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HEALTHY LIVING


HEALTH CARE & HEALTHY LIVING Health Care and Healthy Living


GRAND RIVER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE


347 Colborne Street, Brantford, ON N3S 3N2 Phone: 519.754.0777 Admin fax: 519.754.0727 Clinic fax: 519.754.0757


What if we designed a health centre focused on keeping people well? The Grand River Community Health Centre offers integrated, holistic health care with a focus on keeping people well. With a team of health and social services professionals working together in a multi-disciplinary approach, the CHC provides primary healthcare, health promotion, and community development services.


Serving those in need The GRCHC serves the catchment area of Brantford and Brant County, with an emphasis on individuals who experience barriers to achieving health. Health promotion and illness prevention programs and services may be available to a wider population.


Programs & Services The GRCHC now offers the following types of programs/services: • Primary health care services • Nutrition services • Diabetes 101 and Healthy You programs • Social work services • Health promotion/education programs • Community development programs


We will be working in collaboration with community partners to provide programs, such as the following, in the future: • Outreach services • Mental health and addiction services • Youth services • Evaluation and research services


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What determines the health of a Community The determinants of health in Brant County span a range of factors including income and social status, education level, access to health services, social support networks, incidence of disease, environmental considerations and other features of our social makeup that determine how healthy we are now or may become in the future. Seniors are no different than the rest of the population


in one important respect when it comes to health: seniors respond positively to efforts to improve health and prevent disease and injury. Maintaining an active lifestyle, a healthy diet, regular medical checkups and a good social network can all improve your health and quality of life. Take a moment to reflect on your health and what you might do to promote a healthy lifestyle. This section of the guide will help you seek out resources to improve your quality of life by providing information on where you can go to improve your health, protect yourself from injury, seek medical attention, link-up with social networks or get relief from abuse or addiction problems.


Healthcare Service Providers and Programs


The Brant County Health Unit is an agency that focuses on the prevention of disease and the promotion of health within our community. Programs and services aim to prevent illness, disease, and injury so that residents of Brantford and Brant County can enjoy an optimal level of health.


The Brant County Health Unit plays an important role in education and health promotion and can be a point of first contact for information about resources available in the community and how to prevent injury, illness, and/or disease. For example, in relation to seniors, falls are the leading cause death from complications resulting from the fall, despite the fact that the majority of falls are both predictable and preventable. Education plays an important role in preventing falls and the Health Unit has many resources on this topic as well as other topics that affect seniors.


BRANTFORD HEALTH CLINIC


40 Shellington Place, Brantford N3S 0C5 Phone: 519-753 9581


BRANT COUNTY HEALTH UNIT 194 Terrace Hill Street, Brantford, ON N3R 1G7


The following is a list of programs and services offered by the Brant County Health Unit that may be of interest to seniors. For additional information about these programs, please contact the Health Information Line at


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