Health and Wellbeing
#1 Health and Wellbeing
Community leaders understand the importance of improving the health and well-being of individuals and families in Flin Flon. The City of Flin Flon views health and well-being as a vital component to a liveable, vibrant and sustainable city.
The ideology of a person's health and well-being is more than just being free from disease. It is composed of a variety of different factors that allows a person to live a happy, satisfied and meaningful life. Health and well-being encompasses multifaceted principles, such as mental health, physical health, quality of life and acceptance.
The World Health Organization states that "many factors combine together to affect the health of individuals and communities. Whether people are healthy or not is determined by their circumstances and environment."
The determinants of health include:
• The social and economic environment.
• The physical environment.
• The person's individual characteristics and behaviours.
Key Action Items
1. Identification and reassessment of services provided to the community.
2. Promote and implement alternative health care.
3. Promote more active and healthier living.
4. Develop a medical practitioner recruitment plan.
How Far Have We Come?
Retirement Living Needs Assessment Survey (KAI 1)
The City of Flin Flon has distributed a Retirement Living Needs Assessment Survey to the community. The results of this survey will help identify living concerns of current and future retirees in the area who may wish to retire in Flin Flon but who may require additional services and or housing alternatives to do so.
Drop in Sports Activities (KAI 3)
To help promote a more active lifestyle, the Recreation Department has introduced a series of drop-in sports activities aimed towards adults and older teens. These activities include basketball, volleyball, Pickleball, Discgolf, and Racket Sports.
Pickleball Courts at Steventon Park (KAI 3)
4 Pickleball Courts with removable nets were installed in the Steventon Outdoor Rink which created a more age inclusive space that can be used year round.
Meetings with NRHA (KAI 1 & 2)
Mayor Cal Huntley and council have been hosting quarterly meetings with representatives from the Northern Regional Health Authority, including Chief Executive Officer Helga Bryant as well as other key members to discuss solutions which address the health and wellbeing of our community. These discussions range from a reassessment of services currently provided to the community to an implementation of alternative health care services. The NRHA has also been working closely with the City in exploring new methods of promoting heathy active living as well as developing a medical practitioner recruitment plan.