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Processing grief in these unusual times

Many of our readers have lost a loved one during this pandemic period. It is a hard time to be grieving. Funerals and memorial services  had to be delayed. Public health regulations and travel restrictions often prevented family members from grieving together or even being able to see their loved …

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Family Matters

Pop-Up Pages: A community collaboration to help prepare our children for school 

Way back before COVID-19 became a household word, various community partners around the city began working on an application with the Instance Régionale de Concertation de la Capitale-Nationale (IRC-CN) to secure funding for a project to support perseverance and educational success for English-speaking toddlers, preschool and elementary school children in …

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Family Matters

Discover fun parks, pools and splashpads this summer! 

Every summer until this one the community Wellness Centre has overseen a very popular volunteer-powered program called Park Playdates (PPD). Parent volunteers take turns hosting informal get togethers in parks around our beautiful city. This year, due to public health directives, we sadly had to put this program on hold. …

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Caregivers' Circle

Financial Support for Canadian Seniors during the Pandemic

The Government of Canada announced recently that seniors will receive one-time tax-free payments. $300 is provided for Old Age Security An additional $200 will be paid to Guaranteed Income Supplement $500 more will be provided to the recipients of the Spouse’s Allowance or the Allowance for the Survivor. No need …

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Caregivers' Circle

Staying Committed to Stopping the Virus

Dear Caregivers, St-Jean wasn’t celebrated with the usual festivity and I expect Canada Day won’t be either. Despite the new “not-so-normal” that we’re still learning to navigate, we’re finding ways to experience happiness and show we care everyday. Public health authorities are continuing to warn us we still need to …

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Caregivers' Circle

Celebrating family ties that bind hearts together

Dear Caregivers, If this pandemic has taught us anything, it is the deep lasting value of enduring family ties. Not being able to see or hug family members in other households for ten weeks has felt like an eternity to many, especially for those with loved ones in long-term care …

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Family Matters

People need people!

People need people! Nothing has made this more evident than ten weeks of physical distancing and sheltering at home. The community Wellness Centre is constantly adapting our programming to keep local English-speaking families connected and informed despite this pandemic. Our organization continues to thrive thanks to your involvement and volunteer …

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Volunteering in a COVID-19 world

Well, this spring could not have taken more of a surprise twist when all of us in Quebec City saw a global pandemic come to town. To top it off, now it’s upended everyone’s summer plans too! All of us on the Wellness Centre team understand your feelings. We have …

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Caregivers' CircleCommunity Wellness

Staying connected during tumultous times is what WE do best! 

Dear Caregivers, What a bumpy road these past two pandemic months have been! We’ve learned to navigate this unwelcomed new reality together, yet apart. Covid-19 has highlighted the vital, although sadly often-unrecognized, role family caregivers play in Canadian society. We have watched helplessly as a tiny virus wreaked havoc amongst …

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Caregivers' CircleCommunity Wellness

What to keep and what to shred?

One of the tasks that few of us enjoy  is cleaning out paper files. Kowing what to keep and what to shred is hard enough when it is your own files but the task is rather daunting when you’re dealing with papers left behind by an aging (and sometimes confused) …

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