Let’s Visit our Seniors Challenge!

June 1st to 30th Let’s Visit and Celebrate our Seniors Challenge!

Are you ready for a challenge?
The Let’s Visit our Seniors Challenge is intended to raise awareness among families and the public and to encourage them to take action against isolation amongst seniors by sharing the importance of visiting! It is also intended to celebrate our seniors by promoting “happy visits” and by offering them quality company each year from June 1st to 30th.

What is a “happy visit”?
Here are some examples of visits and acts of compassionate care:
– Some examples of a friendly meaningful visit
•  Home Visit               • Phone Call
•  Facetime                  •  Skype

– Some examples of acts of compassionate care
•  Outings                          •  Bringing in a Meal
•  Going for a Walk          •  Playing a Game
•  Offering Flowers          •  Taking Out the Garbage and Recycling

Let’s Celebrate our Seniors: It’s everyone’s business!

One of our objectives is to introduce a solidarity movement within the Haut-Saint-Laurent community with this challenge and an awareness campaign regarding the compassionate care of seniors.

Municipal, institutional, private, community, school, and para-municipal sectors – as well as families are all encouraged to involve seniors in an original activity during visits.

June 15th, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day wear purple!

An overview of the organized activities
For the calendar and complete schedule of organized activities, visit our website or follow us on facebook!

June 1st: Challenge opening!
Register (throughout the month)!
Start visiting!

June 3, 10, 17: 1 to 4 p.m. – Facetime and Skype Visits
The Little Green Library
4 Lorne Street, Huntingdon

June 15: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Information booth during Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Shopping Centre, 4 Bridge Street, Ormstown
CLSC Huntingdon, 10 King Street, Huntingdon
7 p.m. – Performance of a play, in French (free) at Grove Hall, 165 Châteauguay Street, Huntingdon

There’s still time to participate!
Even during the last week
You have until July 7 to register your activities.
Participation drawings: July 11

Every visit counts!
The Let’s visit our seniors challenge! will include an interactive website www.enbonnecompagnie.org with a platform where people can register as individuals or as part of a group.

How to participate?
A registration form is available on the website www.enbonnecompagnie.org.
If you do not have internet access at home, the following organizations offer free internet service.
•Une Affaire de Famille (until June 16) – 19 Bridge Street, Ormstown, 450-829-3782
•Un coin Chez-Nous – registration accepted by telephone – 628 Notre-Dame Street, Saint-Chrysostome, 450-826-4425
•The Little Green Library – registration accepted by telephone – 4 Lorne Street, Huntingdon, 450-264-4872

Not familiar with the internet? Register at one of the following numbers!
•Les Aidants Naturels du Haut-Saint-Laurent 450-826-1243
•Monique Quesnel 450-827-2438
• Alzheimer Society Suroît 1-877-773-0303
•Très-Saint-Sacrement 450-825-0192
By registering, you have a chance to win a prize for participation.

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