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About Townshippers: Column’s end is a new beginning

In January 2011, this About Townshippers newspaper column from Townshippers’ Association made its first appearance in the Brome County News. Our first column announced the format - “every two weeks”, with “news about our activities and those of our many partners” - and introduced the team working out of our Knowlton office. Over the years we’ve never had to look too hard to find something to write about; there’s always something going

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Health Link: Recognizing and preventing fraud

These days, it seems like fraud is everywhere: on television, on the internet, and in the newspapers. From phone scams to internet viruses that steal your personal information or individuals who promise you things that are too good to be true, it can be hard to know what is legitimate and what isn’t, and even harder to know when to trust someone or be wary. This new reality can be especially stressful for seniors, many of whom are still a bit unfamiliar

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Over 45 and Looking for Work?

Finding a job at age 45 or older has its own challenges. If you are a mature English-speaking job seeker, a free 8 to 10-week workshop may help you better navigate your midlife job search. Starting April 16, Townshippers’ Association in partnership with Montreal organization La Passerelle Employment Counseling and CEDEC, will offer a series of free employment workshops for English-speaking job seekers 45 years old or better. Ten

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Your community radio show revamped

For many years now, Townshippers’ Association has recorded a regular show on our community radio station, CIDI 99.1FM. It has been a pleasure, for those of us who work in the Lac-Brome branch office, to interview our partners, as well as community members, on topics that span from the rights of the user of the public health system to literacy, mental health, theatre productions, cultural events, and so much more. Yet, as health and social services,

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Townshippers’ Day: New approach, new players, and a new vibe!

Press Release  For Immediate Distribution Townshippers’ Day: New approach, new players, and a new vibe! SHERBROOKE, March 28, 2018 – As promised, Townshippers’ Association is thrilled to announce the return of Townshippers Day on Saturday, September 29.  “Townshippers Day was always going to be back in 2018,” said Rachel Hunting, Executive Director for Townshippers’ Association. “Our challenge as an organization was to reorient

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Journée des Townshippers : nouvelle approche, nouveaux joueurs et nouvelle ambiance!

  Communiqué de presse Pour diffusion immédiate Journée des Townshippers : nouvelle approche, nouveaux joueurs et nouvelle ambiance!   SHERBROOKE, Le 28 mars 2018 – Tel que promis, l’Association des Townshippers est ravie d’annoncer le retour de la Journée des Townshippers le samedi 29 septembre prochain.  « Il était toujours acquis que la Journée des Townshippers reviendrait en 2018 », a déclaré Rachel Hunting, directrice

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Say What? Hearing Loss

Does it seem to you that people are mumbling? Does background noise make conversations difficult? Does your family tell you the tv is too loud? It’s believed that hearing loss begins when we are in our 30’s and 40’s, and by age 70, one out of every three people has trouble hearing. There is no known single cause of age-related hearing loss but most commonly it is caused by changes in the inner ear that occur as we grow older. This is a perfectly

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How to complain about health or social service care

Our health system is complicated. It can be challenging to know where to turn for information and even harder to know where to go if you have complaints or concerns. Although Quebec's Health and Social Services Act ensures that all users of a health and social services institution have a right to file a complaint if they are dissatisfied with the services they received, or should have received, the process can be difficult to navigate.

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Legal clinic at Townshippers’ wraps-up

Townshippers’ Association’s annual legal information clinic is wrapping up for the season on Thursday, April 5. We’d like to extend our thanks to the Université de Sherbrooke’s Law Faculty for their continued collaboration in offering this free clinic to our community members, and our clinic volunteers Laura Pronovost and Sasha Munizaga, we wish you both all the best as you prepare to take your exams! The clinic will return in fall

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2018 Community Awards Nominations Now Open

Press Release  For Immediate Distribution 2018 Community Awards Nominations Now Open Awards Recognize Dedication and Excellence in the Eastern Townships English-speaking Community SHERBROOKE, March 15, 2018 – Townshippers’ Association needs your help in nominating deserving individuals for the 2018 Outstanding Townshippers and the Young Townships Leader Award. If you know of someone who is truly outstanding, who has generously support

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