The Trouble Tree
The Carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence.
On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. When opening the door, he underwent an am

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At times it is hard to have information on worthwhile programs, so…about Gifts For Grandparents…This very practical seasonal program from Seniors Outreach enables folks from Kneehill County to provide support to Seniors who may not have family and/or friends able to be involved with them at this time of year. Gifts will be delivered to Seniors in our County who will benefit from your generosity

To enable you, your family, your friends, your organizations and/or businesses to suppor

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November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta and our Seniors Outreach Elder Abuse Grant Project is focusing on the sensitive topic of Elder Abuse. I was fortunate enough this past week to attend the “It’s Not Right”, Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults training in Cochrane. I am now trained to facilitate presentations for this valuable program and will be offering sessions to service providers in 2018.

Elder abuse can take several forms, often with more

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A season of excitement, happiness, busyness, joyfulness and an end of the year celebration. Christmas is coming!

This celebration is indicative of goodwill to all men and women, boys and girls, all humanity. As such we often develop a view that most assuredly everyone that is over the age of vast majority (65+) has some family and someone who will buy them presents and keep them for the holidays.

What is often not so clear is that for various reasons, some older folks do not have family and/or f

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