Na­tional Care­giver Week: a time to thank those who care for oth­ers

Sherbrooke Record - - FRONT PAGE - By Mable Hast­ings

Na­tional Care­giver Week, which takes place from Novem­ber 4 to 10, 2018, is an event that pays trib­ute to the ded­i­ca­tion of care­givers and high­lights their con­tri­bu­tion to so­ci­ety.

The Mis­sisquoi North Vol­un­teer Cen­tre (CABMN) Se­nior Ser­vices Co­or­di­na­tors, An­gelle Laplume and Monique Gil­bert take this op­por­tu­nity, on be­half of the CABMN to thank all care­givers in the Western Sec­tor of the MRC Mem­phrem­a­gog for their pre­cious time and care given in bet­ter­ing the lives of those they are car­ing for.

The CABMN sup­ports care­givers by of­fer­ing respite, so­cial­iza­tion and in­for­ma­tion ac­tiv­i­ties. One of their spe­cific ob­jec­tives is to or­ga­nize work­shops or con­fer­ences on top­ics cho­sen by care­givers and/or se­niors. A to­tal of 17 work­shops and ac­tiv­i­ties were or­ga­nized by the CABMN in the past year in lo­ca­tions

in­clud­ing Man­sonville, Bolton-est, St-eti­enne-de-bolton and East­man. A to­tal of 277 peo­ple at­tended these ses­sions.

Laplume and Gil­bert con­sider it a priv­i­lege to or­ga­nize work­shops and ac­tiv­i­ties of this na­ture.

“These types of in­for­ma­tion ses­sions are a way for the CABMN to sup­port those who give care to oth­ers and this should al­ways be one of our pri­or­i­ties; es­pe­cially not­ing the fact that we live in a ru­ral area where the se­nior pop­u­la­tion is above av­er­age,” said Gil­bert.

Dur­ing Na­tional Care­giver Week, we join all groups and or­ga­ni­za­tions in salut­ing the won­der­ful con­tri­bu­tion made by care­givers. The CABMN strives to sup­port your ef­forts and rec­og­nize the valu­able role you play.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the CABMN pro­grams for se­niors and oth­ers, visit: www.cabmn.org or call 450-292-3114. Stay in­formed by sign­ing up to the CABMN news­let­ter.

MABLE HAST­INGS

An­gelle Laplume and Monique Gil­bert (Se­nior Ser­vices Co­or­di­na­tors) at the Mis­sisquoi North Vol­un­teer Cen­tre are send­ing out a “thank you” to all Care­givers dur­ing Na­tional Care­giver Week, Novem­ber 4 to 10.

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