Community News
TRE® for Tension, Stress and Trauma

Are you suffering from the effects of tension, stress or trauma? TRE® is a series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance. It is based on the fundamental idea, backed by recent research, that stress, tension and trauma are both psychological and physical. Sessions are now available in Nanaimo.

Meghan Gorosh, Founder, Elan Wellness, Elan-wellness.com

Arthritis Pain?

Arthritis. Just the word alone brings thoughts of pain and medication. What many people don’t realize is that there are multiple types of arthritis that are generally classified as being either inflammatory or non-inflammatory. Some are due to joint degeneration caused by traumas and normal wear-and-tear through our younger years. Starting early on to care for our joints can minimize or prevent us from getting arthritis. Regular chiropractic care can help ensure correct positioning of the body, reducing wear on hip and knee joints, and can help prevent some injuries from occurring.

Dr. Amber Kenmuir, D.C., Long Lake Chiropractic, MySpine.ca

An Important Discussion

Losing a spouse is a life-altering event that we are never truly prepared for. 

Here are some steps to take now to alleviate some of the stress on the one left behind.

• Have a will to ensure that your estate and affairs will be settled according to your wishes.

• Discuss your final wishes with your spouse.
• Make a list of all your passwords and keep where your spouse can find it.

• Discuss bills, payments and banking details to ensure the surviving spouse can continue to handle everyday tasks. No one likes to think about death so we often neglect to have these important discussions.

Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, ArborMemorial.ca/en/CedarValley

Diary of Ann Frank

NTG presents the powerful and gritty new adaptation of the Diary of Anne Frank. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic. It captures the truly claustrophobic realities of their daily existence, their fear, their hope, their laughter and their grief. This is a new adaption for a new generation. Lest we forget. On stage April 24 – May 11.

NanaimoTheatreGroup.ca

Walking to Improve your Health

Want to know how to live longer? According to researchers, walking briskly for just 30 minutes a day may give you an extra seven years! Furthermore, regular exercise is an anti-depressant, improves cognitive function and may delay the onset of dementia. Nanaimo Parks and Recreation offers a variety of walking and hiking programs, including “Walk with the Docs” held at Maffeo Sutton Park. For more advanced walkers, we offer Trailblazers and even guided hikes to Ammonite Falls or Mt. Benson. We also maintain over 170 kilometres of trails.

City of Nanaimo Parks & Rec, Recreation.Nanaimo.ca

What is an Audiogram?

When you have a hearing test, the results are represented in the form of an audiogram. Your hearing care professional uses the audiogram to identify if there is hearing loss, and if so, the extent of it. The audiogram illustrates your hearing by representing your hearing threshold levels at different frequencies. The hearing threshold levels show the point at which a tone can be perceived. A hearing threshold level of between 0 and 25 dB is considered normal.  Book a hearing test and consultation and take your first steps towards better hearing.

Connect Hearing, ConnectHearing.ca

Community Profile: CBI Home Health

Most of us want to stay in our own houses as we age. Home care services can help us remain independent. CBI Home Health, part of CBI Health Group, have at-home solutions to help you achieve maximum function and independence. Whether you need day-to-day assistance or dedicated palliative care, their support is customized to meet your unique needs and goals. Their multidisciplinary care team includes nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, health care aides, personal support workers and more. They can connect you to the care you need, when and where you need it — without delay.

CBI Home Health, CBI.ca

Effective Communications

Being able to communicate effectively with your elderly loved ones is essential. Often, it is not what you say, but how you say it that determines how your message is received. • Show your respect by treating them as equals. • Listen attentively and ask questions if you are not sure.  Make sure that your message is understood. • Think before responding and do not speak when you are angry or upset.  If you have to have a potentially difficult conversation, rehearse what you want to say. • Set your boundaries.  It is ok to refuse a request without rejecting your loved one.

Kat Theus, Community Relations Manager, Berwick on the Lake Retirement Community, BerwickRetirement.com/bol

Benefits of Urban Poling

Owning a pair of Walking Poles allows you to enjoy nice long walks with friends and have better stance and stability. With proper training, Urban poling is a healthy activity suited for improving quality of life. Proven benefits include increased balance & stability, increase in mobility and improved strength. Urban Walking Poles are all weather, fully adjustable and have interchangeable feet to ensure you are set for adventure. If you would like to try Urban poling but not sure of where to start call or drop by the clinic to book a Free Urban Poling consultation. Your body will Thank you!

Bastion Physiotherapy, BastionPhysio.com

3-D Healing for Optimum Health

The human body has many parts; the physical, energetic and the spiritual body, the peripheral and the central nervous system, the right and the left side of the brain and Chakras. All of the parts are guided and operated approximately 5% within YOUR Conscious and 95% within Your Subconscious MIND. All these parts of YOU are essential to YOUR health! Thoughts, emotions and energies vibrate inside of you constantly. Using a 3-D Healing Approach, we are able to open the gates and unblock stored negative emotions so their ripple effect can be removed and REAL healing can take place.

Naturally Healthy Clinic, NaturallyHealthyClinic.ca

Does Culture Shape Gambling?

Throughout history, gambling has been a part of most cultures around the world. From the earliest playing with bone dice to the most sophisticated video lottery terminals, humans seem fascinated with gambling. Different cultures prefer different forms. Casinos are popular among Asian and Eastern European gamblers; Southern European and Arabic gamblers prefer card games; scratch lottery tickets are popular in North American and European countries. Mahjong, Baccarat and Poker are China’s games of preference. Regardless of your preference, help is available when gambling is no longer just for entertainment.

Karen Hlady, Gambling Awareness Program, BCResponsibleGambling.ca