Spinning bikes at Battle in the Saddle in Perth

Sally Smith A small room with a lot of spinning bikes took centre stage at the Battle in the Saddle on Saturday at Perth Physiotherapy. Riders from Lanark County First Responders plus some well known community members participated. Groups included Perth Fire, BBDE Fire, Smiths Falls Fire, Smiths Falls Police, Lanark OPP, Lanark County […]

Realistic joint training exercise in Rideau Lakes Township

Submitted This week, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be leading a realistic joint training exercise in Rideau Lakes Township. From May 8 to 10, 2018, the OPP will be conducting a multi-jurisdiction operational exercise involving various tactical units, materials, resources and locations for training purposes. In general, this exercise brings together first response […]

UCDSB to bring awareness to mental health during Mental Health Week 2018

Submitted The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is joining with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) to bring awareness about mental health during Mental Health Week. This year, the week is scheduled for May 7-13. During this important time, the Board has asked schools to raise awareness about […]

Health in early childhood sets the foundation for overall well-being in adulthood

Submitted Healthy childhood development is affected by things like employment, education, income, where we live, and social networks, these are also referred to as a social determinant of health, and are a valuable investment for all communities. Physical, emotional and language skills learned early on in life contributes to confidence (feeling proud), competency (completing tasks) & […]

How does your nutrition taste?

Natatia Gemmell Functional Performance Fitness Is the food you’re putting in your body hitting all the brain receptors leaving them ecstatic, but leaving you feeling bloated, lethargic and just overall terrible? This is what poor nutrition does. It makes your brain think very happy thoughts, but leaves your body with inflammation, constipation and headaches. Although […]

Become dementia friendly with Blue Umbrella program

Sally Smith It’s hard to tell if someone has dementia, or Alzheimer’s, by looking at them; they look just like you and me. But there are signs, says Robin Hull of the Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. Sometimes there is difficulty paying for a purchase; the person with dementia might hand the […]