6 Aug
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Knowing the past, planning the future

Why keep a garden journal? For the past couple of springs, I have heard gardeners’ comment about the late starts of perennials. However, when I look at pictures that I’ve captured of noteworthy plants this year and last, they are emerging...

4 Aug
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Learn the ukulele at any age

I’m holding my ukulele as my fingers awkwardly strum a rhythm pattern. It’s a combination of up strumming and down strumming while changing between the A minor and G chord. I’ve taken a few lessons in the past. Lately, I’ve...

29 Jul

Five Steps to Manage Financial Stress

We are living in challenging times and every day Albertans face the unprecedented combination of economic uncertainty, ongoing COVID-19 dangers, volatile stock markets, a shaky job market and rising costs of living expenses. In a recent national poll by FP Canada,...

10 Jul

What I learned from Zoom

I remember back in March when I was approached by Kerby Centre about taking my yoga classes online. At that time, I really wasn’t sure how I felt about that, as I’ve only ever conducted classes in person, and I...

7 Jul

It’s not the size of the trailer

The rain was coming down hard. My family and I were warm and dry in our 1973 Scamper trailer. We were enjoying our annual camping/gold panning trip to the Cariboo region in B.C. My daughters, six and nine-years-old, were stretched...

29 Jun
Current Events

One-time payments for seniors coming in July

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, a one-time assistance payment will be coming specifically for seniors in early July, according to the federal government. The tax-free payment will consist of $300 for those eligible for Old Age Security Pension and an...

26 Jun

The ironing board

Today’s the day, I can’t put it off any longer. I have to get that ironing done. With all the determination I could muster, I wrestled my ironing board out of the cupboard and dragged it into the living room. The...