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Stuck in long-term care

Without proper support to live at home, there are few, if any choices By Meagan Gillmore Sometimes, the most exciting

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The power of inclusive language

By Rebecca Blissett The words we use carry meaning and power. This was the theme of a live discussion held for International Day of Persons

Stuck in long-term care

Without proper support to live at home, there are few, if any choices By Meagan Gillmore Sometimes, the most exciting place Victoria Levack can go is her bedroom. The decorations testify to the 30-year-old’s interests and aspirations. A constellation of photos of her with celebrities at Hal-Con, Halifax’s annual comic

Life lessons from the COVID era

By Darius Foroux We all thought this was a temporary thing. But here we are. People are already calling this the “COVID era” as if they are reading about it in a history book. But we’re still going through it. For most of my friends and family, the social distancing

Back to Work

All the information regarding how to get Back to Work and your feet again

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Work from home helps

More of us are washing our hands amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but  1 in 4 don’t lather up when they need to, such as after blowing their nose, according to a new CDC report. Forest: Even before 2020 sent our brains into panic mode, our attention spans were waning —

Budgeting during a crisis

By Bradley Atkins Managing a budget for the average Canadian can be a heavy lift. Recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic have reminded Canadian households that when unexpected events occur, we must be financially prepared. What follows are a practical series of steps that you can take to protect

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In the News

Wake-up call: Retirees are staying in their homes By Anna Sharratt Ninety-six per cent of Ontario seniors over age 55 who were surveyed, say that

COVID concerns of disabled people multiply as health protocols lifted

By Nancy Hansen and Shannon Sampert In the two years we’ve been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become clear just how precarious the social positioning of disabled people really is. Now, with a loosening of health protocols and cases on the rise again, we, as disabled people, have serious

Going green

Doing your part to save the planet By Rick Lauber Reduce, reuse, recycle—all simple practices that can make a sustainable contribution towards living an eco-friendly lifestyle. Whether you’re helping to plant a community vegetable garden, sitting on the green committee at your local Legion or having a Saturday garage sale,

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Wake-up call: Retirees are staying in their homes By Anna Sharratt Ninety-six per cent of Ontario seniors over age 55 who were surveyed, say that

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Independent Living

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Inoculating against depression When approaching diseases, scientists usually look for two things—ways to prevent and ways to cure. But with mental illnesses, they have only

FYI…What You Need To Know

Spain’s “crying room” Bang in the middle of its capital city, Madrid, there’s a special place where residents can go to cry. Called La Lloreria, the room is designed to dispel existing stigmas around attending to one’s mental health—be it in the form of crying, taking some time out to

Re-envisioning aging in Canada

By John Muscedere and Alex Mihailidis Ageism is something we’re all familiar with, but many shrug it off as not that serious. In fact, ageism is ingrained in our society. The World Health Organization’s Global Report on Ageism estimates that one in two people hold ageist attitudes. Treating individuals differently

In The News

Inoculating against depression When approaching diseases, scientists usually look for two things—ways to prevent and ways to cure. But with mental illnesses, they have only

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