November is the best month to get your flu shot. Renfrew County District Health Unit (RCDHU) reminds you of their upcoming clinics in the immediate area:
- Barry’s Bay Thursday, Nov. 21 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital, 7 St. Francis Memorial Drive 3-6 p.m.
- Killaloe Thursday, Nov. 28 at Killaloe Lions Club, 18 Lake Street 3-6 m.
Not a convenient time for you? If you need to find another date/place click HERE to see all the RCDHU flu clinics this month in the Ottawa Valley.
Sexual harassment services available from Renfrew County Legal Clinic
Renfrew County Legal Clinic now offers services regarding sexual harassment:
- Public education for schools, community groups, workplaces
- Information and legal advice for people who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace
For information or to book a presentation, call 613.432.8146
Do you care for more than one chronic condition?
Lindsay Dorder, MSc Graduate Research Student, Dept. of Health Sciences at Carleton University, wants to speak to patients who experience recurrent visits or readmissions to hospitals and health clinics. Her project looks at people in rural communities who uniquely experience the healthcare system. To participate you must be:
- 18 or older and diagnosed with more than one chronic health condition
- able to independently consent
- at least one week post-discharge
You will receive a $20 gift card as compensation for completing a 60-minute interview session about your experiences. Please contact Lindsay Dorder 289.407.0879 (cell) or email email@example.com
Did the clocks go back just last weekend?
Yes, and here’s how you can celebrate the return of the longer nights with good times:
- Long Nights Gathering on Friday, Nov. 15 4 – 7 p.m. at Madawaska Coffee, 19578 Opeongo Line (Hwy 60) in Barry’s Bay. This event helps mark the start of long nights with friends, music, fire and warm drinks. Details 613.633.1236 or click HERE for placemakingdesign.ca
- Dark Times Community Choir returns to the Valley on Mondays 7 – 8:30 p.m. starting Nov. 18 at Community Resource Centre, 12 North Street, Killaloe. Open to all above the age of 10, this weekly group welcomes novices and seasoned singers under the direction of Schroeder Nordholt who explained, “The focus of our choir is to create a space that makes singing fun, safe, and normal. For anyone who wants to experience the feel-good endorphins, the natural “high” that singing activates, with zero pressure to perform, this choir is perfect.” Details at ov-caos.org
The Ace of Spades escaped again last Thursday — Catch The Ace jackpot keeps growing
Congratulations to Bernie Jolicoeur who was the Week #5 Winner of the Catch The Ace Lottery last Thursday, winning $1,090. The Weekly Prize for Week #6 is estimated at $1,130 and if the Ace of Spades is found the total winnings are estimated to be $11,247. Tickets cost just $5 cash at vendors throughout the Valley and proceeds go to the Valley Manor Redevelopment Project.
At the Barry’s Bay Railway Station
The Station Keepers present “The Sinking of the Mayflower” Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the old Barry’s Bay Railway Station, the Opeongo Readers’ Theatre will take you back to that cold and lonely night when the Mayflower sank on November 12, 1912. Hear about the harrowing loss of life, including some new observations by one contemporary who knew some of those on-board.
Happy NP week
This is Nurse Practitioner week in Ontario. Read The Current for an upcoming article introducing the Valley’s new NPs.