As our different communities celebrate their centennial, I am reminded daily of the rich heritage and history we share together. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are all making our mark on our families and communities.  This mark becomes the legacy we will be remembered for. There are so many ways we can leave our mark. Here are some ideas:
• Caring and compassion: a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, even a hug given in a time of pain, sadness, or difficulty can make all the difference i

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Stay healthy, eat properly, and exercise more are all admonitions we hear constantly. As we grow older, it is sometimes harder to accomplish these health and wellness objectives.  Our bodies are not quite so agile and movement may become more limited.  But spring is just around the corner and the warmer weather beckons us outdoors. There are many activities in our communities that can lure us out.  Here are some suggestions:
• Trochu has garden allotments and raised bed available for seniors who

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"Physical activity improves health and well-being. It reduces stress, strengthens the heart and lungs, increases energy levels, helps you maintain and achieve a healthy body weight and it improves your outlook on life... For seniors, weight-bearing physical activity reduces the rate of bone loss associated with osteoporosis. Regular physical activity also maintains strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination, and can help reduce the risk of falls." (Health Canada, www.hc-sc.gc.ca).  It is f

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Many seniors don't know that filing your income tax return every year, regardless of your income, is an important step in maintaining benefits such as the Alberta Seniors Benefit and the Guaranteed Income Supplement.  Failure to file your tax return may result in a delay in the benefits you receive.
If the thought of doing your taxes is overwhelming, there may be help.  If you are an individual with a low income and a basic tax return, the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program can complete you

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