Caregivers’ Café Upcoming Meeting

The upcoming session of Caregivers’ Café on Saturday, April 25, will continue on the theme of “Being Prepared” with practical ideas and suggestions that can help manage the care of a loved one. Sometimes the best ideas and solutions for taking care of a loved one come from another caregiver who understands.

In recent meetings, we have had guest speakers on the topics such as services available from the Brome-Missisquoi Caregivers Support Group, financial matters, legal issues, the options of home care, and emergency preparedness. Our meeting this month will allow those present to ask questions about these topics and more.

Life can be a juggling act for those taking care of a loved one with a range of responsibilities – providing hands-on care, meal planning, coordinating appointments and much more. Caregivers’ Café was formed to create an opportunity to come together to exchange resources and learn from others. We are all caregivers in one way or another and everyone can benefit from learning how to be prepared. Join us on Saturday, April 25, at St. Paul’s Church Hall, 24 St. Paul Road, in Knowlton from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon (please note the time change).

Prostate Cancer: External Radiation or Brachytherapy?

The Procure Conference series takes a look at “Understanding My Diagnosis and Radiotherapy: What Should I Know and Why?” on Monday, April 27, 2015, 7 pm to 9 pm in Lac-Brome.

Led by Dr. Daniel Taussky, MD, Radio-oncologist with the Notre-Dame Hospital of CHUM and Associate Professor, Montreal University, the presentation will take place in English followed by a Question and Answer Period.

Please join our Brome-Missisquoi Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group to watch and participate in the live conference webcast at Centre Lac-Brome, 270 Victoria Street, Lac-Brome. [email protected] or visit procure.ca

Save the Date

The next Health Matters session takes place on May 15 from 10:00 to 12:00 at the CLSC in Cowansville, 397 Rue de la Rivière, and will be on the topic of Diabetes – the Sugar Factor. Health Matters is a collaborative program between Avante Women’s Center, Townshippers’ Association, and CSSS La Pommeraie. It is made possible by the financial support of Health Canada and the Community Health Education Program of the Community Health and Social Services Network.

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 pm, visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website Townshippers.org. Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 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.


Publication: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

Photo Credit: Public Domain

Photo Caption: Open to all, the Caregivers’ Cafe is helping caregivers improve the quality of life for their loved ones and themselves. Join us on April 25 as we continue on the theme of “Being Prepared” with practical ideas and suggestions that can help to care for a loved one.

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