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Don’t Wait Until it is Too Late When it Comes to a Child’s Speech and Language Skills

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Apr 30, 2015

April 30, 2015 – May is Speech and Language Month According to Peterborough Public Health, strong communication skills are essential for children’s growth, development and future success, as these skills help them learn new things, including reading and writing. “Every word counts when it comes to a child’s speech skills,” says Leisa Baker, a Public Health […]

Treating Poverty: Local Physicians Learn How to Help Patients at Risk of Poor Health from Poverty

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Apr 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 – ** Today a group of 19 local physicians learned how they can improve the health outcomes of patients living in poverty in a special workshop delivered at Peterborough Public Health in partnership with the Ontario College of Family Physicians. “The link between poor health outcomes and poverty are well known, so helping […]

Income and Basic Needs Support in Peterborough City and County

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Apr 28, 2015

April 29, 2015 – City of Peterborough Social Services Delivers the Ontario Works (OW) Program to eligible clients including basic needs, shelter costs, basic dental and vision care for children, and prescription drugs, covered under the Ontario Drug Formulary. Clients may be eligible for Special Diet Allowances and costs towards medical travel and transportation.  For the […]

Colon Cancer Awareness Night

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Apr 20, 2015

150422 Colon Cancer Awareness Night

Board of Health Meeting Summary – April 15

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Apr 17, 2015

April 17, 2015 – ** To view the Board of Health Meeting Summary from April 15 please click the image below:

Parents Invited to Free Presentation on Wednesday, May 6:

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Apr 16, 2015

April 16, 2015 – “Controversies About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” Featuring Dr. Kevin Nugent, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist Peterborough Healthy Families invites parents and caregivers during Children’s Mental Health Week to a free presentation entitled “Controversies About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Peterborough […]

Service Information Fair for Professionals

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Apr 13, 2015

Spring 2015  – Service Information Fair for Professionals (Click for copy of poster) Tuesday, May 5, 2015 • 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Evinrude Community Centre • 911 Monaghan Road, Peterborough 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Sleep Matters   How Sleep Affects Learning, Behaviour and Health at all Ages a presentation by Dr. Carlyle Smith, […]

Board of Health Meets April 15

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Apr 10, 2015

April 10, 2015 –Location: Peterborough City Hall, Council Chambers The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Peterborough City Hall, 500 George St. North. To download the agenda and the online board package, please […]