With the rise in Covid/variant cases in our small community, we're focusing on the safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers. This means restricting drop-in access to our facility.
It doesn't mean we are closed, just that drop-in group outreach like Hot Lunch and Coffee Time won't be available. These measures are temporary, and we will evaluate them every two weeks, based on community Covid cases.
Check our calendar below to see scheduled activities which are open and free to attend. You can also make an appointment with Janice, Alphia or Jamie for one-on-one social outreach, mental health support and referrals, access a public computer, get help with technology or learn more about our programs.
You can also make an appointment to renew your society membership, make a personal tax-deductable donation or learn about becoming a volunteer. Call 780-865-4464 or book online HERE.
The "Recreation Exploration Program" has concluded for 2020. Participants explored new opportunities for recreation in Hinton for wellness. Make meaningful connections with others in our community to help support your mental wellness! Check out our calendar below for social recreation activities continuing at BRIDGES!
Join us Mondays for Walk & Talk Or Swim! The group will decide whether to go out for a nature photography walk or to the Pool for a swim. *Pool access depends on Covid Measures* . See our calendar below for dates and times. Physical Distancing must be observed, masks encouraged when 2m is difficult to maintain. Contact Us for more info!
*This activity depends on Covid Measures* - Schedule TBA
Bowling isn't just a social, party activity! It also builds strength and stretches muscles and ligaments. It's also lots of fun, in a small group with others! Bowl with us at Headquarters Bowling & Games Room. Contact Alphia for more info!
*D&D NETWORK SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO TEMPORARY ENHANCED RESTRICTIONS RELATING TO COVID-19* Part of our Social Recreation Program, The Dungeons & Dragons Network meets monthly at BRIDGES to make connections and play in a supportive, inclusive setting. Learn the game, learn to DM, meet others to create new playgroups. We embrace diversity!
*OUR ANNUAL FUNDRASIER IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO TEMPORARY ENHANCED RESTRICTIONS RELATING TO COVID-19* Support BRIDGES' services by entering a team of 6 into one of our annual Trivia Night Fundraisers to compete for glory and prizes! Register a team for $180 or individual for $30 (we will find you a team) and help us raise money to fund our programming. Our next Trivia Night Fundraiser event is TBA.
Explore creative self expression in activities like Art Journaling for Mental Wellness, rock painting, holiday crafts, making dreamcatchers and more. Check our calendar for this month's activities!
*CURRENTLY ON ZOOM ONLY - CALL FOR DETAILS*
The Hinton Ukulele Group meets at BRIDGES every Wednesday at 7:00 PM to learn to play new songs for fun and fellowship! There are ukuleles available for loan, to those without. All skill levels are welcome!
The Hinton Yarnbags' Knit Night takes place most Tuesdays at 7:00 PM for yarn crafting and mutual support. Learn to knit or crochet, get help with a project, or help others. We are now meeting in person at BRIDGES again with physical distancing. Masks are mandatory unless seated 2m from non-cohort participants.
*JAM NIGHT IS S SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO TEMPORARY ENHANCED RESTRICTIONS RELATING TO COVID-19*
At 7:00 PM on the last Friday of each month (depending on facility availability), BRIDGES hosts a community Jam Session. Bring your instruments and come play and sing along, or simply sit back and enjoy the music!
The coffee is always on at BRIDGES. Come and meet new people and old friends for coffee and conversation in a safe and caring environment with physical distancing and sanitary measures to reduce the risk of Covid-19. Reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and support each other with open conversations and acceptance.
*Seating is extremely limited due to Covid-19* Tuesdays and Thursdays are Hot Lunch Days at BRIDGES. This program offers social meals for those living with food scarcity as well as people who want to share a family meal experience, for relief of isolation and loneliness often experienced by retired and senior people, newcomers and people living with physical or mental illness.
*CURRENTLY ON ZOOM ONLY* Women's Coffee Group on Mondays at 11:00 AM and Men's Coffee Group on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM are facilitated by a registered social worker from the Yellowhead Emergency Shelter in the capacity of Family Violence Prevention. These are both on ZOOM at the moment, but you can come to BRIDGES to attend remotely, if you need help with devices or Zoom. For more information about these groups, please contact YES at 780-865-4359.
*CURRENTLY ON ZOOM ONLY* Brought to you by the Hinton FCSS Family Life Coordinator, in cooperation with the Alzheimer's Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories, this is a peer support group for caregivers the first Tuesday of every month. Please email Charlene at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-223-8009 to register.