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The Healthy At Home Edition - April 2020
Information - Resources - Online Classes
Online Resources to Stay Active at Home

* Please consult a health care professional before starting any new fitness program to decide if it’s right for you.

Use What Your Have - 4 Ingredients 3 Ways
Source: Canada Food Guide

With a little imagination and a few basic foods, it is possible to make a variety of simple and quick recipes from the same ingredients.

Remember Your Local Food Bank

If you are able to give, consider contacting your local Food Bank to see how they would like to receive donations (cash donations or product donations). Different Food Banks may have different protocols in place at this time. Your local grocery stores may also be taking food bank donations.

Get Better Together (GBT) from the comfort of your home.

Get Better Together workshops are now available free through our Zoom digital classroom with the Seven Oaks Wellness Institute. If you're sick and tired of feeling sick and tired and want to live better with any ongoing health issue, join an upcoming workshop. All you need is a computer or mobile device with internet access and a Google Chrome browser. To register email OR call 204-632-3922.

Classes will start on April 28.

A Healthy Smile for Life
April is Oral Health Month in Canada

Contributor: Michelle Berthelette, Wellness Facilitator and French Language Services Coordinator with the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority 

Most of us brush our teeth every day without giving it much thought. Brushing and flossing get rid of bad breath, reduce time spent in the dentist’s chair, and get rid of that embarrassing piece of spinach.  But does caring for our teeth have other benefits? Is it really that important for baby teeth? The answers may surprise you.

Good oral health includes brushing, flossing, eating a healthy balanced diet and regular visits to the dentist. These actions are not only important for the health of our teeth, but for our overall health as well. The Canadian Dental Association explains that a healthy mouth affects our physical, mental and social well-being, allowing us to speak, eat and socialize without pain, discomfort or embarrassment . These benefits begin well before we are even born.

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Contributor: Candice Perry (BSW), Reaching Out Program Coordinator with Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre

Survivor’s Hope Crisis Centre continues to offer support to survivors of sexual assault and promote awareness about consent through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are continuing to provide support to survivors over the phone,” said Stephanie Klassen, Executive Director for Survivor’s Hope. “It is crucial that survivors know that they can access health and support services even during the pandemic.”

Survivor’s Hope is also being creative with annual awareness events such as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In Manitoba, every April is a month to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault, the resources available to victim/survivors, and important prevention strategies. 

The Canadian Mental Health Association says that “A pandemic is a very stressful event for individuals and communities. It’s normal to feel some stress and anxiety. It’s also very common for people to display great resiliency during times of crisis.

We should remember that this is absolutely the time to lean on each other. Even if we can’t be close physically, we need to stay close emotionally. So, while you’re staying in, stay in touch with each other, and reach out if you need support.  Canadian Mental Health Association has put together some resources and suggestions to help support your mental health at this time of uncertainty.” Read more:

Your Community Recreation Practitioners

Recreation Practitioners in our region are working hard to stay connected with community using technology. You may be able to find online classes, resources on social media to keep your kids moving, music lessons or even a social distancing scavenger hunt. Thank you for all that you are doing to raise our spirits!

Social (Physical) Distancing
Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.

We wish you and your family well during these difficult times.
Remember to take care of and be kind to one another. 

Our next issue will be in circulation in May 2020.

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