All posts by Rusti Lehay

A member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada since 2003, Rusti has been writing professionally since 1999. Her favourite word activity is immersion editing with memoir writers.

Learn new things in a stress-free environment Non-profit association helps promote lifelong learning

If memories of academia make you shudder with the studying, assignments, and tests, consider the Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association (ELLA), a non-profit association working in partnership with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension to promote lifelong learning opportunities for adults 50 years and older Continue reading Learn new things in a stress-free environment Non-profit association helps promote lifelong learning

Medical marijuana has numerous benefits Forum focused on medical cannabis with seniors in mind

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

Knowing the signs of domestic violence Resources exist to help break the complex cycle

Bruises aren’t the only signs of domestic violence. Other signs can be subtle, but equally telling.

Signs might include someone who can never stay after or be involved in anything outside of work, only goes out with his or her partner, or has no money, phone, or vehicle of their own. Being deprived of personal things most people normally have can be a form of domestic violence.

Const. Sheila Dow, domestic violence coordinator of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) northwest division, said, “Isolation, control, and intimidation are surprisingly common. If you suspect domestic violence, call the police.” Continue reading Knowing the signs of domestic violence Resources exist to help break the complex cycle