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For everything there is a Season

For most of us there comes a time in our lives – with work and personal pursuits – when the timing is right to pursue a longstanding desire… to embrace a role that we have been thinking about for a long time. If you enjoy caring for others, then Home Instead has an opportunity for you! We provide a variety of services that allow seniors to remain in their homes and work to meet the needs of our clients with dignity and compassion. You will feel supported by our reliable office staff 24 hours a day, with comprehensive training provided. Apply now! We can’t wait to meet you!

Liver Health Tips

March is Liver Health Month and a great time to think about your liver and all of its important functions. The liver works to detoxify the body, produces bile for proper digestion, stores certain vitamins, and manages excess glucose. To help your liver function optimally, incorporate these habits into your regular routine: 1) Eat a whole food diet with organic foods and little to no sugary, highly processed, and fried foods. 2) Consume plenty of sulphur-rich foods (onions, garlic, broccoli, etc.). 3) Eliminate caffeine and alcohol. 4) Consume enough B vitamins and antioxidants. 5) Avoid exposure to toxins and chemicals.

Funeral Pre-Planning

You talk about many things with your loved ones: from day-to-day details to big events. Sharing stories with those who matter most isn’t just important today – it will be especially significant when it’s time to honour and commemorate your life. A funeral can reflect a person’s story and be transformative, healing and comforting. Meaningful funerals start when loved ones talk about what matters most: memories made, lessons learned and how they hope to be remembered. Talk to us to pre-plan your funeral service and ensure it’s an accurate reflection of your life, values and experiences.

Brain Health Awareness Month

Most people are familiar with the benefits that exercise holds for the body, but regular exercise also plays a significant role in keeping our brains healthy. Studies have shown that physical activity can improve cognitive health – helping us think, learn, problem-solve, and maintain emotional balance. It can improve memory and reduce anxiety and depression. Every little bit counts – walking the dog, dancing, doing light housework or playing tag with grandkids – and you can break it up over the week. Exercise does not need to happen in one-hour increments! Start with just 10 minutes today. Your body AND your brain will thank you!

Abundance and Receiving

How willing are you to receive in your life? If receiving has been a challenge for you, reflect on how tuned in you are to your feminine energy (we all have both masculine and feminine energy within us). When we turn on our feminine energy, we can receive, surrender, slow down, and be more present. Embodiment Breathwork Sessions allow you to tune into your feminine energy and womb space to release and surface unprocessed emotions and traumas our body holds onto that may be preventing us from receiving the abundance in our life that we all have access to!

Meet Your Practitioner

Dr. Bea Gerbrands, MBCh.B, CCFP, ABHRS, DA(SA) obtained her medical degree and a diploma in anesthesiology in South Africa before emigrating to Canada in 1998. Her passion and area of special interest is hair loss and transplantation. Dr. Gerbrands is a Diplomat of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons with 25 years of experience and a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons. She is dedicated to assisting her patients struggling with the challenges of hair loss and creates a safe, supportive, and informative environment to help them get results in addressing the long-term and complex condition.

Government Grant for Restrictions in Walking

With tax season upon us, it’s important to consider whether you are eligible for the disability credit. If you have had a prolonged disability due to a hip or knee condition or other medical conditions such as copd, diabetes, neuropathy, etc, that cause restrictions in walking or dressing, you may qualify for a $2,500 yearly credit, as well as a $25,000 Lump Sum Refund. We have assisted thousands of Canadians to get this credit and can help you get the money you deserve. For the most reliable service in Canada and the lowest fee, call Brett Scott 1-844-453-5372.

Benefits of an Emotional Support Animal

Did you know that doctors can prescribe an emotional support animal? Many people live with mental illnesses or dementia, are on the autism spectrum, or are affected by anxiety or loneliness. It is becoming more common for doctors, along with prescribing necessary medications, to prescribe an emotional support animal. These animals, typically cats and dogs, provide emotional comfort, social interaction, and stress relief. Can’t own animals where you live? Try a visit from Village Rose Home Healthcare’s support dog, Benji. This sweet Yorkie and his care-aide owner will bring joy and comfort with a visit to your home.

CVITP Volunteer Tax Program

We will once again be running our volunteer tax filing service via the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). If you are a low income senior and looking to get your taxes done, contact us today. Our volunteers can prepare and e-file your tax return remotely. We prepare our clients taxes on a first come first serve basis so please contact our office to be part of this program. The best part about this service is there is no charge, we will prepare and e-file your taxes for free.

We’re Hiring!

We have several positions available in our organization from housekeeping and snow shoveling. If you enjoy working with Seniors and making a difference in their lives please contact us today.

Help Support Seniors in Our Community today!

Today more than ever your support is extremely valuable. Your support helps progress our services while playing a vital role in keeping seniors independent. Our generous supporters help to supplement the cost to some of our low income seniors in the community, as well as fund programs that are free to any senior like our Friendly Caller program. Every dollar of support stays right here in Saskatoon. We have many lower income seniors that need our services and the generosity of your support allows us to be able to assist them. Please visit our website at and show your support for seniors today!