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Disability Support Unveiled

The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) stands as a non-refundable tax credit with the power to significantly reduce income tax payments, subject to approval from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). It caters to individuals grappling with physical and mental disabilities, alleviating the financial burdens associated with their impairments. Eligible disabilities span vision, mobility, hearing, feeding, dressing, elimination functions, and mental capacities crucial for daily life. For a list of eligible medical conditions, refer to official resources for comprehensive information.

Searching for Your Retirement Haven?

Today’s active seniors are looking to get the most out of their retirement. When weighing the options for senior living, consider how much the senior living industry has grown in the last five years. Independent living has become a retirement haven for seniors who want flexibility and peace of mind. It is designed for the independent senior with an active lifestyle who wants to simplify their worries of home maintenance, commuting, safety, social isolation, and health. Senior living in an independent living community is designed to streamline your life to give you the time to do the things you want to do.

Healthy Living, Pest-Free Homes

Protect your family’s health by promptly addressing pests in your home. Unwanted invaders like rodents and insects can spread diseases and trigger allergies. If you notice signs of infestation such as droppings, gnaw marks, or unusual odors, don’t hesitate to call a professional exterminator. DIY solutions may provide temporary relief, but a licensed expert can identify the root cause and implement effective, long-term solutions. Regular pest inspections and preventive measures, like sealing cracks and storing food properly, can further safeguard your home. Timely intervention by a qualified exterminator ensures a healthy, pest-free environment for your loved ones.

How Is Your Cardiovascular Health?

Did you know that you can have cardiovascular disease without experiencing any symptoms? Many people are not diagnosed until the condition worsens to the point where they have angina, stroke, or heart failure: that’s why it is important to start taking steps towards a healthy heart and arteries today. A good screening test for early signs of disease is Digital Pulsewave Analysis (DPA). This Health Canada-approved, non-invasive method will show you how your cardiovascular system is working. This information can then be used to devise a specific program to improve your cardiovascular health before symptoms occur. Remember, what you don’t know CAN hurt you!

Eating a Heart-Healthy Diet

When combined with other healthy habits, eating a heart-healthy diet can help you control blood pressure and blood sugar levels, maintain a healthy weight, and lower cholesterol. Focus on eating fewer trans fats (fried foods), saturated fats (processed foods), high-fat meats, processed meats and cheeses, and anything high in sugar or sodium. Eat more colourful veggies and fruits; high-quality proteins (such as poultry and fatty fish); healthy fats (such as avocados, olive oil, flax seeds, raw nuts, and fish oils); high-fibre pastas, breads, or cereals made from legumes or whole grains; eggs; and dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa).

At the Wellness Expo

HEYRU, is authentic gem by Joseph Edogbeni in Winnipeg. His Nigerian roots instilled a passion for nature’s simplicity. HEYRU, translating to “beauty” in Joseph’s Isoko language, embodies internal and external radiance. Indulge in Kenyan delights like Hibiscus Flower Whole Leaves, Kenyan Sweet Potato, and Purple Tea from Nandi Hills. For ultimate wellness, try their body care line with Whipped Shea butter, medicated with menthol for a soothing effect on sore muscles. Unwind, rejuvenate, and support ethical sourcing with HEYRU’s nature-inspired offerings, echoing beauty inside and out. Look for HEYRU products at the Wellness Expo booth #81 or shop online at ShopHeyru.com

Transitioning to Dentures

Transitioning to Dentures
Are you missing some of your natural teeth? Do you feel as though you may require extractions sooner rather than later? When going from natural teeth to a denture, the transition doesn’t have to be difficult. We provide options for optimal healing, improved esthetics, and ideal function. A denture can be fabricated prior to extractions and placed in your mouth immediately following the removal of your teeth. This is a very popular option for patients as it means you don’t need to go without teeth at any point. Some patients prefer to let their gums heal prior to their dentures being made. Ask your denturist! Your new smile is only a few steps away.

6 Health Problems Caused by Smoking

Here are 6 health problems caused by smoking that you probably didn’t know about! 1. Loss of Eye Sight – Smoking increases your risk of age-related macular degeneration.
2. Erectile Dysfunction – Tobacco causes narrowing of the blood vessels all over your body, including those that supply blood to the penis. 3. Ectopic Pregnancy – Is a life-threatening reproductive complication in women that is more likely in smokers. 4. Hip Fractures – Smokers lose bone density.
5. Colorectal Cancer – Smoking is linked to an increased risk of developing and dying from this type of cancer. 6. Rheumatoid Arthritis – It causes painful swelling that can eventually result in bone loss and joint deformity.

Warning Signs of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a complicated ocular disease whereby elevated intraocular pressure damages the optic nerve causing vision loss. There are different types of glaucoma and often there are no symptoms. There is currently no cure for glaucoma, but there are treatment options if it’s detected early enough. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should seek immediate help: Loss of peripheral or side vision, tunnel vision, seeing halos around lights, sudden vision loss, or a cloudy-looking cornea. Optometrists are trained to test and interpret for glaucoma with specific qualified instrumentation.

Advanced Dentistry

Experience state-of-the-art dental technology at Pristine Dental. Our digital scanner ensures precision in same-day crowns, eliminating the need for multiple visits. We employ 3D scan technology and advanced sterilization systems for comprehensive care. Say goodbye to waiting with our same-day mouthguards. Restoration dentistry, including crowns and bridges, is streamlined with CEREC, allowing for creation and placement in a single appointment. Trust Pristine Dental for efficient, advanced dental solutions. Let us take care of your smile with cutting-edge technology and personalized, same-day services. Your oral health is our priority – embrace the future of dental care with us.

Winter Pet Safety

It’s important to practice diligence when bringing your pets outside as they can suffer from hypothermia and frostbite. Exposed skin on noses, ears and paw pads are at the most risk during extreme cold snaps. For this reason, short-haired dogs often feel more comfortable wearing a sweater—even during short walks. Rock salt and other chemicals used to melt snow and ice can irritate the pads of your pet’s feet. Wipe all paws with a damp towel before your pet licks them and irritates their mouth. Consider opting for booties to keep your dog’s paws extra warm and comfortable, all while protecting them from irritants.