Active Living with Walking Poles (Urban Poling)

February 2, 2020 in Health and exercise |

It is not uncommon to see someone strolling past with a cane, having to rely on it for balance and stability. But don’t be surprised if you see someone zip past you on the street, propelled by specialized walking poles. This is exactly what participating in a fitness activity called Urban Poling (aka Nordic walking) […]

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SAFE WINTER WALKING – YOU’RE INVITED!

January 19, 2020 in Community, Health and exercise |

Urban Poling is excited to be partnering with Mosaic Home Care Services in hosting a free round-table discussion on Winter Walking Safety on January 28 @ 10:30 am at the Armour Heights Armour Heights Presbyterian Church (Community Café)! Please join us to learn all about valuable winter walking and fall prevention safety tips while walking […]

Supporting identity and its opportunity for expression may be a better way of looking at falls risks.

December 12, 2019 in Health and exercise, Person Centered Care |

Person centered home care requires sensitivity to the character, identity, wishes and abilities of the person:  Much care provision is still overly focused on completing set tasks, on illness, “age” and the many risks posed by daily living.  Person centered home care is dependent on close collaborative relationships sensitive to the person, their preferences, their […]

November may be “Falls Prevention Month”, but the time, effort and the fun is all year round:

November 23, 2017 in Health and exercise |

November is Fall Prevention Month across Canada. Here are a few things you may not have known about falls: Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults? During Falls Prevention Month t we encourage you to share falls prevention information with the people around you, especially the older adults […]

July is here….Mosaic’s Pole Walking Groups Return this Week.

July 5, 2017 in Health and exercise |

July is here and that means Mosaic’s Pole Walking Groups will be starting up again this week! Mosaic is excited to offer the community this fantastic event yet again throughout the summer to help people get into shape and socialize. What are the benefits of Pole Walking? The Huffington Post has a few of the […]

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Mosaic’s Spring & Summer Events Are Now Up!

This spring and summer Mosaic is excited to host another set of fantastic and fun events for our community. From the return of pole walking to informative talks Mosaic’s spring and summer schedule offers a variety of free events for the community to enjoy: Come Walk with Mosaic & Author Nathalie Prezeau – April 28 […]

Community Events at Mosaic This March

Winter is almost over (have we had one this year?) and Mosaic is excited to be hosting wonderful events for our community this March. This month, join Mosaic as we continue to host favoured events like Pole Walking and the First Link Memory Café with the Alzheimer Society of York Region, welcome back a well-liked […]

STAYING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE THIS WINTER–By Michelle Gillis

February 17, 2017 in Health and exercise |

Winter is long in Canada. It can feel even longer when you can’t fit in your usual exercise regime (or if you don’t have an established routine). Whether you prefer to exercise indoors or outdoors, it’s important to do it safely to get the best results. At MedFit we use a medical exercise approach to […]

Valentines Day! What better excuse to buy, gift and/or eat chocolate?

February 14, 2017 in Health and exercise |

Here we are, already in the middle of February and Valentine’s Day is upon us. I don’t know about you, but I don’t need a special day to eat chocolate. When I Googled ‘health benefits of chocolate’, over 2 million articles came up. Yikes! Just remember, the higher the cocao content, the more benefits there […]

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Pets Have a Positive Effect on our Health–Pets Appreciation Corner, Mosaic Homecare Services & Community Resource Centre

Meet Maize who looks like he provides his owners with happiness! Welcome to Pet Appreciation Corner at Mosaic! Mosaic Home Care Services asks the community to share with us their pet pictures and stories to show our appreciation for pets and the positive impact they have on our lives. Studies from Centers for Disease Control […]

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