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VIEWPOINT: Oh! Canada! – Learning left short

by David Kalaman   For seven years I wrote articles in an Internet newspaper addressing faith and culture under the title, Oh! Canada! It expressed my deepest concern about the state of my nation. As citizens of Canada, we have been called to “stand on guard” for our country, and there has never been a […]

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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, […]

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Bring On The Light: Forty Years of Photography

City Light News columnist Frank King photographed Skillet leader, John Cooper, performing in 2010 at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Rock the River outreach event in Edmonton. The photo is included in Frank’s new book, Bring On The Light: Forty Years of Photography. “The combination of John’s pose and the columns of shooting sparks behind […]

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Take your giving to the next level: Donor-Advised Funds

by Arnold Machel CFP   “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 2 Corinthians 9:6 (NIV)   Fred inherited one million dollars. He had read my previous article on tithing and wanted to tithe on this inheritance. He wasn’t sure where he wanted it all […]

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From fear and frustration to hope and peace

by Frank King   As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many of us are feeling frustration, fear and loneliness. It’s especially challenging when church and small groups can only be done online. Is there nothing anyone can do to stop the virus? Does the battle seem hopeless? Perhaps. But I found an Internet meme that explains […]

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Seniors, you’re not alone

by Sharon Simpson   In 2015, I had the privilege of attending a very special global conference, the Mennonite World Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Although I was born into generations of Mennonites, was raised and schooled in the Mennonite tradition and worked in a Mennonite seniors’ care home, I did not know much about the […]

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The three pillars of healthy aging

Lack of creative resources: the norm for many seniors by Dorothy Lowrie   The creativity of individuals during this pandemic has been highlighted through social media, television and radio. This ranges from people finding creative ways to keep their businesses going, to keeping the children entertained, to sewing masks to help care workers, and more. […]

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Laughing Matters with Phil Callaway

A slice of dread A little boy asked a friend, “How do you spell mousetrap? The friend said, “C-A-T.” How is your spelling? Winnie the Pooh said, “My spelling is wobbly; it’s good spelling but it wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.” Teachers have encountered some letters in the wrong places on […]