Day: February 2, 2018

Happy Valentines Poem

A love note and poem for Valentine’s Day……who would have thought that poetry could reach those with Alzheimer’s/Dementia?  The Alzheimer’s Poetry Project out of New York is a unique program created  by poet Gary Glazner. Simple poetry techniques can be combined with music, art and storytelling to create a new and positive way of communicating with people at all stages of Alzheimer’s and related dementia.  Quality, innovative care for those living with Alzheimer’s provides engagement, positive touch and interaction.  Even for those in late stage Alzheimer’s, smiles, hugs and other non-verbal responses indicate that poetry is having a positive...

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Love Yourself First This Valentine Month

By Michelle Ferrera February is the month of love and hearts, and this February I am suggesting that we ‘ love ourselves first’!  A woman’s heart is different than a man’s and new research continues to prove that cardiovascular disease for women is not the same as for a man. Here in Canada we have  the ‘Red dress Campaign’  as a part of the Heart Truth awareness movement on women’s heart disease. The Canadian stats: -one in four women have heart disease -one in 8 women between 45-64 have heart disease -Heart disease kills more women over age 65...

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Hamilton has Whipplenism…

By Brian Roulston Toilet paper: it’s not something we think about every day, yet we use it daily. Most of us don’t make a career out of selling it either. Dick Wilson did just that. He was born in Lancashire, England on July 30,1916. His family moved to Hamilton later that year and they lived in the Corktown District of Hamilton. His Father Randolf was a vaudeville performer, his mother Veronica a singer. We remember Dick Wilson today as that lovable store clerk Mr.Whipple: “Please, Don’t Squeeze the Charmin!!!”. Dick attended Queen Victoria Public School and Sacred Hearts Public...

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Councilor Update – February 2018

By Jason Farr Hello, Breezes readers!  Thank you again for the opportunity to share some ward 2 news in this edition of the Maggie nominated North End paper. We continue to be incredibly busy in our ward 2 office.  Even during the holiday break, there was no shortage emails and calls related to everything from pot-holes to parking, from planning to public works.  We did enjoy the events in and around downtown too. One special night that happens annually was the night we lit our Tree of Hope in the Gore.  I decided the best way to get around...

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Book Club Corner – February 2018

by Kit Darling At our January meeting we discussed Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes by Emily Urquhart. After her daughter Sadie, born with white hair and sensitive eyes, is diagnosed with albinism, Urquhart turns to science, stories from folklore and personal interviews with others living with albinism. In her effort to understand what her daughter may confront as she grows Urquhart interviews parents of albino children and others with albinism across North America. Her research leads her to Tanzania to learn firsthand the struggles of albinos in that country where a pervasive...

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