Business helps you find 'a new me'

“One day I’d like to....”
Tanya Borghese and her husband, Rick Stone, completed that phrase by opening AnuME Health and Wellness in Waterford at 10 St. James St. S., next to Kerry’s Eatery.
As local people, they realized the value of supporting the community. And, with their family and jobs established, they decided it was time to create a location where people could find “a new me.”
Borghese was raised in Simcoe and works with elementary and secondary students as a transitional support educational assistant with the Grand Erie District School Board. Waterford is the home town of Stone, who works at Stelco in Nanticoke.
Together, they have created a space that includes an open light-filled room for yoga and small treatment rooms.
They say they don’t think of themselves as landlords but rather as part of a team, which comprises osteopath Trisha Rose, kinesiologist Tammy Culver, Christine Flint, who does reiki treatments, Paige Logan and Mandy Wood, who run numerous yoga sessions, and Derek Flint, who has a runners club. Borghese provides reflexology and infrared sauna.
All service providers are registered or certified in their expertise.
Unique gifts, as well as health and wellness products. are available to buy. Essential oils, diffuser bracelets, men’s and women’s natural product deodorants and more are on display.
Moodie Bees is a local business that offers honey products in the shop.
Since Borghese and Stone have four hives of Moodie bees on their property, the insects, in a way, also are part of the team at AnuME.
Check Facebook, email or phone 226-493-0328 for more information about services, to book appointments or preregister for yoga.
On Nov. 18, 40 people of all ages, interests and abilities were honoured at a Canada 150 medal presentation at Waterford Old Town Hall. It was one of five similar ceremonies in the county. Recipients from Waterford included Louis DeBono, Karen Lindsey, Ed Sanchuk and Sharon Thomson, as well as recent Waterford resident Robert Judd. The youngest recipient was six-year-old Leah Kellar from Simcoe. She was nominated by her grandmother, Kim Moverley, for raising $1200 to help Fort McMurray, Alta., residents after the fire. Leah was only four at the time.
Of many church events coming up is the fifth annual Carol Sing for the Waterford Community at Waterford Bible Church, 68 Main St. S. on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. The event will feature the Lynn Valley Voices, as well as other artists. Donations of non-perishable food items for the community are appreciated. Light refreshments with follow musical program.
And, on Dec. 21 at 5 p.m., the third annual Living Nativity will be presented on the front lawn of Waterford United Church, Main Street South.
Carol Steedman is a freelance writer who lives in Waterford. Readers can contact her at