Seniors still need to remain careful being outside in the smoky air for any length of time. The air quality remains extremely poor and the fine ash particles get into the lungs very easily making breathing difficult. Anyone with respiratory illnesses need to take special care. While you cannot always smell it, the danger is still very present and all people are being warned to stay indoors with windows closed. Harvest has also begun adding its usual dust to the poor air quality. While the sun an

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Summer's hot weather can be a welcome relief from the cold winter months, but it can also pose a threat to older people. As people age, their ability to regulate heat becomes compromised, making them more prone to injury and illness from hot weather.
A number of factors can increase susceptibility to an abnormally high body temperature (hyperthermia) that can lead to heat stroke. Among these are decreased perspiration, dehydration, alcohol use, medications, poor blood circulation in the skin, an

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Unfortunately we are seeing an increase in financial scams and fraudulent communications. For example, several seniors in the community have recently received phone calls that claim to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) but are NOT. In all these cases, the communication requests personal information, such as a social insurance number (SIN), credit card, bank account, or passport number, from the senior.
Invariably, the communication argues that this personal information is needed so that th

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In 1995, Seniors Outreach Program officially began under Una Edwards leadership. Three issues were identified as critical for seniors in Three Hills: the need for transportation, the need for information, and the need for assistance. Thus Seniors Outreach Program was established to meet these needs through seniors helping seniors. Today, Seniors Outreach has more than 20 programs to the ongoing needs of seniors in Kneehill County.
In 2014, transportation remains the major need of seniors to get

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