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Community Health Centre: Healthy People, Vibrant Communities

August 2019 Newsletter

Program Highlights & Upcoming Events
  • Mobility Equipment Day Thursday, September 19th 1-4pm: Wondering if your mobility device is the appropriate height? Wondering if your mobility device is still safe to use? Sign up to attend the “Mobility Equipment Day” where the physiotherapist will determine if the equipment is appropriate for you, and with the assistance of staff from Mackhall Mobility, will determine if it is still safe to use, and if not, make recommendations on what needs to be done to make it safe again! Bring in your canes, crutches and/or walkers and let us have a look! *This program will not include wheelchairs at this time. Please call/email to register—session is by appointment only: Sara Ward, PT 519-986-2222 ext. 6363  or email
  • Pre and Post Natal Yoga Coming to Dundalk in September 2019: Are you a new or expecting mom?  Have you heard that yoga is a great way to manage stress, reduce anxiety, prepare for birth, and recover from birth?  You’d be right!  Come join us this Fall at South East Grey Community Health Centre Erskine for a free pre and post-natal yoga class. This class is ideal for women in all stages of pregnancy and post-partum.  Please feel free to bring your baby to class.  Equipment will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if desired.  Classes will run on Thursday morning at the Erskine Presbyterian Church in Dundalk (90 Artemesia St.) from 11am-12pm starting September 5th.  Please call Rachel at 519-986-2222 ext. 6375 for more information. 
Wendy Bachiu of the Community Foundation Grey Bruce presents Summer Student, Kara Wedde with a grant of $3,000 for spring garden program improvements. The spring garden improvement will enhance and leverage our gardening programs for participants in Dundalk, Flesherton, and Chatsworth
International Youth Day was held on August 13, 2019.  This annual event held in Dundalk is in its third year and is a collaboration between the South East Grey Community Health Centre and the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), a Committee of Council for the Township of Southgate.  Highlights included a colour obstacle challenge and a community BBQ.
The Seniors’ Summit 2019 will take place September 24 and 25 at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound. The Summit will build awareness of how age-friendly communities can support the health and well-being of older adults across Grey and Bruce counties. 

On the evening of September 24, the $50 dinner includes the keynote address by Dr. Brian Goldman, host of the CBC’s award-winning radio show White Coat, Black Art.

Title:  The Power of Kindness: my personal and professional search for empathy in healthcare
Description:  When he was a little boy, Dr. Brian Goldman was known as a breath of fresh air.  But, as a veteran ED physician, he began to wonder if he had lost his capacity for kindness. An incident in the ED sent Goldman on a journey to recover the empathy he once had - through his brain, his heart and around the world. He shares his journey along with how to be the empathic person you are hardwired to be.

On September 25, the $15 day-long event will include keynote speaker Dr. Brian Goldman, host of the CBC’s award-winning radio show White Coat, Black Art.

Title:  Empathy: the Secret Sauce for Seniors
Description:  We have an ageing society, and dementia is on the rise. Clients of the health care system have increasingly complex needs. They deserve empathy and kindness. The good news is that like all human beings, health service providers are hardwired to be kind and empathic. In his keynote address, Dr. Brian Goldman unpacks the factors in healthcare such as stress, overwork, and burnout that get in the way of empathy, and how to put them back. He describes what an empathic healthcare system looks and feels like, from patient and family-centred care to addressing loneliness and social isolation among seniors.

There will also be panel discussions and break-out sessions on important topics such as seniors’ housing; transportation; frauds and scams, navigating health care, etc.

We expect sold-out crowds for both events so get your tickets now by going to:  -or call 519-376-8304
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