50plusWe want to hear from you!  If you are 50+ and have ideas about what services you think VEQ should or could provide to this extremely important group please contact us by phone at 418-683-2366 or by email at info@veq.ca.

Information about current projects and activities for seniors is below.

Lifelong Learning

LLL provides opportunities for growth and intellectual stimulation for mature learners (predominantly seniors), placing an emphasis on idea exchange, peer learning, and inclusive participation. If you enjoy taking part in lively discussions, learning about a variety of topics, and meeting new people, please contact us to participate!

Programs include: discussion groups and workshops about literature, art, computer skills, multi-cultural topics, food, history and more. Please contact us for more details or to receive programming updates via e-mail.

LLL is a collaborative effort of several community organizations and individuals.

For up to date information please visit: Lifelong Learning Quebec.

Seniors Out and About

We’re back! The Seniors Out & About program has begun again and will be running all summer long. This program focuses on offering English-speaking seniors free transportation to various community activities and outings while providing them with opportunities to get out, socialize, and bond with members of their community. Such activities include shopping trips, tea afternoons, days at l’Île d’Orléans, outdoor city visits, and more. For more information about the project, to offer your suggestions or to register for activities, please contact Alexandra Hartley at 418-683-2366 ext. 224.

Thanks to a strong partnership between VEQ and the VEQ Foundation and the financial support of the Jeffery Hale Foundation, VEQ has started a transportation initiative for English-speaking seniors. The objective of this project is to allow English-speaking seniors to keep their independence and reduce social isolation through safe and free transportation, to help them in activities that are generally considered fundamental tasks and to allow them to participate in community activities.

The project started with the creation of a steering committee formed of seniors in the community and staff from organizations that work specifically with seniors. The committee distributed a survey to evaluate the type of activities that interest them. A total of 59 seniors completed the questionnaire and from the data received, a schedule of weekly outings was created. Examples of outings that have taken place so far are a Chinese lunch buffet, lunches at the Sugar Shack, trips to Walmart and Movie Matinees. In order to learn more about these activities, you may consult our 50+ Activities Calendar.

Free transportation is offered to all seniors in the community. To learn about upcoming activities and reserve your spot, contact Voice of English-speaking Québec at 418-683-2366 ext. 224 or info@veq.ca. Transportation is offered free of charge, but there may be costs for some activities.

Stay tuned for more events. Visit www.veq.ca, call 418-683-2366 ext. 224 or email info@veq.ca.

The Many Faces of Elder Abuse

As part of our Seniors at the Heart of our Community campaign, Voice of English-speaking Québec has been working hard to help maintain the independence and security of seniors in our community while minimizing abuse and discrimination against them.

For more information, consult our online elder abuse pdf document.