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Hunger Awareness Week 2015

Hunger Awareness Week 2015
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Hunger Awareness Week is September 21-25, 2015. It is an annual awareness campaign that challenges Canadians to learn more about the issue of hunger, the important work of food banks across the country and how to take action. Together, Canadians can make an impact on the solvable issue of hunger in Canada and find solutions to hunger in communities across the country. A national campaign led by Food Banks Canada will be unveiled to support...
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World Alzheimer's Day 2015

World Alzheimer's Day 2015
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Every September 21st, Alzheimer’s organizations around the world work to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Dementia is an incurable, progressive disease that impairs mental functioning. It is often called a family disease because of the chronic stress it places on family members who must watch helplessly as their loved one slowly declines. As of 2015, 47.5 million people worldwide are living with dementia and this number is expected to increase to 75.6...
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Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss
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This week our Caregive Information Night is being presented in partnership with Mississauga Halton LHIN Regional Learning Centre and the Canadian Hearing Society. A hearing loss councellor will be in to share some topics with our caregivers and give them a chance to learn about different types of communication aids. The following is some information on hearing loss that will get you ready for our session on Tuesday September 22 at 5:30PM. How the Ear...
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Arthritis Month

Arthritis Month
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Arthritis is a serious problem in Canada, with over 4.6 million adults and children experiencing its effects each day. Arthritis Awareness Month is for them – a time to consider what living with chronic pain means and how we can help them. The term arthritis (“arthro” meaning joint, “itis” meaning inflammation) is used to refer to more than 100 related conditions. Arthritis can strike anyone at anytime, regardless of age, physical condition or ethnic background,...
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International Self Care Day

International Self Care Day
Did you know that July 24 is International Self Care Day? Self-Care is what people do for themselves to establish and maintain health, and to prevent and deal with illness .--World Health Organization 1998 Self Care goes hand in hand with Caregiving.  Those providing care need to take the time and energy to also care for themselves in order to prevent caregiver burnout and to help maintain their own health status.  Healthy people have a...
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Wear Plaid for Dad!

Wear Plaid for Dad!

Wear Plaid for Dad! On Friday June 19, 2-15 our staff have pledged to Wear Plaid for Dad, in support of prostate cancer research. Prostate cancer affects 1 in 8 men in Canada, making it the most common cancer to affect men. What is Prostate Cancer? Take a few minutes to check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-VH-uX2ka8   Prostate cancer is a disease where some prostate cells have lost normal control of growth and division. They...
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Summer Sun Safety

Summer Sun Safety
Sun Safety Did you know? Over the next 30 years, the number of extremely hot days in a year is expected to more than double in some parts of Canada. Heat Illness Heat illnesses include heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat fainting, heat edema (swelling of hands, feet and ankles), heat rash and heat cramps (muscle cramps). Heat illnesses can affect you quickly and are mainly caused by over-exposure to heat or over-exertion in the heat....
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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease




Parkinson's is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in Canada;according to statistics Canada Parkinson's effects an estimated 0.2% of adults in private households and 4.9% of those in residential care facilities have the condition. A person's movement is normally controlled by dopamine, a chemical that carries signals between the nerves in the brain. When cells that normally produce dopamine die, the symptoms of Parkinson's appear. Some common symptoms of Parkinson's include: tremor, slowness and stiffness, impaired balance,...
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Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

Mental Health Awareness Week 2015
The Myths of Mental Illness Mental illness is common. Statistics show that one in every six Canadians will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Mental illnesses account for a large percentage of hospital stays every year. Yet, in spite of the fact that every Canadian knows someone who has been, or will be, affected by mental illness, few people know very much about it. It is human nature to fear...
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Food Pyramid Matching Game

Food Pyramid Matching Game
Activity of the Week (April 19-25): Food Pyramid Matching About : Food Pyramid Matching is an intellectual game. The goal of this program is for clients to look for and recognize specific items within a particular food group. This will encourage the client to use both their short term memory and long term memory recall. How to Play : Create a food pyramid triangle for each participant ensuring all the food groups are labelled clearly...
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