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Improving Memory, Concentration and Focus

Improving Memory, Concentration and Focus

One of the topics that cause concern for people as they age is memory loss lack of focus and concentration. This is especially true if there is a parent with Alzheimer’s. 

Unfortunately, the latest drugs only improve performance when used and do not make any permanent change, have many side effects and decrease in effectiveness over time. 

Writing Master Class with Sioux Browning coming in May

Writing Master Class with Sioux Browning coming in May

UBC MFA Professor and professional screenwriter Sioux Browning comes to Nelson to teach two full-days of intensive writing, with a focus on refining action, character, dialogue and structure in your fiction.

Sioux teaches screenwriting for the optional-residency MFA program at UBC. Based in Cranbrook, Sioux works as a screenwriter for television, as a writer for hire for many genres and writes poetry in her spare time.

Tele-workshops give area families tips on providing dementia support

Tele-workshops give area families tips on providing dementia support

Are your family or friends living with dementia?

If so, you may have questions about how to help them. Fortunately, the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. has plenty of answers. And local residents can get its assistance through a pair of free tele–workshops next month.

The first, How to Speak Up About Dementia and Make Changes to the System, explains what you  can  do  to make long-lasting  social  change  for people with dementia and their families.

Local Seniors Project Brings In New Funding

Local Seniors Project Brings In New Funding

For over a year, Nelson CARES has been working together with a community advisory committee to identify the most pressing needs of the growing seniors’ population in Nelson and the surrounding region.

Dubbed the “Age Friendly Community Initiative,” this work has brought together a broad cross-section of local players – seniors’ organizations, agencies that serve seniors, local government and others – to collaboratively identify service gaps and barriers and develop projects to address those needs.

Nearly $1 million in funding approved from CBT Social Grants Program

Nearly $1 million in funding approved from CBT Social Grants Program

Thirty-two projects that support social well-being have been approved to receive nearly $1 million in funding from Columbia Basin Trust’s Social Grants Program.
 
“Our selection committee approved a diverse range of projects from a strong showing of applications during our annual intake,” said Sabrina Curtis, Director, Sector Initiatives.

FARM, FOOD, FORK is growing our local food economy

FARM, FOOD, FORK is growing our local food economy

A local food initiative is underway in the Kootenay Boundary region that aims to grow, develop, and unify  the local food economy.

This is an undertaking of the newly formed West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op, a Slocan Valley based not-for-profit co-operative working on food security measures for the region.

The board is made up of young farmers and food business owners who have a vested interest in strengthening the food economy.

Nelson CARES Society Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Nelson CARES Society Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Nelson CARES Society has been awarded Three-Year accreditation by CARF International. 

This is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to Nelson CARES Society.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards.

FIVE WAYS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TAX RETURN

FIVE WAYS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TAX RETURN

Tax time is getting closer than we think (2014 deadline to file is April 30) and The Nelson Daily, with help from H&R Block, is providing tips to the public leading up to the final day of filing to Revenue Canada.

Today we focus on five ways to get the most out of your tax returns.

A common goal for Canadians every tax season is to avoid paying taxes. Making an error on your taxes can mean you pay more tax than absolutely necessary. Here are five ways to make the most of your tax return:

Fly Fishing Symposium days away

Fly Fishing Symposium days away

The annual West Kootenay Fly Fishing Symposium is only days away.

The 15 annual event is set for Saturday and Sunday (March 29-30) at the Castlegar Rec Complex.

Activities include fly casting and fly tying demos, seminars, vendor exhibits and fly tying for kids; admission is free.

For more information go to West Kootenay Fly Fishing Symposium home page.

'Talk, Music, Action' evening at the Capitol Theatre

'Talk, Music, Action' evening at the Capitol Theatre

Celine Trojand from the Dogwood Initiative and local performance poet Magpie Ulysseys have been added to the line-up at the "Talk, Music, Action event coming up at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson, March 27th.,

The evening of presentations, music and action is being put on by local group Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC (find us on facebook) to build resistance to the Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipeline proposals in our part of the province.