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Health Clinic

Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik operates a community health clinic in its’ main building located on Espaniel Street (next door to the main band office Administration building). Health services are provided through visiting regulated health care professionals.

Our clinic hours are Monday to Friday from 9am - 3:00pm. Book an appointment at the Sagamok Health Clinic with one of our visiting health care professionals by calling our Medical Clerk, Dianne Toulouse at (705) 865-2171 ext.343.

A Nurse Practitioner is available four days a week. Rochelle Hatton is available to see patients on Mondays and Tuesdays between 9am-3pm, and Richard SanCartier is available to see patients on Wednesdays and Thursdays of each week between 9:30am-3:00pm.

A Physician is available to see patients every Wednesday. We have two visiting Physicians who see patients between the hours of 9:45 a.m to 7:00 p.m. Dr. Abdul-Salam and Dr. Susan Findley rotate visits to Sagamok on a bi-weekly basis.

Danielle Brubacher, a Registered Dietician is available once every week on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sandra Camillo is the Community Health Nurse. She works with collaboratively with the Community Health Representative, Marie Toulouse, to deliver monthly Diabetes and Blood Pressure Clinics, implement an annual influenza and pneumonia immunization campaign, the school immunization program and immunizations to the general community membership. Sandra works on ways to improve the health of the Sagamok community in a number of ways. She outreaches to the community to raise awareness and encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors and provides referrals to other health care professionals.

Medical Transportation  

We recognize that some of the community members need to go outside of the Sagamok community in order to receive the health services that they need and that this can at times place significant financial strain on individuals, families and households.

Medical Transportation is provided to eligible band members who require transportation services to obtain health services outside of the Sagamok community.

To request transportation or financial assistance in order to obtain medical services outside of the Sagamok community, please contact the Medical Finance Clerk, Ernestine Bob at (705) 865-2171 ext.344.

Diabetes Clinics 

Each month, the Community Health Nurse, Nurse Practitioner Sandra Camillo, and the Registered Dietician, Danielle Burbacher, deliver a diabetes clinic in Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik’s Small Resource Room. They invite all members of the Sagamok community to visit these clinics.

Diabetes clinics are not just for those who have diabetes. If you are at risk of developing diabetes, it is a good thing to monitor your blood sugars with a simple blood test that takes seconds to complete. We can also help answer some of your questions about diabetes and caring for those who have diabetes.

Blood Pressure Clinics  In Canada, high blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease. Fortunately, high blood pressure is preventable and manageable. Each month, Community Health Nurse, Sandra Camillo, and our Community Health Representative, Marie Toulouse, deliver a blood pressure clinic in Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik’s Small Resource Room to help people monitor their blood pressure. Come to our blood pressure clinics to begin monitoring your blood pressure, receive professional advice and assistance with any warning signs of cardiovascular disease.

Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik
4005 Espaniel Street 
Telephone: (705) 865-2171 or 1-800-727-5503

 

Nutrition Hub

Food Bank, Milk Program, School Breakfast Club and Balanced Day Programs

Sagamok Naandwedjige-Gamik’s delivers a number of services such as the Food Bank, Milk Program, School Breakfast Club and Balanced Day. These services support the needs for adequate nutrition for the community members. This is located at the Multi Educational Center on the main floor, the entrance is located behind the building. 

The Breakfast Club program is offered to students of Biidaaban Kinoomaagegamik, providing snacks, lunch and milk during school days. Breakfast is offered to student in their classroom settings at 8:20 a.m. Through the Balanced Day Program, students are served a snack at 10:15 a.m. and a lunch at 12:30 p.m.

The Food Bank supports many of our community residents in meeting their nutrition needs as well as the Milk Program which sees the distribution of milk to families and Elders in the Sagamok community.

The Sagamok Food Bank is open to the public Wednesdays from 1:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Sagamok Milk Program is open to the public Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact Food Bank, Milk Program and School Breakfast Club Coordinator, Janice Stoneypoint in person at the Multi-Educational Centre at 4008 Espaniel Street by calling (705) 865-2421 ext. 280.

 

Saswin

The team at Saswin provides mental health, addictions, and cultural services to members of Sagamok. The focus is to promote a higher quality of life through mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects. Saswin is staffed with an Addictions Counsellor, Youth Mental Health Worker, Children’s Mental Health Worker, Community Mental Health Worker and Cultural Coordinator and operates from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Saswin office is located at 51 Kokoko Miikan or contact the office at (705) 865-2192.

Each member of this team provide one-on-one, group and family counseling.

Addictions Services Available at Saswin

a. Circles are available upon request for families, groups and the community. This service is delivered by the Saswin Community Mental Health & Addictions Team, by Dr. Menzies when he’s available, and supporting partners at Maamwesying and Raising the Spirit.

***Note: Circles do not need to be addictions-related

b. Naadmaadaa Support Group for individuals, family and friends who struggle with or want to support people with substance use disorder.

c. Community members can also see the Mental Health Specialist, Dr. Peter Menzies, who provides a visiting service (10 days per month) in which community members can arrange through the Community Mental Health Worker for a one-on-one, group or family assessment and counseling.

d. Cultural services are provided by the Cultural Coordinator for individual, family and community traditional health services, like traditional healers, sunrise ceremonies, community sweats, teachings and more.

SASWIN    51 Kokoko Miikun      (705) 865-2192

 

Elders Eagle Lodge and Long Term Care 

We value our Elders immensely and want to keep them close to us in the Sagamok community. We offer long-term care services for seniors in the community and residents of the Elders Eagle Lodge. Our existing facility houses 15 Elders in its 10 single room and 4 apartment units.

The Elders’ Eagle Lodge is currently under expansion and a new wing is being added to provide 8 more apartment units.

Our offices are located in the Elders’ Eagle Lodge at 821 Wasacom Drive and are open 8:30am - 4:30pm. Our phone number is (705) 865-2926.

Home and Community Care

We offer personal support assistance and general maintenance services to Elders in our community who reside in their own homes and at the Elders Eagle Lodge facility.

Our Personal Support workers provide companionship and life assistance to our Elders in the Sagamok community to ensure that they can live independently as much as possible. We also ensure that there are Companion Staff and Relief Workers outside of regular office hours.

To request personal support or general maintenance services, call or visit our Home and Community Care Coordinator, Marilyn Jones at the Elders’ Eagle Lodge between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

Physio-Therapy

A visiting physio-therapist provides services to our Elders and other community members requiring treatment once per week at the Elders Eagle Lodge. Delma Toulouse provides support to the physio-therapist and is available to book your appointment today!

Meals on Wheels

This dietary program is offered to all Elders receiving services through the Home and Community Care program and anyone else in the community in need of the service. Janet Owl is our Nutrition Coordinator at the Elders’ Eagle Lodge. She would be happy to answer any questions or to sign up new clients. Stop in and see Janet at the Elders’ Eagle Lodge or give her a call today!

Elders Eagle Lodge Chi-nishinawbe M’gizi Wigwam

821 Wasacom Drive   (705) 865-2926.

Our Team of Professionals

Loretta Nootchtai       Long-term Care Manager 

Marilyn Jones            Home & Community Care Coordinator

Delma Toulouse         Therapist Support Worker

Janet Owl                 Meals on Wheels Coordinator 

 

Physical Wellness Programs

Sagamok offers a number of programs to assist our community members in maintaining their physical wellness goals. Our wide array of physical wellness programs target a range of interests and age groups in our community - we have and event or activity occurring every day of the week! We target our physical wellness programs for children and youth, women, men, families and everyone so there has to be something that suits you and your lifestyle needs!

We offer a wide range of programs to target the physical wellness needs of all our community members.  

Current Regular Programs:  

  • Mondays & Wednesdays NISHNAWBAA POLE WALKING PROGRAM - “Walk Your Way to Better Health” from 5-6pm.6 Week Fitness Program.Two instructor - lead group poling sessions per week starting at the Community Wellness Department.All ages, abilities and genders welcome! No Experience Necessary!
  • Tuesdays MULTI-GYM Night from 6-8pm at the Multi-Educational Centre. For everyone! 
  • Wednesdays LADIES NIGHT FITNESS from 6-9pm at the Sagamok Fitness Centre. 
  • Wednesdays Elders’ Fitness & Craft from 10am-3pm at the Elders Eagle Lodge (Except every 1st Monday of each month). Elders can join us for a fitness session in the morning – we usually like to walk around the block, followed by a craft activity after lunch. 
  • Every Second Wednesday 18+ MEN’s BIGGEST LOSER NUTRITION COOKING PROGRAM from 6-8pm at the Fitness Centre.  Concludes June 1.
  • Every Second Wednesday 18+ WOMEN’S BIGGEST LOSER NUTRITION COOKING PROGRAM from 6-8pm at the Fitness Centre. Concludes June 1.
  • Wednesdays Karate Lessons for Boys & Girls. For ages 6-14 years. Students learn fundamentals karate blocks, punch, kicks, as well as gynastics techniques in a positive, non-competitive twist on this ancient marital art. Instructor is Allen Toulouse, Black Belt. May 10, 17, 24 & 31.
  • Wednesday 14+ Yoga from 6-7pm at the Fitness Centre. For: ages 14+ 
  • Thursdays RIBBON DANCING (Traditional, Modern, Hip Hop) from 5-6pm at the Multi-Educational Centre. Seats are still available! 
  • Thursdays Women's Wellness Swim / Aqua Fitness. Deepwater begins at 10am and Shallow water begins at 11am at the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex (175 Avery Drive, Espanola). Swimming is a good all-round activity it because it keeps your heart rate up while reducing impact stress to your body, builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. 
  • Thursdays MEN's NIGHT at the FITNESS CENTRE from 6-9pm. 
  • ELITE TRAINING for WOMEN BIGGEST LOSER and Fitness Centre Members from 10am-11pm at the Sagamok Fitness Centre. Muscle building training, nutrition counselling, experienced personal trainer

  • ELITE TRAINING for MEN BIGGEST LOSER and Fitness Centre Members from 11am-12pm at the Sagamok Fitness Centre. Muscle building training, nutrition counselling, experienced personal trainer. 

Special Upcoming Programs & Events

  • Monday, May 15 FAMILY GOLF at Sauble Country Club. Tee Off is at 5:30. Adults pay their own green fees. 

  • Saturday, May 20 BALL HOCKEY from 9am-6pm at the Sagamok Mulit-Educational Centre's outside rink. Entry fee is $10 per player. DIVISIONS: Pee Wee (11-12years), Bantam (13-14 years), Midget (15-17 years) and Adults (18+). Register your team by picking up and returning a registration form at the Community Wellness Department. 

  • Saturday, May 27 HIKING in the Fort LaCloche Wilderness from 9am-3pm.

 

To inquire about programs or to register, contact our Physical Wellness Worker, Mike Abitong at Sagamok Naanwedjige-Gamik today by dropping in to see him, phoning him at (705) 865-2171 ext.318

 

FITNESS CENTRE

The Sagamok Fitness Centre is located in the Ednakmagak Centre at 610 Sagamok Road, Unit #4. ***We will soon be moving to the community's Fort Subdivision next to the skateboard park!

SCHEDULE

Monday          9am-4:30pm

Tuesday         9am-4:30pm

Wednesday     9am-4:30pm

        Ladies Fitness 7-9pm

Thursday        9am-4:30pm

        Men’s Fitness  1-8:30pm

Friday             9am-4:30pm

For more information, call the Physical Wellness Worker, Michael Abitong at the Community Wellness Department at (705) 865-2171 ext.318.