8 Oct
Current Events

Halloween histories

Normally when folks discuss wearing masks in the middle of fall, they tend to be talking about trick-or-treating. With COVID-19, however, we’ve entered an autumn filled with some spooks much scarier than ghosts, goblins or vampires. If you’re like me, you’ve always...

6 Oct
Opinion

How to wake up

I’m a black coffee kind of guy. I remember being quite a bit younger and my gruff grandpa asking me if I’d like some coffee with my cream and sugar when I first started drinking the stuff, trying to drown out...

5 Oct
Current Events

An epidemic of isolation

A recently released report compiled by a Mount Royal University (MRU) student states that older adults in Calgary and the world over are facing an epidemic of isolation. Cindy Calderson, a nursing student at MRU, conducted interviews with elders and faculty...

23 Sep
Money

Day Trading – Not for the faint of heart

The number of novice investors day trading has surged during the coronavirus pandemic. People stuck at home have turned to playing the stock market on trading platforms with the hopes of big returns on their investments. While it has made...

18 Sep
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Auditory issues and mask-wearing

Masks are quickly becoming part of the new normal as more cities are encouraging and legislating their use to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, there are some hidden drawbacks in addition to the slight discomfort and extra heat of...

7 Sep
Wellness & Healthy Aging

The magic of Forest Bathing

As I sit down to write, I am enjoying a beautiful, hot, sunny summer day on my patio, surrounded by several huge pine trees that are well over 50 years old and a wide variety of roses, petunias and daylilies...

3 Sep
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Finding joy in dancing!

These days, joining a Zumba exercise class online has become a daily joy for 61-year-old Susan San Agustin. She can participate in classes with some of her favourite instructors from anywhere in her house – the living room, her bedroom...