Community News
Fear of Falls Causes Unsafe Behavior

When someone is fearful of falling, they start to avoid everyday activities by staying at home and doing less. This lack of activity leads to loss of strength, reduced muscle tone, and loss of coordination and balance. This physical deterioration increases the risk of falling and if a fall does occur, it further heightens the fear. Turn your fear of falling into positive actions; remain active, exercise regularly, use assistive devices such as walkers or grab bars and wear sensible shoes. Consider joining a group session designed especially to teach balance exercises for fall prevention.

Healing Through Blood Flow

BEMER is changing the way we think about our health, challenging our understanding of the human body, and empowering us to reach optimal physical condition in a natural, non-invasive way. If micro-circulation to each cell is improved, cardiac function is enhanced, strength and energy increase, mental acuity and concentration are improved, detoxification processes improve, stress is reduced and sleep improves! ALL 100 trillion cells in the body are affected by blood flow, so ALL cells have a chance at healing. Imagine feeling better tomorrow than you do today!

Work-Life Integration During COVID-19

Many of us have a new way of working. Working at home with kids, your spouse, pets or others. Some are working at our regular job with loads of new procedures and others are looking for new work. Navigating a new normal can be tough but it is the perfect time to start practicing integration skills. Here are some tips that will support your health and performance career and family wise. 1) Set healthy boundaries for work and life, practice saying no when you need to. 2) Prioritize and schedule YOU time every day. 3) Unplug during meal or family time. 4) Prioritize both work and family tasks every week. Cut out tasks that are not going to support your health or productivity. Stay well and remember, that to do well, you must first be well.

Product Review: Anti-inflammatory Releaf

ACTIVE RELEAF strives to inspire active wellness through the use of Mother Nature’s remedies. Offering a variety of applications from topicals, to tinctures, capsules and soaps, ACTIVE RELEAF’s plant based products can help support the inflammatory related pain of sore muscles and stiff joints. For fastest relief, their topical relief stick utilizes broad spectrum, cannabinoid-rich hemp plant extract combined with the additional power of essential oils increasing the anti-inflammatory properties to help combat stubborn aches and discomfort. To support more chronic inflammatory response from within, look to their tinctures and capsules for ongoing support.

Importance of Career on Mental Health

Career development can support positive mental health by helping find meaning and passion in what you do. Social identity, routine, work, and income help form a positive self-perception. Life changes and unforeseen events will happen, bringing new opportunities. Support is available to aide in career planning, job search skills, identifying and overcoming employment barriers, resume/cover letter development, interview skills, as well as creating and refining action plans. With the increase of people on unemployment and businesses closing their doors for now and some indefinitely, the need for employment assistance maybe more essential than ever. If you need help, reach out, practitioners at Juvenation wellness are available to assist.

Product Spotlight: The RainMate®

Experience the sweet smell of clean. The RainMate® is the perfect air purifier for your home or office, with it’s compact size and chic design it fits into any decor. Utilizing mother nature’s most powerful element – water – it circulates fresh air throughout your space while radiating the gentle, ambient sound of running water. Infuse the water with any of 10 all natural scents like Eucalyptus or Tea Tree Mint and bring the spa to you! You can also use the night light and diffuse a calming blue light into the water basin for ultimate relaxation.

Preserving the Human-Canine Bond

Community volunteers at ElderDog Canada Victoria provide no-cost services such as dog walking, transportation to and from a vet or groomer, foster care when a senior is temporarily hospitalized, and rehoming when keeping the senior and dog together is no longer feasible. Eligible seniors include those who have ongoing health and/or mobility challenges, require temporary support while they undergo and recover from surgery, or must move to a care facility and cannot bring their dog with them. If you are a senior who needs help caring for your dog, you can email ElderDog Canada Victoria at

Welcoming Patients Back Safely

We have great news! Our clinic is now open for regular service. We’re taking extra measures to protect you and our staff during these times, including: asking screening questions about travel and health; having patients wait outside until they are called in for their appointment; asking patients to sanitize their hands and use mouthwash; wearing masks, face shields/safety glasses and gowns; sanitizing all equipment and surfaces; sterilizing all instruments and tools; and equipping front desks with Plexiglas, hand sanitizer, gloves, and masks. We’re ready to serve you in a safe environment and look forward to seeing you soon! J. Lane Janke RD, James Bay Denturists,

Effects of Social Isolation

Several studies have shown social isolation can negatively affect your health. This National Institute on Aging primer notes that loneliness can lead to high blood pressure, depression, and put you at greater risk of illness. That could mean more doctor’s visits and higher health care costs. And what if you or your loved one takes a fall with no one around? Beyond the physical pain, the financial implications could be high. And then there’s the emotional toll of social isolation, which can be even more devastating. These are all things to consider when deciding whether you or your loved one spend the next chapter of life at home or in a senior living community.

3D Healing for Trauma

When a traumatic event happens, emotional information is created and then stored in two places – as a memory in our brain and as an emotion/feeling in the body! Stored and unprocessed emotional trauma is the root cause of many health issues as proven in numerous scientific clinical research studies around the world. The energetic stored negative emotion can be easily removed without pain through the use of a new 3D-Healing application based on Quantum Hypnotherapy. If you experienced a traumatic event, seek help. PTSD can be resolved so that life can continue to be in a happy place.

We Are Here For You

The BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program continues to provide free services to citizens of British Columbia through this period. We are working to provide virtual options (telephone and videoconferencing) for the delivery of our services, including counselling and outreach support. For more information, please contact the Gambling Support Line at 1.888.795.6111 or email If you need to renew your VSE agreement, please contact BCLC’s Customer Support Centre at 1-866-815-0222. A BCLC Investigator will set new ‘temporary’ agreement renewal and contact you when venues are set to open to obtain your documentation.