Monday, 27 November 2017

New health education classes now available!

Our healthcare education classes for January - June 2018 are now available on our website - please register! Descriptions for each class can be found on our website.



Click here for more information and to register: http://lbdpcn.com/Pages/Events.aspx

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

November is Falls Prevention Month

Stay Independent. Prevent Falls.


2017 marks the 10th annual Finding Balance Falls Prevention campaign.
“Check Your Vision” Week focuses on creating awareness around seniors’ eye health, vision care, and the steps they can take to reduce falls due to changes in their vision. Plan activities to encourage seniors to have their eyes checked by an optometrist or ophthalmologist yearly.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

November is Falls Prevention Month

Stay Independent. Prevent Falls.

2017 marks the 10th annual Finding Balance Falls Prevention campaign.

During November 8-14, the campaign will focus it's key messaging on Keep Active:

Keep Active

As you age, it is important to keep active to improve your strength and balance.

Benefits of physical activity

  • Keeps bones and muscles healthy and strong
  • Improves your balance
  • keeps your heart and lungs healthy
  • Increases your energy
  • Helps you sleep
  • Reduces your fear of falling
  • Helps reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and high blood pressure
  • Improves memory and attention
  • Improves mood and sense of well-being

Suggestions

  • Try to do 30 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity at least 5 days each week.
    • Moderate intensity: you will sweat and breathe harder
    • Vigorous intensity: you will sweat and be out of breath
  • If you are just getting started, build up slowly and add a few minutes each day
  • Include activities that strengthen both arm and leg muscles
  • For strength try wall push-ups, stair climbing or exercises with weights or bands.
  • For balance, try standing exercises, Tai Chi
  • For endurance, try walking, gardening, dancing, cross-country skiing, or swimming
  • For flexibility, try stretching, yoga, or Tai Chi

 
 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Here comes the flu!

Like clockwork this time each year, the days get shorter, the temperature gets colder and the flu bug hits hard!

Alberta Health Services launched their annual influenza immunization campaign this week; check their website to find a flu clinic near you: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/influ/

Take a moment to watch this video on the dreaded "man-flu", with tips on how to prevent it and how to manage if if you do come down with the bug. It's something we all need to watch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kk_C4B9lKE

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Flu clinic schedules

The 2017/18 Influenza Immunization Program will begin October 23, 2017.
Influenza immunizations will be offered, free of charge, to all Albertans six months of age and older, through AHS clinics, pharmacies and physician's offices.
Please check this link to search for influenza immunization clinics near you:


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Health Talks

Our PCN healthcare team brings you Health Talks - a series of health related sessions offered to you for FREE! No need to register, just show up to the session(s) you want to learn more about. Questions encouraged! See our website for descriptions of each session. 




Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Our Autumn 2017 Newsletter is out!

Please enjoy our Autumn 2017 edition of the LBD PCN Newsletter!
Click the "Subscribe" button to have it delivered to your email inbox; editions are released quarterly.

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