Posted on May 31, 2016 at 12 : 30 pm
Community Care open
Community hubs provide a central access point for a range of needed health and social services, along with cultural, recreational, and green spaces to nourish community life.
No community hub is like another, as each brings together a variety of different services, programs and/or social and cultural activities to reflect local community needs. It is this diversity of activity that allows community hubs to play a critical role in building economic and social cohesion in the community.
On May 30, the Cornwall Community Hospital, in partnership with Counselling and Support Services of S. D. & G. and the City of Cornwall Social Services Department held an open house in Winchester at their Community Care Building.
The hospital services, new to the hub, will include psychogeriatrics, outpatient mental health hospital services, counselling and support services as well as children’s mental health programs. Other services in the Community Care Building include the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, CCAC and Job Zone.
“Creating partnerships such as the Community Hub in Winchester produces stability and creates a prosperous environment for our employees and clients. We are pleased to be part of this initiative and embrace the benefits of collaborating with one another,” expressed Raymond Houde, Executive Director of Counselling and support services of S. D. & G.
“A community hub, like this one in Winchester, allows better access to community based services,” explained Christine Penney, Vice President of Community Programs at Cornwall Hospital. “We are thrilled about partnering with our community in order to provide these much needed services.” The open house was celebrated with tours, coffee and cookies.