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Laughter is the Best Medicine

“Now, what are you planning to do about that excess weight you’re carrying around:” the doctor asked the patient. “I just can’t seem to lose it, the man said “Must be an overactive thyroid.” “The tests show your thyroid is perfectly normal,” the doctor said. “If anything is overactive, it’s your fork.”

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.

Natural Product Spotlight:

Herbs and Butters Skincare products promote and support healthier skin using ingredients that are safe, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Formulated by a chemist in small batches, each product is carefully created with a purpose using proven botanical ingredients that work to gently transform your skin. Herbs and Butters strives to be a sustainable skincare brand by incorporating plant-based components that are biodegradable. All products are cruelty free, never tested on animals and free of harmful or controversial ingredients. Herbs and Butters boasts a full line of premium and luxurious facial and body care products including eye creams, serums, cleansers, toners, exfoliators and moisturizers.

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.

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.

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!

Words to Live By

“The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.” – Fridtjof Nansen

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!

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.