French Programs

Workshop Series: Understanding Mental Health & Wellbeing in Later-Life (65+)

Thu, September 23, 2021 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Weekly on Thursday for 6 occurrences

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, this 6-week online series is designed for older adults (65+) and provides tools and resources on how to improve mental health, spot the signs and symptoms of mental illness and addictions, and where to go for help in the community. Topics include bipolar disorder, psychosis, delirium, cannabis and alcohol, gambling and tips to achieve positive mental health.

*This workshop is offered in French only

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

NIA

Thu, September 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Weekly on Thursday for 6 occurrences
(October 14, 2021; October 21, 2021)

Are you looking for an exercise routine that will not only keep you in great shape, but will also help you rediscover the joy of movement? If the term “joyful workout” sounds like fun, it might be time to give NIA a try! The NIA exercise technique is a mind and body physical conditioning program that stands for “non-impact aerobics.” Through the essence of dance, martial and healing arts participants will learn the basic movements of Nia. This class is taught in French by Céleste Lalonde, licensed instructor in the Nia Technique. Beginners are welcome! *Please dress comfortably.

Important: This workshop will be held in FRENCH. 

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

Grouille ou Rouille

Mon, September 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Weekly on Monday, forever
(July 26, 2021; July 27, 2021; July 28, 2021; July 29, 2021; July 30, 2021; August 23, 2021; August 24, 2021; August 25, 2021; August 26, 2021; August 27, 2021)

Important: There will be no classes on Monday July 26th and August 23rd.

Join us for our weekly online exercise program in French that focuses on overall strength training, while improving your core, posture, balance and having fun!

*This program is offered in French.

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

Living in the Present Moment (In French)

Tue, September 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Weekly on Tuesday, forever
(August 3, 2021; August 10, 2021; August 17, 2021; August 24, 2021; August 31, 2021)

Join Psychotherapist, Julien Laramée, for this online Mindfulness workshop that fosters an accepting, nonjudgmental environment to practice mindful exercises. Participants will learn how to mindfully manage stress and develop a greater control over their lives. No previous mindfulness experience is necessary!

*This workshop is offered in French only

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

Money and Health

Wed, September 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us as a Service Canada representative speaks about the various benefits that exist from Service Canada in a relaxed and friendly virtual space. She’ll discuss the benefits related to various life situations such as losing a job, the death of a partner, having a baby, or turning 65, and answer any questions you may have. Join us for this informative event!

*This workshop is being offered in FRENCH.

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

NIA

Thu, October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Weekly on Thursday for 8 occurrences

Are you looking for an exercise routine that will not only keep you in great shape, but will also help you rediscover the joy of movement? If the term “joyful workout” sounds like fun, it might be time to give NIA a try! The NIA exercise technique is a mind and body physical conditioning program that stands for “non-impact aerobics.” Through the essence of dance, martial and healing arts participants will learn the basic movements of Nia. This class is taught in French by Céleste Lalonde, licensed instructor in the Nia Technique. Beginners are welcome! *Please dress comfortably.

Important: This workshop will be held in FRENCH. 

Chigamik Online Zoom Sessions

Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Pain

Wed, November 10, 2021 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Weekly on Wednesday for 6 occurrences

This six-week program is for anyone living with chronic pain including lower back pain, pain from motor vehicle accidents, arthritis, migraines, fibromyalgia etc. Individuals will learn skills that can help them better manage their chronic pain symptoms and improve their quality of life. Family members and/or caregiver are also welcome. 

*This workshop is being offered in French.

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