Family Matters

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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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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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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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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Did you make a resolution to be more physically active? Here are some tips to get you started…

  Did you know that adults should be active for at least 2.5 hours a week? Children and youth aged 5-17 should accumulate at least one hour of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.  Physical activity helps feel better! Regular physical activity can improve your overall sense of well being by …

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Ramp Up your Motor Skills Rally Recap

Dadventures, a community Wellness Centre initiative to support men raising children, provided a energetic morning of fun  for 24 eager participants during the RAMP up Your Motor Skills Rally held  Saturday, November 30 at Quebec High School. This event allowed kids a place to grow  their motor skills, let their …

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Do you live in Quebec City’s Upper town (Haute-Ville)? 

If you live in Quebec City’s Upper town, a research team associated with the Centre Famille Haute-Ville, Mobilization Haute-Ville and Projets Bourlamaque invites you to complete an important survey. Their research will be used to help improve services available to families based on their needs and lived realities. These researchers …

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HoHOHO HERE We Go Again Children’s Christmas Party

Families with preschool children remember to mark your calendars and reserve your seat!  Join i the Wellness Centre’s annual festive children’s get-together in the Coin Soleil room (2nd floor of the Jeffery Hale Hospital 1250 ch. Ste-Foy) on Saturday, December 14th from 10 to 11:30 AM. Enjoy  a special performance …

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