The Caring Circle

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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2 Jul
2019

Better Conversations … A quick review from our June session

Last month many caregivers attended a community outreach session entitled “Better Communication with Memory Impaired Loved Ones”. Guest speaker Geneviève Gaboury, from Société Alzheimer de Québec gave us many practical and helpful tips to help us connect with people dealing with memory issues. Here are some of her main points for those of you who …

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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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3 Jun
2019

Many risk factors of heart disease are under your control

  Did you know that heart disease is the second-leading cause of death in Canada?             Heart disease refers to the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that could lead to a heart attack, heart failure, or death. Physical effects of heart diseases and blood circulation conditions can include …

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3 Jun
2019

Caregivers’ Café July 3: Mindful Walking in the Garden

One activity that almost anyone can do to moderate stress is mindful walking. Spend a summer morning exploring the beautiful Jardin botanique Roger-Van den Hende with our volunteer guide Christiane Ruggiero, a visiting occupational therapist from Florida with a specialty in neuro rehabilitation. Become more aware of each step and breathe taken. Enjoy the physical …

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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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30 Apr
2019

Community Outreach Session: Better Communication with Memory Impaired Loved Ones

Do you have a close tie with someone living with memory loss? If so, you are not alone. The Alzheimers’ Society of Canada tells us that the disease affects 1.1 M Canadians directly or indirectly. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias slowly erode a person’s ability to communicate. Memory impairment can be isolating for the one …

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29 Apr
2019

Better Bowel Health: An Update

Community Health Education Program (CHEP) Tele-conference Topic: Better Bowel Health–An Update Guest Speaker: Myra Siminovitch, Physiotherapist Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 10 am -12 pm Location: Board Room 1123 Jeffery Hale Pavilion (1270 ch. Ste-Foy) Almost everyone experiences it occasionally. Some have recurrent bouts. The Quebec Gastrointestinal Society estimate that between 15 to 20% of …

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11 Apr
2019

Mental Health Week 2019

Welcome to the homepage for Mental Health Week 2019, brought to you by the community Wellness Centre and the Mental Health Team at Jeffery Hale Community Services.  This year’s theme, set by the Quebec City branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, is “Exploring means seeing things differently!” Download Mental Health Week poster. The amazing …

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11 Apr
2019

Enrol now for FREE art therapy sessions for caregivers

Caring for an aging loved one can be challenging. Sometimes what you need most is a safe place to process everything that is happening in your life. Jeffery Hale Community Partners is offering caregivers an opportunity to participate in free art therapy sessions on  Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings starting at the end of summer …

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