Aimed at helping people who may be at risk for developing a chronic disease, as well as for people and their families who are managing one, the inaugural chronic disease management symposium here Saturday proved to be a hit, drawing more than 170 people.
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Nearly a year after the formation of the Fort Frances Community Clinic, programming under the Family Health Team here is growing to help better suit local residents’ health care needs.
This was the message town council got Monday night during a presentation by John McTaggart, chair of the Fort Frances Community Clinic Inc. board, and clinic administrator Marlis Bruyere.
Organizers of the first-ever Chronic Disease Management Symposium, coming up next Saturday (March 29), are encouraging all residents to come out and learn about chronic disease management.
The symposium will run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium.
FORT FRANCES—Kenna Sinninghe is an eight-and-a half month old baby girl from Rainy River who is facing an uphill battle.
She was born with a cleft lip and palate, a diaphragmatic hernia, and a serious heart condition. She only weighs about 14 pounds and presently is relying on a feeding tube for her nourishment.
Those interested in attending the upcoming Youth Health and Wellness Conference at La Place Rendez-Vous here on March 27-28 still can register as space is still available.
With plans well underway for the third-annual Women’s Health Symposium here, organizers are extending the exhibitor registration deadline to March 26 in order to make this year’s event bigger and better than past years.
A community event, “Bii-mos-e-taa, Walking Together to Overcome Racism” will be held in Fort Frances on Friday, March 21.
The walk will begin at 2 p.m. at the United Native Friendship Centre, located at 516 Portage Ave., and will circle the downtown area.
Afterwards, a celebration and feast will be held at the Nanicost building at 4 p.m.
When you buy a bunch of daffodils, you’re helping the Canadian Cancer Society fund important research that will help more Canadians survive cancer.
Fort Frances Beta Sigma Phi members once again are proud to support these efforts to fight cancer. At the same time, it gives us all a chance to work together to defeat this disease.
The Fort Frances Wal-Mart once again has shown its commitment to Canadian children by partnering with Breakfast Clubs of Canada to “Give Them a Taste for Learning.”
The campaign will raise awareness and funds for school nutrition programs nationwide.
The Women’s Healing Conference, “Maa’aawichige Agamig,” which was held last week at the Nanicost gymnasium here, was deemed a success largely due to the participation of attendees and the wealth of information presented.