Together the Maitland Valley Family Health Team and the MacKay Centre for Seniors have organized “Caring for the Caregiver Day” to be held on Saturday, July 29.
This will be a day to recognize, educate, pamper and thank family caregivers. Lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided at this free event. This special day will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mackay Centre for Seniors located at 10 Nelson Street East in Goderich.
Those who wish to attend are asked to register by July 24 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 519 524-6660.
BETTER TOGETHER GALA
The Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre (HCFBDC) is hosting their 10th Better Together Gala on Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Libro Community Hall in Clinton.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Martin Ritsma and special musical entertainment will be provided by Sophie Gingerich. The meal will be catered by Pineridge Barbecue Co., of Hensall. The doors to the Hall will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30 p.m. Dinner service will begin at 6:45 p.m.
The cost is $75 per person. Tickets can be ordered by contacting the HCFBDC office at 519 913-2362 or by ordering online at: Gala Tickets.
More information is available on the HCFBDC Event Page at: Better Together Gala.
The Libro Community Hall is located at 239 Bill Fleming Drive in Clinton.
On July 14, an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) – Seaforth Community Hospital was declared over by Huron Perth Public Health. The outbreak was declared on the Inpatient Unit on July 6.
“Upon declaring the outbreak, immediate precautions were implemented, including prevalence testing for patients,” said Manager Quality, Patient Safety & Infection Control, Erica Jensen.
The Inpatient Unit has been reopened to admissions and transfers. Family and Caregiver Presence on the Unit has returned to regular guidelines which can be found on the HPHA website at www.hpha.ca.
Families and caregivers are reminded that they should not visit loved ones in the hospital if they are feeling unwell.
Masks continue to be available for those entering any HPHA hospital site and are mandatory for patients and caregivers in the Emergency Department and for those with symptoms of a respiratory infection.
“Masks continue to be a key tool for infection prevention and control,” added Jensen. “Beyond masking requirements you may want to wear a mask if you have an underlying medical condition, are immunocompromised or an older adult; if your close contacts are more likely to get sick if they contract COVID-19; or if you’ve had a high risk exposure and may become sick.”
SOUTH HURON CLINIC
The South Huron Walk-in Clinic is now offering hours on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays (except for Christmas Day).
Appointments are offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration opens at 10:45 a.m. and closes at 1:45 p.m. or earlier if capacity is reached.
To book an appointment, please call 519 235-3343.
The South Huron Walk-in Clinic is located at 23 Huron Street West in Exeter.
The Lake Huron Coastal Centre (LHCC), in collaboration with Georgian Bay Forever, Keep the Bruce Clean and Green, Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, and local municipalities, is thrilled to invite volunteers to participate in the upcoming shoreline clean-up events along the breathtaking shores of Lake Huron in July. With help, they hope to engage over 700 volunteers to remove a staggering 1,000 pounds of litter by the end of summer.
The July Clean-up the Coast events will take place in Grand Bend on July 29; and Kettle Point on July 30.
With support, LHCC can accomplish their shared mission of improving the health of Lake Huron for communities and local wildlife. Each piece of litter removed contributes to a healthier ecosystem, cleaner communities, and safer habitats. Let’s work together to “Clean-up the Coast” and protect the natural beauty of Lake Huron.
To learn more and RSVP, please visit lakehuron.ca/cleanupthecoast.
The LHCC is a non-government charity dedicated to supporting a healthy ecosystem through education, restoration, and research. To learn more visit www.lakehuron.ca, or follow @coastalcentre on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Clean-up the Coast would not be possible without generous funding from the Great Lakes Local Action Fund and Sunset Community Foundation.
FENG SHUI WORKSHOP
Participants in a workshop scheduled for September can learn how to apply Feng Shui and easily create a home or workplace of beauty, harmony and comfort, which feels as good as it looks! (Submitted photo)
This fall, individuals have the opportunity to join a fun and interactive two-day Feng Shui workshop in Bayfield.
At the workshop participants will learn simple and common-sense methods to assess the energy of indoor and outdoor space and how to make changes through placement, color and texture of certain objects. The workshop has been designed for beginners who have little or no knowledge of Feng Shui, just the desire to learn something new.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21 and Friday, Sept. 22 at the Bayfield Town Hall, 11 The Square, Bayfield. The event will run each day from 9-4:30 p.m.
Helen Varekamp will be facilitating the workshop. Varekamp was an instructor for QC Design College, teaching Feng Shui workshops, and had a consulting business in interior design and Feng Shui design. Now retired, she volunteers for several community organizations, and is dedicating her time and knowledge to this event, with all proceeds going to Huron Hospice.
According to Varekamp, Feng Shui is the study of how your environment affects you and your quality of life, how to become aware of the deep relationship you have with your surroundings, and how to better arrange your environment. Feng Shui is not a belief system or religion – you don’t need to believe in it in order for it to work. It has nothing to do with changing your luck, but it will help you create a space that promotes feelings of happiness and wellbeing.
“Have you ever been in a space that feels uncomfortable, but don’t know why, let alone how to change it? This is where Feng Shui can help, often by implementing simple and inexpensive changes,” said Varekamp.
Feng Shui can be implemented in any home, regardless of size or ownership, as well as outdoor spaces, and places of business such as retail, office, or classrooms. Learning and implementing the principles of Feng Shui can help you create a house or garden that welcomes you home. Simply put – when you live and work in a place that feels good, your attitude will likely become more positive, improving your quality of life.
Varekamp explained, “Feng Shui observes the relationship between the seen and unseen forces of nature. You too can learn how to blend harmoniously with a friendly, comfortable and positive environment! There is no need to be a designer, Feng Shui can be practiced by anyone. Once you have learned some basic principles, it can be life altering how quickly and easily you will be able to assess any space.”
A lovely lunch as well as snacks and beverages will be served on both days. Participants will receive a binder with course information, a Feng Shui book, and a certificate of achievement.
The early bird registration fee is $675 which is HST exempt; after Sept. 1 the fee will be $750. Participants will receive a $500 charitable tax receipt from Huron Hospice. Early registration is recommended, as limited seating is available! This is a scent-free event.
For more information and registration, visit the Event page of the Huron Hospice website at Feng Shui Workshop.
“Once again, appreciation is extended to the students of the leadership class and Ms. McLeod for their efforts,” concluded Lavoie.
Goderich Lions Club members understand that people are missing the social aspect of in-person Bingos and their volunteers have been exploring ways to bring this style of fundraiser back to the community and surrounding area.
The Park House in Goderich and the Huron Fish and Game Club in Clinton are now the settings for Goderich Lions Club Bingo on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting at 7 p.m. Please note that Bingo tickets will not be available at these new sites. People can get their tickets at the locations listed below. For more information visit Goderich Lions on Facebook.
For those who prefer to play from the comfort of their own home Goderich Lions TV Bingo will continue also on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting at 7 p.m. They are broadcast on Eastlink Channel 10, Hurontel Channel 1 and Tuckersmith Channel 1.
Tickets for the televised games are available at Bayfield Convenience and Gifts; Clinton Foodland and Clinton Convenience; Buckey Joes, Vanastra; Hodgins Home Hardware, Lucknow; Goderich Convenience; Suncoast Variety, Goderich; and Finchers in Goderich and Kincardine. Lottery License #: M717413.
Looking for what is happening now in the village? Look no further than the Bayfield Activities Calendar . People are invited to refer to this website to learn what activities, from Pickleball to Mahjong, are happening and when.