National News

Canadian seniors to receive special payment in early July

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday that the previously announced special payment to seniors will arrive in early July. Seniors eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) will receive their special one-time, tax-free payment during the week of July 6. […]

Columns

Comment: Seniors at risk for opioid poisoning – how caregivers can help

(NC) Older adults experience higher rates of chronic pain and disease than the general population and are therefore routinely prescribed opioids to deal with pain associated with conditions such as arthritis and cancer. This may help explain why they have a higher rate of hospitalizations due to opioid poisoning than any other age group, according to a recent report. […]

Crime & Police

Scams that target seniors

(NC) Many fraudsters target their scams at seniors, believing that they are more vulnerable and easier to trick. This isn’t always true of course, but seniors remain one of the most targeted groups, so it pays to be cautious. […]

Local News

Morinville hosting two mental health sessions for seniors

Primary Care Network St. Albert & Sturgeon is partnering with Morinville’s Family and Community Support Services Department to deliver two Lunch & Learn Workshops on mental health over the next month. Earlier this year the partnership provided a session on anxiety. The next two are about stress on Feb. 20 and understanding depression on Mar. 11. Both sessions are no cost events and take place at the cultural centre from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
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