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Improving seniors’ safety and wellbeing in the home

Often a senior’s wellbeing involves looking into day-to-day safety to prevent injuries or even inconveniences. Here are some tips that may prove useful for seniors, especially during the pandemic.

Returning to school during COVID-19

The summer holidays are drawing to a close. Routine and a stricter schedule await the entire family, and especially your child. Returning to school doesn’t necessarily have to be stressful, particularly during the pandemic. Here are some tips to help you get through this important transition smoothly.

6 things every pool owner should know

With summer in full swing, we are all looking for ways to beat the heat while having fun, and what better way than to go for a swim? This year there has been a rise in new backyard pool owners, and whether it’s inflatable or above ground we want to help you ‘S.P.L.A.S.H.’ into summer fun while keeping your family safe!

How Canadians have benefitted from taking Psychological First Aid

For a lot of us, this pandemic has changed how we experience day-to-day stress. People from across the country have been using our online Psychological First Aid courses to help find balance for themselves and better support those around them.
Here’s how Canadians have put the Psychological First Aid courses to work for them: 

Safety tips for working outside

Beautiful weather tends to make us want to be outside and spruce up our surroundings; but, whatever outdoor projects you may be tackling, always remember to put your safety first! Here are some tips for you.

Heatwave warning: What you need to know about heat-related emergencies

Summer is in full swing in many parts of Canada and folks are enjoying more time outside whether at the lake, lounging poolside or tending to that lawn that needs mowing. With a renewed appreciation for the outdoors after having spent months cooped up, many of us are happy to simply head out the front door and enjoy the sunshine on our faces. While we may be tempted to simply throw on our sandals and rush outside to soak up the sun, there are some important heat-related safety tips to keep in mind.
 

“Diving” into the difference between a lifejacket and PFD – what you may not know about the two

We’ve all seen the terms “lifejacket” and “PFD” mentioned when talking about water safety, but what many people don’t know is that the two items are different in material, level of protection, and purpose. It’s like a bike helmet and a motorcycle helmet– both have similar purposes, but different circumstances will call for more appropriate use of one over the other.
 

Prevent summer injuries 101 (Part 1)

It’s summertime and many parents and caregivers are encouraging children to put down their devices and go play outside. Once in the great outdoors, kids run, jump, play, pedal, skip, and climb, and can unfortunately collect some bumps, bruises, scrapes and falls along the way. But don’t panic! For every little owie, there’s a treatment, ointment and bandage that will comfort young and old alike.

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