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SENIORS: Aging issues the focus of new Tri-City CARP group

A local branch of a national group promoting age-friendly policies is holding its first annual general meeting this month.

SENIORS: Advocacy, music and more for Tri-City seniors

Below are listings taken from the Seniors category of The Tri-City News' Community Calendar: Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to seniors' concerns.

BOOKS PLUS: De-clutter, read or find a job

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.

MINTER: Time to take care of your beloved roses

Roses are now bursting out with buds already showing and even some colour. But I am absolutely amazed to hear of aphid problems already on roses and would highly recommend simply washing them off with a gentle flow of water.

A GOOD READ: Try birding beyond your backyard

When spring arrives, we feel a renewed interest in the world outside. We can hear birds singing in the morning, there's a bit more sunshine and evidence of all those wonderful green things sprouting. Birds of British Columbia by R.

GREEN SCENE: Spring is here - get out and enjoy nature

While we still seem to be lacking an abundance of sunshine, there is no doubt that spring is finally here. The landscape is rapidly greening up, with early blooming flowers adding highlights of colour.

WELLNESS: Understanding allergies and immunity

Suffering from hay fever, allergies and asthma is no fun. Spring brings lots of patients to my office in search of relief from hay fever symptoms.

YOUR HISTORY: This story about early life in Coquitlam rocks

Oral storytelling is an important part of capturing the texture of history. It allows us to luxuriate in the small details and forgotten phrases that often slip away.

MINTER: Flowers = happiness

Mother's Day is almost here and many of us are still looking for some inspiration. Well, let me make a few suggestions. There's scientific proof now that flowers and plants not only make people happy but they are also therapeutic.

BOOKS PLUS: Diversity and remembrance

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.