If you are sixty-five years of age or older and receiving the Garanteed Income Supplement (G.I.S.), in addition to the government Old Age Security Pension, you are eligible for the following program:

Free Bus Tickets

Persons eligible for this program may receive fifty free bus tickets issued every three months.

To register for this program, you must apply in person at City Hall and present the proof that you are a recipient of the G.I.S. and you must show a valid senior's bus pass from the Société de Transport de Montréal.

For more details, please call 514 428-4520.

West Island Resources referral service: 514 694-6404

 

Age-Friendly Municipality

logo madaFounded in 2007 by the World Health Organization, the goal of the Age-Friendly Municipality (AFM) strategy is to promote active ageing by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age. In practical terms, an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to, and inclusive of, older people. Active ageing depends on a variety of factors that surround individuals, families and communities. These include both material conditions as well as social factors.

An Age-friendly Municipality

  • recognizes that seniors have a wide range of capacities
  • anticipates and responds to age-related needs
  • respects the decisions and lifestyle choices of seniors
  • protects those who are more vulnerable
  • promotes the inclusion and contributions of seniors

Subscribing to the AFM strategy provides the City of Beaconsfield with a guide to adapting municipal policies, services and infrastructure to the reality and needs of an aging population. This approach aims to establish a Seniors Policy and to develop an action plan that allows seniors to age while remaining active in their community.

Click here to consult Beaconsfield's 2015 - 2017 AFM Action Plan (PDF)

 

Leisure services to seniors

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STAY ACTIVE!

Here are some ideas:


Take a Fitness Class

Register for a fitness class at the Recreation Centre.
Residents 60 years and over enjoy a 50% discount.

 

Try Pickleball

Pickleball is a fun, easy to learn sport that combines elements of various other racquet sports. It is a fast paced, low impact game that is great for hand-eye coordination, mental alertness and to encourage socialization!
Equipment and instruction provided
Information: 514 428-4520


Line Dancing
makes all your muscles work, improves blood fl ow, pumps the heart and lungs and, most of all, it’s fun! It is ideal for singles or couples, requires no special equipment and is easy to learn. 50% off for residents 60+
Info: 514 428-4520

Get outside and walk

It's cheap, it's simple, it provides a multitude of health benefits and almost anybody can do it. Here some tips to get you walking:
  • Find a walking buddy: A neighbour, a friend or even a group
  • Choose a familiar route that is flat and free of obstacles
  • Wear supportive footwear with non-skid soles
  • Dress for the weather, layers are best and drink plenty of water
  • Stop or take a break if you feel any pain during your walk
  • Consult a health care provider before starting a new exercise routine

 

Jeux FADOQ – Île de Montréal

Join us in celebrating the 20th edition of the Montreal’s FADOQ Games from May 8 to May 13, 2017.  
 
logofadqThis sporting event for people aged 50 years and over brings together more than 500 participants annually and takes place in a participatory rather than competitive context. Badminton, Softball, Running, Golf, Walking, Swimming, Pétanque, Bowling, Pickleball, Tennis, Table Tennis and Volleyball are the 12 sports in the program.
 
An olympic rendez-vous for Montreal’s 50+ crowned by a medal ceremony and Awards gala. Set the athlete in you free! 
 
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017                                  514 271-1411montreal.fadoq.ca/jeux
 
 

STAY SOCIAL

Join the Beaconsfield 55+ Club!

Regular get-togethers are held the first Wednesday of the month at the Herb Linder Annex from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.
 
Drop-in and meet seniors in your area! Share your ideas as Club members; work together to create a program that meets your interests. Visit https://beaconsfield55plus.wixsite.com/55plus

 

Enjoy the Loonie Breakfast at Beaconsfield United Church, 202 Woodside.
Join this wonderful group of seniors every Thursday morning for coffee and conversation!
Information: Peter Kaehlert at peterkaehlert@hotmail.ca or the church at 514 695-0600

The Lawn Bowling Club offers social activities all year round. As a social member, you can play bridge, carpet bowl, participate in the games nights, line dance and attend any of the special events. Members meet at the Herb Linder Annex.
Info: Marjorie Bastien at marjoriebastien2@gmail.com or 514 428-5962

 

STAY SAFE - THE VULNERABLE PERSON SELF-REGISTRY

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The City of Beaconsfield maintains a vulnerable persons Registry for residents with physical, mental or medical conditions that may require special attention in an emergency. If you are a vulnerable person or care for a vulnerable person, you may register by calling Suzanne at 514 428-4520

 

STAY CONNECTED

Do you need help but don’t know where to look?
Try the West Island Community Resource Centre (CRC)

The CRC is a community based nonprofi t organization serving the West Island community which connects citizens with the resources they need. The CRC provides information and offers a referral service by phone or email and in person. The CRC also publishes the West Island Seniors Resource Guide, available on the CRC website or at the Beaconsfield Library.

The CRC now offers a Mobile Information and Referral Program for isolated and vulnerable seniors. A CRC Mobile worker is available to meet with West Island seniors to help them navigate the many specialized
community support resources that are available. This one on one service is available in a location convenient for seniors, including their homes.
Information: 514 694-6404 or crcinfo.ca

The Beaconsfield Library offers two free services to help you become more comfortable with technology: Techno Tutor and Ebook Coach.
Techno Tutor is a teen/senior matching where the teen provides instruction on how to use computers, tablets or cell phones.
The eBook Coach is a qualified staff member who explains how to use a tablet or download eBooks.

No tablet? No problem!
Two Ipads are available for members’ use free of charge in the Library.

 

Hoopla: Thousands of titles. At your Fingertips.

The Beaconsfield Library now offers access to HOOPLA, a revolutionary digital service. Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more 24/7 with your library card.

 

STAY ENGAGED AND INVOLVED

West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA) - People helping people
A non-profit organization whose mission is to match seniors or persons with a physical or intellectual disability with volunteers in order to improve their quality of life, break their isolation, build their self-reliance and facilitate their social integration.
WICA also offers a Seniors Advocacy Program which aims to assist and educate seniors who are facing fi nancial, physical, emotional, sexual abuse, neglect or exploitation. They provide information on senior abuse and defense of rights. It provides emotional or practical support with staff and/or volunteer advocates.
If you would like some friendship to break the isolation or if you wish to become a volunteer, contact WICA at wica@qc.aibn.com or 514 694-5850

 

NOVA West Island is a non-profit, volunteer-driven, community-based healthcare organization with more than a century of providing comprehensive, compassionate, quality care to vulnerable individuals in the community. The primary mandate is to provide specialized care and support in the home to cancer and ALS clients during the course of the illness and particularly in the palliative stage. Other programs include bereavement support for children and adults, adult day centers, home support services and foot care clinics. ALS and Alzheimer Caregivers Support Groups are also available.

INFO: 514 695-8335    or   novawi.org

NOVA West Island needs volunteers to:

  • Visit cancer and ALS clients in their home providing a friendly, caring contact and respite for caregiver
  • Provide transportation for cancer and palliative care clients to appointments to Montreal hospitals
  • Assist the Adult Day Centre Coordinator with the day centre activities and with monthly meal preparation

NOVA Volunteers receive on-going training, support and a great deal of satisfaction!


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