July 2019

The Caring Circle

How to Be More Mindful as You Walk

One of  our recent Wellness Centre outings  for caregivers allowed us to spend a summer morning exploring the beautiful Jardin botanique Roger-Van den Hende.  Christiane Ruggiero, a visiting occupational therapist from Florida with a specialty in neuro rehabilitation and caregiver herself helped participants become more aware of  the physical benefits …

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Sun Safety

Did you know that the sun’s UV rays are strongest between 11 am and 3 pm? So, keep out of the sun and heat during this time of day. Most of us like to work, play, and relax outside on a sunny day, but too much sun and heat can …

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Healthy Seniors

Survey on Urinary Incontinence for 65+

Urinary incontinence (UI) is a prominent, often overlooked, condition among older adults. If you are age 65+ and experiencing UI, we would like to invite you to complete the following survey: https://is.gd/continencestudy This will help Dr. Adrian Wagg and his research team at the University of Alberta to develop a …

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Family Matters

Was your baby born on July 3, 2019?

If so, be sure to register with la ville de Québec to participate in the  « Nés un 3 juillet »  (born on  July 3rd)  contest  in honour Quebec City’s  411th birthday. In order to highlight the birth of the first citizen born on July 3, 2019, parents of little ones with …

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SNACS Book Fair 2019

Don’t miss the Annual English-language Book Fair on October 24, 25 and 26 at Eastern Quebec Learning Centre. All funds raised will be invested in creating and supporting work plateaus for young adults with learning difficulties and special needs in Quebec City’s English-speaking Community. Visit the SNACS website for full details …

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Love to buy fresh food at your local farmers’ market?

Here are some food safety tips to help keep you and your family safe while supporting your local farmers and producers. Produce : fresh produce can become contaminated in the field through contact with soil, contaminated water, wild or domestic animals, or improperly composted manure. Before eating fruits and vegetables, wash …

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Family Matters

Look for the Certifié famille logo to find businesses that support families with young children

    Certifié famille is a local project that identifies family-friendly businesses. The program which began in Bas-ville in 2016 continues to gain momentum across Quebec City. This service has recently expanded to Upper Town. The criteria for certification simply means that these enterprises support families in the neighborhoods by …

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The Caring Circle

Better Conversations … A quick review from our June session

Last month many caregivers attended a community outreach session entitled “Better Communication with Memory Impaired Loved Ones”. Guest speaker Geneviève Gaboury, from Société Alzheimer de Québec gave us many practical and helpful tips to help us connect with people dealing with memory issues. Here are some of her main points …

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