YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre – January 2017 Clinic Newsletter
We hope that everyone had a happy and healthy holiday! Our therapists are excited to help you meet your healthy resolutions!
As part of your healthcare team, we are concerned about a potential change that the Federal government is considering, related to health and dental benefits plans. They are considering making employer health and dental plans a taxable benefit, possibly as soon as this year. These benefits include chiropractic care, prescription drugs, mental health services, dental care, and more.
If implemented, you would pay income and payroll taxes on the premiums your employer pays like it was income – potentially meaning hundreds or thousands of dollars added to your tax bill annually. This might also lead some employers to cancel or reduce benefits plans.
The federal government needs to hear from patients that taxing these essential health benefits will negatively affect 22 million Canadians who access care through benefits.
You can take action in the following ways:
- Visit www.donttaxmyhealthbenefits.ca to share your concerns with your MP or Minister of Finance.
- Share this important message on social media using the hashtag #donttaxmyhealthbenefits.
Please feel free to contact our clinic if you have any questions.
Here’s one way to get a healthy start to 2017!
These stretching tips from the Ontario Chiropractic Association can help you keep stress from taking over your body.
Social Work Counselling: Top FAQs
What is a social worker?
Anyone who calls themselves a social worker must be registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Training can vary. Trish holds a Masters degree and has additional training. Please see Trish’s page for detailed information about her training and experience.
How can a social worker help me?
People often see social workers when they are going through difficult times in their lives. Social workers can be found in a variety of settings, including counselling and therapy settings, healthcare, and child welfare.
How do I know if I need counselling?
Counselling is seen by many as an avenue to achieve their goals in life and work through difficult situations. There are many benefits, such as gaining self-awareness, achieving positive change, and learning new coping skills. If you are thinking about it, it is probably worth a try.
Interested in reading more about social work counselling? Read the rest of our Social Work Counselling FAQ.
If you are in crisis, please speak with your family doctor or go to your nearest emergency department. You may also access telephone support by calling the Distress Centre of Peel at 905-278-7208. These phones are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Featured Article: Mood and Exercise
The new year is a time when people often take stock of life and think of what they can work on in the next year … yes, the New Year’s Resolution! Often, these resolutions include becoming more physically active. Did you know that being active not only improves your physical health but also your emotional health? [Read More]
Featured Article: Tips for Staying Active During the Holidays
Although we’re past the holidays, we still have months of winter ahead of us! Don’t let the cold weather stop you from staying active! [Read More]
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- In a web browser, type plus.google.com.
- Sign into your Google account, or create a new account if you don’t already have one.
Tip: If you create a new account, you can skip many of the profile steps until you are at your personal page.
- To go directly to our Google Plus page, in the web address field, paste the following: https://plus.google.com/106480417673215088017.
You can also search using our name. The correct page is the one with the shield on it.
- Click Write a review.
- Provide a rating and a review about your experience with us.
- Click Publish.
You are done! Thank you for your review!
We also have an online form to expand your options for providing feedback: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dExKWXdyU09HOGRJMndvWU1sRW0zM0E6MQ
If you have a few minutes, please consider filling out the form to let us know how we did, what you liked, or how we could make your experience at YOUR HEALTH even better!