Monthly Archives: March 2017

Time-saving cooking tips for healthy meals

Only 1/3 of Canadians plan meals, according to Health Canada, but meal planning can help you and your family enjoy eating healthy, delicious meals while saving you time and money.  Here are five easy steps to help you meal plan:   Check your fridge, freezer and cupboards for foods you have.  Scan grocery flyers to find healthier foods on sale.  Ask your family for meal ideas. Cover all four food groups.  Write down your

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Keeping up with technology

Remember the “good old days” when it would take weeks for a letter to reach someone, and you wouldn’t expect a response for months? Today, the internet allows us to communicate quickly and has placed vast amounts of information at our fingertips. There are so many ways technology can help us… but sometimes it feels like it is hard to keep up.  Join us at noon on Friday, April 7, at St. Paul’s United Church hall, 211 des Pins, Magog,

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It is all about mental health

Mental illness is increasingly recognized as a serious and growing problem, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. The CMHA estimates that 1 in 5 Canadians will develop a mental illness at some time in their lives, but many more individuals such as family, friends, and colleagues are indirectly affected. The good news, mental illnesses can be treated effectively and there are resources to help. Townshippers’ Association recently had

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Call for Applications: McGill Health and Social Services Bursary Program

Press Release  For Immediate Distribution Call for Applications: McGill Health and Social Services Bursary Program SHERBROOKE, March 16, 2017 – Calling all health and social services students in the Estrie and Montérégie-East; applications for the McGill Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program, which awarded $20,000 to four students last autumn, are now available through Townshippers' Association. Created by

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The second leading cause of cancer deaths is the most preventable

It’s a cheeky subject that most people don’t want to talk about, but as the second deadliest form of cancer and second most common cancer in Canada, colorectal cancer is not something that can be ignored.  March is colon cancer awareness month. A time to talk about the prevalence and prevention of this type of cancer, which is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the colon or rectum, most often in the cell walls that line

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Get Moving! How Exercise Can Help Us Cope with Illness

In these final days of winter – when the weather goes from warm and sunny to rainy and cold, or windy to snowy – it can be hard to motivate ourselves to exercise. We may know how important it is for us to get outside and be active, yet it’s often more tempting to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a hot cup of tea, and get lost in a book, a movie, or a conversation with a friend. Even so, it’s crucial for our long-term health that we

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Health Matters: What is Cancer?

About 2 in 5 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes, according to the Canadian Cancer Society, and 1 in 4 will die of the disease. The national community-based organization estimated 202,400 new cases of cancer and 78,800 cancer-related deaths would take place last year. The statistics can be frightening and for those facing cancer, the diagnosis can completely change their approach to living. In collaboration with the Avante Women’s

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Explore a future in the Estrie

If you know a city dweller who is thinking about a change of scenery, or you are an employer trying to encourage a prospective employee to move to the Townships, Make Way for YOUth Estrie has a great opportunity for young professionals to test-drive life in the Townships.  From March 17 to 19, Make Way for YOUth will be hosting a Discovery Days weekend in the Val-Saint-François and Des Sources municipalities —areas with an affordable

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