At Regency we believe in achieving “balance” in one’s life among the body, mind and spirit. Above all, we want to ensure that our customers are safe, comfortable, independent and as mobile as possible. The best way we can empower you to take care of your health or start you down the wellness highway is to give you knowledge, then trust that you will take advantage of it and work on your health, well being and longevity!
Knowledge 4 You
Every month we will provide a calendar of events that we will host to provide knowledge and insight into health and wellness. See below for some of our past events:
Regency Events: Lymphoedema Day Clinic, OT & PT Open House, Leg Health Day (BSN- JOBST) Clinic, Enzymatic Vitamins Therapy Seminar, Cardiovascular Health Seminar, Back Health Clinic, OrtoPed Demo, Valcomedi Demo, Seniors Day, Healthy Leg Day (Sigvaris), Ostomy Info Day, Bathroom Safety Day, Walker Days, Urban Poling Walking Clinic, Scooter Maintenance Day, Staying In-Touch On-site Chair Massage
- Seniors Days - April 6
- Wheelchair/Scooter Tune Up Day
- Sports Taping Clinic
- Healthy Leg Day/Leg Awareness Day - June 1
Treatment Methods: Massage to stimulate your weakend lymphatic system, Excercise while wearing compression stockings, Manual lymphatic drainage, Medication (antibiotics) to combat infections, Surgery to remove excess tissue from limb (if it interferes with your ability to move)
Healthy Leg DayCompression Stockings are like medicine applied to the outside of the leg giving therapuetic results by 'hugging' them back to good health. These would benfit people who stand or sit for long hours, have mild to severe swelling, who are pregnant and those who travel long distances.
Ostomy Info Day
Healthcare professionals believe that patients who achieve a high level of independent self-care usually make a fuller and quicker adjustment than those that remain dependent on others. After, recovering from surgery and learning how to manage your Ostomy, you can live a full social, work, and family life as you did prior to your illness.
Sports Taping Clinic Tip 1: Taping gives support & protection to joints Tip 2: The standard immediate treatment for sports injury is: RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
Nordic Walking Club - Summer
Join the Nordic walking club. Bring your own walking poles or buy a pair from us! Walks start from our store on the Canada Way parking lot. We have a map (route) to lead you on the trek.
We carry the #1 selling Fitness Walking Poles in Canada!
Sun Run 2009 participants interested in Nordic Walking can purchase new Urban Poles at a special price!
Canadian Diabetes Association: Donate by dropping off your unwanted clothing in the Red Bin located just outside our store. The Clothesline Program reaches millions of people in every community across Canada and it begins with Canadians donating unwanted clothing to help eliminate diabetes. Highlights of support value:
- Diabetes research, eduction, service and advocacy
- 42 million kilograms of items diverted from landfills
- Reducing our donor's carbon footprint by 105 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions
Acceptable Clothing: Coats, Shirts, Pants, Blouses, Footwear, Hats, Women's Dresses, Children Clothing. Donate Now!
This website has some great articles on aging and living with chronic disease, as well as, booklets on Go For It – A Guide to Choosing and Using Assistive Devices, and How to Buy Devices on the Internet. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/index-eng.php
We could spend all day on this site and we bet you could too:
BC Health Guide: Click on the link below and take the health tests that apply to you and learn more on how to manage your life: http://www.bchealthguide.org/healthtools.stm
- Life Change Stress Test: What is your stress level?
- Risk of Depression: Are you depressed?
- Smoking & Risk of Heart Attack: How does smoking increase the risk of your heart attack?
Health Advice, Phone 811: BC residents looking for health advice can now call 811. Queries will be taken by a registered nurse, pharmacist or dietician, 24/7 with 130 translation languages.
Act Now BC: This website has great tips for living healthy: www.actnowbc.ca Here are some linked topics on eating healthy that will interest you:
Aging Well: The Path to the Land of Our Later Years
Summary of the challenges and special joys of aging plus practical suggestions for living spiritually and fully in ones' later years. Haelys
The Gift of You: How to Tell Your Loved Ones Who You Really Are
With heart-felt advice, this book encourages readers to tell their loved ones the things they need to know before it's too late. Learn how to bestow on those you love the most, why you live your life the way you do, what really matters to you most, and the what and why of your life, while there is still time to do so. It's a wise and simple guide to help improve relationships, clarifying what matters most. Dr. Bill McCord
Live Long & Prosper! – Invest in Your Happiness, Health, Wealth for Retirment and Beyond
John Wiley & Sons.
The Art of Happiness – A Handbook for Living
The Dali Lama and Howard C. Cutler M.D.
This is a book that will last a lifetime. It is a best selling book year after year.
Chicken Soup for the Golden Soal: Heartwarming Stories for People 60 and Over
This collection offers readers loving insights and wisdom - all centering on the prime of life.
Jack Canfield, etc.
LIFE Side Up: Encounter Disability, Experience Life
A story of one man's journey through life, death, re-birth, love, friendship and loss with a surprise twist at the end.
Read these books yourself or give it as a gift to a friend or loved one.
Unhappy Meals by Michael Pollan
This 10,073 word article was recently written in The New York Times June 28th Sunday Magazine section and quickly became the talk of the town. Health and wellness pundits across North America are referring to it.
Chronic Disease Associations & Advocacy Groups
There are a host of associations and groups that offer information, assistance, and literature about most chronic diseases and health issues. We have set up links for the most common ones, on the Insurance & Assistance page. Please click here, then scroll to the bottom.
KARP Home Care Services
This company provides home care for those who are elderly, ill, injured, disabled or recovering from surgery. Some of their services include: Houskeeping, Nursing, Rehab, Social Transportation, Personal Care. Application Forms are avialable at Regency Medical Supplies. Click here for more info.