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An initiative to raise awareness on the isolation of seniors

The Little Brothers Foundation is launching an opinion poll to raise public awareness on the isolation and loneliness suffered by too many elderly people in Quebec. The aim of this initiative is to seek more support for a social project that promotes inclusion and living together.

Today, the Little Brothers Foundation gives you the floor to shed light on the loneliness of seniors in Quebec.

Have you ever felt lonely, even for a few days? Like many of us, you may have experienced long days without any contact with others during the confinement of 2020. This isolation, accompanied by the painful feeling of no longer mattering, is unfortunately a sad daily reality for many elderly people in Quebec.

Life seems to be gradually returning to normal for more active people. But did you know that many seniors have spent the last year without any contact with their closest circle of friends?

Here is the testimony of Mrs. Malouin, a person accompanied by Little Brothers:

“I wanted to die. I didn’t want to live anymore. I didn’t go out, then… I let myself go. I didn’t know where I was going, I was in the dark, I was lost, I was finished!”

Many find themselves in a situation of social death, with little or no contact with family, friends, neighbors or community networks. This alarming situation has increased significantly in recent years, due to the aging of the Quebec population. It has become a major social issue, and you can do something about it.

Imagine if it were possible to offer every senior the chance to live out their golden years, surrounded by kindness and dignity?

To make this vision a reality, the Little Brothers Foundation invites you to take part in this survey (available in French version only), the results of which will be released in the fall.

We invite you to participate in large numbers to make the voice of isolated seniors in Quebec heard!

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