The Seniors Choice Newsmagazine
August
August has Something for Everyone

 There are 31 days in August, and that is a good thing as there is so much going on. Even with 31 days to fill, many events spill over into September. It is just not possible to get to them all, so we need to plan our month carefully.
August is always the month when the city of Penticton really shines. With all the events depending on all the volunteers, local folks must have an informal understanding that no one takes their holidays at that time; there is simply too much to do and see.


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2008 AUGUST
2008 AUGUST
ADD / ADHD and Driving
ADD/ADHD and driving

By Dr. Paul Latimer

Pretty much everyone remembers learning to drive. What exhilarating freedom to get behind the wheel and be the one to decide on the destination and to no longer need parents for chauffeurs! Yes, learning to drive is a memorable time.

Of course, with freedom comes responsibility and driving can be dangerous as well. In fact, of all the potential risks facing young people, nothing is more likely to cause serious injury or death than a motor vehicle ...

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Strokes
Stroke in aging population

?TORONTO, Ont. July 14, 2008

Stroke in aging population to levy heavy demands on health-care system. Canada's fast growing age group more likely to die from stroke, stay longer in hospital and less likely to be discharged home, Canadians 80 or older are more likely to die from stroke, stay longer in hospital and are less likely to be discharged home in a growing trend that researchers believe will have a domino effect on the health-care system, according to new research led by a St. Mi...
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Plants with Deep Burgundy or Purple-black Foliage
Plants with Deep Burgundy or Purple-black Foliage
Like most gardeners I like the contrasts in my garden. Plants with unusual or striking features make an interesting addition, especially when the foliage is what makes them striking. I particularly like this because with perennials they are not always in flower but striking foliage will make a statement all season. For this reason I have a number of Heuchera, Japanese Painted Ferns and variegated varieties of Jacobs Ladder and Iris' etc.
I recently saw an interesting use of some of these pl...

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Gardening is a great pick-me-up
Gardening is a great pick-me-up

Gardening is a great way to beat the blues.
By Kari Smith Do you want to increase your happiness, contentment and overall well-being? Grab a trowel and head outside. Numerous studies document the positive impact of gardening on human health and emotion.
Most people benefit from horticultural therapy, or HT, which is defined by the Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association as the process of using plants and the natural world to improve the social, spiritual, physical and emotional w...
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Reduce Taxes and Increase Inheritances
Reduce taxes and increase inheritances to your loved ones

Reduce taxes and increase inheritances to your loved ones


—Many people support charitable organizations through gifts from their estates. There are many benefits to giving to charities through your Will. A charitable bequest in your Will reduces the taxes owing upon death thereby increasing the inheritances to your loved ones. A your Will allows you to make a significant donation upon your death that you may not have been able to make during your lifetime.
• Tax Re...
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Pet Therapy Dogs
Man's best friend... and therapist: The St. John Therapy Dog Program

Sample ImageThe ongoing success of St. John Ambulance's therapy dog visitation program underscores the dog's reputation as "man's best friend". That's because, through this pet visitation approach, participants — many of whom are in hospital or long-term care facilities — can interact with friendly canines as part of a therapy program. Over the years, St...
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How to Prepare for Summer Stormes
How to Prepare for Summer Storms

Winter's fury may be long forgotten, but unexpected summer storms can be just as dangerous. Heavy rains, strong winds, and lightning strikes can cause serious damage to property and threaten the safety of you and your family.
Severe summer storms can be large, slow-moving systems that cause flooding as they hang around for days, or quick-moving thunderstorms that seem to come out of nowhere—sometimes bringing intense downpours, hail, or even tornadoes.
With these potential sev...
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Fuel Efficient Cars for Vacation
Rent a fuel efficient car for road trips

(NC)—For families all across Canada summer means one thing: road trip. But with fuel costs rising, what options do Canadians have to help offset the cost of driving and maintain the family road trip tradition? These days, many families are renting a car for driving vacations lasting a month, a week, or just a weekend.
"Every year more and more cars are being rented for summer road trips," said Dwight Miller, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Vice President. "With the rising price of gas, fu...

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