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Celebrate Nutrition Month with Saskatoon Services for Seniors:

March is Nutrition month, and Saskatoon Services for Seniors is excited to join in the celebration of healthy eating habits for seniors in our community!

As we age, maintaining a nutritious diet becomes increasingly important for overall health and well-being. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing seniors with the support they need to lead healthier lifestyles.

Throughout Nutrition month, let’s explore the benefits of a balanced diet, share practical tips for meal planning and preparation, and debunk common myths about aging and nutrition.

But what’s a celebration without delicious food? To kick off Nutrition Month, we’re excited to share a couple of mouth-watering recipes that are nutritious and easy to prepare:

Grilled Salmon with Roasted Vegetables

  • 4 Salmon Fillets ( any fish will do)
  • 2 cups vegetables of choice (zucchini, tomatoes, cooked peas, carrots)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (canola or vegetable will do)
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs (parsley, thyme, rosemary)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving

In a bowl toss the mixed vegetables with oil, garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper until evenly coated.

Place fish fillets and seasoned vegetables in a cooking pan in the oven at 350ºF and cook until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with lemon wedges for a burst of citrus flavour.

This nutritious and delicious recipe is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and a variety of vitamins and minerals to support optimal health and vitality. Plus, it’s quick and easy to prepare, making it a perfect meal for busy seniors.

Join us in celebrating Nutrition Month and empowering older adults to make healthier choices for a happier, more fulfilling life. Contact Saskatoon Services for Seniors today to learn more about Saskatoon Services for Seniors Grocery Services. Have those healthy and nutritious foods and a few of our favourite treats delivered directly to your home!

Call 306-668-2762 today to arrange to have groceries delivered to you !!!

Handyman Help for Older Adults

Are you an older adult in Saskatoon looking for reliable
handyman services?
Saskatoon Services for seniors is here
to lend a helping hand! Our dedicated team of experienced
handymen is ready to assist you with a wide range of home
maintenance and repair tasks. Whether it’s fixing a leaky faucet,
installing grab bars for safety, or tackling minor electrical and
plumbing issues, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s why you’ll love our handyman service:

• Skilled professionals: Our handymen are skilled craftsmen
with years of experience in home repair and maintenance.
You can trust us to get the job done right the first time.

• Personalized Assistance: We understand that every home
is unique, which is why we offer personalized solutions
tailored to your specific needs and preferences. For small
to large projects, we’re here to help make your home safer
and more comfortable.

• Convenience: Say goodbye to DIY headaches! Our
handyman service offers hassle-free scheduling and
prompts, reliable service. We’ll work around your schedule
to ensure minimal disruption to your daily routine.

• Peace of Mind: With Saskatoon Seniors, you can have
peace of mind knowing that your home is in capable hands.
We prioritize safety and quality in everything we do, so you
can relax and enjoy your home with confidence.

Let Saskatoon Services for Seniors take care of your home maintenance needs so you can focus on what matters most. Contact us today to schedule your handyman service appointment and experience the difference our expertise and professionalism can make.

Call 306-668-2762 to learn more and book your appointment today!

5 Easy Healthy Eating Hacks

1) Making tomato sauce? Add in diced carrots, celery, onion, peppers, and zucchini 2)Making smoothies? Add in avocado, spinach/lettuce/kale blend; cucumbers 3) Making soup? Great to add a sink load of veggies – blend them up to add thickness and hide them. Also, a great medium for anti-inflammatory spices such as turmeric and ginger 4) Potato lover? Making mashed potatoes by using half cauliflower or sweet potatoes 5) Spices and Herbs? Rosemary for liver, garlic for heart and anti-microbial, cinnamon for blood sugar, thyme for immune system and respiratory health, sage for memory, parsley, and cilantro for digestive support.

Claiming Care Medical Expenses

Navigating the financial challenges of supporting aging parents, special needs children, or spouses with severe illnesses often involves significant attendant care expenses. The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) allows individuals to claim annually for attendant care fees incurred in Canada. Eligible expenses include nursing home or full-time care, group homes, in-home attendant care, retirement homes, special schools, or training institutions. Other eligible disabilities span vision, mobility, hearing, feeding, dressing, elimination functions, and mental capacities crucial for daily life. Approval for the (DTC) is necessary to claim these expenses.

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.

Cleaner Homes, Safer Havens!

Norwex® is transforming homes into Safe Havens through effective, safe, and sustainable cleaning and personal care products – that reduce the use of harmful chemicals! These unique products empower you to stop using household cleaners and body products laden with harmful chemicals and help you eliminate single-use waste that threatens the environment! You can choose a “Cleaner, Safer, Better Way” today. There are perfect product combos for your bathrooms and kitchens; along with safe, soft, and snuggly products for your children and pets. Norwex® products truly pamper, restore, and rejuvenate our living and personal spaces. Request a catalogue today!

I Hear You

Ensuring effective communication is crucial for valued relationships. Here are five reasons to prioritize a hearing test: 1. Enhanced intimacy and build trust through shared stories. 2. Create lasting memories by actively participating in social gatherings. 3. Improve happiness by avoiding frustration and anger caused by hearing difficulties. 4. Make moments count by eliminating the need for repeated conversations. 5. Demonstrate love by addressing hearing concerns and acknowledging others’ worries. Contact us today for a free consultation and hearing test to strengthen your connections.

Brain Teasers

1. Which hormone is often called the ‘stress hormone’? 2. What is the smallest bone in the human body? 3. What does a sphygmomanometer measure 4. What is the strongest muscle in your body?

Feel the Gain with Less Pain

“Are there any exercises that can help me?” “Are there any exercises, or things I shouldn’t do?” These are two of the most common questions we hear in our physiotherapy office and are difficult to answer simply. The short answer is yes and no to both. When exercising hurts, and you find yourself afraid to try, but know you should, figuring out ‘the why’ is essential. More pain doesn’t lead to gain. There are many ways to exercise and the worst exercise is none at all. If moving better, or more, or with less pain is on your New Year’s resolution list this year, come for a consultation and learn ‘your why’ and what to do.

The Sandwich Generation

Are you a caregiver to your children and your aging parents? If so, you are part of the “sandwich generation”, a group of adults who are “pressed” between caregiving responsibilities for their young and elderly loved ones. This generation of caregivers has its own unique stresses and challenges, spending on average about three hours per day on unpaid care while also working full-time. These challenges can take a toll on this group’s health, finances, and emotions. Thankfully, professional care companies can help relieve some of the stress by providing quality care for senior loved ones – wherever they call home.