March is National Social Work Month, and at Closing the Gap, we understand how important this profession is to the communities and families we serve. Whether or not you have been directly involved with social work, we guarantee that there is someone close to you whose life was enriched by the care of a social worker. We owe many of our freedoms to these individuals. For that, they should be celebrated.
national social work month
Nutrition month is here and there’s no better time to talk about healthy eating. Food is fuel, and the healthier the food, the more energized and well-balanced we feel. Unfortunately, convenience, rather than nutritional value, has become the first priority when trying to squeeze in a quick bite throughout the day.
Here are 3 fun and helpful tips to make your lunches delicious, quick, and above all, healthy!
salad in a jar,
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!
spending time with loved ones,
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!
regular check up,
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.
Children's Treatment Network
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.
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.
’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.
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.
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:
Aging Well: Play to Win,
Family Medicine Forum,