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.
Like many rural schools, Caledonia Regional High School (CHRS) had few entertainment options during noon hour. Besides the school library or sports activities in the gym, there was little for students to do. Out of boredom, many of the older students left the school grounds and congregated at local businesses. And this was linked to another problem.
“When kids hang out with no purpose, smoking becomes the cool thing to do,” says teacher Benjamin Kelly, who knows that a lack of stimulating activities can lead teenagers to make unhealthy choices. The evidence was in the school’s high smoking rates among students.
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 encourages the pursuit of healthier lifestyle choices and outdoor recreation. We live in a beautiful region that offers year-round opportunities to get healthy while appreciating nature.
To encourage healthy living, we announce workshops on health and wellness, opportunities to join recreation groups or fitness classes, and wellness programs hosted by the Albert County Health & Wellness Centre.
We describe favourite hiking, skiing and snowshoeing trails in our newsletter and encourage residents to post stories and images of healthy activities in Albert County.
To learn more about our health services, visit the Albert County Health & Wellness Centre in Riverside-Albert and the Bennett and Albert County Health Care Foundation.
To learn about hiking, canoeing and kayaking trails, visit the Fundy Biosphere’s Amazing Spaces and Fundy National Park.
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