What is the Réseau FADOQ ?
Nothing less than the largest association of Quebecers over 50 and THE reference in terms of quality of life for Quebec seniors. Along with being the most important advocate for seniors your FADOQ membership offers you various discounts The Réseau FADOQ enjoys a unique negotiating power resulting in their members benefiting from a wide range of discounts and privileges available throughout Québec. All members need to do is present their FADOQ card. promises you the great savings you expect. Membership is only $30 per year $50 for two years ….they do offer support services and information in English ….call with Questions at 1-800-828-3344 go to http://www.fadoq.ca/en/
In March FADOQ is supporting our SSCPN and CLSC Healthy after 50 program
Concern: Over the last few months ..I have been informed of four older adults living alone who have fallen in their homes and have waited many hours and even days before they were able to be reached. In one case the person laid on the floor of her home for five days with the telephone 6ft ringing away before being discovered. These were not seniors, who are isolated with no family or friends around. They were active out around almost daily. People thought they were either out or away visiting. So I can only stress once again to have Family -Friends-a neighbour to set up a buddy system and be in contact with other friend family member daily . Especially if you live alone or going to be alone for a few days. While its very true that 85% of seniors want to live in their own homes as long as possible ..You can do so providing you get a little help from your friends J If you feel you do not want to trouble someone they do contact the Help service Pair
Pair …is an automated call service that gets in touch with seniors to make sure they are Ok ..Subscribers receive calls at predetermined hours once or more a day ..if the subscriber dose not answer the call ..an alert will be launched … The service is free and simply to subscribe .. The service covers 750 municipalities in Quebec
Call 450-679-5916 to sign up Centre de Benevolent de la Rive –Sud Churches and community groups can order English info flyers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seniors over 70 in order to claim to the 33% tax credit for home lawn care, housekeeping, homecare and snow removal you must be able to provide a receipt If you want added financial support for homecare services from the CLSC then you must prove receipts that you have been paying for services. Do not pay full amounts in advance no matter how much of a deal you may be offered. When possible pay by cheque as it can act as your receipt guarantee that the work has been carried out and paid for.. Your CLSC will provide you a list of homecare workers and services that have meet their standard of quality and security.
Important Free Program for Seniors and all persons with reduce Mobility Living in (Longueuil- Brossard-St-Hubert-St-Lambert- Greenfield Park-Lemoyne-St Bruno-Boucherville ) If you require special assistance in case of emergency you can sign up for a program that will inform the fire department and police in advance ..So they can be aware before arriving on site / All information if confidential and will be used to ensure the safety of the person in case of emergency..you can call 450-463-7038 for added info and for the registration form or visit and download it at www.Longueuil.ca/secours-adapte
Éducaloi is a non-profit organization whose mission is to explain the law in language that is
Easy to understand. Free legal information resources to articles and videos on a wide range of topics. New resources deal with separation, divorce and health issues, Wills.
Éducaloi’s website, educaloi.qc.ca,
Looking for a Government service or department?
Service Quebec1-877-644-4545 Canada –Service1-800-622-6252
Need non-emergency Health information? Then call Info-Santé 8-1-1
Professional Bilingual medical staff are there to help 24-7
Info-Santé 8-1-1 is a professional telephone consultation service which is an important
Component of front line healthcare services. It allows for a response to certain common health related questions, or to direct a person to the appropriate entry point in the health and social services system. It is a part of the complementary services of the CSSS, medical clinics and family-practice groups (GMF), who will take charge of the patient with a particular health problem. For URGENT problem you should go to the Emergency room when possible or call 9-1-1 to request help (police, ambulance, fire department).
SENIORS ACTION QUEBEC An advocacy and support network for English speaking “Seniors Action Quebec.” To learn more about the new seniors group go to
http://www.seniorsactionquebec.ca/ Contact Us Email: email@example.com
Caring for a Love one who has a disability can be both challenging and expensive. Because its Tax season is just about to start. I remind you that they are various tax credits and added deductions and caregiver allowances offered by both Ottawa and Quebec but you must apply and have Medical certificates filled out. While it may be troublesome. Once completed the forms can stay on ones file and you do not have to repeated getting them each year.. These credits can provide real tax savings (maybe up to $2000 in added tax credits for a care giver of a senior, parent, special need adult, and person with mental illness ) living at home with you
Visit Both Revenue Canada and Quebec websites for added details on disability Tax credits:
…. If you need assistance you can contact the SSCPN for general information and guidance. We are updated by Revenue Canada and Quebec to provide this information or go directly to their websites
Quebec's Public Curator reports that only 36% of Quebec adults have a mandate in case of incapacity. A mandate in case of incapacity lets you name, in advance, people to take care of you and your affairs if you become unable to make decisions on your own. It also allows you to express your wishes in terms of longterm health or palliative care should you no longer be able to express yourself. To learn more click here: http://www.educaloi.qc.ca/en/capsules/mandates-anticipation-incapacity
I It’s so important our elders have access to information that will ensure their health and safety! With that in mind, could I trouble you to add a few more resources that focus on home safety for seniors?
The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them
Fire Safety for Elders with Special Health Needs
Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide
44 Crime prevention tips for seniors
Handicap Accessible Modifications That Won’t Turn Off Future Homebuyers
How To Garden Safely When You’re A Senior
I thank you for your time! Also, if you accept free guest articles on your site, I’d love to submit one for consideration. If so, please let me know if there is a senior health/safety topic you’d like me to write about.
ThanksLisa Gonzalez | firstname.lastname@example.org