People learn about dementia, how to have a good visit

By Rob VogtThere are things you can do to have a successful visit when you have a loved one with dementia.More than 25 people attended a lunch and learn presentation at Cottonwood Village on dementia, put on by Marcella Snell, a nurse and the facility’s recreation director.She described her experience, including six years focused on long-term care in a nursing … Read more

Council learns more about Rowan House and its services

By Rob VogtWhen a woman is experiencing domestic violence or abuse, there is help available.At its April 11 meeting, Claresholm town council learned more about Rowan House when two of its staff appeared as a delegation.Linette Soldan is the executive director for Rowan House and Kelly Smit is the resource development team lead.Smit explained Rowan House has been in operation … Read more

Claresholm and District Health foundation welcomes new coordinator

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterShanda McTighe has been around health care her whole life, whether working in health care, having family members work in health care or utilizing its services.Now, the new coordinator for the Claresholm and District Health Foundation wants to give back to the community.McTighe started her new job on Jan. 24, and has been busy … Read more

Lunch and learn session discusses estate planning

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterResidents and community members learned more about wills, enduring powers of attorney, and personal directives at a recent Lunch and Learn.On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Cottonwood Village Retirement Residence and Claresholm and District Family and Community Support Services hosted local lawyer Kendall Schille to talk about estate planning.She began by explaining there are three … Read more

New volunteer resources coordinator starts

By Rob Vogt – Local Press WriterIf you have ever wanted to volunteer at one of the health facilities in Claresholm, now is your chance.Janessa Reimer started as the new volunteer resources coordinator for Alberta Health Services for Claresholm and Vulcan on Jan. 24, and she is excited to recruit volunteers and create new volunteer opportunities at Claresholm General Hospital, … Read more