April is Parkinson's Awareness Month.  Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease.  Movement is normally controlled by dopamine, a chemical that our bodies produce that carries signals between the nerves in the brain. When cells that normally produce dopamine die, the symptoms of Parkinson's appear.
Currently there is no cure for Parkinson's. A person can live with the disease for years. The symptoms are treated with medication. Parkinson's can progress at different rates for each person affected

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March is tax month and we all need to file our tax returns. If you are a senior with low income and have a basic income tax return, FCSS has volunteers who can assist you in completing your tax return through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. For an appointment, please call FCSS at 403-443-3800.
If you don't file tax returns, it may affect or even delay your benefits such as Alberta Seniors Benefits and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) so it is important to do regardless of your i

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Seniors are now eligible for chiropractic service through their seniors health coverage plan (Group 66).  This benefit started in the summer of 2012. Seniors will receive coverage up to a limit of $25 per visit and to a maximum of $200 per benefit year (July 1 – June 30). Chiropractic services have been proven to be very effective in improving mobility for seniors.  Improved access to chiropractic care helps seniors to lead healthier and more independent lives.  Chiropractic funding was disconti

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It is always a good idea to know more about how to prevent heart problems and stroke and what the risk factors are for both heart disease and stroke.  On Thursday, February 21 from 10:00-11:00 at the CommUnity Drop-In Centre, Tammy Oliver-McCurdie from the Heart & Stroke Foundation will be presenting on the following areas:
• How the heart works;
• Warning signs of a heart attack;
• How the brain works;
• Warning signs of a stroke;
• Risk factors with both heart disease and stroke;
• What in

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