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Dementia workshops offered

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“You have dementia.” It’s a phrase being heard by an ever-increasing number of Sunshine Coast residents during a medical appointment. To help them understand this pressing health issue, the non-profit Alzheimer Society of BC brings two free workshops to Sechelt on Saturday, Oct. 14. Getting to Know Dementia is an introductory session that reviews basic ... Read More »

There are homeopathic treatments for some childhood disorders

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If you are a parent, or an adult that works with children, you may be aware of the increased diagnosis and cases of disorders such as ADHD, ADD, OCD, ODD, anxiety, depression, aggression, and eating disorders that are occurring in children today. The homeopathic approach understands that each child is unique, and behaviors are only ... Read More »

Homeopathy: a medical go-to worldwide

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Did you know that homeopathic medicine is the leading “alternative” treatment used by physicians in Europe?  Homeopathy is even more popular in India where, according to the British medical journal “The Lancet,” more than “100 million people depend on it solely and of these users 62 per cent have never tried conventional medicines and 82 ... Read More »

‘Aging Well’ is the focus of Foundation talk

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The Sechelt Hospital Foundation invites you to attend “Aging Well,” our second speaker session focused on mental, physical and emotional well-being. The talk will take place this Sunday, August 27th at the Rockwood Pavilion in Sechelt, between 2 and 4 pm. Entrance will be by donation at the door. Please register via email at sh.foundation@vch.ca ... Read More »

Wish-list cheque present by Auxiliary

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A big cheque with a really big number. Each year, the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary responds to the “wish list” presented by Vancouver Coastal Health to support healthcare in our community. This year the request for a total of $273,000 will fund equipment for acute care at Sechelt Hospital, mental health and addictions, home care, ... Read More »

Forum on dying featured at Chatelech

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The Sunshine Coast Hospice Society is hosting a cross-cultural discussion around dying, at Chatelech Secondary in Sechelt on June 22 at 7pm. This is a collaboration between the society and members of the shíshálh Nation as part of our community engagement program and our 30th anniversary celebrations. One of our mandates is to help people ... Read More »

Don’t let the heat get to you

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Summer is approaching and for those who are prone to heat exhaustion or heatstroke, summer can have a whole other meaning. Heat stroke can be serious and come on suddenly. It most frequently affects older people, young children and people who exercise in the heat. The skin becomes hot and red, perspiration may be absent ... Read More »

Healthcare Auxiliary distributes grants

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The Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary has established a granting program that will provide a percentage of their yearly fundraising to healthcare related community programs. This year, five programs will share $24,000. Bellies and Babies (Sunshine Coast Community Services Society) provides pre and post-natal nutritional counselling and support and will now be able to add a ... Read More »

Exploring dementia

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The community is invited to a series of community information sessions to learn about “Raising the Curtain”, a two year research project that explores the question: “What is the lived experience of dementia?” through the ideas, creativity and perspectives of those living it.  Through this outreach program, the project team are hoping to recruit research ... Read More »

Homeopathy an effective pregnancy and birth support

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Pregnancy, childbirth and caring for one’s own new born child can be one of the most empowering and emotional times for a woman. As a homeopath, and a mother, I can say without a doubt that homeopathy is one of the most effective supports women can have during this sensitive and dynamic time. A trained ... Read More »

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