Family & Relationships

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To Serve Others

By Dee Walmsley on Feb 1, 2011

At 82 years young, Margaret Nielsen's macular degeneration has stolen most of her sight and hearing aids crank up the audio but none of this interferes with the love of her life (husband excluded) - volunteering. Read more...

Building Stronger Communities

By Kevin McKay on Jan 1, 2011

For more than half a century, recreation centres have been providing programs and services to their communities. Rec centres often evoke images of young children and families playing, taking swimming or skating lessons and learning new skills. But a significant portion of the community - and the recreation centre's clientele - is seniors. Read more...

Grounded in the Earth

By Vernice Shostal on Jan 1, 2011

"Discover the importance of your own self-care as a caregiver," says registered aromatherapist, certified reflexologist, reiki master, educator, professional speaker and author of Peace of Mind, Care for the Caregiver Lynn Longmuir. Read more...

Navy Ambassadors

By Candice Schultz on Dec 1, 2010

During the past year, the Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific played in venues at home in Victoria and as far away as Thunder Bay. More commonly known as the Naden Band, this naval music ensemble of 35 members performs across the country and around the globe. Read more...

My Fondest Christmas Memories

By Jo-Ann Zador on Dec 1, 2010

Each year, the Christmastime rituals of my childhood started when Dad, the responsible "father-knows-best" of the 1950s, transformed into the biggest kid on the block. He would start the holiday traditions by piling us into our old Ford and, with a wink of his eye and a nod of his head, we were heading out on our magical Christmas ride. Read more...

Visiting During the Holiday Season

By Family Caregivers' Network Society on Nov 30, 2010

Visiting friends and family over the holiday season can be a time to reconnect with those we haven't been in touch with much throughout the year. Visits can be enjoyed and appreciated, but they can also add additional demands and stress to already overwhelmed family caregivers and care recipients who are frail, elderly or ill. Read more...

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