Category: Features

More than bingo

RRC program teaches students to help seniors DANIELLE DOIRON, SPORTS & LIFESTYLE EDITOR  When it comes to wellness, age is only a number. Last year, Statistics Canada predicted about one in four Canadians will be 65 or older by 2030, while younger age groups will shrink. “As we get older, we don’t change as people,” said Julie Dubuc. “We all have the same basic needs: the same need to feel secure in our environments, to have a predictable future, to have family and friends that love us and care about us, to have those challenging activities where we can experience self-growth...

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Check your levels

Students, staff living with Type 1 diabetes CONNOR WIELGOSZ, CONTRIBUTOR  Only months after turning 50, Ted Cotton collapsed from a kitchen stool into his son’s arms. He had passed out. “My wife said she knew something was wrong, because I was babbling,” Cotton said. “I wasn’t making any sense.” The problem was Cotton had taken his insulin injection too early. The RRC accounting and computer education instructor had recently been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D), a disease that stops the pancreas from producing insulin. Insulin is the hormone that controls blood sugar. T1D is also called Juvenile Diabetes, because it’s...

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No bones about it

Young people turn to drug-free arthritis management BY HANNAH CLARK,  CONTRIBUTOR  At first, Melanie Galon thought the weather was making her joints ache. “I would just wake up on a random day, and I wouldn’t be able to walk normally or close my hands,” she said. Galon lived with daily pain for several months before she went to her family doctor, who referred her to a rheumatologist. She was diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis at the age of 24. In Manitoba, more than 250,000 people live with arthritis, according to The Arthritis Society. There are over 100 kinds of arthritis....

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