Memphremagog Seniors Roundtable looking for feedback from local caregivers

By Gordon Lambie

The Memphremagog Seniors Roundtable (TCAM) has decided to give the community more time to complete a survey on the challenges facing local caregivers. Originally scheduled to close at the beginning of November, the survey has been extended to the beginning of December in the name of getting as many responses as possible. “We decided to give it a little bit more time,” said Christine Cormier, Community organizer with the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS and coordinator of the survey project for the TCAM. Cormier explained that the main objective of the survey is to develop a clear image of who the caregivers are in the Memphremagog MRC and identify what their needs are. The tool also seeks to identify how familiar local caregivers are with the resources that are available to help them, and how challenges may be different in for different groups, such as the English and French communities. “Many caregivers don’t know they are caregivers,” the organizer said, adding that, “sometimes we have resources to help them, but they just don’t know them.” See full story in the Friday, Nov. 8 edition of The Record.

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