Category Archives: Wellness

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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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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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Why Should I Choose a Registered Acupuncturist?

By Marcel Mallette, R.Ac

Why Should I Choose a Registered Acupuncturist?

Acupuncture has been used in China for over 2,500 years and is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory. Today, as acupuncture continues to become popular, more medical practitioners (medical doctors, physiotherapists, naturopaths, and the like) are studying acupuncture and employing it in their practices, including other types of treatment such as “dry needling,” intra-muscular stimulation (IMS), and laser and auricular acupuncture, which are all originally based on TCM acupuncture. Continue reading

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Meditation, Healing, and the Pursuit of a Personal Practice

By Marcela A. Toro Garland, BA, MA, CBT

In a stressful world, how can we break away from destructive patterns of behaviour?

Researchers have proven that going for a daily walk embraces so many more benefits than we have ever considered. Some have even claimed that it is the perfect exercise and one of the best ways to reach and maintain good health. Walking may be the simplest form of exercise, yet so overlooked as to how enriching and beneficial the walk can be. Continue reading

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Learn to Get Around without Your Wheels

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

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