COVID-19 vaccination now available at Arrowwood Pharmacy by walk-in and appointment. Call 403-903-3457
Rural Health Professionals Action Plan recently wrote about our services, “Rural Clinic ‘Mooves’ Vaccination Clinic Along.”
“APPLY TODAY for this Vulcan County Funding Opportunity sponsored by Community Futures Highwood to become certified to work in the solar industry! Submit your funding request by May 10th, and begin class May 11th! To apply, inquire at [email protected] for a Funding Program Package.” A limited number of qualified applicants will be accepted.
There is Cultural Diversity Awareness training available through Willow Creek Immigrant Services. The one on May 12th is aimed at service providers and the one on May 26th is meant for volunteers and community members but will have similar information if one date works better for you than another. See the attached posters.
Just a heads up for anyone looking for a volunteer opportunity: Vulcan FCSS and volunteers are delivering Resource Directories door-to-door and doing a community “check-in” as we go. We are doing May 13, 14, 20 & 21 but other shifts can be arranged. We do ask that volunteers wear masks and are willing to speak to people if they answer the door to find out how they are doing. If you are interested in helping out contact Lori at 403-485-2192 ext. 103 or [email protected]
SMART Recovery Addiction support Meeting happen on Wednesday’s at 7pm 105B 3rd Ave. in Vulcan. Call 403-485-1054 for information. Joining online is an option.
AA – Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Contact Gary at 403-485-5818 Meetings are Tues. and Thurs. 8pm
Al-Anon – Al-Anon Family Group -meetings as needed. Contact Betty W. at 403-652-8285 for information.
Vulcan and Region FCSS can still see clients individually, if you need to connect to a real person. We are available to talk to you, work on life skills, talk to you about budgeting, housing, emergency needs and we can help you explore options for counselling whether online, in-person, free, paid or subsidized. FCSS also offers the Volunteer Income Tax program to help file taxes for those with low income. Call 403-485-2192 or visit us at 105B 3rd Ave. S. Please only one person in the entry way at a time.
Join an online café by phone or computer for a chance to socialize and talk to more people. Monday’s at 7pm. If you don’t know how to zoom, the people at FCSS can walk you through it. Call 403-485-2192. The link to join is:
Dial in by phone at 1 587 328 1099 and follow the prompts.
Meeting ID: 949 4503 5177
As schools go back to at-home and online learning, the Get-a-Way Youth Center is available to children by registration during the day while schools are closed. If parents work and need a supervised space for their child for a few hours or don’t have internet, they can book an appointment with Josh at 403-485-6033 or Deanna at 485-2192 ext. 101. We cannot provide daycare or any group gatherings, so appointments are necessary. Unfortunately, our Friday meal will only be available by pre-booking a bag lunch. It will always be free. We also provide Thursday Snack Packs for kids who may need a little more. If you are aware of anyone who could use any of our services, then please pass on the information.
Conversation Cafe. The link to the zoom meeting is https://zoom.us/j/94945035177?pwd=d0FSSUZ5UWEzZ2FoN1N1bFY0V3NTQT09 Monday’s at 7pm. Starting May 10 (No session May 24th) This group is for anyone looking for some engaging conversation. Questions are shared to get the group talking with the intention of feeling connected and enhancing our feeling of well-being. Social connection is a pillar of health. Call 403-485-2192 to register or click the link. If you need help learning zoom give us a call and we can walk you through a practice meeting
Greater Foothills Family Centre Programs: Growing Gardeners, Crafty Creations, Kids in Motion, Tiny Two’s, Music Makers, Mothers Day Make and Take, Kids Clubs for 9-12 year olds, Triple P Parenting Program and more!
Early Learning Developmental Check-ups – 2 posters Arrowwood May 20, Brant June 3, Vulcan, May 28 and June 4.
May 19 – Food Rescue Pop Up – to deliver in Milo, Arrowwood, Lomond and Vulcan – Call to register for your bags and help rescue some food.
Free Swimming Lessons for Vulcan County residents. Register May 3.
MUMS Peer Support for prenatal and postnatal support for parents.
Prenatal Support Group
Speaker Series – Bouncing Forward into Well-being with author David Irvine. May 3 Live streamed.
Rowan House Emergency Shelter Outreach Services
New2U Bike Donation Program – Greater Foothills Family Centre
MCG Careers offers workshops and Career Coaches are available to provide guidance and support as you strive to achieve your career and employment goals. All of our services, programs and supports are at NO COST. To book an appointment call 1-844-601-2660
AHS Nutrition Services virtual classes, Mealtime Struggles to Mealtime Success and Feeding Your Baby. Registration is through birthandbabies.com, or by calling 403-955-1450. Registration closes the day before each class at 12 noon. All classes are currently being held virtually, through Zoom, therefore the classes are no longer location specific for participants when registering.
Mealtime Struggles to Mealtime Success: May 11th 6:30 pm 8:00 pm, May 26th 1:30 pm 3:00 pm, June 9th 6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Rowan House Podcast
Language Matters – Naming Mental Health: Check out the poster to learn a little more about mental health.
SAH MHR – Safe at Home Men’s Healthy Relationship Group
Fourth Annual Adopt a Pot: Carmangay Horticultural Association needs volunteers to adopt a flower pot in various locations around the village. Duties are as follows: supply flowers , plant and maintain the pots till end of September 2021. Please at the end of September clean your pot back to soil . Thank you Also there will be first, second and third prize that will be awarded in late July. For your pot , further details and info contact Tanya (587)678-0244
Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society is offering the PAL (unrestricted firearm safety) again on June 19th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to register please call: 403-485-3107 We are offering the Restricted Firearm Course on June 20th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to register please call: 403-485-3107
Wellness Wednesday’s, hosted by FCSS – One more week left of free lunches at 12pm downtown Vulcan. The first 20 people get a free lunch purchased from a local restaurant. They go fast but you can bring your own and enjoy the picnic tables in the empty lot beside Home Hardware. Smile and say hello to the rest of the community. Please sit with your own household and social distance from others but that does not mean you can’t talk to someone, friend or stranger from a distance. All those positive experiences give your brain and mood a little boost. Please use that space respectfully any day and support our local businesses. Wellness Wednesday only runs if the weather is great. If it is cold, windy or rainy we will postpone to the following week. And make an effort to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces in all our communities.
On May 27 at 1 PM there is a webinar about the Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Buddy Up campaign. In Canada, men have a suicide rate three times higher than women. Why? We have socialized men to be strong, stoic and self-reliant; showing emotion is a sign of weakness, as is asking for help. Men are dying in alarming numbers, all around us, alone. How can we change this reality?
Buddy Up is a campaign by men for men, promoting authentic conversations and teaching how to support a buddy if they’re struggling with thoughts about suicide. Learn how to look out for your buddy and raise awareness for men’s suicide prevention. Buddy Up campaign month is in June 2021. Learn more at www.buddyup.ca Here is the Eventbrite link to register for this webinar: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/152428671259
CYF – Children, Youth and Families
To register for a session, follow the links found in the newsletter or visit: https://www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca/virtual-education
Community Education Services has some great workshops this month. Register for these free online workshops at: http://community.hmhc.ca/ Some are listed below
May 03 From Homework to Housework: Raising Responsible Children For parents of children 5 – 12 years old
May 3 “All of my coping strategies went out the window”: How neurodivergent individuals and their caregivers are coping during the pandemic
May 4 Employment Workshops for caregivers and their youth: Resume Writing & Work Search Strategies, Networking and Conflict Resolution
May 5 Understanding Teen Mental Health & Wellness
May 6 Juno House presents: Healthy Brains = Healthy Children
May 6 Emerging from the shadows – recognizing signs of mental distress in our children and youth as we navigate through the pandemic and beyond
May 11 Understanding and Using Mental Toughness to Enhance Performance: When Toughness is Really NOT About Being “Tough.”
May 12 Intergenerational Trauma- Learning and Healing
May 13 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Caregivers – What’s it all about?
May 18 Resilience
May 20 Play with Purpose: The Impacts of Play on Development & Incorporating Play into Learning
May 27 Supporting Your Children to have Healthy Relationships During a Pandemic
May 31 Understanding Social Media Use in Teens
June 1 Trans & Parent Perspectives: How to support transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming youth
June 2 Children and Parenting After Separation ‘ Parenting Coordination and other Dispute Resolution Processes ‘
June 2 Parenting, Pedantics & Peculiarities during the Pandemic
June 3 From Homework to Housework: Raising Responsible Children For parents of children 5 – 12 years old
June 8 Habits of Mental Health
June 9 Starting or changing medication for your child/youth’s mental health? An introduction to genotype-guided prescribing
Have a great May,
Document can be downloaded, HERE.2021-03-09 Calgary Zone Community Conversation Slides
AHS Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jia Hu invites you a virtual COVID-19 Community Conversation for the Calgary Zone. Following an update on the status of COVID-19 in Alberta and the Calgary region, and AHS’ response – including vaccine safety – Dr. Hu will answer your questions.
Two virtual events have been scheduled – to register, click on the date and time that works best for you:
Please feel free to submit any questions you may have when you register, or email them to us at [email protected]. This will help us to design a presentation that reflects your key concerns.
Bringing good breast health to you
The AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic will be returning to Vulcan April 26 to 30, 2021. Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.
Due to COVID-19, the Screen Test mobile mammography service was suspended three months in 2020. We have resumed service but are now several months behind on our usual rotation. Screen Test is taking a number of precautions to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Details will be shared when clients call to book an appointment.
We are asking for your help to raise awareness about the clinic and the importance of breast cancer screening. Here are some ideas about raising awareness:
– Share the attached e-poster on Facebook and online community groups, forward to your colleagues, friends and women who may be eligible (age 40+). A PDF and JPG are included for your convenience. To order other resources please email [email protected].
– Visit the newly designed screeningforlife.ca website for breast health and Screen Test information, including:
o Have questions? Get some answers with our FAQs
o Learn about your personal risk of breast cancer and what you can do about it here
– Tweet about it – share this tweet “Hey ladies – do you need a mammogram? The Screen Test mobile mammogram clinic will be in Vulcan April 26-30. Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free) to book today!”
Here’s some info about the clinic:
What: AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic
How to book: Call 1-800-667-0604 (toll-free)
Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.AHS ScreenTestEPoster Vulcan 2021