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Well Baby Visit

April 4, 2024

Written by Anna Khademi, Registered Nurse   Babies should be seen by a doctor or nurse practitioner (primary care provider) on an occasional basis. Well baby visits are crucial as they…

Big Drum Social

April 2, 2024

Written by Amy Stephenson, Manager – Community Health Teams March 23, 2024, at the Toronto Zoo Indigenous residents of all communities were invited to this Big Drum Social with over…

Social Work Week 2024

March 6, 2024

Written by Maria Borgai, Social Worker – Diabetes Program March 4th to 10th is Social Work Week in Ontario, and across Canada, March is National Social Work Month. The 2024 theme, Social Work Opens…

Bring a Natural Balance to Your Nutrition 

February 27, 2024

Do you know Dietitians Day is celebrated on the 3rd Wednesday of March? This year, it falls on March 20.  Food and nutrition have been popular topics in the media.…

Keeping up with a Growing Mind   

February 22, 2024

By Arielle Chung, Community Ambassador “Look at life through the eyes of a child” reminds us to spark our creativity; it also reminds us that children see the world differently.…

Black History Month and Rose Fortune

February 20, 2024

Presented by Frederica Joseph | Volunteer – Palliative Care SCHC | President – Kiwanis Club of Scarborough ROSE FORTUNE 1774 – 1864 SCHC requested Frederica to share the story of her ancestors,…

Where did I put my keys?

February 15, 2024

By Dr. Andrew Xiao Navigating Memory Concerns: The Vital Role of Specialized Geriatric Care As we gracefully age, our bodies undergo numerous changes; for some, memory issues can become a…

“De-prescribing” for Seniors

February 2, 2024

Written by Dr. Andrew Xiao We understand the unique healthcare needs of our aging population. Do I still need this medication? A Physician’s Perspective on “De-prescribing” for Seniors As a…

Social Prescribing at SCHC: Connecting Community and Well-being

February 2, 2024

Written by Perris Kajirwa, Project Manager – Community Health Centre We are excited to announce the launch of our innovative Social Prescribing program here at Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities!…

Building your Village

January 31, 2024

Written by Arielle Chung, Community Ambassador In today’s fast-paced world, the age-old proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is more important than ever. It emphasizes the importance…