The Assisted Living Action Group (A.L.A.G.) has launched its survey to determine the current and future housing and support service needs of older adults in Rainy River District.
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All children, even very young children, experience stress. All children also benefit from an increased ability to deal with stress and can learn ways to do this.
Research shows that up to 90 percent of illnesses are related to stress.
Having too much stress can make it more difficult for children to concentrate, to learn, and to get along with others.
Submitted by Nancy Daley Fulton (Fort Frances branch, CMHA)
The next time you are in line at the grocery store, look around you.
How many people do you see? Five? 10?
What if you were told that two of those 10 people have, or will have, a mental illness? Mental illness can affect anyone at any time.
“Moving Forward” is the theme of this year’s National Victims of Crime Awareness Week, which is taking place April 22-28 across Canada.
Activities across the country will focus on raising awareness of services available to victims of crime in Canada, such as those provided by the Rainy River District Victim Services Program (RRDVSP).
The Riverside Foundation for Health Care recently received a letter from the hospital board of directors giving it the go-ahead to begin fundraising for a digital mammography unit.
“This is great news for the citizens of the Rainy River District,” said board chairman Deane Cunningham.
Canadian scientist and doctor, Sir Frederick Banting, and his assistant, Charles Best, are credited with the first successful treatment of diabetes with insulin 90 years ago.
But even today, Canada ranks among the leaders in diabetes research and management.
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.
Depression is not a normal part of aging.
That’s the message behind a presentation next Tuesday (April 24) from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Valley Adult Learning Association office located in the former high school off Second Street East.
It is being put on by the Rainycrest Family Council and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).
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.
A group of Grade 10 students from Fort Frances High School participated in the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) program held at La Verendrye Hospital on March 30.
This program consists of a one-day workshop in which students experience the hardships and difficulties of being injured.