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The September Edition | September 9, 2021
Katherine Peters
President & CEO

Message from the President

Greetings friend, and welcome to the September Comfort Connection! 
Who would have thought 18 months ago we would be where we are today? I’m sure we thought this COVID phenomenon would all blow over within a few months, or at the most a year! It hasn’t blown over, and if you look in deep, dark places, this new reality can be downright frightening. BUT remember, life is 10% circumstances, and 90% attitude!
Life is currently throwing us some real sour lemons. BUT what are we doing with them? I found this little post and wanted to share with you the perspective of an 87-year-old man who doesn’t let the circumstances around him get him down, as told by a younger lady:
Sometimes I just want to stop. Too much talk of COVID, protests, looting, and brutality. I lose my way. I become convinced that this “new normal” is real life. 
But, then I meet an 87-year-old who talks of living through Polio, diphtheria, Vietnam, protests, and yet is still enchanted with life. He seemed surprised when I said that 2020 must have been especially challenging for him.
“No,” he said slowly looking me straight in the eyes, “I learned a long time ago to not see the world through the printed headlines, I see the world through the people that surround me. I see the world with the realization that we love big. Therefore, I just choose to write my own headlines: ‘Husband loves wife today.’ ‘Family drops everything to come to Grandma’s bedside.’” He patted my hand, “‘Old man makes new friend.’”
His words collide with my worries, freeing them from the tether I had been holding tight. They float away. I am left with a renewed spirit. My headline now reads ‘Woman overwhelmed by the spirit of kindness and the reminder that our capacity to love is never ending.’
Can we adopt this beautiful lesson from the wisdom of this 87-year-old man? Can we make our own headlines despite what the printed headlines are saying? How do we keep living without despairing during troubled times? It looks like it's all a matter of perspective.
Have a blessed day!

Katherine Peters
President & CEO

Comforts of Home – Care 

120-Year-Old Woman's Rules of Life

Meet Madam Jeanne Louise Calment, who had the longest confirmed human lifespan: 122 years, 164 days. Apparently, fate strongly approved of the way she lived her life!
She shares some "Rules of Life" in this post... 

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Recipe of the Month: The Best Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a nutritious, versatile breakfast food—and this recipe features a secret trick to bring out the natural nuttiness and to ensure your bowl of oatmeal is fluffy and flavourful!

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Video: Laughter Heals

Did you know that laughter heals?
It really does! Laughter can help reduce stress hormones, boost the immune system, improve digestion, and more.  

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Calming Presence When Family Can't Be There

Steve, a 90-year-old war veteran, was having difficulty remembering things and moving around on his own when his concerned daughter reached out to us at Comforts of Home – Care for help. He was delighted to have a companion visit with him a few times each week! 

Steve looked forward to the visits with his dedicated caregiver for several months before he began to deteriorate. One day, Steve was rushed...

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New Logo

Did you notice? We have a new logo!! We decided to freshen our look! Do you like it? Although we wanted a bright new look, there were some aspects we had to keep!
We kept a heart because warmth and compassion is at the center, or the heart of who we are!
The heart now extends around the wording, almost in a hug like fashion.
We kept most of the same colours because, well, we like them!! 😊
The new logo reflects the changes the company has experienced in the past few months. Even though the company has new owners, and some things will naturally change, there are many things that have not changed. Our caregivers still provide the same great compassionate care, and our office team is just as quick and responsive to your needs as ever!
We would love to hear what you think about our new logo!!

Joke of the Month

“I am thankful for laughter...
...Except when milk comes out of my nose!” 

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