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The Gift of Change

Hello everyone! My name is Claire Quenville, and I am the new coordinator for both our Well 50+ and Caregivers’ Circle Programs. I am so pleased to be here and look forward to working alongside you. Whether we like it or not, or whether we are ready or not, life …

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Cherishing and growing our Community of Care

Hello everyone! It is with great honour that I pick up the torch passed along by our dear and dedicated Jan Anderson. I have been fortunate to work alongside her over the last few months her, learning the details of the program she started in January of 2014. During the Caregivers’ …

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Hope is in the air, but let’s be careful!

Did you enjoy that brief taste of spring in mid-March? The sunshine and melting snow were just what the doctor ordered after a long COVID-19 locked down winter! Hope was literally in the air as our government announced that everyone over 16 years of age should receive at least one …

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Grief Recovery Training for Caregivers

Grief touches everyone on this planet. Moving beyond grief is a vital part of personal growth. Not fully recovering from grief can have a negative effect on your capacity for happiness in life. The pandemic has brought grief to many, and on so many levels. Some of us have lost …

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Ne lâche pas!

Many years ago, Jeffery Hale Community Partners had a dream of creating a safe, welcoming space for English-speaking caregivers to gather so they wouldn’t feel so alone in their vital but often invisible role. I remember putting together our first application to L’APPUI-CN to see if we could get funding …

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Taking Care of Body & Mind as We get Older: Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Have yourself a Merry covid-style Christmas

The holiday season is nearly upon us and I think it is fair to say we’re all a bit confused about how to safely celebrate this year. As much as we want to be with our loved ones at Christmastime or Chanukah, no one wants to bring the “gift” of …

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Recognizing and honouring the work of caregivers all year round

National Caregivers’ week is feted annually during the first week of November across our province. The contribution that caregivers make to our society, however, should be celebrated 365 days a year! Family caregivers, like yourselves, provide love, support and practical care around the clock and often at great personal expense. The …

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Covid Blessings …

Gratitude is a state of consciousness appreciation that we can choose to exercise or not. As one who has kept a gratitude journal for many years, I can attest that when I look for things to be thankful for  my mood lifts rather than sinks. This long weekend may not …

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Unchartered waters ahead …

As summer fades into autumn, we all share reservations about what lies ahead. One thing is certain, however, this pandemic has taught us to value human connections more deeply. We want to nurture those links in the safest ways possible in the coming months. The community Wellness Centre understands these …

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