It is officially summer! The sun is shining and bringing the heat! We hope that you are enjoying the outdoors with family and friends and participating in the many activities that summer has to offer. Whether you are working in your garden, having a backyard BBQ or laying poolside, too much time in the sun can lead to problems like sunburn and dehydration. Please stay hydrated and protect yourself by wearing appropriate clothing and applying sunscreen!

You may be able to escape the heat by sitti

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Do you find yourself being nostalgic around celebrations such as Father’s Day? Many of us hove lost our father’s years ago but a random day or a day such as Father’s Day can lead us to take a stroll down memory lane. According to an article by John Tierney written a few years ago, “nostalgia has been shown to counteract loneliness, boredom and anxiety,” he writes, citing research. “It makes people more generous to strangers and more tolerant of outsiders. Coup

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We are very pleased to have our amazing Canada Summer Job Student from last summer, Mackenzie Andrews, join us again at Seniors Outreach this year! Mackenzie has recently completed her second year of nursing at Red Deer College, or to quote Mackenzie, “I’m half a nurse!”. Our volunteers, staff and clients were so impressed by Mackenzie’s work ethic, caring demeanor and the enthusiasm she brought to our program last summer, we are so lucky to have her back with us again! W

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National Volunteer Week first was established in Canada in 1943. Women’s Voluntary Services in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver organized events to highlight the contributions women made to war efforts on the home front. In the 1960’s, volunteer week was revived to include all community volunteers. By the 70’s and 80’s, this week grew to include local volunteer centres. In 1990, the third week in April was proclaimed as National Volunteer week all across Canada a

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