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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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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 …

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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 …

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How to Be More Mindful as You Walk

One of  our recent Wellness Centre outings  for caregivers allowed us to spend a summer morning exploring the beautiful Jardin botanique Roger-Van den Hende.  Christiane Ruggiero, a visiting occupational therapist from Florida with a specialty in neuro rehabilitation and caregiver herself helped participants become more aware of  the physical benefits …

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Sun Safety

Did you know that the sun’s UV rays are strongest between 11 am and 3 pm? So, keep out of the sun and heat during this time of day. Most of us like to work, play, and relax outside on a sunny day, but too much sun and heat can …

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