Community News
Transitioning to Dentures

Are you missing some of your natural teeth? Do you feel as though you may require extractions sooner rather than later? When going from natural teeth to a denture, the transition doesn’t have to be difficult. We provide options for optimal healing, improved esthetics, and ideal function. A denture can be fabricated prior to extractions and placed in your mouth immediately following the removal of your teeth. This is a very popular option for patients as it means you don’t need to go without teeth at any point. Some patients prefer to let their gums heal prior to their dentures being made. Ask your denturist! Your new smile is only a few steps away.

Send Him Some Local Love

With Men’s Mental Health and Father’s Day both in the month of June, this is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the significant men in our lives with nature’s timeless beauty. The variety of floral arrangements and lush plants mirrors the diverse personalities of men. From the classic elegance of roses to the cheerful vibrancy of sunflowers and the tranquility of green plants, each choice is crafted to uniquely honor them. This year, opt for a bouquet and a fruit gift basket, that not only shows appreciation but also symbolically enriches the enduring bond.

Wildfire Smoke Health Risks

Wildfire smoke, a blend of PM2.5 and gases like carbon monoxide, poses severe health risks in Western Canada. It obstructs oxygen intake, irritates the respiratory system, and triggers inflammation, manifesting in eye irritation, coughing, or headaches. While most symptoms are manageable, severe cases require medical attention, especially if experiencing breathlessness or chest pain. Smoke exposure heightens infection risks, including COVID-19 and ear infections in children. Minimizing exposure is crucial. HEPA air filters and sealed environments help indoors. While driving, maintain closed windows and recirculated air. During smoky periods, reduce exertion, exercise indoors, and stay hydrated. Prioritize health amidst wildfires. Source: (bccdc.ca/health-info/prevention-public-health/wildfire-smoke) use code 1. MBWN24 for a 15% discount

Holistic Business Spotlight

At Whole Hearted Wellness, I embrace holistic health for a balanced life—mind, body, and soul. Whether you’re looking to enhance your well-being, prevent health issues, or maintain good health, support is available for you. Whole food nutrition education is offered, focusing on using food as medicine, with a wide variety of workshops, including sourdough making, kombucha crafting, and milk kefir creations. Community gardening opportunities are available, along with various wellness practices. Guidance in mindfulness and energy practices is also provided to support your personal awakening. The commitment is to guide you through life’s transitions, promoting growth and well-being.

Aging At Home

Many seniors would prefer to stay at home than move into a senior care home, but there are some challenges to consider. Factors like finances, physical mobility, social network, health concerns, and safety in the home are all things to think about. If you decide to remain in your home, discuss your plans with your family or a trusted advisor. It’s important to prepare your home to ensure you can live comfortably and safely there, using various aids and tools to make things easier. In-home care can also provide much-needed day-to-day support, as well as transportation to appointments and gatherings.

Surprising Sleep Tips

According to the Canadian Government, one-quarter of adults report problems with falling or staying asleep, most, or all of the time. Here are some surprising tips to improve your sleep. #1- Close your eyes and roll them backward. Rolling your eyes causes your brain to release melatonin, a natural sleep hormone. #2- Breathe through your nose, not your mouth. Breathing through the mouth can have a stress effect on the brain. Breathing through the nose sends relaxation signals to your brain. #3- Tell yourself “I’m not going to sleep”. Reverse psychology works better than you think. Give these tips a try tonight to help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Disability Tax Credit Eligibility

The Disability Tax Credit (DTC) eligibility hinges on three primary impairment categories, each with its own criteria: Physical Impairments. Mental Illness and Psychological Impairments. Neurological Impairments. Simply having a certified medical condition within these categories doesn’t guarantee DTC eligibility. Qualification depends on impairment severity and its impact on “Activities of Daily Living.” For more information contact

June Brain Teasers

.1 What can a man do standing up, a woman do sitting down, and a dog do on three legs? 2. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I? 3. What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive? 4. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a bed but never sleeps?

Senior Living: Emotional Wellness

Living in a senior living community extends beyond addressing physical needs. Emotional and social well-being are equally vital. Seniors thrive in communities where they forge friendships and share interests, countering the prevalent feelings of isolation and loneliness. Group exercises, arts sessions, and music events foster interaction and mental stimulation, bolstering emotional health. These activities, abundant on community calendars, cater to diverse interests. Mental health support is integral. Approachable staff ensure residents feel comfortable discussing their feelings, fostering a supportive environment. In nurturing social bonds, Misericordia Terrace prioritizes holistic wellness for their residents.

The Healthy Book Club

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men’s Health – distills 25 years of research on men’s health into a comprehensive resource. It covers diet, exercise, supplements, and diseases like prostate cancer. The guide also offers advice on alcohol consumption, stress control, and navigating the healthcare system, making it an essential reference for men’s health. Ask at your local bookstore.

Does Your Child Have ADHD?

Traditional parenting styles and reward-and-punishment measures don’t work if you have a child with ADHD. Their struggles to pay attention and control their impulses often make them more challenging than other children. But punishment can make their behaviours even worse and negatively affect their self-esteem. Family therapy can help strengthen your child’s sense of control; Improve behavior at school, home, and in relationships while also helping parents learn more effective ways to respond during challenging times. Now accepting new clients! www.MonarchFamilyTherapy.ca to book your free consultation!