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How to Avoid Renovation Rip Offs

Reputable renovators shudder when they hear about consumers ripped off by bad contractors. It's even sadder when the victims are seniors who may be struggling to get by on fixed incomes. Fortunately there are ways to protect yourself so you can do the renovations that will make your home more comfortable, attractive, safe and accessible.

A Handful of Walnuts May Keep Alzheimer's Away

Are you concerned about getting Alzheimer's? The walnut that resembles a brain may be the answer to keeping Alzheimer's disease at bay. The latest research suggests that eating 1/4 cup of walnuts a day may help prevent Alzheimer's disease. Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's.

Home sweet home care

Dawn Harsch has developed a radical new way of doing business when it comes to senior care. Harsch is a Registered Nurse, who also holds a business degree. She's worked in the long-term care system in Alberta. She's also implemented a business plan for an alternative way of caring for the elderly.

Seniors Alpine Ski Club

The winter season is well underway at one of Calgary's longest running club for seniors. Founded in 1977 and originally named The Over the Hill Gang, the Seniors' Alpine Ski Club was first incorporated in 1993, and now boasts almost 400 members.

A snapshot of caregiving today

More than two million Canadians aged 45 years and older provide care on a regular basis to a senior loved one with a chronic health condition. In most cases, family members and friends – known as informal caregivers - provide all of the help that the care receiver needs. Without their assistance, the care receiver might otherwise have to move to some type of residential care setting.

Downsizing with Calgary's Seniors

The New Year often signals a time of change for many seniors in Calgary. They may be deciding to organize their files and belongings, downsize entirely, or move from independent living into assisted living or other care. These types of transitions are considered the most stressful experiences someone can endure, next to death and divorce.

Alice - Alzheimer's From Book to Film

Have you ever forgotten your grandchildren's names? Or where you last placed your credit cards, forgotten a familiar route that you always drove on your way home, or that walkway which you always took to your doctor's office? Alice, in the 2007 novel

New Orleans - More than Gumbo and Jazz

San Francisco has Fisherman's Wharf while Edmonton has Hawrelak Park. New Orleans may have gumbo and jazz. But it also has the Mardi Gras, the French Quarter, the Garden District, cemeteries above ground, beignets, and pralines.

Palm Springs - the ultimate desert playground

Palm Springs, a desert town, 107 miles east of Los Angeles is known as a getaway for the rich and famous. Shaded to the west by Mt. San Jacinto, the city maintains perfect winter weather with between16°c and 25°c.

Alberta's Real Estate Market to Sizzle for Foreseeable Future

Alberta has the hottest real estate market in Canada, according to a report recently released by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Emerging Trends in Real Estate describes western Canada as continuing to be the country's economic engine, with Alberta leading the way.