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Email wellness@ierha.ca or call Toll Free 1-877-979-9355
 Community Partners Events are included in our Class List too.

Get Heart Healthy With Community Wellness

Get Better Together - Beausejour, Gimli, Eriksdale
Take control of your health with a workshop which helps people with ongoing health conditions. The workshop leaders live with health issues. So, they know what it’s like to manage symptoms, medications and health care needs. They share ideas about goal setting and problem solving. They also share a few skills for better communication. The group talks about topics like healthy eating, being active, and how to manage pain. They learn how to cope better with difficult feelings. Build your confidence with the support of others so you can manage your health in a better way. Get Better Together works as an extra support. It benefits people with a wide range of health conditions including (but not limited to) heart disease.

Diabetes Self-Managment Class - Oakbank
Have you recently been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes? Are you unsure of what diabetes is? This program explains what diabetes is, how to control blood sugars, what to eat with diabetes and how to read food labels, treatments for diabetes, how to stay healthy from your eyes to your toes, how to manage cholesterol and blood pressure and how to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Diabetes and Heart Health Drop-In Sessions - Pinawa, Whitemouth
Get up to date information from a nurse and dietitian on managing diabetes and reducing risks for complications.

Introduction to Stress Management - St. Georges, Stonewall, Gimli
This hands-on session reviews stress and ways to reduce stress. Focus on deep breathing and guided imagery. 

Commit to Quit - Selkirk, Gimli, St. Laurent, Whitemouth, Beausejour
A 6-session group program that will help you stop smoking and start living smoke-free: increase your motivation to quit, find out about quit medications, set goals & make a change plan, practice some coping strategies and troubleshoot problems

Lunch & Learn - Beausejour
Superfoods to protect your heart.

Strong for Life - Gimli
Moving more is linked with better sleep, memory, balance and cognitive ability. And, less risk of chronic disease, dementia and depression. It’s one of the most important things you can do for your health and well-being. We will cover: walking programs, basic stretching, basic body weight strengthening exercises and falls prevention.

Love Your Heart This February
Compiled by: Bonnie Stefansson, Community Wellness Facilitator with the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority

Do your best to have a healthy heart! The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends a number of tips for a healthy ticker. They state that 8 in 10 cases of premature heart disease and stroke are preventable through healthy lifestyle behaviors.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE about the Canada Food Guide, recommended physical activity levels, and decreasing the use of tobacco products.

Benefits and Credits
Information for Indigenous Peoples
Source: Government of Canada

Is this information for you?
This document gives information on benefit and credit payments you may be eligible to
receive, how to continue getting your payments, and other useful information such as
direct deposit and My Account.

Benefit & Credit Payments
Some of the benefits and credits you may be eligible for include: Canada Child Benefit, Disability Tax Credit, Working income tax benefit advance payments, Goods and services tax / harmonized sales
tax (GST/HST) credit, Child disability benefit, Related benefit and credit payments from provincial or
territorial programs.

The amount of money you can get depends on many things, including:
  • your individual or family income
  • how many children you have in your care and their age
  • whether you or your children are disabled

In most cases, you only need to apply once to find out if you are eligible. Once the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) receives your application, we will see if you are eligible and let you know by sending you a notice. Then you only need to do your taxes every year to continue getting payments, even if your income is tax exempt or you had no income at all. If you have a spouse or common-law partner, they also need to do their taxes every year. The CRA uses the information from your income tax and benefit return to calculate your federal benefit and credit payments, and any related provincial or territorial
payments.


Sexual Health
Source: Government of Canada

Sexual health is a vital and integral part of your overall health and well-being throughout your life, integrating the emotional, physical, cognitive and social aspects of sexuality.

Our attitudes about sexuality and our ability to understand and accept our own sexuality are essential aspects of who we are and how we interact with our world. Comfort and acceptance of our sexuality directly affects our ability to make healthy choices and to respect the choices of others.
Healthy sexuality involves much more than avoiding negative outcomes, such as sexually transmitted infections (STI) (also known as sexually transmitted diseases) and unintended pregnancies. It involves acquiring the skills, knowledge and behaviours to maintain good sexual and reproductive health throughout life.

Being unsure about your sexual identity or being unable to disclose it to people you care about can create enormous emotional and psychological stresses. These stresses can result in an increased risk for addictions, mental health problems and poorer sexual health, including an increased risk for sexually transmitted infections such as HIV.


Our next issue will be in circulation in February 2020.

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