Services to seniors

AGE-FRIENDLY MUNICIPALITY

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

  • recognizes that seniors have a wide range of capacities
  • anticipates and responds to age-related needs
  • respects the decisions and lifestyle choices of seniors
  • protects those who are more vulnerable
  • promotes the inclusion and contributions of seniors

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.

You can access the digital .pdf version of the Seniors’ Policy HERE.

A limited number of printed copies are also available at the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main Road, Hudson.

RESOURCES


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.

211 service helps curb poverty and social exclusion, giving the people with non-urgent social needs rapid information on the social and community resources that will help them find solutions to move beyond their precarious situations.

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


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
Caregiver support


Le Tournant
This resource offers 24/7 services for the population in distress.
Le Tournant
Telephone : 450 371-4090


Meals on wheels
The Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre offers meals-on-wheels services. You can contact volunteers by email hudsonmow@gmail.com or phone 514-781-1194. Or follow them on their Website.


Medical and orthopedic equipment
Adaptaction Montérégie
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.
http://www.adaptaction-monteregie.ca/


NOVA Hudson  provides:

  • Respite and assistance with activities of daily living to caregivers or people who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, strokes, cancer and frail health;
  • In-home nursing;
  • Palliative care;
  • Family support;
  • Foot care clinics;
  • Volunteer driving program.

You can contact them through their website, or by telephone at


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
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
Tel-Écoute/Tel-Aînés