“The Garden of Life,” which is located in front of La Verendrye Hospital here, has been put to rest for the winter after a summer of reminder and enjoyment to those who passed by or took some time to sit and enjoy the peacefulness and beauty.
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The Canadian Diabetes Association has recognized a Thunder Bay family for its inspirational work on behalf of people with diabetes.
The Wepruk family has been awarded the Dave Speer Inspiration Award, which is presented to an inspirational individual, or family, who has overcome great obstacles to manage their diabetes and continues to enjoy a fulfilling and active lifestyle.
Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. yesterday announced it officially has recruited a female physician, who will be setting up practice in Fort Frances in September, 2013.
She is a family physician, and also will work in the emergency department at La Verendrye Hospital.
High school students in Northwestern Ontario will be hearing from youth peer-to-peer educators from the Rainbow Resource Center based out of Winnipeg.
The students will be learning about the impacts of bullying, marginalization, and discrimination experienced by those who are, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQTS).
The local Alzheimer Society’s “First Link” program provides support for individuals recently diagnosed with a dementia, and a free three-week series will be held here starting Nov. 17.
“Next Steps for Families & Friends” will offer family members caring for individuals with dementia an overview of dementia, coping strategies, and resources available.
National Aboriginal Addictions Awareness Week will be marked locally with a whole week of activities this year.
During November, the Northwestern Health Unit is promoting the message to parents that their job is like no other.
Being a parent is a big responsibility. Parents are role models to their children in learning how to behave, how to treat others, and how to make healthy choices in their lives.
Take time to talk to your children. Read, play, and share experiences with them.
Five local members of the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) group spent Monday being trained in order to be able to present to other older adults in the community about elder abuse.
“We wanted it to be a peer-led presentation,” noted Cst. Anne McCoy, the local OPP’s community services officer, who is a member of the coalition.
After her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in the early 1970s, Diane Davies faithfully had her own mammogram and exam each year.
Then in 2003, at age 56, she received the dreaded phone call telling her something had been found on the mammogram and she needed to return for a magnified view.
“A terrific response by women in Northwestern Ontario” is how organizers of Friday’s Breast Screening Challenge described the day.
As of 8 p.m. on Friday, 122 women received a mammogram and became new clients with the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP).