Preventative Care Programs
BAFHT offers many Preventative Care Programs. These programs are open to everyone in Bluewater – no doctor referral is necessary. Call us today to find out how you might be able to benefit from these great programs facilitated by dedicated healthcare professionals. All programs are free.
L.I.F.E Classes (Living Independently through Fitness and Education)
This is a FREE EXERCISE CLASS offered at the Bluewater Area Family Health Team, in our Community Room. These classes are intended to support seniors 55+ and/or those with a chronic health conditions to stay active, healthy and independent. All instructors are certified. It runs every Wednesday and Friday, year-round, at 9:30am. Register by calling: 1-877-502-8277.
Minds in Motion
This innovative program combines physical activity, therapeutic recreation and an opportunity to connect with others living with similar experiences. It is offered to persons with early to mid-stage dementia and their care partners. Each session includes: a one hour fitness session with a One Care Fitness Trainer and a one hour social and brain health session with the Alzheimer’s Society of Huron County.
For more information, to register, or to volunteer, please contact:
The Alzheimer’s Society of Huron County:
Toll free: 1-800-561-5012
Pain Management & Support
In conjunction with Grand Bend Area Community Health Team, this 8 week program incorporates exercise, education sessions and support. Covers topics such as chronic pain, managing medications, relaxation techniques and much more.
Lack of sleep is the most frequent sleep complaint, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of its two evidence based therapeutic options. The basic philosophy of this program is that a time-limited intervention, focusing directly on the factors that perpetuate lack of sleep can be helpful regardless of the initial conditions that have precipitated it.The aim of this group is to assist individuals to understand and develop healthy sleeping patterns.
Mindfulness is a meditation practice that teaches us to be able to slow down in order to be able to observe thoughts with an attitude of neutrality. We learn and practice simply by being present with thoughts and emotions without trying to change them. This ability to combine calmness with acceptance gives us greater opportunity for happiness even in stressful situations. Practicing mindfulness has also been helpful in managing conditions such as chronic pain, sleep disturbance, including anxiety and depression. The aim of this group is to assist individual in using mindfulness to alleviate anxiety and depression and live life to the fullest.
This is a weekly lifestyle program that helps you to understand and become “your healthiest you.” The right food, exercise and attitude can ensure you stay motivated and achieve your goals. Life is all about balance.
BAFHT offers a free diabetes clinics for education and diabetic care. Call our office for more information.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
BAFHT has partnered with the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre to offer you this program that helps to maximize your lung capacity! This COPD clinic is offered once a month.
STOP Smoking Cessation
If you want to quit smoking, we want to help! This is a smoking cessation program designed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to help you quit! Contact your healthcare provider for more information as to how to become involved.