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Fundraisers for Local Seniors

On June 7, SOS will host its first annual Impact Makers Gala to raise funds to assist local seniors with advocacy, financial emergencies, and socialization. An online silent auction with dozens of incredible packages will also support local seniors, along with a raffle draw for an exclusive brunch with Tom and Alison Jackson on June 8. Both are open to everyone, including supporters who cannot attend the gala. For more information about the Gala or to donate to the Impact Makers campaign, visit our website. If you or a senior you know could use our assistance, please contact us. Thank you!

Are You Having Fun?

As an older adult, you’re likely aware of the importance of staying active for optimal mental and physical health. Amidst all your activities, it’s crucial to ask yourself: Are you truly having fun? Fun and joy are essential components of a fulfilling life, making us feel alive, engaged, and connected to others. When we embrace laughter and play, the world becomes more vibrant and inviting. Every senior deserves to pursue enjoyable pastimes that transport them, making them lose track of time or feel like a carefree kid once again. The good news is that many of the best activities for senior citizens are low-cost or even free. So, why not explore activities that reignite the youthful spirit within you?

Are Your Vaccines Up to Date?

Spring boosters for COVID-19 are now available. This is also a great time to update vaccination schedules for travel, pneumonia, shingles, and more. Your pharmacist can help provide information and answer many of the questions that you may have regarding vaccines. Vaccines can help prevent disease and save lives. Individuals most at risk are: * people over 65 or under 5; * pregnant women; * residents of long-term care facilities; and * people with chronic diseases such as diabetes. Please book online to choose the day and time that will work for you to come in for your COVID-19 and additional important vaccines.

Yay It’s May! Take Time to EnJOY!

Buds are budding, and flowers are blooming! It’s time to get out in the sunshine and smell the fresh air. Remember to take time out for yourself and enjoy this spring weather. Take time to sit, relax, connect with nature, and do nothing. Taking time for yourself will make you happier, more productive, and better able to support your loved ones. If you have a challenge planning time for yourself, connect with Permelia. As a Certified Body/Emotion Code Practitioner, she can help you release any unprocessed negative (trapped) emotions to allow you to take time for yourself.

Include Acupuncture to Optimize Well-Being

As spring continues, prioritize your health and beauty routines with Needle and Non-Needle Acupuncture. This ancient practice harmonizes, eases allergies, boosts energy, and rejuvenates the skin. Combine acupuncture with fresh, seasonal foods for added nutrition and vitality. Outdoor activities like hiking, cycling or yoga invigorate you. Ensure ample rest to support your body’s renewal process. With acupuncture’s balancing ability and wholesome lifestyle choices, seize the transformative energy of spring for optimal health and well-being. Contact me for a FREE 15 minute Meet and Greet to discuss your health issues.

Support for Seniors

Many local seniors are struggling to afford necessities like food and medication, and others are unable to pay their bills or afford the upkeep of their homes. SOS Seniors’ programs are working to ensure seniors can age in place, overcome financial emergencies, and stay connected with others. Get in touch with us if you know a senior who could use our assistance. Support these programs with a donation to the SOS Impact Campaign. Financial donations are gratefully accepted online, by phone, or in person. Thank you!

The Canadian Dental Care Plan

The Canadian Dental Care Plan starts on May 1, 2024. Everyone who qualifies could have at least some coverage. You should have received a letter from the government and/or an ID card from Sun Life. Sun Life administers the program for the federal government, and they have set out coverage percentages and fees. The fees set out are not based on the Denturists Fee Guide and may not reflect the actual cost or percentages covered. Please visit our website for more details and to book a free consultation so that we can begin the required preauthorization and additional paperwork.

What is the EESystem?

The EESystem is a groundbreaking technology that is revolutionizing the field of energy healing. Combining science, innovation, and ancient wisdom, this cutting-edge system taps into the body’s energy field to promote healing, balance, and overall well-being. The technology is based on the understanding that everything in the universe is made up of energy. By harnessing this energy, the EESystem can support the body’s natural healing processes, supporting physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. It works on a cellular level, promoting deep regeneration throughout the body. Contact us to book your first session at half the price of a regular session!

The Alchemy of Gathering Festival

Set amongst the majestic Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens, this wellness and spirituality festival will focus on gathering in the community to share ideas on wellness, connection, creativity, healing modalities, and more. The Alchemy of Gathering offers an array of experiences to further and heighten the human journey. Set in the Sunset Gardens, attendees can expect over 40 exhibitors with products and services, six different interactive stations, and live music on stage throughout the event. In the barn, 10 wellness workshops will be presented on both days. Also, experience the Ocean Labyrinth, food trucks, and 24 acres of woodlands to wander through.

Pre-Planning Services

Pre-planning for a loved one’s burial is crucial to honor their final wishes and ease the stress of decision-making during grief. By planning ahead, personalization becomes possible that reflect their preferences. Moreover, pre-planning relieves the burden on family members, especially those far away or occupied with other commitments, by handling financial and logistical responsibilities. It also ensures completion of legal formalities without delays. Additionally, pre-planning allows time for research, enabling informed decisions. Lastly, it offers emotional support to loved ones by sharing final wishes and providing reassurance. Our pre-planning services aim to make the process stress-free and provide a peaceful resting place.

Prepare for Unexpected Events

Life is full of surprises and unexpected events. When it comes to our families, we want them to be secure and protected. Living benefits can protect your financial situation in the event of a loss of income. Living benefits are insurance products that provide financial support to the insured in case of an unexpected illness or disability. The products include long-term care benefits, critical illness insurance, whole-life insurance, and loss of income due to injury or illness. Mary Ann educates her clients and families about the importance of saving and protection against financial loss. Contact her to learn about your options.