iCare Home Health is pleased to bring you the June 2017 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.
The Sunshine Vitamin!
As we welcome our first days of warm weather here in the northern hemisphere, it causes me to reflect on just how vital sunshine is in our daily lives. Not only does it help our gardens to thrive and the grass to grow but it helps our bodies produce the essential Vitamin D that we need to support bone health, keep our immune system healthy and may help reduce the risk of developing chronic disease.
Vitamin D is required for the body to absorb Calcium. It also improves the function of muscles which in turn improves balance. This is very important for seniors to avoid injury from falls. Learn More
Autism in Seniors
What You Need To Know.
Your loved one may be part of a lost generation. Do they ever exhibit odd personal habits, especially in their encounters with other people? Have they always been thought of as “quirky” or “eccentric”? If so, there is a chance that your elderly relative may be on autism spectrum. Not to say that eccentricities is always equated with autism; there are plenty of quirky individuals who do not suffer from autism as there are plenty of those on the spectrum who display no symptoms at all. But, it is something to consider.
World Environment Day: Environmental Factors and Elder Health
In the last few decades, much more attention has been paid to our environment – how we treat it, how it’s changing, and how we can preserve it for generations to come. World Environment Day will be celebrated on June 5 this year and on this day, the United Nations encourages everyone to increase their awareness and their action to support our environment.
While everyone on the planet makes use of our environment, the relationship between the environment and the aging population is an important topic that warrants discussion. Learn More
Why it Matters
How often do you change the tires on your car? Most mechanics will recommend that you change them after 6 years or 30,000 miles. Anything longer than that and it becomes a safety risk. How about your feet? By old age, the average person has walked over 100,000 miles with their feet. Obviously, you can’t change your feet like you can change your tires, but you can take better care of them. If you take care of your feet, they will take care of you and last a lifetime (unlike tires!) Here are a few foot-related issues that seniors should watch out for:
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Bon Voyage with
The lure of soft sandy beaches… Or maybe you’ve been wanting to spend some time at a cottage. Does the open highway call you to take a road trip? But no. You can’t go anywhere. Mom or Dad needs your help. You can’t possibly go away.
Well, actually, you can! It takes some planning and forethought, but you CAN travel with your elderly parent. Last year, I spent time in Granada, a Caribbean island, with Mom. And I took her to a cottage, too, for two weeks. Now, you might think I’m a little crazy, and perhaps that is true. But it is also true that I have a whole bunch of wonderful memories of our special times together, just the two of us. Learn More
Trillium Health Partners Bed Race
On June 4th, Team iCare HH had a good race inaugural race yesterday at the Scotiabank Better Together Bed Race-a community event for all ages supporting Trillium Health Partners’ My Hospital Fund
For our luck, the draw set us against the mighty Team Peel Regional Police. They fired a pink flamingo at our team obstructing our wheel (in good fun).
They eventually raced past champion Scotiabank and won the 2017 title. There’s still time to donate..
iCare Home Health is a Proud Sponsor
Alzheimer Society Peel 5K Walk/ Run
Your donations and pledges support programs and services that Alzheimer Society Peel provides to over 42,000 individuals each year.
Funds raised fund education for families, care givers and people suffering from Dementia. It also provides services that help improve the quality of life for people living with the disease.
Come join us and enjoy a brunch provided by Milestones, great information and all for great cause.
- When: Saturday June 10, 2017
- Registration opens at 8:00 am.
- Walk starts at 9:00 am.
- Where: Mississauga’s Lakefront Promenade Park
iCare Home Health is a Proud Sponsor
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iCare Home Health is a Proud Supporter
Brain Injury Society
Birdies For Brain The Brain Injury Society of Toronto Annual Golf Tournament will be taking place on Friday, June 24th, 2016 at Lionhead Golf and Country Club in Mississauga.
To register or to become a sponsor, please contact the BIST office at: 416-830-1485 or firstname.lastname@example.org
iCare Home Health is a Proud Hole Sponsor of the event
iCARE Expressive Art Program (iCEAP)
Expressive art making enriches our lives. Painting, drawing, and sculpture can be used to communicate ideas, stimulate the senses and touch our emotions. Have some fun by exploring the use of different art materials.
Expressive art making can have a positive effect on your health. The iCare Expressive Art Program (iCEAP) is a support service facilitated by our Artist in Residence. She is a practicing professional artist with graduate level training in counseling and art therapy.…Learn More
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