Health & Home

Are You Protected Against Pertussis and Measles?

needleTwo confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) at West Hill Secondary School remind us of the importance of immunizations and keeping immunizations current. Immunization provides the best protection against pertussis and measles as well as many other infectious diseases. 


In Ontario, children are routinely immunized against whooping cough in a combination vaccine at two, four, six and 18 months and again at 4-6 years. A booster dose is routinely given at 14-16 years. A single lifetime dose is available for adults 19 to 64 years if they did not receive a booster dose at 14-16 years. This lifetime dose replaces one of the tetanus/diphtheria booster doses given every 10 years.

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Learn How to Green Your Cleaning Products

cleaning supplies225Have you ever wondered what all of the ingredients in your cleaning products are? Ever wondered what all of those symbols on the packages mean?

Come to the Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre Dance Hall on Tuesday April 22 nd , 2014 to find out!

The Meaford Area Community Association (MACA), in conjunction with Earth Week, presents Women for the Water, a non-profit organization, whose mission is dedicated to providing environmental awareness through education, to inspire change and promote the care of our delicate water ecosystem.

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Oral Health Promoters Hard at Work During Oral Health Month

dental Francisco Navarro“Do you know that April is national oral health month? That’s right, this month is the perfect opportunity to take some time out of your hectic life to look after your teeth and gums,” read an announcement spoken at GBSS last Thursday.

“How about booking an appointment with your hygienist? Or maybe try cutting down on the amount of sugary and acidic foods you eat?” the announcement continued, ending with “I challenge you to celebrate oral health month and start a good oral hygiene routine- and don’t forget to floss!”

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VON SMART Program Coming to Meaford


The VON SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) Program will be offering low intensity fitness classes for adults over the age of 55, who are interested in improving their endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.

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