Seniors Outreach News February 11, 2015
Seniors Outreach was a grateful recipient of twelve packaged “Gifts for Grandparents” bags for distribution in Kneehill County over the holiday season.  This was a collaborative project in conjunction with the Family Services Centre of Central Alberta enabling them to reach out to rural communities and demonstrate to us the power of giving and receiving.  
Bags were colorfully decorated by children in their children’s program, labelled and filled by volunteers with hand selected items

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Many of us know or have been touched by someone who has dementia.  Dementia is defined as an umbrella term for a variety of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy Bodies, Vascular, and Frontal-Temporal or Picks Disease.  Symptoms include the loss of memory, judgment, reasoning, and changes in mood and behaviour.  Brain function interferes with a person’s ability to function at work, in relationships, and in everyday activities.
Susan Sommerville, a continuing care c

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With Christmas almost upon us and we are busy celebrating the season it is important that we take time to protect ourselves and our loved ones.  As our families grow often our grandparents, and great grandparents are the ones that travel to and fro to help us celebrate the holidays.
If you are one of these lucky traveling souls, here are a few things that you should pack up before heading out. First, consider packing a night light for your room which may or may not be as familiar territory

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With the Federal Government getting closer and closer to their mandatory deadline for Direct Deposit for all federal payments, we are seeing more and more forms each day in our office. Although many seniors initially hesitate to participate in this process, it is an important step the federal government is taking to reduce risk of mail theft, lost deposits, elder abuse (pressure to sign over their funds), and help protect Canadians against identity fraud.  This will provide seniors their mo

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