Home Support Resources
Some Interesting Links and Resources for Seniors Living in Montreal
Quebec – Santé Montreal
This comprehensive site was designed by the Quebec Government to help the public find health and social services in their area. Here you will find walk-in clinics, doctors, CLSCs and other health resources. The site is updated regularly.
The CLSC Metro is on the corner of Guy and de Maisonneuve in Montreal. There is a walk-in medical clinic, as well as many other services. The entrance is right above the Metro stop Guy/Concordia (exit at the west end). Tel: 514-934-0354.
The Yellow Door
The popular Generations outreach programme initiated at McGill’s “Yellow Door” in 1984 fosters intergenerational relationships. Last year over 250 youth volunteers (many of them McGill students) were matched with some 300 seniors living in the downtown area. Visits from the volunteers help the seniors feel less isolated. Social events are organized including book club, knitting club, movie club and art club. A “Friendly Favour” service is offered where volunteers run errands for housebound seniors. Telephone 514-845-2600.
The Atwater Library is conveniently located next to Alexis Nihon Plaza on Atwater Avenue. Under the leadership of Executive Director Lynn Verge, the Library has become a beehive of activity. As well as home delivery of books and DVDs, many interesting courses are offered here. There is also a popular computer school and book club. 1200 Atwater Avenue, Tel: 514-935-7344.
Encore Educational Club for Seniors
Many courses are offered at Encore – subjects include art, books, bridge, music and yoga, to name a few. The group leaders are knowledgeable instructors. Centrally located at 1857 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Suite 110 (corner of St. Marc). E-mail to email@example.com
McGill Community for Lifelong Learning
Study groups meet during the daytime for 10 week terms in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Courses, Outings and Tech Savvy Workshops are among the excellent offerings. 688 Sherbrooke St. W. in Montreal. Telephone 514 – 398-8234.
Eleanor London Cote St-Luc Public Library
An excellent library and art gallery in Cote St-Luc. Many interesting cultural programmes. Home library service. 5851 Cavendish Blvd., Cote St-Luc, Tel: 514-485-6900
The Westmount Library, situated at 4574 Sherbrooke St., W., Westmount, offers a beautiful library, special activities, film club, a seed lending library and home library service. Tel: 514-989-5299
Help Age Canada
The Worn Doorstep sponsors a Gran and a Granpa through Help Age Canada. These sponsorships assist in providing our friends with nutritious meals, clothing, medical care and some small personal items. Our Gran, Malani, lives in the Wimala Home for Elders in Mahagammedda, Payagala, near Colombo, Sri Lanka. Our Granpa, Mr. Dorjee, lives in the Tibetan Home in Happy Valley, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India.
Our Gran, Malani
A beautiful card we received from Mr. Dorjee at Christmas