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Attitude key to aging well

W A Primer for Old Guys Eat Smart, Exercise, Be Happy By Dr. Larry McConnell Available on Amazon.com By Jeff Holubitsky Calgary Senior Editor It takes more than exercise and nutrition to put a shine on the third chapter of life.
A chat with Alberta's new seniors minister

A chat with Alberta's new seniors minister

When Jeff Johnson was named minister in charge of the new Alberta Seniors department a few days after Premier Jim Prentice came to power in September, he was told to meet with seniors and to tackle issues such as elder abuse and safety at seniors' homes.
Brain training is possible at any age

Brain training is possible at any age

You can retrain your brain, even if you're dealing with stress, anxiety, depression or memory loss, says Laura Principe, a Calgary-based holistic mental health coach. Principe's knowledge comes not just from her education, but also first-hand experience. In an extremely candid interview, she explains she actually lived with debilitating depression and anxiety for years.

Local senior turns homelessness into adventure

Sharon Wingenback is a bicyclist, a ballroom dancer, a hiker, a cohouser and a zoomer. She is also homeless. It wasn't that she didn't have a good life. She married, had children and worked as a technical writer for a large corporation in Calgary. Yes, she and her husband separated. It was not a perfect life – but she was managing just fine.

Where to look when looking for a home

Looking to move? But where? I was recently in that position: looking. Everything in a lower price range was too basic, with absolutely nothing except a stove, fridge, and some closets.
Listening to the early morning chorus

Listening to the early morning chorus

You are out camping or just heading to work early and already you can hear them—those birds nearby in the trees and bushes are not just awake but are singing their hearts out! Trills, high-pitched crescendos, and lively melodies are everywhere.
Rodeo in Pincher Creek appeals to all ages

Rodeo in Pincher Creek appeals to all ages

Mid-August simmered and there were spots of rain when a friend and I drove from Edmonton to Pincher Creek, Alberta for their 2014 professional rodeo.