April 2017

Family MattersThe Caring Circle

What Do You Know About Ants?

Species known to invade homes in Canada include the carpenter ant, the little black ant, the odorous house ant, the thief ant, and the pharaoh ant. While some of them can sting, most of them are not aggressive. However, carpenter ants are well known for their ability to damage wooden structures …

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Family MattersHealthy SeniorsThe Caring Circle

Healthy Meals to Go!

La Butineuse de Vanier is a non-profit community organization based in Vanier that promotes healthy eating, agricultural sustainability, work experience and inexpensive nutritious meals for community members. It is possible to order a wide variety of vacuum-packed menu items online or over the phone. Orders must be place by Friday …

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Family Matters

Grande fête de la nature

Don’t miss the Grande fête de la nature on the Plains of Abraham Sunday, May 7 from 11 AM to 4:30 PM. This annual family activity celelbrates the arrival of Spring with  fun activities, games and face painting as well as greenhouse visits  and distribution of 1000 vegetable seedlings.   To …

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Volunteer Voices

ChitChat Club

The Chitchat Club is tailor-made for those who wish to practice speaking English and or French while keeping their hands busy. Volunteer second language teachers act as conversation monitors and guide discussion groups while chatty volunteers work in teams to wash toys, prepare children’s crafts, organize cupboards, fold pamphlets and attend to other important assignments …

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Family Matters

Baby Massage

The Wellness Centre is hosting another Baby Massage workshop for parents and babies under 8 months of age this spring! A certified massage therapist will walk you through some basic baby massage exercises so you can provide this source of loving comfort to your own child. This free  activity will …

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Family Matters

Matinées 4G

Partake in a fabulous  intergenerational activities hosted by Matinees 4G https://www.facebook.com/matinees4g/ . Learn more on facebook about  these free encounters between Francophone seniors and families with preschoolers. This activity is a great way to practice French while bring some sunshine to local seniors. You must confirm your place via facebook …

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Family MattersThe Caring Circle

Walk on eggs!

Eggs provide essential nutrients that are part of a healthy diet. They are inexpensive, simple to prepare and easy for seniors to chew and swallow. But like all foods, they should be produced, handled, and prepared with care to minimize the risk of food poisoning. Here are some little known facts …

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The Caring Circle

Home Meal Delivery Now Available in St-Raymond

  Home meal delivery for seniors in St-Raymond is now available thanks to the efforts of Le Comité Vas-Y.   In addtion to the elderly, this  new catering service is also open to those who are living with a chronic illness, physical or intellectual challenges or anyone going though a period …

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The Caring Circle

Free Respite Care for Caregivers via APACN

    The Association des Proche Aidants de la Captiale-Nationale in Partnership with the Fondation de la Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec are once again offering caregivers the chance to obtain up to 32 hours of free respite care for loved ones in their own home. This respite care service is …

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Community WellnessThe Caring Circle

Art Therapy Sessions for Caregivers

Caring for an aging loved one can be challenging. Sometimes what you need most is a safe place to process everything that is happening in your life.     Jeffery Hale Community Partners regularly offers caregivers an opportunity to participate in free art therapy sessions.  Participants will work in a …

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