Founded in 2007 by the World Health Organization, the goal of the Age-Friendly Municipality (AFM) strategy is to promote active ageing by optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age. In practical terms, an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to, and inclusive of, older people. Active ageing depends on a variety of factors that surround individuals, families and communities. These include both material conditions as well as social factors.
An Age-friendly Municipality
In July 2021, Hudson Town Council approved the new Seniors’ Policy. The policy contains 18 objectives and 42 actions to be implemented by 2024, with the goal of improving the quality of life of seniors in our town. Objectives include improving communications and information, outdoor spaces and buildings, housing and living environment, leisure, health and social services, safety and transport.
A limited number of printed copies are also available at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Road, Hudson.
211 is Canada’s primary source of information for government and community-based, non-clinical health and social services. The free and confidential service can be accessed 24 hours a day, in more than 150 languages, by phone, chat, text, and web. 211 helps connect people to the right information and services, making their pathway to care and resources a guided and trusted one.
You can trust 211: 211 aspires to connect people with the appropriate information and services, enhance Canada’s social infrastructure, and enable people to fully engage in their communities. You do not have to give your name or personal details to ask for information.
211 is available by phone, chat, website, and text in different regions – dial 2-1-1 to connect to community services.
Alzheimer Society Suroît
The Alzheimer Society Suroît provides free services including information, support, training, respite and stimulation, in both English and French, for people living with dementia and their families. The Suroît region comprises the MRCs of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Beauharnois-Salaberry, Haut-Saint-Laurent, Kahnawake and the Greater Châteauguay area.
Elder Abuse Help Line
The Elder Abuse Help Line is a provincial telephone line to help seniors who are victims of mistreatment.
Telephone: 1 888 489-ABUS (2287)
Ligne Aide Abus Aînés
G.R.A.V.E.S. – Grand Rassemblement des Aînés de Vaudreuil et Soulanges
Le Grand Rassemblement des Aînés de Vaudreuil et Soulanges (G.R.A.V.E.S.) is a non-profit organization that contributes to breaking the isolation as well as developing and maintaining the power to act for seniors aged 50 and over, by intervening in their living environment through information, support and accompaniment services.
L’Appui – Caregiver support – helpline
Professional telephone listening service, as well as support and referral services adapted to the needs of those who take care of seniors. This line aims to accompany and support them in their efforts, from the start and throughout their journey, in addition to providing them with additional resources in their community.
Telephone: 1 855 852-7784
MWCN – Montérégie West Community Network
Bring together individuals, community groups, public organizations, professionals, and businesses.
Form partnerships and bonds within the Montérégie West community and with its neighbours.
Encourage lifelong learning for everyone from the youth to the elderly.
Provide information and resources to promote improved access to health and social services for all.
This resource offers 24/7 services for the population in distress.
Telephone : 450 371-4090
Medical and orthopedic equipment
AdaptAction offers the rental of a large array of medical and orthopedic equipment at small prices (crutches, walkers, wheelchairs etc.) to improve your everyday life.
NOVA Hudson provides:
You can contact them through their website, or by telephone at 450-458-5727
Programme Pair for seniors offered by le centre L’Actuel
Are you a senior? are you isolated? at risk of falling? Losing autonomy or recovering?
Call 450-455-3331, extension 0.
The team will contact you for safety and even medicament renewal follow-ups.
Programme RASSURÉ for seniors
Home care at the CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest provides the RASSURÉ program (Ressource dédiée à l’Accompagnement et au Soutien pour la Sécurité de l’Usager de Retour à domicile après un Épisode de soin), which allows seniors to return home safely after a hospital stay and to avoid ending up back in the hospital.
To ease the transition, a health and social services assistant (HSSA) will visit the senior within 24-48 hours after they return home from the hospital. The HSSA helps the senior adjust to their return home and identify their needs, and makes sure they are safe and comfortable. They also inform local resources of the situation and make the necessary arrangements for services.
Psychosocial support hotline offered to families
Listening | tips | support in both languages
Maison de la famille de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Dial 450-218-0561 #1
Suicide Prevention hotline
You have dark thoughts? A friend or member of your family has dark thoughts?
Qualified professionals can help you.
Telephone: 1 866 APPELLE (277-3553)
Tel-Aînés offers a variety of free and confidential phone and referral services to help people aged 60 years or more break isolation and express their emotions in different situations.
Telephone: 514 353-2463 or 1 877 353-2460