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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.

New group unites resources for seniors

Pete Desrochers stepped up to the mic and delivered a speech that got the crowd going. Here’s a snippet: “We should place the elderly in prisons,” said Desrochers, president of the Seniors Resource Council of Alberta (SRCA).
Our ‘second genome’ supports healthy ageing

Our ‘second genome’ supports healthy ageing

Our gastric organs harbor an ecosystem. Known as the gut microbiome, bacteria living there have evolved to work in unison with each other and with us.
Stampede volunteering runs in the family

Stampede volunteering runs in the family

Debbie Lee figures it’s coming close to 100 years.

20 Questions on our home and native land

Happy 152, Canada. We have our problems (who doesn't?), but we're still a country worth celebrating. This month, check out your knowledge of all things Canuck. You know doubt know that Mackenzie King was Canada's longest-serving prime minister.