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Date updated: June 13, 2019

Dementia and the Dinner Table – The Dawn Method

Does your family member need support at mealtimes – to eat or drink? This blog suggests things to make mealtimes easier for people with dementia DAWN* suggests starting with addressing the underlying emotional needs of the person with dementia. While Training video series and books are available for purchase, there are many free articles, videos…

Western Regional Wellness Coalition – Winter 2019 Newsletter

Inside, learn about the New Canada’s Food Guide, find out about recent community and school grant projects, and try the feature recipe. Select the link below to read all about it.

8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Stair Lift. Caring Village

Caring Village presents – 8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Stair Lift. The User’s Mobility The Type or design of Staircase – Straight rail stair lift or Curved model depending upon design of stairlift and mobility. Budget – Straight rail models are definitely much more affordable than curved rail models.. Size of Seat/ Weight…

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging Report

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging released their first report on health and aging in Canada. The report presents key findings on a range of aging issues based on information provided by more than 50,000 participants. The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) Report on Health and Aging in Canada tells us that: •95% of…

Canada Food Guide

Canada Food Guide Snapshot Canada`s Food Guide – Eat well. Live well. Eat a variety of foods every day. Have plenty of vegetable and fruit (half the plate) Choose whole grain foods (one quarter of the plate) Eat Protein Foods (one quarter of the plate) Make water your drink of choice


The Upside to Aging shares a guest post on 13 facts about senior dental health. Seniors should take proper care of themselves whether or not they have dentures. Of particular interest, poor oral health is linked to pneumonia. Both poor oral health and hygiene can lead to seniors accidentally inhaling food and drink. For seniors…

Measuring Your Impact on Loneliness in Later Life

This guidance offers information and advice on choosing and using a scale to measure the impactof your services on loneliness in older age. Recently, Age UK, reported that there is a lack of good evidence on the impact of different types of services on loneliness. Feeling lonely is linked to risk of an earlier death,…

Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities – Special Needs

This Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needspublication was developed in collaboration with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, the St. John Ambulance, The Salvation Army and the Province of Ontario. This publication is available below.

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