FOOT CLINIC DATES 2021
COST IS $35
Contact Jill Read-Johnson for more information or to arrange an appointment.
There will be restrictions, including but not limited to, pre-screening, physical distancing, face masks, hand sanitizer and separating work stations within the Chalet. Patients will have to bring their own beverages as Jill will not be allowed to provide same.
The benefits of regular professional foot care:
Can help prevent or treat calluses, corns, and ingrown toenails
Can assist with symptoms associated with arthritis & diabetes,
Can help improve circulation, mobility, and muscle performance.
Can help reduce risk of foot infection and pathology.
Thursdays at 6-week intervals
Clinics: Location Snowbirds Chalet
19 Balsam Avenue, Bragg Creek
Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Clinician:Jill Read-Johnson, Certified Podologist
Cost: $35.00 /session
Appointment: Call 403-861-1503 for more details & to book appt for clinics.
*Clients must provide their own foot basin & towel.
COVID-19 has become front and centre of our community and our lives. As per what all the Medical Personal and Governments have been saying, REMEMBER to wash your hands for 20 seconds thoroughly with soap, DO NOT touch your face, and self isolate for 14 days if you are experiencing the following systems:
Some patients may have:
* aches and pains
These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually.
COVID-19 infected patients can become seriously ill and may develop difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
Alberta Seniors and Community Supports
Seniors Benefit Program
Phone: 1-877-644-9992 or 780-644-9992 in Edmonton
This program is based on income and provides a monthly cash benefit for eligible seniors whose income is within the qualifying thresholds.
Alberta Seniors and Community Supports
Special Needs Assistance for Seniors
Phone: 1-877-644-9992 or (780) 644-9992 in Edmonton
This program is based on income and provides financial assistance to eligible lower-income seniors who have financial difficulties with one-time extraordinary expens
The Goals of Care Designation (GCD) Order from Alberta Health Services is the form every Albertan should be completing with their Doctor. It is to provide Emergency Services/Hospital the information they need to provide the type of care you are wanting even if you are unable to communicate it to them.
Once Completed the GCD form should be placed in a GREEN SLEEVE and stored on or on top of your fridge which is where paramedics will look for it.
There is 3 Levels of Care
R: Medical Care and Intervention, Including Resuscitation if required followed by Intensive Care Unit admission
M: Medical Care and Intervention, Excluding Resuscitation
C: Medical Care and Intervention, Focused on Comfort.
See the attached download. Only one of the boxes for care is to be checked. And as mentioned it is to be discussed with your Doctor and signed off by your Doctor and you in your Doctors presence.
It is also suggested that you also enclose in your Green Sleeve - Your Personal Directive, a copy of your Alberta Health Card, a copy of your Drivers Licence or Identification Card.
Further Information on this is also available at the Snowbirds Chalet.
The board of the Snowbirds Fellowship is pleased to announce that the medical appointment transportation program has now resumed for those who don't have a friend or family member available to help. All requests must go through Roger Latham at 403-949-4147. Roger will connect the person requesting a ride to one of the volunteer drivers who will make the final decision. Masks and sanitizer will be provided if needed. A list of guidelines is available to anyone who wishes to take advantage of the program and can be picked-up from Roger Lathan, Avril Derbyshire (email@example.com) or at the chalet on Tuesday or Thursday after- noons.
STROKE HAS NEW INDICATOR
STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters..... S. T. R.
During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call para- medics) ...she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.
They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
Jane's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 PM Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.
It only takes a minute to read this.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR.
Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK ASIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)(i.e. Chicken Soup)
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke--------Stick out Your Tongue!
NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his/her tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
One of the many missions of the Bragg Creek Seniors Fellowship is to try and maintain a healthy relationship or partnership with the Bragg Creek Community Association and other groups to enable residents of Bragg Creek to become fully aware of what kind of resources are available to them under a variety of circumstances. As new resources become available or if there are any changes we will try to keep this website updated and welcome any positive feedback you may wish to impart. Aligning our plans and aspirations with the County of Rocky View does involve challenges but if we all work together in a respectful and cooperative way that benefits the seniors of Bragg Creek, then the Board and membership of the Seniors Fellowship will benefit now and in the future and become an integral part of the community.
Family & Community Support Services are available at the Bragg Creek Community Centre and offer the following services:
· Addiction and Mental Health Counselling
· Bragg Creek Food Bank
· Bragg Creek and Area Community Helpers
· 24 hour help line toll free
· Distress Line
· Kids Help Phone
· Child Abuse Hotline
· Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter helpline
· Victim Services
· Health Link
The Helping Hands Society of Cochrane and Area partners with Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and other community organizations to help identify those in need. These include low income, injured, isolated and senior residents of Cochrane and the western Rocky View area. They are always looking for volunteers (587-580-9448). Their services include food drives, volunteer driver program (587-580-9448), snow helper program, etc.
In addition to a wide range of services, The Cochrane Family & Community Support Services offer a variety of programmes/courses that enable us to understand about mental and physical health issues, respite care, social and emotional support, family relationships, first aid, death and dying, suicide prevention, elder abuse, and many more. These courses will give anyone who is interested the tools they need when others turn for help. Most of these courses are free.
All of this information, and more, is available from the Bragg Creek Seniors Fellowship chalet (Tuesday or Thursday afternoons) or the Bragg Creek Community Association.