Our office is busy with preparations for Seniors Week, June 6-12. Please check today’s Capital for a complete listing of events in our calendar. We are very fortunate to have Mackenzie Andrews, of Three Hills, joining us with our program this summer. Mackenzie has recently completed her first year of Nursing at RDC and will return to her studies this fall. We are grateful for the assistance of a Canada Summer Job Grant to help us add Mackenzie to our staff for the next few months.

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We often forget that the transition to a seniors living community can affect younger family members as well. Throughout a senior’s transition period, their grandchildren may experience a range of emotions, including depression or stress. Children who live with or were raised by their grandparents may also experience separation anxiety.

Parents have an important role in facilitating the conversations that can help in a way that the children can understand. Children may not recognize the technical

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Spring is a time of renewal. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians mark this rite of passage every year by raking, pruning and planning to make their gardens beautiful. Yet for more than four million Canadians living with arthritis, the bending, stretching and lifting that gardening entails can seem daunting. Gardening is actually an excellent form of exercise that helps maintain strength and mobility without putting additional stress on your joints. The Arthritis Society offers the following tips

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We’ve all grown up knowing that vitamin D is important for strong, healthy bones. After all, that was the reason that labels on milk cartons stated that the product was “fortified with vitamin D.” But research now demonstrates that the role of vitamin D in human health and disease resistance is much more vast than we ever imagined. Even brain health is significantly affected by vitamin D!

Science Daily, a well-respected website for health and other science related information has published a rev

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