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South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre

The Primary Care Outreach program has received

funding from the Champlain Local Health Integration Network to expand services throughout the City of

Ottawa, in Cornwall and Lanark County. The additional funding will allow us to respond to gaps in service and align

processes to better serve seniors. We will recruit a total of 14 new staff (Registered Nurses and Community Health

Workers) as well as a full- time Centralized Intake Worker. Some additional hours for will be provided to existing sites to help with capacity issues and support existing teams.

Since 2008, this program has provided support to vulnerable frail seniors with complex care needs living at home with or without

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supports. Through

outreach teams organized in a shared care model, services include response to immediate needs,

monitoring and support for care plans, individual health information, advice and education, screening for environmental/safety risks and mobilization. Clients registered for this program receive home visits from a Registered Nurse and/or a Community Health Worker.

Registered Nurses are responsible for early intervention, assessment and monitoring. They

support the implementation of care plans as established by the clients’ Primary Care Provider. The Community Health Worker works with the Registered Nurse by linking people with

supports and services in the community.

By working in

collaboration with other health professionals, geriatric partners,

community agencies and the Community Care

Access Centre, we are able to reduce the number of emergency room visits, prevent hospital

admissions and reduce isolation. Clients are not completely discharged from our program— they are able to access services intensely or less so as their individual needs change.

For more information, please contact Cathie Racicot, Program Coordinator 613-737-5115 ext. 2418

An exciting Announcement from the

Primary Care Outreach for Seniors Program

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Le Programme des soins primaires communautaires pour les aî ne s be ne ficiera d’un financement de la part du Re seau local

d’inte gration des services de sante de Champlain afin d’e largir les services offerts partout a Ottawa, a Cornwall et dans le comte de Lanark.

Ces fonds supple mentaires permettront de combler les lacunes de service et

d’harmoniser nos proce de s afin de mieux desservir les personnes aî ne s . Nous recruterons 14 nouveaux employe s en tout

(infirmiè rès autorisè ès èt agents de sante

communautaire), de me me qu’un pre pose a l’accueil centralise et a plein temps.

Les centres actuels auront l’aide d’une infirmie re autorise e et d’un agent de sante communautaire supple mentaire a temps partiel afin de re gler les proble mes de capacite et d’appuyer l’e quipe en place.

Depuis 2008, ce

programme offre des soins primaires aux aî ne s fragiles et vulne rables dont les besoins de sante sont complexes et qui vivent chez eux, avec ou sans aide.

Gra ce a des e quipes communautaires structure es selon un mode le de soins inte gre s, les services comprennent la re ponse aux besoins imme diats, le contro le et le soutien des programmes de soins, l’information de soins de sante individuelle, les conseils et l’e ducation, le de pistage des risques environnementaux et de se curite , ainsi que la mobilisation.

L’infirmie re autorise e s’occupe d’intervention rapide, d’e valuation et de suivi. Elle soutient la mise en vigueur des plans de soins, tels que de finis par le fournisseur de soins

primaires du client.

L’agent de sante

communautaire travaille de concert avec l’infirmie re

Une grande nouvelle à propos du Programme des soins primaires communautaires pour

les aînés

autorise e en orientant le client vers les ressources de soutien et de services

communautaires.

En collaborant avec d’autres professionnels de la sante , des partenaires

ge riatriques, des agences communautaires et des centres d’acce s aux soins communautaires, nous sommes en mesure d’abaisser le nombre de visites aux salles d’urgence, de pre venir l’hospitalisation et de re duire l’isolement.

Les clients ne sont jamais libe re s de notre

programme; ils sont en mesure d’acce der a nos services de manie re plus ou moins intense en fonction de leurs besoins individuels du moment.

Pour tout renseignement, prendre contact avec Cathie Racicot, coordonnatrice du programme, au 613-737-5115, poste 2418

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Municipal Elections 2014

Did you know that in a couple of months we will have a Municipal Election? On Monday, October 27 between 10:00am and 8:00pm, eligible people will be able to vote for the offices of Mayor, City

Councillors and School Board Trustees.

Voter turnout for the 2010 Municipal Election was particularly low in many neighbourhoods within our catchment., so, be ready for this upcoming Election!

Don’t miss the opportunity…

Step up! Have your say!

Take action, get results!

Do not underestimate the power of your vote.

Several activities have been taking place to help people get ready for the upcoming elections, and to help them know that by voting they can make a difference.

For instance, South-East Ottawa

Community Health Centre (SEOCHC) has been hosting a series of forums to

motivate and engage people to vote.

These forums are called “Imagine the Power of Your Vote”, and politicians are invited to speak on the importance of voting.

The next event will take place on :

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:00pm

Jim Durrell Recreation Centre 1265 Walkley Rd,

OPEN TO ALL!

Submitted By:

Euphrasie Emedi, Community Developer euphrasiee@seochc.on.ca

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City for All Women Initiative (CAWI)

City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) is a unique collaborative of women from diverse

communities, organizations and academia working with municipal decision-makers to create a more inclusive city and promote gender equality.

Women in the CAWI network develop their knowledge of how the city works while putting into practice skills such as facilitation, presentation, and communications. In turn, participants turn to their own unique

communities to share what they have learned and to engage others.

Build Capacity

CAWI provides training for women from diverse

communities. The 150 graduates of our 9-month Women’s Civic Participation Training have learned how city government works and how to bring their views forward.

Take Action – Assume Leadership

CAWI supports women in putting their learning and ideas into action. Through monthly Women’s Action Forums at City Hall,

multilingual brochures and plain language information on issues arising at City Hall, CAWI provides women with tools for making their views known to city decision- makers and the media. The full diversity of women are encouraged to assume leadership as facilitators, and participants in City consultations, as well as members of City Advisory Committees.

Create new knowledge – Research

Working in partnership with the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, CAWI engages students,

academics, organizations and women from the community in connecting their lived experience to academic research so as to better inform how to create a women-friendly city that respects diversity. This

research informs our

programs, publications and approach.

As part of an international movement of women and cities, we draw upon the learning and experience of women from around the globe.

Volunteer

CAWI is seeking women to volunteer. Join hundreds of local women who have already developed their own skills and knowledge while contributing to making Ottawa a more inclusive city.

Join CAWI and we will keep you informed on the work we and women in our city are doing.

CONTACT EUPHRASIE FOR MORE INFORMATION:

euphrasiee@seochc.on.ca

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L’initiative Une ville

pour toutes les femmes (IVTF)

L’initiative Une ville pour toutes les femmes (IVTF) est un collectif unique de femmes de communaute s et d’organisations diverses, et du milieu universitaire, qui collaborent avec les

de cideurs municipaux afin de cre er une ville plus ouverte et de promouvoir l’e galite des sexes.

Les femmes du re seau IVTF de veloppent leurs

connaissances des rouages municipaux, tout en mettant en pratique leurs

compe tences en animation, en pre sentation et en

communication. En retour, les participantes se

tournent vers leurs

communaute s respectives afin de partager ce qu’elles ont appris et d’encourager la participation des autres.

Renforcer la capacité L’IVTF offre une formation a des femmes de diverses communaute s. Les 150 diplo mè ès dè notrè

programme de formation vers la

participation citoyenne des femmes ont appris les

rouages du gouvernement municipal et comment transmettre leurs points de vue.

Passer à l’action – Devenir chef de file

L’IVTF soutient les femmes dans la concre tisation de leur apprentissage et de leur action. Gra ce aux forums des femmes d’action mensuels a l’ho tel de ville, aux

brochures multilingues et a l’information re dige e en langage clair sur les enjeux souleve s a l’ho tel de ville, l’IVTF fournit aux femmes des outils afin qu’elles puissent transmettre leurs points de vue aux de cideurs municipaux et aux me dias.

Les femmes, de grandes diversite s, sont incite es a assumer leur leadership en tant qu’animatrices, en tant

que chefs de file dans leurs communaute s, en tant qu’animatrices et participants lors des

consultations municipales, ainsi qu’en tant que

membres des comite s consultatifs municipaux.

Augmenter le savoir – Recherche

De concert avec l’Universite d’Ottawa et l’Universite Carleton, l’IVTF implique des e tudiants, des

universitaires, des organisations et des

femmes de la communaute en liant notre ve cu a la recherche acade mique, afin de mieux informer sur la manie re de cre er une ville favorable aux femmes qui respecte la diversite . Cette recherche alimente nos programmes, nos

publications et notre approche. Faisant partie

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Hunt Club Riverside Site at 3320 Paul Anka Dr.

Health Promotion Drop-Ins Presentations and Discussion Group

Foot Care. Nurse provides foot care services. $15 by

appointment only

Urban Pole Walking. We start with a warm up and then go Nordic Pole walking in the fresh air. We provide walking poles

For more information call:

Diane Rose

(613) 247-1600 Ext. 321

Everyone is welcome. Registration is open and ongoing.

*Please note that if you are a new client to the Centre, you will need to register before participating in a program. Exercise programs require a short assessment before

participating. Please call to speak with the Seniors Health Promotion staff.

We have seniors’ programs running at many sites!

1355 Bank Street

Gentle yoga for the Body and the Mind

Viactive Exercises:

Chair exercises, strength exercises and dance movements. Various spots in the community.

Wise Adults Seminars. Presentations and Discussion Group

Free Dental Screening. Come see a dental hygienist.

From Soup to Tomatoes Exercise program. This program will be delivered using OTN (Ontario

Telemedicine Network) services. Come check out this new technology and renowned exercise program.

For more information call:

(613) 737-7195 Ext. 2323

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Did you know that 1.5 million Canadians are living with Osteoporosis? This is a bone condition that is commonly responsible for fractures or broken bones in the wrist, spine and hip. It is also referred to as “the silent thief” that affects the quality of life for one in four women and one in eight men over the age of 50, but it can also affect younger individuals.

This article is intended to promote awareness of the condition and

encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Strong, healthy bones provides support and mobility with our activities of daily living…walking, standing and even dancing…

Bone is a living tissue that gets replaced by new bone on a regular basis. However as we celebrate many birthdays, the cells that build strong, healthy bone becomes less effective at generating new bone leading to bone loss. After menopause, the decrease in estrogen levels leads to a rapid loss of bone tissue in women.

Research has identified some common risk factors that are associated with osteoporosis including:

early menopause (before age 45)

65yrs/older with increased tendency to falling

smoker/ history of chronic obstructive lung disease

regular alcohol intake of 2 or more

Brittle Bones

drinks each day

regular caffeine intake of 4 or more cups per day

family history of osteoporotic fracture

Take note that Osteoporosis develops over time with gradual loss in bone mass

without signs or symptoms. Early screening by your health care practitioner helps to prevent or manage risk of fractures and loss of mobility.

Now is the time

for you to start a self-care management plan. Regular sessions of physical activity that promotes flexibility, strength and balance combined with an adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, helps reduce your risk of osteoporosis.

For more information check out www.osteoporosis.ca

Submitted By:

Nicole Greaves R.N

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LunchAbility—A Drumming Good Time!

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What better way to escape the cold winter months than by being transported to sunny West Africa for the afternoon!

LunchAbility participants had a blast, when Baobab Tree, visited the Centre, in January. Baobab tree is a local non-profit West African drumming community.

This fun and interactive workshop gave

participants the

opportunity to learn basic hand and stick drumming techniques. They also tried all sorts of different

traditional instruments and robes. In addition, Baobab tree facilitator, Kathy Armstrong, taught the group all about West African cultures and customs.

Participants discovered that everyone has an inner rhythm and can be a

percussionist. As a group, they created some

amazing sounds and rhythm, similar to a real

West African drumming circle! This was a fantastic chance to experience a new culture and to come

together through music.

It felt like a true West

African celebration of music and life!

This workshop is just one of many examples of fun

activities that the

LunchAbility program offers every month.

This program is a city-wide, bilingual social program, for adults, aged 18-59, with a physical disability. It includes monthly

recreational activities, along with a nutritious meal. It also features accessible environments, attendant care and volunteer support.

LunchAbility provides a wonderful opportunity for its participants to socialize and to try all sorts of

interesting new activities!

For more information about the LunchAbility program and/or for registration, you can contact Nadia at: 613- 737-5115 ext. 2375 or by email at:

nadiap@seochc.on.ca.

Submitted By:

Nadia Presseau Service Coordinator, Community and Home Support

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Staff Changes April 2014 Comings and Goings

Welcome to new staff:

Mallory Shorten: Centralized Intake Worker, Primary Care Outreach (Seniors)

Dominique Paris-McKay: Community Development Support Worker, No Community Left Behind

Miranda Merry: Youth Worker

Kelli Stein: Child and Youth Engagement Worker

Sara Tavoularis: Nurse Practitioner, Urban Priorities (High Schools) Taryn Hoyt, Relief Intake Worker

Mandi Cowan, Relief Intake Worker Ana Delage and Relief Intake Worker Courtney Flynn-Valeyeva: Relief Intake Worker

Changes:

Cathie Racicot: From Program Coordinator, Community & Home Support To Full time Program Coordinator, Primary Care Outreach (Seniors)

Brigid Dekker: Takes over as half time Program Coordinator, Community & Home Support

Dominique Masse : From Registered Nurse in the Clinic to Registered Nurse-Telemedicine.

Welcome back from maternity leave:

Laura De Beck-Courcelle: Registered Nurse, Clinic Namrata Patel: Registered Nurse, Clinic

Departing Staff:

Perim Foster: Intake Worker

Lindsay Brown: Child and Youth Engagement Worker Andrea Gartley: Registered Nurse

Lynn DuBroy: Home Management Counsellor (City of Ottawa)

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Simply Cook and Enjoy!

March was nutrition month. This year, it was designed to inspire Canadians to get back to cooking basics. Here are some tips from the Dietitians of Canada.

In a hurry? Take a kitchen shortcut with healthier convenience foods: light canned tuna or canned salmon, canned legumes such as chickpeas or lentils, canned diced tomatoes, frozen vegetables and fruit, plain frozen fish fillets.

Make a no-fuss meal with just six simple ingredients. You don’t need a long list of ingredients to make healthy, delicious meals: cheesy frittata (eggs, spinach, diced potato, red onion, milk and cheese) or lemony pasta (whole grain pasta, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, garlic, chickpeas, lemon juice).

Try these ideas to add more veggies and fruit to your meals and snacks without a lot of fuss: blend a handful of spinach or kale into a fruit smoothie. Mash cooked cauliflower together with potatoes. Shred carrots, zucchini or onions into spaghetti sauce. Stir canned pure ed pumpkin into whole grain pancake or muffin batter, sprinkle berries onto breakfast cereal or yogurt.

Cook with kids – start simply and build skills. Give kids easy tasks, such as stirring,

or cook on weekends, when you can take more time to teach skills. Smoothies are a good way to introduce kids to the kitchen.

Banana-Berry Wake-up Shake

1 fresh or frozen banana 1 cup/250mL fresh or frozen berries 1 cup milk or vanilla-flavored soy beverage

¾ cup/175mL lower-fat yogurt

(vanilla or other flavor that complements berries)

In a blender, put all ingredients and blend until smooth. If shake is too thick, add extra milk or soya beverage to achieve desired consistency.

For more quick and easy ideas, visit : www.dietitians.ca

Get the Apps! Download eaTipster at:

www.eatipster.com and

Cookspiration at:

www.cookspiration.com

Submitted By:

Isabelle Carrière Dietetic Intern

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Let’s Think Green this Spring and Summer

It's never too early to start thinking about spring, and we think that after the winter we have had, we might even end up daydreaming about it.

Let's just hope that in a few weeks’ time, we will be gearing up to open the windows and sweep out the cobwebs!

To facilitate your spring cleaning/planning/

daydreaming the GREEN TEAM, have

compiled a list of tips to help you be cleaner and greener!

Save old T-shirts to tear into reusable rags to wipe surfaces and reduce you use of paper towels.

For green cleaning of windows and mirrors, mix 1/4 cup vinegar with 4 cups of water in a spray bottle. Spray on glass and wipe with old newspaper.

Clean your countertops and tile without harsh chemicals by mixing 2 parts

vinegar and 1 part baking soda with 4 parts water. Apply with a sponge, scour, and wipe away.

Disinfect and shine floors by mixing 4 cups of white distilled vinegar with about a gallon of hot water. You can even add a few drops of peppermint or lemon

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oil for a pleasant scent. After damp mopping the floors, the smell of vinegar will fade, leaving behind only the scent of the oil.

Refresh you wood furniture by mixing equal parts of lemon juice and olive oil. Apply a small amount to a cloth, and rub onto the furniture in long, even strokes.

Avoid the nasty toxins in oven cleaner by using baking soda and vinegar in 3 simple steps:

1. Dampen the inside of your oven with water

2. Sprinkle baking soda, leaving larger amounts of baking soda on tough to clean spots,

3. Spray with pure vinegar .

Put on some 80’s dance music; roll up your sleeves and scrub!

Repeat as required.

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The Green Team South-East Ottawa CHC

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Layout and Design: Catherine Janna catherij@seochc.on.ca

d’un mouvement international de femmes et de villes, nous nous inspirons des

connaissances et de

l’expe rience de femmes du monde entier.

Bénévole

L’IVTF cherche des femmes be ne voles. Joignez-vous aux centaines de femmes locales qui ont de ja de veloppe leurs propres compe tences et connaissances, tout en contribuant a faire d’Ottawa une ville plus inclusive.

Joignez les rangs de l’IVTF et nous vous tiendrons au courant du travail que notre organisme et les femmes de notre ville effectuent pour cre er une ville plus inclusive.

COMMUNIQUER AVEC EUPHRASIE POUR TOUS

RENSEIGNEMENTS : euphrasiee@seochc.on.ca

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Between Us ~ Entre Nous is published three times a year by South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre.

Editor: Kelli Tonner Proof Readers: James Tanguay

Cathie Racicot Martha Smith

Letters, articles or suggestions are always

welcome. Please address correspondence to the Editor at the address below.

South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre 1355 Bank St., Suite 600

Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8K7

The opinions expressed in this Newsletter are not necessarily those of the Board of South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre.

If you would like to receive the Newsletter by email, please send us your name and email address to:

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