Community News
Pets and Bee Stings

Warmer weather, blooming plants and buzzing insects can all spell trouble for your pets. If your curious pooch or pouncing feline gets stung by a bee, here’s what you can do: Scrape away the stinger if you can find it. Pulling the stinger with fingers or tweezers could rupture the poison sac allowing toxin to enter the bloodstream. If no medical history or treatments contraindicate, administer 1 mg Benadryl® per pound of your pet’s body weight and apply a cold pack for short periods at a time. If swelling is severe or if ANY breathing difficulties develop, do not delay—seek veterinary attention immediately.

Meet Your Practitioner

Meet Therese Anderson. Since 2005 she has been practicing foot reflexology therapy. She uses strategic finger, thumb, and hand techniques to work on reflex points on the sole, top and sides of each foot. Sessions are one hour long, and the majority of her clients feel immediate relaxation and stress relief. Anxiety is reduced and individuals who experience arthritic, sciatic, hip and/or knee pain have experienced a reduction and or release of pain. Individuals recognize and feel the benefits of reflexology and return for ongoing regular sessions for Foot Reflexology

Don’t Let Missing Teeth Affect Your Life

Do you hide your mouth because you feel embarrassed about missing teeth? Missing teeth not only affects your general health and appearance, it may also contribute to depression and low self-esteem. Social embarrassment as a result of missing teeth and poorly fitting dentures may result in people avoiding social interactions. Don’t let tooth loss or improperly fitting dentures affect the quality of your life. Your denturist can explain the best ways to restore the function and appearance of your smile. Properly fitting dentures can help restore your self-esteem and bring back your smile.

In Your Community

Learning new skills can help you face the daily realities of living with and caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is offering free online family education to help empower and inform people with dementia, their families and friends. Join us for a wide range of topics, such as navigating the first steps after a diagnosis and end of life care, so you can feel more confident on your dementia journey. To learn more about our sessions and to register, please visit our website at Alzheimer.mb.ca.

Give the Gift of Wellness

Essential oils are more than nice scents. When you give someone a starter kit, you are giving them powerful plant extracts that are their path to better wellness. These natural solutions will empower them to dodge harmful chemicals. Extracted through careful steam distillation and cold pressing, only the purest essential oils are used in our products. Whether they want to boost their energy or supplement their diet, these solutions empower them to meet their wellness goals the natural way considering holistic mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Learn more about what essential oils are, how they work, their uses and benefits.

Is Your Indoor Air Healthy?

We all care about our family’s health, but have you considered the quality of the air inside of our homes? Allergies, illness, and long-term health can all be affected either in a positive or negative fashion depending on the quality of the air inside your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency the air inside your home can be 2 to 10 times more polluted than the outside air. It is difficult for our immune system to keep up with the abundance of pollen, dander, smoke, mold, bacteria, and chemical gases that are locked inside. Consider investing in an air purifier to keep your home and your family healthy.

Connecting With Connie

Our mission is to facilitate healthy aging connected to community life for older Manitobans and their families. We plan to do this by integrating program design and delivery of front-line services through leadership, learning, connection and community engagement with our members who are committed to an age friendly path. If older adults are socially isolated it may place them at an increased risk of being a victim of crime, abuse, falls, or other hazards. Maintaining meaningful social connections is important across the course of your life and can assist us all in aging well. Connect to your local senior centre/group.

Why Hire a Youth Coach?

Coaching has been proven to help young people with several challenges that they face. Things such as what career they are thinking about after high school, struggles they are currently dealing with in school, or personal stresses outside of school. As a parent you may want to handle these issues on your own, or maybe you have been trying but would like a helping hand. Coaching will not only improve the relationships they have with themselves, but with you and all those around them. Empower your youth to thrive and succeed. They are the leaders of tomorrow.

IV Nutrient Therapy for Optimal Health

IV nutrient therapy is a safe and effective treatment that delivers high dose vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into the blood stream to encourage optimal health. These nutrients transfer directly into your body’s cells and create a rapid change in how you feel. Many patients report feeling a dramatic improvement that is almost immediate for many symptoms including cold or allergy symptoms, lethargy, and stress. It can also be used to safely treat fatigue, mental health concerns, focus and productivity, digestive issues, healthy aging, athletic support, inflammatory issues, and hormonal and fertility problems, to name a few.

Book Review: Your Digital Undertaker

Exploring Death in the Digital Age in Canada. Get ready for the biggest launch of the decade! Your Digital Undertaker – the book that moves the needle on the number of Canadians with a will. The world has gone digital, and so have our estates. Everyone needs a will, and in the information age your estate now includes your entire digital life and footprint. This is the first book of its kind that draws the reader into the world of estate planning with a digital twist, bringing the two worlds together. Available now in e-book formats. Ask for it now at your local bookstore. YourDigitalUnderTaker.ca

Medicinal Cannabis in Canada

Canadians have long fought for progress regarding medical cannabis, finally emerging as a progressive leader for countries where cannabis remains illegal. In the late 1990’s the tide changed within the Courts – the medical benefits of cannabis for treatment were undeniable. New regulations would slowly evolve, culminating in 2018 with Federal legalization in the form of the Cannabis Act. Despite being flawed in some respects, the legislation not only recognizes the relief and benefits of cannabis, but also serves as a reminder for the voices and visionaries who helped change the way cannabis is viewed by the Canadian Government, Healthcare system, and Canadians overall.