Knowledge, continued advancement in the fields of science and medicine along with better living standards have given humankind longer life expectancy.
Now that we are living longer than ever before, the challenge is for seniors to enjoy their longer live; have—sustain social connections and feel their lives are valued—still meaningful and purposeful—and in the face of financial constraints and/or health challenges.
Loneliness and social isolation are damaging to physical and mental health. They also increase the risk of premature death.
The Council offers programs and organizes cultural, social, educational and intergenerational activities to support and maintain quality of life; physical, mental, and emotional health, minimize loneliness, prevent social isolation, and be a brick in the building of connected communities.
The Council hosts a monthly Community Lunch and Information Session. The Council celebrates members’ birthdays quarterly.
The Council encourages elders to maintain their autonomy and independence for as long as possible at home. The Council advocate for seniors. The Council interpret/explain legislation from all levels of government that affect seniors. The Council provide information on the wide range of issues and subjects that affect seniors.
The Council maintain regularly contact with members that are shut-in or ill, with good morning calls, make friendly visits at home, nursing homes and hospital, deliver meals to the ill, shut-in and those with reduced mobility, and provides accompaniment to and from appointments.
The Council organizes lectures, seminars, conferences and workshops by health professionals and allied qualified and professionals in fields related to aging, so seniors are best informed, are able to help themselves, monitor themselves, and engage in the best health practices to maintain or enhance quality of life.
The Council goes on trips/outings/excursions.