Articles sur la santé et le bien-être - Articles about health and wellbeing

Table autonome des aînés des collines - Round Table of Seniors des Collines


Table autonome des aînés des collines

Cantley, le 20 mai 2014

OBJET : Représentant des organismes et des citoyens de Pontiac au sein du comité de pilotage Municipalité amie des aînés.

Madame, Monsieur,

La municipalité de Pontiac a débuté en janvier la démarche Municipalité amie des aînés (MADA), visant à doter la municipalité d’une politique et d’un plan d’action pour améliorer la qualité de vie de nos aînés.

La population sera consultée à cet effet dans les prochains mois, afin d’établir un portrait des aînés de Pontiac ainsi que de mieux connaître leurs besoins et leurs opinions. La politique et le plan d’action qui seront rédigés ensuite permettront de traduire les besoins de la population aînée en actions concrètes qui seront mises en œuvre à partir de 2016.

Nous devons mettre sur pied un comité de pilotage, représentatif des citoyens aînés et des organismes de Pontiac, qui encadrera la chargée de projet dans son travail. Nous sollicitons donc votre participation au sein de ce comité.

Veuillez noter que la première rencontre aura lieu le jeudi 12 juin à 13h, au Centre communautaire de Luskville, 2024 route 148, Pontiac.

Pour plus d’informations sur la démarche MADA, vous pouvez contacter Marie-Pierre Drolet, directrice à la Table autonome des aînés des Collines et chargée de projet MADA, aux coordonnées suivantes :

(819) 457-2121 poste 241

R. Denis Dubé
Conseiller municipal responsable des questions aînées

Round Table of Seniors des Collines

Cantley, on May 20, 2014

Subject: Representative of the organizations and the citizens of Municipality of Pontiac in the Start-up Committee Friendly Municipality of seniors. (MADA)

Madam, Sir,

The municipality of Pontiac began in January approach friendly municipality of seniors (MADA), to provide the municipality a policy and an action plan to improve the quality of life of our elders.

The population will be consulted for this purpose in the coming months, in order to establish a portrait of seniors in Pontiac as well as getting to know their needs and their opinions. The policy and plan of action which will be written then to translate the needs of the senior population, in concrete actions, that will be implemented starting in 2016.

We have set up a Start-up Committee, representative of senior citizens and organizations of Pontiac, which will oversee the project in his work. We are therefore seeking your participation in this Committee.

Please note that the first meeting will take place Thursday, June 12 at 1 p.m. at the Community Centre of Luskville, 2024 route 148, Pontiac.

For more information on MADA approach, please contact Marie-Pierre Drolet, Director to the Table independent of seniors in the hills and project MADA, at the following coordinates:

(819) 457-2121 Ext. 241

R. Denis Dubé
Municipal councillor responsible for senior issues

12 week Zumba class in Luskville


Hello Everyone

I’m happy to announce that we have enough participants to run the 12 week Zumba class in Luskville!

To those of you who registered in advance…thank you!

If you haven’t registered yet for the 12-week session, it’s not too late! Please arrive 10 minutes early if you still need to register. This will help to ensure our class starts right at 7pm.

Tips for A successful Zumba class:

  • Smile, laugh, be silly, shout, sing.  Zumba is a safe place to let loose. The more energy we create, the more fun we will have together.
  • Dance at your own pace and take breaks when you need them. Listen to your body.
  • When in doubt, just march on the spot!
  • Wear comfortable running shoes and clothing that makes you feel good.
  • Bring plenty of water and drink often!
  • Bring a towel and be prepared to sweat.
  • Try not to be hard on yourself if you are having a hard time following along.  It can take a few classes to get the hang of the choreography.
  • Try not to worry about how you look. Other participants are likely more concerned about how they look than how you look. 
  • If you are having a hard time getting certain moves, please feel free to approach me after class and I will be happy to review the steps with you.
  • Remember to have fun!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to send me an email.

I can't wait to Zumba with you on Thursday...

In good health,

Marianna Vakopoulos OCT, CCC. RHN

Walmart and Organic Food: Help or Hype?


by Rob Wallbridge
The Fanning Mill

According to a news release published yesterday and widely parroted around the web, Walmart is poised to takes its “lowest price is the law” approach to some of its organic offerings, promising to make organic food “affordable” to all. According to their own research, 91% of its shoppers would buy organic food if the price were the same. By partnering with the Wild Oats organic food brand, they plan to introduce a line of organic products priced the same as non-organic equivalents.

On the surface, it sounds do-able. As I’ve pointed out before, the organic premium is largely a factor of economies of scale in transportation, processing, marketing, and distribution, as well as the laws of supply and demand that allow all players in the food chain to earn a little extra along the way (whether they’ve incurred all that extra cost or not). This also means that the premium paid to the grower is rarely directly reflected in the retail price.

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Mark Vallee & the Country Valley Dancers Fundraiser


Mark Vallee & the Country Valley Dancers invite you join them for a fun-filled evening with several activities including: Silent Auction, line dancing, Karaoke,  door prizes & a light lunch.  This is a fundraiser in support of the Kidney Foundation of Canada.  The event will be held at Gavan’s Hotel in Quyon, Quebec on April 25 at 8:30 pm.

For more info

Organic farmer speaks out for GMO co-existence: Labeling might break impasse for the reasonable


The emails usually start arriving in April. “Do you sell organic vegetable transplants for home gardens?” they usually ask because “I want to avoid planting GMO tomatoes and peppers in my garden.” That’s strange as there are no GMO tomatoes or peppers.

A few weeks ago, I received this helpful list of organic and non-GMO seed suppliers via Facebook, with the comment, “a ‘lot’ of seeds planted in gardens are ‘unknown’.”

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First case of deadly pig virus reported in Quebec


CBC News Posted: Feb 23, 2014 11:09 AM ET
Quebec’s agriculture ministry confirmed the province’s first case of porcine epidemic diarrhea Sunday, a deadly virus that has already killed millions of piglets in the United States.

Known as PED, the virus originated in China before arriving in the United States and Canada, where cases have been confirmed in Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba and now Quebec.

Quebec’s first case of PED was detected in test samples from a herd on a farm in the Montérégie region south of Montreal. The pigs have no clinical signs of the illness but agricultural ministry officials now have the farm under quarantine to prevent the virus from spreading.


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