Six new projects for seniors
At the last meeting of the Conference regionale des elus de l’Estrie (CRE), on January 26th, the administrators decided to finance six projects under their Fonds d’initiatives locales et regionals pour les personnes ainees. These funds finance concrete projects that aim to improve the conditions of seniors and their caregivers. The two main objectives of the funds are to encourage and support the volunteer work of seniors and to encourage measures for natural caregivers, notably women.
Projects that received funding in the Sherbrooke area include a solidarity network for seniors of Sherbrooke’s cultural community, which received $20,000; a project to implement the Pair Program throughout the Estrie received $29,992; a “Carrefour des Ainés”, to be created at Sherbrooke’s Sercovie, where senior organizations can unite under one roof will get $20,000; a palliative care centre in the Granit MRC will get $20,000; The Estrie Alzheimer’s Society will receive $6000 to support their service point at Lac Mégantic; and Menus travaux a domi
cile will get $13,050 to offer quality home services at reasonable prices in the Haut-Saint-Francois MRC.
For more information about the CRE contact Judith Lavallée at 819 563 1911, ext. 229. Liaison for Customs and Border Protection, when asked whether emergency service personnel were required to have either a passport or enhanced driver’s license to re-enter the United States, answered: “Emergency service personnel are not required to have a passport or an enhanced driver’s license.”