Scotiabank’s Charitable Challenge

6 December 2017

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is the community component of all Canadian Circuit events where Scotiabank is involved. In addition to supporting the local economy where the event takes place, the Charity Challenge raises funds for local charities. As such, the Challenge has enabled Parkinson Québec to raise more than $ 15,000 in 2017! In 2018, our goal is $ 20,000. Participate in the various races in corporate, university or individual teams.  Come run 5 km, 10 km or 21 km with us! Details below.

Why run with us?

  • Reimbursement of registration fees (upon request) for participants who raise a minimum of…

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Tax Credit for senior’s activities

4 December 2017

Do you know the refundable tax credit for senior’s activities? It is a credit that you may claim if you are 70 years old or older for registration fees for recognized physical, artistic, cultural or recreational activities. The beneficiary must have an income of $40 000 or less. The credit is equal to 20% of the total registration fees or up to a maximum of $40.

For more information, please contact Revenu Québec – Manager Customer service for Individuals

Québec region: 418 659-6299

Montréal region: 514 864-6299

Other regions: 1 800 267-6299 (sans frais)

Online, by clicking here.

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Long-distance caregiving

10 November 2017

If you live more than an hour away from the person whom you are caring for, you are probably a long-distance caregiver. You can take many steps to be an effective caregiver despite the distance. For example:

  • Compile notes about the health of your loved one and their financial and legal situation. Include contact numbers, insurance information, account numbers and other important details.
  • Research the illness that your loved one is living with and their treatment. This will help you understand what they are going through, the evolution of the disease, what you can do to prevent certain crises,…

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Don’t be afraid to ask for help!

9 November 2017

Many caregivers feel a big sense of responsibility towards their loved one, they feel like they are the only person that can care for them and are uneasy putting their own needs forward. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by our role as a caregiver. This role is demanding, it requires a lot of time and energy so it is perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but rather an act of humility and courage.

Dare to ask for help. People around you might not offer their help for fear that you will refuse…

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Take care of yourself so that you can better care of your loved one

8 November 2017

What are you doing to take a break? Take time out for you!

It is far too easy forgetting oneself when caring for a loved one. However, it is important to take care of yourself in order to take good care of your loved one. Be attentive and respect your limits. Do not underestimate your physical and emotional fatigue. When you are too tired, your support becomes less positive and your loved one can feel it. The best way to help your loved one is to not exhaust yourself.

Give yourself some time to recharge your batteries. Schedule time for yourself…

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