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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hear at Home in Lynn Valley

The Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge is one of Lynn Valley's best kept secrets. The 50 meter high bridge stretches accross a beautiful canyon boasting raging waters, waterfalls and deep pools below. The bridge is a popular attraction among tourists and locals alike, the best part is that it is free of charge for all to see.
If you are driving, take upper levels Trans Canada Highway 1 until you reach exit 19. Follow Lynn Valley Road North East past the Mountain Highway intersection, and then continue to Lynn Valley Road. Watch for Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre sign on the right hand side of the road. Turn right onto Peters Road, and you will find the main entrance at the end.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Seniors Busters Program

SeniorBusters Program

SeniorBusters presently consists of more than 60 volunteer members over the age of 50. These volunteer members come from diverse backgrounds and will bring many different skills to SeniorBusters in its attempt to reduce the level of fraudulent telemarketing against seniors. SeniorBusters will contact family members, local police agencies, elder abuse committees, and will provide the seniors with the necessary tools to effectively fight this crime.

Why Seniors?

Seniors are targeted for many different reasons that include loneliness, lack of family support, age, vulnerability, and for health-related reasons such as Alzheimer's. Seniors are particularly susceptible to telephone fraud because their generation tends to be more trusting and less likely to hang up the telephone on someone who appears to be very friendly. The effects of this brutal crime has resulted in ruined family lives, great financial losses and suicides.

SeniorBusters helps by…

relating personal experiences, wisdom and expertise
providing strength to the victims
providing emotional and moral support
being sensitive to the needs of the senior
contacting them as often as necessary
developing personal relationships with victims
ensuring that the senior will have a place to turn to if they need assistance
helping the senior regain their personal dignity

In Vancouver:

BC Coalition to Eliminate Abuse of Seniors
Third Floor - 411 Dunsmuir St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4
Telephone: (604) 437-1940
Attention: Mary Martin Sharma

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hearing & Balance

How Hearing Aids Work

Hearing aids are fairly simple devices, consisting of four basic parts:

A microphone picks up sound from the environment and converts it into an electrical signal, which it sends to the amplifier.

An amplifier increases the volume of the sound and sends it to the receiver.

A receiver/speaker changes the electrical signal back into sound and sends it into the ear. Then those impulses are sent to the brain.

A battery provides power to the hearing aid.

Hearing aids aren't effective for everyone. Hair cells in the inner ear must pick up the vibrations that the hearing aid sends and convert those vibrations into nerve signals. So, you need to have at least some hair cells in the inner ear for it to work. And, even if some hair cells remain, a hearing aid won't completely restore normal hearing.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Why do young children tend to have ear infections?

The Eustachian tube, a canal that runs from the middle ear to the back of the nose and throat, is shorter and more horizontal in young children than in older children and adults. This allows easier entry into the middle ear for the microorganisms that cause infection and lead to otitis media. The result is that children are at greater risk of acquiring ear infections than adults.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Pink Shirt Day!

“David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied…[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school.
‘I learned that two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,’ says Mr. Price, 17, who organized the pink protest. ‘Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.’
So Mr. Shepherd and some other headed off to a discount store and bought 50 pink tank tops. They sent out message to schoolmates that night, and the next morning they hauled the shirts to school in a plastic bag.
As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. ‘It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,’ Mr. Price recalled.
The bullies were never heard from again.”
Will you join in by wearing pink on April 14th?