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                                               June 2015


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iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the June 2015 issue of our Newsletter, a great source of news and updates about healthy aging, community events and family caregiving. Please share this with your friends and family.

Seniors Month 2015
Vibrant Seniors, Vibrant Communities

In June each year, Ontario celebrates seniors and recognized the contributions they make to our communities. June 2015 will mark the 31st annual Seniors’ Month.  This year’s theme is Vibrant Seniors, Vibrant Communities.  

New this year, the @OntSeniors account will be featuring one photo on Twitter each business day in June featuring seniors engaging in activities and events that capture their vibrant spirit. Join the fun and share your own pictures on Twitter by tweeting @OntSeniors using the hashtag #vibrantseniors, and show Ontario how vibrant and active you and the seniors in your lives are. Happy Seniors’ Month!

 
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Stroke Awareness Month – Don’t be in The 6% Club 

Here is something to ponder as you spend your day with a poor diet, cigarettes and channel surfing.

Did you know that 6% of all deaths in Canada are due to stroke or that 50,000 Canadians die each year from strokes?

Someone has a stroke every 7 minutes…..those odds are frightening!

The Heart & Stroke Foundation statistics show that strokes cost the Canadian economy $3.6 billion annually!

What exactly is a stroke?  A stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is cut off due to clogged arteries or a hemorrhage occurs in the brain.  80% of strokes are due to arterial blockage.  

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain injuries can happen suddenly, without warning, and can have significant health, social, emotional and financial consequences. But many brain injuries can also be avoided. For this reason, each June, Brain Injury Awareness Month highlights the importance of understanding the effects and causes of brain injury to Canadians.Learn More

 



Wear Plaid for Dad on June 19th
Prostate Cancer Canada 

1 in 8 Canadians will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. 

Wear Plaid for Dad is a new and fun way to help protect dads from prostate cancer! 

Join people across Canada (and Don Cherry) leading up to Father’s Day by wearing plaid on June 19th.


Spotlight on Technology
Top 10 iPhone Apps for Seniors

We’ve written in last year’s newsletters about evolving hardware products. This year it’s all about cloud based or smart phone/ watch Apps. Dumb phones and smartphones alike have a a niche in the digital ecosystem when it comes to active older adults.  For those seniors who have taken the plunge, and bought into the iPhone or iPad, we thought we’d focus on a few of our favorite iOS apps for 2012.  Here are some of those that we love:… Learn more 

In Our Community

Alzheimer Society Peel – Make Memories Matter 

 

iCare Home Health is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2015 Walk for Alzheimer’s event. 

Join our iCare Navigators team for the walk, or Donate to support the Alzheimer Society programs. For more details, Click here

 

It is an annual way to celebrate life, honour a caregiver and come together with a community of people who understand the devastating impact this disease has and are committed to make a difference to end Alzheimer’s disease.
 

With your support we can make great strides towards this goal.
Monies raised in Peel will go towards our community based programs including, counselling, day programs, education and respite care.

Alzheimer & Dementia Resources

Alzheimer & Dementia Services

 


Celebrate Seniors Month with a Complimentary Zumba Gold Workshop 

Zumba Gold takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit active older participants as well as those just starting their journey a fit and healthy life style. 

The group instructor, Jill Laskey, has been a group and fitness instructor for over 20 years. Her philosophy is to make fitness fun and she brings her crazy sense of humour to every class. Be prepared to get an ab workout just from laughing. 

When: Saturday June 20, 2015 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Dance Studio H125, Sheridan College, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville.
RSVP: by June 17 to marta.owsik@sheridancollege.ca or (905) 845-9430 x 4282
Cost: Free / Proudly Sponsored by iCare Home Health 


The Healing Cycle Foundation 
Hospice Palliative Care in Ontario

The Healing Cycle Foundation is raising funds and awareness on a subject matter that people often don’t talk about – Hospice Palliative Care. Not many people know that only 30% of Canadians who need hospice palliative care will receive it. The Foundation wants to change those odds! Please donate so we can have this care available to everyone. 


 

iCare Home Health cyclists, iCare Navigators,  will participate for the first year and is looking for sponsorships and riders…Learn More

Event Date: Jun 21, 2015 8:00 AM
Location Name: Brampton Fall Fair


Celebrating Life and our Coming of Age
Health Ageing Education Series

As our population continues to age, there is a growing demand for accessible and high-quality education focusing on topics related to healthy ageing.

In response, Programs for 50+ at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and the LIFE Institute, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, have partnered with Mount Sinai Hospital’s Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program to present an inaugural five-part education series, Celebrating LIFE and Our Coming of Age, which will present a variety of topics important to all of us as we age. Attendees from iCare Home Health find the series educational and informative. The last lecture is titled: How, Where and When Would YOU Like to Die? on June 20th… Learn More



CharterAbility Annual Fundraiser

 CharterAbility is a registered charity dedicated to providing accessible, recreational, boating at no cost to people of all ages who are deprived of the opportunity by virtue of their physical limitations or personal circumstances. 


 
On May 30th, approx. 150 people enjoyed a Great evening at the Charter Ability Spring fundraiser. We’re glad to be part of it. Hats off to founder, Stephen Cull, and all the crew who made it happen. We’re looking forward to booking boating rides for our clients this summer. 


iCare Therapeutic Art Program (TAP)
Expressive art making can have a therapeutic effect on a person’s health. This basic premise is the foundation on which we have developed the Therapeutic Art Program (TAP) as part of the iCare Cognitive Stimulation support service. The program is facilitated by an Artist in Residence who is a practicing artist with graduate level training in art therapy…Learn More


iCare Home Health and iCare Navigator endeavour to provide our clients the tools to help meet their varied health care needs. The services on the resources page are offered by community (private or non-profit), provincial or national agencies and could be accessed separately or in different combinations based on patient and family needs. 

However we also know that every situations is different, and you may require iCare Navigator services to assess your personal situation! Nominal service fees maybe applicable for iCare Navigator support services. For more information, please complete and submit the “Contact an Advocate” form on this page. 


                                                               
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