Kootenay Seniors Health

Stay Fit this Winter!

Nelson and District Community Complex  Winter leisure guide has many programs suited for seniors looking for some fun activities. Click here to access the full online Leisure Guide.

Let’s talk about prostate cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. According to Prostate Cancer Canada, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men. Approximately 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The good news is that the death rate has been declining significantly in recent years due to improved […]

3 research-based benefits of yoga for healthy aging

Fitness trends come and go, but yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and shows no sign of fading away any time soon. Yoga continues to attract more and more followers every year representing all ages and physical fitness levels. What’s the attraction? Although yoga originally evolved as a spiritual practice, it has become […]

Spot the Signs of Dehydration

Dehydration is a major problem. There are researchers who suggest that we’re always in a state of dehydration and that we should sip water continuously throughout the day. However, this type of dehydration isn’t likely to cause us health problems. Real dehydration can lead to our organs shutting down. Our bodies are mainly made up […]

Combating Muscle Loss in Seniors

Combating Muscle Loss in Seniors  Submitted by Jane Sandwood, Fitness Expert Age-related muscle loss, also known as Sarcopenia, is estimated to occur in up to 45% of older adults. As we get older our bodies start to deteriorate with muscle loss being one of the biggest setbacks of the aging process. A progressive loss of muscle mass starts […]

Community Paramedicine

A valuable and new service is coming soon to a number of Kootenay communities. Community Paramedicine will soon be available in New Denver, Nakusp, Edgewood, Kaslo, Riondel, Salmo and Winlaw. Paramedics have been hired and are currently undergoing training for the new service. The communities of Fruitvale and Rossland will be introducing the service in […]