Community Wellness

13 Sep
2019

Caring Ahead: Survey on family caregiving and preparing for end-of-life in dementia

Feeling supported and as prepared as possible for the end-of-life of a family member with dementia helps family caregivers cope and adjust during bereavement.  If you are caring for a family member or friend with dementia who lives in a nursing home, you are invited to complete the Caring Ahead questionnaire, even if end-of-life is …

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5 Sep
2019

Let your little one shine in a Children’s Christmas Choir

Children’s Christmas Choir Does your child love to hum and sing? Let’s put those sweet vocal cords to good use! EPIQ volunteer and musician, Andreea Dumitru is willing to develop your son or daughter’s talents as part of mini-children’s choir involving kids who are 5 years and older.  Weekly rehearsals would start in October and …

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28 Aug
2019

You love your kids – don’t smoke around them

Smoke-Free Family is a campaign (August 26 – October 6, 2019) to raise awareness among Quebec families on the dangers of second-hand smoke, especially to the health of children and even babies during pregnancy. Smoke-Free Family highlights the importance of taking concrete action to protect children’s health by making the home and car smoke-free zones and …

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14 Aug
2019

What You Need to Know About Hearing Loss – Community Outreach Session

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10 AM Location: Room 1135 on the main floor of the Jeffery Hale pavilion (1270 ch. Ste-Foy)         Nearly one in four adult Canadians report some hearing loss. In older adults, hearing loss often happens gradually over time. This loss can easily go undetected. It may …

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8 Jul
2019

Love to buy fresh food at your local farmers’ market?

Here are some food safety tips to help keep you and your family safe while supporting your local farmers and producers. Produce : fresh produce can become contaminated in the field through contact with soil, contaminated water, wild or domestic animals, or improperly composted manure. Before eating fruits and vegetables, wash them thoroughly under fresh, cool, …

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6 Jun
2019

Major moving season is upon us, do you know how to prevent bedbug infestations?

Bedbugs are very hard to get rid of. If you do have bedbugs, it is strongly recommended that you hire a licensed professional pest control operator. Whichever treatment is used, it will only be effective if physical control methods and preventative measures are used together. The following tips can help you prevent an infestation:    …

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21 May
2019

Read this before you fire up the BBQ

Wire BBQ brush bristles can be hazardous to your health. They can become loose over time and stick to the grill, the bristles can stick to food and could be accidentally swallowed, possibly causing serious throat or digestive injuries.   Follow these tips to prevent your BBQ brush from ruining your fun: Inspect your barbecue …

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