March 2019

Volunteer Voices

Volunteer Satisfaction Survey 2018-19

Volunteers will have a key role to play in the success of our services and we need YOUR opinion. As a Wellness Centre volunteer, your experience is unique to each program to which you have so generously given your time. What did we do with your feedback last year? Last …

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Community WellnessFamily MattersThe Caring Circle

Did you know that mould is one of the most common causes of poor indoor air in homes?

Mould can grow in damp or wet areas in your home caused by water leaks, flooding, or high humidity that can result from everyday activities like cooking or showering. It can grow on wood, paper, fabrics, drywall and insulation. It can hide inside walls or above ceiling tiles. People living …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Health risks of detergent packets

Did you know that, if swallowed, detergent packets can cause nausea, vomiting, coughing, choking, breathing troubles and stomach pain? Small and brightly coloured, detergent packets (for laundry or dishwasher) may be confused with toys or candies by children or other vulnerable people.  Moreover, a detergent packet can also burst in …

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Community WellnessThe Caring Circle

Visit with an occupational therapist at the next Caregivers’ Café

Join us for a caregiver’s tea with France Gaudet, Occupational Therapist/Team Leader with  Jeffery Hale Community Services’ Home Care Team. Discover  how occupational therapy can help make life easier for you and your loved one. Learn more about  home safety, and car transfers.  Find out what‘s new in specialized equipment, …

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Community WellnessHealthy SeniorsThe Caring Circle

Voluntary Drug Recall by Pro Doc Limitée of Irbesartan

Two lots of irbesartan drugs distributed in Quebec are voluntarily recalled Health Canada is advising Canadians that Pro Doc Limitée is voluntarily recalling two lots of irbesartan tablets because of a nitrosamine impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA). The lots were distributed in Quebec only. Irbesartan is part of a class of drugs …

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Family Matters

Café au lait Crew: A Nuturing Space for Everyone

Join the Café au lait Crew on  Tuesday afternoons  at the Wellness Centre.  This is a relaxing, embracing space where you can benefit from parent-to-parent contact, encouragement, valuable information and  support from Shelley Dupuis, certified Breastfeeding Consultant with Allaitement Québec.  Each session has a theme. There’s a scale on site …

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Community WellnessThe Caring Circle

EVENING Information Session: Federal Tax Credits and Benefits for Caregivers, Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

Join us at a special evening information session for seniors and/or their caregivers. Learn everything that you need to know about tax credits and benefits for caregivers, seniors  and persons with disabilities with Canada Revenue Agency Outreach Officer, Victor Morales.   Date: Tuesday, April 9  Time: 6:45 PM NOTE location change …

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Family Matters

Cabane à Sucre with the Family

Spring is just around the corner, (seriously just ignore the 8 feet of snow out the front door) come join the Mom’s Nite Out group for a fun family outing in the heart of the city. Sunday, April 7  in  the Parc du bois de Coulonge there will be an …

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Community Wellness

St Paddy’s Potluck

Are you feeling lucky 🍀 this March 16th? Then grab your favorite green shirt, pretend you’re Irish and join the gang  at the Valcartier family centre for a St Patrick’s Day potluck! It’s free…all you need to bring is a dish to share and your family and friends! There will also …

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Family Matters

Head to a nearby indoor pool and beat the winter blues!

Quebec City offers many opportunities for parents to go swimming with their children. Click here to find a pool in your neighborhood: https://www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/citoyens/loisirs_sports/installations_sportives/piscines_interieures/piscines_interieures.aspx The YWCA provides free access to a warm indoor baby pool and a nice assortment of baby swim gear to help your little one enjoy getting his/her …

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