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The North Lanark Community Health Centre is committed to assisting people within the community we serve to achieve the best possible health and well being. We provide a full range of primary health care and health enhancing services which are accessible and responsive to the changing needs of our community. Through support and leadership, we encourage the active participation of individuals and groups in building a healthier community.
The Ontario Community Support Association represents the home and community support sector in Ontario. OCSA members are community based, not-for-profit organizations that provide services to help people live at home.
For over 20 years, ONPHA has been the voice of non-profit housing in Ontario. ONPHA unites over 760 non-profit organizations providing housing in 220 communities across Ontario. Our members include municipal and private non-profits of all sizes, with all types of funding.
There are many forms of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form and the most frequent joint disorder in seniors. It is also one of the major reasons why seniors limit their activities. To see the full information sheet, click on the link below.
There's a solution to most problems. If you find that you experience discomfort or fear doing activities you once loved, or if you've started to avoid certain situations, it's possible that an assistive device can help you overcome your difficulties. To see the full info-sheet, click on the link below.
Most people are born with healthy feet. But three out of four people develop serious problems as they age - putting their independence and well-being at risk. Healthy feet contribute to your safety and health. To see the full info-sheet, click on the link below.
Hearing loss is a disability that frequently goes unnoticed. It is the most common sensory impairment in adults over the age of 65, affecting more than 30% of Canadians in this age group. Hearing loss is serious: not only does it affect the physical sense of hearing, it affects overall well-being. Because of the communication difficulties it creates, hearing loss can lead to withdrawal from family, friends and social situations. To see the full info-sheet, click on the link below.
As you grow older, your chances of develoing heart disease increase. Coronary heart disease accounts for the greatest percentage of cardiovascular deaths in seniors, half of which are attributable to heart attacks. To see the full info-sheet, click on the link below.
In Canada, about one out of four women and one out of eight men over 50 years of age have osteoporosis. This disease can have a devastating effect on people's lives, causing painful fractures, disability or deformity. Unfortunately, there's no evident warning sign until a fracture occurs. To see the full info-sheet, click on the link below.
Palliative care is a special kind of health care for individuals and families who are living with life-threatening illness, usually at an advanced stage. This information sheet answers some of the questions seniors frequently ask about palliative care (sometimes called hospice care). It also suggests where seniors can learn more about the services available. To see the full info-sheet, click on the link below.
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