Tax season is upon us whether we want it or not. This is an important season for seniors as many of your benefits are dependent upon you filing a tax return. I have heard seniors say "nothing has changed so why do I need to file a tax return" or "I only get my old age security and CPP so I don't need to file a tax return." They later come in to see me to find out why their Alberta Seniors Benefit and Guaranteed Income Supplement has been stopped and then they experience several months of unneces

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Seniors Outreach News February 11, 2015
Seniors Outreach was a grateful recipient of twelve packaged “Gifts for Grandparents” bags for distribution in Kneehill County over the holiday season.  This was a collaborative project in conjunction with the Family Services Centre of Central Alberta enabling them to reach out to rural communities and demonstrate to us the power of giving and receiving.  
Bags were colorfully decorated by children in their children’s program, labelled and filled by volunteers with hand selected items

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Many of us know or have been touched by someone who has dementia.  Dementia is defined as an umbrella term for a variety of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lewy Bodies, Vascular, and Frontal-Temporal or Picks Disease.  Symptoms include the loss of memory, judgment, reasoning, and changes in mood and behaviour.  Brain function interferes with a person’s ability to function at work, in relationships, and in everyday activities.
Susan Sommerville, a continuing care c

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With Christmas almost upon us and we are busy celebrating the season it is important that we take time to protect ourselves and our loved ones.  As our families grow often our grandparents, and great grandparents are the ones that travel to and fro to help us celebrate the holidays.
If you are one of these lucky traveling souls, here are a few things that you should pack up before heading out. First, consider packing a night light for your room which may or may not be as familiar territory

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