6 Apr

Coming to Canada

My first impression was from the airport: I was respectfully treated although it was at the height of insecurity worldwide, particularly in that part of the country and the USA, in my early 50s. My suitcases were not searched either was...

3 Apr

The story of Emily Spencer Kerby

While the name Kerby in Calgary brings to mind the bespectacled, white-haired Reverend George Kerby, few remember the contributions of Emily Spencer Kerby, Reverend Kerby’s wife, support, and equal in faith, energy, and intelligence. Emily Spencer was born in Toronto to...

31 Mar

Aging in the “Right” place

The “Golden Years” are how my parents referred to their retirement years. There comes a time in life when we all should be thinking about our future. You might be in the same situation. So often it is family members,...

8 Mar

Growing begonias

Do you have a dappled shade area in your garden that could use a splash of colour? Then consider growing begonias. The two most common begonias used in Calgary gardens are wax begonias (Begonia semperflorens) and tuberous begonias (Begonia ×...

6 Mar

Seniors tax tips

Seniors: We’ve got tips to help you this tax season! As a senior, here are some of the most common things that you could claim on your income tax and benefit return at tax time: Pension income splitting – As a pensioner,...

24 Feb
Wellness & Healthy Aging

Facts about hearing loss

Did you know that nearly 50 per cent of Canadians have hearing loss that affects their ability to hear speech properly? Unfortunately, only 25 per cent of these people have done something to take care of their hearing issues.  WHY?: People...

13 Feb
Featured | Wellness & Healthy Aging

Caring for your houseplants

While you have the potting mix out to start those long-season seeds like wax begonias, pansies, and onions, take some time to repot your houseplants. This month changes in sunlight levels are significant. The sun is moving higher in the...

9 Feb

Antipsychotics may offer an option to treat diabetes

Researchers have found that a class of older antipsychotic drugs could be a promising new therapeutic option for people with Type 2 diabetes, helping fill a need among patients who aren’t able to take other currently available treatments. “There is a...