New part­ner for Pro­gram Pair

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

Pair Pro­gram, which has been gain­ing in pop­u­lar­ity since its re-launch a few months ago, has found a new part­ner to help pay for this free ser­vice. The Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC an­nounced, on May 3rd, its fi­nan­cial sup­port for a pe­riod of three years. This will al­low not only the con­tin­u­a­tion of the pro­gram but will also al­low the ser­vice to be of­fered to more peo­ple.

“Since the re-launch of the Pair Pro­gram, the com­mit­tee’s mis­sion is to in­crease the num­ber of mem­bers and to find new fi­nan­cial part­ners to add to the con­tri­bu­tion of the Caisses Des­jardins,” com­mented Of­fi­cer Paul Tear of the

The Pair Pro­gram is a free ser­vice of­fered to se­niors who ei­ther live alone or live with some­one who would be un­able to call for help if needed. Mem­bers of the ser­vice are con­tacted once or more times per day, au­to­mat­i­cally, to en­sure they are safe. If the per­son doesn’t an­swer the au­to­matic call, some­one goes to their home to check on them. The pro­gram has saved lives.

For more in­for­ma­tion, peo­ple can call their lo­cal vol­un­teer cen­tre or Of­fi­cer Paul Tear at 819 843-3334, ext. 247.

Seen in the photo are (l. to r.) Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC pre­fect Ger­ard Mari­novich, Of­fi­cer Paul Tear, Emilie Cot­tineau of the Caisse Des­jardins du Lac-Mem­phrem­a­gog, and SQ Com­mu­nity Of­fi­cer Pa­trice Gre­goire.

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