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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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Community WellnessThe Caring Circle

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 …

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Family Matters

Happy Mother’s Day, COVID-19 Style

It started out so promising, 2020, didn’t it? We all had big hopes, plans and dreams for the 365 days ahead of us. None on them included being locked down, “tele-travailing” with a toddler under the table who keeps unplugging the laptop, wearing masks, schools and daycare closing for weeks …

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Community Wellness

Honoring our Healthcare Super Heros

This is an exceptional time to be a health care provider. Everyone including housekeeping, maintenance and kitchen staff, security guards, receptionists, clerks, medical records personel, personal care attendants, administrative assisitants, social workers, occupational therapists, community organizers, physiotherapists,  special care councellors, special educators, nurses, doctors and administrators are courageously working on …

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Family Matters

Baby & Toddler Vaccination Clinic at the Jeffery Hale injects a sense of community during these uncertain times

The COVID-19 situation we are all facing together means uncertain times for everyone right now, especially for families with young children.  Routine things have become a big challenge for parents, like making a doctor’s appointment for a baby or following the recommended schedule of vaccines. I am not from Quebec, …

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Prenatal Courses in English 

If you are an English-speaking person living in the Greater Quebec City region expecting a baby, you now have an new option when it comes to prenatal classes. You can participate in virtual online group sessions. During this pandemic period the community  Wellness Centre will be offering a series of 3 …

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Family Matters

Kid-friendly Fun Learning Activities

These ideas  were submitted by Amanda Heath, EPIQ volunteer mom and all round amazing human being. Amanda wanted to share some  suggestions with the rest of you during these pandemic confinement times. If you have something you’d like to share with other parent readers – please  feel free to email …

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Get Involved: Consider Joining the JHSB’s Users’ Committee

  The Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s Users’ Committee is looking for new members from the English-speaking  community.      This important committee promote users’ rights and helps to ensure a high standard of care throughout the establishment and a good quality of life for residents. They  meet once a …

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The risk of carbon monoxide poisoning is higher in the winter

Did you know that carbon monoxide can cause health problems before you even notice its presence? Although carbon monoxide (CO) can be present in your home or cottage at any time of the year, the risk is greater in winter months because homes in Canada are usually heated by furnaces, …

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Community WellnessFamily MattersThe Caring Circle

Stuck in the snow with your car: an emergency kit can help

 Did you know that winter brings an increased risk of getting stuck in your car? Slippery or snow-covered roads, reduced visibility and bitter cold: these are all conditions that can make driving difficult and even dangerous during winter. If you are stuck in the snow, try to stay calm and …

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