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Assisted living: what’s it all about?

It is the aging-at-home option that combines housing, support services, and health care as needed.

Seniors who choose assisted living enjoy an independent lifestyle with assistance customized to meet their needs, as well as benefits that enrich their lives and promote well-being and family connectedness.

Importance of immunization stressed

April 21-28, 2012 is National Immunization Awareness Week and the Northwestern Health Unit would like to remind everyone of the importance of immunization.

Thanks to immunization, many diseases are effectively and safely controlled, thus reducing the burden of illness in our communities.

No matter what our age, we never outgrow our need for immunizations.

Diabetes expo slated next week

The Canadian Diabetes Association will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of insulin during its 2012 Diabetes Expo, which will make a stop in Fort Frances on Wednesday, April 18 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the Adventure Inn ballroom.

The discovery of insulin has been hailed as the most significant medical discovery in Canadian history.

Mental health funding secured

As part of Ontario’s plan to improve services and supports for children and youth with mental health and addictions needs, the Ministry of Education will be phasing in initiatives over three years to support students and district school boards.

The Northwest Catholic District School Board received $20,000 to support professional learning opportunities.

Health care, education again top ‘sunshine list’

Ontario’s “sunshine list” was released Friday and once again, it appears health care and education salaries comprise the bulk of those earning $100,000-plus in the region.

Riverside Health Care

Facilities, Inc.

Former Riverside CEO and president Wayne Woods’ salary went up more than $23,000 in 2011, as he earned $251,384.64 last year compared to $228,000 in 2010.