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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National Volunteer Week first was established in Canada in 1943. Women’s Voluntary Services in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver organized events to highlight the contributions women made to war efforts on the home front. In the 1960’s, volunteer week was revived to include all community volunteers. By the 70’s and 80’s, this week grew to include local volunteer centres. In 1990, the third week in April was proclaimed as National Volunteer week all across Canada a

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I’m turning 65 in the next year. What do I do? That is a question that often comes up at Seniors Outreach during our office hours throughout Kneehill County. I’m sure it is constantly asked across this province. As we are aware, from 2011 to 2031, the Baby Boomer generation is retiring and what a retirement it will be. As of 2011 we had in the neighborhood of 450,000 seniors in Alberta. By 2031 the best estimate is that we will be in the range of 1,000,000 seniors. What a jump! So th

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As one joins the ‘Mature’ folks of our great province, perhaps the greatest life lesson that may be learned is to AGE WITH GRACE. Our general activity in life may have been to ignore the aging process and expect our health and well being to continue on as we wake up each morning.
Perhaps we need to recognize that we can’t slow the process of aging down but we have a choice to keep healthy and stay active both mentally and physically. Within that choice is the acuity to walk our

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