The holidays are a time of giving. For the first time, on December 3rd, Wellspring participated in Giving Tuesday, a nationally recognized day of giving back that celebrates and encourages the support of non-profit organizations through charitable activities. We looked to our volunteers, members, donors and staff and asked them to share WHY and HOW… [Read More]
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A supportive cancer care resource that provides tips from experts, inspirational stories and a forum for connecting with patients and their loved ones.
Alan Shanoff is a Toronto lawyer who knows a great deal about employment and disability law. Fortunately for Wellspring he is also part of the cadre of our legal volunteers. Called to the Bar and practicing since 1978, Alan spoke at a recent Wellspring Back At Work discussion series on “Legal Issues and the Workplace”. He… [Read More]
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This leads to increased bone fragility and risk of broken bones, particularly of the hip, spine, wrist and shoulder. Osteoporosis has no clinical manifestations or symptoms until there is a fracture. It is important to intervene before these fractures occur. A… [Read More]
By: Chef Lisa Shamai, Lisa Shamai Cuisiniere I’m not a fancy baker, but I do make some pretty good muffins, cookies and quickbreads. My goals for healthy baking are few; Eliminate refined white sugar Eliminate white flour Try to add as much fibre, nuts and seeds as possible Attempt to add lots of vegetables and… [Read More]
Although Wellspring has hundreds of long-standing, tremendously dedicated and supportive volunteers, Jan stands apart from the crowd. For the past 13 years, Jan, who works with many Oakville charitable organizations, has helped Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House, by providing essential compassion, understanding, emotional support and friendship to the local men, women and children who are… [Read More]
By Tony Murdock, MA Tony Murdock has been teaching classes and workshops in meditation and stress reduction at Wellspring since 2007. Meditation is the art of calming the mind and focusing it on an object. In its simplest application, it can be used for relaxation and stress reduction, and bring us to an awareness of… [Read More]
Recently released, the annual Sun Life Canadian Health Index polls Canadians via an online survey about their overall health, their health benefits coverage, their beliefs about government coverage for healthcare needs and their level of preparedness for health events in the future. There were some interesting results from the report. Many people are paying out-of-pocket… [Read More]
Posted on October 21st, 2013 | 0 Comments
What is your biggest asset? Is it your house, your car, your boat, your savings account? These are the typical responses I get when I ask this question. However, the real answer is that your biggest asset it is your ability to earn income. It can be worth millions of dollars over the course of… [Read More]
As a registered dietician, Wellspring program leader, and as someone who has experienced cancer treatment , Jean LaMantia has much information to share about how eating well can help alleviate treatment-related fatigue. Her overall message is to consume: milk products/calcium (e.g., probiotics, yogurt), fibre (e.g., fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes), fat (e.g., nuts, vegetable… [Read More]
Posted on October 15th, 2013 | 0 Comments
The recently approved Ontario budget offers several financial enhancements for Ontarians who are receiving Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program. In 2012, The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario released its report ‘Brighter Prospects: Transforming Social Assistance in Ontario’ that had over 100 recommendations on how to transform social assistance…. [Read More]