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Healthy Flin Flon meeting

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

The monthly Healthy Flin Flon meeting was held on Monday, October 6 at the Flin Flon Friendship Centre. There were about 12 people in attendance. The luncheon was hosted by Christa McIntyre, Director of Health Promotions for the Regional Health Authority. The first guest speaker was Aimee Deans from Flin Flon Parks and Recreation who spoke on the Community Calendar. This is a vital service to Flin Flon but like all things, if Aimee is not notified of upcoming events or their cancellation, she can not get them on the Community Calendar. Aimee is requesting more information on health issues, upcoming clinics, cancer support (she needs to update her information) as well as regular meetings. You may slide the information under the door at her office in the Community Hall because she only works four hours a day but the Community Hall is opened till 10 p.m. The second speaker was Nancy Shewchuik from the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba who gave a presentation on the Wellness Recovery Action Plan. She explained how people with mood disorders or schizophrenia can learn to live with these problems and she talked about what to do when you feel the stress building. The goal, she said, was to limit hospitalization time and help a person live a better quality of life. For further information you may call the local office in Flin Flon at 687-5811. The third speaker was Debbie Quickfall from the NorMan Regional Parent/Child Coalition, and she gave an overview of the Healthy Child Manitoba Program. "Children who grow up in a safe, healthy environment grow up to be responsible adults who become responsible parents. It takes a community to raise a child," said Debbie. For further information you can call Debbie at 687-1748. Community Updates: The Food Bank is looking for volunteers who could commit to two to three hours a week. Call Carol at 687-7242 or the Food Bank at 687-7624. Turkey Trot will be held October 6 to October 10. You can register at the Community Hall. This is a physical activity program and there are lots of prizes to be given away. Flu and Wellness Clinics will be starting again on Thursday, October 23 at the United Church with the Flu Clinic being held from 9 till 4 p.m. and the Wellness Clinic (have your blood pressure taken, etc.) starting at 10 a.m. and going till 3 p.m. In November there will be a workshop entitled "Dance to the Beat of Your Own Drum". The presenters will be Monica Coneys who is originally from South Africa and Suzanne Paschall, originally from Kansas City, Kansas. The workshop will be a full day starting at 8:30 in the morning and going till 4:00 pm. Watch for more details later but try keep that day open. These workshops are always refreshing and uplifting. The next Healthy Flin Flon meeting will be on Monday, November 3 at the Flin Flon Friendship Centre. See you there!