Wellness Programs

Wellness Programs - Support Groups

Make sure to watch for the What's Happening pages in the Lakeshore Advance and Forest Standard newspapers on the last Wednesday and Thursday of each month for all upcoming programs at the centre. If your non-profit group wants to put upcoming event information on this page please contact Cindy Maxfield at (519) 238-1556, extension 6 by the third Wednesday of the month prior to the month it will be published.

Blessings Community Store and Food Bank

Blessings Community Store and Food Bank is located on Main Street In Zurich. Contact person is Norma Grainger at 519-236-4376. They accept donations of clothing, small appliances, food and furniture. These items are then re-sold at affordable prices to cover over head costs. Blessings also operates a food bank with fresh and canned goods available at no cost to the community each week. Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre partners with the Food Bank by providing them with fresh produce, in conjunction with the Huron Good Food Box. Please contact Norma for more information.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support

The Alzheimer Society of Huron offers group support meetings in the Boardroom of the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre, the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm. Family members who are caring for an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia are encouraged to attend. Please call 1-800-561-5012 for more information.

Parkinson's Support Group

This support group was created in response to an identified need in our community for individuals and their caregivers who live with Parkinson's Disease. The group has been established in partnership with the Parkinson's Society - London chapter. The aim of this group is to enhance member's knowledge on specific topics related to Parkinson's disease and provide them with opportunities to dialogue with each other, ask questions to occasional guest speakers and share resources. Our hope is to create a network in our community where individuals will feel supported and encouraged. This group aims to facilitate personaal growth, enpowerment and increase knowledge and understanding of this disease. For more information on this support group contact our Occupational Therapist at 519.238.1556.x241.

Health Education Evening Programs

The Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre plans educational evenings throughout the year. In the fall and spring we offer' Well Women' evenings with speakers who discuss women’s issues. Pap and breast exams are available for all women wishing to have them. Topics include stress, healthy lifestyle, safety, disease prevention and new research. Check our monthly calendar for the next event

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