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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 00:00

Cut by Ross Hospital cuts

By Glenna Burns

            Recently Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay lost some of its crucial laboratory facilities. A portion of its scientific backup moved down the road to Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

            As with many people who use the hospital in Lindsay, I had little idea what that move meant. I believed

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Coming to a Dunsford near you

            The SAGES program (Special Advice and Gentle Exercises for Seniors) is now available in weekly sessions in Dunsford—plus eight other locations throughout Kawartha Lakes.

            Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes (CCCKL) is offering the group exercise classes on

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Five Counties campaign needs vols too

            The Five Counties Children’s Centre needs volunteer help for its Annual Door to Door Campaign. The organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year, running throughout May.

            In the City of Kawartha Lakes the goal is $25,000, and the campaign’s success depends entirely on

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Life is different after a stroke

Volunteer Angie Burke with patient Norma Mudd in RMH’s Integrated Stroke Unit.

            Stroke survivor Angie Burke is honest with the other survivors with whom she volunteers. She tells them it won’t be an easy battle, and you can’t predict how it will end. “Life will be different,” she says, but it can still be fulfilling.

            Thirty months after the stroke that almost

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Meals from emergency wheels

Fenelon Falls firefighters Will Shatraw (left) and Don Barber (right), along with CCCKL volunteer Rudy Schaal, and Meals on Wheels client Ron Watson of Fenelon Falls.

            Members of the Kawartha Lakes police, fire and emergency services departments helped Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes (CCCKL) deliver Meals on Wheels to

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Our unsung heros—The volunteers

Volunteer Donna Skitch serves tea to a resident and family members

By Rosemary Barnett

            Some of our nursing homes are getting a bad rap. Although incidents can and do occur, as we all know, there are many unsung hero’s behind the scenes.

            Extendicare Kawartha Lakes volunteers are among them. Without these caring and giving people, many programs

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

Spare the rod and support the parent

By Rosana Salvaterra

            I am a survivor of all kinds of parental behaviour that I tried hard not to replicate (not always successfully) while raising my own children. In the neighbourhoods and times where I grew up, flying shoes, wooden

Monday, 21 March 2016 00:00

Bollywood for Hospital

Some of those involved in the April 2 Indian Dinner fundraiser strike their best Bollywood poses. From left:Rodney Pinto, Frances Morana, Dr. Ghargi Bhatia, Poonam Chawla, Harjot Cheema, Michael Santos.

            This year’s Friends Indian Dinner for Kawartha Lakes will present music and magic, dancing and drama in “Bollywood 3”—a dazzling display of Indian

Monday, 21 March 2016 00:00

Caregivers need care too

            An upcoming "Care for the Caregiver" education series will run on five consecutive Tuesdays throughout April and early May.

            This will be the

            Peterborough City and County Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, has declared a community-wide influenza outbreak in Peterborough.

            “We now have had influenza outbreaks at

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