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Year 2019


Giving Back at Balmoral Centre
Date: 2019-09-17
Giving Back at Balmoral Centre - Former clients and families gave back to Balmoral Withdrawal Management Centre and to the community with a Beautification Project to make the exterior grounds more inviting. [full story]

Partnering for Improved Care
Date: 2019-08-12
Partnering for Improved Care - How the Client & Family Partner Program at SJCG empowers clients and families to share their care experiences in meaningful ways to improve and promote client-centred care. [full story]

RAAM Clinic Receives Transformational Change Award 2019
Date: 2019-08-12
RAAM Clinic Receives Transformational Change Award 2019 - Thunder Bay's Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinic (RAAM Clinic) was recently awarded a Transformative Change Award 2019 by the Alliance for Healthier Communities at a national Community Health Connections conference in Ottawa. [full story]

The Lodge on Dawson - Partnership For Transitional Housing
Date: 2019-07-26
The Lodge on Dawson - Partnership For Transitional Housing - A joint partnership between The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board, St. Joseph’s Foundation of Thunder Bay, St. Joseph’s Care Group, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care and Alpha Court, The Lodge on Dawson transitional housing will provide services to people living with addictions and mental health challenges and struggling with chronic homelessness to make positive change in a supported environment. [full story]

Join Our Board - St. Joseph's Care Group
Date: 2019-07-25
Join Our Board - Applications Now Closed! St. Joseph's Care Group is looking for candidates to apply for an upcoming vacancy on our volunteer Board of Directors. [full story]

International Self-Care Day
Date: 2019-07-24
International Self-Care Day - July 24 is International Self-Care Day. Described as a day to raise public awareness about the importance of self-care to stay both physically and mentally healthy, and also prevent or delay illness, it is gaining momentum around the globe. "Our society is go-go-go," says Catharine Tombs, a physiotherapist in the Neurology Outpatient Services at St. Joseph's Hospital. "But our bodies give us clear signals that we need to stop and slow down and pay closer attention to our health." [full story]

Healing Together
Date: 2019-07-23
Healing Together - There are many paths to healing and wellness, and often, it is a client or family member's experience that helps St. Joseph's Care Group (SJCG) enhance care for body, mind and spirit. Sharing Circles at SJCG are an example of how identifying a need and sharing an idea led to a more welcoming and inclusive environment. [full story]

Maintaining an Active Lifestyle While Living with Dementia
Date: 2019-06-18
Maintaining an Active Lifestyle While Living with Dementia - For many of us, remaining at home for as long as possible is important. We want to stay connected to our community and our friends, and keep doing the activities that we enjoy. For those living with dementia, or are caring for a loved one with dementia, maintaining those community connections can be difficult. That’s where the Manor House Adult Day Program can help. [full story]

Affirming Our Commitment to Working with Indigenous Peoples
Date: 2019-06-17
Affirming Our Commitment to Working with Indigenous Peoples - The day began with a traditional ceremony opening the Spiritual Gathering Lodge, Nigoos-aat-awin, led by Elder Ernie Kwandibens, an Elder from Whitesand First Nation. An original artwork called “Spiritual Gathering,” painted by local artist Benjamin Morrisseau, is a highlight of the Lodge. Rob Spade, Knowledge Keeper, provided song and drumming. [full story]

A Holistic Team for Body, Mind and Spirit
Date: 2019-06-03
A Helping Hand - Seniors and personal support workers (PSWs) work together to preserve independence and quality of life in long-term care. We all have our morning routines. Read more about Myra, a resident at Bethammi Nursing Home. [full story]

A Holistic Team for Body, Mind and Spirit
Date: 2019-05-21
A Holistic Team for Body, Mind and Spirit - In North America, end-of-life care is often an unknown and not understood until it is a reality faced by ourselves or our loved ones. At St. Joseph's Care Group (SJCG), hospice and palliative care is delivered by a diverse group of skilled professionals. [full story]

Nursing Week Celebration
Date: 2019-05-08
Nursing Week Celebration - St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing opened its doors 115 years ago, meeting the unmet need for more nurses to provide care to the people of Northwestern Ontario. Located at St. Joseph's Hospital, the School saw the graduation of 845 nurses before being absorbed into the Lakehead Regional School of Nursing. [full story]

Celebrating Nursing Week
Date: 2019-05-07
Celebrating Nursing Week - As we celebrate Nursing Week May 6-12, we look at the past, present and future of nursing profession at St. Joseph's Care Group. While medical and technical innovation has changed many aspects of nursing in the 115 years since the School of Nursing was founded at St. Joseph’s Hospital, those core values of care, compassion and commitment remain at the forefront. [full story]

Join Our Board - St. Joseph's Care Group
Date: 2019-04-23
Join Our Board - Applications Now Closed! St. Joseph's Care Group is looking for candidates to apply for an upcoming vacancy on our volunteer Board of Directors. [full story]

SJCG Celebrates National Volunteer Week
Date: 2019-04-16
Therapeutic Recreation - Hazel Boorman is showing me around her room at Hogarth Riverview Manor (HRM), where a watercolour painting of poppies, a pressed bouquet of flowers from the long-term care home’s gardens, and a cloth penguin made out of socks share pride of place with family pictures and a framed needlepoint design she stitched and brought with her from her family home. [full story]

SJCG Celebrates National Volunteer Week
Date: 2019-04-05
SJCG Celebrates National Volunteer Week - Derek and Larry hang out together for a few hours at a time, several times a week. They'll have pizza, chat with the next-door neighbor, or go to a nearby park to take in a ball game. Larry jokes with Derek a bit about his love of the local classic rock station and the way he knows all the songs, or the fact that they're both wearing similar striped shirts. [full story]

Health Infrastructure Renewal Funding
Date: 2019-03-19
March is Nutrition Month - Nutritious food is practically a superpower when it comes to healthy living. “A healthy diet is the cornerstone in the prevention, treatment and management of chronic disease, as well as recovery from injury,” says Trina Pearson, professional practice leader for the registered dietitians of St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG). “What we eat, and how our body uses those nutrients, directly affects how our body functions.” [full story]

Health Infrastructure Renewal Funding
Date: 2019-02-08
Harnessing the power of new technology to improve health and patient care in Northwestern Ontario - Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), in partnership with St. Joseph's Care Group (SJCG) and the Northwest Health Alliance (NWHA), unveiled their new, state-of-the-art regional data centre today. The design, engineering, construction and equipment of the new shared facility was made possible thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $1 million. [full story]

Date: 2019-02-07
Volunteer Opportunity - The Research Ethics Board (REB) requires a Community Representative with no affiliation to St. Joseph's Care Group (SJCG). REB is a volunteer board that reviews all research applications involving SJCG clients and staff. [full story]

Health Infrastructure Renewal Funding
Date: 2019-01-23
Health Infrastructure Renewal Funding - St. Joseph's Care Group has received just over $1 million dollars in Health Infrastructure Renewal Funding from the Ontario Government. The Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund helps hospitals to make much needed upgrades, improvements and repairs that are not a part of a hospital's operating funding. [full story]

 

       
       
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