April 2018

Community WellnessFamily Matters

May Activities offered by Entraide Parents

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Community WellnessFamily MattersThe Caring Circle

Beware of Lyme disease!

Are you an outdoor fan? You should know that mosquitoes are not the only insects that can make your life difficult! Beware of tick bites that can transmit Lyme disease, a disease that can lead to complications if it is not detected in time. The best way to prevent Lyme …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Advice from Health Canada on Buying Second-hand Items

Buying second-hand products on the Internet or checking out yard sales and flea markets? Be aware of potential risks and ask questions to make sure your perfect find is safe to use.   You should avoid items that are: banned, such as baby walkers and feeding devices for baby bottles. …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Concerned about road safety in your neighborhood?

            Do you worry about road safety in your neighborhood? Do cars whiz by your children’s play grounds? These concerns are shared by Solidarité familles et sécurité routière. Last week Nancy Gilbert, co-founder of this organization visited Take-a- Break Drop In to help parents become …

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Community WellnessFamily MattersThe Caring Circle

Volunteer in a Bag!

Do you want to contribute, but can’t find the time for a weekly commitment? We’re looking for volunteers to sew up squares into blankets and scarves for people in need! No experience or time commitment required, everything you need is in one little bag. Kit includes instructions, sewing needle, extra …

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Family Matters

Freezer Cooking Revisited – Manicotti

Our next MNO activity involves learning to make food ahead to freeze and enjoy later on. Last year’s freezer cooking was  so much fun we are doing another! When: Saturday, April 21st at 2pm                                  …

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Community WellnessHealthy SeniorsThe Caring CircleVolunteer Voices

Reducing Social Isolation of Seniors

Social isolation affects more than 15% of the elderly population and has many impacts on physical, psychological and cognitive health. The Collectif aînés isolement social ville de Québec works to educate people about what each of us can do to reduce social isolation among seniors. Watch their touching video (with English …

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Family Matters

FREE Breastfeeding Information Session for Expectant Parents

Moms and dads-to-be why not  join us for our first breastfeeding information session.  Kate Nadeau, Breastfeeding Coach with Allaitement Québec and mother of two will offer practical advice to expectant parents about breastfeeding. Learn what to expect as your baby begins nursing                  …

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