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Experience Gift Giving!

The holidays are just around the corner, and rather than shopping for the latest gadget or toy, consider gifting a present bursting with memory-making opportunities. Solorzano Spa offers you perfect gift giving.
Wine Down Spa Day: 1-hour. Blissful Vine Massage. 30-min. Facial, Vino Pedicure. Wine beverage included. Dinner/Lunch. $210
Solorzano Bliss Package: 4 hours. 1-hour Blissful Vine Massage, 1-hour Facial, Vino Manicure, Vino Pedicure. 4 Course Dinner/Lunch. $299
Couples Retreat: Couples 1-hour Blissful Vine Massage, 30-min Facial, 1-hour Vino Pedicure. 4 Course Dinner/Lunch with Bottle of Wine. $420 dinner/lunch

Words to Live By

“How do we nurture the soul? By revering our own life. By learning to love it all, not only the joys and the victories, but also the pain and the struggles.”- Nathaniel Branden

Supporting Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a noticeable impact on the mental health of Canadians, and the federal government has taken some good initial steps towards addressing this with an economic recovery plan and the free Wellness Together Canada portal. However, about 1.6 million Canadians were living with unmet mental health needs before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Mental Health Association is working to expand and adapt its virtual services and supports countrywide, and is also calling on the federal government to take further action to support Canadians’ mental health needs. For more information, please visit:

Local Health Services

Red Deer PCN and Your Family Doctor are here to help you.
Your family doctor and Red Deer Primary Care Network (RDPCN) are here to support your health and wellness. They can help with whatever ails you, not just COVID-19. RDPCN group classes for help with anxiety, healthy lifestyle, grief, happiness, pain, diabetes and relationships are available through a live online format. Call 403.314.3297 to register. To connect with your family doctor call their office. Visit reddeerpcn.com for a list of doctors accepting new patients and for information on RDPCN programs.

Improve Workplace Wellness with Gratitude

At work, it is easy to feel stressed, overwhelmed or confused during times of uncertainty. However, research has shown that when meetings start with intentional gratitude and a short debrief at the end, collective intelligence and productivity increase substantially. How does it work? Put a standing item of reflection/gratitude/quick win in the agenda template and assign someone to share a positive note. When the meeting is over, check-in to ensure you met your objectives, everyone was heard, and everyone is ready to move upwards and onwards.

Connecting with Seniors Safely

Practicing social distancing and self-isolation is an important way to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Older adults are at the greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and family members should avoid exposing their loved ones to the virus. But social distancing can have a negative impact on your loved one’s mental health, so what are some ways to socialize with them safely? 1) Stay in touch with regular phone calls and/or texts. 2) Use video chat to have a virtual dinner party, movie night, or game night. 3) Arrange homecare services to support your loved one.

Health Benefits of Facials

Facials are a fantastic way to practice self-care and offer a variety of benefits. Their main purpose is to help your skin look and feel its best by helping to promote collagen development, improve blood circulation, cleanse, open the pores to free any bacteria buildup, remove blemishes, improve overall skin tone, and boost cell regeneration. Facials also provide benefits beyond healthy-looking skin! They are an important way to relieve stress, boost your mood and promote relaxation, and can also reduce congestion in the sinuses by opening the lymph nodes and encouraging the sinuses to clear any fluid buildup.

What is CPAP Therapy?

Otherwise known as constant positive airway pressure, CPAP therapy is the gold standard choice in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with significantly higher success rates than corrective surgery or dental appliances in moderate to severe cases. A pressure is applied gently to the airway to relieve flaccid anatomical muscle tone during sleep through an externally affixed mask. The patient’s perception is that like a fan, that translates into an airway splint or pressure to keep the airway open during sleep. Through repetitive use and as their pre-treatment symptoms subside, improved breathing is achieved.

Check Your Child’s Feet

As parents know, children’s feet can grow quickly, meaning shoes that fit last month can be squishing their toes today. Here are a few tips; 1. Look for signs of irritation. 2. Don’t choose shoes “they’ll grow into.” 3. Don’t pass shoes to siblings. 4. Do look for a shoe with support. Take the toe and heel and try to bend them toward each other. The shoe should bend where your foot bends. Try to spiral the shoe, moving the toe and heel in opposite directions. You want a little movement. Finally, pinch the heel counter. You want it to be firm. 5. Size well, size to the longest toe.

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus affects about 10% to 15% of the population. It is often described as a ringing, buzzing or pulsating sound in the ear, but is defined as a phantom auditory sound. About 5% of the population reports severely intrusive tinnitus affecting day-to-day activities. Many people who suffer from tinnitus also experience tiredness, irritability, poor concentration, anxiety and depression that can be severe. Wax buildup, eardrum perforation, ear infection, and noise exposure have been associated with the onset of tinnitus. Specialized tinnitus testing and therapy are now available and have high success rates for relief.