Volunteer Voices

12 Oct
2018

Assist seniors at our popular Day Center

We are looking for more volunteers in our senior Day Center volunteer program!    Many older English-speaking seniors find themselves isolated by their language and by their physical abilities and cannot get out of the home easily. Activities of the Day Center enable seniors to live at home, avoid social isolation, maintain their physical capacities and social …

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3 Oct
2018

October 24 CHEP Video-conference – Exploring Life Losses

Join us  for the next Community Health Education Program Video-conference                    Topic: Exploring Life Losses  Grief is the natural reaction to loss. Some examples of loss include the death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, job loss, loss due to health issues or the loss …

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11 Sep
2018

Participate in a U Laval Research Project

The CHU de Québec has reached out to the English-speaking community for help in validating a cognitive screening tool they are developing in order to refine the diagnosis of patients suffering memory problems.   In an effort to support  research currently underway, please consider participating in  the validation of this tool. Please see poster. The …

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5 Sep
2018

Become a Friendly Visitor to seniors at home

We are looking for more volunteers in our Friendly Visit volunteer program! Many older English-speaking seniors find themselves alone here in the Quebec City region, family members and friends having long since moved away. Some are limited by their physical abilities and cannot get out of the home easily. Some are fearful of falling during …

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5 Sep
2018

September 26 CHEP Video-conference – Eating Well: Sugar and Salt – What’s New?

Dietitian, Dorothy Moffat will explore the topic of Eating Well: Sugar and Salt – What’s New? at the next Community Health Education Program video-conference to be held Wednesday, September 26 from 10 AM to noon in the Jeffery Hale Board Room (1270 ch. Ste-Foy). You will be able to ask your diet-related questions! This activity is …

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5 Sep
2018

Park Playdates 2018: A Roaring Volunteer Success Story!

Sunny days, wiggly little ones  and enthusiastic volunteer power all combined together to provide some fun days in the park for English-speaking families with preschoolers during the  summer of 2018. Park Play Dates allows families a chance to gather in a variety of parks and playgrounds across the city every summer for the past 14 …

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9 Apr
2018

Reducing Social Isolation of Seniors

Social isolation affects more than 15% of the elderly population and has many impacts on physical, psychological and cognitive health. The Collectif aînés isolement social ville de Québec works to educate people about what each of us can do to reduce social isolation among seniors. Watch their touching video (with English subtitles) about the importance doing …

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16 Jan
2018

What’s a grey zone? Join our ethics committee

Have you experienced moments during your volunteer work where you weren’t quite sure what to do? Where the right action doesn’t seem very clear? We’re pairing up with University Laval’s students to produce a volunteer training on ethics and how to navigate grey-zone moments. During the week of February 26 – March 2nd, the committee …

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