The Seniors Choice Newsmagazine
Between You and Me
Come and Join the 'Master Class'
The most recent study of Canadians who volunteer their time and energy in their communities shows us that 58% of seniors are involved in informal volunteer activities outside the home. That is a lot of hours of community support! Over 800,000 Canadians, or more than 23% of our senior population, are participating in activities that deeply enrich the quality of life in their towns and cities. They average 4 hours per week on these various tasks, which translates into a dollar value of over $2 bil...
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2008 September
2008 September
travel
Osoyoos offers Canada’s Warmest Welcome
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The proper etiquette in Osoyoos (pronounced Oh-soo-yoos) is to offer your visitor a bottle of ice cold spring water and well it should be since Osoyoos is Canada's only true desert.
The name Osoyoos comes from the native word for "narrowing of the waters" because of its location at a narrowing of Osoyoos Lake. Situated in the rain shadow of the ...

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travel
Riviera Nayarit
Frolic in Nature and Taste the CultureSample Image
in Riviera Nayarit


Crocodiles appear as drifting logs, until they swish their powerful tails. Deep in the mangrove forest curtains of foliage drape the sides of the narrow waterways. Our small boat manoeuvres past the bulging roots needed to hold these towering trees upright in the silt base. Large ...

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Perennials
He Can Wire-up Anything!
Sample ImageBob Waines, owner of B-Wired Electrical Repairs, turned his boyhood passion for everything electrical into a successful career that benefits owners of motorized vehicles and the environment.

“I'm an auto electrician by trade,” said Waines, who did his training and apprenticeship with Mr. Sparks Auto Electric in Maple Ridge where he gre...

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Health
Disability Insurance Claims

A lot of people come to me hoping I can help them in their attempt to leave an unsatisfying work situation and receive disability insurance because of the stress or depression their job is causing.

Unfortunately, disability insurance is not as straight forward as is sometimes thought and is intended only for fairly specific reasons and times away from work.

Since people pay into disability insurance policies for many years, it is often felt that the pay out of that ...

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Gardening
New Varieties of Old Favorites
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Like most gardeners I am always checking out other gardens, looking for new ideas or new plants. While visiting my daughter in NY State, I had to check out her dwarf red Morning glories. They had small intense red flowers on vines with lacey leaves with a number of lobes instead of the usual heart shaped leaves. Of course I had to check it ...

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Nutrition Facts
The Nutrition Facts table – What's in it for you?

Sample ImageHave you ever wondered about the nutrition value of your favourite breakfast cereal? Does it have the dietary fibre you need? Is it high or low in sodium or saturated fat?


The Nutrition Facts table, which you see on almost all pre-packaged foods, makes it easier to answer questions you may have about what is in the foods you buy...
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Prevent Arthritis
Glucosamine and chondroitin still tops for arthritis
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"Consumers are very interested in natural ways to deal with the pain and stiffness of osteo-arthritic joints," comments Dr. Joyce Tellier Johnson, naturopathic physician and health educator for Webber Naturals health products. "Still topping the natural health product charts are glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate. These provide car...

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Oral Health Matters
Why your oral health matters.

Gingivitis - who, me?Sample Image

More than 15 million Canadians have gingivitis – a milder and reversible form of periodontal disease – but only seven percent actually believe they have it. It's tempting to assume this low-grade condition is so wide-spread, that it can't be serious, right?? Wrong. Research shows that oral health ha...
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Health & Nutrition
Add vegetables and fruit to your cart more often
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Both fresh and processed vegetables and fruit are sources of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Choosing different forms of vegetables and fruit adds variety to healthy eating and allows you to enjoy Canadian produce year-round.
The convenience of frozen and canned vegetables and fruit suits today's busy lifestyles. Frozen vegetables are easy to use in a ...

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Fall Skin Care
Fall Skin Forecast: Season change brings on dry, itchy, red skin

As we head into the changing season, many Canadians may begin experiencing dry, itchy, and red skin. With yo-yoing temperatures common this year, recent statistics show that hot and cold extremes are a major trigger of the dry, itchy, red skin often associated with eczema. And, these symptom flare-ups are bound to get even worse as we turn on our heaters to deal with the upcoming colder, dryer air. Here are some basic tips to manage symptoms this fall and winter:
1. Know the triggers:...

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Thanksgiving
A more efficient thanksgiving

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be a daunting task. From choosing the menu to cooking the turkey to finding space for those delicious leftovers, the process can be overwhelming.
But it doesn't need to be, says Catherine Marion, co-host of The Mom Show and Whirlpool Home Appliances spokesperson: "There are many simple ways to cut time without cutting corners."
Marion offers 10 ways to help you get out of the kitchen and back into your life this Thanksgiving:
1. Get the whole ...

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Earth Talk
EarthTalk - community based tourism
Sample ImageDear EarthTalk: What is “community based tourism” and how does it purport to safeguard pristine places?

Community based tourism refers to situations in which local people—usually those that are poor or economically marginalized in very rural parts of the world—open up their homes and communities to visitors seeking sustainably...

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Earth Talk
Earth Talk - change Car Oil
Dear EarthTalk: How often do I really need to change my car's oil? Conventional wisdom has alwaysSample Image put it at every 3,000 miles to prevent engine wear, but isn't changing oil that frequently wasteful and unnecessary? Also, what is the "greenest" and longest-lasting oil I should use?
There is much debate in the automotive world over how often driv...

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