The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is calling for an expansion of publicly-funded dental programs for low-income adults and seniors – and they say the Province could deliver on this if enough people lobby for the change.
Part One. This year, Statistics Canada has released new data on the social and economic well-being of cities and towns across Canada. This is part one in a series about Lindsay’s 12 lowest income neighbourhood zones and how they are coping in a challenging economic environment.
This is a series about the challenge and burden of living on a low income in Lindsay, but it’s also a series about hope and action. In each of these designated areas, there is a community anchor of some kind – be it a school, a business, or an institution that helps in some way.
I am often amazed at how much science and learning is involved in the daily interactions we all make with our environment.
We had the pleasure of welcoming Peter Marks to our agency to help us understand his teaching: Conscious Care and Support. He highlighted so many aspects of our environment that affect our senses and brain throughout the day.
Call them ‘presents’ of mind, and an opportunity to start a new holiday gift-giving tradition at your home.
Local families are encouraged to include a gift-wrapped book among the presents that children will open this holiday season.
Leaving hospital can be stressful for patients and their families, and Ross Memorial Hospital has a new tool to help.
With many patients still recovering, they and their families are often anxious about how to manage at home.
When Wendy Kane began her career at Ross Memorial Hospital, Pierre Trudeau was prime minister – not his son, Justin – and Bill Davis was premier of Ontario. As well, all Canadian road signs turned metric this same year and the Toronto Eaton Centre opened its doors for the first time.
Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition has passed the ‘fork’ to a new leader, electing Heather Kirby as their new chair. Kirby is the general manager of Kawartha Lakes Food Source.
Elected at their recent annual general meeting, Kirby says she is excited to carry on the great work of the food coalition and its partners.
The team at Kawartha Credit Union’s Lindsay branch is helping to turn breast cancer stories into Tales of Hope.
Michelle Finley, Kawartha Credit Union’s Lindsay branch manager, and Jenn Bianco, a member service representative, visited Ross Memorial Hospital to present a cheque for $1,003.45 to Erin Coons, executive director of the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Fifteen years ago, the Dragon Flies Breast Cancer Survivor Group was formed to raise awareness about breast cancer, to share a spirit of positive energy following a breast cancer diagnosis, and to encourage women or men living with breast cancer to lead full and active lives.
In the fight against food insecurity the local health unit says boosting income is the only real solution to helping people gain access to healthy food.
To raise awareness of food insecurity, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is launching a new campaign called Rethink Poverty: Change Minds, Change Lives – and they’re urging citizens to press their MP and MPP for a basic income policy.