2017/2018 Health Promotion Activities
Programming for Regent Park Seniors
In the fall of 2017, a group of eight passionate Trent nursing students completing their degree onsite at George Brown College,initiated a collaborative health promotion program for seniors living in Regent Park. As part of their program’s placement, this group worked diligently to promote and advocate healthy eating, better nutrition, physical activity, and greater accessibility of health services for these seniors. By doing so, they laid the foundation of a community-based health initiative for this group who are often vulnerable members of society.
Building on the work that this group had established in Regent Park, a group of George Brown graduates continued this important work. They created multiple workshops that included physical activity sessions, arts-based health promotion & wellness programs.
Students in the Hearing Instrument Specialist program made community visits during which they offered free hearing test to members of the public.
Third year Denturism students provided workshops for the public on dentures, oral health, and promoted the services provided at the WAVE Dental Clinic. They visited a number of local communities including:
Regent Park, Christian Resource Centre, Parkdale Community Health Centre, Costi Corvetti Education Centre, Central Neighbourhood House, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre and Neighbourhood Link Support Services.