We are delighted that Thursday’s meeting to discuss health care issues was productive and positive. The meeting was facilitated by Lorraine Burch, Manager of Our Health Centre (OHC) in Chester. She was accompanied by Gord Tate, Active Living/Transportation Coordinator, Chester Municipality; Louise Hopper, Community Health Coordinator and Barbara Carthew, Board Member, Bonny Lea Farm.
We had a good turnout and residents who attended had an opportunity to share their current and future health care needs and concerns.
This meeting is strategically significant as we have now established a valuable link with OHC , an excellent community resource at our doorstep. OHC offers a variety of services and workshops from Diabetes Education to Understanding Dementia. The Centre is open to suggestions for workshops and Lorriane has offered to investigate the possibility of bringing some workshops to Tancook.
Solving problems is very much about building relationships and this meeting did just that. To paraphrase Peter Stephens, “People cannot help us with a problem they don’t know we have.” We now need to maintain the momentum we have set in action and continue to build relationships with health care providers to ensure that we will have a healthy community especially as so many of us enter into the ‘golden” phase of our lives.
For more information about OHC programs and services please see the document below.
Summary of Programs and Services at OHC Jan 2017- December 2017
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