Stay healthy, eat properly, and exercise more are all admonitions we hear constantly. As we grow older, it is sometimes harder to accomplish these health and wellness objectives.  Our bodies are not quite so agile and movement may become more limited.  But spring is just around the corner and the warmer weather beckons us outdoors. There are many activities in our communities that can lure us out.  Here are some suggestions:
• Trochu has garden allotments and raised bed available for seniors who

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"Physical activity improves health and well-being. It reduces stress, strengthens the heart and lungs, increases energy levels, helps you maintain and achieve a healthy body weight and it improves your outlook on life... For seniors, weight-bearing physical activity reduces the rate of bone loss associated with osteoporosis. Regular physical activity also maintains strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination, and can help reduce the risk of falls." (Health Canada, www.hc-sc.gc.ca).  It is f

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Many seniors don't know that filing your income tax return every year, regardless of your income, is an important step in maintaining benefits such as the Alberta Seniors Benefit and the Guaranteed Income Supplement.  Failure to file your tax return may result in a delay in the benefits you receive.
If the thought of doing your taxes is overwhelming, there may be help.  If you are an individual with a low income and a basic tax return, the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program can complete you

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Every month Seniors Outreach holds at least one information meeting in Kneehill County for seniors, their families & interested community members. It's a great opportunity to be informed about issues of seniors' health & wellness and to sample some good food!
On March 15, the Linden Care & Share will hold a potluck supper. After supper, Seniors Outreach will host an information meeting on "The New Medical System and What you Should Know" presented by the Primary Care Network & Al

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