LHIN starts updating

Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

Soup and sandwich luncheon at St.

regional health service plan

Paul’s Presbyterian Church on John Street,

Hawkesbury Friday, June 1 from 11:30 a.m.

to 1 p.m.

Trunk Sale

phone interview.

Eastern Ontario

Mark your calendars. Saturday, June 9

The LHIN’s previous IHSP covered the

The plan that guides how all health

Grenville Elementary School, 184 rue

period up to 2012. The next plan will guide

services are delivered in Ottawa and the

Principale, hosts a trunk sale, $5 car wash,

the regional health agency and its affiliates

Five Counties region and beyond is up for

bake sale and barbecue. To sell your items,

like local hospitals and other health care

review, revision and renewal.

rent a space for $15. Reserve with Sherrill

service providers for the period from 2013

The Champlain Local Health

MacDonald (819-242-6123).

to 2016.

Integration Network (LHIN) board of

Alexandria Flea Market

“There’s been a lot of progress on some

trustees gave the green light to the start of

The fourth annual Alexandria Flea

of the priorities identified in the first place,”


Market, Craft and Yard Sale will be held

said LeClerc, regarding the past IHSP.

Service Plan (IHSP), the strategic plan that

rain or shine Saturday, June 16 beginning

She noted that the new strategic plan

outlines priorities and issues for health

at 9 a.m. For information call Tish 613-551-

will identify any new priorities and issues

care services in the Champlain region for

3477 or e-mail

of concern and also look at “advancing the

next three years.

Garage Sale

overall priorities of the province” outlined

“Our new plan will build on what we

The 100% Actifs Activités Parascolaires

in the Ministry of Health’s own Action Plan

know,” said Chantal LeClerc, Champlain

program is organizing a garage sale June 9

for Ontario’s health services. Those

LHIN chief executive officer, during a

in the Knights of Columbus and the library

priorities include increasing the role of

parking lot in Hawkesbury. All those who

wish to donate new or slightly used items

A community investment

to be sold are asked to bring them to the

100% Actifs office, 421-B Cartier Boul., call



e-mail, or


Bowling For Seniors

Here is something that might be right up

Estelle Patenaude is a prominent business person and a long-time volunteer.


your alley : An invitation to join the Joyeux


quilleurs, for bowlers 60 years of age and

you are helping your community, but this is also an enriching experience for the

family health care facilities, more attention

over, every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the

volunteers. Volunteering provides a personal reward,” says the Embrun business

to the needs of seniors, and “more value for

Hawkesbury lanes. Call 613-675-2903 if

owner who was the honourary president of Volunteer Week activities organized by the


you want to give it a roll.

Prescott-Russell Community Services agency.

efficient use of existing resources.

Brunch In Pointe-au-Chêne

“I have been a volunteer for 20 years,” says the long-time member of the Prescott-

The Champlain LHIN is responsible for

Le Centre Communautaire Campbell,

Russell Community Development Corporation. However, she notes, many people are

distributing provincial health funds to local

the former Pointe-au-Chêne church, hosts a

still unaware of how they can help non-profit organizations.

hospitals and other health service agencies

community brunch the fourth Sunday of

In her role as honourary president, Patenaude is reaching out to large demographic

in the Champlain region, which includes

every month. Breakfast is served by

– Baby Boomers. “There are many young retired people who could become involved in

the City of Ottawa, the Five Counties, and

volunteers for $7 per adult and $4 for

their community as volunteers,” she points out.

neighbouring parts of Leeds, Grenville and

children under 12.

The Prescott-Russell Community Services agency benefits from the contributions of

Renfrew counties. LeClerc noted that the

Volunteers Needed

457 volunteers who help 2,509 elderly and handicapped clients stay in their own

Champlain region’s IHSPwill not be a copy

The Hawkesbury Meals On Wheels


of what other LHINs in the province are

program seeks two volunteers to deliver

However, there is a constant need for volunteers, most of whom are retired, notes

doing but will focus on funding priorities

meals to elderly, handicapped and

director André Bruneau. “The majority of our volunteers are senior citizens. In fact, the

that deal with the health service needs

convalescing people between 11:30 a.m.

unique to the region.

average age is about 70,” says Bruneau, recalling that in the past, the organization could

and 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call

“It’s an important piece of work,” she

count on about 600 volunteers.

Isabelle Lalonde at 613-632-0939 for more


Patenaude hopes she can help the organization recruit 100 more volunteers.


Right now the review process for the

Those interested can call 613-632-0939, for the East Prescott County area, or 678-2332

Faith Lifts Offered


to help out in the western end of the county.

Do you need a Faith Lift? Join the


There are many ways to help out. Programs include Meals on Wheels, community

Riceville-Pendleton United Church for an

to take part in a Community Engagement

lunches, home maintenance, friendly visits, security checks, foot care clinics, adult day

inspirational worship service this Sunday.

Advisory Group (CEAG) that will seek

care and caregiver service.

For more information visit www.riceville-

feedback from community groups,

“Volunteers do much more than deliver our programs. They develop a relation with or call Margaret

individuals and other stakeholders. The

our clients. There is a social aspect, plus clients have a sense of security knowing that

613 524-5285 or Ray 613 673-2125.

review process for the strategic plan will

volunteers will be visiting on a regular basis,” allows Bruneau.

Help Victims

also include a review of the LHIN vision,

“But we always need more and more people. If we do not have enough volunteers,

Do you have a strong desire to help those

mission statement, and overall values.

we have to adjust the way we offer our services, or let them drop,” says Bruneau.

in need? Join The VCARS Volunteer Crisis

LeClerc indicated part of the preparation

Patenaude has several ideas in order to “sell” the volunteer experience to other

Response Team. Prescott Russell Victim

work underway now for the review will



include setting up a timetable for the

in meeting the immediate short-term needs

“Perhaps businesses could pay employees for the time they are volunteering,” she

consultation part of the process. Updates


observes, adding that she is challenging other business operators to help recruitment

on the program should be available at the

at 1-877-632-7530 or by e-mail at






The organization benefits from help from the private sector, adds Bruneau. For

example, a business has produced 50,000 paper placemats promoting Volunteer Week.

Local musicians Louis Leblanc and Pierre Daneau contributed their talents to a CD,


Rêverie VII, which is dedicated to volunteers and donors.

RECREATION AND CULTURE SERVICES SERVICE DES LOISIRS ET DE LA CULTURE IMPORTANT NOTICE 2012 SUMMER REGISTRATION The registration for the Summer session programs will take place at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on weekdays) RESIDENTS: May 28 to June 10 (Proof of residency is required: driver's license or tax bill.) NON-RESIDENTS: May 30 to June 10 AVIS IMPORTANT INSCRIPTION ÉTÉ 2012 L’inscription pour les programmes de la session été aura lieu au Complexe Sportif Robert Hartley en semaine de 9h00 à 20h30 et les fins de semaine de 9h00 à 16h00 (fermé de 12h30 à 13h00 les jours de semaine) RÉSIDENTS: du 28 mai au 10 juin (Une preuve de résidence sera exigée : permis de conduire ou facture de taxes.) NON-RÉSIDENTS: du 30 mai au 10 juin INFO: 613-636-2082



Technology continues to play a key role in improving access to health care.

The Champlain Local Health Integration Network board of directors recently heard

about two innovative and expanding programs: telemedicine and non-urgent

transportation to health services.

Through telemedicine, patients can "visit" a physician specialist or other health

professional through two-way videoconferencing.

Some 15 nurses are being hired by five new telemedicine coordinating sites across the

region. The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital is among the institutions that will

serve as coordinating agencies for their sub-regional areas to support the nurses and the

telemedicine programs.

Four clinical areas of priority have been chosen: addictions and mental health;

complex health conditions; diabetes; andpre- andpost-surgery assessments. The program,

overseen by the Regional Telemedicine Coordinating Committee, also aims to lower wait

times for specialist appointments and reduce driving distances for clients.

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