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#RedDeerStrong – Don’t let distancing keep you from easing the pain.


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What does your business do?

Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Custom Bracing, Custom Orthotics, Vestibular Rehab, Pelvic Health, Concussion Assesment & Rehab

How has COVID-19 affected you?

We have had to close our doors as of March 16th for any in-person services. Canadian Physiotherapy had recommended closure on March 15, 2020 and all of our support staff & therapists were laid off. The contracted practitioners were also not needed so they were also sent home to distance themselves. A few practitioners were brought back to deliver TeleRehab (a Virtual Therapy Service) & as the need arises, more will be re-hired or re-contracted.

What are you doing to adapt?

We transitioned into offering Virtual Therapy by March 19th and have undergone all of our training with our staff to get them & us compliant with all the regulations & logistics needed for offering Virtual services.

What kind of help do you need?

Awareness of what Virtual Services are available locally.
Support for the “Brick & Mortar” part of our businesses as they sit empty with expenses still coming in


What do you want the community to know?

#RedDeerStrong – Sick and tired of being isolated between the same old walls? Paint ’em!

#RedDeerStrong – Dance academy students hoping to show the whole community their homework

#RedDeerStrong – Troubled Monk produced hand cleanser is available to the general public

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Southside Dodge donates new van to Ronald McDonald House

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Matt Swainson (Vice President & General Manager, Southside Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram) -left , Lori Rechlo (General Manager, Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta – Red Deer House) – right

Submitted by Sarah Heibein, Stakeholder Relations Manager, Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House

We’ve received a donation of use of a Dodge Caravan from Southside Dodge- they’ve been an incredible support of us over the years.  Attached is the photo we took at the dealership when we picked up the keys on Friday.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta, Red Deer House is truly grateful to Matt Swainson and his entire team at Southside Dodge for their steadfast support of our work to keep families together during the unimaginable hardship of the need to travel for medical treatment for their sick or injured child. Our House is not a nice to have, but a need to have, and we are honoured to work with such an amazing community partner in Southside. The use of the 2021 Dodge Caravan will help us to keep our operating costs down so that we can focus on our work to keep families close.

We have operated in the city for over 8 years, ensuring there is a safe and comfortable place for families to rest while they focus on the recovery of their child(ren).

We are grateful to everyone in Red Deer who supports us!  😊

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Smiles Thru Lindsey reaching out with a new video message and urging Albertans to look out for each other at this challenging time

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The holiday season is well behind us, we’re heading into the coldest part of the winter, and although the days are starting to grow longer there’s still a definite lack of daylight in our lives.  The winter blues are a real thing and this year we have COVID, a whole new serious problem to add to our mental health issues.

COVID is also the reason the Smiles Thru Lindsey team has not been able do public events for many months.  Unable to reach out physically through school visits and fund raisers, Smiles Thru Lindsey is reminding Central Albertans to check in on each other.  Also, please follow the Smiles Thru Lindsey Facebook page .  They’ll lead you to the resources you or your loved ones need right away.

Meet Lindsey and the Smiles Thru Lindsey team in this powerful video.  …And remember to check in on the people in your life.

If you’d like to help Smiles Thru Lindsey with a donation please click here.

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