Wahta Mohawks Health Services
ABORIGINAL HEALING & WELLNESS PROGRAM
When signing up for any programs with the Health Services Department, please note that you must call in yourself to register with the staff member listed. The Health and Social Assistant will not be accepting registrations. We will not accept or hold a spot for you within a program if you do not call yourself. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Programs and Events
Strong Women’s Night
December 5 from 6pm – 9pm.
Celebration of Women, a time to remember, learn and think to the future! Prizes will be given. Men are more than welcome. Presentations by: Victim Services Bracebridge, Parry Sound Native Friendship Centre, and Chrysalis/Muskoka Interval House.
Contact Christine at ext 273 if you are interested in attending.
Children’s Gingerbread Night
Monday, December 9 from 5pm-7pm.
Dinner will be provided. Space is limited. You must be signed up to participate. Children only.
Please contact Christine at ext 273 if you would like your children to attend.
Senior Shopping Trip
December 10 – Barrie
Please contact Christine to attend
705-762-2354 ext 273
Community Christmas Dinner
Friday, December 13, 6 PM
Join us for a traditional turkey dinner and a visit from Santa! Children 16 and under who R.S.V.P. and are in attendance will receive a gift. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank.
R.S.V.P. by December 5th with Kirstie at ext. 249 or Colleen at ext. 241. You MUST speak directly to the individual. Voicemails will not be accepted.
Christmas Tree Trip to Drysdale’s Tree Farm
Saturday, December 14th.
Space is limited. $20 non refundable deposit is required per family…money must be received before your name can go on the list. Bus leaves at 9am.
Please see Christine at the Health Service Departmant if interested.
Christmas Cookie and Gift Exchange
Wednesday, December 18th at 12pm
Please bring 2 dozen homemade cookies or bars, and a $10 wrapped gift. Lunch will be provided.
Please call Christine ext 273 if you plan on attending
Father and Son Barrie Colts Bus Trip
Thursday, December 19 2013. Bus leaves at 5:45PM, game at 7:30PM
There are 12 spots available for father and son pairs who want to join our bus trip to see the Barrie Colts vs. Sarnia game.
Tickets and transportation will be provided. This is a drug and alcohol-free event! Sons must be between 13 – 18 to attend.
Please register with Kirstie by December 5 at email@example.com or on 705-762-2354 ext. 249.
Yoga Flow Class & Healthy Snack
Join us in the Council Chambers on Tuesday evenings in January (January 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th) from 4:30-5:30 for Yoga class! Mats will be provided as well as water and a light snack. Beginners welcome! Register with Kirstie at ext. 249 as space is limited.
Imperial Circus of China
Saturday, January 18th. Bus leaves at 11:30am.
Space is limited. Must be 19 years of age. This is a drinking, drug, and gambling free event.
Contact Christine ext 273 if you would like to go.
Meet the Health Services Team
Hi Wahta Mohawk members. Although I have been employed here with Whata Mohawks Administration for some time now, I would like to re-introduce myself and to inform you of the services I can provide for you at Wahta Mohawks. First I will say that, I myself am a member of Whata Mohawks. I have been employed as the Health and Social Assistant for 2 years, and within this position I oversee the areas that include, Homemakers services and Meals on Wheels program, for seniors living in the community. I work aside with The Canadian Red Cross to provide our seniors with volunteer transportation to medical appointments. To access the volunteer driver’s services we require that each client complete an intake form. This is something in which I can assist you with over the phone, and please be sure to give me 10 days’ notice to ensure volunteer drivers availability. As part of my responsibilities here at Whata, I am the community liaison for the “Non Insured Health Benefits” program through Health Canada. I can provide individuals with information on various services NIHB has to provide, how to access these services and I can assist with the applications process for services and the appeals process. NIHB provides status Indians with medical coverage for variety health services not covered under OHIP, such as transportation benefits, Dental benefits, prescription drugs, and Medical Supplies and Equipment. Please contact me if you have any questions on the services I have to offer here at Wahta Mohawks. I will do my best to assist you.
Health and Social Assistant
Hello! My name is Christine Cox and I am a new member to the Health Services team at Wahta Mohawks. I realize that I did introduce myself last newsletter however I was requested to do this for departmental introductions. I am a community wellness worker, with a focus on family violence. I am hoping that through positive programming that it is not such an intimidating topic. Violence is not limited to physical abuse, but includes verbal abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse…unfortunately there are lots of ways that people can be violent towards one another. Family violence is not exclusive to man and wife, but to child, elder, sibling…as well as dating violence. Most of us know someone who has been affected by violence, or is currently being affected. I am hoping nights like Strong Women on December 5th can not only provide resources for ourselves and allow us to build a stronger and more conscientious community. Realize that there are over 580 missing and murdered aboriginal women all over Canada.
Please don’t hesitate to call for information, no matter your location. I am available Monday to Friday (705) 762-2376 (ext 273) firstname.lastname@example.org . Leave a message if I do not answer and I will get back to you as soon as possible during the time you specify. Together we can get the answers you need. Whether for you, a family member or for a friend…all contact is highly confidential. I can do home visits at a time that is convenient. Referrals can be made to counselling services, women’s shelters, men’s shelters, Children’s Aid (Muskoka Family Child and Youth Services), and even anger management courses. We can set up a “leave” plan or create coping strategies if the situation requires it. No question is too small or seemingly unimportant —please do not hesitate to call or email.
I look forward to meeting all age groups, and doing fun and meaningful programs at Wahta Mohawks.
Until we meet…Christine