Second Richmond Health and Wellness Fair

Explore new ways you and your family can get healthier, happier and more involved in the community at the free Richmond Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 30.

The Partnership for the Vitality of the English-speaking community Val‐Saint François, which includes the Richmond Regional Community Learning Center, CIUSSS-Val-Saint-Francois, Townshippers’ Association, and Val Famille, invites you to find out about local, regional and provincial health services and resources at the fair from 10am to 4pm at the Richmond Regional High School, 375 Armstrong.

Taking place at the same time and in the same location, as the annual craft fair, the Richmond Health and Wellness Fair feature kiosks from service and community groups to sports and recreation clubs, workshops, and presentations for the mind, body, and soul. The presentations on topics as the role of the pharmacist in your community, It takes a village theatre troupe, how can I be a caregiver and still maintain a quality of life, and the health benefits of music, will take place in the auditorium starting at 11 and continue until 3.30.

This year’s event features a fun treasure hunt for adults and young people. Pick up your treasure hunt card at the fair then visit the kiosks for information. Youth ages 4 to 12 can fill up their card by spotting logos around the fair. Adults, complete your hunt by asking questions at the kiosks about the services offered. Prizes can be won! 

Lunch and snacks will be available in the cafeteria which will be run by the RRHS Parents Participatory Organization with proceeds benefiting the school.

For more information about the fair or how to get involved contact Community Liaison Agent, Gwynn Grant, at 819-826-3702 ext.24027, or [email protected]

Caring for your eyes as you age

Throughout life your eyes change. You may find you need glasses for reading or have more trouble adjusting to glare. These changes are likely normal and do not signify any sort of disease process. But as you age, you are at a higher risk of developing age-related conditions that can affect your quality of life.

While you can’t control some conditions that occur with age, you can take certain steps to keep your eyes healthy. Naturally-aging eyes may experience minor vision changes but failing vision isn’t normal.

Ophthalmologist Dr. Alan Coffey can help you learn more about your eyes and what you can do to keep them healthy as this month’s guest speaker at the Food for Thought lunch at St. Paul’s United Church hall, 211 rue des Pins, in Magog.

Join us on Friday, October 6 at noon for a catered lunch of tomato and cheese tortellini soup, homemade rolls, and coleslaw, plus an assortment of squares for dessert, for just $7, and stay as Dr. Coffey discusses possible age-related eye conditions and help us see how our eyes are a very important part of our health at 1 pm. All are welcome.

Food for Thought is brought to you by Townshippers’ Association with the support of 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.

For more on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly column in The Record and visit our website You can also follow us on Twitter @Townshippers and Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen, 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717, or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421.

Published: Keeping in Touch column, Sherbrooke Record, Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Photo Credit: Courtesy Richmond Community Liaison

Photo Caption: Townshippers’ Association’s Debbie Bishop (centre), and other local services and organizations, such as the Richmond & Region Community Learning Centre’s coordinator Siu-Min Jim (left) welcomed visitors to the first Richmond Health and Wellness Fair last October. The fair is back for a second edition on September 30.

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