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Caregivers' CircleWell 50+

Gratitude and the gift of self-care

Hello everyone and welcome to fall! Once again, the air is crisp, and the colours are changing. Autumn is, by far, my favourite season. In my eyes, it is a time to let go of the old to make room for the new. How do we make room for the …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Getting back into the swing of things

As we enter into these last few weeks of summer, that back-to-school feeling is in the air.  Maybe your children are heading back to daycare or school, maybe you are going back to work, or perhaps you are simply settling back into a routine after summer vacation. Whatever your situation, …

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Caregivers' CircleWell 50+

The Gift of Change

Hello everyone! My name is Claire Quenville, and I am the new coordinator for both our Well 50+ and Caregivers’ Circle Programs. I am so pleased to be here and look forward to working alongside you. Whether we like it or not, or whether we are ready or not, life …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Summer is here and it sure feels good to be green!

The past several months have been tough on everyone, including families. The physical distancing due to COVID-19 has changed our relationships, our roles, and our routines in terms of child care, school and play time. We are officially green though now, so hooray!  What does this mean for you and …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Protect yourself and your family from ticks and mosquitoes

Safety tips from Health Canada Heading outdoors?  Remember to protect yourself from ticks and mosquitoes!   The best way to protect yourself from Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites, same as the best way to avoid becoming infected with West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. Getting rid of …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Pool and water safety prevents drowning

Life saving safety tips from Health Canada Did you know that children can drown very quickly and quietly, and in just a few centimetres of water? Also, children ages 1 to 4 are most at risk of drowning in pools at home. The summer is has only just begun and …

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Caregivers' Circle

Cherishing and growing our Community of Care

Hello everyone! It is with great honour that I pick up the torch passed along by our dear and dedicated Jan Anderson. I have been fortunate to work alongside her over the last few months her, learning the details of the program she started in January of 2014. During the Caregivers’ …

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Community Wellness

Advice for Carbon Monoxide Alarms from Health Canada

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have turned to making everyday purchases online to reduce our exposure and follow local public health guidelines. You should know, however, that there are also potential risks with purchasing certain products, especially online. For example, did you know that smoke or carbon …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Best wishes for a happy retirement, Jan!  

I would like to take this June blog to highlight Jan Anderson, a very special person in our Wellness Family.  Many of you know her very well because she has been taking care of our Family Matters programs for over 20 years.  At the end of June, Jan is retiring …

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WE Volunteer

You complete us

In April, we celebrated YOU during our virtual Volunteer Appreciation Week.  Our theme this year was “You Complete Us”, and that you do!  Many of our programs would simply not survive without your help.  WE hope to be able to get back to our regular programming, or at least some …

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