Community News
Trouble Falling Asleep?

If you have trouble falling asleep, here is something that you may not know. The National Sleep Foundation suggests warm feet when going to bed sends a signal to your brain that it is bedtime. Sleep research indicates a correlation between falling asleep quickly and increased blood dilation in our extremities. Another thing that may keep you from sleep is Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a condition that causes an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. Today there are socks with built in technology that will not only keep your feet warm but may provide relief from restless leg syndrome.

New Season at the Bailey Studio!

Nanaimo Theatre Group is opening its 58th season with the Neil Simon classic comedy The Odd Couple. This play is truly a comedy for the ages; the topic of dysfunctional relationships is just as fitting and funny today as it was in 1965. The tale of two men living together, one a fastidious hypochondriac and the other a devil-may-care slob, is sure to entertain young and old! The show runs Oct. 17 to Nov. 2.

6 Week Health & Weight Program

This Six Week “Start to Health, Happiness & Perfect Weight Program” begins with a Start-up Darkfield Microscopy assessment of your body’s present performance. The full program includes; weekly pain free Ozone injections to tighten skin and reduce existing cellulite and scarring, Nutrition Guidance, Exercises and Osteopathy to assist with sculpting the body back to mobility, Acupuncture and Hypnosis to help overcome food addiction and cravings and Sudatonic deep infrared therapy to ease detox. With this program you will not only lose undesired weight, you will be educated on health and restore function in your body and soul. Bring happiness and control back into your life!

Changes of the Season

The leaves are turning, the wind is brisk, autumn has come. With it comes the sense of quiet that settles in like leaves on the forest floor. However, it is important that we do not settle back into old habits. Keeping pace with new hobbies and social activities which are known to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and osteoporosis, is important in long term health goals. Don’t let the change in season stop you from being your best!

Enjoy Your Life to the Fullest

Good hearing means being able to enjoy every moment in life. But when you start experiencing hearing problems, you quickly feel you cannot enjoy all the things you care about. A hearing professional will work with you to get you back to better hearing. They can give you back the ability to enjoy your life to the fullest. Quality hearing professional are there every step of the way to identify the best solution for you. Look for a hearing centre that offers an extensive, complimentary hearing test, free follow-ups, and a wide range of innovative and discreet products. We can help.

Planning Ahead

Take care of your loved ones by planning ahead. What does planning ahead and being prepared for final arrangements entail? Being prepared includes: – Having an understanding of financial matters such as probate and taxation resulting from death. – Being aware of how joint ownership and mental capacity can be an issue when preparing a will. – Having plans in place for an unexpected death while travelling. -A conversation with your loved ones to ensure that your wishes are understood and carried out. – Preventing potential financial strain for you loved ones by pre-paying for your funeral arrangements. We can help.

Music and Dementia

The effects of dementia are devastating to individuals and their families. Researchers are keen to find ways to ease its symptoms and restore abilities and memory. Studies on music and dementia have shown promising findings. Did you know that the area of the brain associated with musical memory tends to be least affected by dementia? Music therapy may help reduce cognitive decline while improving the memory of people with dementia. In one study, test subjects performed better on memory tests when they listened to music. It has also been found that the emotional content of music can bring back emotional memories.

Advantages of a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet carries over to many areas of our lives. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), healthy food protects you against many chronic, non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Recent reports have shown that when people increase their fruit and vegetable intake, they report higher levels of happiness and mental health, whereas poor diets have been linked to depression. Thanks to donations and community support, the SOS Meals on Wheels program is able to offer local residents healthy, affordable meals, delivered to their doors. Are you having trouble maintaining a healthy diet? Call us to learn more about the program

How does CBD work?

Cannabidiol or CBD is a naturally occurring component of cannabis extracted from the cannabis plant. CBD is not psychoactive and does not produce the ‘high’ of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to receptors in the brain or immune system. The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that produces some cannabinoids of its own and receives and translates signals from cannabinoids. The ECS helps to regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses and pain. CBD directs the body to use more of its own cannabinoids to produce the therapeutic effects associated with CBD.

Live Theatre: Lumberjacks in Love

Four burly lumberjacks live in a state of manly bliss 200 miles from the nearest woman – until one of them accidentally orders himself a mail-order bride! She interrupts their simple shanty life and turns it upside down. This slap-happy tale brings big belly laughs and pure silliness as we watch to see if romance will bloom where bath time might be once a month and the only thing that brings these big, burly boys running is the sound of the dinner bell! On stage October 18 to November 2nd.

Be Aware of the Risk Factors

In today’s stress-riddled world, maintaining a balanced lifestyle is quite challenging, and so is staving off addictive behaviours like gambling. Be aware of the risk factors. These include having experienced a big win early in our gambling history
and/or having had a recent loss or change and/or financial difficulties. Gambling behaviour is concerning when used as an escapist activity, anxiety-relief and/or when it distracts us from our families and health. You have more control over your life than you realize. In fact, recognizing a problem is powerful and is the first step in healing. Reach out for help!