New Service for Seniors 

If you are a senior in need of support or assistance, your Volunteer Center can help! The Cowansville Volunteer center, also known as the CAB (Centre D’Action Benevole de Cowansville) now offers a new source of information for seniors, the Carrefour d’information pour ainés, or CIA.

Developed in collaboration with the Granby Volunteer Center, the CIA will let you know about various social and health programs and services that seniors are entitled to. Discover available programs and services including housing, home support, loss of autonomy, retirement income, municipal services, income tax, support for caregivers, traveling, community and volunteer services and other senior rights that you may not be aware of.

This service is free and confidential.  Volunteers are available to meet with you, in both French and English, at the CAB by appointment, or over the phone. For more information on the CIA in Cowansville, please contact Shawn-Marie Dawson at 450-263-3758.

The Cowansville CAB covers a region that includes Adamsville, Brigham, Brome, Cowansville, Dunham, East-Farnham, Frelighsburg and Lac Brome, and also offers a variety of other services which include a food bank, accompanied medical transportation, and accompanied transportation for shopping, community meal, income tax clinic, and friendly visits.

YES Business Coaching November 5 in Knowlton

If you are a small business owner and are considering expanding or taking on something new, a coaching session could be for you. If you are considering starting your own business and would like to know how to move ahead with your idea, a coaching session could be for you. If you are an artist (musician, writer, or photographer) and need help marketing your many talents, a coaching session could be for you.

What exactly a coaching session? A coaching session is an opportunity to meet with experienced business coach Coby Ingham from YES Montreal for a one-hour personal meeting. Coby is there to share his knowledge, provide advice, and offer suggestions related to your business projects. All meetings are confidential.

If you would like to discuss your business or ask those all-important questions, Coby will be at the Association’s Knowlton office Thursday, November 5 from 9 am – 4 pm. To make an appointment, please contact Maggie Severs at 450-242-4421 or [email protected]

There is no charge for the coaching sessions, however, YES requires a $20 one-time-only administration fee to open a client file. Services provided by YES give clients access to a team of in-house experts and professional business coaches offering individualized business

For more information about YES Montreal, you can contact them at 514-878-9788 / 1-888-614-9788 or visit

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, catch our columns in the Brome County News, listen to Townshippers’ broadcast on radio CIDI 99.1 FM every Friday at 5 pm, 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.

Publication: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: The newly launched free, confidential and bilingual Carrefour d’information pour ainés in Cowansville aims at connecting seniors in the region to information on programs and services they may not be aware of.