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Walk the Talk

According to Kimberly Nelson, Calgary is not the world's most pleasant city in which to walk. The pedestrian advocate and president of Bike Calgary says the streets are too wide, the allotted time for crossing them too short and the walking environment generally inhospitable to people on foot, making it particularly difficult for those with disabilities. "Just getting across a street can be enough of a challenge to make people not want to walk in this city," she says.

Meet the Editor

Noemi LoPinto, 41, wife, and mother of 5 children, Managing Editor of Edmonton Senior News, Calgary Senior News and Edmonton Woman Magazine proved to be an allusive, almost imaginary target.

The Sexagenarian of Steel

Some people face their birthdays with trepidation; but not Al Vessey. On his 60th birthday in January 2014, he woke and thought "I'm going to take up track and field." Little did he imagine the ripple effect it would have.

Senior Canine Companions for Senior Calgarians

Ask any person who has had a dog as a pet, and they will tell you about the joy that they can bring to the lives of their human companions.

The Economics of Change

This year's season of federal and provincial budgets has touched more topics and ushered in more changes for people age 50 and older than most years.

Talk To Me

A series of free weekend lectures began January 24th of this year to give local Calgary artists the go-ahead in public art gives residents a chance to choose their favourites. The City partnered with the University of Calgary to teach these sessions at Gallery Hall in the Taylor Family Digital Library. The next session takes place on May 23rd.

Ahead of the Curve

Vicki Herd has come a long way since her first job as a ball girl at the Australian Open Tennis Tournament.
That Family Feeling

That Family Feeling

With close to 650 members and hundreds stopping by every day, Confederation Park 55+ is one of Calgary's busiest seniors' activities centre. It's also one of the city's longest running facilities.

Buckle Up for a Bumpy Ride

The plunge in oil prices that started in mid-2014 continues to reach further into the wallets, purses and savings accounts of Albertans in particular.

Calgary 55+ Slo-Pitch

Calgary Senior Men's Softball 55+ (CSMS 55+) provides opportunity for senior men to participate in this wonderful game.