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Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air pollution in homes can lead to respiratory problems and other health issues. It can occur from many sources such as volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), mold, cleaning products, and pet dander. To mitigate indoor air pollution, prioritize ventilation with open windows and air purifiers, control humidity, use low-VOC products, clean and vacuum regularly, install carbon monoxide detectors, maintain and clean your furnace and replace the filter regularly. According to the EPA, the concentration levels of many volatile organic compounds are up to 10 times higher indoors than outdoors so it is very important to maintain ventilation flow in your home.

Health Benefits of Gluten Free

A gluten-free diet excludes gluten, found in wheat, barley, and rye, and is crucial for those with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or wheat allergy. Avoiding wheat-based products like bread and pasta, opting for gluten-free grains like rice and quinoa can relieve symptoms and prevent complications, for some it aids in weight management and raises awareness of healthier food choices. Be cautious of cross-contamination and check labels for gluten-free certification. Focus on whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and naturally gluten-free grains. Gluten-free alternatives are available for common foods.

November Brain Teasers

1. What is harder to catch the faster you run? 2. A sundial has the fewest moving parts of any timepiece. Which has the most? 3. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

Breathe in a Sigh of Relief

Greentech Environmental’s PureHEPA+ Air Purifier emerges as a vital ally against the rising threat of wildfire smoke and persistent odors. Amidst increasing wildfire incidents, this eco-friendly air purifier offers respite, efficiently capturing harmful smoke particles with its HEPA filtration system. What sets it apart is its ability to eliminate odors using an activated carbon filter, ensuring your space always smells fresh. Beyond its performance, PureHEPA+ embodies eco-consciousness, consuming minimal energy and featuring durable construction to minimize waste. In an era where environmental responsibility is paramount, Greentech’s PureHEPA+ supports the relationship between technology and nature, providing a breath of fresh air for a sustainable future.

Simple Sweet Potato Soup

1 Tbsp olive oil; 1 white onion diced; 3 cloves minced garlic; 2 Tbsp grated ginger; 2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled, cut into small pieces; 4 cups vegetable broth; 1/2 tsp salt; 1/4 tsp pepper; 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese; 2 Tbsp sliced green onions or chives. Place a large pot on the stove over medium high heat. Add in olive oil and onion and sauté until tender, about 7 min. Add in garlic and ginger and sauté 1 min more. Add in sweet potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Pour in vegetable broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer until tender. Transfer soup to blender and blend until smooth. Return to a pot over low heat and add in cheese. Serve topped with green onions or chives.

Benefits to a Clean Furnace

Regular furnace cleaning is crucial for your health, furnace efficiency, safety, and cost savings. Safety is paramount, as dust or soot buildup can lead to fire hazards and carbon monoxide leaks. It also improves indoor air quality by reducing the circulation of allergens and pollutants. Routine maintenance prevents costly breakdowns and aligns with warranty requirements and ensures the air you are breathing in is clean. Overall, it provides peace of mind that your heating system is reliable, efficient, and ready to keep your home safe and warm when needed, making it a wise investment.

STEPPING UP: Program for men

STEPPING UP: A program for men who have been abusive in relationships and want to learn how to have healthy relationships.
STEPPING UP is a 12-week program (one session a week) for men who have been abusive in their relationships. The program is designed to improve self-esteem and to learn anger management skills, as well as teaches adult participants to cope with stressors related to anger and control violence in their lives.
To register for Stepping Up or to learn more about all our other Life-Improvement Programs go to our website

Living Your Best Life

Provide comprehensive and compassionate support to Residents in all stages of life, with a primary focus on improving quality and relieving suffering is what we do best. Focusing on the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of a person’s well-being assists us in address the whole person through ageing. MSJ Monthly Giving Program. If you wish to learn more about our Home, it’s upcoming events, or wish to consider a Planned Gift for the Home, give us a call or go to our website.

Suicide Prevention – Where to Begin?

Navigating the struggle of suicide prevention involves seeking support from friends, family, and professionals. Finding helpful tools such as the Embracing Life App (Scan the QR code in our Ad) or finding other immediate assistance sources are key to prevention, along with therapy which provides coping strategies, and staying connected to help combat isolation. Educate yourself about warning signs, whether it be for yourself, a loved one, a child in need, create a safety plan, encourage professional help. Remember, you are NOT alone—reach out. Prioritize safety, seek help, and work towards a healthier, more hopeful tomorrow.. Embrace life!