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Independent Living with Special Needs

Independent Living with Special Needs

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Last month we talked about supported independent living for those adults with an intellectual disability who require minimal support in their daily lives. For the adults who only require a little help, such as managing their finances and maybe a check-in once a day, there are various options available, however, there

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Most Influential Woman in Air Ambulance Services 2017

Drawing on over 29 years’ experience, Angels of Flight Canada Inc. is a 100% Canadian owned business that serves travellers around the globe who experience a medical emergency including injury or illness, supporting the needs or healthcare providers, hospitals, a variety of government agencies, insurers, businesses, and families. Gail Courneyea talks us through the firm

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Are You Prepared for a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Incident?

I believe, as a paramedic and President of Padcore Plus, that some of the public have misconceptions regarding Automated External Defibrillators (AED). For example, an Automated External Defibrillator will not restart the heart. It will however stop the heart from a life-threatening rhythm called Ventricular Fibrillation. Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone anywhere at

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Taking Care of the Whole Family

Often when challenges come in life we need some help. We consider asking already tapped out family members and friends, only to be left feeling we are a burden. We go about the heroic process of trying to manage on our own, only to feel almost robotic in our day to day life…wondering how we

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What is The Emotion Code & how can it benefit you?

In the same way that the effects of the wind are felt rather than seen, trapped emotions are invisible, yet can exert a powerful influence upon you. Whether through trauma or holding on to negative emotions for long periods of time, trapped emotions can cause you to make the wrong assumptions, overreact to innocent remarks,

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Summer Outdoor Programs

There’s a lot to be said for keeping healthy with regular exercise and physical activities. Now that the summer weather is here, the Community Care Health & Care Network are pleased to offer indoor and outdoor opportunities for local residents to participate in programs designed to provide exercise and social encounters. Nordic Pole Walking Community

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Relocation & Repatriation

Many of us feel that we’re really good at something – anything from something simple to something far more complex.  Transporting an individual who is seriously ill, bedridden at home or in long term care is in a category all its own – a complex and a daunting undertaking.    “Most of us think of

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Learning Meditation

Meditation seems to be a real buzzword nowadays and often conjures up images of sitting in the Lotus position humming or repeating mantras in unfamiliar languages. The truth is there are many different ways to meditate and most of them are very easy. There are sitting meditations, walking meditations and even laughter meditations. We can

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