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Lodge procedures protect


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by Adrienne Tait guidelines set out by quickly,” said Hardy. strain circulating in
AHS, as well as the Not only is the recovery N o r t h A m e r i c a .
It is that time of year lodge's policies and time for seniors slower Seniors, those aged 65
again when influenza procedure, supported a t h e r e i s a l s o a n and older, are usually
a ff e c t s o u r m o s t temporary lockdown of increased risk of the most affected by the
vulnerable. t h e f a c i l i t y. A hospitalization and in H3 flu type.”
Immune systems lockdown prevents some cases could be Health Canada uses
weakens as you age, m e m b e r s o f t h e fatal. FluWatch, Canada's
causing adults age 65 c o m m u n i t y f r o m Lockdowns typically national influenza
years and older to be visiting their loved only last for a short time surveillance system, to Address: #101, 330 45 St,
more susceptible to the o n e s , b u t m o r e and residents not monitor flu activity Phone:(780) 712-4272
flu. importantly it also e x p e r i e n c i n g across the country and
T h a t i n c r e a s e d prevents increased s y m p t o m s a r e around the world.
susceptibility is just one exposure to other germs permitted to leave the In the meantime,
of the reasons lodges, and viruses. facility. H a r d y i s a s k i n g
such as Parkland Lodge L o d g e m a n a g e r T h i s s e a s o n ' s community members to
i n E d s o n , h a v e Cindy Hardy said that influenza vaccine “please be considerate
procedures in place to while she understands protects against the of the lodge” and
protect their residents. people get upset not H3N2 strain and Health refrain from visiting if
With over half of the being able to visit the Canada urges seniors you are experiencing On behalf of Grace Lutheran Church and St.
residents experiencing facility the procedures and those around them flu symptoms keeping Catherine’s Anglican Church, a big Thank You
flu symptoms last week, exist to protect the to get the flu shot. in mind that the to the following businesses and individuals
Alberta Health Services residents. “This isn't According to Health incubation period who donated items to the silent auction at
declared the Parkland like your child coming Canada, “So far this exceeds the actual days our annual Christmas Bazaar. Your
Lodge residents to be home sick from school year, the H3N2 has y o u e x p e r i e n c e contributions are very much appreciated.
e x p e r i e n c i n g a n where they recover been the most common symptoms.
o u t b r e a k . T h e Anonymous, Alberta Williamson, Antique Place/Oh Fudge,
Barb Shepherd, Begg Industrial Services Ltd, Bluewave Energy,
The Brick, Brunhilde Engel, Celebrations Party & Gift Store,
Strengthening families through reading Edson Concrete, Edson Ladies Fashions, Elemental Wellness &
Computer Place, CPR, D&A Automotive, Divine Elements,
Reiki, Fineline Stationery/The Source, Gelmici Jewellers,
by Deanna Mitchener Glenda Field, Grimshaw Trucking, High Mileage Inn, Horizon
relationships. Academic excellence is another of the Music, Independent Grocers, In Your Drawers, Jensen's
With Family Literacy Day coming up in January primary benefits of reading to toddlers and Lifestyle Clothing, Kevin Field, The Lock & Safe Roome, Marks
Workwear, McPhee Construction, Mid-West Glass, M & M,
the goal is to inspire families to read and learn preschoolers who gain a higher aptitude for learning Mountain Steak & Pizza, Mountainside Sales & Rental, Noel
Lemay, Northern Metallic, Nova Theatre, Patterson's Part
together. "Reading to a child, with a child, or in general. Supply/Auctioneering, Petro-Canada, PKE Water Store, Raven
listening to a child read can strengthen a family,” Studies have shown students who are exposed to Truck Accessories, Ron's Outdoor Source for Sports, Sears,
rd,
Sharen's Ladies Fashions, Studio on 3 Switzer's Drugs,
said Josephine Bunz-Clark, Edson and area Family reading before preschool are more likely to do well Telecom West, Tien Young, Tymes Two, Wilden's Service Ltd.,
Literacy coordinator. in all facets of formal education. Yellowhead Flooring, Yellowhead Florist.
“Homes of children who read prior to entering Children learn basic speech skills, critical
first grade have been found to have more numerous language, and enunciation skills by listening to a UPCOMING EVENT REMINDER
and diverse reading materials. The home becomes a parent read. A child develops better communication
special place where reading occurs on a regular skills the more time spent with them reading. Dec 13
Parkland Lodge Auxiliary Society is hosting their
basis. Children will play school often and bring into Strong literacy skills help with work achievement, Christmas Bazaar, tea, bake sale and silent auction at
that play, reading. T.V. viewing is reduced each positive parenting, personal growth, and over all the Lodge on 9 Ave in Edson from 1:30 – 3 pm. All
th
week when reading can replace some of that time," better self-esteem. proceeds go to the lodge residents to provide extra
If you would like more information you can
said Josephine. comforts for them. For more info contact Ivan at
780-723-4020 or Carol at 780-723-5518.
Parents who read to their children build stronger contact the Edson and District Community Learning
Society at 780-723-6247.


Give your loved one the gift of health this
holiday season with a gift certificate for
an acupuncture treatment.


Dr. Blair Martin is a Doctor of Traditional
Chinese Medicine and has been practicing
with the wonderful collective at Edson
Family Chiropractic and Natural Health
Centre for the past 7 ½ years and has been
having very good success treating a wide
variety of health concerns including but
not limited to:


* Anxiety disorder * Hemmorrhoids
* Arthritis * Carpel Tunnel
* Common Cold * Pain
* Headache/Migraine * Smoking Cessation
* Irritable Bowel Syndrome
* Menopause/menstrual Irregularities
To book an appointment to see how Acupuncture and
Traditional Chinese Medicine can help you
In honour of World AIDS Day, a candlelight vigil was held in Centennial Park Dec. 1at 6 p.m. hosted by please call the clinic at
Karley Savory, Sarah McNicoll, and Andrea Watson. Photo: Deanna Mitchener 780-723-1985
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