Our feet support us – learn how to support them

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, most people are born with healthy feet. But three out of four people develop serious foot problems as they age—putting their independence and well-being at risk. Healthy feet contribute to your safety and health. Learn why caring for them is so important at a free, live Health Matters presentation by Rachel Zechius, R.N., on February 16.

Rachel is a Foot Care Specialist and Teacher at Cégep Marie-Victorin, and offers her skills in home care, seniors’ residences and private clinics in the Montérégie area. Her interests lie in self-management and independence for her clients. During her presentation, Rachel will describe what is normal and what is not, how to care for our feet and show us great foot exercises.

Townshippers’ Association collaborates in the Health Matters program, conceived by the Avante Women’s Center, to bring information on topical health issues to community members in the Brome-Missisquoi and Haute-Yamaska region. A complementary light lunch is offered.  Join us at the CLSC in Cowansville, 397 de la Rivière from 10 am to noon, on February 16.

Health Matters is a CHSSN initiative, funded by Health Canada through the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities.

About Townshippers’ radio show on CIDI

Shorter daylight hours can trigger Seasonal affective disorder (SAD). February is an important time to take care of ourselves. Tune in to About Townshippers’ on radio CIDI as our regular guest Linda Ransom, from the Mental Health and Well-Being Support Group, talks about some factors that can affect our mental health. Listen to the show at 99.1 FM on Friday, Feb. 9 at 4 pm or Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 10 am.

Say YES to starting or growing your business

If you have a start-up business or an idea for a business, are an artist looking for grant outlets, a larger network, or business plan guidance, a business coach can help you get started. Townshippers’ is pleased to welcome back YES Montreal business coach Coby Ingham to our Lac-Brome office for another season.

With years of business, mentorship and coaching experience, Coby can guide you in realizing the full potential of your business. By opening a file with YES Montreal, for a one-time cost of $20, you’ll have access to guidance, advice, and resources; and your file will not expire unless it is inactive for two years.

Coby meets with new and existing clients in-person at Townshippers’ offices once a month and offers support through phone calls, video chats. and e-mails while traveling throughout the province to benefit other English-speaking entrepreneurs.

To book an appointment with Coby on March 13, April 26 or June 7, call Maggie Severs at 450-242-4421. 

Keep reading this column in the Brome County News for more from Townshippers’ Association. Follow @Townshippers on Twitter, Facebook.com/Townshippers or visit www.Townshippers.org for activities and other information. Connect with Townshippers’ in Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421 or in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen, 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717.

Publication: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: Coby Ingham, business coach YES Montreal (right) has returned to Townshippers’ Lac-Brome office for another season of one-on-one coaching to help artists learn ways to market their crafts and entrepreneurs find ways to take their business to the next level.