Congratulations to our third Ace catcher, Mark Swinamer. Mark is a big supporter of many community events, and this time it paid off. He bought his lucky ticket at the Foodland in Chester.
Mark arrived at the Chester Legion on Wednesday evening with a full cheering squad. They were not disappointed because he chose the ACE OF HEARTS, and walked home with a whopping $8020.80! Mark then took his fans out to dinner to celebrate!
Game 3 winner Mark is pictured here with his mom Norma, and dad Malcolm.
The Facebook post about Mark`s win has reached over 9,000 people ---the most of any OHC post yet! Mark is well loved in this community for all the good deeds he has done
The Our Health Centre board is very grateful to the hundreds and hundreds of hours provided by all the Chase the Ace volunteers. Thank you for your dedication!
Hearing Specialists Free Hearing Aid Trial
Book an appointment with our Certified Audiologist for a free demo and take-home trial of the latest hearing aid technology.
We are seeing patients everyone Monday between 10:00am-6:00pm at OHC. Call toll free at 1-844-504-9296
LYME DISEASE INFO SESSION Thursday June 15th 7-8;30 Community Room
CARE for the CAREGIVER INFO SESSION Monday June 19th 7-8:30 Community Room
Annual General Meeting
Forest Heights Community School
Dr John MT Finney Memorial Fund
Are medical costs a burden? If you live in the Municipality of Chester or the Tancook Islands the Dr John MT Finney Memorial Fund may be able to help.
Who is eligible? Anyone living in the Municipality of Chester or the Tancook Islands who is experiencing financial hardship due to uninsured medical expenses may apply for assistance.
What is it? The Dr John MT Finney Memorial Fund was established in 1947 to provide financial assistance to residents of Chester Municipality and the Tancook Islands in covering uninsured medical expenses, which would otherwise cause financial hardship (i.e. transportation costs for treatment, mobility equipment, medication, etc.)
Who was Dr John MT Finney? Dr John MT Finney was a physician and general surgeon from Baltimore, Maryland who enjoyed spending his summers in Chester in the early to mid-1900's. He could often be seen providing medical care to the people of Chester on his wharf or from his boat where he spent many hours fishing.
What’s happening at OHC?
Baby Box Distribution site STEP 1: Register on Baby Box University at www.babyboxuniversity.com as a Nova Scotia resident. Baby Box Canada provides safe-sleep Baby Boxes through a network of provincial distribution partners that comply with Health Canada's bassinet standard. Baby Boxes come with free products for baby care and development, but the primary purpose of our program is to provide a safe sleep space for all infants regardless of socioeconomic status, and, to engage as many parents as possible in our supportive community.
Esthetics FLEX ROOM # 5 (second floor) MONDAYS Lisa Hrabowsky is offering face, hand, & foot care Book your appointment by calling Lisa at 902-273-8637
Sleep Clinic FLEX ROOM # 4 (second floor) WEDNESDAYS LifeCare Respiratory Services Ltd. offers in-home equipment, sleep studies and support for patients who are suffering from respiratory problems, insomnia, sleep apnea etc. Call 1-800-565-5664 to book an appointment
Clinical Foot Care FLEX ROOM # 5 (second floor) THURSDAYS 9:30am-3:30pm Dan Cox is offering clinical foot care Book your appointment by calling Dan at 902-277-0408
Constituency Office FLEX ROOM # 6 (second floor) 4th WEDNESDAY of each month 10am-3pm This office space will be used for an apolitical service and, in fact, staff are not allowed to answer any political questions. Anne Fownes will be here to assist people who are having an issue with a government department or program such as Canada Revenue Agency, Service Canada, Immigration Canada, etc. Drop in or call 1-888-816-4446 to book an appointment
Volunteers are the backbone of any successful organization. OHC is thankful for all its wonderful volunteers!
NEED A FAMILY PRACTICE?
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
NS Health Authority (NSHA) services at OHC
The Board of OHC is very grateful for their partnership with the NS Health Authority and all the NSHA staff who are working hard alongside us to ensure OHC is the best it can be!
Chester Community Clinic (first floor at OHC) Four doctors and a nurse practitioner, Dr Cox, Dr Jensen, Dr Afroz, Dr Farzadfar, and Nancy MacDonald are seeing their current patients. Clinic hours are:
An information brochure about the Clinic is available from any of the receptionists
Chester Blood Clinic (first floor at OHC) Hours are:
Please note that the blood clinic is closed when schools are cancelled
Mental Health/Addiction Services, Public Health Services ,Continuing Care Services (second floor at OHC) Below are the numbers to call to make enquiries and/or book services:
Mental Health /Addictions 902-543-5400
Public Health 902-543-0850
Continuing Care 902-527-5454 / 800-225-7225
Pediatrician (first floor at OHC) Dr Hamson is located at OHC every Tuesday. Appointments are available only through referral from a primary care provider
Diabetes Education Clinic (first floor at OHC) The Diabetic Education Clinic, based out of the Fisherman Memorial Hospital, offers a satellite clinic here twice monthly- every second and fourth Wednesday. Prospective patients can self-refer but a referral from a primary care provider is recommended. Call the number below for more information:
Each of the three hospitals on the South Shore have a dietician on staff for outpatient counselling
If you have questions for the NS Health Authority the contact info is below
1-902-527-5810 or 1-855-881-7061
SPACE for RENT at OHC
VISION, MISSION and VALUES
VISION: A growing, diverse community with a population that is engaged, educated and empowered. Our Health Centre is recognized as the hub for health and wellness MISSION: To improve the health and wellness of all people living in the Municipality of Chester and surrounding areas VALUES: We believe in delivering excellent services and programs in a collaborative, accessible and inclusive manner
Our Health Centre’s strives to provide a welcoming, collaborative health care environment where community members can access primary care practitioners, get information about navigating the provincial health care system and find practical, meaningful, educational experiences aimed at improving their own health and wellbeing.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
HAPPY CANADA DAY!
Press Release Jan 20, 2017
The OHC Association is pleased to announce that construction and provisioning of the centre has been completed under budget by approximately $350,000, making the final cost of the Centre approximately $4.15M.
To date, the OHC capital campaign has raised $4.3M towards its target of $4.5M.
“Hard work, dedication and attention to details have led to the raising of funds for this project and to the wise expenditure of those funds. The biggest reward for all of that is certainly seeing people walk through the doors of the centre and the many positive comments the centre has received, but being able to share this good news is a tremendous reward for the members of the association and the OHC donors and supporters,” said Don Munroe, chair of the OHC board.
Completing the building under budget is thanks to the professionalism and skill of Avondale, the general contractor, and the many trades and subcontractors involved in the project combined with the oversight and diligence of the OHC building committee and the project managers, Costello Fitt.
The OHC board on behalf of the associations’ members wishes to thank the many individual community members, families, local businesses, and governments who have recognized the benefit of this project to the municipality and have given so generously.
As the OHC project and campaign got underway, the vision was of a centre to promote health and wellness in this municipality that was funded by the community, built by the community and for the community. This goal has been achieved.
More than 50 percent of the project’s funding has come from individual donors throughout the municipality, approximately 29 percent has come from corporate donors, while less than 18 percent has come from governments.
The OHC Foundation will continue to raise funds to assist with the centre’s operations and programming.
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