Medical emergencies in seniors

Knowledge is power and the more we know, especially when it comes to medical emergencies, the quicker and better we can act. On Friday, November 17, join the Avante Women’s Center and Townshippers’ Association in Cowansville for the next free Health Matters session to learn about six of the common medical emergencies that seniors and caregivers may face and how to handle them.

Under the theme “Medical Emergencies in Seniors and How to Handle Them” this free information session will begin with a DVD of a recent live videoconference from the MUHC. Presenter Jennifer Hobbs-Robert, Senior Advisor for Community Health Promotion Programs for Jeffrey Hale Community Partners (JHCP)-CUISSS in Quebec City, will provide information, in English, about what constitutes a medical emergency, and what should be done under various circumstances.

Jennifer has extensive nursing experience in Geriatrics, Community Health, and Emergency Care and has published a series of Health Promotion Modules for Seniors distributed through the CHSSN to the English-speaking community of Quebec. During this session, she will provide resources which people may access from The Mayo Clinic, Diabetes Canada and The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec.

Following the presentation, there will be a discussion on what local services are provided and a light lunch. The event takes place at CLSC Cowansville, 397 de la Rivière in the Rive Gauche from 10 am to 12 pm.

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

Legal info clinic

If you need legal information in English, don’t forget to get in touch with Townshippers’ free clinic. Two volunteering legal students can provide general answers (but not legal advice) on a number of topics. The clinic is open Mondays 12 pm to 3 pm and Wednesdays 9 am to 12 pm and can be reached at 819-566-2182 (toll-free:1-877-566-2182), and [email protected] Follow the Legal Info Clinic at

Language consultation

From October 23 to 26, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages met with organizations representing the English-speaking community in Quebec’s Eastern Townships and with French-speaking communities in Nova Scotia.

Townshippers’ Association was happy to help facilitate the meeting for the committee in Knowlton on Tuesday, October 25, helping the committee in its mission to improve its understanding of the issues affecting the vitality of official language minority communities.

For more on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this column in the Brome County News and visit our website You can also follow us on Twitter @Townshippers and Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen, 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717, or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421.

Published: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Tuesday 14, 2017

Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association 

Photo Caption: Representatives from several organizations such as the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (centre: Matthew Farfan) and Townshippers’ Association (right: Steve Lawson, Gerald Cutting) met with the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages to better understand their current issues.