Community News
Don’t Let Dentures Scare You!

Because dentures have been around for such a long time, they have had centuries to generate stories and myths. These fables and warning stories are sometimes used to scare children into taking better care of their teeth. While some concerns may have been valid in the past, they don’t hold anymore. The quality of modern dentures is continuously improving. After an adjustment period, you can enjoy the benefits of white, straight, and attractive teeth. Also, you can eat, drink, and speak normally, without embarrassment. Dentures are lighter, more natural-looking, and much easier to manage than ever before, giving you confidence and a beautiful smile!

Summer Vitamin D Needs

People tend to soak up more sun in summer, but that doesn’t always mean they’re getting enough vitamin D. Everyone is different, and we all have a number of factors in our lives that affect our ability to produce vitamin D, including things like where we live, what our skin tone is, and how old we are. Our skin doesn’t always reliably convert the sun’s rays into vitamin D, especially if we’re trying to be sun-safe and we cover up with clothing and sunscreen. So, it’s important to keep taking a high-quality vitamin D3 supplement, even in the summer!

Increasing Bathroom Safety

Bathrooms can be tricky areas to navigate when it comes to safety. Some handy products that can help with bathroom safety include: 1) Shower/bath chair – sitting while showering can help those with balance or strength issues. 2) Shower transfer bench – helps you sit and slide out of the bathtub. 3) Grab bar – helps you support yourself around the room. 4) Bathtub lift – to get in and out of the bathtub safely. 5) Walk-in tub or shower – easy to get in and out of. 6) Handheld showerhead – allows you to move the showerhead instead of yourself while showering.

Palliative Care Conference

Join Palliative Manitoba at its 30th Annual Provincial Palliative Care Conference, at Canad Inns Destination Center Polo Park. Experience our unique blend of keynotes, educational sessions, and workshops grounded in palliative care. Learn new approaches, successful models and innovations advancing your professional skill set, helping strengthen your organization. Keynotes include, Award-Winning Medical Educator, Writer, Musician and Podcaster, Dr. Jillian Horton. Erin Davis, Author of the book Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy. The Waiting Room Revolution Podcasters, Dr. Hsien Seow, and Dr. Samantha Winemaker. Canadian Virtual Hospice will host a multicultural panel sharing stories and wisdom about grief.

Living Without Regret

Holding onto regret is like dragging around the weight of the past wherever you go. It drains our energy and makes us less available for living life tin the present because we are constantly looking behind us to the past. When we continue to feed this endless pattern, it weighs us down. When we can choose to move into applying what we have learned instead of becoming stuck, we transfer our energy into something constructive and creative that gives us back our life force and sets us free. Regret when released becomes a learning that allows us to grow.

Balance Your Hormones Naturally

What does hormonal imbalance look like? Hot flashes, night sweats, bloating, irritability, brain fog, irregular cycle, and fatigue are just some of the symptoms. If you suffer from any of these symptoms and haven’t been able to find relief, why not try balancing your hormones naturally. Biofeedback testing and treatment help to detect imbalances and stimulate hormone-producing organs to balance the body. Another effective option is to get your body tested to see if it is lacking specific hormone-related nutrients. If you are, natural nutritional formulations can be taken to correct the hormonal imbalance and relieve your symptoms.

8 Pillars of Holistic Health

For holistic wellness, #Balance incorporates 8 dimensions that should work in harmony. These include: Financial – overall financial health; Spiritual – connected to something greater than yourself; Intellectual – refers to active participation in scholastic, cultural, and community activities; Emotional – inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength; Physical – promotes proper care of our bodies; Social – refers to the relationships we have and how we interact with others; Occupational – is the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure; and Environmental – is an awareness of the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment.

Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

Heat exhaustion can occur if the body loses an excess amount of fluid through sweating and does not have it replenished. As your body becomes dehydrated, it begins to overheat and you may start to feel faint, dizzy, and lightheaded. If left untreated, heat exhaustion may progress to heat stroke, a life-threatening condition. At this stage, your temperature rises to a dangerous level and you may no longer sweat due to extreme dehydration. A person suffering from heat stroke may be in a state of confusion and disorientation. If you suspect someone is experiencing a heat stroke, call 911, get them out of the heat, and apply cold compresses on the body to lower body temperature quickly.

Strengthening Bones and Muscles

Our bones play different vital roles in the body, providing structural support, protecting organs, and storing calcium. It’s important to build strong and healthy bones during adolescence, and imperative to take steps to protect bone health as adults and seniors. Eating certain foods high in calcium, vitamin D, protein, and magnesium can strengthen both your bones and muscles. Getting these necessary nutrients can help seniors improve their physical health and mobility. Some foods that are rich in these nutrients include low-fat dairy, fortified plant milk products, nuts, leafy greens, winter squash, fish, liver, egg yolks, whole grains, beans, and seeds.

What is Financial Planning?

We all have goals and dreams, however establishing a plan to achieve them is key. Your Financial Planner will put together your Personal Financial Action Plan (PFAP) that will provide a step-by-step strategy to achieve your goals. We look at all areas of budget and cashflow management providing guidance for savings. We then look at tax effectiveness; should you use a TFSA or an RRSP, etc. Then we factor in risk management, which is looking at what you want to happen if you should die, become disabled or get sick. The final area is “estate planning”, which is a way of planning for whatever you don’t spend.

Caring for Hearing Devices

Taking good care of your hearing aids can significantly prolong their life. *Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling your hearing aids. *Clean them regularly using your hearing aid cleaning kit. *Remove hearing aids before showering, bathing or swimming and store in a dry location away from condensation. *Remove them before applying perfume or hair spray. *Store them in their case or drying cup away from heat sources and direct sunlight. *If you won’t be using your hearing aids for an extended period, remove the batteries and store them separately. *Use a hearing aid expert if you need repairs.