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Keep Living Your Best Life

A good retirement residence is not just a convenient place to live, it’s an environment in which you can pursue your passions, thrive and continue living with purpose. It may be daunting to think about moving into a retirement home, but have you considered how your life might improve by making this change? Meet a new network of friends, build new relationships, and take part in activities you once enjoyed, or commit to learning something new! Leave the worrying behind when it comes to home maintenance, meal preparation and your own safety – and have us do it for you!

Clean Ducts, Healthy Homes

Regular duct cleaning offers several key benefits. Firstly, it diminishes dirt and debris buildup, reducing the need for constant cleaning and preventing potential pest infestations. Secondly, it lowers the levels of toxins like mold, mildew, and bacteria, ensuring a healthier living environment. For individuals with allergies or asthma, clean ducts can alleviate symptoms by minimizing allergen circulation. Additionally, maintaining ducts prolongs the life of your HVAC system, saving on potential replacements and reducing monthly electricity costs by optimizing system efficiency. Routine cleaning also lowers the risk of fire hazards associated with debris accumulation in ducts.

Feeling Dizzy?

Dizziness and vertigo are often related but distinct sensations. Dizziness encompasses feelings of light-headedness and imbalance while vertigo involves a false sensation of movement, typically spinning or tilting. Various causes include inner ear disorders, vestibular migraines, Meniere’s disease, or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Treatment depends on the underlying cause. For BPPV, specific head maneuvers like the Epley maneuver can reposition displaced inner ear crystals. Medications, vestibular rehabilitation therapy, dietary changes, or surgery may be recommended based on diagnosis. LifeSmart Medical Osborne is happy to welcome Dr. Aidin Shariatzadeh, CSCN (EEG) to the team. Dr. Shariatzadeh is a Neurologist with a stroke fellowship. If you are feeling dizzy, ask your family physician about seeing a Neurologist. Our LifeSmart Medical Osborne location is accepting Neurology patients.

Spirit Connection Workshop

Canadian Psychic Medium Kristel Kernaghan offers individual, group, and online Medium Readings worldwide. As well as travels and offers Gallery Medium Readings. Join her workshop The Mechanics of Mediumship (Mediumship Level 1) in person or online on June 1st & 2nd to understand the fundamentals of evidential mediumship readings, including ethics, boundaries, and the difference between Intuitives, Psychics and Mediums. Learn to safely activate your connection to the Spirit world and discern Spirit communication from imagination. This beginner-friendly course suits the curious and those with a connection to spirits, welcoming developing Mediums to deepen their foundational understanding.

Children & Behavioral Challenges

Some children have extremely difficult and challenging behaviours that are outside the norm for their age. Behavioral challenges can stem from various factors including emotional distress, developmental disorders, or environmental difficulties. Whether the issue be with aggression, defiance, or frequent temper tantrums, therapy provides a structured environment where children can explore their emotions, learn coping strategies, and develop social skills. Therapists use evidence-based techniques like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to address negative thought patterns and behaviors. Children learn to identify triggers and implement positive coping mechanisms. Therapy equips children with the tools needed to navigate challenges, promoting healthier relationships and improved well-being.

PEMF for Sleep & Insomnia

Sleep disturbances result from various factors such as stress, anxiety, caffeine and alcohol. Normal healthy sleep has well-defined brainwave frequency patterns which include theta (4-7hz when you first fall asleep) and delta (1-4hz about an hour into sleep- the deepest, most restorative sleep). PEMF therapy uses delta settings, before sleep to calm the brain and regulate circadian rhythms. By addressing underlying causes and harnessing innovative therapies, better sleep can be significantly achieved, fostering overall well-being and vitality. FDA has also approved PEMF for depression.

Book Club: The Other Pauline

A Story of Courage and Determination for Identity. The Other Pauline is a story about a little girl who was raised into a world feeling lost, alone and unloved. As she overcame every challenge that life presented to her, her strength grew into confidence as she found her identity
amidst the adversity. Her resilience is a testament to the ultimate true love she found that was always with her. Pauline reminds the reader that they are not alone in their journey.

Claiming Care Medical Expenses

Navigating the financial challenges of supporting aging parents, special needs children, or spouses with severe illnesses often involves significant attendant care expenses. The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) allows individuals to claim annually for attendant care fees incurred in Canada. Eligible expenses include nursing home or full-time care, group homes, in-home attendant care, retirement homes, special schools, or training institutions. Other eligible disabilities span vision, mobility, hearing, feeding, dressing, elimination functions, and mental capacities crucial for daily life. Approval for the (DTC) is necessary to claim these expenses.

Honor Loved Ones at Easter

As Easter approaches, coping with the loss of a loved one can find solace in honoring their memory through meaningful actions. Expressing internal grief outwardly through mourning actions brings an almost unexplainable sense of peace. To commemorate your loved one this Easter, consider personalized Easter baskets, themed with their favorite colors, candies, and meaningful items. Or, create a memory basket by encouraging family and friends to write special memories and placing them in plastic eggs. Keep their Easter traditions alive, fostering joy and connection. In these thoughtful gestures, their influence and impact endure, bringing comfort during the holiday.

Denture Health and Nutrition

Compromised oral health affects nutrition, influencing food choices and leading to potential health issues. Painful or loose teeth limit the consumption of fibrous foods, resulting in a diet high in cholesterol but low in protein, vitamins, and minerals. This imbalance may cause malnutrition, with deficiencies in essential nutrients like B12 and iron. Iron deficiency can manifest as a swollen tongue, cracked lips, ulcers, diarrhea, and weakness. Vitamin B12 deficiency may lead to inflamed mouth, burning tongue, and altered taste sensation. Even losing one tooth can disrupt bite and chewing efficiency, while multiple losses exacerbate malnutrition risks. Consider dentures to address these challenges.

The Obstacle is the Way

How many times have we avoided doing something because someone or something placed an obstacle in our path? Likely more times than you want to admit. Here’s the thing. It doesn’t matter whether the obstacle is mental, physical, lacking a particular skill, or a limiting belief. None of these is true. How is it that a mountain can be moved with a belief the size of a mustard seed? That mountain IS the limiting belief we have about ourselves and the purpose of the obstacle. When we encounter obstacles we allow ourselves to discover what we are made of. To reveal and break free of self-sabotaging behaviours. This month we take on the obstacles in our lives as we develop tactics to overcome them.