First Board Meeting of 2017: Lots Happening!
Affordable Housing, Community First Health Co-op, Dr. Joel Kalia, Health Fair, Lake Street Housing Committe, Nelson, Rise Above Pain Society, Rise BC Wellness Centre, TOPS
January 16, 2017
It is cold outside these days but a warming trend is on theway!! Some of the Board were talking about how they do not recall such a long stretch of cold weather. We do enjoy the sun and blue skies and white mountain tops, though we do say, looking out your window, is definitely preferred by many.
Our first Board meeting for 2017 was a busy one and we met a new person to our community who has now volunteered to be on our Health Fair Committee and will allow her name to stand for becoming a Board member!!
Jacqueline Carr, the Executive Director and Patient Navigator for Rise Above Pain Society gave the board a great presentation on a new society that will work with Rise BC Wellness Centre and Dr. Joel Kalia and staff, to support those living with chronic pain.
The program being offered in Nelson and area is a 3-pronged approach – Chronic Pain workshops- Self Management – Movement/Support classes. The 8-week program will begin on February 8,2017 for 10 participants, as a pilot project. There are spaces available for 2 more participants. You must commit to 2 hours a week, and some homework to be involved. There is no cost to the program and it will run out the Rise BC Wellness Centre at the Community First Health Co-op. The workshops will focus on the emotional, physical, and science of living with chronic pain. Jacqueline reminded us the 22,000 people in the Southern Interior live with chronic pain.
The Lake Street Housing Committee is holding a Community Planning Meeting at CFHC, February 17,2017 from 4:00- 5:00 pm in the Resource Room. The meeting is to hear about the plans for the units and commercial space. We know from the plans that there are 42 units of space available. This is a project that has been in the works for many years and we are excited that we may be able to move forward.
We would like to Welcome T.O.P. S. as a corporate member of CFHC and a partner in the building. Check them out TOPS and How It Works
We encourage groups that take care of their health and support others to do the same.
The first two Health Fairs have been amazing!
So, do not forget to mark April 8, 2017 as a date to take part in our 3rd Passport to Wellness Health Fair, with a focus on Mental Health.
From all of us, be careful out there, we have heard of several people with broken hips and legs and arms from an ice related fall.
Our fellow blogger Erin is taking a break, so we wish her the best and we sign off for January 2017
Eric and Marion