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Food for Thought

As a spouse, friend, or family member you may be a “caregiver” and not even realize it. A caregiver of a senior is someone who provides unpaid care and support to an adult friend, a spouse, or a family member who requires assistance as he or she lives with age-related restrictions, disability, or chronic illness. As a caregiver of a senior, the monthly Food for Thought lunches may be just what you need!

Food For Thought is a series of monthly learning luncheons that connects caregivers in the English-speaking community with relevant information and resources through expert-led presentations. Participants have the chance to ask experts questions and are able to connect and interact with other caregivers. A variety of useful topics have been covered, such as making medical decisions, compassion fatigue, legal paperwork and what to do when a loved one passes away. 

Maybe you aren’t a caregiver now, but you may be someday. Sometimes it helps to know that you have a cheering section out there for you!

Food For Thought sessions are open to everyone in the Townships community. The presentations are free. The cost of the meal varies.  Lunches are offered in:

MAGOG – often held on the first Friday of the month, 12 noon, at St. Paul’s United Church meeting hall, 211 des Pins. Meal: $7 payable at the door. No pre-registration needed. Save the date for the next sessions: October 6 (topic: Eye care), November 3 (topic: downsizing), December 1, January 5

COATICOOK – the third Tuesday every month, at the Centre communautaire Élie-Carrier de Coaticook, 464 Rue Merrill. Meal: $11. Advanced registration required with Shirley Desruisseaux, 819-849-6170.

BURY – A variation of Food for Thought is offered in Bury under the name Health Link

 

Upcoming events are listed on Townshippers’ calendar and in the events section on the Association Facebook page.

Food For Thought’s 2017-2018 sessions are made possible by 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.

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”[...]
Jun
4
Sun
2017
2:00 pm Exhibition: 1867-2017: 150 Years... @ Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum
Exhibition: 1867-2017: 150 Years... @ Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm
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[...]
Aug
4
Fri
2017
all day Exhibition: “The Gaze of the Art... @ Colby-Curtis Museum
Exhibition: “The Gaze of the Art... @ Colby-Curtis Museum
Aug 4 – Oct 31 all day
Exhibition: “The Gaze of the Artist: Wilbur Aaron Reaser” (1860-1942)   The Gaze of the Artist: Wilbur Aaron Reaser | August 4th- October 31st, 2017 Wilbur Aaron Reaser (1860-1942), an American artist from Ohio who studied in San Fransisco[...]
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
5
Thu
2017
all day Senior Academy for Life-Long Lea... @ Various, see listing for dates, times & locations
Senior Academy for Life-Long Lea... @ Various, see listing for dates, times & locations
Oct 5 – Nov 9 all day
Senior Academy for Life-Long Learning Fall 2017 Lecture Series @ Various, see listing for dates, times & locations
Senior Academy for Life-Long Learning Fall 2017 Lecture Series & Events

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