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Touching ceremony as Red Deer students pay tribute to military veterans leading up to Remembrance Day

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From Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School students paid respect to Canadian veterans, by participating in “No Stone Left Alone” at the Red Deer Cemetery.  At a short Remembrance Day ceremony, students placed poppies on veterans’ graves.  Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer attended.
The ‘No Stone Left Alone’ program provides students of all ages with the opportunity to engage in the act of remembrance in a way that is authentic, meaningful and powerful. For our children, most of whom have grown up in a time and place of peace, it helps to expand their understanding of war, loss, peace and hope. By placing poppies on the graves of the courageous men and women who fought for our country, our students can see the real impact that war has, and can reaffirm their commitment to maintaining peace in our world,” said Humanities Lead Teacher, Jessica Maloughney at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools.
The No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation is dedicated to honouring and remembering Canada’s veterans. Their unique ceremony provides students and youth with an authentic experience that creates knowledge, understanding and appreciation of those who serve and of the sacrifice of Canada’s fallen.
“I hope that by participating in ‘No Stone Left Alone’ students will have that opportunity to deepen their understanding of why participating in Remembrance Day matters. I think this opportunity will help students make a personal connection and/or allow them to honour their family members that have served or are currently serving,” said Teacher Dana Blair, at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School.
For more information, please visit https://www.nostoneleftalone.ca/

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Skills that maintain healthy relationships

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Learn ways to improve your relationship skills using the acronym DEARMAN and GIVE, from the DBT therapy perspective, presented by a PCN Mental Health Counselor, Lana.

 

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

Learning to get along with others while also asserting your own needs is essential to healthy relationships. It can be difficult to balance your own needs and the needs of others. How can you get what you need without being aggressive or neglecting of the needs of others? There are three sets of skills you will learn to help achieve this goal: objective effectiveness, relationship effectiveness, and self-respect effectiveness.

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Judy’s story: I’m on the healthy road!

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On the Healthy Road!

My journey to better health starting when my doctor told me my blood sugar was at pre-diabetes levels, my blood pressure continued to require medication and I had weight to lose.  He sent me to see the RDPCN nurse. After some appointments there, the nurse referred me to the Health Basics program.

Exercise was my downfall. Working from home, I always found something else to do rather than exercise.  Health Basics increased my awareness. I tracked what I was eating and became more aware of what I ate, when I ate and why I ate. I also realized things that would make me healthier that I wasn’t doing.  I realized being healthy is a process and I took one healthy step at a time. I also became aware of the wider variety of options for healthy lifestyle.

My husband and I visited friends over the summer and noted they had lost weight.  This stimulated us to pay even more attention to our food intake. As a result of our overall efforts, I have lost about 32 pounds and my husband has lost 37. My blood sugar is now in the normal range. I have had significant decrease in my blood pressure medication. I have more energy. I enjoy exercising more as it is easier to move around and I have less arthritis pain. Health Basics is an excellent class- it started me on the healthy road. I also have much more confidence in my future health.

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