March 2016

Found 3 blog entries for March 2016.

On a usual day, there are 530,000 people of Irish descent living in Alberta. Except on March 17 when that population soars to about 3 million.

There’s no place busier on St. Patrick’s Day than the Irish Cultural Centre on 35 Avenue NW in Bowness, where members and non-members alike are invited to drop in for a pint of something special and authentic Irish food and atmosphere. This is home to the Irish Cultural Society that has been representing Irish folk in Calgary for more than 25 years, providing hospitality and celebrating Irish culture.

The shenanigans begin at 5 pm when the doors open to the public.  Admission is just $10 for non-members and $5 for members.  An important note is that the Irish Cultural Centre is a cash only facility – no

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They want to stay at home.  There’s no question, no dilemma and there’s no decision to be made as far as your parents are concerned.  You, as their adult child, see things differently.  You’re on call, you’re doing the shopping, and you’re calling three times a day on top of the five times a day they call you.  Frail and in tenuous health, elderly parents often seem themselves as the independent people they’ve always been. It’s hard on you, because they obviously are not.  It would be far easier to sell their home and move to an assisted living facility as far as you’re concerned.

There are options to help keep your parents at home, often referred to as “aging in place”.

Home care isn’t always the answer, and if your mom or dad needs intensive

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The Crowchild and Flanders Avenue interchange is progressing nicely and drivers no doubt will be happy when the speed limit goes back to 80 kmph through that construction zone.  But the heartache will be well worth it as access to the new Currie Barracks community will be free-flowing.

At final build-out there will 11,000 people living in the former CFB Currie lands, an area once inhabited by enlisted men in some of the tidy white buildings which still remain.  The total space is 157 acres, which is comparable to 119 football fields.  Canada Lands is working towards building a complete urban village, with shopping, retail, dining, recreation, green space and beautiful homes in attractive price ranges. They will preserve the heritage buildings so

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