Boys Cooking

This Week at the Health Centre (Jan 15 – 19)

Join us this week for many great programs:

Cre8tive Journeys from 1 to 4 on Monday

Outreach Drop-In on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 to 11

Real World Cooking on Tuesday at 2 until 3:30

On Wednesday, Indoor Walking Group at 11, Addiction Walk-In at 5 and Soul Write at 6:30

It’s Outreach at the Upper Deck in Tillsonburg at 1 on Thursday

Street Outreach in Woodstock at 12 and PA Day Cooking School  in Mt. Elgin at 1:30 to 4 on Friday.

Walkers

Keep Your Bones Strong

Learn about osteoporosis, eating well for strong bones, fall prevention techniques, appropriate exercises and medication education at this two session program.

Join our physiotherapist, Angela and our dietitian, Angie on Monday, January 22nd and Monday, January 29th, at 1:30, at the health centre.

Contact Angela by email, or call 519-539-1111 ext. 227 to register.

Calendar

2018 calendars are here!

It’s back!  Our 2018 program calendar is now available for pick up at the health centre or at a wide variety of community partners.

You will find all of our scheduled programs and groups along with some fantastic photos of what we do.

Pick up yours today.

Holiday Hours

Office Hours

With the festive season upon us, it’s time to look at the health centre’s holiday hours.

The office is:

  • Open until noon on Friday, December 22nd,
  • Open until noon on Saturday, December 23rd,
  • Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day,
  • Open regular hours on December 27th and 28th,
  • Open until noon on December 29th
  • Closed on Monday, January 1st

Regular office hours begin on January 2nd, 2018.

Young Boy with Santa

Holiday Photos

Join us at the health centre on Friday, December 8th to get your free annual family photo.

We will be set up in the ‘living room’ next to the fireplace, so everyone can get into the festive season.

There may even be a special guest.

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

With the festive season around the corner, it’s time to look at the health centre’s holiday hours.

The office is:

  • Open until noon on Friday, December 22nd,
  • Open until noon on Saturday, December 23rd,
  • Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day,
  • Open regular hours on December 27th and 28th,
  • Open until noon on December 29th
  • Closed on Monday, January 1st

Regular office hours begin on January 2nd, 2018.

cheque presentation

Jaw Dropping News

There is some big news on the horizon for people in Oxford County, thanks to the great work of the Oxford Oral Health Access Initiative, through funding from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada.

Thanks to a $150 000 grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, the Oxford Oral Health Access Initiative will be able to operate a dental clinic at the Oxford County Community Health Centre.

The Project Manager, Jo-Anne Orton says the project will be entirely run by volunteers.  “Dentist, hygienists and assistants are coming forward saying that they value this.  They want to see this happen and they will be volunteering their time to make sure people of low income have the dental care they require.”

Access to dentistry is a struggle for many in our community.  In excess of 1500 people visited emergency departments in Oxford County for tooth pain or infection in 2015 and about 30% of people in Oxford County have not seen a dentist in over a year because of the cost.

Mural Project Featured Image

Mural Project

In the spring of 2017, students from the School Within A College volunteered to take on the task of creating a wall mural here at the Health Centre.

This group of students has created the context and story for the mural and are now in the process of producing this amazing piece of art.

The story of the mural reflects a person’s journey and experience here at the Oxford County Community Health Centre, as well as individual stories of the artists.

In an effort to be environmentally conscious, the team is doing its best to source unused/recycled paint, so that they do not contribute to environmental problems by having to discard old, unused paint.

The project is a community endeavour.  Many community members have donated supplies or money to help support the project.

The mural, when completed, will be in excess of 22m2 or 240 square feet.

A special thank you to the School Within A College students who have put hundreds of hours into the creation of this timeless work.

wall mural