Our health promotion programs promote health and wellness and serve to prevent or reduce illness and disease. These programs are aimed at addressing the broader health needs of the people and community we serve. For example, our programs include: exercise and falls prevention classes for older adults and seniors; cooking groups for men and budget-conscious families; information, support and skills training for people with chronic health conditions; mindfulness based stress reduction programs; and active, co-operative play for young children, to name just a few. All our programs are free and all members of the community are welcome!
At the North Lanark CHC, much of the work we do in the community is accomplished through active partnerships with others. The high level of involvement and commitment from the local community – from volunteers, local government, schools, community-based organizations, and other health and social service providers – is what enables us to offer such a wide range of programs and services to the community. For example, in partnership with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, a part-time dentist and hygienist provide a range of dental care services to people who would normally not have access to such care, in the new dental suite at the Health Centre.