One way to keep your home healthy is by installing an air conditioner. There are many health benefits to air conditioning that you may not know about, including reducing your home’s humidity. High humidity is linked to dust mites, mold, heatstroke, and dehydration. Air conditioning systems have greatly reduced levels of allergens and pollutants in the home. Take that seasonal allergies and asthma! More health benefits of a cooler home include: a better night’s sleep, a more comfortable work-from-home environment, and reduction of dehydration, heat stroke, and other heat-related illness.
Happy Spring to everyone! Did you know that walking is one of the best ways to maintain your health and independence as you age? Walking helps you build muscle strength/endurance and can also reduce body fat. Other important benefits include improved balance, stronger bones, lower blood pressure, and a reduced risk of developing diabetes. It will even help you sleep better at night! Staying active is a crucial component of healthy aging and can preserve the one thing we all cherish – our independence! Victoria Lifeline can also support your active, independent lifestyle with the GoSafe mobile personal alert button.
Thursday, May 26: Pancake Breakfast. Start your morning off with a stack of Pancakes from our Meals on Wheels kitchen. Stop by at the Centre anytime between 9:30 am and 12 pm for a delicious breakfast! $7 per person.
Tuesday, May 24: Painting Class. Join local artist Doug Enns for a painting workshop suitable for all skill levels. All supplies are provided with your registration fee. $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Please call 204-320-4600 to register.
Friday, May 27 from 7 pm -11 pm: Old Time Country Dance. Join us for an evening filled with dancing and fun! Featuring live music, this is an event you do not want to miss! Tickets are $12 for members or $15 for non-members and may be purchased ahead of time at the Pat Porter Active Living Centre or at the door. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, May 31 from 6- 9pm: Dinner with Entertainment.
A night of fun awaits you! Enjoy a traditional home cooked meal while being entertained by the humorous “Cat’s Advice.” Please call ahead to book your tickets 204-320-4600. $15/person
Are you a resident of Steinbach looking for transportation to and from an appointment or other event? Call Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. To book a ride, call 204-326-4055. Appointments must be booked in advance to ensure availability. Visit www.patporteralc.com/transit/ for information on pricing.
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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 $20,000 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 204-453-5372.
Learning new skills can help you face the daily realities of living with and caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is offering free online family education to help empower and inform people with dementia, their families and friends. Join us for a wide range of topics, such as navigating the first steps after a diagnosis and end of life care, so you can feel more confident on your dementia journey. To learn more about our sessions and to register, please visit our website at Alzheimer.mb.ca.
Spring means two things: yard work and stiff, sore muscles. Stretching to prepare muscles for strenuous activities that have not been done since fall is very important. Simple things like doing arm circles, shrugging your shoulders, and touching your toes should be done before and after activity. If you do overexert and your neck, shoulder, arm, or back pain is not going away within a week, there are natural alternatives that can help. Options such as designed nutritional formulations, Biofeedback, or NIR Therapy will reduce inflammation and stimulate muscle repair to help you recover quickly and get back to enjoying spring.
Have you ever wanted to make your own moccasins? Then this workshop is for you! Join us every Wednesday in April from 1:30 – 4 pm as we make customized moccasins. For only $70 per person you are provided with all the necessary supplies and instruction to make a pair of beautiful moccasins suited to your personal style. Space is limited call 204-320-4600 to register!
Join local artist Doug Enns on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 for a painting workshop suitable for all skill levels. We will be painting birds. All supplies are provided with your registration fee. $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Please call 204-320-4600 to register.
Join us on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 7 pm to 11 pm for an evening filled with dancing and fun! Featuring live music, this is an event you do not want to miss! Tickets are $12 for members or $15 for non-members and may be purchased ahead of time at the Pat Porter Active Living Centre or at the door. We hope to see you there! Please note this event is subject to public health regulations.