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20/02 Feb 2020

Sometimes, love is agony

by Sharon Simpson   Have you ever wondered where the ideas came from for the famous love passage in 1 Corinthians 13? Paul, who wrote this letter, had tracked down new Christians, torturing and killing them. His presence filled people with fear and trepidation. How did he ever figure out what to say about love […]

20/01 Jan 2020

Try something new this year

by Sharon Simpson   As we enter the New Year, people all around us are setting goals and aspiring to do new things. What should an elderly senior do in this time of reflection and renewal? How about set some goals to try something new or do something different? I’ll never forget when my 94-year-old […]

19/12 Dec 2019

Traditions – the gifts that keep on giving

by Sharon Simpson   They say that some of the age-old Christmas traditions are slowly falling out of favour. The younger generations have either forgotten or no longer cherish some past favourite Christmas traditions. One tradition that is slowly being lost is the traditional Christmas Eve carol service in our local churches. That is a […]

19/11 NOV 2019

Do you remember?

by Sharon Simpson   “Do you remember?” is one of questions that anyone living with dementia will struggle to answer. It just slips off the tongue and the next thing you know, you’ve put them in the very difficult place of trying to do something (remember) that is not possible. It took me a while […]

19/11 NOV 2019

Hearing loss

by Lilianne Fuller   Psalm 139 tells us that our bodies are ‘fearfully and wonderfully’ made and you need not look any further than our ears to see the truth of that statement. Our ears are a combination of mechanics and electrical impulses that allow us to hear the faintest of whispers or the roar […]

19/10 Oct 2019

A thankful heart is a content heart

by Sharon Simpson   Recently, I went with an elderly senior from our campus of care to speak with a group of 20-somethings who are studying for their Masters in Counselling Psychology. For the past five years, we have partnered with this program to bring young counsellors into a real experience with the dynamics, issues […]

19/09 Sep 2019

Reunion

by Sharon Simpson   Reunions; family reunions, highschool reunions, friendship reunions, neighbourhood reunions and work reunions. Ties we share bring meaning to our lives as we process what our life means and how we fit. We take stock of how things are and how things have changed. Reunions give us perspective as we remember the […]

19/09 Sep 2019

Healthy life, healthy lungs

By Lilianne Fuller   The ability to breathe is something we take for granted, until we can’t. For over 10 percent of Albertans, the struggle to breathe is a daily one. Our lungs serve two very important functions. First, and most obvious, they are the means by which we breathe, but lungs also cleanse the […]

19/09 Sep 2019

Those feet were made for walking

By Lilianne Fuller   To maintain good overall health, doctors recommend walking at least 10,000 steps a day. In addition, numerous studies declare this is a great way to keep off excess pounds, make our bodies more flexible, and improve mental acuity. But in order to walk 10,000 steps a day, it’s important to protect […]

19/05 May 2019

A mother’s legacy

by Sharon Simpson   Mothers of all ages can take themselves back to those days when they were caring for infants, toddlers and little children. It is amazing how quickly those memories can flood our minds as we reflect on when we became a mother. There are days that seem like they will never end […]