Nutrition Tips Winter 2015

Children who have meals with their family not only eat better and are healthier; they learn to socialize and do better in school. Family meals give a time and place to keep up with what is going on with everyone, help each other out, and tell family stories. Enjoying family meals help to keep food in its place as only one of life's great pleasures. Pay attention to the food and enjoy it when it is time to eat, forget about it between times. A rushed morning without breakfast can make eating well challenging. Try these quick breakfast ideas: A long afternoon commute can make eating well challenging. Pack a snack for the afternoon before your ride so you aren’t over hungry when you get home. Healthy food choices at home and at school can help students do better in school and be healthier over all. Part of learning about healthy eating is practicing. If your children’s’ school does not teach food preparation, ask your school administration how you can help to support offering classes. Snack foods like chips, candy, and pop fill children up, but don’t supply any of the nutrition they need to grow and learn. These foods should not be offered in school. Help the school community council and school administration in your children’s school to promote healthy foods in the school.

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Volunteer Services

Volunteers provide services that include visiting, transportation (including Meals on Wheels delivery), assistance with shopping, phone calls and other needs.

Definition of a volunteer

A volunteer is a person who by choice, and without financial compensation, contributes time and service to assist in fulfilling the mission of an organization.

Volunteer Services*

Volunteer Driver:
A client is eligible for transportation by a volunteer when it has been determined that a supporter of the client in unable to provide transportation. The client/supporter will provide the necessary resources required (i.e. - payment of any incurred expenses such as meals, parking fees, gas, mileage etc.)

Clients receive assistance with every day living tasks (shopping, bills etc.)

Dial a Friend:
A telephone link is established between client and volunteer when the client has limited social contact. The volunteer provides a degree of security and social contact.

Friendly Visitor:
Social visits to clients are important when there are limited family and friends to provide this.

Nutritionally balanced mid-day meals may be delivered regularly to client's home by volunteers. Meals are supplied by local institutions, restaurants or private individuals.

Palliative Care Volunteers:
This service provides relief for caregivers and comfort for clients.

Supportive Visits:
People responsible for elderly or disabled relatives or friends require time to do shopping, bill paying, and attend appointments or meetings. Volunteers may provide relief for caregivers by staying with the client while the caregivers take a break.

Birthday Club Volunteer:
Volunteers make social contact with clients to acknowledge their birthdays.

Wellness, Flu and Child Health Clinic Volunteers:
These volunteers book appointments for the clinics, greet clients, put up posters and act as a community resource.

Fluoride Mouth Rinse Volunteer:
The volunteer is responsible for mixing the fluoride solution and assists the other volunteers in distributing the solution to the students.

Adult Coordinator for Youth Volunteers:
This volunteer coordinates youth volunteers in a Health Centre.

Youth Volunteer:
Volunteering introduces the youth in our communities to the volunteer experience. They are under the supervision of an Adult Coordinator for Youth Volunteers, the Volunteer Coordinator or designated SCHR employee. The possible duties are numerous and the results are rewarding.

There are many other ways in which a Volunteer's talents can be shared. Please call to inquire how you can become part of our Volunteer Team

* not available in all areas

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Acquiring new skills
  • Knowledge
  • Friendship
  • Exercise
  • Career Exploration
  • Skills are useful when applying for employment
  • Feeling of self-worth
  • Enhancing the lives of those in need

Contact Numbers for Volunteer Coordinators

Home Care East: 

Phone: (306) 453-2319
Fax: (306) 453-6799

Phone: (306) 452-6463
Fax: (306) 452-3556

Phone: (306) 739-2306
Fax: (306) 739-2802

Phone: (306) 736-2553

Home Care South (Estevan)
Phone: (306) 637-3630
Fax: (306) 634-2494
Home Care West (Weyburn)
Phone: (306) 842-6870
Fax: (306) 842-1919