Imagine Feeling Great Senior Fitness Program

During the recent Barry’s Bay and Area Seniors Home Support (BBASHS) Volunteer Luncheon, Rainbow Valley CHC was recognized and thanked for being an integrated partner in the Imagine Feeling Great Senior Fitness Program. 

“The partnership with BBASHS has been tremendously beneficial for seniors in our area” says Joanne Pecarskie, Manager of Health Services for RVCHC.

The program, which runs twice a week in both Killaloe and Barry’s Bay, is allowing seniors in our area to stay fit and remain in their homes longer.

“RVCHC would not have the resources to offer this program on our own so we are incredibly lucky BBASHS administers and operates it so well, allowing us to partner with them in any way we can” says Pecarskie.

If you are interested in participating in the senior fitness program, or thinking of training to become a certified instructor, please contact Kathy Bloomquist at 613-757-2827



New Integration Initiative News Release

“On behalf of the board of directors of St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH), Chair Jasna Boyd is pleased to announce a successful new integration initiative supporting the delivery of community health care services. On November 1, Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre Point of Access (Rainbow Valley) located in Killaloe became fully integrated with SFMH. The integration between Rainbow Valley and SFMH is the first full integration of a Community Health Centre (CHC) with a hospital in the province. This integration will provide sustainability for Rainbow Valley improving care and services for members of local communities.”

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Community Health Week Media Release

“Ontario faces major challenges ensuring the best possible health and well-being for everyone in this province. To meet these challenges, it is essential that we focus on preventing people from getting sick in the first place. This means more services that prevent chronic diseases, more services that support seniors to age at home, more community-wide initiatives that get at the root causes of illness –causes like poverty, lack of education and social isolation. The interprofessional team at Rainbow Valley CHC in Killaloe works with the community to address those issues.”

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Rainbow Valley Communique October 2012

“In November 2011, Rainbow Valley CHC voluntarily integrated with St. Francis Memorial Hospital. Since that integration, Rainbow Valley has achieved several successes including:
– Recruitment of three physicians—Dr. Pil Joo, Dr. Robyn Mossman and Dr. Patrick MacGillivray
– Recruitment of a Nurse Practitioner—Derek Frew
– Renovation to clinic space to enhance the capacity to provide primary health care to a greater number of community residents”

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