Stay Healthy this Fall

As the colder weather settles in, it can be tricky to get outdoors, keep a routine, make healthy food choices and to stay happy and healthy. The Bow Valley PCN has a team of qualified clinicians and programs to support elements of your health and wellness this Fall.

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Stay Healthy this Fall
Bow Valley Physician Shortage

Bulletin: Nov 7, 2022: We have been dealing with a shortage of family doctors in the Bow Valley now for several months. This has been a challenge as we try to keep our community in optimal health. If you are looking for a family doctor, please join the Bow Valley PCN waitlist to be notified when a resource becomes available, fill out the form here.

The Bow Valley PCN is exploring opportunities with community partners for doctor recruitment and retention, which is a shared responsibility between various organizations. Click the links below to find out more:

Good Food Box

The Bow Valley Good Food Box (GFB) is a monthly assortment of fresh produce that focuses on packing in as much nutritious food as it can, while sourcing local, seasonal, and organic when possible. The content of the Box varies each month based on seasonal availability and pricing. Please note there are no choices/replacement items.

The regular price of the Bow Valley Good Food Box is $30, taxes included. This is open to anyone in the Bow Valley. A partially subsidized option of $25 is offered to people with a lower-income* or who have been affected by COVID-19. These subsidies are provided by a grant from the Rotary Club of Canmore and the Bow Valley Christmas Spirit Campaign.

Order your Good Food Box this month

Mental Health Supports in the Bow Valley

There are many Mental Health supports and resources for Bow Valley residents.

Our Clinicians offer free Community Classes to help maintain your Mental Health and Wellness and there are many FREE mental health resources available to Bow Valley residents.

 

Recharge and Reflect

The Bow Valley Primary Care Network is launching R&R: Recharge & Reflect a free community health challenge.

Just like physical health, caring for our mental health is important to living our best lives! There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and it requires a balanced look at how we care for our bodies, minds, emotions, and spirit. Based on both Indigenous wisdom and modern science, these cards provide a simple and holistic challenge to help people stay healthy in a way that works for them.

Recharge & Reflect is designed to be used anytime, in a variety of ways, by community groups and individuals. The goal is to increase positive health behaviours that are correlated with increased mental well-being.

When & Where: Designed to be accessible anywhere, with the resources you already have.

Kits: Along with the R&R cards themselves, we can provide employers and community leaders with “R&R kits” (limited supply) which include a tote bag, journal, pen, mountain stress ball, and magnetic word set.

Team leaders: contact lhorsman@bowvalleypcn.ca to request kits for their teams.

Individuals: please visit bowvalleypcn.ca/recharge to participate.

Acknowledgment of Land

The Bow Valley Primary Care Network is grateful to reside in the Bow Valley corridor, the Traditional Territory of the Îyârhe Nakoda peoples.  The Îyârhe Nakoda are part of Treaty 7; an agreement signed in 1877 between the Canadian government, the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Tsuut’ina of the Dene people, and the Îyârhe Nakoda.

We wish to honour the past, present, and future generations of all the Indigenous Peoples who have lived, cared for, and gathered on this land for generations. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we currently reside on.

Please join the Bow Valley Primary Care Network in our commitment to continuing to learn, grow, connect and engage respectfully on these lands.