The caregivers can then go back home to relax while we take care of their loved one. Meanwhile, the group of seniors in loss of autonomy will spend the day with us and participate with others to this very special day of initiation to the Senior drop-in.
Typically, during a day at the Senior drop-in, the 2 animators takes care of the participants, keeping them interested with amusing activities of cognitive and physical stimulation adapted to their capacities. All the while, the senior builds a new social network that will help overcome his loneliness and provide him with an entertaining place to belong to. The adapted transportation is available and free of charge. The only charge for this whole day service is 6.00$ for the hot meal served to the senior.
The natural caregivers can therefore have a break and rest, with peace of mind knowing that their loved one is in good hands and safe, and is having a different and enjoyable day. They encourage caregivers to participate to the « Between caregivers workshop » another free service, where our counselor will offer support and tools that will help them in their day to day life. During this workshop, they will socialize and share with other people in the same situation.
The “Between caregivers” Workshops are available in both French and English.
The services package is available to the population living in the Haut-Saint-Laurent; participants need to register their loved one to the Senior drop-in ( certain conditions apply) and themselves to the workshop if they so desire, by calling at the office.