Directors Open House Photos

Another successful and well-attended HWCA event, the annual Directors Open House, held on December 2nd, was highlighted by a photography exhibit. The stunning photos featured Huron Woods beach and wildlife by seven talented HWCA photographers: Tom Stewart, Brian Lasenby, Anne Thornton, Jacqui Krech, Janette Baillie, Paul Mennill and Lyle Kittmer. Special thanks to these photographers who took the time to prepare for the show, and share their amazing work.

Thank you for all HWCA members and alumni who joined in the fun to share food and drinks, and lively conversation.

The spirit of HWCA friendship is alive and well in Huron Woods.

What Else Is Happening?

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Wellness – Community Connections Outreach Services –
CALL 519-236-4373 ext 632 TO REGISTER

Winter Yoga – Held in the Chapel of the West Huron Care Centre. Please bring a mat. Call 519-236-4373 ext 632 to register. Lead by Jennifer Reaburn

The fall session is full. Stay tuned for Winter Session Information
Tuesdays: Afternoon: 4:00-5:15pm, Evening 5:45-7:00pm

Dec. 5th Live Well, Breathe Well. Free Lunch & Learn 12-3 pm South Huron Hospital Boardroom. Learn about living with lung conditions like asthma, COPD and more. Ask questions; learn about our free exercise programs. Call Sabrina Doyle, Kinesiologist at 519-238-1556 x 243. Program brought to you by Grand Bend Area CHC.

Dec. 5th Coping with Grief Through the Holiday. Join Social Worker Mickey Gurbin for an opportunity to share and learn about coping strategies to help with your healing 519-238-1556 x 223 Boardroom Grand Bend Area CHC. Program runs on Dec. 5th and again on January 2nd.

Dec 12th Dining for Seniors – Enjoy a hot meal with other 55+ living independently in the community! The meal is served at 12:30pm. Following, enjoy a speaker, entertainment or activity. Please sign up by the Monday at noon. Call 519-236-4373 ext 632 to register.
Join us on the following days for a meal and program:

  • Wednesday, Dec 12th: Blood Pressures @ 11:30am + Turkey Dinner ($12)

Dec 12th   Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP – Blood Pressure Clinic): The goal of CHAP is to promote cardiovascular health in the local community and to raise awareness about the importance of blood pressure monitoring. CHAP is a free service. Trained volunteers will help participants measure their blood pressure: The sessions run:

  • 1st Friday of every month, at the Maplewood’s Apartments

(knock on the door to enter)  10am to 12 noon

  • 2nd Wednesday of every month at the West Huron Care Centre

(With Dining for Seniors) 11:30am to 12:30pm

Dec 17th  Community Foot Care Clinic – Service by a specialized RPN in the Salon of the West Huron Care Centre. New clients always accepted. Receive treatment of corns, calluses, ingrown toenails and foot maintenance. No referral is necessary. Appointments available between 9:30am-3:30pm.

Jan 29th  Powerful Tools for the Caregivers Workshop: 6 week, FREE Workshop to help caregivers care for themselves. Tuesdays, 2-4pm, January 29th – March 5th at the Grand Bend CHC (69 Main St E). Learn to; reduce stress, better communicate feelings, increase ability to make tough decisions, locate helpful resources, and take care of them. Register by calling: 1-855-463-5692

Jan 29th  Wellness Together Cooking Group: Join us as Miranda Burgess, Registered Dietitian, leads us in creating delicious and healthy meals. Class begins at 10:30am, and the creations are enjoyed together for lunch. You must call ahead to register and book your spot. Additional Groups will also be held: March 26 & April 30. Sign up for as many as you would like. Each one is different. Partnership with the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? We have volunteer opportunities in gentle exercise, blood pressure, dining and MORE. Have ideas for future workshop topics or speakers? Let us know. Call today!

FREE Seniors Group Exercise Classes! OPEN TO EVERYONE 55+. Do not have to be a patient of the BAFHT or tenant of MW Apartments to attend. Run 48 weeks a year! NO CLASSES ON Dec 7th or Dec 17-28th and Jan 1st.
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10:15-11:15am at the Maplewood’s Apartments, Common Room

Wednesdays and Fridays @ 9:30-10:30am at the Bluewater Area Family Health Team, Community Room

Each class is 60 minutes (seated and/or standing) with a warm up, cardio strength training, balance and stretching. We do a 5 minute Falls Prevention education component at the end of each class. The classes are offered for varying levels of abilities and I offer different levels of intensity. The classes are low impact (no jumping) and are suitable for everyone. Clients are reminded to self-monitor throughout the class and work within their abilities and limitations. HOW TO REGISTER: Please call 1-844-482-7800. Partnership with One Care Community Support Services and the Bluewater Area Family Health Team

December – What’s Happening?

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Dec. 1st  “Healthy Cardio Saturdays” 10-10:45 Community Room Grand Bend Area CHC 69, Main St East. Every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00-6:45 as well! Contact Cindy Maxfield Health Promoter at 519-238-1556 x 231 for details

Dec. 3rd  Healthy Lifestyle & Gentle Fitness Classes Grand Bend” Grand Bend Area CHC every Monday and Thursday’s 8:45 am for Healthy Lifestyle , 10 a.m. Senior Men’s Strength Class, 11:00 a.m. for Gentle  Call Cindy Maxfield Health Promoter for more information on classes. 519-238-1556 ext 231.  “Functional Fitness Program is every Monday & Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Please wear comfy clothes and bring a pair of clean running shoes. No fee! Last class December 20th until January.

Dec. 3rd  Partners In Learning Pot Luck Lunch and Annual General Meeting 12 noon at Southcott Clubhouse, 10246 Lakeview Ave, Grand Bend. Guests welcome! Fee: a food to share. www.partnersinlearning.ca 519.238.5419

Dec. 3rd  “Alzheimer Caregiver Support Program” 1:30 & 7:00 p.m. Grand Bend Area CHC. Also Just for Me Program! Call the Alzheimer’s Society of Huron for information 1-800-561-5012

Dec. 4th  “Healthy Lifestyle Line Dancing & Exercise Classes Port Franks program “ The Grand Bend Area CHC offers Line dancing form 8:30-9 am Tuesdays & Thursdays and Exercise from 9-10 at the Port Franks Community. Contact Cindy Maxfield at 519-238-1556 ext. 231 for details.

Dec. 5th   ”Savanna Strollers Pinery Park Outside Walking Program every Wednesday we meet at the Lambton Heritage Museum 9:20 a.m. Contact Cindy Maxfield at 519-238-1556 ext. 231 for more info or check out the Pinery Park website www.pinerypark.on.ca

Dec. 5th  Grand Bend Golden Agers Luncheon ” Grand Bend Legion 12:30 .All 55 yrs. and over Invited.. We also enjoy Shuffleboard at the Legion Mon. 10-12 noon. also Thurs. 9-11 a.m. as well as Euchre every Wed. 1:00 pm.

Dec. 5th “Live Well, Breathe Well” Free Lunch & Learn 12-3 pm South Huron Hospital Boardroom. Learn about living with lung conditions like asthma, COPD and more. Ask questions, learn about our free exercise programs. Call Sabrina Doyle Kinesiologist at 519-238-1556 x 243. Program brought to you by Grand Bend Area CHC.

Dec. 5th “Coping with Grief Through the Holidays” Join Social Worker Mickey Gurbin for an opportunity to share and learn about coping strategies to help with your healing 519-238-1556 x 223 Boardroom Grand Bend Area CHC. Program runs of Dec. 5th and again on January 2nd.

Dec. 6th  “Sunset Cinema” 7:30pm Grand Bend Area CHC 69 Main St East in the Community room. Movie:” The Leisure Seeker” with Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. A runaway couple goes on an unforgettable journey in their RV. Everyone welcome! No fee but donations welcomed!

Dec. 11th “Grand Bend Ladies Probus” 9:30 a.m. Grand Bend Legion. Please bring a mug as coffee/tea provided. Come out to enjoy the talented speakers and make new friends.

Dec. 25th “Community Christmas Dinner & Celebration” 2-7 pm. Exeter Christian Reformed Church 330 Huron Street West Exeter. Games, snacks, music in the afternoon. Full turkey dinner served at 5 pm. Visit from Santa in the evening. For more info or to arrange for a ride call Heather at 519-872-9144. Everyone welcome!