Preventative Care Programs

BAFHT offers many Preventative Care Programs.  Most of these programs are open to the public – 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.

Creating Healthy Relationships Workshop

FREE Program / Open to the Community (Non-BAFHT patients welcome!)

Join Social Workers Rossana (BAFHT) and Lise (GBACHC) at the Huron Shores United Church for their upcoming 4-week workshop! Topics will include:

  • What Is A Healthy Relationship?
  • Pillars of Good Communication
  • Resolving Conflict and Arguing Clean
  • Reflections on Creating Your Own Relationship.

Start Date: Wednesday October 23rd
Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Location: The Huron Shores United Church
25 Main Street
Grand Bend, ON
Register: With Rossana at 519-236-4314 x212, or Lise at 519-238-1556 x230

Fall Post-Natal Program

FREE Program / Open to the Community (Non-BAFHT patients welcome!)

Program Topics will include:

  • Infant/Child CPR & Choking
  • Sleep Techniques
  • Intro to Solids
  • Speech & Language
  • Sign Language
  • Oral Health

With guest speakers by local Allied Health Professionals.

Every session will include 20-30mins of exercise (stollercise), an educational component, and a mindfulness session to wrap-up. Come for all 6 sessions, or drop-in to any session that you are able!

Program is open to Parents, Grand-Parents, and other Family members.

Start Date: Tuesday Sept 17th
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Location: BAFHT Community Room
Register: With BAFHT reception at 519-236-4314

Adult CPR & Choking Aid Workshop

Needing a refresher?
BAFHT Nurse Practitioner and Certified CPR Instructor, Aleshia Nolan, will walk you through the steps for CPR training and Choking First Aid.

Contact BAFHT reception if interested in registering for the next session. You will be called with a date/time once 10 people have registered.

*$15 per person
**This program is open to the Community (Non-BAFHT patients welcome!)
***Please note this is NOT a certification course.

Infant & Child Choking Aid & CPR Training

Contact BAFHT reception if interested in registering for the next session. You will be called with a date/time once 10 people have registered.

*$15 per person
**This program is open to the Community (Non-BAFHT patients welcome!)
***Please note this is NOT a certification course.

L.I.F.E Free Exercise Class Poster

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 open to all in the Community and 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 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 Society of Huron County
Phone:  (519) 482-1482
Toll free: 1-800-561-5012

Sleep Counselling

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 is to assist individuals to understand and develop healthy sleeping patterns.

Call 519-236-4314 today to book an appointment with BAFHT’s Social Worker, Rossana Sabalones!

Mindfulness Program

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 program is to assist individuals in using mindfulness to alleviate anxiety and depression and live life to the fullest.

Call 519-236-4314 to book an appointment with BAFHT’s Social Worker Rossana Sabalones!

Diabetes Clinic      

BAFHT offers a free Diabetes Clinic to registered BAFHT patients, for education and diabetic care.

The clinics run on the first and third Thursday’s of the month. Please note that BAFHT hours change to 8:00am – 4:00pm on Diabetic Clinic days. Phones are answered from 9:00am – 3:30pm.

Please call 519-236-4314 for more information.

STOP! Smoking Cessation     

If you are a patient of BAFHT and want to quit smoking, we want to help!  This is a FREE smoking cessation program designed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, available to rostered BAFHT patients to help you quit!  Contact your healthcare provider for more information on how to become involved.