The Toronto Home Care Digest for November 8, 2013

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The Power of Music

Every one of us has, in our brain, a file folder of songs and melodies that are capable of evoking very distinct memories ” of schools, of relationships, of events, of family traditions. Usually they make us feel very happy, but they can also be bittersweet or even quite frightening.

Safe Snow Shoveling Tips for Seniors

Although it may be early to consider snow shoveling, it’s never too early to be prepared. The first snow flurries are expected next week, which means heavier snow isn’t far off. The following article was written by an RN in the Qualicare family, Andrea Nathanson.


Study with National Ballet School aims to see if dance can help Parkinson’s patients

In a large, mirror-walled and sun-filled practice studio at Canada’s National Ballet School, more than a dozen dancers are stretching out their arms as they step across the floor in time to the piano, following the moves of their instructors with earnest concentration. But this isn’t a class of young ballet students decked out in tights and ballet slippers performing pirouettes and plies, but a group of adults with Parkinson’s disease engaged in a study to determine how dance might alleviate their symptoms and alter the course of their disease.

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Working Together to Increase Immunization

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arlene King, is urging health care workers to get their flu shot and stay healthy. Dr. King joined representatives from Ontario hospitals and long-term care at HealthAchieve, one of the largest and most respected health care events in North America, to kick off a flu immunization awareness campaign aimed at health system employees.

Vital Signs 2013: Making healthy food available to all

Its our most essential need, but more than 12 per cent of Toronto area households experience marginal, moderate or severe food insecurity. Anan Lololi finds that unfathomable in such a prosperous nation. With all that money around, no child in this city, this country, should go to school hungry, said the executive director of Afri-can FoodBasket.


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