Patient and community education

Patient and community education

Our Markham and Uxbridge sites are dedicated to providing educational classes to help you manage health conditions and be a well-informed patient. We offer the following educational programs:

Educational events in our community 

We are proud to provide our community with information that supports them in leading healthy, active lives. We want to help prevent injuries and support mental health and conditions that may affect their day-to-day lives. Here are some of the events we provided this year:

  • Joint health information session – information about healthy knee and hip joints, exercises and tips for an active lifestyle, and how to manage chronic joint pain
  • Mental health events – educational day focused on mental health and addictions including opioids and marijuana; we also supported women’s health with an event about hormones and mental health
  • Adult diabetes sessions – information about how to live with diabetes, including label reading, heart health and resistance exercises, with some sessions in Cantonese, Urdu and Hindi
  • Swan Lake seniors’ residential events – presentations about cardiac health and men’s health
  • Pregnancy and beyond sessions – information on how to stay healthy during pregnancy, how to select a childbirth care provider and how to care for newborns  

Cornell Community Centre and library

Located along the east edge of our Markham site on Bur Oak Avenue at Church Street (and physically attached to the Markham site), Cornell Community Centre boasts an array of unique features promoting education, community, fitness, inclusion and accessibility.

This includes a library with books, magazines and other resources, children and youth sections and study rooms.

Medical library

We also have the Markham Stouffville Hospital Library where you can access scientific journals and other publications to help you make informed decisions about your care.