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September 2018                                       View this email in your browser

Community Health Centre: Healthy People, Vibrant Communities

September 2018 Newsletter

September Program Highlights

  • Eugenia Game Night: Come and join us for a fun filled game night. Play board games, cards, dominoes, crokinole, scrabble and much more. Located at the Eugenia United Church.
  • Eugenia Community Café: Thursdays from 8:00-10:00am. Socialize with community members while you enjoy a free cup of coffee or tea. Board games, cards and newspapers will also be available. Located at Eugenia United Church.
  • Community Volunteer Fair: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Grey Highlands Secondary School. Open to GHSS Students from 2:00-3:00pm, open to the public from 3:30-6:30pm. Free Admission. With over 20 community organizations, there will be hundreds of volunteer opportunities. Vendor space is still available and FREE. Contact Madison for more information 519-986-2222 ext. 6349.
  • The Well Drop In: Fridays from 9:00am-3:00pm. Drop in to 'The Well' to visit Madison. Use the pool table, play shuffleboard, have a coffee, bring a friend to knit, read the paper, you choose!
Do you have chronic pain?
There are still a few spots available in this great program to help people cope with chronic pain. If you are interested, please considering registering this group now, since we aren’t sure when it will be next offered in the Dundalk area. Click on the poster to view a full sized version.
Client Satisfaction Surveys
Your feedback is so important to us! In the next few months we will be doing our Client Satisfaction Surveys, and we would love your honest feedback. We will be making phone calls, and you may see us in the lobbies and waiting rooms. So please, take the time to fill out a survey so we can make sure you are happy with the experiences you have at your Community Health Centre. It would be greatly appreciated!
After School Programs 

For all after school programs, you may ask your child’s school for permission forms, or call Bri for questions at 519-379-2413.

Holland Chatsworth Central School:
Does your child attend Holland Chatsworth Central School and are in grades 1-8? Sign them up for after school program! Program will run from the weeks of October 4th-November 29th, and February 6th-April 26th. Every Tuesday between those dates, students will meet once they are dismissed for a healthy snack, and then head to the gym or outside for fun games, sports, and activities! HCCS’s after school program will run until 4:30PM.

Highpoint Community School:
Does your child attend Highpoint Community School and are in grades 4-8? Sign them up for after school program! Program will run again in two sessions this year, from the weeks of October 4th-November 29th, and February 6th-April 26th. Every Thursday between those dates, students will meet once they are dismissed for a healthy snack, and then head to the gym or outside for fun games, sports, and activities! High Point’s after school program will run until 4:30PM.

Osprey Central School:
Does your child attend Osprey Central School and are in grades 4-8? Sign them up for after school program! Program will run again in two sessions this year, from the weeks of October 4th-November 29th, and March 7th-June 14th . Every Thursday between those dates, students will meet once they are dismissed for a healthy snack, and then head to the gym or outside for fun games, sports, and activities! At 4:30, students are offered homework support until 5:00PM when program ends.  

Democracy for the Health of It!
There are many factors that impact our health.
 
Some of these factors include income, education, literacy, employment, working conditions, childhood experiences, physical environments, social supports, coping skills, health behaviours, access to health services, biology and genetics, gender and culture. 
 
Our municipal governments are key decision makers when it come to the determinants of health and ensuring everyone has the opportunities to achieve their best health.
 
The Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force has worked with diverse community members to find out what key decisions municipal governments can make to improve the lives of residents.
 
Take a look at the information sheets below to learn more (click on each information sheet to view a full sized version). Consider sharing these with your municipal candidates or even asking them questions at all candidates meetings. You can access this information and more at https://povertytaskforce.com/.

Most importantly, vote!

 
Food Donations Needed
We are currently in need of non-perishable food items.  We provide food to people who are in difficult positions. Our food cupboard does not replace the food bank, but it does help provide families with much needed food until they can get to the food bank. We will also accept perishable items early in the week so that we have time to distribute these items. Non-perishable food items can be donated at any of our sites, anytime during regular business hours.

Items usually in high need include:
  • Canned fish or meat
  • Canned fruits or vegetables
  • Dry rice and other grains
  • Tomato sauce
  • Lentils and other canned or dried legumes, beans
  • Cans of soup or hearty stew
  • Powdered, canned or tetra pack milk or milk alternative
  • Crackers
  • Cereal
  • Dried fruits, nuts, seeds (e.g. pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
  • Peanut butter and wow (soy) butter
  • Rolled Oats and single serving instant oatmeal
  • Milkshakes that do not need to be refrigerated
  • Other healthy snack items i.e. unsweetened applesauce, granola bars with greater than 3 grams of fibre per serving

Volunteer Corner
By Madison Wickens, Recreation and Volunteer Coordinator


Welcome, to our Volunteer Corner! South East Grey Community Health Centre thanks all our dedicated volunteers for the hours they have spent helping out with our programs and services. You can read about our available volunteer opportunities and fun facts about volunteering. We will also showcase our 'Volunteer of the Month' right here!

Volunteer of the Month

South East Grey Community Health Centre would like to recognize our volunteers Larry and Lyn Mann. They are dedicated to the Osprey Pickleball and it would not be the same without your hard work, and commitment. Larry, Lyn and the Osprey Pickleball group also demonstrated and taught community members how to play pickleball at the Markdale Fair. We are grateful for everything you have done for the Community Health Centre. Thank you Larry and Lyn!

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Receive mandatory 40 hours to graduate high school 
  • Showcase experience on post secondary application and/or resume
  • Develop skills which prepare you for life and work
  • Be a part of your community
  • Make new friends

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities contact Madison at 519 986 2222 ext 6349 or madison.wickens@segchc.ca

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