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Dementia caregivers refreshed by support group

By Laureen F. Guenther “Dementia can be a very lonely time for the person with dementia, and also for their loved ones,” says Jayne Burnham, Pastor of Care and Compassion at Southview Church in Calgary. A support group at Southview makes that aloneness more bearable. The support group began meeting about four years ago, after […]

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Divide and conquer: Taking advantage of a little-known tax strategy

            “Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.” 1 Cor 7:3 (KJV)   The three D’s of Tax Smart Investing are Deduct, Divide and Defer. Generally, Tax Deductions are best as they usually offer the highest tax savings. Dividing can […]

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Our sins of omission can’t hide anymore

by D.B. Ryen   “Whoever knows the right thing to do but doesn’t do it, to him it’s sin.”  James 4:17   There are two broad categories of sin: sins of commission and sins of omission.  Sins of commission are doing the wrong thing, that is, actively breaking God’s law. These get the majority of […]

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To market, to market: How the stock market really works

By Arnold Machel, CFP®   “The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’”   Mathew 25:20(NIV) I’ve had a few people express some incredulity at the resilience of the stock markets lately. At the […]

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Supporting elderly seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Sharon Simpson With more than 700 seniors residing on our campus-of-care, there is a wide range of interactions and levels of support from families during this pandemic. As I write this today, we have reached 100 days of lockdown. This has meant there have been no visitors in the long-term care homes, and only […]

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The three pillars of healthy aging: Social Connection

By Dorothy Lowrie If I had written an article about the importance of social connections for healthy aging in January or February of this year, the meaning of social connections would have been entirely different. In the past months, every country in the world has been faced with the need to modify social connections in […]

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MyCamp App brings Bible camp to kids

Thousands of children will have the opportunity to take part in a virtual camp experience this summer, thanks to a brand-new, faith-based app tailored just for them. Created by top children’s app developer Dubit, for One Hope Canada, MyCamp combines virtual and real-world elements to bring a fun, secure summer camp experience to children right […]

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The Three Pillars of healthy aging – Spirituality

by Dorothy Lowrie   In these times of the pandemic, we are all living in what could be considered chaos. We are dealing with a change in the nature of our society that no one, regardless of their age, has had to deal with before. Depending on how we deal with change, each one of […]

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Phone Pal: Building an inclusive and connected community one phone call at a time

by Danielle Moffatt Strathcona Place Society (SPS), a non-profit seniors’ centre provides various programs, events, outreach, resources and social services to adults 55 plus. They recently launched a Phone Pal program to provide ongoing telephone support to isolated seniors. Social distancing measures have caused many seniors to lose touch with their community and to feel […]

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Are elderly seniors embracing new technology during COVID-19?

by Sharon Simpson   There are many reports in the news that seniors are amazingly capable and resilient when it comes to learning new technology in this age of COVID-19 lockdown. This has proven to be true in many instances. The elderly seniors who live on the Menno Place campus of care, where I work, […]