Aging and Well-Being in the Eastern Townships: Free Activity at Bishop’s University

Come join us at Bishop’s University on Thursday, November 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the lobby of Centennial Theatre for an evening of discussion, learning and sharing. Five presentations will be given by experts in their field on the following topics: Self-perceptions and Aging; Participate in the Community – Possibilities and Challenges; Neurodegenerative Diseases – How Problems with Olfaction may Predict Impending Cognitive Decline; Mobile Assistive Services for Active Aging; Self-Compassion and Positive Aging: Implications for Enhancing Daily Health & Well Being.

For twenty-five years now the Research Centre on Aging (Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement), affiliated with the Université de Sherbrooke and now with Bishop’s University, has been actively researching issues surrounding the aging process, from cells to society, in order to promote the autonomy and development of seniors.

The Centre has celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary with a series of events designed to promote its researchers’ work, the last of which will provide insights on aging and well-being in the Eastern Townships. Designed for English-speaking senior citizens and individuals affected by issues surrounding these themes, the conference will be an opportunity for researchers affiliated with the Research Centre on Aging to share their work in laymen’s terms with the population in general.

Between presentations, participants will be able to enjoy a light buffet, meet with members of community organizations, student researchers and members of the Research Centre on Aging in order to share their experiences, ask questions and gather information. Parking on Bishop’s University campus is free from 5 p.m. onward. The event is free and all are welcome.


Language and identity in Quebec: call for participation!

Dr Ruth Kircher, a linguist from Liverpool Hope University in England who has a strong research interest in Quebec, is currently looking for participants for a questionnaire-based study to investigate the interrelation between language and identity in the province.

The study is aimed at Quebecers of all ages, of all mother tongues, and in all regions of the province. It is not important whether the participants were born in Quebec or not, as long as they are living in the province at the moment.

Participation in the study is simple: all it involves is completing an online questionnaire at, which should not take more than about ten minutes.

Participants do not need to provide their name or any other identifying information, so the answers they give will remain completely anonymous. The answers will only be handled by the researcher and her assistant, and they will not be passed on to any third parties.

Dr. Kircher is very grateful to anyone who is happy to help and invites participants to share the link with their networks. Should you wish to receive any further information about this study, please contact Dr Kircher at [email protected]


Last Call for Townships Expressions in Concert Tickets

Celebrate regional music with Amos Joannides and Sarah Biggs in ‘Townships Expressions in Concert’ taking place at Bandeen Hall, Bishop’s University, on Saturday, November 15. Presented by Townshippers’ Association with the support of Canadian Heritage and the Ville de Sherbrooke,  tickets include a chance to meet these home-grown artist during a special reception at 5:30 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets, $25 general admission, $20 students and seniors, available at the door, online at or from Townshippers’ Sherbrooke office.

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 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.


Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: In advance of ‘Townships Expressions in Concert’ on November 15 at Bandeen Hall, two prize packs of featured artists Amos Joannides and Sarah Biggs current albums were up for grabs to contest entrants and early ticket buyers. Congratulations to winners Bonnie Lepitre (Amos’s CDs) and Sheila MacLean (Sarah’s CDs). We will notify you to make arrangements to get your new music to you right away!