Students at Inner City High School, a school for high-risk youth, are self-aware about personal responsibility.
“It’s all on you if you’re going to succeed,” stressed Kirkland, whose cousins suggested he attend the school after he was kicked out of his home in Maskwacis. “You’ve got to be determined. The negative experiences push you to succeed. Everybody has hardships. It’s how you deal with them.” Continue reading Determination is crucial for success Inner City High students work towards a better life
The #MeToo movement is sweeping across the country to raise awareness about harassment and foster community support for those affected.
Garrett Johnson (who requested his name be changed) discussed his experience when an ex-boyfriend attacked him outside of a nightclub. He said he felt uneasy upon arriving to the nightclub, but brushed the anxiety aside. Continue reading Harassment doesn’t need to leave you helpless Resources are available if you are being harassed or threatened
Powwow dancing requires agility, cardio fitness, stamina, and grace. Dustin Stamp, a fancy dancer from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, is committed to helping people develop and maintain these qualities in the Canadian Native Friendship Centre’s Pow Wow Practice. Continue reading Powwow dancing is a great way to stay fit Drum beats are central to this Indigenous dance
I’m sure most of you are familiar with proverbs or sayings like: It takes a village to raise a child, quality time, or spare the rod and spoil the child.
Everywhere we look as caregivers, we receive advice (usually conflicting) about how, exactly, we should connect with our children and raise them. Continue reading Family forms the building blocks of our lives How we are raised influences us as adults and parents
One in five Canadians suffer from a mental illness, so chances are you know someone who does. If you do, you can offer support in a number of ways. Continue reading Supporting someone with mental illness Knowing how to support and when to suggest further help
Every time I drove by the Buchanan Centre, I was intrigued as to how they support people with Parkinson’s disease. Continue reading A place for those with Parkinson’s disease The Buchanan Centre offers supports throughout Alberta
I’m 45 years old and after being right-handed all my life, I think I’m going to start training myself to be left-handed. After a long session of computer work last night, I can’t even squeeze the shampoo bottle. So I’ve added hand and wrist tendonitis to my elbow and shoulder tendonitis on my right side. Lovely. Continue reading Taking care of yourself while you’re young Health plays a large part in your continued well-being
The holidays herald parties, and that brings more instances of impaired driving. With this in mind, Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is preparing for holiday checkstops, but police encourage drivers who choose to drink to find alternatives to get home. Continue reading Celebrate responsibly this holiday season Edmonton has plenty of options to get home safely
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
“What am I doing here with all these seniors?”
The thought flashed through my mind the first time I walked into the Central Lions Seniors Association (CLSA). I admit it: I was still in denial that I, too, was a senior.
That was five years ago. Today, like many people over 55, I embrace all things senior at CLSA. If I want it, I can have it: fitness, workshops, courses, crafts, clubs, and special events.
I am also making new acquaintances, having new conversations, receiving new smiles. Continue reading Senior centres encourage levels of well-being Central Lions Seniors Association has plenty of options