Community News
Moving to Assisted Living Facilities

Moving into an assisted living facility can be a major decision for seniors, and one that needs to be considered carefully. It’s a significant life change that can sometimes lead to feelings of anxiety or depression. This isn’t surprising, considering what’s involved in the decision – feeling a loss of independence, moving away from the home you know, and possibly having a completely different schedule to adjust to. It’s important to talk to loved ones and health professionals about any negative thoughts or feelings you might be having, as it is a very big change for your future health and wellbeing.

Fever Can Be Helpful

Did you know that the immune system’s ability nearly doubles for every 1 degree above normal your body temperature rises? A fever is extremely beneficial to help the immune system fight off disease. Over-the-counter medications can sometimes inhibit the release of glutathione – the body’s master antioxidant – which is also beneficial for fighting disease. While there are some cautions when it comes to fever, this bodily reaction can actually be a good thing sometimes, as it shows our immune system is kicking into high-gear. A couple of easy ways to cope include getting lots of rest and plenty of fluid intake.

The Mouth/Body Health Connection

Did you know that you cannot have good general health if you have poor oral health? Gum disease (periodontitis) is an infection of the gums that can have major impacts on your oral and overall health. The bacteria in your mouth can make its way into the bloodstream and begin to cause problems elsewhere in the body. Gum disease has been linked to lung disease, cardiovascular disease, and even to Alzheimer’s. Be sure to have regular checkups and brush your teeth and gums every day for a healthier mouth and body.

Brain Teasers

.1 I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I? 2. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I? 3. What can you hold in your right hand, but never in your left hand? 4. What has to be broken before you can use it? 5. What did the doctor say to the patient when he finished removing his appendix?

Words to Live By

“How do we nurture the soul? By revering our own life. By learning to love it all, not only the joys and the victories, but also the pain and the struggles.”- Nathaniel Branden

Words to Live By

“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Product Review: Egret EO Sprayer

In an attempt to keep our surroundings free of bacteria and odours, we might use household cleaners that contain harsh chemicals and toxins that can aggravate health conditions. Egret Lab Canada’s Egret EO Sprayer is a patented cleaning generator that creates a natural, non-toxic cleaning solution called electrolyzed water. Also known as hypochlorous acid, electrolyzed water is created through the process of combining salt, water, and electricity. Research has shown that this natural cleaning solution removes 99.9% of many common germs, odours, and bacteria from surfaces, equipment and more, without the need for chemicals or toxins.

Norwex® Microfiber Body Cloth and More

September is Acne Awareness Month! The Norwex® Microfiber Body and Face ultra-soft Cloth cleanses your skin using only water! It feels amazing and is perfect for sensitive, delicate and/or mature skin. Can be used daily for cleansing and exfoliation, for healthy, vibrant, glowing skin. The Baclock® antibacterial agent inhibits bacterial odour and mold/mildew growth within the product. From yarn and dyes to trim and label, the standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certify that Norwex’s microfiber is free from harmful substances! Add our Mediterranean Moisture Aloe Vera Face and Neck Gel to calm, soothe, hydrate and nourish your skin.

Polar Bear Safari: November 7th 2021

Experience a one-day adventure to Churchill, to witness the magnificent polar bear in its natural environment. Each November, the bears migrate towards the coast of Hudson Bay in anticipation of the winter freeze, allowing them access to their favourite meal, the ring seal. Your adventure begins with a non-stop flight from Saskatoon with a naturalist onboard, who will provide valuable insights on this iconic mammal. Upon landing in Churchill, you will board a Tundra Buggy for a 5-6 hour guided excursion of polar bear country. A dinner flight back to Saskatoon, completes a captivating day in Canada.

Eating Smart

Eating right plays a major part in a senior’s quality of life. Some important dietary factors that should be considered include: Sodium – OK in moderation, as long as the foods are high-quality. Fats – Monitor saturated and trans fatty acids, and lean more towards monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids (like omega-3s). Carbohydrates – Spread carbohydrates throughout the day to manage blood sugar. Protein – Increase protein intake to maintain muscle mass. Fibre – Eat plenty of fibre and drink plenty of water. Sugar – Consume in moderation. Vitamin D – Consider taking a daily vitamin D3 supplement if sun exposure and dairy intake are limited.

Business Spotlight: Solbrü

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