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Three Family Doctors Join the CHC's Medical Team

Three family doctors have relocated to the area and have joined the South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre's team in the past 8 months. The Centre would like to officially welcome Dr. Chris Donald, Dr. Kevin Byron, and Dr. Susan Kaczmarek to their clinical team. 

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Talking Nutrition with South Georgian Bay's Community Dietitian

By Courtney O'Neill, RD, MPH, DE

Well it looks like you are going to be hearing from me a lot more often! Hi, my name is Courtney O'Neill and I am the Registered Dietitian here at the centre. I am starting a monthly column in our centre's newsletter in response to the volume of questions I receive everyday around health, nutrition and disease management. My intention of this column is to provide people with all the information they need to make better decisions about the food they eat.

It's fitting that I am starting this column in March, as this month is appropriately labelled Nutrition Month. Dietitians across the country use this time to creatively promote information and guidance to help Canadians choose, eat and enjoy healthy food. This year, we want Canadians to think about making small changes to their eating with every meal, and that's why the theme has been titled Take a 100 Meal Journey: Make Small Changes, One Meal at a Time.  We eat close to 100 meals each month and that means at least 100 opportunities to make small changes.    


 

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New Food Education Program Starting at the Centre

A new year has begun, and like many people, you may be trying to eat better. Good for you! Even if things aren't going exactly as planned, every extra serving of vegetables or every time you choose water instead of pop you are a little bit healthier. Sadly, the reality is that eating healthy is hard because of easy access to fast-food, great marketing by big food companies, as well as personal barriers or conditions you may be living with. As the Registered Dietitian and a Diabetes Educator at the Centre, I have come to appreciate the challenges of eating healthy, especially with diabetes.

When someone is living with diabetes, they are often living with at least one other condition, and are trying their hardest to manage their health by attending multiple appointments and taking the right medications. Add all of this to the already existing challenges of eating healthy and there is no question that people start to get overwhelmed or frustrated. 


 

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Flu Shots Now Available!

UPDATE** 

Flu shots are now available at the South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre. If you are a client at the SGBCHC be sure to book an appointment with reception (705 422 1888) to receive your flu shot. They will be available from now until the New Year.

Flu vaccines will also be available at our Elmvale satellite location on November 11th, 2015. If you are a resident of Elmvale and registered with us as a client, contact us to book an appointment.

Why should we get our Flu Shot

The flu is a serious respiratory disease that is caused by a virus that is easily transferred from one person to another by a cough or a sneeze, or just by touching door handles, sink taps or someone's hand.   

 

 

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Re-Think Your Drink

As the warm weather quickly approaches, so do all those refreshing, thirst-quenching drinks. But have you ever stopped to think about what goes into many of these drinks? SUGAR

 

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March is Nutrition Month!

This year for nutrition month, Registered Dietitians are focusing on "Eating 9 to 5" and how to eat well throughout the day and while juggling a busy schedule. Check out these fun food tips for you and your family. Try one out today!

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Start a Window Garden

Are you tired of waiting until spring to have access to fresh greens and sprouts? Starting a window garden is a hassle free, simple option for accessing delicious winter greens and pea shoots. This project can also double as a fun activity with kids while teaching them more about where their food comes from.


As long as you have a south facing window and a couple simple-to-find materials, you'll be growing greens in no time! 

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Featured Program

Mindfulness Meditation

The SGBCHC offers a 6-week Mindfulness Meditation program for clients and non-clients coping with stress, pain, illness and sorrow. We wholeheartedly believe in this program; in addition to the evidence described in the article above, the idea of focusing on the present moment makes a lot of sense as a therapeutic intervention for depression and anxiety.

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A Year in Review - 2014 at the SGBCHC

The SGBCHC wrapped up several programs in December, and as we celebrated with participants and leaders, we took a moment to appreciate the hard work of our staff, volunteers, clients and community partners over the past year. 2014 was a time for transformation and we would like to highlight some of the Centre's biggest accomplishments that have brought us to where we are today.

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Staff Changes at the SGBCHC

The South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre would like to announce the departure of staff members, and the welcoming of new ones.  

We want to thank Pauline Therrien and Susan McMaster for their dedication since the inception of the South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre. Their hard work and commitment has helped shape the Centre to become the organization that it is today. Thank you for all of your contributions in delivering exceptional primary healthcare to our community, and we wish you well with your next adventures.

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Upcoming Events


Monday, September 25
Exercise Maintenance Group
9:30am - 10:30am
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Tuesday, September 26
Housing Resource Centre Clinic
9:00am - 3:00pm
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6 Weeks to Better Sleep
10:00am - 12:00pm
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Nordic Pole Walking
10:00am - 11:00am
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Wednesday, September 27
Exercise Maintenance Group
9:30am - 10:30am
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MotherCare / CAPC
12:30pm - 2:30pm
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Hours of Operation

 Monday  9:00am-4:30pm
 Tuesday  9:00am-7:30pm
 Wednesday  9:00am-4:30pm
 Thursday  9:00am-4:30pm
 Friday  9:00am-1:00pm

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Events Calendar

Check the Events Calendar regularly for monthly programs offered by the South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre.  We are committed to providing high quality services and programs and encourage you to participate!

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