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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.

February Brain Teasers

1. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
2. Forward, I am heavy; backward, I am not. What am I?
3. What is always in front of you, but can’t be seen?

Words to Live By

“Life is a journey, and self-care is the map that guides you to the most beautiful destinations within yourself. Prioritize your well-being and enjoy the scenic route.” – Keith Macpherson

Love Your Lungs!

February is the month of St. Valentine, cupid, and love. Here are some ways to show love for your lungs. 1) Ask your prescribing health provider about a spirometry test if you experience coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, or chest tightness. 2) Protect yourself against the flu, COVID-19, pneumonia, and RSV by staying up to date on your vaccines. 3) Manage your lung disease or quit smoking with the support of a community. Join any of Lung Saskatchewan’s online support groups at www.LungSask.ca

Coldest Night of the Year Fundraising Event

Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) is an annual event that supports people experiencing homelessness in your community. This fundraiser helps YWCA Saskatoon provide shelter, care, and holistic support to women and families experiencing homelessness to heal and find hope. CNOY 2024 takes place on February 24th, 2024 – drawing individuals together to support the cause through raising money as well as taking part in a 2 km or 5 km walk. Across Canada, over 190 communities are involved with CNOY, supported by people who care about their communities and the most vulnerable people who live in them. Learn more + get involved at cnoy.org/saskatoon

Innovative Hearing Technology

Technology can change our lives and hearing aids are no different. Thanks to technology, devices to help individuals with hearing loss are far from the bulky and difficult ones of the past. There is a huge variety of hearing aids to suit the specific hearing profiles of an individual; these can be discrete, easy to use and adaptable. The new smart digital hearing aids feel less like a crutch and more like an accessory. In fact, it is difficult to distinguish between hearing aids and the earbuds that so many people have in their ears.

Caring for Aging Parents

Adult daughters and sons call every day, anxious to know how to best plan for their parent’s care. We suggest families talk early and often about future care preferences and desires. Understanding their health conditions and potential risks as they age will help you select the best options in light of care needs. As well, there is a financial cost to care so make sure there is a realistic plan in place. Just as important, don’t overlook having a plan for you as you look after your loved ones. Reach out to family, friends, or professionals for help and support.

Heart Health: Integrative Care Program

Embark on a transformative journey to optimal heart health with Choice Nutrition’s Integrative Cardiovascular Care program. Our unique program seamlessly integrates traditional medicine and alternative therapies, delivering unparalleled results while minimizing side effects. Take control of your well-being and rejuvenate your quality of life through a holistic approach that prioritizes cardiovascular health. Our comprehensive strategy ensures a harmonious blend of conventional and alternative methods, fostering overall wellness. Book a consultation today to experience the benefits of this integrative approach, empowering you to regain and maintain a healthier heart and a revitalized life. Choice Nutrition is your pathway to optimizing your health and well-being.

Warmth to Soothe your Nervous System

This is the season of hibernation, time to rest and restore, as nature teaches us. It’s a time to tend to our nervous systems and engage in activities that support our overall health. Warmth is one of the ways that you can soothe and ease your nervous system. This may include warm baths, cozy blankets, warm drinks, warmth from the sun on your face, and our favourite way is Sauna! We encourage you to prioritize your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being during this winter hibernation season and remember to listen to your body!

Antioxidant Rich BDNF Infused Coffee

Experience the health benefits of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) with our unique coffee blend. Crafted from 100% organic beans, our small-batch infrared roasting method ensures a chemical-free, smooth taste. Enriched with coffee berry extract, this blend offers high antioxidants and low acidity, ideal for those avoiding traditional coffee’s bitterness. As the third most consumed beverage globally, make a conscious choice for your well-being. Elevate your coffee experience with the exceptional taste and health benefits of our one-of-a-kind brew, contributing to a healthier lifestyle in every sip.