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Celebrating all father figures!

Dear Caregivers, Good news! Snow has officially left the building and warm weather is upon us. It never ceases to amaze me how Québec’s climate can go from one end of the thermostat to another in the blink of an eye. Since June is a time to celebrate dads, as …

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Family Matters

Enjoy nature as it comes into bloom

As we head into May, and nature is waking up after a long slumber, there are so many things to look forward to.  I don’t know about you but I almost jump up and down for joy this time of year, as more and more of my yard is once …

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Community Wellness

Springing into wellness together!

As the days get longer and are slowly filled with more sunshine, spring is often a time of renewal and optimism. It’s a great time to clean out clutter, perhaps start a new project, or make a positive change in your life. After all, it’s never too late to start …

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Caregivers' CircleWell 50+

Meet Anaïs, new program coordinator for caregivers & youth mental health

Hello everyone! My name is Anaïs Fortin-Maltais. I am the new coordinator with Jeffery Hale Community Partners’ for both Caregivers’ Circle and Youth Mental Health programs. I am continuing the highly-appreciated work of Claire, who will now be able to focus entirely on our Well 50+ program, especially its related …

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Family Matters

Spring is in the air!

Spring may be officially here, but it is hard to believe with all the snow on the ground.  April is that crazy transition month in Quebec where we can expect anything from snowstorms to t-shirt weather.  For many of us, this is not our favourite time of year. Personally, I …

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Family Matters

The countdown to spring is on!

The countdown is on and believe it or not, spring is at our doorsteps!  With days getting longer and warmer, now is the time to get outside and enjoy these last weeks of winter before the snow is gone.  I personally love these warmer and snowy days when we don’t …

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WE Volunteer

A feel good WE Volunteer update

When we think of volunteering, we often think of the positive impact it has on the one receiving the goodwill, especially when it’s our vulnerable community members. As it turns out, volunteering actually proves to be a mutually beneficial activity for everyone involved. It’s been a long two years with …

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Caregivers' CircleWell 50+

The Power of Love

Welcome 2022!! I am sending each and every one of you wishes of health, unity, and love. I think it’s safe to say that the new year started out as the previous year. It’s been difficult at times to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We have …

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Caregivers' CircleWell 50+

Self-Compassion and Kindness

Huge snowflakes are falling peacefully outside my sixth floor window, as an east coast storm begins. Hi, I’m Jeanni, and I’m a writer/educator on how to bring out the best in people. My home and heart are in beautiful Quebec City, near to my children and friends – but I’m …

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Family Matters

Sending some love your way

As we start this second month of 2022, are you finding it hard to remain hopeful?  I know I am finding it a challenge. The rapid spread of Omicron and the impact of the pandemic on daily life has left many of us feeling knocked down and defeated.  Once again, …

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