Cycling in the winter may seem precarious and even dangerous, but with proper precautions, it can be rewarding, fun, and a simple way to get around town. Continue reading Cycling with confidence throughout the year Important tips to prepare for cycling during the winter
Winter is a chilly time to be intoxicated in public, with the city and season bringing unique dangers.
Const. Cam Buffalo, a member of one of Edmonton Police Service’s northwest division’s beat teams, said people who are intoxicated outdoors could catch hypothermia. Continue reading City resources help vulnerable individuals Who to call if you see someone publicly intoxicated
Seniors curious about medical marijuana attended a packed forum predominantly about the drug at the Central Lions Seniors Association on Nov. 20.
Dr. Mark H. Kimmins, who started as a colorectal surgeon, became an advocate for medical marijuana when patients returned their painkillers. Knowing too many people die from opiate addiction, Kimmins became interested what else marijuana can help and found a lot. Continue reading Medical marijuana has numerous benefits Forum focused on medical cannabis with seniors in mind
When it comes to housing, today’s seniors want choice.
“They don’t want one size fits all, because lifestyles are so varied,” said Maxine Mcleod, an occupational therapist. “Seniors want to have choices to reflect what they value.”
As a therapist, Mcleod has seen how some retirees plan ahead for a move that brings them closer to their children and grandchildren. Continue reading Seniors want to stay in their communities Diverse communities allow people to age in place
On Nov. 4, Arts on the Ave (AOTA) debuted the Champions of Alberta Avenue project, which includes photography, written profiles, and a short film. Visit artsontheave.org for more information on the project.
In the meantime, continue to look here for condensed profiles of these local champions, written by Shirley Serviss. Continue reading Local champions make communities better Business owners consider customers like family members