Brain-boosting Videoconference

Misplaced eyeglasses, forgetting someone’s name. Is memory loss just a normal part of aging? On December 5th, join us for the Community Health Education Program’s last free information videoconference of the year, “Healthy Aging, Healthy Brain: Memory Fitness for Everyone” and learn the facts about aging-related memory changes.

Led by presenter Norma Gilbert of the CSSS Cavendish, the two-hour videoconference includes tips and tools you can use to keep your brain and memory healthy, and how to reduce the distress and worry that seniors have about memory loss.

Registration is required to attend this free videoconference on Wednesday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Waterloo Elementary School, 5 Clark Hill Street, Waterloo. To reserve your spot and receive further information, contact Kate Murray, Coordinator for the Montérégie-East Network of the Eastern Townships Partners for Health & Social Services, at 450-242-4421 (toll-free at 1-877-242-4421).

Tune in Fridays…

Up next on About Townshippers, on air at 99.1FM and streamed online at, catch the continuing Fall Music and Drama Series: Radio Village Hall 2012. On December 7th we feature Bette Piette and the Grey Pearl Band and December 14th don’t miss Justin Lacroix from St Boniface, Manitoba, in a concert recorded last January and produced by the Tournée des Carrefours culturels de and Centre local de développement (CLD) Brome-Missisquoi.

One-night with Patsy and Hank

A star-crossed meeting between a young Patsy Cline just beginning her climb as the queen of country music and country’s broken king, Hank Williams, plays out on Thursday, January 31, 2013, in the popular musical “Honky Tonk Blue – The Night Patsy Met Hank.”

Surprising, funny and touching, Honky Tonk Blue takes a break from its cross-provincial tour for the benefit of Townshippers’ Make Way for YOUth (MWFY) project at an exclusive engagement at the Richmond Art Centre. Written by and starring Townships playwright Laura Teasdale, as Patsy, and Ralph Steiner, only 200 tickets will be sold. At a cost of $25 per adult and $20 per student, tickets make a great holiday gift and include a pre-show wine and cheese at 6 p.m.

Presented by the English-Language Arts Network, ACCORD, Townshippers’ Association, Make Way For YOUth, more information can be found on Townshippers’ Association Facebook page or by calling our offices at the number below.

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, catch our columns in the Brome County News, listen to Townshippers’ broadcast on radio CIDI 99.1 FM every Friday at 5 p.m., and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook, and our website To connect with Townshippers’ Association, contact the offices in Sherbrooke (100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717) or Lac-Brome (3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421).

Publication: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Dec 5, 2013

Photo Credit:  Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: Crafts, singing, a cookie decorating contest and holiday shopping were just some of the activities that were enjoyed last Sunday at Townshippers’ Association deliciously festive open house in Sherbrooke. The event was hosted by Townships Expressions, which supports English-speaking artists. Stop by our Lac-Brome office to find your unique gift items in the Expressions collection.