down memory lane. According to an article by John Tierney written a few years ago, “nostalgia has been shown to counteract loneliness, boredom and anxiety,” he writes, citing research. “It makes people more generous to strangers and more tolerant of outsiders. Coup

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We are very pleased to have our amazing Canada Summer Job Student from last summer, Mackenzie Andrews, join us again at Seniors Outreach this year! Mackenzie has recently completed her second year of nursing at Red Deer College, or to quote Mackenzie, “I’m half a nurse!”. Our volunteers, staff and clients were so impressed by Mackenzie’s work ethic, caring demeanor and the enthusiasm she brought to our program last summer, we are so lucky to have her back with us again! W

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