Drama students at Fort Frances High School staged a series of puppet shows Friday to teach local elementary students about disabilities.
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As a follow-up to last year’s presentation from three men about recovering from addictions, the local Substance Abuse Prevention Team, along with the Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, brought in another set of speakers last week.
To a world ravaged by death and deceit, a common man came with an uncommon message and uncommon power! The religious people despised him and the common people adored him.
His message was pure, but rejected by many.
FORT FRANCES—Organizers of last week’s Youth Health and Wellness Conference, held at La Place Rendez-Vous here, are pleased with the response they received from the participants and presenters involved.
“I’m really glad we had the opportunity to offer a conference like this,” said organizer Shauna-Leigh Carlson, a health educator with Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre.
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.
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.