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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National Volunteer Week is April 10-16!

I wrote about volunteer impact on Seniors Outreach last week but with the importance that our volunteers have on our program, its worth talking about again!

With our busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also help pr

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Now that spring is upon us, what are some activities we can enjoy? It is especially true for seniors living in assisted living facilities or nursing homes, to be able to get out and enjoy life! Here are a few ideas to get you started on a wonderful spring!

• Take a Sunday drive. Driving around the community was a ritual for many people. While life is more complicated now, many elders still enjoy watching new construction or being shown how the town they've lived in for decades is changing.

• Go

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