Community News
Make Social Interaction a Priority

Maintaining relationships and spending time with others is essential to our emotional and mental well-being. It can help prevent depression which affects 20 percent of the population over 70 years of age. Socializing also keeps the mind active and improvements are greater when the person is involved in fun interests with other people. Scheduling regular get-togethers with friends give us something to look forward. For those who are truly adventurous you can enjoy new experiences and meet new people by signing up for travel tours, book clubs, and much more at your local community centre.

Computerized Spine and Joint Therapy

Divine Spine provides computerized adjustments, most commonly used to provide neck pain, back pain, headache, and sciatica relief, through state-of-the-art technology. Divine Spine’s computerized treatment system is designed to gently, precisely, and effectively restore motion to your joints to help get you moving, feeling and functioning better. Treatment is performed through EVA – the Electronic Vertebral Alignment system. Adjustment is a non-invasive procedure consisting of a precisely directed movement to help relieve pain and discomfort and restore range of motion in the spine.

Response to Trauma

When trauma is experienced, we naturally react by going to the following 3 states. Flight – tuning out, scattered attention, running away from situations, unable to look at what is going on inside. Fight – turning to defensiveness or argumentative behavior. Freeze – avoiding engagement or confrontation, turning away, or becoming passive.
With trauma, there is often a disconnection from self or the present moment. These behaviors may continue if the emotions attached to the events and experiences are not released. EFT, or Tapping, is a gentle way to release the emotions, conscious or sub-conscious, to improve your emotional wellness.

Anxiety to Calm Workshop

Anxiety can stop people from living their best life. It is a common reason for seeing a health care profession. Red Deer Primary Care Network (RDPCN) offers an 8 week group program to help people learn skills to manage and reduce anxiety, and experience more calmness. Participants have experienced about a 50% decrease in their distress over the 8 weeks. “A group setting was good; you realize you are not alone with anxiety.” “The atmosphere was amazing. I felt safe and supported to share, but not pressured. Great environment!” To register, call 403.343.9100 or talk to your health care professional.

Meet the Professional

Ever since local mixed media artist Sally Towers-Sybblis was a child, she had a passion for creating. She believes her process is simple: start and the painting will evolve and finish itself. Sally loves to use colour in her work; the more colour, the happier the work becomes. “I want my work to reflect a sense of fun and spontaneity!” she says. It’s important to Sally to include the community in her work, so she teaches classes on a regular basis. “Sharing my techniques gives others that same sense of gratification and expression that I receive from creating!”

Experience Matters with Botox

Your face has more than 40 muscles and each plays a role in creating facial expression. Practitioners with minimal knowledge may perform Botox injections. An inexperienced provider will be less familiar with the anatomy of the face, leading to possible complications and poor results. In fact, less experienced providers may end up using more volume of Botox (costing you more) to achieve the same result, simply because their application is less precise. Make sure the person is an expert in facial anatomy and aesthetic procedures, such as a MD with special interest in dermatology/aesthetic medicine or board-certified dermatologist.

Art of Releasing Tensions

Jin Shin Jyutsu is the art of releasing tensions which are the causes for various symptoms in the body. No longer worried about sabretooth tigers, we now fight deadlines, news stories, financial slumps and other situations. Today, our bodies live in this constant state of stress, and we don’t get a chance to restore our bodies through relaxation. This chronic stress can result in congestion of the flow of life energy, resulting in potential illness. Jin Shin Jyutsu helps to reduce the negative effects of stress and bring balance and healing back to the body.

Profile: Riverstone Dental Clinic

Riverstone Dental Clinic’s goal is to treat patients in the safest and most natural way possible while still providing all the modern dentistry you would expect of a dental office and provide a lifetime of healthy smiles. We are fluoride-free and do not support the use of Amalgam (mercury) fillings. Holistic dentistry is not a dental specialty but a philosophy of practice that promotes health and wellness instead of the treatment of disease. It is a less toxic approach at fixing oral issues in order to better a patient’s teeth, mouth and overall health.

Reducing Cognitive Decline

Did you know that previous research suggests that hearing loss and abnormalities in the eye are tied to memory loss and a higher Alzheimer’s risk? New evidence now indicates that addressing hearing and sight problems can slow down cognitive decline. Existing studies have pointed out that there is a link between the quality of a person’s hearing and their eye health and their exposure to cognitive decline. For those who adopted hearing aids, the scientists found the rate of cognitive decline was 75 percent slower following this intervention.

Committed to Your Well-being

Your Central Alberta Co-op pharmacists provide exceptional guidance, including important facts on how to take your medication and what to expect. “When I transferred my prescriptions to a Co-op Pharmacy, the pharmacist called and we met to discuss my situation. This was new for me! She took the time to walk through every medication together. Now when I go in, it feels like they really know and care about me,” says Carmel M., age 82. “I still drive but I have several friends in my building who also use the free delivery option. It makes a big difference.”

Navigating the Health System

It sounds intimidating but the “system” represents a group of services that work cooperatively together towards the same outcome. Since Bayshore Home Health offers a variety of home health care services, all your needs can be met. And should more care be required, you can stay with the same care team. Bayshore not only helps you by creating a customized care plan but investigates ALL funding options for you. Prior to booking any service, you receive a free in-home consultation to identify immediate needs and gather an understanding of your current health situation.