Peterborough Social Services Opens Outreach Program in Millbrook

Peterborough Social Services Opens Outreach Program in Millbrook
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Paula Fitzgerald is there to help.  A Case Manager from Peterborough’s Social Services, she can help clients navigate the vast array of programs designed to help people get back on their feet or to help them through a transition.  Since 2016, she has been providing support to clients in the … Continue reading

Use it or Lose it – Music and Movement Program in Jeopardy

Use it or Lose it – Music and Movement Program in Jeopardy
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Toddlers and caregivers returned to the Fireside Lounge at Centennial Place on November 20th for the start of the 4th year of Music and Movement.  This intergenerational outreach program is operated by volunteers with the Old Millbrook School Family Centre. Retired school teacher Nancy Robinson brought her bag of tricks … Continue reading

Preventing Concussions Should Be a No-Brainer

Preventing Concussions Should Be a No-Brainer
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What do Ken Dryden and Gordon Stringer have in common? They both want action to help prevent concussion injuries in all Canadians who engage in sports. As Ken Dryden puts it, they want a “game change.” Both are moved by tragedies – in the case of Ken Dryden, his recently … Continue reading

Boosting Veggies and Fruit with Kids – Doing it Together!

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Are you and your family getting enough veggies and fruit? Does the thought of encouraging kids to eat vegetables and fruit make your heart rate go up? Meal and snack times can sometimes feel stressful for parents and caregivers. Healthy Kids Community Challenge Peterborough has tips and tricks for you, … Continue reading

Exercise, Cancer, and Psychological Well-Being

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Last year, the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine published a study investigating the relationship between leisure-time physical activity and the incidence of 26 different types of common cancers. This study included 1.44 million people and observed that high leisure-time physical activity was associated with a reduced risk … Continue reading

Donor Impact at Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Donor Impact at Peterborough Regional Health Centre
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  As the year winds up, many people take time to consider their charitable givings.  There are plenty of organizations clamouring for charitable contributions, with a vast array of worthy issues stemming from social, environmental and religious causes, specific diseases or calamities, with equally varied reputations regarding the effectiveness of … Continue reading

Peterborough Regional Health Centre charts its course for the future

Peterborough Regional Health Centre charts its course for the future
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  In early October, Peterborough Regional Health Centre President (PRHC) and Chief Executive Officer Peter McLaughlin presented the organization’s strategic plan for the next three years.  Having been awarded Exemplary Standing in the provincial accreditation process in April, the plan represented more of a tweaking than a complete overhaul.  In … Continue reading

Call for Volunteers – Telecare

Call for Volunteers – Telecare
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Telecare Peterborough celebrates 40 years of service and calls out for new volunteers. Telecare Peterborough volunteers have experienced the rewards of listening for 40 years. Training for new volunteers begins October 30th.  Late registration accepted until November 4th. Telecare Peterborough took its first call October 17, 1977.  Since then volunteers … Continue reading

The Community Runs for St. John’s Anglican Church

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A few records were made last Saturday at the 13th Cavan Hills Country Run, organized and executed by the St. John’s Anglican Outreach Committee.  The best record set was the amount raised- $6,738.85.  The less desirable record was the temperature, at 31C.  The event has been held under a wide … Continue reading

Peterborough Public Health Launches Online Portal for Immunization Record Updates

Peterborough Public Health Launches Online Portal for Immunization Record Updates
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Peterborough Public Health is pleased to announce a new online portal that residents can use to keep immunization records updated for themselves and family members.  This new online system makes it easy to access and update immunization records, including parents and guardians. The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care … Continue reading

Local Mental Health Challenges Continue

Local Mental Health Challenges Continue
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  Despite a growing awareness about mental health thanks to high profile media programs and a wide variety of educational programs offered in schools, corporations and to the public at large, the problem seems to be growing.  The recently released Vital Signs report on the Greater Peterborough area reports that … Continue reading

Slightly smaller Ontario apple crop volume this year, but quality will be excellent

Slightly smaller Ontario apple crop volume this year, but quality will be excellent
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Ontario’s apple crop volume will be slightly lower this year compared to last, but the fruit will be larger, juicier, and more colourful. That’s what Ontario’s apple growers are seeing as they prepare to harvest the 2017 crop along the shores of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Georgian … Continue reading

Is Screen Time Safe for Young Children?

Is Screen Time Safe for Young Children?
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This summer brought a house full of young grandchildren and the discovery that the television was magical in keeping little ones quiet while others still slept. However, each time I reached for the remote, tiny pangs of guilt stirred in my chest: how safe is screen time for young children? … Continue reading

Montessori Principals Can Restore Dignity to Dementia Patients

Montessori Principals Can Restore Dignity to Dementia Patients
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Centennial Place has a high concentration of residents suffering from various stages of dementia.  An umbrella term, dementia includes a number of different types of diseases that affect the brain, each with its own set of memory impairment symptoms, including Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia or Frontotemporal disease.  These … Continue reading

Bumble Bee Count Calls for Volunteer Census-takers

Bumble Bee Count Calls for Volunteer Census-takers
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In response to global concerns about declines in pollinator biodiversity, Friends of the Earth is launching its second “Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count” and offering downloadable “Census Cards” to help identify the bees. The campaign asks people to look for and take photos of bumble bees and to upload the … Continue reading