Wahta Mohawks Health Services
ABORIGINAL HEALING & WELLNESS PROGRAM
To: All Wahta Mohawk Members and Community Members
Re: Programs and Services provided by the Health and Social Department, and other service providers working with the Health and Social Department.
To ensure fairness and inclusiveness to all Wahta Mohawk Members and Community members, and to ensure that policies are being adhered to, please note that if you have registered for a program and or service and need to cancel you must contact a staff member of the Health and Social Department in advance to notify them of your cancellation. These staff members will ensure that the program vacancy will be billed. And individual filling your spot on your behalf will not be respectful to those members waiting to attend. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact a staff member of the Health and Social Department listed below.
Sherry Byrne Ext. 250
Colleen Mendes Ext. 241
Amy Davidson Ext 240
Suzanne McEachran Ext. 249
Health and Social Department.
The best time to sample your well water is when the probability of contamination is greatest. This is likely to be in early spring just after the thaw, after an extended dry spell, following heavy rains or after lengthy periods of non-use. If you live on the Territory and would like your water to be tested, please contact Colleen at ext. 241
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS WANTED
FOR MEAL DELIVERIES AND PATIENT TRANSPORTATION
FOR MORE INTORMATIONON REGISTERING AS A VOLUNTEER CONTACT AMY DAVIDSON AT 762-2354 EXT. 240
Cooking Class with Chef Becky
From Black River Food Co.
When Friday April 27th at 5:00PM &
Friday May 10th at 5:00PM
Where: Community Centre, Main Hall
All are welcome to attend, please contact
Colleen at ext. 241 & Amy at ext. 240
if you plan on attending.
Dinner will be served after the cooking workshop.
Movie & Lunch
Thursday May 23rd.
This event is open to Community Members 30 years of age and over.
Please call Colleen at ext. 241 if you would like to attend or for more information. Please note that due to the size of the bus this event is limited to 14 participants
Tuesdays at 1:00
Maximum of 10 participants, please call Colleen if you would like to attend.
Tuesdays at 9:30
Maximum of 10participants. Call Colleen at ext. 241 if you plan onattending.
Saturday June 8th
Departing at 8:00am
There will be a $10.00 per person non-refundable fee payable in advance.
Please contact Colleen if you would like toattend, please note that this trip is limited to 46 participants
Fire Safety Education
Wednesday May 22nd
From 3:30 – 7pm
Please phone Amy Davidson at 762-2354 EXT. 240, to book your spot by May 15th
ADULTS CARD MAKING &
Card Making Dates:
Card making will start again in the Fall
Is cancelled until further notice.
News from NNADAP
NNADAP stands for National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program and was formed under Health Canada in 1975 “to support community designed and operated projects in the areas of alcohol abuse education, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in order to reverse the destructive impacts associated with addictions.”
In 1987 the program re-focused on developing and delivering culturally appropriate community based services to increase understanding about addictions as well as, create awareness and promote healthier lifestyles. Currently there are 50 NNADAP treatment centers located across Canada with a total of 695 treatment beds and funding totaling $23.8 million.
I am Suzanne McEachran, and I am pleased to introduce myself as the new NNADAP worker here at Wahta. I am a mother, daughter, sister and wife, originally from Muskoka. I received my education at Carleton University in Ottawa and since that time I have travelled many different paths to bring my learning and experience back home. I am passionate about people and believe that every person has a story to tell. I hope to share more than 20 years of my experience in human services to help support and empower the people of the community. I have worked in a variety of settings and witnessed the impact that substance abuse can have on the lives of families and individuals. I have also witnessed transformations as people worked to conquer their addictions. My goal is to provide programming that is supportive, relevant and respectful of the needs of the community. Please watch for upcoming programs for both men and women including Stop Smoking in July and Secondary Students Survival Send Off on August 16th. If you are considering making changes and would like more information or someone to talk to about options please call me at 705-762-2354 ext. 249 or email email@example.com
HOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS
We all enjoy a clean home, but as we experience changes in our lives these simple tasks can become increasingly difficult to complete. The Wahta Health Services program offers home cleaning services for the residents over the age of 65 years, under the LHIN funding. If you are interested in this service please call Health Services (705)762-2354 EXT. 240.
As part the Health Services department we are adding new services to our home support programs. The services we look forward to offering would include, the heavy lifting of objects, cleaning hard to reach areas, cleaning at elevated heights, cleaning in confined or small spaces, assisting in the garden, arranging furniture, clearing out the garage, basement or storage shed, cleaning carpets, walls, drapes, and heavily soiled areas. These new services are to accompany the light duty cleaning services that are already being provided. With this being offered we are hoping that it ensures all our senior and disabled community members are maintaining and living in a safe and healthy home environment. If you are a senior or have a disability and are in need of these services please call Amy Davidson Health and Social Assistant. (705)-762-2354 EXT 240.