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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.

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.

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.

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.

Get Back Into Hit!

Are you eager and ready to get back into your 30 Minute Hit routine? Since getting the green light to re-open, along with the guidelines of mandatory mask-wearing and hand sanitization, we implemented additional safety measures like checking in from your phone prior to your session. Inside the studio, there is lots of room to maintain that social distancing. Members wear hand wraps and gloves throughout the circuit so there is minimal touching of equipment. Staff is always there to clean each station between members. We are so excited to be open and are ready for our members to come back and for you to book your free trial!

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

Get Relief From Your Allergies

Spring is finally here, and that means seasonal allergies will be on the rise. Seasonal allergies develop when the immune system overreacts to something in the environment, like mold spores or pollen. For people struggling with seasonal allergies, this is a difficult time of the year. Luckily, in the past few years, pharmacists have been granted the ability to prescribe a number of over-the-counter and prescription products to minimize the severity of your symptoms. Talk to a pharmacist today to learn about non-drug, and prescription products to help combat your seasonal allergies. Spring is meant to be enjoyed, so don’t let allergies bring you down.

Suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Waking up with numbness and tingling in your hands and fingers? You may have carpal tunnel syndrome – a condition that occurs when the median nerve is compressed or pinched as it travels through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. This is caused by swelling of the tendons running adjacent to the nerve, often caused by repetitive hand use. Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome may involve activity changes – particularly with the hands, nighttime splinting to reduce pressure off the nerve, or surgical intervention. Talk to your doctor or healthcare practitioner to see what’s right for you!

Tick and Heartworm Season is Here

There are several kinds of ticks crawling around Manitoba, including the Deer Tick which is responsible for transmitting Lyme Disease. Symptoms of Lyme Disease include fever, sore joints, lethargy, and a loss of appetite. Ticks tend to latch on in areas with less fur such as ears, eyes, groin, underbelly and paw pads. Make sure you are performing thorough full body checks for ticks on a regular basis. Heartworm is transmitted by infected mosquitos. Symptoms may include mild persistent cough, reluctance to exercise, fatigue, and weight loss. Consult your veterinarian for the best preventative measures and medications for your pets.

Meet the Practitioner

Denturist Maggie Makaruk DD, has practiced at Anna’s Denture Clinic for the last 21 years. Anna’s Denture Clinic is a boutique denture clinic that has been serving the community for over 35 years. Maggie personally customizes your treatment plan for your particular needs and requirements. She gives her complete attention to detail to ensure the best fit and aesthetic, so that your dentures meet or exceed all your expectations and you’ll have that perfect smile! Maggie makes herself available to answer any and all questions to make you comfortable during the treatment and well beyond.