By Lee Brinkman
What would you do if, for some reason, you were unable to continue driving? Read on to learn about the transportation options available in the Okanagan.
Many seniors in the Okanagan live alone and rely on their vehicle for independence. But as we age, our physical and mental abilities can change, and some of those changes—including our vision, hearing, and ability to react quickly—can affect our driving. Doctors are expected to report people who have a medical condition that prevents them from being able to drive safely, and just one medical issue can jeopardize your ability to drive. What would you do then? Continue reading
By Dr. Jan Hux, Chief Science Officer, Canadian Diabetes Association
Separating fact from fiction around a disease that affects 11 million Canadians and has a shocking growth rate, with a new diagnosis every three minutes.
Diabetes is a disease with many causes and no known cure. It’s a global issue, but the impact is felt in communities throughout Canada. If you don’t have diabetes, there is a very good chance someone in your family or circle of friends does. Continue reading
By Chris Carter, BSc, DC, GradCertPainMgt
This troubling condition causes physical and emotional stress and can hamper enjoyment of life. What are the underlying factors and how can sufferers find relief or even recover?
What is chronic pain and how does it develop?
You may already have recognized that chronic pain awareness has become a hot health topic over the last several years. Deservedly so, as this condition affects one in five Canadians and can have deleterious effects on families and the economy. Although good information is widely available regarding chronic pain, there is also, unfortunately, incorrect information that may mislead those who suffer. I hope I can clear up a few things. Continue reading
By Lenora Klappe
This fun-loving group of seniors finds adventure at every turn.
The Penticton Adventurers Club (PAC) has been in existence for over twenty years, and some of its charter members are still active participants. At present the club boasts over 130 members ranging in age from 55 to 96. Continue reading
By Britt Mills, DVM
Quick, easy, and inexpensive fixes for improving your dog’s nutrition.
Many of us over the years have learned the benefits of whole-food nutrition for ourselves and our families, but what about our canine friends? As we pour the uniformly brown preformed kibble into a bowl, we may wonder if it’s providing optimum nutrition. Continue reading