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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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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 …

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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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Salon Alzheimers 2020

La Société Alzheimer de Québec tiendra un Salon Alzheimer et maladies apparentées, le dimanche le 26 janvier 2020. Ce sont près de 500 personnes qui sont attendues chaque année au Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins de l’Université Laval, de 9 h à 13 h 30 lors de cet événement gratuit et ouvert à …

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Protect Yourself against Flame Jetting

Serious fire and burn risks associated with certain containers of pourable alcohol-based fuels and certain firepots that use pourable fuels Health Canada warns consumers of the serious fire and burn risks associated with flame jetting occurrences that may result from the use of certain containers of pourable alcohol-based fuels and …

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Flu shot Clinics at Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s

Once again this year, Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s will offer free flu vaccination for members of the English-speaking community who meet certain eligibility criteria (see below).  No registration is required; this service is offered on a walk-in basis. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., November 5 at the St-Gabriel de …

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Teleconference: Organ & Tissue Donation in Quebec

The Community Health Education Program returns this fall with another informative  teleconference at the Wellness Centre.   We will be learning together about  Organ & Tissue Donation in Quebec at this session. This free event  will be held in Room 1123 on the main floor of the Jeffery Hale pavilion ( …

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