Many times we hear about someone who has had some type of heart issue or medical crisis in a community situation and has been in need of a life-saving action. These actions may be responses to heart attacks, strokes, accidents, and/or choking emergencies. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training are two different life-saving techniques, that when used together, are the most effective way of saving a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.

Cardiopulmonary r

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I have a picture in my home office that continues to encourage me to look back into the past. It is a picture of an old fashioned threshing crew with two of the crew forking stooks into the threshing machine and one of the crew checking the belts and machine near where the grain & chaff comes out. This picture reminds me of both my father and my mother. My father, who for many years worked on such roving crews and worked hard in those days and my mother, because she cooked (using home grown

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This past week, the Seniors Outreach staff had the opportunity to attend the Grey Matters Conference in Calgary. During the sessions that each attended and the plenary sessions for everyone, our understanding of a wide variety of issues and activities that are going on around the province of Alberta and with seniors in general were explored and presented to us.

One of the most thought provoking, for me, was perhaps the simplest in its presentation and practicality. The session, “Running on

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In our main office at Seniors Outreach, we enable and promote a variety of displays of crafts, art, etc. in order to provide for greater interest in our seniors and community members who visit us daily. We have said goodbye to the unique birdhouses from Laura Lee Sawdon and for the next while have a new display on tap.

Thanks to Heather Hansen of Three Hills, our reception area provides a small display of Zentangle and Zentangle Inspired Art drawings (ZIA).

The Zentangle method of drawing was in

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