One of the challenges that we meet in life is the balance between activity and rest. For most of us, this Christmas season, has allowed us to wind down somewhat and have a few days away from our hustle and bustle. Yes, I have heard that even seniors have ‘hustle and bustle’ or can get stressed out from too much activity in their lives. For me, in the past, when I had an extended time off, say one to two weeks, within about two to four days I was extremely sick. In other words, my bus

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As many more folks are retiring (baby boomers), one of the areas that continues to be a challenge is to have a connection made to the Alberta Seniors Supports by age 65. Perhaps a review would be helpful.

Firstly, what form does one complete? There is the provincial application for Alberta Seniors Financial Assistance. This provides for a number of supports which fall under this form.

Completing the Form:

1. When one turns 64 years of age, REGARDLESS OF INCOME, prepare to apply for your Alberta

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Many times we hear about someone who has had some type of heart issue or medical crisis in a community situation and has been in need of a life-saving action. These actions may be responses to heart attacks, strokes, accidents, and/or choking emergencies. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training are two different life-saving techniques, that when used together, are the most effective way of saving a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.

Cardiopulmonary r

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I have a picture in my home office that continues to encourage me to look back into the past. It is a picture of an old fashioned threshing crew with two of the crew forking stooks into the threshing machine and one of the crew checking the belts and machine near where the grain & chaff comes out. This picture reminds me of both my father and my mother. My father, who for many years worked on such roving crews and worked hard in those days and my mother, because she cooked (using home grown

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