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Let’s Get the Hearing Loop Straight!

By Tosha R. Hodgson, BA, MClSc, Aud(C), Registered Audiologist & Hearing Instrument Practitioner

Examining the major differences between hearing loop technology and Bluetooth® hearing aid accessories.

It has been fantastic watching Vernon and surrounding areas become more hearing accessible. As an increasing number of hearing loop systems are installed, I have been fielding more questions than ever before about the technology. While answering these questions it has come to my attention that a number of people have read, or been told, inaccurate or misleading information, particularly about hearing loop technology versus Bluetooth® technology. The most common misconception seems to be that hearing aid wearers no longer need telecoils or public hearing loop systems in public places because they can use Bluetooth accessories instead. Continue reading

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Small Changes Go a Long Way

By Claire Volpatti

Eight great tips for incorporating simple—but highly beneficial—habits into your day.

There are times when making a big change can just be too much to handle. The level of commitment required and the perseverance needed to stick it out is just not reasonable at that moment. And while the knowledge of that may make you feel even less motivated, fret not, because there are a number of small changes you can make that have very little impact on your daily life but that will show great rewards in your physical and mental health! Continue reading

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Powers of Attorney

By Chris Alveberg, BSc, LLB

Changes to an Old Favourite—and Not Just for Seniors

Do you know what would happen to your home, financial affairs, and other property (for example, your finances, real estate, business) in the event that you suddenly suffered an accident (whether at work or otherwise) or illness (such as a stroke)? Who would manage your property and financial affairs? Nobody, not even a spouse, has automatic legal authority over an adult’s financial or legal affairs, even if you become incapable. Continue reading

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Meals on Wheels: Bringing Shut-Ins and Community Together

By Dianne Steinley, Editor OHW Magazine

“We deliver smiles.”

Vernon’s Schubert Centre, an independent organization run primarily by volunteers, offers activities and programs that help local seniors boost their quality of life. Since 1984, the centre has been well-known as a social and recreational hot spot in which to gather, have fun, and enjoy great food. Continue reading

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Finding a Family: One Senior’s Experience of Poverty

By Sophie Wooding

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission provides support and community to seniors who may have fallen through the cracks of the system.

When Brian first came to Kelowna’s Gospel Mission, he was recovering from an accident where he’d broken both his legs. He hadn’t been able to walk for three months! During that time, he was hospitalized and then in a rehabilitation program. When he was released from the hospital, he returned home to find that he’d been evicted. Continue reading

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