Community News
Protect your Hearing at Concerts

Do you enjoy going to concerts? Be sure to protect your hearing! If you leave a concert with temporary ringing in your ear, the damage can cause additional difficulties in the future. Protect your hearing at you next concert by, 1. Not standing too close to the speakers: 2 Taking breaks from the noise: 3 Giving your ears a break after exposure to loud music to give your ears a chance to rest and recover. Consider investing in a good pair of custom earplugs. Protect your hearing at every concert and you’ll continue to enjoy the music for many years to come!

Talking about Gambling

Talking about any difficult issue such as a problem with gambling, can be challenging. Here are a few strategies that can be helpful: • Try not to judge them or use judgmental language; this will only make the person defensive. Problem gamblers already feel vulnerable. • Offer support, caring and information on help that is available. • Tell the person specifically how their actions are affecting you and your family. • Let them know you will support them in their efforts to regain control. • If your finances are linked, you may need to take immediate action to protect yourself and your family.

Lip Protection with Organic Beeswax

The skin on your lips is thin, delicate and vulnerable to dryness. Lips and the area around the mouth are among the first areas to develop fine lines and wrinkles. Beeswax can help protect and repair dry or chapped skin due to its ability to lock in moisture without clogging the pores. High in Vitamin A, beeswax has been found to support cell reconstruction and health and also fight the signs of aging. A chemical-free organic lip balm with beeswax will provide intense, long-lasting nutrition and protection for your delicate lips. Look for products with non-nano zinc oxide for natural sun protection.

Drug-Free Pain Relief

If you have pain, your first impulse may be to reach for a pill but they come with the risk of side effects. Today, years of research has developed ways to helps the brain maximize its natural pain fighting mechanisms without the need for drugs. The sensation of pain occurs when a pain receptor (nociceptor) detects a painful stimulus on the skin or in an internal organ. A very specific sequence and pattern of neuroreceptor activation on the bottom of the feet triggers a signal that helps the brainstem reach homeostasis resulting in enhanced pain relief and management.

Celebrate Aging!

We often hear the negative about seniors in our society, rather than celebrating them. Seniors offer wisdom and life experience integral to the fabric of a vibrant community. They contribute by shopping, using services (keeping people employed), and paying taxes. Seniors volunteer and make more charitable donations than any other age groups do. Many organizations could not function without them. Additionally, they help with babysitting and caregiving for spouses and friends, ultimately helping others to successfully “age in place”. Take the time to acknowledge the contributions made by seniors. By making our community more age-friendly, we can all play a role in inspiring more intergenerational understanding and connection.

Use Natural, Organic Products for Healthy Skin

With the sunny weather, more of our skin is on display and exposed to the elements. We want our skin to look smooth and healthy; healthy skin is vital to our survival. Our skin is an organ that we wear on the outside to protect what is inside. The products that we put on our skin and on our faces are just as important as what we put into our body. To avoid harmful chemicals and allergens, use skin products made with pure organic essential oils and natural ingredients to hydrate, nourish, pamper and repair your skin – naturally. Make sure to read the label. Look for skincare products with no nasty chemicals, preservatives or artificial fragrances.

Choose Organic Sunscreen

Do we need sunscreen when it is cloudy? When it is sunny outside, we tend to be good at slathering on the sunscreen, but did you know that up to 40 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation reaches the earth on a completely cloudy day? Using sunscreen everyday protects us from harmful radiation from the sun and reduces our risk for skin cancer, premature aging and sunburns. Today, there are many organic sunscreen options available. Your local health store can help you find one with organic ingredients, that is well-rated by the Environmental Working Group and that provides broad spectrum protection.

Time to Consider Hearing Aids?

The key to successful use of hearing aids is DON’T WAIT TOO LONG. If you are considering hearing aids because you are no longer able to participate in a group setting, then you have had the hearing issue for a while. Difficulties that arise when waiting too long include, •Your manual dexterity can limit the style of hearing aids that you can choose from • Your hearing loss may be moderate to severe making it harder to adapt to the reintroduction of sound • Your ability to take on new challenges diminishes with age. If you have concerns about hearing loss, the time to take action is NOW.

Responsible Gambling

Gambling “responsibly” means different things to different people. Everyone has their own idea of what “responsible”, “safe” or “fun” looks like. Regardless of what responsible gambling means to you or to someone else, some common themes of Responsible Gambling include: 1) always make informed decisions about gambling 2) only gamble with money that isn’t needed for something else; 3) have an awareness of how gambling works and the common false beliefs that can get people into trouble & 4) be aware of your own feelings to avoid being frustrated, anxious or depressed when gambling.

Don’t Let Missing Teeth Affect Your Life

Do you hide your mouth because you feel embarrassed about missing teeth? Missing teeth not only affects your general health and appearance, it may also contribute to depression and low self-esteem. Social embarrassment as a result of missing teeth and poorly fitting dentures may result in people avoiding social interactions. Don’t let tooth loss or improperly fitting dentures affect the quality of your life. Your denturist can explain the best ways to restore the function and appearance of your smile. Properly fitting dentures can help restore your self-esteem and bring back your smile.

Physiotherapy – Therapy for You & Your Body

Physiotherapy improves physical impairments and dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system. The goal of conservative treatment and rehabilitation is pain reduction, increased metabolic function and circulation, as well as improved mobility and coordination. Individual therapeutic applications can prevent functional imbalance and significantly improve your mobility, muscular strength and stability. It stimulates the self-healing processes of the entire body giving lasting beneficial corrections. Individual exercise programs combined with therapeutic education assists healing of the entire body. Contact us if you suffer from physical injuries or weakness, for prevention and strengthening, or if you simply want to achieve outstanding results in sports.