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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.

 

Caregivers’ Café

Held in Knowlton, these monthly meetings give caregivers information related to themselves and to their loved ones. For details, contact Townshippers’ Lac-Brome office at 450-242-4421.

 

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 loved one passes away. Caregivers often have the chance to ask questions and interact with other caregivers.

Magog: offered at the St. Paul’s United Church meeting hall, at 211 des Pins, Magog, and usually, costs $7 (payable at the door). Upcoming events are listed on Townshippers’ calendar and the Association Facebook page.

Food for Thought is made possible thanks to the Tillotson Coaticook Region Fund and is a CHSSN initiative funded by Health Canada through the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities.

 

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.

Click to download the English version of this guide.

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

 

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

[email protected]

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

Mar
19
Sun
2017
all day Exhibition: HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT! @ Musée Beaulne
Exhibition: HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT! @ Musée Beaulne
Mar 19 2017 – Jan 28 2018 all day
Exhibition: HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT! @ Musée Beaulne  | Coaticook | Québec | Canada
HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT! Museum’s collection March 19th 2017 to January 28th 2018 A costume accessory worn since Antiquity, the word “hat” comes from the old French “chapel” which emanates from the Latin “caput”[...]
Sep
14
Thu
2017
7:00 pm CHOROMONDO WORLD MUSIC WOMEN’S C... @ Haskell Library
CHOROMONDO WORLD MUSIC WOMEN’S C... @ Haskell Library
Sep 14 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 7 2018 @ 9:00 pm
CHOROMONDO WORLD MUSIC WOMEN'S CHOIR @ Haskell Library | Stanstead | Québec | Canada
CHOROMONDO, founded in 1999 by director, Allyna Harris, is an international world music women’s choir in residence at the Haskell Library and Opera House on the Canada/USA border of Quebec and Vermont. Rehearsals are weekly[...]
Oct
28
Sat
2017
all day Exhibition: Henry Wanton Jones. ... @ Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke
Exhibition: Henry Wanton Jones. ... @ Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke
Oct 28 2017 – Feb 18 2018 all day
Exhibition: Henry Wanton Jones. Démasqué! @ Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke  | Sherbrooke | Québec | Canada
Henry Wanton Jones. Démasqué! October 28, 2017 – February 18, 2018 Born in 1925 in the small Eastern Townships municipality of Waterloo, Henry Wanton Jones was one of the group of “rebels” who, in 1950,[...]
Nov
9
Thu
2017
all day Walk in my Shoes: HUGS for the H... @ Mental Health Estrie
Walk in my Shoes: HUGS for the H... @ Mental Health Estrie
Nov 9 2017 – Mar 31 2018 all day
Walk in my Shoes: HUGS for the Homeless @ Mental Health Estrie | Sherbrooke | Québec | Canada
Research shows that small acts of kindness boost our own health and wellness. Mental Health Estrie invites you to help keep a homeless person warm this winter. From November to March, the HUGS campaign accepts[...]
Nov
12
Sun
2017
all day exhibit Acéphale @ Musée Beaulne
exhibit Acéphale @ Musée Beaulne
Nov 12 2017 – Jan 28 2018 all day
exhibit  Acéphale @ Musée Beaulne  | Coaticook | Québec | Canada
ACÉPHALE Chantal Bonneville November 12th 2017 to January 28th 2018 In the exhibit  Acéphale, Chantal Bonneville presents photographic creations as well as poetic paintings where peace, soul and nature are the main subjects. The subject and[...]

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