Posts Tagged ‘health’

State of the Art Optometry Clinic in Bronte

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Friendly Staff at Bronte Village Eye Care

Doctor Karen Smith, her Associate, Doctor Melissa Oliver, and their friendly staff welcome you to their expanded office space in beautiful Bronte Village, West Oakville.

Bronte Village Eye Care is a fully licensed and equipped optometry practice offering full and comprehensive eye care services to all of their patients. According to Dr. Smith, “good eye care begins with a yearly eye exam. Although many do not realize it, the best way to protect your vision is with a yearly eye check-up.”

“Even a basic eye exam can instantly detect such health-threatening conditions as tumors, vascular irregularities and diabetes-related injury to the retina,” says Dr. Smith. “At Bronte Village Eye Care, the basic check-up is brief and painless.” From eyeglasses and contact lenses to diagnosing and co-managing glaucoma or macular degeneration, Doctors Karen Smith and Melissa Oliver are there to help you. The Bronte Village Eye Care Vision is “to provide the highest quality of Vision and Eye Health Care possible and to meet the individual Eye Care needs professionally and with sensitivity using up-to-date knowledge, equipment and products.”


MPP Kevin Flynn Receives Flu Shot

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Rexall Pharmacist Ngoni Madambi and MPP Kevin Flynn

Friday, Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville, received his flu shot from Rexall pharmacist, Ngoni Madambi. The flu shot is now available in Ontario and Rexall is once again making it easy and convenient for Ontarians to receive the vaccine by offering it at any store, at any time, any day – no appointment necessary.

Last year was the first year pharmacists were able to administer immunizations in Ontario and 80% of flu shots given by pharmacists were at a Rexall.

Easier access to vaccinations at pharmacies, including evenings and weekends, will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of Ontarians in the coming flu season. According to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the flu and its complications result in up to 1,000 hospitalizations and 1,600 deaths in Ontario each year.


Find Health and Wellness in Bronte Village

Monday, October 21st, 2013

“Bronte Village is the Health and Wellness Capital of Oakville,” according to Bronte BIA Chair, Mary Roberts, “It is a small area of Oakville that boasts big city services and professionalism with solid expertise and dedication to seeing that you find exactly what you are looking for. Together, these health and wellness professionals form a support team that draws visitors and locals alike who seek excellence.

Oakville’s vision is to become the most livable town in Canada. The health and well-being of its citizens is a key element. Oakville boasts health and wellness services with skilled practitioners second to none.

A little known fact about Bronte Village (southwest Oakville) is the number of unique health care professionals offering a wide variety of talents and a diverse range of services.

Thought for today:

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” ~ Buddha


5 Ideas for Healthy School Lunches

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Between convenient Lunchables to leftovers, it can be easy for kids to lose their much-needed nutrients for lunch each day, affecting both their mood and performance at school.

Having a healthy lunch will not only increase their energy level, but will help maintain their weight and build their immune system as they develop, making it important to pack items that are homemade and high in vitamins.

1. Whole Wheat Turkey Wraps

A whole wheat turkey wrap can be a nice change from traditional ham and cheese sandwiches with a few slices of turkey, spinach, and light ranch for a balanced meal. Use a whole wheat tortilla that contains a high amount of fiber.

Cheese, tomato, wasabi peas, and dijon mustard can also be added for a food item that is high in flavor and has plenty of nutrition.


Accessible Support for Seniors and Family Caregivers

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Eva & The Thistlecreek Team

Eva Zatrak, the CEO and founder of Thistlecreek Health Care, has 20 years of experience providing in-home health care. Focused on serving the Oakville community, Thistlecreek Health Care offers a variety of services with a mission to support seniors and family caregivers through the sometimes difficult transition from independent to assisted living.

Thistlecreek Health Care believes everyone has a right to live in their own home for as long as possible and strives to make this a reality for everyone. They understand how important your home is to you. Those trees you planted for each of your children when they were born cannot be uprooted and hauled off to a retirement village. There are the memories linked to the swimming pool when the kids spent all day swimming with their friends in the summers of times gone by and let us not forget all our friends who pop in several times a week for a cup of tea and a chat.

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