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Woolwich Community Health Centre-H.U.G.S (St. Jacob's)

10 Parkside DR
St. Jacobs, Ontario
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IN-Person; the 3rd Tuesday of the month Sept 20, October 18, November 22, December 20, January 24, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16.


  • September 20 COMMON CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES: Christine Toffelmire NP at WCHC will discuss childhood illness, and give us a good understanding of them.
  • October 18 ORAL and DENTAL HEALTH: Margret Gohl RDA will talk all things teeth! PLUS: bring outgrown costumes to swap and get some ideas for making your own costumes and treats
  • November 22 HAPPY FEET: Chiropodist Krista Steinman will show us the importance of good foot wear and healthy feet!
  • December 20 CHRISTMAS FUN! Decorating Cookies, Talking about our Christmas traditions, and a visit from Santa (and maybe Mrs. Claus too!) Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange: bring a couple copies of your favourite recipe to share with others. 
  • January 24 Music and our Children – Amelia Ballak Music Therapist an interactive morning learning about the power of music
  • February 21 Pelvic Floor Health – Beth Halford Pelvic Health
  • March 21 Physiotherapist Nutrition for your Children – Natalee Miller Dietician
  • April 18 American Sign Language – Penny Wilson an interactive morning learning this communication tool
  • May 16 Peri-partum Mood – Laura Jakobs NP May is Mental Health and Awareness month – please join us! 
  • June 2 PICNIC in the PARK! Join us for a fun time as we celebrate HUGS program and all we’ve learned and accomplished! Then, we’ll be back in September

Limited to parents and children (0 – 5 years) living in Woolwich Township, Wellesley Township and part of Wilmot Township. Parents are welcome even if their children are attending pre-school. Registration is not required. Child Care for Toddlers and Pre-schoolers; No Charge; Snacks Provided.


Meeting Room, Woolwich Community Health Centre 10 Parkside Drive, St Jacobs


For more info call or email Paula 519-664-3794 ext. 237 or [email protected]


To register, click here OR Or you can register by emailing [email protected] or calling 519-664-3794 or 519-656-9025.

Woolwich Community Health Centre-H.U.G.S (St. Jacob's)
10 Parkside DR
St. Jacobs, Ontario
Tuesday September 20, 2022 9:30 AM to Tuesday May 16, 2023 11:00 AM
Community Event

* Registration is not required for this event.