Third An­nual Care­givers Fo­rum to Con­nect Town­ships Care­givers

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Ma­gog Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Town­ship­pers' As­so­ci­a­tion

Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s third an­nual Care­givers Fo­rum will help equip English-speak­ing care­givers with use­ful tools and give them ac­cess to re­sources when it takes place on Satur­day, March 19, 2016, at the Mem­phré­m­a­gog Com­mu­nity Learn­ing Cen­ter (CLC), lo­cated in the Princess El­iz­a­beth School, 120 Bellevue, Ma­gog.

While care­giv­ing can be re­ward­ing and pos­i­tive, the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of car­ing for a fam­ily mem­ber, friend or neigh­bour can seem over­whelm­ing. Care­giv­ing in­volves time, com­mit­ment and sacri- fice, which can make the role seem in­tim­i­dat­ing. How­ever, it is im­por­tant for care­givers to know they are not alone – there is sup­port avail­able to them. This free event is de­signed to help English­s­peak­ing care­givers learn to care for them­selves while car­ing for a loved one, to pro­vide ac­cess to ex­pert in­for­ma­tion and to help con­nect them with other care­givers. Five pre­sen­ters will ex­am­ine a va­ri­ety of rel­e­vant top­ics and an­swer ques­tions. At­ten­dees will also have the op­por­tu­nity to meet with lo­cal com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions. The 2016 Care­givers Fo­rum is pre­sented by Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, in part­ner­ship with the Mem­phré­m­a­gog CLC, the Com­mu­nity Health and So­cial Ser­vices Net­work (CHSSN), Cass Fu­neral Home and the Depart­ment of Cana­dian Her­itage. Reg­is­tra­tion is not re­quired and all are wel­come. Free tote bags will be given to the first 100 guests, cour­tesy of the Of­fice of the Com­mis­sioner of Of­fi­cial Lan­guages. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion on­line at www.Town­ship­pers.org, email ta@town­ship­pers.org or call (Estrie) 819566-5717, (Mon­térégie East) 450-242-4421.

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