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Helping seniors find their place in the community

Helping seniors find their place in the community

University of Alberta researchers from the Faculty of Extension have teamed with the Alberta Association of Seniors Centres (AASC) to explore how these gathering places fit into the province's social and health-care landscape. Kyle Whitfield and Jason Daniels spent the past year visiting eight seniors' centres — large and small — in rural and urban Alberta, sharing tea, cinnamon buns and discussion with the people who operate and use the centres.
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.
Fly little snowbird fly

Fly little snowbird fly

As the leaves start to fall and most of us are hunkering down to prepare for the onslaught of yet another winter, Albertans Delores and Cliff Gilbertson are packing up their sunscreen and joining the more than a million Canadians who winter in the southern United States every year.
Helping seniors find their place in the community

Helping seniors find their place in the community

University of Alberta researchers from the Faculty of Extension have teamed with the Alberta Association of Seniors Centres (AASC) to explore how these gathering places fit into the province's social and health-care landscape. Kyle Whitfield and Jason Daniels spent the past year visiting eight seniors' centres — large and small — in rural and urban Alberta, sharing tea, cinnamon buns and discussion with the people who operate and use the centres.