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Month: February 2022

Turkey Ginger Soup

Last week we discussed the health benefits of Turmeric with its anti-inflammatory properties. Well, today we will focus on its close cousin – Ginger!

Ginger has a variety of compounds that contribute to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, particularly ideal for joint inflammation, reducing pain, and improving joint mobility. This spicy root is also known for its digestive properties that help to support digestive health.

Simply add ginger to a variety of your own recipes or make it as a tea by chopping or grating fresh ginger root and simmering in water. Another way to add the health benefits of ginger is with this delicious Turkey Ginger Soup recipe!

Turkey Ginger Noodle Soup

For the original recipe, click here.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can (11.8 ounces) coconut water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless turkey breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup frozen corn (about 5 ounces), thawed
  • 1 cup frozen peas (about 4 ounces), thawed
  • 8 ounces rice noodles or thin spaghetti

Directions

  1. Place the first 8 ingredients in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Toss turkey with pepper and salt. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown turkey in batches. Add to slow cooker.
  3. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours, until carrots are tender. Stir in corn and peas; heat through.
  4. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. Add to soup just before serving.


Servicing the Ottawa Community since 1998. We are now accepting clients in Smith Falls, Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, through to Kingston, Ontario.

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Strength & Balance Exercises Part 2

In our second installment of fitness activities to improve or maintain your strength and balance, we are focusing on “levelling” up your activity. We do this in a variety of ways. It could be by increasing the time spent performing an exercise (i.e. extra 5mins), adding the number of repetitions to an activity (i.e. 15times instead of 10), or holding a stretch for a longer duration (i.e. try an extra 10seconds).

Another way of challenging yourself, when you’re ready of course, is by adding more challenging exercises or poses like the ones below.

Before you start:

  • If you are new to exercise or have not been active in some time, speak with your doctor to see if these exercises are right for you.
  • Remember, if you feel pain, shortness of breath or dizziness while doing any of these exercises, please stop and talk to your doctor.

Wall Push-ups

  • Place your hands on the wall at shoulder height.
  • Keep your heels on the floor.
  • Slowly lower yourself toward the wall bending your elbows while keeping your back straight. Hold for 2 seconds.
  • Slowly extend your arms to return to start position. Hold for 2 seconds.
  • Keep elbows soft (not locked). Repeat.

Hip Flex

  • This exercise is a stage 2 lift.
  • The knee of your support leg should be slightly bent.
  • Lift one leg toward chest and hold for 2 seconds, then lift leg higher and hold again.
  • Slowly return to start position.
  • Repeat using the other leg.

Sit-to-Stand

  • Sit towards the front of the chair with feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Lean slightly forward.
  • Stand up slowly, using your legs, not your arms.
  • Keep looking forward. Stand tall.
  • To sit: lean slightly forward, bend your knees and slowly lower your buttocks back into the chair.

Servicing the Ottawa Community since 1998. We are now accepting clients in Smith Falls, Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, through to Kingston, Ontario.

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Fun Facts: Mail

February 4th is ##ThankAMailCarrierDay! A day when we honour those who tirelessly deliver our letters, parcels, and other mail from across the country and around the world!

Now, for some of you, mail delivery means a notification on your email inbox, but for many of us, receiving a letter, postcard or parcel to your door was an absolute delight! It was one of the only forms of communication generations had to connect with one another before the invention of telephones and later on, the internet.

From instant text messages to emails to social media posts it’s faster than ever to let others know you are thinking about them, but there is still something special about getting a message from loved ones and friends in the mail. During the past year or so with the pandemic, mail carriers around the world were especially essential in providing us with the necessary items we needed! So share these fun facts about the mail system and thank a mail Carrier today!


Servicing the Ottawa Community since 1998. We are now accepting clients in Smith Falls, Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, through to Kingston, Ontario.

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Winter Word Puzzles

We all know the benefits of staying physically active as older adults, but what about our mental acuity?

As we get older, maintaining and sharpening our cognitive functioning is key to help prevent memory loss and alleviate symptoms of dementia. Word puzzles, such as word searches and crossword puzzles are a great way to achieve this!

The benefits of word puzzles range from improved vocabulary and spelling to alleviating anxiety and the onset of memory loss conditions, such as dementia.

Try these winter word puzzles yourself or with your elderly loved one, or person in your care, today! For more activity pages, subscribe to our FREE Senior Activity Booklet delivered to your inbox every month! Visit our website for more information.


Servicing the Ottawa Community since 1998. We are now accepting clients in Smith Falls, Kemptville, Prescott, Brockville, through to Kingston, Ontario.

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