CSANews Issue 40


Issue 40 Fall 2001
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Letter from the Editor Issue 40
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
The New Border A Legend "Earl Warren" Elder Abuse Letter from the Editor Issue 40 - Sometimes, an event occurs that has the potential to change our entire world. The unbelievable destruction we witnessed on September 11 is now part of....   Read more...

Preparing for This Year's Border Crossing
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Preparing for This Year's Border Crossing - At the time of this update, the turmoil in the U.S. is still painfully fresh and there has been much discussion about our shared border. As many of yo....   Read more...

Stop and Smell the Roses
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Stop and Smell the Roses - The view was breathtaking! Below us lay a luxurious forest, rolling fields, a sparkling river, and so many colours that an artist's palette pales in c....   Read more...

Broadcast Legend: Celebrating 50 Years on Radio
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Broadcast Legend: Celebrating 50 Years on Radio - Sitting around the dining-room table in his compact Toronto bungalow, veteran broadcaster Earl Warren suddenly surprises me with a secret wish. If he ....   Read more...

Elder Abuse
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Elder Abuse - When Dr. Elizabeth Podnieks, a Toronto nurse educator, first began taking her students into hospitals, she realized that older people were not being t....   Read more...

President’s Message Issue 40
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
President’s Message Issue 40 - Tuesday, September 11, 2001 was a sombre and painful wake-up call for us all. For those of us who are able to remember the chilling war years, Tuesday....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 40
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 40 - We have already met with provincial ministers in Ontario and have meetings confirmed for Manitoba. We are rescheduling our meeting in Prince Edward Is....   Read more...

Your Rates are Too High!
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Your Rates are Too High! - We have received several letters from people who received Medipac's Travel Insurance Package and they all had a similar, and all too familiar, complai....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report Issue 40
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 40 - Last month, I attended a very insightful three-day international conference on Technology and Aging, the first of its kind. You may ask why was I repr....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 40
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 40 - HI FOLKS!Beth and I hope that the especially hot summer didn't cause anyone of our gang too much discomfort.We had a pleasant surprise this summer whe....   Read more...

CSANews Visits With...
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
CSANews Visits With... - Last winter was a busy one! I spent a lot of time visiting various social events throughout Florida on behalf of the CSA and Medipac International. It....   Read more...

Canada Clubs! Issue 40
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Canada Clubs! Issue 40 - Canadian Society of St. Petersburg: Pic 1It was a beautiful day for a picnic at Fort DeSoto Park in St. Petersburg, FL last March and these gals took ....   Read more...

Care Care
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Care Care - The purchase of a car is one of the major purchases you make in your life. It may not be a living thing, but if you want to ensure it a long life, you....   Read more...

Bearing Up in Bad Times
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Bearing Up in Bad Times - No one could have anticipated the $5 trillion U.S+ drop in equity markets, the massive drop in interest rates and GIC returns, and the horror of the b....   Read more...

Beyond Coping -Widows Reinventing their Lives
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Beyond Coping -Widows Reinventing their Lives - Beyond Coping is more than a good read, and it's not just for widows. Neither the editors nor the 20 remarkable women who shared their experiences are....   Read more...

Star Wars Technology Can Add Years to Your Life
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Star Wars Technology Can Add Years to Your Life - When I was in medical school 20 years ago, I was taught that patients came to see their physician once they felt sick. Patients would go to the doctor....   Read more...

A Little Knowledge Can Be A Dangerous Thing!!!
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
A Little Knowledge Can Be A Dangerous Thing!!! - I've been working in the computer industry for 20 years and have seen, and been a part of, the introduction of mini-computers, personal computers and ....   Read more...

Move While You're on the Move
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Move While You're on the Move - Long-distance travelling often means hours sitting in a cramped position. The result can be formation of blood clots in the legs, a condition called d....   Read more...

Phone Crooks
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Phone Crooks - AT&T has recently released a fraud warning for area code (809). Calls to this area code are billable in the same manner as the (900) area code, th....   Read more...

Causeway Collapse in Texas
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Causeway Collapse in Texas - The death toll is now four, after four loaded barges slammed into the state's longest bridge, the Queen Isabella Causeway, early this morning. Three o....   Read more...

CSANews: Fast Facts
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
CSANews: Fast Facts - Dear Bird Talk,The item: "Canada Trust MasterCard (travel medical insurance) Bites The Dust," based on the information I have, is only partly true. Th....   Read more...

Standard Election Dates
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Standard Election Dates - Dear Bird Talk,Your Spring Issue 38 makes reference to voting problems experienced by our CSA members in November 2000.I have a degree of understandin....   Read more...

Advanced tickets
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Advanced tickets - Dear Bird Talk,I just had to write to express my deep disappointment with the C.S.A.Every year we look forward to attending the Snowbird Extravaganza ....   Read more...

Barcelona: Built on Beauty
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Barcelona: Built on Beauty - Spain is legendary throughout history for its beautiful and passionate Flamenco dancers, matadors, Latin lovers and its incredible countryside, which ....   Read more...

Fun and Games Issue 40
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Fun and Games Issue 40 - Can you solve these puzzles? Each conveys a well-known saying, person, place or thing.Answers   1. Ace in the hole   2. Step broth....   Read more...

NASA Oop!
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
NASA Oop! - When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To overcome this obstacle, ....   Read more...

Puzzled Parrot
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Puzzled Parrot - A magician worked on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. The audience was different each week, so this allowed the magician to do the same tricks over and....   Read more...

Judgement Day
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Judgement Day - A father, a lawyer and an HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) President all died and went to the pearly gates to receive their judgment."So," Saint ....   Read more...

Did You Know...?
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Did You Know...? - There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and month.The only word in the English language that has four sets of double lett....   Read more...

Cutting Back on the Cutting Board Germs
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Cutting Back on the Cutting Board Germs - ROCHESTER, MINN. ­ A few common-sense, cutting-board rules can reduce the risk of contaminating the foods you prepare and eat, according to the Augus....   Read more...

Poultry Poison
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Poultry Poison - More than half of the poultry in Canada is contaminated by Salmonella bacteria ­ which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and sometimes death! A re....   Read more...

Compare Apples to Oranges
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Compare Apples to Oranges - Orange juice has 50 times more vitamin C, 170 % more folic acid, and 1 and a half times more potassium than apple juice.....   Read more...

Jump Start Your Heart
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Jump Start Your Heart - The American Heart Association reports that the national resuscitation rate from a heart attack is only 2 to 5 percent ­ in large part because defibr....   Read more...