Active Senior's Digest Blog

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Detecting Alzheimer’s through speech

By Joel Wittnebel/Active Senior’s Digest The way someone talks can tell you a lot about them. One company believes it could even tell you whether they have Alzheimer’s disease. New technology, developed by Toronto-based...

Dipika Damerla, minister responsible for Seniors Affairs, and Kathryn McGarry, MPP (Cambridge), meet with local seniors during an art workshop.

Seniors: New programs available

Seniors can now stay active and more engaged with the community thanks to some new programming. The province of Ontario has invested in 380 provincial projects through a Community Grant program that will offer...

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario minister of Health.

Seniors now eligible for shingles protection

Ontario seniors will now be protected against a potentially dangerous disease. Each year, more than 42,000 people in the province develop shingles, a painful infection caused by the reactivated varicella zoster virus, the same...

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Try better-for-you baking

During the holidays, it is easy to veer from a heart healthy diet and lifestyle. This can be made even more challenging when it comes to desserts. After all, who can say no to...

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Celebrate apple season

  Apples are at their sweetest and juiciest this time of year, making them perfect for snacking or using in autumn-inspired dishes. But have you thought of adding them to your pasta? This easy...

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Onion Soup with Apple Cider

INGREDIENTS: 3 lbs (1.5 kg) onions, thinly sliced 2 shallots 4 tbsp (60 mL) olive oil 1 Green Mountain hot apple cider mix K-Cup pod 4 cups (1 L) beef broth 4 cups (1...

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Hot Apple Cider with Dark Rum

INGREDIENTS: 30 mL (1 oz) dark rum 1 Green Mountain hot apple cider mix K-Cup pod 1 cinnamon stick Apple slices to decorate DIRECTIONS: Brew 250 mL (8 oz) of Green Mountain hot apple...

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Despair and forgiveness

The Crooked Heart of Mercy By Billie Livingston Random House of Canada Hard Cover, 261 Pages www.penguinrandomhouse.ca A young couple must find their way back to life after the loss of their precious two-year-old...

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Living in a shadow

The Aviator’s Wife By Melanie Benjamin Bantam Books, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Soft Cover, 429 Pages www.penguinrandomhouse.ca This novel is based on the story of Colonel Charles Lindbergh and his wife...

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Prevention of falls and financial losses

By Sergeant Sheri Tate/Active Senior’s Digest Why would a police officer recommend attending a Falls Prevention Exercise program? You may feel the role of police and my recommendation for seniors to exercise has nothing...