Quebec English speaking seniors find voice in network

The Sherbrooke Record

Over one hundred seniors and representatives from institutions and community groups from across the province gathered in Montreal earlier this month to participate in a forum that laid the groundwork for a Network that would act as a voice for Quebec’s English-speaking seniors.

Similar to the Fédération des aînées et aînés francophones du Canada which serves French-speaking seniors outside Quebec, the Seniors Network will address the issues, challenges and advocate for English-speaking seniors in health and social services and beyond.

Hosted by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), the forum is the results of a year and a half of work by a steering committee of 16 vounteers, such as Townshipper Heather Keith, who identified the various challenges facing the aging populatin including accessibility to programs and services.

Read more…