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Your West Coast Culture. A magazine about the people and places that make the Saanich Peninsula the little piece of paradise we call home.

Seaside Magazine Starfish

Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Inside Out: Self-Care for the Care-Giver

by Jo Barnes –  You might think that you’re only taking care of mom or dad, but it goes far beyond that. You have to be nurse, counsellor, legal advocate, and you might find yourself overwhelmed with the realization that there’s so much more to know that doesn’t come with just being a good son or daughter. “We find the biggest challenge is caregivers take a long time to ‘self-identify,’ meaning they don’t think of what they are doing as care-giving but as just part of their relationship with theirRead More

Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

Ask A Stylist

by Shai Thompson –  It can be difficult to feel amazing every day, but I’m here to help you find answers and give direction when it comes to creating and organizing your wardrobe. Always remember: nobody’s perfect! Email your questions to January Style Tip: Happy New Year! This is your time to make the positive changes you have been dreaming of. I would like to encourage you to make a style vision board. This will give you an opportunity to manifest a new fresh look for the spring season.Read More
Seaside Magazine Bird

Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Top Stories

Retirement: Preparing the Road Ahead

by Jo Barnes –  Low on gas. The occasional pothole. And to top it all off … those nasty inflation speed bumps. Navigating the road of retirement is like handling the hazards and unforeseen events along the highway, but with the assistance of reliable expertise and good planning, you can enjoy the journey. “You have to plan for the worst and hope for the best,” says Darren Proulx, CPA. While planning for retirement seems overwhelming, knowing some key things will kick-start the process. Take a good look at how you’ll beRead More
Seaside Magazine Starfish

Posted On December 29, 2017By seasideIn Regulars

New & Noteworthy

by Lara Gladych –  HEALTH & WELLNESS Tissue Issues Samantha Whitney and her staff would like to welcome you to Stem to Stern Massage Clinic, at 333 – 2453 Beacon Avenue. Their belief is that massage enhances life by balancing, restoring, relaxing and rejuvenating. Stress and pain levels are reduced as they listen to and work with you, with the goal of achieving wellness. Certified massage therapists and practitioners, working in a scent-free environment. Home Care Bayshore HealthCare has acquired Elder Life Advocacy and In Home Care, in QualicumRead More
by Paula Kully –  You can walk into the SHOAL Centre at 10030 Resthaven Drive in Sidney on any given day and find it a bustle of activity. People coming and going, a fitness class underway in the auditorium, a glass case full of handcrafted gifts for sale, friends chatting over a cup of tea or coffee and a fresh-baked scone from the Tuck Shop, volunteers brushing past you and up the stairs to a meeting – this is not your average seniors’ centre. SHOAL, which stands for “Sidney HealthyRead More