Tai Chi: A Gentle Way to Exercise

  • January 14, 2020
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“Take good care of your body. It's the only real home you have to live in.” —Anonymous Tai Chi means the ‘ultimate of ultimate’, often used to describe the vastness of the universe. Based on the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism, Tai Chi stresses the natural balance in all things and the need for living in spiritual and physical accord with the patterns of nature. This...

Cheers to a New Chapter

  • January 7, 2019
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By Jackie Gray, Executive Director, Cherish at Central ParkWhen you start feeling like the house, the yard, cooking, laundry, and grocery shopping are all getting to be too much, you might be ready for something in housing that serves you better! You know you’re not ready for the classic “old folks’ home.” But you are ready to take life a little easier and...

Cannabis and Seniors Weighing the Risks

  • November 1, 2018
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Weighing the Risks"Is it going to decrease the number of medications or painkillers I take every day?” “How will cannabis affect how I think and function day to day?” “Will it increase my heart rate or my risk of falling?” “Is cannabis going to relieve my pain?”These are the types of questions the Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health is studying...

Is Cannabis Oil a Natural Solution?

  • November 1, 2018
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Is Cannabis Oil a Natural Solution?"Is it going to decrease the number of medications or painkillers I take every day?”  "Will I feel high?" "Will I see things?”  "Will I jump off a building?”  "Is ‘Reefer Madness’ real?" "What about eating it?” Come get answers to your questions and learn more about CBD oil—a natural, non-hallucinogenic ingredient extracted from cannabis— that may...

Soulful Energies

  • November 1, 2018
  • Alysha Sermuka
Interview By Anne Marie MoroJoanne Arnold is the founder and creator at Soulful Sister Aromatherapy here in the West Shore. A chartered herbalist, it was obvious when I was speaking with her last month, that she creates her unique and amazing line of products because of her passion for essential oils. She only uses natural, organic and fair trade ingredients...

Ocular Imaging Technology

  • October 1, 2018
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By Stephanie, C.C.O.A. Dr. Joslin, Dr. Morin & AssociatesHave you ever been referred to an eye specialist’s office for additional testing? One of these tests may have been an OCT. Have you ever wondered why your eye doctor has recommended this test and what it is for? OCT, or Ocular Coherence Tomography, is a non-invasive and painless diagnostic instrument used to create an image...

Surviving Allergy Season

  • June 1, 2018
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By Dr. Nicholas Catchuk, O.D.Flowers are blooming and spring is in the air! As pollen spreads, people afflicted by seasonal allergies begin to suffer. Allergens can cause redness, swelling, itching and watery eyes due to histamine. Although histamine is a normal component of the body, when released, it causes an inflammatory response. Seniors are not exempt from bothersome allergy symptoms...

What Strategies Do You Need to Prevent Falls?

  • June 1, 2018
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Were you aware that falls are the #1 cause of injury among those aged 65 and older? One out of every 3 seniors will experience a fall on an annual basis—the primary reason why seniors experience a loss of independence as they age. Currently, related healthcare costs occupy 42% of the provincial healthcare budget. The good news is that you...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

  • May 1, 2018
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By Dr. Nicholas Catchuk, O.D.Over 3 million people in Canada are diabetic and over 5 million are pre-diabetic. Diabetes can affect the eyes in many ways, although the first symptom diabetics may encounter is fluctuation in vision. As the blood sugar levels in the body increase, it may cause a temporary hyperopic shift in a person’s prescription. While that may...

Elevate Your Quality of Life!

  • May 1, 2018
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Massage therapy continues to grow at a fast pace in the health field as the benefits of it continue to become more widely recognized. Massage treatments are most commonly known for soothing aching muscles to alleviate pain and inflammation, promoting relaxation, decreasing stress and tension and relieving aches and stiffness that could be impeding a good night’s sleep.However, massages work...
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