Family & Relationships

325 articles

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...

The "I DO" Business of Vegas

By Evelyn C. White on Jan 1, 2011

In a town infamous for quickie, kooky unions, Cliff Evarts is proud of the response his establishment generates. "'This looks like a place where normal people might get married,'" says Cliff, recounting feedback from visitors to Vegas Weddings. "It always brightens my day." 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...

Finding Balance While Caregiving

By Barbara Small on Aug 26, 2010

Balancing the demands of caring for another and taking care of one's own physical, mental and emotional health is essential for family caregivers. It is hard to predict when caregiving might become part of your life and, when the time comes, the additional tasks are often squeezed into an already busy life packed with the responsibilities of children, spouse, work and daily chores. Read more...

Transforming Education

By Julian Benedict on Aug 26, 2010

This month, thousands of seniors across the province will head back to school, transforming college and university campuses that have traditionally been focused on the learning needs of youth aged 18-24. Read more...

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