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Date updated: February 27, 2020

Support Group: Survivors of Suicide Loss

Coping with the loss of a loved one? The Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group is available in-person and online. Join our next meeting on Tuesday, February 18th. Meetings take place the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 pm Where: Summit Place, 112 Premier Drive, Corner Brook You can also connect through…

Sepsis- What do I need to know?

Sepsis can and does affect people of all ages. The very young and those who already have a chronic health problem or a compromised immune system are at higher risk of developing sepsis. But people over 65 years old, particularly those who have health issues, are even more susceptible to sepsis than any other group.…

SaferMedsNL

SaferMedsNL is changing the way we use medications in Newfoundland and Labrador Did you know Newfoundland and Labrador uses more medications than anywhere else in Canada? SaferMedsNL wants to change this by sparking conversations between patients and healthcare professionals to ensure medications are continued when necessary and stopped when they are no longer needed. Click…

3 WAYS TO RESPOND WHEN SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER’S SAYS I WANT TO GO HOME

3 WAYS TO RESPOND WHEN SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER’S SAYS I WANT TO GO HOME This article is from Daily Caring- click here to go to the article on their website Hearing someone say “I want to go home” over and over again is something Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers often deal with. It’s especially frustrating to hear when they’re already home. But…

Who handles the finances in your household?

Does only one spouse or partner handle the family finances? If only one person knows about the accounts, bills, investments, and taxes, and that person becomes incapacitated, the partner now needs take over in the midst of potential tragedy. Imagine if you’re the finance and bill owner and you die. You not only leave your…

How is Your Balance? 3 Easy Exercises

Poor balance can make you dizzy and unsteady on your feet. It can also cause you to do things like miss a stair step, bump into furniture, or trip over the family pet. In the worst situations, stumbles can lead to falls and potentially serious injuries. Falling can definitely be a concern if you live…

10 HELPFUL GIFTS: KITCHEN AIDS FOR SENIORS SAFELY INCREASE INDEPENDENCE

Make the kitchen safer for seniors Health conditions like arthritis, low vision, frailty, stroke, or dementia can make everyday tasks challenging for older adults. With heat, liquids, and knives, working in the kitchen can be especially dangerous. We found 10 simple kitchen aids for seniors that increase safety, prevent accidents, and help them stay independent longer. Being able to perform…

Eating and Drinking Well in Later Life

Is this me? Whether you are slim or bigger (even if you are seemingly overweight, you can still be malnourished), it’s not good to lose weight without meaning to. It’s easy for weight to drop off without noticing. Significant, unintended weight loss makes you more likely to get ill or have a fall and can…

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