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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?

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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
13
Thu
2017
all day Contemporary Art Exhibition for ... @ Foreman Art Gallery
Contemporary Art Exhibition for ... @ Foreman Art Gallery
Apr 13 – Jul 8 all day
Contemporary Art Exhibition for Youth - Foreman Art Gallery @ Foreman Art Gallery | Sherbrooke | Québec | Canada
EXHIBITIONS IN THE BACKCOUNTRY OF NICOLAS   April 13 to July 8, 2017   From April 13 to July 8, 2017, the Foreman Art Gallery presents the second installment of a three-year series dedicated to[...]
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,[...]
May
8
Mon
2017
6:30 pm Country Heat Live Dance/Workout @ Warden Town Hall
Country Heat Live Dance/Workout @ Warden Town Hall
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm
Country Heat Live Dance/Workout @ Warden Town Hall | Warden | Québec | Canada
Every Monday night 6:30 to 7:30 Do you Like Country Music? Do You Like Line Dancing? Come and join our class.  You’ll have so much fun moving, stepping, clapping, stomping, and laughing, you’ll forget[...]
May
15
Mon
2017
6:30 pm Country Heat Live Dance/Workout @ Warden Town Hall
Country Heat Live Dance/Workout @ Warden Town Hall
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm
Country Heat Live Dance/Workout @ Warden Town Hall | Warden | Québec | Canada
Every Monday night 6:30 to 7:30 Do you Like Country Music? Do You Like Line Dancing? Come and join our class.  You’ll have so much fun moving, stepping, clapping, stomping, and laughing, you’ll forget[...]

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