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Caregivers

If you are devoting your time to helping someone, you are a caregiver. As a caregiver you are one of an estimated 7 million caregivers in Canada. Despite the numbers, caregivers can often get lost in the responsibilities and feel isolated. It is important to know you are not alone, resources and activities exist to help caregivers. This page aims to connect English-speaking caregivers in the Eastern Townships with useful activities and information.

 

Companion Guide for Family Caregivers

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Whether by choice or circumstances, care giving for a family member, friend or neighbour can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging. The Information and Support Guide for Caregivers was created help current and future caregivers who are caring for an elderly family member or friend, whether planned or unexpected. The guide offers advice on various aspects of care,  as well as useful tips to help caregivers adapt to their new lifestyle and  living arrangements in order to ensure a better quality of life for both the caregiver and the person they are caring for.

An English version of this guide can be downloaded here.

The Cargivers guide is an initiative of the Table de réflexion et d’action des retraités et des aînés de La MRC Rivière-du-Nord with support from l’Appui Laurentides and CISSS des Laurentides

 

 

 

Food for Thought

Once a month individuals in the English-speaking community who are caring for an older adult have the chance to enjoy lunch while listening to a local expert at the Food for Thought learning luncheons. These events have covered a variety of useful topics such as making medical decisions, compassion fatigue, legal paperwork and what to do when a love one passes away. Caregivers often have the chance to ask questions and interact with other caregivers.

This activity is offered at the St. Paul’s United Church meeting hall, at 211 des Pins, Magog, and usually costs $7 (payable at the door). NEW: Food for Thought is growing! We’ll soon be hosting events in Coaticook and Bulwer. Upcoming events are listed on Townshippers’ calendar and the Association Facebook page.

We would like to thank our Food for Thought sponsor   health_canada_logo_01  for making the 2016-2017 sessions possible.

 

Caregivers Forum 

With expert presenters, workshops and information booths, the annual Caregivers Forum connects current or future caregivers to knowledge and tools. This free, informative event will also connect caregivers to existing and emerging services and service providers. The Forum is usually held in March at the Memphrémagog Community Learning Center, located at Princess Elizabeth Elementary School, 120 Bellevue in Magog.

Need to reach us?

 mainTownshippers’ Association

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Head office

100 – 257 Queen Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7 819-566-5717 toll free: 1-866-566-5717

Branch office

3-584 Knowlton Lac-Brome, QC J0E 1V0 450-242-4421 toll free: 1-877-242-4421

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 12 pm | 1 pm - 4:30 pm
excluding statutory holidays

Upcoming Events

May
8
Sun
2016
all day Exhibit: Contes du cœur magique @ Musée Beaulne inc.
Exhibit: Contes du cœur magique @ Musée Beaulne inc.
May 8 2016 – Jul 3 2017 all day
Exhibit: Contes du cœur magique @ Musée Beaulne inc. | Coaticook | Québec | Canada
CONTES DU CŒUR MAGIQUE Barbara Sala May 8th to July 3rd 2016 Barbara Sala evokes a world populated mainly by animals in her naive paintings while situating myths and tales in a context that is[...]
Jun
5
Sun
2016
all day Exhibit: En un instant @ Musée Beaulne inc.
Exhibit: En un instant @ Musée Beaulne inc.
Jun 5 2016 – Jul 3 2017 all day
Exhibit: En un instant @ Musée Beaulne inc. | Coaticook | Québec | Canada
EN UN INSTANT Gonza Meza Vargas June 5th to July 3rd 2016 Gonza Meza Vargas presents « En un instant », an exhibition pertaining to drawings where color is very limited. Some of the creations were made[...]
Sep
11
Sun
2016
all day Fragment de mémoire @ Musée Beaulne inc.
Fragment de mémoire @ Musée Beaulne inc.
Sep 11 2016 – Oct 9 2017 all day
Fragment de mémoire @ Musée Beaulne inc. | Coaticook | Québec | Canada
FRAGMENT DE MÉMOIRE Roger Audibert September 11th to October 9th 2016 Roger Audibert will enthral  the public with his snippets, souvenirs of yesteryear, of his youth, of his studies, etc. in the exhibit : « Fragment de[...]
Feb
14
Tue
2017
6:30 pm Pathways to Psychological Health... @ Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre
Pathways to Psychological Health... @ Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre
Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm – Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm
Pathways to Psychological Health and Well-being in Everyday Life @ Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre | Sherbrooke | Québec | Canada
Pathways to Psychological Health and Well-being in Everyday Life Lennoxville Lecture Series Winter 2017 Psychological health and well-being refers to the idea that psychological health, that is experiencing positive thoughts, emotions, and relationships with others[...]
Feb
22
Wed
2017
all day Irish festivities 2017 @ Richmond, Quebec
Irish festivities 2017 @ Richmond, Quebec
Feb 22 – Mar 26 all day
Irish festivities 2017 @ Richmond, Quebec
The St. Patrick’s Society of Richmond and region together with the Ville de Richmond is proud to announce a month of Irish festivities that you must attend at least once in your life because it[...]

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