Six new projects for se­niors

Stanstead Journal - - NEW BRIEFS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

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.”

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