Articles sur la santé et le bien-être - Articles about health and wellbeing
Sur la photo: l'infirmière Katie Taylor a lacé ses espadrilles et est maintenant prête à prendre la route.
Countless medical studies have proven that regular exercise is vital for health and mobility. Now Pontiac has one more opportunity to get up and go. Pontiac Walks (PW) is a new initiative created by the Groupe de Médecine Familiale (GMF) based in Shawville to encourage people to take regular walks.
Above, RN Katie Taylor is laced up and ready to hit the pavement.
We have a smooth, fast highway for a country road. Now, at the end of June, when most roads are still pockmarked after the long winter and the rainy spring, we are a ribbon of road that invites stupidity. Some people blame the road, but it is not the road that is dangerous, it's the drivers. They are in an excessive hurry, they pass on double lines and on blind corners, they are on their phones, they've had a few drinks, they are high, they are possibly not even licensed drivers.
Cantley, jeudi le 29 juin 2017 – La Table autonome des aînés des Collines est sous le choc face à la décision du Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité Durable et de l’Électrification des Transports du Québec de ne plus financer les transports effectués par des bénévoles partout au Québec et ce, dès 2018.
Cantley, Thursday June 29th, 2017 – The Des Collines Seniors’ Roundtable is shocked at the decision of the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité Durable et de l’Électrification des Transports du Québec to stop financing transportation provided by volunteers everywhere in the province of Quebec from 2018.
Le traiteur Demeter de Luskville s'est joint au producteur d'agneau de Beechgrove JAE Farm pour nous offrir de délicieux et frais plats prêts-à-manger au Marché des fermiers de Bristol.
Se mettre en forme et rester fort sont intégralement liés pour une vie en santé. Ces objectifs à atteindre seront facilités dans la municipalité de Pontiac par la directrice de la Maison de la Famille de Quyon Catherine Beaudet qui a rassemblé le financement nécessaire pour supporter la démarche de création d'un gymnase communautaire dans Quyon.
Luskville caterer Demeter Catering has teamed up with Beechgrove lamb producer JAE Farm to offer delicious, fresh, ready-to-eat food at the Bristol Farmers’ Market. JAE Farm has produced some lovely hand-made lamb sausages that are free from fillers or preservatives. Just spices and fresh herbs compliment the pasture-raised lamb. They can be purchased grilled for immediate eating on a pita with slaw and yogurt or frozen for cooking at home.
Getting fit and staying strong is an integral part of healthy living. Now these goals will be even easier to achieve in this municipality.
Catherine Beaudet, executive director of the Quyon Maison de la Famille (QMdlF), has managed to find funding to support the creation of a community gymnasium based in Quyon.
The news was made public at the QMdlF's Annual General Meeting on June 20. Beaudet had promised a special announcement after the usual AGM business and she certainly delivered.
A good breakfast is the best way to start the day. And, every day across Canada, volunteers assemble at elementary schools at 6:30 a.m. to make sure young students get that best start.
On June 6, Le Club des petits déjeuners (The Breakfast Club) volunteers from Notre Dame de la Joie in Luskville and Ste. Marie in Quyon gathered to be rewarded with a breakfast of their own. But first they served breakfast for the kids of course!
Despite a slow start due to cool weather, the Bristol Farmers Market is back. Farmers and gardeners across the Pontiac are ready to serve you with the best of the region's finest meats, veggies, jams and pies, just to name a few of the delicious products on offer.
The market is open every Friday from 1 pm to 6 pm at the intersection of Ch. Aylmer and Hwy. 148. Make an effort and support our marvelous market gardeners and producers.
By coincidence or possibly serendipity, this week was the Canadian Red Cross's emergency preparedness week.... And we are all very grateful for the help from Red Cross.
As of this afternoon, (May 10), over $1.7M was raised by the public via the Red Cross to support those affected by this years flooding.
Pontiac2020.ca spoke to Quebec's regional vice president of the Red Cross, Pascal Mathieu.
Peace and natural beauty is all around Josée Bellerose’s house in Quyon. Her hope is that people can find peace, safety and forgiveness inside themselves.
As of last month, the Maison de la Famille Quyon (MdlFQ) is the new host of the Sharing Store, a place for people who are experiencing food-related problems to get discounted groceries
The new site is a step forward for the Store, which has been operating from a small room in the corner of the Beach Barn, that was proving ineffective in a number of ways.
With funding from McGill, Connexions is pleased to offer the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program. The Bursary provides financial incentive for students from the Outaouais region pursuing full-time studies in health and social services at a Quebec government-recognized educational institution to return to (or stay in) their region to work and serve their communities after completing their studies.
This bursary aims to reach students with English and French language skills who are pursuing full-time studies in the area of health and social services and who have demonstrated a commitment to, and involvement in, their community.
See below for eligibility guidelines and contact us for more information.
Posted by Pontiac2020.ca on Monday, April 10, 2017
The Maison de la Famille Quyon has set a date for the visit by the Bonhomme de Lunettes.
Wednesday May 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Bring your health care card and a recent copy of your optical prescription to get great deals on sensibly-priced eyewear.
Call the Maison for your appointment: 819 458 2808. Open to everyone!
Life becomes limited if you can't see properly.... Can't see the chalkboard, can't cross the street, can't read warnings, can't drive a car.
With this in mind, Catherine Beaudet, Director General of la Maison de la Famille Quyon, has organized a visit from a team of optometrists working with Bonhomme a Lunette, a Montreal-based organization specializing in low-cost eye ware.
Bonjour! Bonne année !
I hope you have had a Merry Christmas!
Encore une fois c’est le temps pour notre recensement locale (Breckenridge-Dunrobin). Si vous avez une mangeoire d'oiseaux (avec nourriture) dans votre cours arrière, svp recensiez les oiseaux présents le 2 janvier. Vous n'avez que indiquer à la fin de la journée le nombre total d'individus (maximum) de chaque espèce présente en même temps. Vous pouvez communiquer vos résultats par courriel à moi, avant 17h.
Are you an early riser? Do you like to work as a team? Do you adore milk mustaches and jam on little fingers? Then you must join us as a volunteer at the Breakfast Club at Notre Dame de la Joie school in Luskville.
It makes everyone feel good!
For more information, call Hélène Bélisle, volunteer co-ordinator, at 819 455 9416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1977, Terry Fox lost his right leg to osteosarcoma; it had to be amputated six inches above his knee.
In 1980, Terry started his Marathon of Hope, dipping his prosthetic leg in the Atlantic Ocean off the Newfoundland coast. And we know how the rest of the story goes.
This year, Shawville's Terry Fox Run celebrates it's 36th year.
From left, some of the members of the PMP and Comite 0-5 ans: Mark Bradley with Maxim Beaufort-Bradley, Myriam Pipon, Sylvie L'Heureux, Sophie Hunter and Camille Bradley with Tianna Beaufort-Bradley.
They say it takes a village to raise a child and the Parents de la Municipalite de Pontiac (PMP) are determined to create and support that village. The group, backed by a number of provincially-funded groups as well as other local community partners, held their first Annual General Meeting on August 4 at the Community Centre in Luskville.
Launched mid-June in 2015, the PMP's activities have included dancing lessons, workshops on body image and healthy eating, as well as a story-telling hour and a picnic event. PMP organizers estimate at least 40 to 50 families have been part of this years activities.
Guess what I saw by the side of the road in Wakefield this afternoon? I don't know it's Giant Hogweed for a fact, but it has all the signs: purple blotches on the stem, large ragged leaves and a truly menacing head of thick white flowers.
The Maison de la Famille Quyon (MdlFQ) held its Annual General Assembly on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 pm at their building on Clarendon Street in Quyon. As usual, director general Catherine Beaudet wrote a beautiful foreword to the AGM notes. Here it is in full.
Everyone understands austerity: paring back luxuries and comforts to the bare essentials in order to make it through hard financial times.
But what does it mean when essential services that help some of our most vulnerable population must endure reduced funding?
We all know that being prepared for an unexpected emergency as individuals is vital. How to be prepared as a community seems less clear. I asked communications agent Dominic Labrie about what we now have in place to help keep the people of Pontiac safe.
Pontiac2020.ca: Does the Municipality currently have a disaster plan?
Municipality of Pontiac (MoP): Yes, right now it is in phase 1.
P2020: When was it created?
Shoulda Asked Sheila, Number 2
The burning food issues of the day chopped up, hashed over and served back hot and satisfying.
By Sheila McCrindle and Kate Aley
We frequently hear about lives saved by organs from deceased donors, but far less about a quiet but remarkable group: live donors.
Breckenridge’s Alain David is in his first week of recovery after having his left kidney removed and given to a total stranger whom he will never meet. This decision to undergo the operation was not a spontaneous one.
Luskville's elementary school, Notre Dame de la Joie, needs your help. The daily Breakfast Club (organised by the non profit organsiation Club des Petits Dejeuners) requires more volunteers to help prepare and serve breakfast to 95 students at the school every morning.
Sometimes you just wish so hard for a magic wand --- and a magic carpet --- to rush to a place to do a thing. If I had those two objects, I would rush to Appawatiskat with hundreds of canvasses, a million brushes and enough paint to fill a swimming-pool. I would magic up a tent and hold 24-hour painting workshops for ever. Art is not the answer to everything but it's a huge step towards understanding and coping with almost anything. Art can soothe your broken heart. Good luck and much love, Appawatiskat. Don't give up. I am praying hard for you.