Month: May 2017

Keeping seniors healthy – tips from a geriatrician

June 2017 marks the 33rd annual Seniors’ Month. This year the theme is “Living Your Best Life”. In honour of the theme, Dr Raza Naqvi, a geriatrician at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) answers questions and offers tips that help seniors maintain their health and wellness, so they can live their best life. Q. What can seniors do to stay healthy every day? A. Stay active, eat healthy, and socialize! There is very strong evidence that shows us clearly that remaining physically active is a key component to maintaining strong brain and general health for seniors as we age. A...

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Revel is like a dream

The Latcham Gallery presents Revel, a large-scale installation by Toronto-based artist Ed Pien, May 18 to July 1, with an artist talk and reception on Thursday, June 22 at 7pm. Revel is like a dream. Upon entering the gallery you become immersed in that dream. Projected light fills the space through a large transparent spiral structure and within the light, you catch glimpses of a figure in silhouette. The figure is the shadow of a young woman who gently attends to floating objects that resemble tiny houses and buildings, all within a cloud of organic forms and all appearing...

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Get ready to Dash for Diabetes

The 4th Annual Stouffville Dash for Diabetes Charity Run/Walk takes place on June 18 beginning at 8am. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join the fun. The Minacs family of Stouffville, inspired by their eldest daughter Sarah who has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since the age of 12, started this event in 2014 to support the millions of Canadians who live with Diabetes. The Stouffville Dash for Diabetes is a fun, community event for walkers and runners to gather and promote good health while raising awareness of diabetes and supporting Diabetes Canada....

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Terminus – An Escape Room Event on a Train

Experience a unique escape room and dinner onboard a moving heritage train at the Uxbridge Train Station on July 22. The train starts at the Uxbridge Train Station at 6 pm, then travels through Stouffville and then back to Uxbridge at 9 pm. The game will start upon your arrival of the train. After boarding the train, guests will enjoy a meal in the dining car, the game will continue with the car-to-car action. The main course is either chicken breast served with a creamy garlic sauce, roasted potatoes and seasoned green beans or vegetarian eggplant parmesan, roasted potatoes...

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Help Raise the Barn and funds for the community

The Markham Stouffville Crisis Pregnancy Centre (MSCPC) will hold their second annual Barn Raising event June 17th. It was just over a year ago when Cheryl Lindquist, MSCPC Client Services Director, approached Leslie Forsythe about partnering with them. Their first event was a huge success where they raised over $10,000 for the Centre, which relies solely on the support of the community. “It was fantastic – between corporate sponsorship and ticket sales and donations and our silent auction, we were able to raise (after expenses) just over $10,000,” said Lindquist. They are hoping that this year will be even...

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