SAQ Community Consultation on Poverty Reduction 2017

Seniors Actions Quebec - Community Consultation on Poverty Reduction 2017

May 31st, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Cote Saint Luc Aquatic & Community Centre, 2nd Floor (accessible-elevator)
5794 Parkhaven Ave. Cote Saint Luc, QC H4W 0A4 (Bus #104)

9:00 to 9:15 -- Welcome & Introductions

9:15 to 9:30 -- Today's agenda will address: What does poverty look like?
During the day, we will be addressing what programs are effective and what can be improved upon. The major part in the afternoon we'll be asking you what types of programs could be offered in your communities that would make a difference. From today's deliberations and discussions, recommendations will be submitted to Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, so they will be included in the Government's report in Reducing Poverty Strategy deliberations.

9:30 to 10:15 -- Housing: Understanding the roles of the Federal, Provincial & Municipal Governments
René Babin and Karen Marcus, Knowledge Transfer and Outreach, CMHC
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Housing for Seniors
Federal and Provincial roles in housing
Statistics - Seniors Market and Core Housing Needs
Universal Design/Accessibility for Seniors
Housing Home Changes for People Living with Dementia
Housing Options for Seniors

10:15 to 10:30 -- Health Break

10:30 to 12:00 -- Housing Needs & Aging in Place Panel

10:30 to 11:15 --
Kathryn Pagé - Hard Hat & Heels Transformations Inc.
What to consider when retrofitting your home, to enable you to remain in your home as long as possible.
Marie-Claude Giguére - Helping Seniors - Stay or Move Expert.
Points to consider: downsize and/or move.

11:15 to 12:00 -- Alternative Housing
Ghislaine Prata - Community Non-Profit Cooperative Housing Project for Seniors
Retired D. G. of Constance Lethbridge & Former Occupational Therapist Community members mobilize to create an innovative, fully accessible and affordable non-profit apartment complex for seniors, including those with mild to moderate mobility limitations who live with a caregiver.
Janet Torge - Radical Resthomes - Home Sharing
Is this a solution for you to save money and to have companionship as you age?

12:00 to 1:00 -- Lunch & Kiosk Visits.

1:00 to 2:00 -- The Impact of Day-to-Day Expenses Panel:
Suzanne Leroux: Program Manager - Home Rehabilitation Services/UTRF/RI - CSSS Cavendish Site and CSSS De La Montagne. O.T.
She has worked in the Quebec CLSC system for the last 10 years. She will speak on the importance of following professional recommendations on equipment use and possible consequences of not using it, equipment providers in the community, CLSC criteria for equipment provision. I would also be able to give a basic description of the most commonly prescribed equipment and its uses.
Kim Arrey, P.Dt., Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Will be presenting on the importance of proper nutrition to our overall health. Inspired by the Mediterranean diet, we can reduce inflammation and make eating a fun opportunity of socializing.
Anne Archambault, the Interim Director of Program Services, Cummings
Will present on the benefits of Social Participation: Recreation/Membership Fees/Transportation Issues.
Glen Marcotte, Semi -retired S.W. in private practice
Will speak on CLSC Services and Assessments & Rebates through Income Tax.

2:00 to 2:30 -- Financial Abuse & Fraud: Carlos Pascual, Financial Planning Analyst | Wealth Management Services | RBC Dominion Securities
What you need to know about financial abuse, fraud and scams. How your financial institution can help you set up partial Power of Attorney to take care of only your finances.

2:30 to 3:15 -- Tell us what would make a difference:
All participants may provide concrete ideas or suggestions on key services and types of programs that are missing in their community that would really make a difference.

3:15 to 3:55 -- The Impact on One's Mental Health Panel
Ella Amir, D.G. of Ami Québec, Lucie Gagnon , D.G. of L'Appui Montréal
Family and friends providing unpaid help and support to seniors are a critical component of the healthcare system; often it's the backbone on which seniors' welfare is dependent. Therefore, when addressing seniors' mental health (and other related issues) it is imperative to consider and address the needs and wellbeing of their caregivers.

Please complete and return the Evaluation Form

Must be received by May 26th, 2017 - 5 P.M.