Winter 2017 Newsletter


Prevention is the key to stopping the spread of the influenza virus. Here are some steps that we can all take to protect ourselves and others at risk:

  1. WASH YOUR HANDS! Wash before handling food, eating and touching your face. Wash after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, handling pets, handling garbage, tending to someone sick, returning home from an activity (such as filling gas, going to the bank, grocery shopping, etc.) and when they get dirty.
  2. When washing your hands, follow these steps:
    1. Pre-rinse hour hands with warm, running water.
    2. Apply soap to lather.
    3. Rub hands together for 10 to 20 seconds to help remove any germs.
    4. Rinse away germs with warm running water.
    5. Dry hands with a clean paper towel.
    6. Turn off tap with paper towel.
  3. Get your flu shot yearly. Flu shots are provided for free at doctor's offices, medical walk-in clinics, several pharmacies and many other locations. People with chronic illness such as Asthma, Diabetes, chronic lung and heart conditions, as well as those over the age of 65 are at greater risk of a serious flu illness. Some protection is better than no protection at all.
  4. Avoid contact with those who are sick to help prevent getting sick yourself.
  5. Inform your health care prover when you are not feeling well.
  6. Minimize contact time with others while you are sick, which may include not going to work. I am sure your boss and co-workers prefer not to get sick either.
  7. Do not share hand towels and clean other surfaces regularly when you or other family members in your home are sick.
  8. Stay healthy, eat right and keep fit (as directed by your physician).

Did you know that?

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is a great source for information on preventing infections, hand washing, food safety, healthy ageing and much, much more. More information is available on their website:

What's New?

We have moved and are now located at 233 Horton St. E. We are on the south side of Horton between Wellington St and Clarence St, not too far from the Goodwill and right behind the new Provincial Glass Building.


  1. How often should you get your flu shot? (Hint: Same as every 365 days)
  2. What is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of infection? (Hint: It involves hands and water)
  3. What's our new address? (Hint: The Goodwill is our neighbour)