Seniors in the Outaouais
English-speaking seniors are a vibrant and vital part of our regional demographic. In fact, the proportion of Anglophone seniors (aged 65 and over) population is significantly higher than the relative proportion in the Francophone majority population in the Outaouais. English-speaking seniors may face greater challenges navigating the health care system in French; however, seniors of both language groups may also face issues of isolation, lack of familiarity with changes in the system, or discomfort with the idea of using “remote” services such as Info-Santé to access health information.
List of Social Groups for Outaouais Seniors
Maintaining Seniors’ Independence: A Guide to Home Adaptations
Preventing Falls at Home Brochure
How to Choose a Seniors’ Private Residence – Checklist
Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Information on support groups, food centres, legal aid, and other services to contact for local support.
Information on the government programs that support seniors.
Educaloi explains Quebec and Canadian law through articles and videos on legal topics such as health, housing, and consumer rights, as well as issues of special interest to seniors. The section on Wills and Estates is especially helpful in financial planning and the writing of wills. Check out their website at educaloi.qc.ca.