Many of us know that we need more movement in our daily lives, but it can be difficult to know where to start, especially while living with a chronic health condition.
“Our world is set up for convenience, so it takes a mind shift to add more movement into our lives,” said Jessica Eisener, wellness navigator in Nova Scotia Health’s Western Zone.
In this newly created role, Eisener facilitates individual sessions with referred patients from various care clinics and providers across the Western Zone. She splits her time between her homebase in Digby, the town of Annapolis, Clare, and travels to Yarmouth once a month. Her clients are usually living with one or more chronic health conditions, and providers feel that exercise would improve their quality of life.
A major project milestone was reached this week for cancer care in Cape Breton, as part of the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project. Concrete was poured for the bunkers that will house the two linear accelerators (LINACs). LINACs are the highly sophisticated machines used to provide targeted radiation treatment to patients with a wide variety of cancers.