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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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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

Honouring 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 personnel, 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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Caregivers' CircleCommunity WellnessFamily MattersHealthy Seniors

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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