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This and That – COVID Continues, BLM Thoughts, Canada Celebrates

posted Sunday, July 5, 2020

by: in Boomers

COVID 19 has still been dominating our lives and the news.  Every day there are updates on the number of cases and deaths.  The slow opening of beaches, parks and patios has been big news.  We still have to do our social distancing. It seems that on some patios, people are moving from table to […]

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Melatonin: More Than a Natural Sleep Aid

posted Thursday, July 2, 2020

by: in Healthy Living

Most individuals are familiar with melatonin as a natural sleep aid, but did you know that the research shows us that melatonin has many more uses beyond difficulty falling asleep? Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that keeps our sleeping and waking in sync. It is mostly produced and released from a gland located in […]

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City of Oshawa celebrates Pride with a Rainbow Crosswalk

posted Friday, June 19, 2020

by: in Community

As we celebrate Pride in our communities this month, the City of Oshawa has installed a Rainbow Crosswalk at the main entrance to Oshawa City Hall adjacent to The Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery. The City obtained community feedback on three proposed locations for a Rainbow Crosswalk in Oshawa. Based on the feedback received, the most […]

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Low Energy? Feeling Down? There’s a Vitamin for That

posted Wednesday, June 17, 2020

by: in Healthy Living

Do you suffer from a lack of energy or has your mood felt off lately? You may be suffering from a deficiency in vitamin B12. ABOUT VITAMIN B12 Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin that we must get through the diet or by supplementing. It is only found in animal sources such as meat, […]

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Durham Region moves into Phase 2 of reopening

posted Tuesday, June 16, 2020

by: in Community

The following statement is being issued on behalf of John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer for The Regional Municipality of Durham: “Beginning on Friday, June 19, Durham Region will officially move into Phase 2 of the provincial reopening plan. This means that certain establishments can once again open for business, including restaurants, bars, […]

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Year-round, indoor farmer’s market, cafe, brewery, and entertainment space coming to downtown Oshawa

posted Thursday, June 11, 2020

by: in Community

With all the economic uncertainty happening recently, it’s nice to hear some good news as well. Residents of Oshawa and surrounding areas are soon going to have something to celebrate, as a new indoor farmer’s market has been announced to be in construction, with an anticipated opening date of this fall. As we’ve been told […]

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Still Getting Through Isolation

posted Tuesday, June 2, 2020

by: in Boomers

Here we are still staying at home thanks to COVID 19.The number of deaths in long-term care homes is both staggering and so sad. Why has it run rampant in so many of the homes? Some of them are expensive places to live in, and they are also for profit. Is that part of the […]

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The High Performing Student Program teaches life skills to teens online

posted Friday, May 1, 2020

by: in Community

The High Performing Student Program (HPS) teaches teens critical life skills needed to reach their full potential that they can learn from the comfort of their own homes. Teens from around the world are facing an overwhelming amount of challenges right now: home schooling, loneliness, decreased motivation, and increased anxiety. With all these new challenges,Pickering […]

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A Guide to Getting Through the Pandemic in Durham Region

posted Tuesday, April 28, 2020

by: in Community

We all know it’s a difficult time for everyone out there, with loads of information being fed to us every minute by various news platforms. We must remain aware for our health and well-being, but also be aware of erroneous unproven news items and scams as well. Here are the official Durham Region links to […]

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Surviving COVID-19 – a time for reflection

posted Tuesday, April 21, 2020

by: in Boomers

The COVID 19 epidemic reminded me of another flu epidemic when I was in elementary school. I remember a few days when there were only about five of us in our class. I think the rest had the flu. I did a search and found out that was a flu pandemic from 1957-1958. It was […]

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