Next events – Prochain événements

Next events – Prochain événements

Event # 1 I am pleased and honoured to announce that I will be interviewed on CHOQ FM – 105,3 on August 15th at 3 PM, about my experience as a family caregiver. The interview will be in French. http://www.grandtoronto.ca/events/lancement-livre-lasting-touch/ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Event # 2 Two days later, on the 17th I will be doing a presentation and book signing, between 2 and 4 PM, at the offices of a  wonderful organization that provides services to elderly people who wish to remain…

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Comments and feedback received from readers

Comments and feedback received from readers

Dear Jean-François. Finished your book. A mother could not have had a better son. Bravo! And what a fine lady she was. Loved the funny stories about the time with you under the cubicle as well as the touching account about Bea. Being from Pembroke I was pleased to learn of such a good woman there. And, Jean-Francois, ‎could I ever relate to your childhood health problems and also to how your family reacted to you caring for your mother. We have…

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Happy to announce that “Lasting Touch” is now available in many bookstores

Happy to announce that “Lasting Touch” is now available in many bookstores

During the months of March, April and May, I had the good fortune to be in different cities to promote my book and can now announce that my book is now avalable in the following locations: In Puerto Vallarta Mexico at “A page in the Sun” Café/Bookstore – http://apageinthesun.com  –  This wonderful café/bookstore is a must for anyone visiting Puerto Vallarta as they carry thousands of used books for you to read. In Vancouver, BC at Little Sisters, Book & Art…

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Useful Resources both for Caregivers as well as Elders living in their own homes

Useful Resources both for Caregivers as well as Elders living in their own homes

Good day, Today I want to share several resources that I have highlighted in my book. Whether you are already caring for an elder parent in your own home or you are living in your own home, there are many things you can do for a low cost to make life easier for everyone. Toaster-oven instead of a standard toaster: Getting a toaster-oven attached to the underside of your cupboard, where the tray actually slides out when you open the…

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First Book Launch and Signing

First Book Launch and Signing

Hello friends, I am happy to share with you all that this coming Saturday, March 18, 2017, I will be having a book launch and signing at the Coles Bookstore at the Cornwall Square shopping Mall situated at 1 Water Street, Cornwall, ON K6H 6M2. I will be there between 11 am and 2 pm to autograph your purchase as well as answer your questions about my experience as a main home caregiver. Hope to see many of you there

“It was the most rewarding and gratifying experience of my life.”

“It was the most rewarding and gratifying experience of my life.”

I am amazed yet very thankful at the level of interest and encouragement by so many people to the topic of family elder care. I am often asked why I wrote my memoirs about being the main home caregiver to my mother. It is very simple for me. At a very young age, I was very ill and mother cared for me as well as managing an entire household and a farm with my father. In later years, the time…

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Lasting Touch “The book” – now available on Chapters/Indigo\Coles and Amazon

Lasting Touch “The book” – now available on Chapters/Indigo\Coles and Amazon

Dear friends and supporters, I am happy to say that I picked up 200 copies of my newly published and now printed book. Over the coming weeks, I will be organizing book launches in various locations in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Stay tuned to my facebook page for event dates. I had a mini book launch at my friend’s Van Houtte on Metcalfe street (north of De Maisonneuve) in Montreal as well as another Saturday morning at the #theVillageDiner in Cornwall….

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Some valuable resources I had the good fortune to read

Some valuable resources I had the good fortune to read

Some resources I found on my own and others were suggested (Thank you Lynn). The first book, “They left Us Everything” is both funny and sad – The tribulations of emptying a parent’s house after their passing. The story takes place in Oakville, Ontario. Thank you, Plum Johnson for a great story. I laugh and I cried. The second book, “Caring for Your Aging Parents” which I read last summer, validated a lot of what I had done intuitively, as well…

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January 10, 2017 – A very special day

January 10, 2017 – A very special day

Today my memoirs have been published. I hope that the story of a son’s love and dedication to his mother and having been the main caregiver to his elder mother will hopefully encourage other sons and son-in-laws to take on this role of caring for an elder member of the family. There will be times when, due to severe medical conditions, this might not be possible however when it is at all possible, I hope that more males will consider…

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