For the person who has everything; for a special friend; for the individual who lives too far away to mail a package....give the gift of support for OHC, an OHC Gift card!
Available in denominations of $10, $20, $30 and $50 or without a denomination included. We have the perfect gift card for you.
Gift cards will be available during December at Chester Pharmacy (next door to OHC) or Light My Fire (in downtown Chester).You’ll solve your gift giving concerns and support OHC at the same time
And don’t forget....Chase the Ace tickets make GREAT stocking stuffers!
Traditional Christmas Eggnog
6 eggs, separated ¼ tsp salt 2/3 cups sugar 3/4 cup white grape juice or rum 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups whipping cream 2 ½ cups milk nutmeg to garnish
Beat egg whites & salt till stiff peaks form; set aside. In another bowl beat egg yolks till light. Gradually add sugar and continue beating till thick & lemon colored. Slowly stir in juice or rum and vanilla. Whip cream until softly stiff. Fold whipped cream, then egg whites into yolk mixture. Gently stir in milk. Serve well chilled with grated nutmeg on top
Chester Recreation and OHC present
Registration opens Tuesday, January 10, 2017-call The Municipality of Chester Recreation and Parks Department at 902-275-3490
Understanding Dementia This workshop will offer an overview of dementia, recognizing the symptoms, risk factors and enhancing communication. The session will offer information about the changes in communication that occur, how to improve communication and how to communicate effectively with someone with dementia. This is ideal for volunteers who work with the public, particularly seniors.
Wednesday, January 18 1:30-3:00 Ages 16+ Free (but registration is required) Our Health Centre (3769 Hwy 3, Chester) Instructor: Cheryl MacKay Register by: Wednesday, January 11
Nia: Moving to Heal Nia Moving to Heal is a gentle, playful movement class where the focus is on healing by bringing awareness to our sensations. The moves and music are chosen to calm the nervous system and reconnect body, mind, spirit and emotions. I encourage personalizing and adapting the moves for your own body's needs. Chairs will be available, and you can participate seated or standing...or both! All are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water.
Session 1 Sunday, February 5 Pay/Register by: Monday, January 30
Session 2 Sunday, March 5 Pay/Register by: Monday, February 27
Session 3 Sunday, April 2 Pay/Register by: Monday, March 27
Session 4 Sunday, May 7 Pay/Register by: Monday, May 1
All Sessions: 1:30 to 2:30 pm Ages 16+ $10 Our Health Centre (3769 Hwy 3, Chester) Instructor: Kathleen Naylor
Fitness in the Kitchen (11 weeks) Drop in once a week as participants gather to do a series of “Fitness in the Kitchen” exercises, designed to help maintain strength, balance and flexibility. The exercises can then be done at home, on your own, through the week, before gathering again to encourage each other to stay on track.
Session 1: Fridays, January 13 to March 17 9:30 to 10:30 am Ages 50+ Free - Sponsored by Aenon Baptist Church Aenon Baptist Church, 57 Hwy 12, Chester Basin
Session 2: Wednesdays, January 18 to March 29 10:00 to 11:00 am Ages 50+ Free - Sponsored by Chester Pharmasave Our Health Centre (3769 Hwy 3, Chester)
Chair Yoga – Nice & Easy This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting on a chair and/or standing using the chair for support. A wonderful class for increasing circulation, movement capacity and energy enhancement. Breath work and mediation are visited, as well as relaxation. Wear comfortable clothes; bring indoor sneakers and a water bottle.
Tuesdays, January 24 to March 14 11:00 am to 12:00 noon Ages 45+ $90 Our Health Centre (3769 Hwy 3, Chester) Instructor: Gwen Hamm Pay/Register by: Tuesday, January 17
Space for Rent
The beautiful, bright Community Room at OHC, as well as the Boardroom, is available for rent. Call the OHC Admin. Office 1-902-275- 3847 for more information and/or to receive a copy of the rental agreement
Simply the best! Over 120 faithful volunteers have been working tirelessly and continuously to ensure the success of OHC We hope you feel immense pride every time you drive by or when you visit. OHC is YOUR health and wellness centre!
OHC Capital Campaign
As the end of 2016 approaches, so does the end of the OHC Capital Campaign. Only $260,000 remains to be raised to reach the $4.5 Million Campaign goal.
There is no time like the present to make a donation or to add to the gifts you have given. All contributions to OHC are being put to good use as finishing details things are being finalized and operations are moving into full swing.
More than half the money raised to date has come from individual donors and community events. That’s an amazing success story for our small communities. OHC truly is a health and wellness Centre that has been funded by our communities, built by our communities, run by our communities for our communities.
Thank you to all those who have already made donations to OHC, who bought a Chase the Ace ticket or who have helped with fundraising events. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
811 Nova Scotians who do not have access to a family practice, such as a family doctor or nurse practitioner, can call 811 Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., or visit needafamilypractice.ca to be added to a provincial wait list
LifeCare is a locally owned and operated Sleep and Respiratory Company. We have 4 locations throughout Nova Scotia to help you with your sleep related needs. If sleep apnea is a concern, we can perform sleep tests in your own home, free of charge. The results are interpreted by a sleep specialist, and those results are shared with your family doctor. We are easy to access; just one central number will reach all of our clinics for ease of scheduling. Call us at 1-800-565-5664 to arrange a home sleep study. Are you already a CPAP user? We happily accept new clients. Looking forward to serving you at our new location in OHC.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call!
The Hearing Specialists
The Board is pleased to announce that Lorraine Burch has been hired as the inaugural OHC General Manager. Lorraine comes to us from Alpine Ski Nova Scotia where she was the Executive Director. In this capacity, Lorraine was also responsible for Freestyle Ski Nova Scotia and Adaptive Ski Nova Scotia. Many of you will know her, however, through the many OHC events Lorraine has helped organize. As an OHC volunteer, Lorraine was Chair of the Communications Committee, helped conceive of and coordinate Harvest Jam, pulled together the OHC yard sale each May and co-lead the landscape project at OHC. Lorraine is well known throughout the Municipality of Chester having been involved in working with youth through the local schools, Lido pool, Girl Guides, Sherbrooke Lake Camp and Ski Martock.
In her new role, Lorraine will have the multifaceted portfolio of working with the Board to implement the OHC vision with the Nova Scotia Health Authority on the collaborative practice and its public health services, with visiting practitioners, the municipality, and, mostly importantly, the public. Lorraine’s knowledge of, passion for, and dedication to, OHC are overwhelming and eclipsed only by our enthusiasm for Lorraine and our excitement to be able to welcome her to this new role.
A Word of Thanks
The OHC Board is grateful to Alice Leverman for her guidance, advice and limitless capacity for hard work. Alice will complete her tenure as OHC Operations Manager at the end of December, a tenure she has already graciously extended once beyond the original term. In taking on establishing the Centre’s operations, Alice accepted one of the three key elements of OHC, next to raising the funds to build the building and the construction of the building itself.
By working with the Nova Scotia Health Authority, moving NSHA programs to the Centre and establishing the collaborative practice of primary care practitioners, Alice has built a strong foundation for the OHC relationship with the Nova Scotia Health Authority going forward. The sheer volume of what Alice has accomplished, from large matters to minute details, should not be underestimated.
The OHC Board engaged Alice for her experience, her perspective, her knowledge and her known ability to build relationships. Little did we know just how much value Alice would add and how valuable Alice would become to OHC. In addition to her expertise, Alice is a pleasure to work with, compassionate, fun, intelligent and sensitive to the needs of the community. It’s hard to think whom else could have helped OHC as Alice has. We are all in her debt.
Message from Don Munroe: Chair of the OHC Association Board
A “big year” falls far short of even coming close to describing the past 12 months in the life of the OHC. The centre was under construction December last year; it’s most notable feature the elevator shaft. I remember seeing it, as many of you may have, through the webcam that surveyed the construction site.
Now people are using that elevator. They are entering the centre, admiring the beautiful design and skillful construction and accessing the service it now offers. It graces the main thoroughfare of our municipality like it was always destined for that space.
But getting this far has required hard work and effort and determination of so many people. There are too many to name in this brief message. Let me say, however, that I hope every time you pass, you are reminded of your role, your contribution. The centre stands as a reminder to this community of what can be done when people inspired by a common purpose and united in shared endeavor achieve a cherished goal.
On behalf of the board, thank you to all of the volunteers and supporters and donors and tradespeople and carpenters, designers, architects, engineers and project managers and committee chairs. We are indeed grateful.
With the same spirit that infuses our gratitude about the first phase – the construction phase -of OHC, we look forward with hope and optimism and continued determination to make the next phase of OHC even more successful.
Let us all look forward with resolve to do all we can to enable the future this new facility both inspires and can create.
To all.... Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a healthy new year!
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