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alzheimerhappyIt is possible to continue to live well with dementia, but unfortunately half of Canadians do not believe that.

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce is joining with the Alzheimer Society of Canada to challenge the perception that so many people still hold.

"We are pleased to be part of the #StillHere awareness campaign launched this month as part of the ...

Cathy-Hird-refugeeBy Cathy Hird
Homes and churches often display a crèche at this time of year. These small figures of the holy family, shepherds, animals and magi tell the story of the Jesus' birth. This year, the cathedral in Montreal did not place the figures in a stable. Instead, the shelter was a tent with "UNHCR" printed on it.

This simple construction helps bridge the ancient story with our day. The baby Jesus was a refugee.

Cathy-Hird-mary-elizabethBy Cathy Hird

When a couple is trying to have a child, a positive pregnancy test sparks excitement. For a single woman, a missed period can bring panic. She tells herself to be patient, that sometimes she is late, but if the weeks stretch out or morning sickness comes, she knows. Tough choices face her. She begins to imagine what the baby's father will do, what her parents will say, what her friends will think.

Luke's story of Christmas begins like this...

Cathy-Hird-holiday-windowBy Cathy Hird

December is a month when a number of faith and cultural traditions celebrate. Christmas and Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the winter solstice to name a few. In Canada, we mark this month as special with lights and decorated trees, time off and time when family gets together. And on TV, there is a slew of holiday specials. These caught my...

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