World Parkinson’s Day marks the birthday of Dr. James Parkinson. Born on April 11, 1755, Dr. James Parkinson was the first to describe “paralysis agitans” in his work, An Essay on the Shaking Palsy. The condition would later be renamed Parkinson’s disease in his honour.
On April 7th 1948 the World Health Organization was born. To honour its vision of “health for all”, April 7th is regarded as World Health Day. To commemorate World Health Day, we look at these startling statistics that show a large number of our population still lacks basic health services.
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The weather is finally warming up; it's time to step out and see what your city has to offer! Spectrum will be taking part in various fairs, conferences and expos throughout the months of April, May and June. If you are attending one of the following events, come by our Spectrum table/booth for a visit!
Today we celebrate the caregivers!
According to Statistics Canada 2013, 8.1 million Canadians are carers. That means that 1 in 4 Canadians are a caregiver/family caregiver. Of those carers, 6.1 million are balancing work with their caregiving responsibilities.