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Senior's Guide 2019-2020

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5 @ 8 for seniors

Event for residents aged 50 and over, their close relatives and caregivers 
Monday, October 7th, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Town Hall (1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique)

The Saint-Lazare Elder Council, in collaboration with the Town of Saint-Lazare, has put together an extensive line-up of activities for 2019! The usual 4 @ 7 activity is being replaced by a 5 @ 8 activity so that more residents can take part.

The objective: bring together Saint-Lazare’s seniors, 50 years of age or older, by presenting all of the services offered to them either locally or nearby—all under one roof!

We hope to see you during this 2nd edition!

• Cercle de Fermières
• Club de l’Âge d’or de Saint-Lazare
• Club de bocce
• Club de bridge aînés de Saint-Lazare
• Club de lecture des Sages branchés
• Club de pétanque
• Groupe de marche
• Groupe de pickleball
• Incroyables comestibles
• Les potagers du bois (jardin communautaire)
• Les Repas partagés de Saint-Lazare
• Société historique de Saint-Lazare
• Société d’horticulture et d’environnement de Saint-Lazare
• Vélo Touristes 50 +
• Service des loisirs et de la vie communautaire 
• Centre communautaire des aînés de Soulanges
• Centre d’action bénévole L’Actuel
• Centre d’action bénévole Soulanges
• Centre d’aide et d’accompagnement aux personnes aînés et leurs proches
• Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-Ouest (CISSSMO)
• CIT Transport Soleil (Exo)
• Coopérative d’habitation des retraités de Saint-Lazare
• Diabète Suroît
• Grand Rassemblement des Aînés de Vaudreuil et Soulanges (GRAVES)
• La Source d’entraide
• Montérégie West Community Network
• Parrainage Civique Vaudreuil-Soulanges
• SQ
• Service de la sécurité incendie et de la sécurité publique
• Vision Travail

And much more ...
• Raffle prizes
• Finger food

Low Impact Fitness 50 +

You are aged 50 and up? This is your chance to stay in shape! 
Starting September 16th, Mondays and Wednesdays, between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
At Saint-Lazare Community Centre (1301 Rue du Bois)
Info: 450-424-8000 ext.216

Along rhythmical music, a fitness professional will guide you through various physical activities.
No registration required, simply show up!

Bring a floor mat, towel and bottle of water. Wear comfortable clothing and running shoes.

NEW! At Westwood Junior (2800 Rue du Bordelais)
Every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., starting on September 17th, 2019

Sages branchés - book club for seniors

Sages branchés - book club for seniors
Wednesdays, September 11th, October 16th and November 20th at 10 a.m.
Community Centre (1301 Rue du Bois)

Do you enjoy reading? Want to join a group of people your age who share the same passion? Our book club for seniors may be just what you’re looking for.

Activities for seniors

A brand new Facebook group to reduce senior's isolation

As part of the work and recommendations issued by members of the Saint-Lazare Elders’ council, a brand new Facebook group was created to help bring together Saint-Lazare elders around subjects that concern them all. This group, which requires you register for additional security, will activities and services offered to seniors by the Town and will be fed seniors to promote local and regional activities and services offered by organizations.

To subscribe to the group, seniors must have an personal Facebook page. Then it is simply a matter of submitting a request at the following address:

Lire et faire lire program

The joy of reading shared by children and volunteer seniors.  

Lire et faire lire is a true form of active citizenship! The association offers an intergenerational reading program through local branches across Quebec. The simplicity of the program is what makes it truly appealing. During the academic year, seniors volunteer to read to children in one of their local schools once a week. Each volunteer is assigned its own group of 2 to 5 preschool children, kindergarten children, 1st graders or 2nd graders (4 to 8 years of age).

The program’s mission can be summed up in one key word: ENJOYMENT. The enjoyment of having someone read you a story, of reading yourself, of sharing and creating a bond.

Lire et faire lire has two main objectives:

  • Foster a love of books and reading in children
  • Build intergenerational connections

Interested in being part of this fabulous adventure?  


Becoming a Lire et faire lire volunteer reader is easy!

You must:

  • Love children and reading
  • Be 50 years of age or older
  • Be available during the day, one hour per week for eight consecutive weeks (between September and May)
  • Be able to make your way to the school in your area that is part of the program
  • Be able to read in French

You will then be able to:

  • Take part in an intergenerational activity focused on the joy of books and reading
  • Share your love of books and reading
  • Share and discuss with a small group of 2 to 5 children between the ages of 4 and 8, allowing them to benefit from your life experience
  • Meet other interesting volunteer readers

You must register before Monday, August 26, 2019. The activity takes place between September 2019 and May 2020.  

Selected volunteers will be contacted in August 2017.

Volunteer seniors: register at the Saint-Lazare Library where you will be assigned a school or daycare within the Saint-Lazare territory.

Schools and daycares within the Saint-Lazare territory: Do you wish to have volunteer seniors come to your classrooms to read to your students in French? Register at the Library.  

In person at 1275 Du Bois Street, Saint-Lazare (QC)  J7T 3B5

By phone at 450 424-8000, extension 212

By email at



4@7 des Sages branchés

In collaboration with the Town of Saint-Lazare, the members of the Saint-Lazare Seniors Consultative Committee will present their first edition of the 4 @ 7 des Sages branchés!

A meeting that aims to:

  • Welcome and integrate all seniors aged 50 and over
  • Promote local resources, hobbies and organizations

Date: Monday, October 15, 2018

Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Town Hall (1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique)

Be there!

A new grant for seniors

As of the 2016 municipal taxation year, seniors who meet certain conditions may be eligible for a grant to help offset a municipal tax increase brought about by a significant increase in the value of their residence.

For more information, visit Revenu Quebec website.

Medical and orthopedic equipment

Adaptaction Montérégie

AdaptAction offers the rental  of a large aray of medical and orthopedic equipment at small prices (crutches, walkers, wheelchairs etc.) to improve your everyday life.

Local and regional resources

Action communautaire de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Looking for local and regional resources ? Whether it be for momentary help, transportation, food and clothing? Visit and discover the complete list of resources made available to you.

Pair Program

The Pair program is an automated call service that gets in touch with elders to make sure that they are in good health. The subscribers receive these calls at predetermined hours, once or more per day*.

In the region, this program is offered by the centre d'action bénévole l'Actuel.

Contact 450-455-3331.

Soulanges Elders Community Centre

The Soulanges Elders Community Centre offers meals-on-wheels and respite care services. You can contact volunteers by email or phone 450-265-3548. Or follow them on their Facebook Page.

Saint-Lazare Elders/Bridge Club

Consult their blog.

4@7 held by Les Sages branchés on Monday, October 15 th, 2018

Welcome, integration, networking and support for seniors 50 years of age or older and their caregivers

Are you a senior who is new to Saint-Lazare? Are you a Saint-Lazare resident who wants to learn more about the recreation and support services available in town or the surrounding areas? Have you just turned 50 or are you a caregiver to a senior who requires support? Then, this  first edition of the 4@7 held by Les Sages branchés (Saint-Lazare Elder Council) is just what you need! We look forward to seeing you on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Saint-Lazare Town Hall, located at 1960 Chemin Sainte-Angélique!

The members of Les Sages branchés, in collaboration with the Town of Saint-Lazare, have brought together a variety of representatives under one roof and prepared a range of activities for you to enjoy: representatives from different recreation organizations, health, security and well-being kiosks, rooms for viewing information capsules, looping workshops on fraud and abuse prevention. This will also be the opportunity for individuals with reduced mobility to enjoy free visits of both floors of the town hall.

Over thirty organizations will be on hand to speak about their social and community mission, available services such as food banks, meals on wheels, frozen meals available for purchase, rental of orthopedic devices, income tax services, friendly visits, medical transportation accompaniment, phone help lines, defence of individual rights, retirement homes and care centres, respite for caregivers, homecare, palliative care, activities, programs and group outings for the English-speaking community! You’ll even have the chance to win an Android tablet or iPad and the opportunity to meet your elected officials! 

Below are some of the health, safety and well-being organizations that have already confirmed their presence:  


  • Centre communautaire des aînés de Soulanges
  • Nova Hudson
  • Centre d'action bénévole L'Actuel
  • Parrainage Civique de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
  • Centre d'aide et d'accompagnement aux personnes aînées et leurs proches (CAAPA)
  • Service de sécurité publique et de la sécurité incendie of Town of Saint-Lazare
  • CISSS Montérégie Ouest
  • Alzheimer Society of Suroît 
  • Coop CSUR - Eco-local market
  • Source d'entraide (La)
  • Coop d'habitation Les Retraités de Saint-Lazare
  • Sûreté du Québec
  • Grand rassemblement des aînés de Soulanges (GRAVES) et le Programme de Soutien aux aînés victimes d'abus (SAVA)  
  • Transport Soleil
  • Montérégie West Community Network
  • Vision Travail 
  • And many more still to register!


The following recreational organizations have already confirmed their presence:   

  • Cercle de Fermières (Le)
  • Incredible Edible 
  • Bocce club
  • Community garden
  • Seniors’ club
  • Pickleball
  • Sages branchés reading club
  • Shared meals
  • Petanque club
  • Services des loisirs et de la vie communautaire of the Town of Saint-Lazare
  • Seniors’ / bridge club
  • Société d'horticulture et d'environnement de Saint-Lazare (SHESL)
  • Walking group
  • Bike-Tourist 50 +

We look forward to seeing you there!

Last updated: 09/10/2019
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