How to participate?
June 1st to 30th
Let's Visit our Seniors! Let's 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.
How to participate? 4 options!
- A registration form is available on the website www.enbonnecompagnie.org
- Leave a comment on the Facebook page of En bonne compagnie, which describes the activity of compassionate care amongst one or many seniors.
- Coffee-meeting registrations will be offered
- Phone: ADDS: 450-264-6888 and Monique Quesnel: 450-827-2438 (From 17 h to 20 h, everyday)
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
Some examples of acts of compassionate care
- 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 paramunicipal 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! Let’s go! Start visiting! Let’s do a compassionate care activity! Register (throughout the month)
June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th: Coffee-meeting registrations: ADDS, 163 Chateauguay Street, Huntingdon, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
June 11th to 15th: Distribution of purple ribbons at the CLSC Huntingdon and service point in St-Chrysostome, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
June 15th: Information kiosks during World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Shopping centre, 4 Bridge Street, Ormstown
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CLSC Huntingdon, 10 King Street, Huntingdon
Wear purple on that day!
June 1st to July 6th: register your activities.
July 12th: Participation drawings. Entrance of the MRC Haut-Saint-Laurent, 10 King Street, Huntingdon, 1:15 p.m.
Every visit counts!
Remember to document the following information when you register. Send your information according to specifications on the cover page. By registering, you have a chance to win a prize for participation.
A Word from the Spokesperson for the Let's Visit our Seniors! Challenge
I am André Bienvenue, author and conference man. I write my scripts with a lot of humour on facts of life mainly on positive attitudes to grow old happily. I believe that one must give back to life a part of what he received so generously. Voluntary work and positive actions help being happy and make others happy.
As the spokesman of the challenge ≪Let’s Celebrate our Seniors≫ I am overwhelmed with this idea as it is exactly what I shared in my conferences all my life. Imagine just one moment what would be a flower without petal, a sky without sun…
As years when by, I discovered the richness and the happiness of sharing through voluntary work. I am so convinced that if I could find the little word that would set your heart on fire, I would create it right now.
I encourage you all, who ever you are to go towards others. You, young people, go and share the freshness of your young age with the faded one of the elders who were young like you one day. How happy moments these visits have in store for you!
Try it and find out for yourself!
Sometimes a simple encounter creates precious ties for life.