Community News
Hearing Loss Impacts Your Wellbeing

Hearing loss is more than just an annoyance. It has a significant impact on your health, social, and economic state. Even a mild loss can result in communication difficulties. This commonly leads to withdrawal from social situations, creating social isolation. A lack of social connection can have serious consequences on mental health, including depression and mental degradation. Studies indicate those with untreated hearing loss are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, and are twice more likely to develop dementia. Hearing loss can also impact your work, affecting income. Don’t compromise your health and overall wellbeing. If you’ve noticed changes in your hearing, get your hearing tested.

Mamma Mia! – The Musical

On a Greek island paradise, where the sun always shines, the audience is propelled into this beautiful and funny tale of love, friendship, and identity. Mamma Mia! resonates with almost everyone. There are so many themes and situations packed into this musical that people from all walks of life can relate to: identity, the generation gap, the loss of a parent, a mother-daughter relationship and romance to name a few. The performance leaves you singing and dancing to iconic ABBA hits. Mamma Mia! is the musical sensation you won’t want to miss! Tickets available now, on stage May 24 – August 31.

Unequal Leg Length?

The majority of the population has one leg that is longer than the other. This inequality results in uneven stress on the body and contributes to lower back, hip, and knee pain, as well as aggravation of arthritic hips and knees. While some cases of leg length discrepancy are due to actual differences in leg bone length, many cases are due to an imbalance in the muscle tension of the hip and leg. This imbalance is due to habitual movement patterns, emotional stress, and other repetitive activities of life. Gentle Somatic Body Movement Classes retrain the nervous system to relax these chronically tight muscles and reduce pain.

Recognizing Caregiver Stress

As the Canadian senior population grows, unpaid caregiving becomes more widespread than ever before. Over 4.5 million Canadians play a role in caring for a family member and caregiver stress and burnout is a significant issue. Caregivers need to be honest about how much care they can realistically provide. While most caregivers want to be present 24/7, this is impossible while juggling other family and career responsibilities. Today’s caregivers deserve respect and gratitude. Whether motivated by love, duty or simply a selfless desire to help others, they play an invaluable role in the care of our senior population.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Today’s bone grafting procedures can overcome most physical factors including insufficient or poor quality bone. Existing dental conditions such as gum disease do not prevent the placement of dental implants but may modify when and how they are placed. Your age is not a major consideration as long as you are in good general health but some medical conditions do exist that may prevent you from being a good candidate for dental implants. As our general life expectancy is increasing, you still have many potential years of healthy eating ahead of you. Your dentist can help determine if indeed you are a candidate for dental implants.

Selective Hearing or Something More?

Think you’d notice if you have impaired hearing? Those with hearing loss are often the last ones to recognize it. Unless the impairment occurs through sudden physical or medical-related trauma, hearing loss generally occurs slowly over time. This gradual change presents itself as people mumbling, unclear voices, or difficulty hearing through background noise. Friends and family are usually the first to notice when they aren’t being heard, or when they are consistently asked to repeat themselves. You may be tempted to brush it off as selective hearing, but if those close to you have said they suspect you have a hearing loss, it’s time to get your hearing checked.

Open House – Canadian School of Natural Nutrition

Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) has been educating Registered Holistic Nutritionists across Canada since 1994. Our Vancouver Island school in Nanaimo opened in 2012 followed by the Victoria school in 2017. The curriculum consists of 17 hard sciences and social sciences courses. Intakes are in March and September for the one year (day) program or two year (evening) program both resulting in the R.H.N. designation. CSNN offers a Holistic Culinary Certificate program in addition to the Natural Nutrition Program and a “The Fundamentals of Nutrition” course which consists of seven classes. Learn more at our Open House on June 1st in Nanaimo.

Find Your Balance: Gambling Awareness Week

The theme for the 2019 Gambling Awareness Week is “Find Your Balance”, in support of maintaining a balanced outlook of the role gambling may play in our lives. In early May, be on the lookout for BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program community events in your area; ranging from sponsored swims, pop up community awareness booths and contests at community centers and other locations. Finding Our Balance in life can be challenging. Striking that balance is easier when we have a diverse array of activities in which to engage.

Meet the Practitioner: Dr. Daniela Jesin, ND

Dr. Daniela Jesin, ND Naturopathic Physician has a wealth of experience and is committed to guiding her patients in their quest to naturally achieve their personal vision of wellness. Completing her Naturopathic Medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Dr. Jesin was a member of the clinical focus shift treating patients suffering with Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. She has treated patients at Brampton Civic Hospital; Canada’s only Integrative Naturopathic Clinic in a hospital setting. Dr. Jesin practices at Elegance Sculpting. Her services include cupping, acupuncture, allergy testing, chronic pain, hormone health, and more. She offers 15 minute complimentary consultations.

Ayurveda Massage

Listen to your body! What does it need? Ayurvedic medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical systems with a natural and holistic approach to physical and mental health. This broad approach of maintaining balance in the body mind encompasses diet, lifestyle, environment, body work, breathing techniques and mental practices. Ayurveda massage is done with warmed oil. By gently massaging the body, paying particular attention to the marma points, the flow of vital energy Prana that may have been blocked is released. Every Ayurveda massage begins with an initial consultation that includes pulse, tongue and an Ayurvedic constitution analyses.

Community Profile: Yates Memorial Services

Yates Memorial Services is a family owned business. Together, Rae and Barry Tuck and their son Bradd operate Yates. To be family owned means we provide a personal approach to meeting families’ needs. Barry started his funeral service career in Duncan, BC and has passionately been working in the profession for over 35 years. At Yates, we offer two large spaces for celebrations of life, traditional services, and receptions. As well, we have a beautiful 13-acre cemetery for traditional, green (ask us) or cremation burials. We are proud to offer the only on-site crematorium in the Oceanside area.