Creation of Saint-Lazare’s Elder Council

Saint-Lazare (Québec), November 7, 2016 – The Town of Saint-Lazare is taking another important step regarding its Municipal Family Policy and senior-friendly municipality approach by creating an Elder Council (EC), one of the actions adopted as part of the MFP-SFMA. The creation of this committee is one of the 27 actions specifically targeting seniors included as part of the 2016-2018 action plan.

The volunteers met for the first time on Monday, September 19, 2016. They expect to hold at least four meetings during the year.

The Elder Council is not a decision-making committee but rather a think tank of sorts mandated with making suggestions that take into consideration the needs of this growing part of our population.

The Elder Council makes recommendations and offers possible solutions aimed at helping resolve issues that seniors must deal with in their everyday lives and ensure the well-being and personal growth of this segment of the population.

The council has now decided on its first mandate—to create a reception and integration process for seniors and new retirees.

Committee Members:

Lucette Frédette Martin Resident of District 4
Jean-Claude De Groote Resident of District 6
Huguette Lévesque Resident of District 2
Pierre  Arcand Resident of District 6
Rosario Tudino Resident of District 4
Carole Marcoux Resident of District 5
Lise Jolicoeur Councillor, District 1
Brigitte Asselin Councillor, District 3
Valérie St-Amant Event Coordinator
Geneviève Hamel Communications Director

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