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5 ways to stay connected with seniors

5 ways to stay connected with seniors

Connectedness is as important as physical health, especially for seniors in care facilities. Here are a few ideas to help stay in touch with your loved one.
Rain barrels, mid-season planting and front yard veggies: 3 Questions for gardening expert Jim Hole

Rain barrels, mid-season planting and front yard veggies: 3 Questions for gardening expert Jim Hole

Mid-summer is a time to ponder more plants in your garden, and the wet weather makes rain barrels an apt topic. Time to check in with Alberta gardening guru Jim Hole for a few thoughts.
Summer camps changed during COVID-19, but still a go

Summer camps changed during COVID-19, but still a go

Lynden Gamester enjoys an in-person summer camp session at Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts. Mask use for certain activities and small class sizes make this year's camps possible.
Column: Where the wild things go

Column: Where the wild things go

Columnist Helen Row Toews finds critters in the big city, and surprisingly not in her rural digs.
Why Canada needs more people to keep working longer

Why Canada needs more people to keep working longer

Putting off retirement could make sense for both employees and employers, says U of A gerontology researcher.
Column: Water, water everywhere

Column: Water, water everywhere

Sandy soil? Heavy clay soil? Knowing your soil will let you know how much to water whatever you've planted.
Rage on granny!

Rage on granny!

Protests around the world have taken on new meaning in recent weeks, but this long-time group of senior women protesters has been around for decades, championing causes from gay rights to environmental issues.
Changing access to driver medical exams

Changing access to driver medical exams

More health practitioners are now able to complete driver's medical exams--a requirement for elderly drivers.
Cleared for take-off

Cleared for take-off

Alberta Aviation Museum opens its doors starting July 1 with extended evening hours and advance ticket purchasing required.
A trio of virtual Canada Day celebrations

A trio of virtual Canada Day celebrations

Virtual celebrations abound this Canada Day. Other than your socially-distanced barbecue and picnic plans, see these online offerings.