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Mother’s Day Floral Delight

This Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate with intention and support local florists. Beyond the bouquet, gifting from a nearby florist nurtures community ties and sustains local economies. Your choice echoes appreciation for craftsmanship and personal touch, ensuring Mom receives freshest blooms with care and attention to detail. Amidst online convenience, there’s unmatched warmth in the familiarity of a neighborhood florist, where each arrangement is a labor of love. By patronizing these artisans, we not only honor maternal bonds but also cultivate thriving local businesses. This Mother’s Day, let’s bloom together, fostering connections that transcend mere petals. Choose local, celebrate love, and cherish Mom.

Local Health Spotlight

Reliable Home Care is dedicated to serving with compassion, dignity and respect. We strive to provide in-home care services that are custom-tailored to meet diverse needs of various age groups; from assisting individuals with medical ailments to supporting vibrant centenarians. Trusted by hospital OT’s and PT’s for post-hospital care, and relied upon by assisted living and personal care homes for resident support, we prioritize inclusivity and personalized care. Reliable Home Care’s commitment to diversity is reflected in a contemporary approach, ensuring everyone feels valued and supported.

The Healthy Book Club

In “Not Good Enough: Understanding Your Core Belief and Anxiety,” Sabrina Trobak, MACP, RCC, CCS, (from Fort St. John, BC) offers practical strategies to manage anxiety. She emphasizes the significance of recognizing and challenging core beliefs, which impact thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Trobak advocates for understanding one’s core belief’s origins and influence, enabling readers to address unhealthy patterns and cultivate lasting confidence.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

“Why do we eat healthy?” asked Susy. “For superpowers,” Mom replied. “Carrots help you see through walls!” Now she’s hooked, convinced that each bite will help her become a real-life superhero!

Community Spotlight: Misericordia Terrace

Misericordia Terrace is a new apartment building with 97 brand new one- and two-bedroom apartments. Every apartment has its own washer and dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, and blinds included. Leases are on a month-to-month basis and include lunch and dinner served daily in the dining room, most utilities, and weekly housekeeping. A key feature of our residence is the sense of community- we encourage our residents to engage in social and recreational activities. Located on the edge of the Wolseley area, this residence is perfect to be central to your family members. The area is renowned for its close proximity to walking paths and green spaces, pharmacies, churches, libraries, shops and more!

Allergy Season Is Back

Many people suffering from seasonal hypersensitivities, such as head pressure, itchy eyes, and a runny or stuffy nose this allergy season will find only temporary relief, or no relief at all, from over-the-counter remedies. Alternative approaches, such as nutritional supplementation and Biofeedback focus on more than just symptomatic relief. They enable the body’s ability to remove existing allergens embedded in the sinus tissues, thereby minimizing the histamine and inflammatory reactions. This stops the over-production of mucus that the body makes to try and push the allergens out. Take a different approach this allergy season – treat the cause, not just the symptoms.

Spring Nutrition for Seniors

Spring brings with it a crop of nutrient-rich superfoods that are especially beneficial for older adults. As you age, it’s vital to eat healthy foods to maintain weight, manage and prevent diabetes and boost brain health. Spring is a great time to swap out processed foods that lack nutritional value for fresh fruits and vegetables. Some spring super-foods that are perfect for seniors to enjoy include artichokes, leaks, asparagus, green peas, watercress, strawberries and spinach. These springtime favourites are packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants needed to live a healthy lifestyle.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. Did you know that you can safely get a massage any time during pregnancy? That’s right- anytime! From the moment you conceive until the moment you give birth. Prenatal massage is helpful for many reasons including: Better Sleep; Reduction of Stress and Tension; Anxiety and Depression Relief; Low Back Pain Relief; Reduction of Sciatica or Hip Pain; Relief of Muscle Cramps and Carpal Tunnel Symptoms; Reduction of Swelling; Helps Prepare you Physically and Mentally for Labour; And Much More.

Grief Therapy for Children & Teens

Therapy plays a crucial role in helping children cope with grief and loss and provides a safe environment for them to explore and process their emotions. Grief is a complex emotion that is expressed very differently in children than it is in adults and parents often express how challenging it is to help their children. Through specialized techniques such as play therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, therapists assist children in expressing their feelings and developing effective coping strategies to promote resilience and healing. Therapists collaborate with parents to create a supportive network that acknowledges the unique experiences of each child and empowers them to move forward positively, fostering emotional well-being and growth.

Avoid Denture DIY

Trying to adjust or repair your denture yourself can easily cause irreparable and permanent damage and negatively affect how they fit. If you break your denture, if a tooth falls out, if you notice they’re cracked, or if they’re simply uncomfortable and you’re feeling like they need an adjustment, a professional denturist can help. Denturists will ensure that any repairs are completed properly, eliminating any problems that could occur if you try to fix your dentures yourself. Most adjustments can be made while you wait, and today’s modern technology means that many repairs can be completed within an hour.

Words To Live By

“If you are feeling overwhelmed it is likely that you are focused on a future that hasn’t arrived or a past that has already happened. Be here now.” – Keith Macpherson