Free food vouchers for mamas and moms-to-be

Attn: Mamas and Moms-to-be

If you have a baby 7 months or younger, you are eligible for food vouchers from the Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program to provide your family with healthy, nutritious options.

Drop by the Stoney Health Centre monthly and speak to a Well-Baby team to receive four (4) food vouchers – each worth $25 – to use towards the community market on Thursday.

Call 403-881-2725 for details.

12 Days of Fit’mas

12 days of Fit'mas

For the month of December, Stoney Health Services is promoting our “12 Days of Fit’mas” program. We will bring you short segments about healthy food choices, workout videos, crafts, and food recipes from our health promotion team.

Stop by and visit the fitness centre located above the Bearspaw Youth Center.

If you would like to start your fitness journey & goals, please contact SHS health promoter Mel BigStony at (403) 223-7878. He is a certified CanFit Pro instructor.


On the 3rd day of Fit'mas, take a refreshing winter stroll around the community

On the 1st day of Fit'mas, drop by the Stoney Health gym.

On the 2nd-ish day of Fit'mas, give overnight oats a try.

Special COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children 5+

COVID-19 Children Vaccines Special Clinic Dec 4

COVID-19 vaccines now available for all community members 5 years and older.

We are hosting a special Saturday clinic (December 4, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm) at the Stoney Health Centre. All community members are welcome, particularly children 5-11 and youth 12-17 and their families. 

For parents and caregivers: Alberta Health Services recommends a 2-week delay between the COVID-19 vaccine and any other vaccines for children 5-11 years old.

 

SPECIAL VACCINATION CLINIC
Saturday, Dec 4
10:30 – 4:00 pm
Walk-ins welcome.

Children are welcome to drop by the daily clinics at the Stoney Health Centre, Mondays thru Fridays, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.

COVID-19 Children Vaccines Special Clinic Dec 4

Fitness Centre: extended hours on Tuesdays

Fitness Centre

Come Train With Us!

The Stoney Health Services Fitness Centre welcomes the community to drop by. 

Hours: Monday, Wed, Thur, Fri – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesdays: 12 – 6 pm
Open weekdays, except holidays
Bearspaw Youth Centre, 2nd floor

Call 403-223-7878 for access. The front door to the fitness centre is locked at all times.

The Fitness Centre participates in the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program. All guests must provide proof of vaccination; a negative COVID, Health Canada-approved test; or medical exemption, plus government-issued ID.

We offer FREE personal training to anyone living or working in the Stoney community. Contact Mel Bigstony.

The Fitness Centre has a maximum capacity of 3 people (plus 1 staff). Physical distancing is required at all times as well as continuous masking and sanitizing.

COVID Safety Measures in Place to Help Keep the Community Healthy and Safe

  • Reduced capacity. Limit of THREE (3) gym users at one time.  (+ 1 staff)
  • Masks required. Everyone must wear masks at all times. (Please consider low-intensity exercises.)
  • A COVID questionnaire must be completed prior to entering the gym. If you have COVID symptoms, please stay home and contact Stoney Health Services to get a COVID-19 test.
  • Space ventilation. Air conditioning or windows open depending on temperatures/air quality.
  • Hand sanitizer use and frequent cleaning/sanitizing of all equipment.
  • Bring your own water.
  • Change rooms are available for use.

Long-Term Care in the Community: Virtual Town Hall

We want to hear from you. Your voice matters.

Long-Term Care in the Community
Virtual Town Hall
With a growing Stoney Nakoda population and a desire to care for Nation members right here in Morley, we want to hear and learn from you.
 
Your thoughts and opinions will help shape long-term care in the community – what it could and should be – for you and your loved ones, Elders and people living with disabilities – now and in the future.
 
Questions for Consideration and Discussion
– What does long-term care look like for the Stoney community? Current services? Gaps? What other services should be provided?
– Thoughts around a long-term care facility? What role it would serve? Benefits?
Join us virtually Tuesday, November 9 from 11 am – 1 pm.
Meeting ID: 883 0131 3412
Passcode: 997568
 
Register and attend to receive a gift. Send an email to communications@stoneyhealth.com or message 403-888-0970.
 
The town hall will be facilitated by community members. The town hall is open to the community. The session will be recorded for reporting purposes.

Falls Prevention Awareness in November

November is Falls Prevention Month. Throughout the month, tips, advice and support will be offered to Nation members on how to prevent falls at home and in the community.

The Stoney Health Falls Prevention team supports older adults and Elders to stay active and reduce their risks of falls. Our staff works with the community to improve strength and balance, and develop ways to stay safe at home and in the community. 

Due to COVID, the Elder Wellness Group has been paused. Once safe gathering is once again available, the Elder Wellness Group will provide Elders with the opportunity to gather together, exercise, enjoy a meal, learn about Falls Prevention and participate in fun activities.

Tips to Prevent Falls

Source: Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council –  FindingBalanceAlberta.ca

Other Resources

Check out Safe For Elders for more ideas and ways to help you prevent falls.

Meet the Team: Falls Prevention

Katie Kenyon

Katie Kenyon, Physiotherapist

Katie graduated with a Physiotherapy degree in 2012 from the University of Alberta. Katie has worked as a physiotherapist in Alberta and BC in rural hospitals and clinics helping people to overcome injuries, chronic pain and disability. Katie joined Stoney Health Services in 2018 and has now found her “dream job”. She loves helping people to understand how their bodies work and learn new ways to reduce their pain and improve function.  In her role on the Falls Prevention Team, Katie works directly with clients work on exercise programs to improve their strength and balance, and to develop strategies to stay safe at home and in the community. Her favourite thing about working in Morley is the people – she loves their great sense of humour and stories. She feels it is a privilege to learn from and work with the Stoney Nation. Katie lives in Canmore with her husband, toddler and dog. They enjoy getting out in the Rockies hiking, biking, paddling and skiing. She also enjoys cooking and baking, and is doing her best to grow a little garden in the mountains.

Diabetes wellness: what you should know?

Meet the Team: Diabetes Wellness

November 14 is World Diabetes Day – a day to raise awareness and draw attention to some of the issues around access to diabetes care.

Indigenous people living in Canada are at the highest risk for diabetes and complications from the disease. We thought it would be important to share some resources and introduce the Stoney Health Service’s staff who support the community with education and counseling. 

Read on for some diabetes information and resources.

 

Mary-Guetg

Mary Guetg, Diabetes Nurse Educator

As a diabetes educator, Mary teaches individuals living with diabetes ways to improve their health outcomes by making lifestyle changes. That approach can include suggesting healthy food choices, increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary time or teaching about the role of anti-hyperglycemic medications. She's helped and seen many people improve their health with the support of the Stoney Health Service's Diabetes Wellness Program.

Outside of work, Mary is passionate about road cycling and takes advantage of the weekends to hit the road, biking anywhere from Lake Louise to Okotoks. To her, working so close to the Rocky Mountains is a true benefit of the job. "Morley is in one the most beautiful areas of Alberta. Working at Stoney Health Services gives me the opportunity to appreciate the majestic Rocky Mountains everyday."

Honoured by the experience in working with the Stoney Nakoda, she enjoys getting to know the people in the community and learning about their culture. Capping off her experience, she loves her clients' sense of humour, claiming that "Stoney Nakoda people have the best sense of humour!"

children

Mayra Regan, Dietitian

Mayra began her career as a dietitian and worked with Mayan Indigenous communities before moving to Canada. Once here in Canada, Mayra completed a bridge program to be able to work as a registered dietitian in Nova Scotia. When she moved to Alberta, she worked at Camp Chief Hector as a food service director for a few years. She currently works with seniors with the Brenda Strafford Foundation in Calgary and at Stoney Health Services. In her personal life, Mayra is married and the mother of two kind and curious children, Annabella and Christopher and a beautiful Yorkie-Chihuhua named Lolita. Mayra enjoys swimming, dancing, boxing, biking and hiking. During her sparse quiet time, she enjoys watching movies with her husband. Mayra loves working with people and providing support to live a healthy life style. Her job has given her the opportunity to learn from the Stoney people for the past four years.

Diabetes Information & Resources

Did you know that insulin was a Canadian discovery? 

5 Minutes of Canadian history

Healthy Eating and Diabetes

Physical Activity and Diabetes

Upcoming events December 2021

What's up at Stoney Health in November & December

What's Happening Every Week

Spooky fun inspires Halloween movie night

Ghoulish fun for the whole family

Party goers were welcome – if they dared – to enter the Chiniki Rodeo Ground’s gates for a night of ghoulish fun on October 22. 

Hot beverages were offered to stave off the cool night air while people watched the double feature – Halloween Town for all ages and Nightmare on Elm Street for those looking to get the full-screen scare. 

Lots of other Halloween-inspired activities entertained the community including a costume contest and a pumpkin lantern festival. Approximately 50 people got in the spirit and entered the costume contest, offering prizes in several categories for adults and children. 

A path wound through part of the rodeo grounds featuring crafty and creative carvings submitted by several community organizations including local schools and the Nakoda Head Start program. The pumpkins were handed out to the community at the end of the night.

A few community vendors also set up booths including a costume pop-up shop for people to browse and select their costume for the year.

If you dare, check out some of the spooky, fun-filled memories captured in the photo gallery below. 

Oct. 22 - Mînî Thnî Drive-in Movie Night

Mînî Thnî Crisis Support welcomes you

Mînî Thnî Crisis Support Team welcomes you

Mînî Thnî Crisis Support Team is Open and Welcomes the Stoney Nakoda Community

The Mînî Thnî Crisis Support (MTCS) team is officially OPEN and welcoming the community to reach out for support.

The MTCS supports Stoney Nakoda community members who are dealing with difficult situations by providing a variety of services and programs that educate, train, and support the strength and capacity of the community.

  • Educational workshops, training, and information sessions
  • Short-term support to individuals who have experienced an event that produces mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral distress.
  • Crisis Prevention/ Intervention supports, resources and referrals

Open Monday thru Friday

9 am – 4 pm

403-881-2600 or mtcrisissupport@stoneyhealth.com.

Follow us on Facebook @MTcrisissupport.

Mînî Thnî Crisis Support Team welcomes you

Upcoming events this month – Oct 2021

What's up at Stoney Health this month?

AHS screen testing coming to Morley

AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic

AHS mammography screen: Bringing good breast health to you

AHS Screen Test Mobile Mammography Clinic returns to Morley 

December 6 & 7, 2021

Stoney Health Centre

Screen Test brings breast cancer screening to women across Alberta with its state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit.

Appointments are required. Call 1-800-667-0604 to book. 

Read on for who should be screened and why mammograms are important. Go to screeningforlife.ca for more details.

Who should be screened?

  • Women 50 to 74: This group is most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer, and should plan to have a mammogram every 2 years until they turn 75. This group can self-refer.
  • Women 40 to 49: Screening is optional and they should discuss the risks and benefits of screening with their health care provider. A referral is needed for their first mammogram in Alberta, which is available online here.
  • Women 75 and over: Can continue screening and should discuss the risks and benefits with their health care provider.
  • Screening mammograms are not recommended for women under age 40: Women in this age group should discuss their breast cancer risk and mammography options with their health care provider. 

Why are mammograms important? Screening mammograms are routine tests used to find early signs of cancer in women who have no breast problems or symptoms. They can find changes in the breast that are too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Early detection with mammograms is one of the reasons that most women (90%) are now surviving breast cancer. To learn more about Screen Test, visit our website or call us at 1-800-667-0604.

Iyarhe Nakoda Youth tutoring program

Culturally-aware Tutoring for Stoney Nakoda students

The Îyarhe Nakoda Youth Tutoring Program provides culturally aware educational support to Stoney Nakoda students.

We believe that education is another way to contribute to a strong community and hope to create an environment where culturally aware learning and services can be provided to children and youth.

Tutoring is free for all Stoney Nakoda Student in junior high, high school, adult upgrading, post-secondary.

One-on-one and group tutoring are available.
All tutoring sessions will be held online, via ZOOM and Google Meets.

We provide adequate computer and internet access. If students do not have access to the internet or a computer we have computers and laptops available at the INYP Room. (COVID guidelines apply)

Contact Danielle Lefthand (403-554-0703) or Earl Makinaw-Labelle (403-881-2734) for info or to register.

Iyarhe Nakoda Youth Tutoring Program

Meet the Tutors