in the Haut-Saint-Laurent
Let's visit our seniors!
Fight isolation and abuse
It's everyone's business!
The purpose of En Bonne Compagnie dans le Haut-Saint-Laurent is to fight isolation among seniors by offering volunteer services at home through active partnerships. En Bonne Compagnie would like to launch a solidarity movement within the Haut-Saint-Laurent community. All sectors of the community, including municipal, institutional, private, school or family would be invited to promote the involvement of seniors.
En Bonne Companie would also like to ensure that seniors are better equipped to remain in their homes for as long as possible and to encourage their participation in the social life of the community.
During the present pandemic, each action that we take can help to break social isolation. In solidarity with our seniors, the Haut Saint-Laurent Committee for Seniors, in partnership with the Maison des Jeunes of Huntingdon as well as the Friends of Seniors municipalities, launches the fourth edition of the Haut Saint-Laurent Let’s Visit our Seniors Challenge which will take place from June 1 to 30.
Last year, the successful first edition of the Let’s visit our seniors challenge! was held. More than ever, fighting the isolation of seniors is a social issue and demands a collective action.
A first edition of this challenge, whose goal was to raise awareness among families and the public to fight against the isolation of seniors and to share the importance of visiting them, was held during the whole month of June. With the Let’s visit our seniors challenge, we also wanted to celebrate our seniors by offering them quality time, over and above regular visits. We wanted to encourage “happy visits”, according to Anyze Goyette, Community Organizer.