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Getting back into the swing of things

As we enter into these last few weeks of summer, that back-to-school feeling is in the air.  Maybe your children are heading back to daycare or school, maybe you are going back to work, or perhaps you are simply settling back into a routine after summer vacation. Whatever your situation, …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Summer is here and it sure feels good to be green!

The past several months have been tough on everyone, including families. The physical distancing due to COVID-19 has changed our relationships, our roles, and our routines in terms of child care, school and play time. We are officially green though now, so hooray!  What does this mean for you and …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Protect yourself and your family from ticks and mosquitoes

Safety tips from Health Canada Heading outdoors?  Remember to protect yourself from ticks and mosquitoes!   The best way to protect yourself from Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites, same as the best way to avoid becoming infected with West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. Getting rid of …

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Pool and water safety prevents drowning

Life saving safety tips from Health Canada Did you know that children can drown very quickly and quietly, and in just a few centimetres of water? Also, children ages 1 to 4 are most at risk of drowning in pools at home. The summer is has only just begun and …

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Best wishes for a happy retirement, Jan!  

I would like to take this June blog to highlight Jan Anderson, a very special person in our Wellness Family.  Many of you know her very well because she has been taking care of our Family Matters programs for over 20 years.  At the end of June, Jan is retiring …

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Give yourself a pat on the back. You deserve it!

With our children home from school or daycare once again, April has been extra challenging for many parents, let alone the past year!  During this pandemic, families have to juggle their routines like rarely before.  Maybe you’re working from home, as your spouse, children, and pets make their cameo appearance …

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Spring is here! Let’s get outside but still be vigilant!

It is very exciting to hear that more and more people are getting vaccinated every day, and it is good to pin our hopes on the vaccine. We must keep in mind that the battle against the COVID-19 virus is not over yet. It takes three weeks for the vaccine …

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New things on the horizon

As days start to get longer and with more daylight, we can feel that change is in the air.  Even if we are still buried in snow, we know that Mother Nature is hard at work bringing us that much closer to spring.  If you’re anything like me, you are …

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Every day is a fresh start

If 2020 taught us anything, it was that we honestly have no idea what is yet to come! We have learned that everything can change in a moment and with very little warning. Hopefully though, we’ve also developed the muscle of resiliency and have come to a new understanding of …

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Family Matters

A blue Christmas or the holiday blues?

  We enter this holiday season with some angst. This certainly isn’t how any of us envisioned celebrating baby’s first Christmas or Chanukah! Most of us are suffering from COVID-19 fatigue. We really miss spending time with family and friends and some of us are very far from those we …

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