Christmas season can be a difficult time when you are dealing with the loss of a loved one. So much celebrating and cheer at a time when you feel anything but happy. Here are a few tips to help deal with loss at this time of year.
• It's okay to be upset. Grief can be magnified during the holidays when all the world seems to be jolly and upbeat. Allow yourself to feel the emotions of sadness and anger, they are part of the grieving process.
• Take it one year at a time. The first Christmas after

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I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as the new Seniors Outreach Administrator. My name is Laura Lee Machell-Cunningham and yes, it is the longest name ever! I was born and raised in Three Hills with my parents, Gordon and Carol Machell (now Robertson). I obtained my schooling in Three Hills and my awesome grade one teacher, Grace Reed, still resides in our wonderful community! Upon graduation I attended Mount Royal College in Calgary while obtaining my education in Social Wo

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Elder abuse is a growing concern across our country as our aging population grows. Understanding the definitions surrounding this topic will help educate and shed light on its presence and help empower those experience abuse or those witnessing abuse to come forward and seek assistance. It is not a comfortable topic for anyone but it is a necessary one. There is help and resources available and being willing to step forward is key. The following excerpt is from "Addressing Elder Abuse in Alberta

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I recently received a very interesting article published in the Globe and Mail about how to communicate with someone who has dementia and thought the tips would be helpful to those living with or working with people who suffer from dementia.
Never argue: Drop your need to be right. If Dad says he wants to call Aunt Eileen, who died 50 years ago, just pick up the phone and dial. Be creative; leave a message somewhere. Trying to convince Dad that his aunt passed away a long time ago will be confus

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