Bridges CHC showcasing services during Community Health & Wellbeing Week
During Community Health and Wellbeing Week (September 26 – October 1), Bridges Community Health Centre (CHC) will showcase how its services and programs respond to the needs of people living in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, and Wainfleet, through a number of health and wellness programs, including:
Fort Erie Site (1485 Garrison Rd, call to register at 905-871-7621 X 2234):
- Ask a Nutrition Expert: Mon, Sept. 26, 4-5pm
- Social Group Drop-In: Tues, Sept. 27, 10am-noon
- Healthy You Info and Orientation Session: Tues, Sept. 27, 4-5pm
- Citizens Against Poverty advocacy meeting: Wed, Sept. 28, noon-2pm
Port Colborne Site (177 King St, call to register at 289-479-5017 X2421)
- Coffee Club Social Drop-In: Mon, Sept. 26, 2-4pm
- Let’s Get Cooking: Thurs, Sept. 29, 3:30-5:30pm
Full program details are available at www.bridgeschc.ca
These programs are no cost and open to the community, and are among dozens being offered during Community Health and Wellbeing Week, which is celebrated by Community Health Centres across the province. This year’s theme is “People and Communities First”.
“Putting people and communities first means understanding their diverse needs and making sure we respond to those needs in the most effective ways,” said Taralea McLean, Executive Director of Bridges CHC. “It also means making sure that community members are actively involved in planning, delivering and evaluating what we do.”
In addition to offering a variety of health and wellness programs, Bridges CHC is continuing to collect petition signatures in support of expanding publicly funded dental services to low income adults and seniors. Petitions are available for signing in our waiting rooms and will be presented to local MPPs during Community Health and Wellbeing Week.
Background: Community Health and Wellbeing Week is coordinated by the Association of Ontario Health Centres of which Bridges Community Health Centre is a member. The Association represents 108 community-governed primary health care organizations including Ontario’s 74 Community Health Centres (CHCs), 10 Aboriginal Health Access Centres, 11 Community-governed Family Health Teams and 13 Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics. Each is governed by community members which equips them to orient services and programs to community needs.
For a full schedule of Community Health and Wellbeing activities visit: www.communityhealthandwellbeing.org.
Source – Bridges CHC press release