January 2009

Can Do! Employment Now: Runway to Success
Runway to Success is a dynamic 6 week group that will be run in conjunction with the Hope Works Employment Program. This is an 18 week program aimed at providing opportunity to develop personal and work skills to individuals who have experienced significant social barriers and mental health issues. Runway will focus on preparing for work from a self-esteem/body image perspective. Partners include Hope Works, Eastern Health, and The Hair Factory.

Frank Roberts Junior High - Ravens Hoop Troupe: Ravens Hoop Troupe on Tour
The troupe is partnering with Admiral's Coast Retirement Centre to give a Hula Hoop demonstration and instruction to senior's at the centre. The aim is to create an easy, inexpensive activity for fun and fitness; to spread the word and get others moving; and to join age groups and foster mutual respect.

Pouch Cove Recreation Commission: Pouch Cove Indoor Walking Club
This program has been designed to promote physical activity and healthy living to the senior population of Pouch Cove. Participants meet twice a week for one hour at the All Saints Parish Hall. During each session members walk around the hall and then complete a number of strengthening and conditioning exercises. A former fitness instructor volunteers to lead the group and the All Saints Church donates the use of the hall.

Buckmaster's Circle Community Centre: Community Kitchen
This project, operating on a bi-weekly basis, aims to promote healthy eating, teach participants how to eat healthy on a budget, promote cooking skills, and increase socialization among community members. Participants will plan, shop and prepare family meals together.Partner is Buckmaster's Circle Tenants Association.

For the Love of Learning: You First! Healthy Youth, Healthy Communities
During the two week project, we will provide local youth with resources, access to education, nutritious food, networking and physical activities which the youth may otherwise not have the opportunity to benefit from and/or partake in. Our goal is to demonstrate how healthy living starts with you and how when we help ourselves we are better able to help others around us. Partners: NL Sexual Health Centre, and other in-kind contributions from Compu-College, Holiday Lanes, Musician, Eastern Health.

The Body Image Network: Girls into Running for Life (G.I.R.L.) Club
The purpose of this project is to start a non-competitive running program for girls in grades 7-9. Some of the objectives include: to provide a safe training program which will enable the girls to build up to running 5 km by September; to provide healthy living information in a fun, age appropriate manner; to utilize local facilities and resource people such as grocery store tours, MUN's indoor track, and local female runners. Partner is MUN (School of Human Kinetics.)

Newfoundland and Labrador Women's Institutes: A Women's Fitness Fair-Creating and Keeping a Healthy Body
The St. John District WI Groups and Recreation NL, will arrange for the setting up of Fitness booths/presentations to promote a number of health initiatives including: physical activity, environmental safety practices, health eating, wellness check-ups and emotional stimulation and stress relief suggestions. Up to 75 participants. Partner: Recreation NL.

Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society: Outdoor Winter Activities for the Big Wild
CPAWS would like to arrange four winter hikes over the next few months that will be dedicated to the Big Wild. These hikes will involve snowshoeing and cross country skiing though two of the remaining natural areas within the City of St. John's: Pippy Park and Bowring Park. CPAWS will organize these hikes though partnering with East Coast Trails Association, Friends of Pippy Park, the Natural History Society, and the Bowring Park Foundation to promote active living and at the same time raising awareness for a healthy environment.

Rabbittown Community Centre: Fresh Choice
Rabbittown Community Centre will partner with St. Augustine's Anglican Church to offer weekly community kitchen to 10 neighbourhood participants over a 5 week period. The church will provide kitchen space and volunteers. Using Canada's Food Guide, participants will plan and cook healthy, inexpensive meals to take home for their families.

The Arthritis Society: Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP)
ASMP is a health promotion program designed to help participants better understand arthritis, learn ways to cope with chronic pain and to take a more active role in managing arthritis. It is open to those who have one or more of the many types of arthritis as well as partners, family members, and friends. Topics include: exercising, eating healthy, dealing with stress and depression among others. Partner: Senior's Resource Centre.

c/o Health Promotion, Eastern  Health
Mount Pearl Square – Community Services
760 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl,  NL  A1N 3J5

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