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Vaccine Appointment for Seniors

Vaccine call centres for seniors open March 8, 2021. You can book a vaccine appointment for yourself or your spouse. You can also have a family member or friend call for you. It’s easy and safe to book over the phone. Please click on the link below for booking dates based on age groups. Book […]

Caregiver Group

Please join us for a 3 month online group supporting those caring for Seniors (55+). Connect with people who understand. Explore health and well-being of caregivers, organizational tips and strategies for caregiving. Drop-ins welcome. When: Monday 6:30 – 8 pm February 15 – May 10 Where: Zoom link and instructions provided upon registration. No device? […]

Canadian Aniti-Fraud Centre Butlletin- COVID-19 Vaccine Scam Alert

This bulletin was prepared to warn consumers of ongoing fraud reporting tied to COVID-19 vaccines. While pandemic related scams have been ongoing, recent reporting to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has identified potential ongoing frauds linked to COVID-19 vaccines. For more on this notice, click here.

Support a Senior

Wondering how you can support a senior? During these times its important to reach out, learn more about how you can help.

Probiotics for the prevention or treatment of chemotherapy- or radiotherapy-related diarrhoea in people with cancer.

The Evidence Summary for this article has been prepared by the Cochrane Collaboration-a highly reputable, global, independent network of researchers, professionals, patients, carers and people interested in health. You can click on ‘Cochrane Summary,’ which will open a new window on your screen and display the summary. Cochrane Summary You can view a one-page summary […]

How diet, exercise and medication play a role in your heart health

February is Heart Month, a time to increase awareness of heart-related conditions and further educate Canadians on ways to improve their overall heart health. Lifestyle factors like exercise and diet play a large role in our overall heart health, but did you know that things like the medications we take can also increase our risk […]

World Alzheimer’s Month: raising awareness and challenging the stigma

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for an estimated 60-80% of cases. Dementia is so prevalent that chances are if you don’t already have or care for someone […]

Can exercise trim your risk for beast cancer recurrence?

The Bottom Line Breast cancer treatment can take a toll on your mental and physical health, and seriously impact your quality of life. Exercise may help improve quality of life, and emotional and physical well-being in women with breast cancer after treatment with radiation and/or chemotherapy. There is still not enough high quality research to […]

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 […]