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Alberta is a province of diversity and multiculturalism. Recognizing this,Alberta Health Services offers a wide array of health information in a numberof languages.
For example, Road to Healthy Living is a series of articles on health and healthservices topics that appear in 16 ethnic newsletters and on seven radio stationsin Alberta each month. The series is available in Arabic, Farsi, French, Korean,Punjabi, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Spanish and Vietnamese. As well,AHS’s Navigating Health Care videos are in nine languages.
AHS also has around-the-clock interpretation services by phone. More than200 languages can be interpreted to help health-care users talk to health-careproviders about their treatment and care.
To reach the service, call 1-866-874-3972.
For more information, visit albertahealthservices.ca and search forinterpretation and translation services.
As part of your “fall back”routine on Nov. 2, you cantest your smoke detectors andchange the batteries. Fire and safetyexperts recommend doing these tasksevery fall when you turn the clockback to mark the end of daylightsavings times for the year. They areimportant for your home, as well asfor your and your family’s safety.
Light up now for Christmas
Fall . . . the leaves start falling andwinter is around the corner. Why notget ahead of the snow and ice and putyour holiday lights up now? Workingon a dry surface can help preventslips and falls. And working outsideon a sunny afternoon is usually moreenjoyable than a blustery night.
Other installation tips include:
broken lights before installing
have three rungs above the
surface you are working on
ladder. Keep both feet and
one hand on the rungs as you
— Stories by Melissa Huizenga