Community News
Caring for Hearing Devices

Taking good care of your hearing aids can significantly prolong their life. *Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling your hearing aids. *Clean them regularly using your hearing aid cleaning kit. *Remove hearing aids before showering, bathing or swimming and store in a dry location away from condensation. *Remove them before applying perfume or hair spray. *Store them in their case or drying cup away from heat sources and direct sunlight. *If you won’t be using your hearing aids for an extended period, remove the batteries and store them separately. *Use a hearing aid expert if you need repairs.

The Power of Homeopathy

Homeopathy has the power to change the course of life or death. On July 4th, my mom and I saved our dog from dying from anaphylaxis/poisoning from a wasp, using homeopathy. Homeopathy is energy medicine that quantum physics is just starting to explain the beautiful way it works. It has zero side effects and can work alongside prescriptions medications. It is powerful yet gentle at the same time. It is beneficial from the birth of a baby all the way to transitioning to death and everywhere in between. It can treat small first aid issues to acute emergency situations and help reverse chronic diseases that supposedly “have no cure”. In my opinion, it is the most powerful natural medicine known to man.

Do You Grind Your Teeth?

Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding, can be caused by stress and anxiety, an abnormal bite, missing and crooked teeth, or it can be due to sleep disorder. When under stress, many people find themselves grinding their teeth or clenching their jaws during sleep. Over time, bruxism may lead to symptoms such as dull headaches or a sore jaw. Severe grinding can lead to painful, loose teeth or fractures in your teeth. Consult your dentist to determine if you have a problem. You may need a mouth guard to protect your teeth during sleep.

Do you get enough good quality sleep?

A lack of adequate sleep results in an increase of free radicals in the brain, which can have damaging health effects such as weight gain, cardiovascular disease, blood sugar dysregulation, anxiety, and depression, amongst others. General tips for better sleep include going to bed at the same time every night, potent calming teas and practicing meditation and deep breathing exercises. Very important in today’s world is to avoid TV/electronics later in the evening as the blue light they emit blocks melatonin production, which is essential for proper sleep. Also, equipping your room with blackout shades or otherwise creating a dark environment for the entirety of your sleep is crucial – especially in the summer months!

New Urgent Care Centres

Our government is providing $15.2 million for new Urgent Care Centres. The Urgent Care Centres will give people access to safe and appropriate care, including mental health and addictions services, 24 hours a day, every day, while reducing wait times in emergency departments. There will be two new facilities for Regina and Saskatoon. The Urgent Care Centres will alleviate pressure on emergency departments while adding expanded access to much need mental health and addictions services.

Home is Where the Heart is…

… Even if you can’t remember which box you packed it in. Is moving a great idea until you actually think about packing up and moving? Of the 100’s of things to consider, you should develop your plan before you ever list your property. No one ever said that “Buying or Selling your home and moving is easy and you’ll never feel like giving up”. Let my years of experience help make it easier by working with you from the start of your plans and helping you keep calm when it is your moving day.

Plan for the Future

There are many conversations that families should have. One of those concerns your final wishes. Planning your funeral and cemetery arrangements in advance means you can discuss the options with family in a relaxed, stress-free environment. The other conversation is planning for your future health care. If you were sick and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your family know your wishes? You might be surprised by the space between what you want for future care and what your loved ones think you want. It’s important that they know your values, what is meaningful in your life, and how you would like decisions to be made.

Volunteers Needed!

Here at Saskatoon Services for Seniors we strive to make a difference every day. We do this though helping Seniors remain safely in their own homes, by helping provide services that they need. One of these key services, especially in summer, is our Grocery Delivery and Yard work programs and we are currently looking for one or two volunteers to help out. If you are interested in helping seniors in our community please contact our office today. Our grocery shoppers/delivery volunteers are needed for one to two days per week.

Help Support Seniors in Our Community Today!

Today more than ever your support is extremely valuable. With the increased cost of most goods and services these days, many seniors in our community are finding it hard to find the services that they can afford. Your support helps progress our services while playing a vital role in keeping seniors independent. With your support we can help allow seniors in Saskatoon to remain independent in their own homes. With your generosity, we look to help supplement the costs associated for some of our low income seniors in the community. We also use donation to 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. Now more than ever your support will help many seniors living in Saskatoon. Please visit our website at www.saskatoonservicesforseniors.ca and show your support for seniors today!

Great Local Events in August

July 29th to Aug. 6th – The Saskatoon Fringe Festival: Come celebrate the arts at a 10 day community festival in the heart of the Broadway District. Many in-person performances and vendors will be there daily.

Aug. 8th to 14th – The Saskatoon Ex returns again this fall with all the rides, entertainment and shows as in previous years. Many great performances are scheduled for the Grandstand concert series along with all you favorite fair foods.

We’re Hiring

Are you looking for a job that truly makes a difference in people’s lives? We have several positions available in our Organization from Housekeeping, Yard Work and Grocery Delivery. If you enjoy working with Seniors and helping them remain independent in their own home, contact us today.