Active Senior's Digest Blog

Conquer gardening pain

The long, sunny days of summer are returning, and that means it’s time to dust off those gardening tools. But if you experience long-lasting body pain, yard work might be easier said than done....

Seniors Talk with Sgt. Sheri

By Sergeant Sheri Tate/DRPS When I started my job as senior support coordinator for the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) two years ago, I had so many new things to learn about, such as...

Senior releases debut novel

By Graeme McNaughton/Active Senior’s Digest Buck Woods, a homicide detective with the NYPD, needed a break from the big city, and made the choice to go back to his roots, heading to Orono, Maine...

From friendship to family: A life of volunteering

By Joel Wittnebel/Active Senior’s Digest From small talk, to card games to care giving, as an Alzheimer’s companion Terry Rutledge is a swiss army knife of kindness and compassion. A lifelong volunteer, his dedication...

Grilled Chicken Soup

INGREDIENTS: 4 to 5 carrots 1 sweet onion 4 to 5 fingerling potatoes 1 stalk celery 2 to 3 chicken breasts 3 cups chicken stock 1/4 cup (60 mL) hot sauce 1 1/2 cup...

Open-faced Steak Sandwich

INGREDIENTS: 1 10oz New York Strip Steak, 1” thick 2 red, green or orange peppers 1 sweet onion 1 bottle (341 mL) Rickard’s Red 1 lime 1 baguette Cilantro DIRECTIONS: Thinly slice peppers and...

Working through chronic disease

At 50 years of age, Blake Bell was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. At first he reacted like many — experiencing denial and withdrawal. He also suffered from depression, a common symptom of the degenerative...

Moroccan Cauliflower “Couscous” Salad

INGREDIENTS: 1 bag (14 oz) Mann’s Cauliflower Cauliettes 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp ground cumin and paprika 1/2 tsp each ground coriander and salt 1/4 tsp each ground cinnamon...