In this festive season, become a ray of sunshine for our isolated seniors. Offer time, share smiles and build warm ties. This festive season, become a ray of sunshine for our isolated seniors. Offer time, share smiles and build warm ties. Together, let’s make every gesture a link that becomes a source of fulfillment and shared happiness.
Remember our isolated seniors this Remembrance Month: take part in events, make a donation, become a volunteer, organize gatherings and take moments of reflection. Together, let’s fight isolation.
Les relations d’amitié créées grâce au bénévolat sont sources de bonheur, de fierté, d’épanouissement et de partage.
Le Québec connaît actuellement de fortes vagues de chaleurs, qui peuvent représenter un risque important pour les personnes aînées. Nous vous encourageons à être attentives et attentifs aux personnes du grand âge qui vous entourent. Voici 5 recommandations pour bien accompagner une personne aînée qui pourrait être incommodée pendant la canicule. Pour en savoir plus … Continued
Quebec’s population is aging and will soon be one of the oldest in the western world . By 2030, 2.3 million people, or 25 percent of the province’s population, will be over 65 years of age. More than a third of them will be at risk of suffering from social isolation. What does isolation mean … Continued
30 % of the 600,000 people aged 75 and over in Quebec are likely to suffer from social isolation  in the coming years. Making a concrete difference when dealing with a situation of this magnitude requires constant commitment. It requires coordinating and mobilizing all available resources to act effectively. It also means alerting public opinion … Continued
Multiple studies now show the adverse effects of isolation on the psychological and physical well-being of seniors, as well as their life expectancy. Studies show that loneliness and social isolation can affect longevity as significantly as a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and smoking. In fact, the Harvard Study of Adult Development, started in 1939, shows that … Continued
Social isolation among seniors is everyone’s concern. We all have elderly family members, friends, neighbors, people we may see every day or rarely, who may be suffering from loneliness without us even being aware of it. It is important to talk to seniors, engage with them, help them accomplish difficult tasks or simply share a … Continued