Community News
Reiki Really Works

Reiki is an energy healing treatment that works holistically; on the whole body, mind and spirit. Natural healing vibrations are transmitted through the hands of a Reiki practitioner to the body of the recipient. Reiki treatment can relieve stress and pain, induce relaxation, release emotional blockages, accelerate natural healing, balance subtle energies, and support other medical modalities, including traditional therapies. Reputable medical facilities are now offering patients alternative healing programs such as Reiki, and are analyzing the benefits and submitting them for review and compilation. Look at your options on how you can learn Reiki to experience personal healing and also to help others.

Senior Summer Safety Tips

Skin cancer is one of the most common and preventable forms of cancer. Apply SPF of at least 30 to 50—every two to four hours you are outdoors or riding in a car. Routinely wearing a quality pair of sunglasses protects the eyes from cataracts, a condition common among older adults. Look for a pair with a label showing they block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. As we grow older, the body doesn’t adjust to changes in temperature and humidity as quickly as in younger days. This puts seniors at higher risk for dehydration and sun-related illnesses, like heat stroke – so make sure to keep hydrated!

Wearing the Right Socks!

Have you ever worn socks were too tight around the calf and left an ugly red welt? Or the ones that fall down and work their way under your foot? Traditional cotton socks hold water and leave feet clammy and wet and not smelling very nice. Wearing the right socks make a difference in your day. Look for socks that have a soft touch top and an ergonomic y-heel that keeps the heel from slipping or socks that guard against blisters with moisture resistance and anti-bacterial protection. Voxxlife socks with HPT technology can also provide stability, support and increased balance.

Alcohol Free Elixirs

Ancient wisdom describes an elixir as a magical or medicinal potion designed to cure. Solbrü has redefined a modern elixir as a liquid infusion of herbs that serves a function in the body. They have soulfully infused a blend of balancing herbs and adaptogenic mushrooms, to raise vibes and ground souls. Their Brü replaces alcoholic spirits in a sophisticated way, with its own unique flavours and novel functionality, delivering a bold authentic bite without the hangover. Drink it as a shot, sip it on the rocks; or enjoy it in an AF (alcohol-free) cocktail. Pour over a glass of nut or oat milk or mix it with orange or grapefruit juice for an extra Vitamin C punch.

AJ Pedal Wheelchair

Whether your mobility has been impacted by Parkinson’s, MS, a stroke, or knee or hip trouble, the AJ Pedal Wheelchair is designed to get you moving again. Like a bike, it’s powered by you – so you can reconnect with your body, rebuild muscle tone and improve your cardiovascular system. Designed to maneuver in tight spaces like narrow halls and doorways, the AJ rides easily into elevators, buildings and shopping centres. More robust than a wheelchair, the AJ allows you to pedal through parks, along sidewalks and even ride public transit. One-handed, dual hydraulic brakes allow you to stop quickly with just a gentle squeeze of the brake handle. The comfort-ride shock and pneumatic tires keep you comfortable and confidently in control. Each AJ is hand built in Victoria, BC, using the highest grade aluminum and other durable materials for a safe and sturdy ride.

Pediatrics Chiropractic

Why on earth should a newborn see a chiropractor? Chiropractic is about assessing and improving function rather than pain. Babies go through thousands of milestones in their first year of life alone. It is important that these milestones are reached and occur in the appropriate time frame. Assessing your baby’s nervous system function and removing any interference may allow your baby to appropriately reach these milestones. Also, the adjustment for a baby looks very different than it would for an adult. Often all that is needed is sustained pressure – the same pressure you would use to check the ripeness of a tomato. It is safe, gentle and effective.

Vacation-care for your loved ones?

With reopening on the horizon, leave town with confidence knowing that your loved one will be well cared for.
Trusted in-home support provides an excellent alternative to short and long-term care, enabling loved ones to remain
in the comfort and safety of their own home. Professional care staff can provide skilled assistance of daily tasks
ranging from medications and bathing, along with cooking and shopping up to 24-hour live-in care. With quality,
sustainable support from a team of consistent caregivers, many seniors enjoy 3 to 5 additional years of independent
living in their own homes.
This summer, mention “WELLNESS NEWS” to receive 50% OFF an in-home care assessment to learn how our support
team can help your loved one live their most vibrant life by aging-in place. Call Victoria Troughton at 250-382-2328 to book
your assessment today.

Words to Live By

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

Summer Contest

After a long year with many restrictions, we are looking forward to more freedom and a change of scenery. We are thrilled to offer our readers a chance to win a Summer Adventure at Mt. Washington. The prize includes 3 nights of accommodations at Paradise Ridge, a gift basket to enjoy along with mountain adventures. The winner will be able to soak up the mountain vistas and enjoy getting out in nature. Draw date is July 31, 2021. Prize can be redeemed between August 14 and November 1, 2021 or between June 1 and November 1, 2022. Good Luck.

Retirement Community Living

With all of the fears about Covid-19, people are struggling to make a decision about moving into a retirement community. It is reassuring to know about the extra cleaning, extra staff, adherence to wearing masks and social distancing rules. Yet it is the fear of the unknown that makes it hard to make a decision. What will happen when I move in? Can I leave? Can I see loved ones? May I have visitors? How are concerns handled? Reach out to the communities, ask your questions so that you can rest assured that you have all the facts to able to make an informed decision.

The Nervous System

What is the first system to develop? What is the only system completely protected by bone? What is the only system connected to every other system, organ, gland, tissue and cell in your body? If you have not guessed it by now, it is your Nervous System. The Nervous System is made up of your brain, spinal cord and all your nerves that branch of the cord. It essentially directs and coordinates everything in your body. Information goes down to the body and information flows back up to the brain. It is of the utmost importance that this communication is free and clear of any interference for your Nervous System to do its job effectively. Remember this, nature needs no help, just no interference.