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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Things are changing with new budgets and an election coming soon. We have been notified that as of April 1, 2015, Alberta Monitoring for Health was discontinued. This means that diabetic supplies will not be provided by Special Needs Assistance (SNA) when receipts are submitted.
We have been assured that health and personal supports will remain unchanged under the Special Needs Assistance program. However, as of July 1, 2015, home repair items will no longer be covered under the Special Needs As

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