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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.
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
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 email@example.com.
of concern and also look at “advancing the
next three years.
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
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
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
pendletonunitedchurch.ca 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.
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 www.hawkesbury.ca
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
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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