Don’t forget to get your tickets for the weekly draws. The jackpot is growing!
Chester Recreation and OHC present TO REGISTER: Call the Recreation Dept. at 902-275-3490
NIA: Moving to Heal Nia Moving to Heal is a gentle, playful movement class where the focus is on healing by bringing awareness to our sensations. The moves and music are chosen to calm the nervous system and reconnect body, mind, spirit and emotions. Chairs will be available, and you can participate seated or standing...or both! Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Sunday, March 5 Pay/Register by: Monday, February 27 Sunday, April 2 Pay/Register by: Monday, March 27 Sunday, May 7 Pay/Register by: Monday, May 1 All Sessions: 1:30 to 2:30 pm Ages 16+ Cost: $10 Our Health Centre (3769 Hwy 3, Chester) Instructor: Kathleen Naylor
Fitness in the Kitchen (11 weeks) Drop in once a week as participants gather to do a series of “Fitness in the Kitchen” exercises, designed to help maintain strength, balance and flexibility. The exercises can then be done at home, on your own, through the week, before gathering again to encourage each other to stay on track.
Wednesdays, January 18 to March 29 10:00 to 11:00 am Ages 50+ Free - Sponsored by Chester Pharmasave Our Health Centre (3769 Hwy 3, Chester)
Programs coming in the spring:
Nia/Moving to Heal
Dr. Martell: medical treatment of addictive disorders
And more ....
Call Lorraine at 902-275-3847 with your program requests
CVITP (Community Volunteer Income Tax Program).
FREE Income Tax preparation / Facilitator Sandy Dumaresq
MARCH 22nd at OHC Flex Room # 5 1-4 pm APRIL 4th at ASPOTOGAN HERITAGE TRUST 1-4 pm APRIL 11th at NEW ROSS FAMILY RESOURSE CENTRE 1-4 pm
Friday March 3rd COMMUNITY ROOM 10-11am
Drop in for a cup of coffee or tea: to socialize, talk about what programs you would like to see at OHC, find out what is on the horizon, and/or find out ways to get involved in YOUR health Centre
SURE Courier, a shipping and warehousing company is a local success story. Norman Countway, President of SURE grew up in the Chester area and has chosen to operate his thriving business in Martin’s River and to raise his family locally. A longtime supporter of Bonny Lea Farm, SURE also provides funding to a number of local initiatives, including Our Health Centre. OHC is proud to be associated with SURE, a successful and growing local firm.
Volunteers are the backbone of any successful organization and OHC is no different!
Volunteer roles available:
Navigators with the Information for Health Program/ Info Desk
Greeters who will help create a welcoming and pleasant environment for patients, clients, and all who come to Our Health Centre.
Program Assistants: for help with things like a walking program. Programs are not limited to the OHC site-- we welcome volunteers from all parts of the Municipality so that more programs can be offered in more locations
FEBRUARY 28th 1:30-3:30 Training for navigators & greeters; another training session will be scheduled in March or April
Your support is greatly appreciated!
IMPORTANT INFO re PHONE NUMBERS
And BLOOD CLINIC SCHEDULE
811 Nova Scotians who do not have access to a family practice, such as a family doctor or nurse practitioner, can call 811 Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., or visit needafamilypractice.ca to be added to a provincial wait list
Chester Community Clinic @ OHC. 902-275-4414 OHC Admin Office 902-275-3847 Blood Clinic Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30-10:45 Blood Clinic closed if school cancelled
Esthetics FLEX ROOM # 5 (second floor) MONDAYS Lisa Hrabowsky is offering face, hand, & foot care Book your appointment by calling Lisa at 902-273-8637
LifeCare FLEX ROOM # 4 (second floor) WEDNESDAYS LifeCare Respiratory Services Ltd. offers in-home equipment, sleep studies and support for patients who are suffering from respiratory problems, insomnia, sleep apnea and other. Call us at 1-800-565-5664. Looking forward to serving you at our new location in OHC
Clinical Foot Care FLEX ROOM # 5 (second floor) THURSDAYS 9:30am-3:30pm Dan Cox is offering clinical foot care Book your appointment by calling Dan at 902-277-0408
Check out the latest health info from the Doctors NS blog
HOW E-HEALTH HELPS YOU GET BETTER CARE
"Dr. Trixie Gregoire says that using the e-health portal MyHealthNS has improved both her relationships with her patients and the care she provides. MyHealthNS, the province’s online personal health record, gives Nova Scotians secure online access to their health information. The first tool of its kind in Canada, MyHealthNS allows Dr. Gregoire to connect with her patients, share specialists’ reports and lab and diagnostic imaging results electronically, and send messages" .... read more at this link http://www.yourdoctors.ca/blog/health-care/how-e-health-helps-you-get-better-care
OHC Community Room & Meeting Room
The beautiful, bright Community Room at OHC, and the Meeting room, are available for rent. Call the OHC Admin. Office 1-902-275-3847 for more information and/or to receive a copy of the rental agreement
Press Release Jan 20, 2017
The OHC Association is pleased to announce that construction and provisioning of the centre has been completed under budget by approximately $350,000, making the final cost of the Centre approximately $4.15M.
To date, the OHC capital campaign has raised $4.3M towards its target of $4.5M.
“Hard work, dedication and attention to details have led to the raising of funds for this project and to the wise expenditure of those funds. The biggest reward for all of that is certainly seeing people walk through the doors of the centre and the many positive comments the centre has received, but being able to share this good news is a tremendous reward for the members of the association and the OHC donors and supporters,” said Don Munroe, chair of the OHC board.
Completing the building under budget is thanks to the professionalism and skill of Avondale, the general contractor, and the many trades and subcontractors involved in the project combined with the oversight and diligence of the OHC building committee and the project managers, Costello Fitt.
The OHC board on behalf of the associations’ members wishes to thank the many individual community members, families, local businesses, and governments who have recognized the benefit of this project to the municipality and have given so generously.
As the OHC project and campaign got underway, the vision was of a centre to promote health and wellness in this municipality that was funded by the community, built by the community and for the community. This goal has been achieved.
More than 50 percent of the project’s funding has come from individual donors throughout the municipality, approximately 29 percent has come from corporate donors, while less than 18 percent has come from governments.
The OHC Foundation will continue to raise funds to assist with the centre’s operations and programming.
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