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Community Health Centre: Healthy People, Vibrant Communities

January 2019 Newsletter

Program Highlights 

New year, new programs! We are excited to announce we have a variety of new programs happening in 2019! If you would like to receive our calendar monthly by email, please email or call Madison at 519-986-2222 ext. 6349. You can also view the full program calendar on our website.

  • Games at Erskine: Join us the third Tuesday of every month, at the Erskine site in Dundalk, for an afternoon of board games, cards, and SHUFFLEBOARD! Contact Madison for more information at 519-986-2222 ext. 6349
  • Let’s Get Craftin’: Join us on the fourth Tuesday of every month, at the Erskine site, for an afternoon of crafts! Contact Madison for more information 519-986-2222 ext. 6349
  • Lunch N’ Learn: Starting February 5, 2019, join us on the first Tuesday of every month at the Erskine site. Learn from an exciting guest speaker, and enjoy a light lunch. Register by the 22nd of every month by calling Madison at 519-986-2222 ext. 6349. First guest speaker is our dietitian, Melissa.
  • Dundalk Indoor Walking: Do physical activity in a fun, go-at-your-own pace group. Located above the Dundalk Arena. Contact Rachel 519-986-2222 ext. 6375
  • Tai Chi Video Series: Are you tai chi curious? Our Tai Chi program is a fun and entertaining way to learn the 24 movement yang style short form. Contact Rachel 519-986-2222 ext. 6375
  • Pole Walking at the Erskine: We are pleased to offer a free pole walking group in Dundalk beginning December 11th.This program will teach participants how to use the walking poles, as well as offer an enjoyable way to stay active outdoors. Strollers and assistive devices welcome. For more information contact Madison at 519-986-2222 ext. 6349. Please dress according to the weather. Walking poles are provided for the group.
  • Instructor Led Yoga: We have hired a yoga instructor! Join us for a 45-60 minute class. Equipment is provided. Contact Rachel at 519-986-2222 ext. 6375.
  • Pool League: Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Well, for an afternoon of pool! Contact Madison for more information 519-986-2222 ext. 6349.
Zumba® will be offered in the Well, starting the first Friday in February from 12pm-1pm. Instructor led, ZUMBA®  is perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it out.
How It Works
Zumba® takes the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super fun? Check and check.

A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

If so, you are not alone and this group may be for you!  Come join others who have similar experiences and learn effective tools for taking control over anxiety. You will learn:
  • Where anxiety comes from?
  • Breathing techniques
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Worry blocking
  • Retraining your thoughts
  • Mindfulness
  • Helpful dietary hints
  • And much much more!
For more information or to register, please call Liz Thomas at 519-986-2222 ext. 6365
Brush Away the Winter Blues
By Joanna Juszczak, Community Developer & Events Coordinator

With all the cold weather it can be easy to choose to stay indoors this winter. But participating in activities and programs and engaging with people will make the cold months feel a lot warmer. Here’s how:

There is no doubt that physical activity offers great physical and mental health benefits. This is due to the release of endorphins. These are considered nature’s painkillers, and they bring about feelings of euphoria and well-being. It can also lead to lower levels of depression, fatigue, and stress. At the CHC we offer many different programs to stay active such as Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Walking Program, Chair Fitness, etc. Plus, we have our gym that is available for you to use! Check out our program calendar for full details!

Whether it’s going for a coffee with a friend, or joining a club, interacting with others boosts feelings of well-being, improves your mood, and you may even be less likely to catch a cold! We offer many ways you can come out and get social with programs such as Community Café, Indoor Walking and The Well Drop-In. Make sure you are following our Facebook page for updates on upcoming programs and activities.

Keeping your brain active will ensure your brain is always expanding and staying sharp! Read a new book or do a puzzle. You can also learn something new and come out to our Lunch N’ Learn Series the first Tuesday of every month. Enjoy learning from various guest speakers on various topics.

When you participate in activities you enjoy, it will give you a sense of purpose and excitement. So think about what you like to do such as nature walks, museums, games, crocheting, or watching movies. You can also be open to something new which you’ve never done before!
Child & Youth Zone
By Brianne MacDowell RSSW, Youth Outreach Worker

Here you will find updates and information on the South East Grey Community Health Centre’s involvement with children and youth! Whether it’s programs and events, or maybe health articles! It’ll all be found here.

After School Programs
After school, kids stay for a healthy snack. Then, we play games inside and/or outside like Dodgeball, Capture the Flag, and Just Dance! Homework help is also provided at some of our after school programs. Please call 519-986-2222 for more info on each school. 

Mondays at Beavercrest
Tuesdays at Holland Chatsworth
Thursdays at High Point & Osprey

PD Day Programs
We will be offering a PD Day program on February 1st (guys day) and April 12th (girls day) from 9AM-3PM the Community Health Centre is offering full day of activities for kids in grades 6-8! There will be fun games and activities like man hunt, as well as cooking and eating tacos. To register, please call Brianne at 519-379-2413 or email
Adulting 101 Series!
Click on the poster below for info on the upcoming Adulting 101 Series offered by the South East Grey Community Health Centre in partnership with the Southgate Public Library.

In Case of Inclement Weather
Please note, if school busses are cancelled, programs will NOT be running that day.

If highway 10 in Markdale in closed, the CHC will also be closed. All daily programs will be cancelled.

If you are unsure of the status of the clinic or programming, please call 519-986-2222.
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