The Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation is a charitable organization that provides funds for the Albert County Health and Wellness Centre and many community initiatives including Sistema-Hillsborough, Tele-Drive, Literacy Express, the Imagination Library, spin bikes in classrooms and Connecting Albert County.
by Lynne Greenblatt
The Shepody Food Bank strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and fosters respect for diversity and inclusion.
by Jennifer Shelby
“Managing diabetes is like building a house,” says Shelley Jones. “You need to build a good foundation. A lot of this is knowledge, and that’s where education comes in.”
Shelley Jones is an Outreach Diabetes Case Manager with Horizon Health. She meets with patients at the Albert County Health and Wellness Centre once a month.
A lot of work has been taking place to move forward on the priorities of the Community Health Needs Assessment, covering Hillsborough to Alma. Below, you will find the 10 priorities with an update of what is happening under each. Many of the initiatives listed below are supported by the Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation.
The Well Woman Program available at the Albert County Health & Wellness Centre focuses on keeping women healthy through education, screening and physical exams.
What is it? The Well Woman Program is an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner that may involve screening for cervical and breast cancer and education on maintaining your health.
By Jill Thibodeau, Photo by Janet Wallace
Between what we hear on TV and read in the news or the internet, healthy eating can become very confusing —but it doesn’t have to be. Registered dietitians can help you navigate through nutrition information and provide sound, safe and personalized nutrition advice.
Who are dietitians?
Registered dietitians are health professionals who have a university degree from an accredited university program and hundreds of hours of supervised training. They are regulated nutrition health professionals, meaning they are accountable to a regulatory body and have to keep their skills up-to-date. They use the best available scientific evidence to provide guidance and recommendations to clients or communities according to their unique values and circumstances.
The Albert County Health and Wellness Centre has changed its hours. Please note current hours below. For appointments in Riverside-Albert or Hillsborough, or information about other services, call 882-3100.
By: Janet Wallace
If you look through the Connecting Albert County calendar, you will often see references to the Community Room or Community Health Room. The room is on the lower level of the Albert County Health and Wellness Centre in Riverside-Albert. In case you have never been there, we thought it was time to introduce you to the Community Health Room – a valuable resource in our area.
In rural Albert County, we are fortunate to be able to access the services of the Albert County Health and Wellness Centre. The Health Centre provides primary health care and promotes healthy lifestyles within the communities of Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma and the surrounding areas. The Health and Wellness Team of physicians, nurse practitioner, outreach diabetes case manager, nurses, dietitian and physiotherapist care about your health and are there to support you.
Albert County Health and Wellness Centre
Primary Health Care ensures continuity of care for the individual, family and/or community. It includes primary care, but is a much broader concept that also encompasses community programs and services. It includes population health, health promotion, disease and injury prevention, wellness care, chronic disease management across the lifespan, and community development.
In 2009, the late Belinda Myers, principal at Caledonia Regional High School, realized many of her students did not have easy access to primary healthcare. She asked Krista Cormier, a nurse practitioner at the Albert County Health and Wellness Centre if they might work out a solution together.
(Photo: Taylor Weston gives the “thumbs up” for a program funded by the Bennett and Albert County Healthcare Foundation that allows her to see a nurse practitioner without even leaving the school)
Connecting Albert County would like to thank the following supporters & advertisers:
-Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation
-Albert County Pharmacy
-Hon. Rob Moore, MP
-Albert County 175
-CBDC Westmorland Albert
-OMISTA Credit Union
-Albert County Chamber of Commerce
- Broadleaf Ranch
- Cape Enrage Fundy Log Cabin
- Crooked Creek Convenience
- East Coast Kids Child Care & Learning Centre
- Foods of the Fundy Valley
- The Garden Guy (Micheal McBurnie)
- Mike's Bike Shop
- The Old Church Farmers' Market
- Village of Hillsborough
- Village of Riverside-Albert
-The Calvert Family (donation)
-Falcon Ridge Inn B&B
-Fundy Highlands Motel and Chalets
-Hillsborough Baptist Church
-Jeff MacDougall, SouthEastern Mutual Insurance
-Village of Alma
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