Food for Thought; Making Medical Decisions

Physicians have a responsibly to give patients information about the benefits and risks of treatments so they can make informed decisions about their health care. Armed with this information, patients, or those who make decisions on behalf of the patient, can give their consent to treatment.

Find out more about doctor patient information and obligation at the first Townshippers’ Association’s Food for Thought lunch and learn event of 2016 on Friday, January 29, at noon, at St. Paul’s United Church, 211 des Pins, Magog.

We’ll be joined by guest speaker Sarah Dougherty, a lawyer who is the Plain Language Specialist for Educaloi, a Quebec charity whose mission is to help citizens understand their legal rights and responsibilities. Sarah will provide insight about making medical decisions, the duty of doctors to inform patients and the requirement of patients to consent to medical care.

During this event, Educaloi would also like to find out what other topics we may have questions about so they can address these topics on their website and in their print publications. In the meantime, visit their website to see what they already cover.

These lunch gatherings have become a bit of a tradition and though the group is never made up of the same people, it really feels like family. Gathering together to share a warm homemade meal can do that. New people drop in for the first time, regulars bring a friend, and former neighbours are reunited. Join us. You never know who you might run into.

Food for Thought events are open to the public. On the menu at our next event is homemade chunky tomato and basil soup (an old family recipe) and grilled cheese sandwiches served with homemade coleslaw. There will be lemon meringue pie for dessert. Cost: $7, payable at the door.

Food for Thought is made possible thanks to the financial support of Health Canada and The Honourable Pierre Paradis.

Employers, Find Your Match! 

Employers, are you having trouble filling a position that requires post-secondary education? What about finding a potential candidate that has a great grasp of the English language? Do you want to help your community grow alongside your business? Contact Make Way for YOUth Migration Agent Jenny Ménard today to tap into recruitment tools, from exclusive networking opportunities to direct referrals, which will help your business find the employees you need to succeed.

Since 2006, Townshippers’ has been working to counteract the effects of youth out-migration by offering support services to help young English-speakers settle in the region through its Make Way for YOUth project. This unique project is geared to attracting and retaining post-secondary students and graduates ready to begin their careers. Your job offer may just be opportunity they are looking for to make the leap to the Townships.

By connecting with Jenny, you’ll also have your job offers posted, for FREE, in English at, under the Estrie Region, English-speaking community. With regular updates, the website not only gives you access to a wide range of potential candidates, but with roughly 600 visitors per day, your business will enjoy greater visibility.

Connect with Jenny today at 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717, or by emailing [email protected] and together we can grow our Townships community!

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: Warm up with a scrumptious lunch and learn about doctor patient information and obligation at the next Food for Thought at noon on Friday, January 29 at St. Paul’s United Church, 211 des Pins, Magog. Offered by Townshippers’ Association, these lunch and learn events connect caregivers with expert information.