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Acupuncture Drop-In

Are you experiencing stress or anxiety?
Are you having difficulties managing your highs and lows?
Are you struggling with substance abuse or addiction?

You may benefit from acupuncture.

Parkdale CHC is pleased to offer a FREE eight week drop-in acupuncture program led by a Nurse Practitioner and Social Worker/Therapist. A variety of therapeutic techniques will be used including mindfulness, music, and guided meditation in a small group setting.

This program will run for eight weeks on Wednesdays from January 16th to March 6th.
Sessions will take place from 10AM until 11:30AM. Please note that participants need to arrive 15 minutes prior to the session to gain entry.

WHERE: Second floor, Parkdale Community Health Centre, 1229 Queen St W (at Dufferin). For more information, please call Norma Hannant: 416.537.8222, x.306.


Violence Against Women Educational Series

Parkdale CHC is launching a program for women aged 19-29 who are struggling with some combination of mental health issues, street involvement or homelessness, CAS involvement, chaotic substance use and post-traumatic stress.

The series will take place from January 25th to March 29th at Parkdale Community Health Centre from 1:00 to 4:00PM. Topics covered may include self-defense, safety planning, practical skills for coping with trauma, self-care, healthy relationships, myths and realities of gender-based violence, communication skills, tips on addressing violence in your community, and so on.

We will be running two information sessions/focus groups on Friday January 11th and Friday January 18th from 1-2:30PM. Interested participants may attend one or both sessions.

For more information, please call Audrey at 416.537.8222, ext 309.


Programming Updates for January

What's on this month:

  • The Gentle Exercise Class will resume on Friday January 18th at 10:45AM.
  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday January 14th at 11:30AM.
  • Healthy Eating on a Budget, an eight week program run by the Diabetes Management team, will start on Thursday January 31st. To register, please call Mel at 416.537.2455 ext. 236.
  • As Parkdale CHC will be closed on Tuesday January 1st, ordered placed for the Good Food Box on Tuesday December 18th will be available for pickup on Tuesday January 8th.
  • Seniors programming will cease for the holidays until the end of  January 2013. Programs will resume in February.

For more information, please visit our Program Calendar and filter by program under the drop down menu.

Happy holidays everyone!


New Year's Day Closure Notice

Parkdale CHC will be closed on Tuesday January 1st for New Year's Day.

Have a great holiday!


Programming Updates for December

Here's what's new for December:

  • Parkdale CHC will be closed at 12PM on Monday December 24th, all day on Tuesday December 25th and Wednesday December 26th, and at 12PM on Monday December 31st.
  • The Gentle Exercise Class will be cancelled throughout the month of December and will resume on Friday January 18th.
  • The Living Well Lunch Club will take place on Monday December 10th at 12:30PM.
  • The Healthy Smiles Ontario Dental Clinic will be closed on Monday December 24th, Tuesday December 25th, Wednesday December 26th, and Monday December 31st.
  • As Parkdale CHC will be closed on Tuesday December 25th and January 1st, ordered placed for the Good Food Box on Tuesday December 18th will be available for pickup on Tuesday January 8th.
  • Seniors programming will cease for the holidays from Wednesday December 12th until the end of  January 2013. Programs will resume in February.
  • There will be no Hungarian and Roma Drop-In on Monday December 24th or Monday December 31st.

For more information, please visit our Program Calendar and filter by program under the drop down menu.

Happy holidays everyone!


Student placement opening for January 2013

We are currently accepting applications for one student to work in our harm reduction program starting in January 2013. Previous placements or employment with a harm reduction program, drop in, or within the supportive housing sector are all assets. For more information on how to apply, please visit our Student Placement section.


Panel Discussion on Trans Health Care

Parkdale Community Health Centre invites you to a Panel Discussion on Trans Health Care. This discussion will be moderated by Rebecca Hammond and will feature Morgan Page, Syrus Marcus Ware, Yegi Dadui and a local Parkdale community member as speakers.

Join us on  Tuesday November 20th, 1-3PM in the  Large Group Room at Parkdale Community Health Centre, 1229 Queen Street W (at Dufferin).

For more information please contact Jacub Fernandes at 416-537-2455, ext. 271, or Connie Collinson at 416-537-0275, ext. 232.

Refreshments will be provided. Venue and washrooms are wheelchair accessible. We regret that we are unable to provide ASL services for this event.

We hope to see you there!

 

 


Did you get your flu shot?

During flu season, Parkdale CHC is pleased to offer free flu shots to registered clients and members of the general public six months of age or older. A health card is not required.

If you are a registered client, you can get your flu shot at Parkdale Community Health Centre by:

1) Booking an appointment with your health care provider. Please call 416.537.2455 or visit our second floor reception.
2) Asking your provider for a flu shot during a regular appointment visit.
3) Asking for a flu shot when you come to the drop-in.

If you are not a registered client:

You can get your flu shot at Parkdale Community Health Centre by coming to our weekly flu shot clinic held on Friday mornings from 10AM-12PM. You do not need to be a client of the Health Centre and you do not need to have a health card to get a flu shot.

Flu shots are administered on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.


Celebrate World Diabetes Day with Parkdale CHC

Join Parkdale CHC as we celebrate World Diabetes Day on Monday November 12th from 9:30AM to 4:00pm. This all day event will feature:

- Blood pressure and blood sugar testing
- Exercises and stretches led by a physiotherapist
- Cooking demo
- Performance by a drumming group
- Performance by a comedian
- Informative booths and hands-on activities

We hope to see you there!


Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday Closure

Parkdale CHC will be closed on Saturday October 6th and Monday October 8th for Thanksgiving.

Have a fantastic and safe holiday weekend!