CTG Blog

5 Tips for Planning a Family Day that Everyone Will Enjoy

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 2:12 PM

Family Day is just around the corner. Instead of spending the day parked on the couch, binge watching TV, we’d like to propose a better idea that might actually be a lot of fun – spend time with your family!

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Topics: fun activities, family, planning, children, spending time with loved ones, winter activities, Ontario holiday

5 Fun Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Heart

Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 1:02 PM

February seems to be the time of the year we see hearts everywhere. While we seem so concerned about displaying images of hearts, we’re often not as concerned about the health of our real heart. It’s no wonder that February is Heart Health Month. Let’s honour Cupid this year and learn how to keep our own hearts healthy with these 5 fun and easy tips!

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Topics: dancing, cooking, swimming, exercise, regular check up, AngioDefender, heart health, quitting smoking

Closing the Gap Partners With Children’s Treatment Network For the Holidays

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 9:16 AM

Children's Treatment Network (CTN) serves 7,000 children and youth with special needs in York Region and Simcoe County, and is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. They work with partners in healthcare, education, and community agencies to provide physiotherapy, occupational therapy and communication support for clients that use technology to help them talk.


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Topics: giving back, santa claus, charity, christmas, Children's Treatment Network

Caring for Those Affected by Alzheimer’s

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM

January is a time to reflect upon the past year, and look forward to the year ahead. January is also Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Not only are Alzheimer’s patients affected by this degenerative disease, but their family members and close friends are often left feeling helpless, not knowing how to cope or take care of their loved ones.


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Topics: self-care, alzheimer's, health, dementia, at-home healthcare, forgetfulness

3 Tips to Stay on Track With Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 3:40 PM

We’ve all done it before. Come New Year’s Eve, we take a moment or two to reflect on the past year and consider what we want the next one to look like. We make plans to better ourselves, challenge our thinking, overcome bad habits and take care of our health. But more often than not, those plans don’t survive the first week of January. There is no better intention than to improve one’s health. 

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Topics: lose weight, health goal, 21 days, quit smoking, resolutions, eating better, exercise

Closing the Gap Spreads the Holiday Cheer!

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 2:29 PM

’Tis indeed the season to be jolly. After all, it’s hard not to have a smile on your face when you’re participating in the annual holiday festivities. This year, CTG staff and their families came from as far as Halifax to celebrate with their fellow coworkers. More than 200 familiar faces showed up for the annual event in Mississauga, which turned out to be a wild success.

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Topics: giving thanks, spreading joy, holiday party, giving back, christmas cheer, employee appreciation

3 Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holiday Season

Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 2:13 PM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year...except sometimes it’s not. No matter what you celebrate, the holidays come with its own special stressors to which hardly any of us are immune. The days are shorter, the year is ending, and the pressure to host and attend parties, buy gifts, put on our winter tires, donate to charities, and visit family can quickly become overwhelming. Here are some easy tips to help reduce your stress this holiday season.

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Topics: health, holiday, gratitude, stress

Closing the Gap in the Community

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 1:02 PM

It’s been quite a busy month for Closing the Gap. In November, we travelled as far as Vancouver to take part in healthcare conferences to learn about exciting developments and engage with the healthcare community. Here are some highlights:

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Topics: Aging Well: Play to Win, HealthAchieve, Workshops, Family Medicine Forum, Health Conferences, CloudDX

Fall Prevention Month

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Did you know it's Fall Prevention Month in Ontario? True, it’s not something to have a party for. But what we should be happy about is the growing awareness of the effect of falls on the elderly. In order to celebrate the second year of Fall Prevention Month, we have assembled some helpful information about how you can prevent a slip and fall.

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Topics: Fall Prevention Month, prevention, nutrition, elderly, hazards, health

Staying Positive as We Age

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM

As we get older, it’s no secret that we’ll begin to notice changes in our bodies. You might hear your father groaning about his joints never being the same after he hit the big 60 mark, or your older neighbour finding it more and more difficult to manage the gardening in the backyard. Thankfully, you really can age gracefully, but there are healthy tips to follow to ensure that old age treats you well and you stay positive in the process.

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