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Dealing with the loss of your loved one

Dealing with the loss of your loved one

Looking ahead while looking behind isn’t an easy thing to do. Family caregivers, however, often dwell on what still can be seen in their rearview mirror.
There's no slowing down for the Top 7 Over 70

There's no slowing down for the Top 7 Over 70

For many Albertans, the dream of retirement goes something like this. Stop working. Move to a warmer climate. Play some golf. Maybe splash around in the pool. That is the dream for some, but not all.
Enriching the spiritual dimension of your life

Enriching the spiritual dimension of your life

About 20 years ago, I had a conversation with a woman who had just lost her second husband. It stands out for me to this day because of the dramatic difference in experience between her first and second loss.
Boomers now experiencing ageism first hand

Boomers now experiencing ageism first hand

Baby Boomers were young when Robert Neil Butler, an American physician and gerontologist, coined the term 'ageism' in 1969.
Driving after 75: Safety first, or ageism?

Driving after 75: Safety first, or ageism?

(First of a two-part series.) Alberta Transportation is quietly closing loopholes like "doctor shopping" that will make it harder for some older seniors to renew their driver's licence.
Basement reno comes together at seniors club

Basement reno comes together at seniors club

It has sat empty, unused and cold for years. Something needed to be done, but what? How the library looked before. It is a lower level room located within Calgary’s , and Shauna Trainor, the club’s program coordinator, saw potential.
Calgary's oldest sporting club is for the birds

Calgary's oldest sporting club is for the birds

If someone were to ask you to name some of the oldest sporting establishments in Canada, you wouldn’t likely think of the Calgary Racing Pigeon Club. Yet this club, established in 1904, is indeed the oldest of its kind in the entire country.
Seven simple things to comfort your loved one

Seven simple things to comfort your loved one

Moving a senior into long-term care (and downsizing belongings and selling a long-time family home) … helping to manage a senior’s financial investments … ensuring the will is up-to-date and stored in a safe place.

Five ways to promote healthy gut microbes

Whether we’re eating a slice of bread or a nectarine fresh from BC, we’re not only feeding ourselves, we’re feeding the trillions of microbes that live in our gut. Known as the gut microbiota, these colonizers play a big role in our overall health.

Marketers ignoring the Boomer market, report says

Canadians between the ages of 55 and 89 comprise 30 per cent of the population and the buying power of more than 11 million people, according to the latest Statistics Canada information. Considering that in 2016 CIBC reported that 2.