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December 22, 2015 Posted in Blog Posts

“Studies have found that some teas may help with cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; encourage weight loss; lower cholesterol; and bring about mental alertness. Tea also appears to have antimicrobial qualities.” (  retrieved 10/11/2015).

Not only does tea offer all these health benefits, but it’s also a great way to spend time with friends and family; especially those seniors in our lives who would enjoy our company over the holidays.

Drake Medox College’s Health Care Assistant instructor Ms. Vida is a tea lover, and shares her favorite Christmas tea recipe in this blog.  “So simple and delicious!” she says.

  • ½ aGrannySmith apple
  • ½ a Lime
  • Fresh mint (5-7 leaves)
  • 1 cup of apple juice
  • 1 tea bag or 1 teaspoon leaf tea of your choice (English breakfast tea is my choice)
  • 3 cups of boiling water
  1. Slice the lime and apple, cut the mint leaves into small pieces
  2. Warm up the apple juice in microwave for 1 minute
  3. Add all the ingredients to your steeped tea, and let sit for 5 minutes
  4. You can add a shot of Vodka, Brandy or red wine if you want to spice it up 😉
  5. Pour it into your favorite cup, and enjoy alone or with a friend!

Drake Medox College wishes everyone a very happy holiday season, and a New Year filled with happiness, prosperity and success. Please visit our Facebook page for more great ideas and information at:

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“We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.”

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HR Generalist

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Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Carlton Gardens Care Centre

“Please find attached the attendance and evaluations for all of the students who completed their practicum with us from February 8th – 15th. It was great to speak with their buddies because they all had such positive feedback, and really enjoyed working with the students. We really enjoy having the students here, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!”

Anja Meier
Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

Success Story

Since completing the Health Care Assistant training course at Drake Medox College, I have gained the necessary knowledge, training, skills and confidence to work effectively with the elderly, children and people with developmental disabilities. I believe this course has helped pave the way for greater job opportunities and I since successfully been hired both as a live-in Manager and as a Life Skill Worker. Thank you so much Drake Medox College.