English-speaking Seniors Unite to Create Provincial Voice

Montreal – November 19, 2013

English-speaking seniors, community partners, government officials from all government levels as well as the Commissioner of Official Languages gathered in Montreal today for the official launch of Seniors Action Quebec, a new provincial network for English-speaking seniors that plans to provide a provincial voice that will influence program and policy change to address the needs of Quebec’s English-speaking seniors.

“There are many issues confronting all seniors in Quebec, and especially English-speaking seniors who are uniquely affected because they are  less bilingual than younger generations and the fact that many of their children have moved away to pursue job opportunities or education,” said Seniors Action Quebec President David Cassidy. “This removes a major source of support for English-speaking seniors and means they must rely upon friends or government services to meet their needs.”

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