Families and caregivers of those with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease will be able to gain insight as to what it is like to experience the world like their loved ones when the Alzheimer Society of Kenora-Rainy River Districts brings a free virtual dementia tour to Fort Frances next week to coincide with “Alzheimer Awareness Month.”
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Ontario needs a new conversation about health—and very little of that conversation is about health care, says Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.
This conversation has to have a clear understanding that the factors that influence health, and the ways through which we can improve health, lie for the most part outside of the health sector.
Ontario is strengthening its partnership with Kids Help Phone to ensure bullied children and youth have the support they need to grow and reach their full potential.
The province will continue to support Kids Help Phone, which offers confidential 24-hour counselling services over the phone and online, for another three years.
The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s cancer program has been selected by Cancer Care Ontario, an agency of the Ontario government and the government’s cancer advisor, to host parts of its Quality Assurance Services Team in Information Technology Development Services.
The Northwestern Health Unit’s new “Healthy Smiles Ontario” mobile dental van rolled into Fort Frances in September, bringing smiles galore.
Under the program, children aged 17 and under who met the program’s eligibility requirements received dental treatment.
The Northwestern Health Unit negotiated a special pilot project status for the “Healthy Smiles Ontario” program.
A fundraiser dinner for local resident Samantha Pearson last Thursday at the Fort High cafeteria was a big success, drawing an estimated 500 people and raising funds to help out with expenses.
“This town is amazing,” said Pearson’s mother, Ellen Gagné, who was overwhelmed by the generosity of people and is proud to be a community member.
Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell is calling on the minister of Health and Long-Term Care to help residents of Rainy River find a permanent solution to their health care crisis.
Speaking in Question Period on Monday, Campbell asked Health minister Deb Matthews to outline the government’s plans to help ensure the community’s emergency room stays open.
The District Mental Health Services for Older Adults Program is pleased to present the 2012 Seniors’ Safety Calendar.
Seniors contribute greatly to our community, and the calendar was developed as a resource by providing information on various safety issues important to them.
So said the Wombles, a group of furry characters in a popular children’s television show in Britain in the 1970s.
The opening lines of the “Exercise” song were:
“Standing on your tiptoes, running on the spot,
“Exercise is good for you, laziness is not.”
The week of Nov. 24 is HIV & AIDS Awareness Week, ending with World AIDS Day on Thursday, Dec. 1.
Two new choices in HIV testing are now available at Northwestern Health Unit sexual health clinics throughout the region.