Health and Wellness

North Hamilton
Community Health Centre

Volunteer Opportunities

Everyday North Hamilton Community Health Centre volunteers share their time, skills and talents with our community. We are currently looking for volunteers for the following programs:

Children’s Breakfast Club

Volunteers help to prepare and serve a healthy breakfast to children in a fun and interactive environment.

Pathways to Education

Volunteers re positive role models who tutor high school students in a supportive and engaging environment.

For more details please contact:
Diana 905-523-6611 Ext/ 3008
www.nhchc.ca

Wellness Programs

Mind over Mood
Twelve week self-management program for depression

Mind over Body
Fourteen week self management program for chronic pain

Break Free
Nine week self management program for anxiety/panic

Freedom to Be
Six week program for mindfullness meditation

TADA (The Artistic Dreams Academy)
Bi-weekly drop-in art for mental wellness

EDIAG (Every Day is a Gift)
Bi-weekly support group for mental mindfulness

Free Bus Tickets

North Hamilton Community Health Centre
438 Hughson St. North Hamilton

For more information
Sib Pryce: 905-523-6611 Ext. 2014

Children’s Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is a FREE before school program for students and their families. We offer a nutritious breakfast, games and activities, and homework help every morning before school. Who? All Bennetto, St. Lawrence, and homeschooled students and their families are welcome at Breakfast Club! When? Breakfast Club is open every school day, from 7:45 am until school starts. Where? St. Luke’s Parish Hall (76 Macaulay St. E.) – on the corner of John St. N and Macaulay St. E. Come check out our brand new sign!

What’s for Breakfast?  
Mondays – Freshly Baked Muffins
Tuesdays – French Toast
Wednesdays – Scrambled Eggs & Toast
Thursdays – Breakfast Club McMuffins
Friday – Pizza Bagels o EVERYDAY – Hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit, cereal, oatmeal, milk, and juice, yogurt.

Questions? Please call or email: Jenna at (905) 523-6611 x 3007 or mchugh@nhchc.ca Scott at (905) 523-6611 x 3006 or paige@nhchc.ca

Good Food Box

Pick up your box at Welcome Inn, or Eva Rothwell Resource Centre! Place your order by the second Wednesday of every month, and pick up on the 3rd Wednesday from 2-5! High quality, fresh produce at a fair price! $15 for a large box ($20 value) $10 for a small box ($15 value) Order at NHCHC or Eva Rothwell. For more info call: 905-523-6611 ext 3007

Volunteer Opportunity – Spring into action!  Deliver Meals on Wheels, spend time visiting seniors in their homes or give someone a ride to a medical appointment.  VON Hamilton is looking for volunteers to help seniors in your area. Call 905-529-0700 or email voncsshamilton@von.ca  to start making a difference in the North End today.

Right From the Start – For moms and dads of babies under 24 months. Participants will learn how to read babies cues and foster infant attachment security. Begins Thursday, March 30th 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. at The Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre, 325 Wellington Street North, Hamilton, ON

COPEing with Toddler Behaviour – For moms and dads of children 12-36 months.  Participants will learn approaches to enhance the parent-child relationship & improve child behavior.  Begins Monday, March 27th 9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. at The Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club, 45 Ellis Avenue, Hamilton, ON

Circle of Security Parenting Group – For moms and dads of children 1 – 6 years. Participants will learn strategies to enhance the parent – child relationship and improve child behavior. Begins Monday, May 1st 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. at St. David’s OEYC, 33 Cromwell Crescent, Hamilton, ON

Snacks, prizes, transportation assistance, and limited free childcare are available. Register on line at www.mchcommunityed.ca (scroll down to Registration Form / Infant Parent Program).  For any questions please contact me at ellisjul@hhsc.ca or 905-521-2100 ext. 77406. You may also visit us at www.mchchildrenshospital.ca/ipp for more information on each group.

FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH

Today, heart disease and stroke take one life every 7 minutes, and 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor. February is the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s key opportunity to alert millions of Canadians about the risks of heart disease and stroke. Volunteers are the face and the voice of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. During Heart Month we depend on you to share our message. Here are some tips to limit your family’s risk of heart disease and stroke. * Choose healthy carbohydrate choices * Use whole grain flours when baking Look for whole grain as the first ingredient in breads and cereals.

  • * Choose fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables that do not have added fats, sugar or sodium
  • * In recipes, sugar can usually be cut in half
  • * Use noncaloric sweeteners (sucralose, stevia) in drinks and baking
  • * Use fiber-rich vegetables and fruits; avoid processed versions
  • * Add beans, lentils and chickpeas to casseroles and soups
  • * Cut back on saturated (bad) fat * Select lean cuts of meat; loin and round are great choices
  • * Remove skin from chicken and turkey before serving
  • * Use healthy cooking methods: bake, broil, roast, stew, steam and stir fry
  • * When you make soups and stews, refrigerate then skim off the fat
  • * Use small amounts of plant-based oils or cooking sprays ; avoid butter
  • * Replace some or all meat and poultry in recipes with legumes.
  • * Cut back on sodium. Processed and restaurant foods can contain 75% of your daily sodium intake.
  • * Eat at home so you can control your salt intake
  • * Use less salt. Try cutting recipe amounts by half
  • * Cook without instant products, which already contain salt
  • * Select no-sodium or low-sodium in canned foods and broths
  • * Season foods with herbs and spices, lemon and lime juice instead of salt

For more information visit heartmonth.heartandstroke.ca Cory Ma, RD, CDE Registered Dietitian – Diabetes Program