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Seniors Beaten and Robbed at Home

Calgary police are asking the public for assistance to identify two Caucasian men who brutally beat and then robbed an elderly in their northwest Thorncliffe home, a week before Christmas. The Friday, Dec. 18 beating sent both people to hospital.

When Gail Vaz-Oxlade Talks, Money Listens

Anyone who has heard Gail Vaz-Oxlade speak about money knows all about her forthrightness. She's blunt and she pulls no punches.

On the Town

ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS Harlem Globetrotters – March 2 & 3: Venue is Scotiabank Saddledome. Tickets thru TicketMaster: 1-855-985-5000 7th Annual Calgary Fiddler's Assoc.
Baking a Better World

Baking a Better World

The Community Kitchen Program of Calgary has fired up the Seniors Plus Program, which not only teaches cooking and meal planning skills, but also provides an encouraging and social environment for people over 55.
"Santa Canada" Makes One Trip

"Santa Canada" Makes One Trip

There were many Santas this past festive season but there's only one Santa Canada. That's the moniker given to senior Glen Fraser, 89, who for the past 34 years has traveled to Mexico every Christmas to deliver presents to impoverished children.
The Pride of Avinash Patel

The Pride of Avinash Patel

Every morning at 6:30 AM, 78-year-old Avinash Patel begins his daily ritual of yoga and meditation. Then he goes to the computer; around two hours later he goes to the gym to walk four kilometers, cycle, swim and lift weights.

Update Your Estate Planning

Lawyer Michael Klaray, who does estate planning litigation with Duncan & Craig LLP in Edmonton, once told of issuing a $65,000 bill for legal work that could have been avoided by $1,500 worth of planning.

Q&A: The Magic of Music Therapy

Calgarian Jennifer Buchanan Jennifer has over the past 25 years seen the remarkable power of music transform the lives of thousands of Albertans, and is the founder of an award-winning Calgary-based practice, JB Music Therapy, that houses a specializ

Q&A: The Brenda Stafford Foundation's "Dementia-friendly" Communities Project

The Brenda Strafford Foundation is launching a project to create "dementia-friendly" communities in the Signal Hills and Okotoks communities. Calgary Senior reached out to the Foundation's CEO and President, Mr.

Holiday Planning for Caregivers

The holiday season is a hectic time for many of us. It's even more challenging when you're caring for a relative with chronic health problems. Set realistic expectations, and be prepared to alter traditions.