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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.

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

 

 

 

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?

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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

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”[...]
Apr
23
Sun
2017
all day Exhibition: SUCH MEMORIES!… EXPO67 @ Musée Beaulne
Exhibition: SUCH MEMORIES!… EXPO67 @ Musée Beaulne
Apr 23 – Oct 22 all day
Exhibition: SUCH MEMORIES!... EXPO67 @ Musée Beaulne  | Coaticook | Québec | Canada
Expo 67 is the most important event of the centennial celebrations of Canada’s Centennial in 1967. It all begins with an idea of Quebec Senator Mark Drouin, which is realized after the withdrawal of Moscow,[...]
Jun
4
Sun
2017
all day Exhibition: 1867-2017: 150 Years... @ Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum
Exhibition: 1867-2017: 150 Years... @ Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum
Jun 4 – Dec 31 all day
Exhibition: 1867-2017: 150 Years in Lennoxville and Ascot @  Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum  | Sherbrooke | Québec | Canada
  1867-2017: 150 Years in Lennoxville and Ascot History exhibition: June 4 to December 17, 2017 This year Canada observes 150 years of its history since Confederation and 100 years since Vimy Ridge.  Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum[...]
Jun
18
Sun
2017
2:00 pm EXHIBITION: Passages entre figur... @ Musée Beaulne
EXHIBITION: Passages entre figur... @ Musée Beaulne
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm
                   « Passages : entre figuration et abstraction »                  By Artist William G. Kinnis                        From June 18 th to September 17th2017                                 * Opening reception will be held on Sunday the[...]
Jul
11
Tue
2017
all day Watercolour Exposition by Artist... @ Lennoxville Library
Watercolour Exposition by Artist... @ Lennoxville Library
Jul 11 – Sep 5 all day
Watercolour Exposition by Artist Helene Breault Mayhew @ Lennoxville Library | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada
Come visit the Lennoxville Library to view a wonderful collection of water colour paintings by local artist Helene Breault Mayhew. Participate in a draw for one of her paintings!

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