Monthly Archives: April 2014

Spring Snow on the Prairies: Walk Safely

Here we are at the tail end of April enjoying a late-season dump of fresh, heavy snow. Mother Nature’s way of letting us know who’s boss? Maybe. It’s disappointing after recently enjoying a plus-20-degree day but certainly not unusual for the Prairies this time of year.

If you’ve already been enjoying outdoor walks, don’t let the weather send you back inside. Keep walking, but remember that surfaces may be icy, especially if you’re a senior or accompanying a senior. Continue reading

Home Safety for Seniors

Today I discovered “The Safe Living Guide—A Guide to Home Safety for Seniors,” published by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Guide to Home Safety for Seniors

Did you know …

  • Falls are the leading cause of seniors’ injuries and injury-related hospitalization in Canada.
  • Nearly half of all injuries among seniors occur at home.
  • Most falls incurred by seniors are preventable.

For seniors, living safely in their house, condo or apartment requires adapting the environment, behaviours and lifestyle to the normal changes that age brings. Continue reading

FYidoctors is age-friendly

I was recently waiting for my husband, Kelly, at FYidoctors – Regina Grasslands early on a Saturday morning. Kelly was in with Dr. Gaucher (the best eye doctor in the biz!) while I sat in a waiting room that overlooked the optical. People were swarming in to the optical for a sale on eyeglass frames. I noticed an elderly woman enter the optical alone, and she was obviously overwhelmed, likely by the crowds AND the hundreds of frames on display. (I too would have been overwhelmed.) All of the sales reps were busy. But I did notice one of them quickly excuse herself from her current client to warmly greet the woman and take her to a smaller section of frames until a sales rep was available. Continue reading

Daisy’s Pantry serves up homemade, take-home meals

Today I met Darla Saunderson, owner of Daisy’s Pantry, a quaint little place on 15th Avenue near the General Hospital that serves homemade meals and fresh bread and baking, all inspired by her Grandma Daisy Keck.

Daisy’s Pantry offers a cozy place to enjoy a meal or coffee. Continue reading

The Salvation Army offers lunch-and-learns for seniors

What’s more fun than joining 35 beautiful seniors for lunch? I had the pleasure today at The Salvation Army Haven of Hope Ministry Center in Regina.

The first and third Tuesday of each month, they host a Seniors Lunch & Learn where local seniors can enjoy a hot, nutritious lunch, sing a few songs, visit with friends old and new, and hear a guest speaker, all for just $2.

Special thanks to Majors Doug and Joanne Binner for inviting me to speak. I had the best time.