National Volunteer Week first was established in Canada in 1943. Women’s Voluntary Services in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver organized events to highlight the contributions women made to war efforts on the home front. In the 1960’s, volunteer week was revived to include all community volunteers. By the 70’s and 80’s, this week grew to include local volunteer centres. In 1990, the third week in April was proclaimed as National Volunteer week all across Canada a

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I’m turning 65 in the next year. What do I do? That is a question that often comes up at Seniors Outreach during our office hours throughout Kneehill County. I’m sure it is constantly asked across this province. As we are aware, from 2011 to 2031, the Baby Boomer generation is retiring and what a retirement it will be. As of 2011 we had in the neighborhood of 450,000 seniors in Alberta. By 2031 the best estimate is that we will be in the range of 1,000,000 seniors. What a jump! So th

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As one joins the ‘Mature’ folks of our great province, perhaps the greatest life lesson that may be learned is to AGE WITH GRACE. Our general activity in life may have been to ignore the aging process and expect our health and well being to continue on as we wake up each morning.
Perhaps we need to recognize that we can’t slow the process of aging down but we have a choice to keep healthy and stay active both mentally and physically. Within that choice is the acuity to walk our

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Wow! How did it get to be the end of November? We’ve been busy around Seniors Outreach with bus trips to Rosebud, Festival of Trees, shopping to Red Deer and more events planned in December! Please call our office at 403-443-2555 or stop in for information on upcoming events.
One project for December we are so excited about is the Gifts for Grandparents Program. My colleague Elizabeth Hoppins has spearheaded this program in Kneehill County for two years, in partnership with the Central Albe

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