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What is the difference between a cold and flu?

Posted: 2018-10-24

Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone.

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It is National Infection Control Week.

Posted: 2018-10-16

Let’s all do our part to prevent the spread of flu. Get your flu shot at a local public health clinic, pharmacy or from your health care practitioner.

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February is Heart Month

Posted: 2018-02-22

Health is Wealth: Be good to your heart. Make lifestyle changes to improve your health and reduce the risk of heart disease.

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January is Alzheimer’s Month

Posted: 2018-01-12

As Canada’s aging population continues to increase, so does the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. We are reminded that ageing is the biggest factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This cannot be changed. However, there are lots of things you can do to reduce your risk.

It is never too late to develop good healthy habits. You will find it easier to adopt a healthier lifestyle if you can build it into your daily routine. Find support from your family and friends, better yet encourage them to join you.

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Fighting the Flu this Season

Posted: 2017-12-19

There are many ways you can boost your immune system for flu season.

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On Spotlight: Going with the flow Ransford

Posted: 2017-10-30

Randsford Campbell lives his life by going with the flow.

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On Spotlight: Strong-willed Sylvia

Posted: 2017-07-11

Strong-willed Sylvia, a 76 years old resident in Extendicare Rouge Valley, has always taken the road less travelled.

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Celebrating Our Seniors Across Canada

Posted: 2017-06-12

By Extendicare Senior Leadership Team

As we start to enjoy the beautiful weather all over Canada at this time of the year, we are excited to take this moment to celebrate the seniors we serve all across the country.

June is Seniors month/week in various provinces across Canada and we at Extendicare are using this time to remember our valuable residents and clients who we serve every day.

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My Wishes Project: Using Innovation to Improve the Quality of Life

Posted: 2017-05-05

By Rosemarie Lindau and April Coulter, Extendicare Corporate Consultants, My Wishes project creators

Extendicare introduced the "My Wishes" project to improve the quality of life. this innovation uses cards, which are familiar to most residents to encourage non-threatening discussions about end-of-life.

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Celebrating National Volunteer week at Extendicare Southwood Lakes and Tecumseh

Posted: 2017-04-21

By: Lara Hristoff, Resident Program Manager - Extendicare Southwood Lakes

On March 23rd Extendicare Southwood Lakes and Extendicare Tecumseh teamed up for a Volunteer Fair at St. Clair College. Over the past several years both homes have had the benefit of student placements from the Social Service Worker- Gerontology program from the college.