At the Healthy Brains presentation last week put on by the Alzheimer Society of Red Deer we learned some interesting facts about how to keep your brain healthy and active. Exercising your brain is as important for well being as exercising your body. Here are some simple things everyone can do no matter what age or stage of life you are at.  Brush your hair with your left hand, if you normally use your right hand. Same with brushing your teeth or using your fork – use the opposite hand. Any task

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Welcome to a new year and a new decade!  Here's a quote to contemplate as you think about how you might want to get involved in your community this year:  "We are not put on this earth to see through one another, but to see each other through."
There are lots of opportunities to help others as a volunteer with Seniors Outreach, why not drop by our office in the provincial building and talk to someone about just how you could get actively involved.
On another note, here is a warning we received

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Seniors Outreach nominates a volunteer or group of volunteers to be honored each month for their service to the community.
For December, Marnie Graham has been nominated as our volunteer of the month.   Marnie, the Three Hills RBC  Bank Manager, has done a lot for the community of Three Hills and in particular for Seniors Outreach. As a volunteer for Seniors Outreach she lead a class on business skills for students at the Three Hills School in partnership with the Junior Achievement program.  Ma

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Celebrating Christmas with a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease or memory loss?  Here are a few suggestions for helping you and others enjoy the season.
For the person with the disease: Keep their routine as normal as possible, schedule visits with family during their "best" time of the day, keep noise and confusion to a minimum, provide a quiet place where they can go if they need some space,  then space out time with the family so they don't become overwhelmed, allow plenty of rest times. Don'

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