Money to help se­niors stay at home

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

The Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC was happy to an­nounce that the Min­is­ter of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs has con­firmed a fi­nan­cial con­tri­bu­tion of $225,000 to help se­niors with low rev­enues to adapt or ren­o­vate their homes so they can re­main liv­ing in them. The money will go to­wards two pro­grams that ad­dress these needs: the

Ren­ovil­lage pro­gram and the Lo­ge­ments adaptes pour aines au­tonomes (LAAA) pro­gram. The Ren­ovil­lage pro­gram helps low in­come se­niors liv­ing in a ru­ral set­ting to fix ma­jor prob­lems at their res­i­dence. The amount given can reach as high as 90% of the cost of the work, up to $10,000. The LAAA pro­gram gives fi­nan­cial sup­port to peo­ple 65 years or older, with low in­comes, who must make mi­nor mod­i­fi­ca­tions in their home or apart­ment to continue to live in­de­pen­dently and safely. These grants can be as high as $3,500 if the work is done by a li­censed con­trac­tor.

The Mem­phrem­a­gog MRC is also of­fer­ing, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the So­ci­ete d’habi­ta­tion du Quebec (SHQ), the Pro­gramme d’adaptation de domi­cile (PAD) which al­lows peo­ple with hand­i­caps to carry out their daily ac­tiv­i­ties in their apart­ment, help­ing them to stay in­de­pen­dent. This money is given to the owner of the res­i­dence to carry out cer­tain types of adaptation work that re­sponds to the needs of their ten­ants. The max­i­mum amount granted will be $16,000 per ad­mis­si­ble per­son.

Peo­ple who would like to make a re­quest for fi­nan­cial help or get more in­for­ma­tion about these pro­grams can contact Pierre Lal­ib­erte at 819 346- 3772 or at pierre.lal­ib­ert6@videotron.ca.

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