hazellynnbreastfeeding-featureFollowing up on a story in the summer about breastfeeding in local businesses, The Hub is pleased to announce that a new Breastfeeding Friendly Business Toolkit is now available to assist business and organizations to support both their customers and employees to continue to breastfeed their children. Breastfeeding is one of the most important starts to healthy infant and child development.

"Embracing breastfeeding friendly businesses helps to support the entire community on the road to wellness; and we all want to be healthy!" says Dr. Hazel Lynn, Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health. "A measure of wellness of a community is reflected in the number of mothers who start and continue breastfeeding."

Launched today by the Grey Bruce Health Unit, the Toolkit If you've ever visited Grey County during the fall, you know we've got something special here.  From blazing colours atop the Niagara Escarpment to warm sunny days topped with crisp fall nights, from bustling farmer's markets to orchards and vineyards tucked away in the Beaver Valley, vibrant galleries in southern Grey and fall harvest menus in the Blue Mountains, fall in Grey County provides a truly epic experience.
This fall, we've been sharing those fall touring opportunities with folks far and wide via a giant Facebook campaign.  Since August 25, we've mailed out 3,100 packages with maps, brochures and information to tourists anxious to experience autumn in Grey County .  At the heart of our campaign is the Ultimate Fall Colour Adventure Contest which will see one lucky winner receive a fabulous fall tour of Grey County, valued at over $3000.  Here are just some of the amazing prizes to be won

teens-featureThe Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library has a great line-up of programs for students in grades 7-12 starting in October.

Get involved and have your say by joining the Library's Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Check out the first meeting of the new school year on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 pm. TAG members help plan programs, give feedback on the Library's teen collections and contribute ideas on how to better serve youth,  in partnership with the TOM Thompson Art Gallery.

The rest of the October events are below:

olderhands-featureThe Grey Bruce Geriatric Education Cooperative (GEC) is offering a full-day workshop on end-of-life care for health care providers in retirement homes, long term care and other facilities. Family members of persons caring for loved one who want to learn more about end-of-life care would also find this workshop of interest.
The workshop, Palliative Care: Improving The Quality of Living and Dying, will be offered on Tuesday Oct 6th at Stone Tree in Owen Sound.
For registration details and to register contact the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce.
"This workshop, and others offered by the Education Cooperative, qualify for continuing education credits," said Deborah Barker, Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce.
The Alzheimer Society is one of several partners involved in the cooperative and this workshop is just one example of




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