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For the men in your life…

Regular checkups are important, especially as you age. You should always consult with your doctor regarding what screenings you need specifically. Generally, you should check your:

Blood Pressure: every 3 to 5 years (if you aren’t at risk)
Cholesterol: every 5 years (starting at age 35)
Diabetes: every 3 years (starting at age 35 of no known risk)
Prostate Cancer: every 1 to 2 years (starting at age 45 if recommended by your doctor)
Colon Cancer: every 2 years (start at age 50 if no known risk)
Infectious Diseases: all adults ages 18-79 should be tested one time for hepatitis C and HIV
Immunizations: consult your doctor once a year to ensure that vaccines are up to date.

Health care connect

Finding a family doctor can be extremely challenging. The Ontario Government’s, Health Care Connect program allows users to register online or over the telephone. Once registered, a Care Connector will be assigned to help you find a local health care provider who is accepting patients. You will be able to keep in contact with your Care Connector throughout the process. Learn more at: or by calling 1-800-445-1822.

Men creating community

Men’s SHEDS is akin to a knitting circle, but focusing on projects men will actually enjoy. Born on the idea that men deal with isolation at disproportionate amounts as they get older, and need a space to connect. Classically, a backyard shed is a space that men go to work on projects and de-stress. The idea is you can drop in and socialize with a warm drink, work with bike repairs, woodworking, small engine repair or cooking. This is actively creating a sense of community where men feel supported in bettering their physical and mental health.

How to make fruit and veggies last longer!

All fruits and vegetables see their shelf life greatly improve after being removed from the flimsy, plastic, perforated packaging they often come in. Storing refrigerated produce in airtight glass or silicone containers can help keep produce fresh, keeping them from dehydrating, and protect them from the gas that can emit off of other produce, affecting longevity.

Did you know?

50% of Canadian Women are caregivers.
According to Stats Canada, half, 6% are considered dual caregivers, and are caring for both children, and adults who depend on them.

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