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Helpful tips to support communicating while wearing a mask

Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2021 11:58 AM

Communicating while wearing a mask is difficult. Osler’s speech-language pathologists share some helpful tips for you to keep in mind when communicating with a mask on.

Be sure to get your communication partner’s attention

Face your communication partner directly and make sure nothing is blocking your view.

Be clear

Talk a little slower and a little louder than usual, paying extra attention to your speech clarity.

Be sure

Ask your communication partner if they understood you; if not, rephrase your...

Osler launches Youth Pad Vaccine Clinic for individuals 12-17 years of age

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 06:29 PM

Osler partners with local youth groups and corporate sponsors to provide interactive vaccination area designed for youth

On June 1, 2021, William Osler Health System (Osler) will open the Youth Pad at the Century Gardens Recreation Centre COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. The first of its kind in Peel Region, the Youth Pad is an interactive space that will provide Peel residents 12-17 years of age with a safe, comfortable and interactive space to receive their vaccine. All individuals 12-17 years of age will...

(l-r) Marsha Wilson, Speech Language Pathologist at Osler and Heather Dawson, Communicative Disorder Assistant at Osler

Speaking together with a speech language pathologist and communicative disorders assistant

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 03:32 PM

The ability to communicate, whether through reading, writing or speaking, can often be taken for granted. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic the need to communicate has become more important than ever as those with pre-existing communication disorders are faced with new challenges with mask-wearing. We spoke with Marsha Wilson, Speech Language Pathologist, and Heather Dawson, Communicative Disorder Assistant, to learn more about their collaborative work with individuals with communication disorders.

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Plant these tips while you garden

Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021 02:47 PM

While the pandemic has kept us inside throughout the winter, it’s time to (safely!) get back out there. With spring upon us and the weather warming up, planting and tending to our outdoor plants is a welcome change. It also keeps us moving! Here are some tips from our physiotherapy team on how to help keep gardeners moving safely this season.

Stretch before, during and after

Stretching is key to avoiding injury. Even five minutes will do! While gardening, if you start to feel tension in your muscles,...

Osler Foundation raises $109 million over ten years

Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:15 AM

You Have The Power campaign successfully completed and supported by more than 34,000 donors

Ten years after launching the You Have The Power campaign, William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation) has raised $109 million in support of William Osler Health System (Osler). The ambitious decade‐long campaign set out to raise $100 million to support evolving health care needs of the community.

“Thanks to 34,000 donors, we were able to surpass our ambitious fundraising goal,”...