ALBANIAN WOMEN'S EXERCISE GROUP

Open to Albanian and Kosovar women. This program is beneficial for social interaction, health and language education, and learning about Canadian culture.

Location:
North Hamilton Community Health Centre (438 Hughson St. North)

Meeting Time:
Please call 905-523-6611 ext. 2013

Goals of Program:

  • To enhance the physical, emotional and mental health of participants.
  • To enable women to create long term friendships and support for each other.
  • To foster social networks and break isolation among participants.
  • To facilitate the process of adjustments and integration of participants and their families into Canadian society.
  • To enable immigrant women to perform the language tasks of everyday life, even before greater competence in English has been achieved.


Description of Program (activities, participants, etc.):

  • An on-going program, where participants are welcome to join at any time.
  • The program is offered in Albanian and is facilitated by a member of the Albanian/Kosovar community.
  • The participants identify their needs and interests and an agenda for the next six months is developed (food, nutrition, and health issues).
  • Health-related topics include: active living, the health care system, introductions to community resources (i.e., libraries and recreation centres).
  • Adult education techniques are used, including group discussions, cooking demonstrations, audio/visual, and group outings.
  • Bus tickets are provided.


For more information, please contact: Artana Bixhi: 905-523-6611 ext. 2013