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Coordinating community services to benefit seniors

It comes as no surprise to any senior who has tried to access supports to meet their health and social needs, that making their way through the labyrinth of government and community programs and services can be confusing.
At Sport Central, it's Christmas all year round

At Sport Central, it's Christmas all year round

It's not a stretch to suggest it feels like Christmas all year long at Sport Central, a one-of-a-kind charity for underprivileged kids.

Life is brief and so uncertain ...

Reading the notice of death of a former member of Edmonton Police Force, then, now Service, Recruit Training Class #10 brought back memories: On September 14, 1959 two women and twenty-three men gathered in a the Old Civic Bloc, City of Edmonton to b
Angry senior sues over licence nightmare

Angry senior sues over licence nightmare

(Last of a two-part series) An Alberta senior is suing Alberta Transportation, his former family doctor, and the creators of two cognitive assessment of safe driving tests after having to spend eight months and hundreds of dollars fighting to get his

Understanding the testing alphabet

Shortly before their 75th birthday, Albertans receive a letter from Alberta Transportation advising them to arrange a medical exam in order to renew their driver's licence.
From a forced labour camp, a love story blossoms

From a forced labour camp, a love story blossoms

The deep scars left by seven months of forced labour at a Nazi weapons factory still linger for Zofia Paszkowski. "She has always been scared. She's still not over it. She'll never get over it," says her daughter-in-law, Betty Taber.
Groups honored for work with senior population

Groups honored for work with senior population

The Westend Seniors Activity Centre and the Friends of St. Michael’s Society were both honoured last month for exceptional volunteerism and service to seniors by being presented with the Minister’s Seniors Service Award.

Shoeboxes bring joy to impoverished children

Doreen Reid has been a longtime supporter of Operation Christmas Child, a charity that sends gift-filled shoe boxes to the west coast of Africa and Central America. Last year, she found out the value of the gift boxes in a most unexpected way.
Albertans spell sausage S-T-A-W-N-I-C-H-Y

Albertans spell sausage S-T-A-W-N-I-C-H-Y

MUNDARE- To find the home of Stawnichy's Mundare Sausage, drive 85 kms east of Edmonton, turn at the world's largest replica Ukrainian sausage ring, and follow your nose.

Age of Wisdom comes to aid of immigrant seniors

When asked if he is resilient, Jok Mach-Nai downplays his life experiences. But his journey to Canada from South Sudan via Ethiopia and Cuba is a story of great resiliency.