Caregivers’ Circle

Caregivers' Circle

Have yourself a Merry covid-style Christmas

The holiday season is nearly upon us and I think it is fair to say we’re all a bit confused about how to safely celebrate this year. As much as we want to be with our loved ones at Christmastime or Chanukah, no one wants to bring the “gift” of …

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Caregivers' Circle

Recognizing and honouring the work of caregivers all year round

National Caregivers’ week is feted annually during the first week of November across our province. The contribution that caregivers make to our society, however, should be celebrated 365 days a year! Family caregivers, like yourselves, provide love, support and practical care around the clock and often at great personal expense. The …

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Caregivers' Circle

Covid Blessings …

Gratitude is a state of consciousness appreciation that we can choose to exercise or not. As one who has kept a gratitude journal for many years, I can attest that when I look for things to be thankful for  my mood lifts rather than sinks. This long weekend may not …

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Unchartered waters ahead …

As summer fades into autumn, we all share reservations about what lies ahead. One thing is certain, however, this pandemic has taught us to value human connections more deeply. We want to nurture those links in the safest ways possible in the coming months. The community Wellness Centre understands these …

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Caregivers' Circle

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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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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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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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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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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