Mindfulness Program

Since 2009, the Canmore & Area Health Care Foundation has funded Mindfulness Programs every Spring and Fall. The programs introduce individuals to meditation and yoga to help one manage everyday stressors and improve their overall health. Benefits may include improved sleep, decreased stress, enhanced ability to cope with pain, reduction in the use of medication, an improved immune system and less anxiety. Recent research also demonstrates mindfulness meditation helps with relapse prevention in depression. The mindfulness practice helps one become more accepting, less …
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Music Therapy Program

The Music Therapy Program is another great program that the Canmore & Area Health Care Foundation supports at the Canmore General Hospital. The program is offered to Golden Eagle View long-term care residents in the form of group and individual sessions, occurring twice weekly. Music therapy is a discipline in which credentialed professionals use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, …
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Canmore General Hospital to Extend Quality Birthing Experience to More Bow Valley Mothers-to-be

  For Jackie Robertson, the delivery of her daughter, Hadley, at the Canmore General Hospital meant more than a convenient location. The hospital has two private rooms dedicated to women in labour.** Robertson’s positive birth experience didn’t start the day she went into labour, but weeks before, in November 2015 when she experienced symptoms that can signal pre-term labour.   During her two-night stay, Robertson described the nurses as “so responsive to what was happening and they made me feel comfortable and safe and same with the doctors that were here.”   This …
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Building Community Health Care Through Outreach and Volunteer Support

Ann Keith and her husband moved to Canmore in 1998, shortly after their son and his wife. She didn’t waste any time diving into the community.   Keith said when she moved to the Bow Valley, she asked herself, “where can my time be well spent, where can my skills be used?”   Years ago, Keith and her husband – an avid golfer – started volunteering at the Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation’s annual golf tournament. It’s an event she’s now chaired for the past couple of years.   “I realize that the government can’t do it all and in every town the community decides what it …
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Sneak Peek: 2018 Silent Auction!

Thank You to our Silent Auction Donors for the 2018 Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation Golf Fundraiser! If you would like to join us for a fun day of golf, a chance to bid on these exciting prizes, and to support health care in the Bow Valley, please join us at Silvertip Resort on June 14th! Register Here  …
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Canmore General Hospital seeks funding to make its long-term care facility “feel like home”

When Avice Stephenson settled into her room at the Golden Eagle View she’d been living with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis for more than five years. “Looking after her health-wise was becoming impossible,” said her husband, Gerry Stephenson, now 85. At first he could care for her on his own. Eventually, he’d have help come to their house. Yet, in her last months at home, getting Avice ready and into bed was becoming too physically demanding for Gerry. “It reached a point at least once or twice a week I would finish up on the floor…because I just couldn’t take her weight,” he said. Getting a room …
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Hospital Gardens Program

The Hospital Gardens Program is one of many meaningful programs supported by the Canmore & Area Health Care Foundation at the Canmore General Hosptial. The program is entirely volunteer-run and is appreciated by many in the community. It receives positive comments from patients, long-term residents, visitors, and staff on a regular basis.       …
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Save the Date – 2018 CAHCF SILVERTIP Golf Fundraiser!

  Join us on June 14th, 2018 at Silvertip Resort for a fun-filled day of golf, and help support fundraising efforts for the Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation, in support of the Canmore General Hospital.  If you'd like to be involved as a sponsor, please email Ken Pillipow, Event Manager, at cahcfgolf@gmail.com  or Click HERE  Registration will open later this month. REGISTER HERE.  …
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CCC Golf Tournament – September 9, 2016

The 2016 Canmore Connection Charity Golf Event – September 9, 2016 The Canmore Connection is not a club, company or organisation.  It is simply a group of individuals who enjoy golfing with friends and associates for a great cause. The Canmore Connection Charity Golf Event is primarily comprised of individuals from Calgary.  The “connection” is that most of the participants are engaged in the oil and gas industry and have a common interest in the area and in the community. More recently the group has expanded to include locals from the Bow Valley who want to …
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Women’s Health

Obstetrics is the key women’s health component that receives funding from the Canmore and Area Health Care Foundation. Recently funds from the Foundation have been directed for the purchase of a Panda Infant Warmer and Resuscitation Unit as well as a birthing bed. Babies born with jaundice benefit from the phototherapy unit and to ensure healthy deliveries, a fetal monitor was sourced. There are annually approximately 325 births at the Canmore General Hospital. …
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