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WEST PONTIAC CONNECT (COMMUNITY ACCESS CENTRE)
Is an organization with a very special mission in which appeal to young adults, adults and seniors.
Address : 120 King street, L’Isle-aux-Allumettes (Quebec) J0X 1M0
Tel. : (819) 689-2878
FAMILY-SENIOR MUNICIPAL POLICY
Almost three years ago, the Municipal Council of L’Isle-aux-Allumettes decided to become involved in the process of developing a Family/Senior Policy and Action Plan. We now have the chance to update our policy and our plan thanks to a grant the we have received from La mistère de la famille.
This update of our action plan with serve as a guide book on our route to becoming a senor friendly municipality. It is important to follow our progress throughout the entire implementation process. Evaluating our progress is an important step in establishing an action plan. It will bring light to the next stage and integrate into a process of continuous improvement. The indicators listed in the action plan will be used to measure our progress. We will consult our follow up committee throughout the difference phases of our evaluation. Their imput will help us with steps to follow to ensure our success.
Realizing the recommended activities, includint time lines, is an indication of success. This document will guide us in our efforts and evaluation.
Being a senior friendly municipality allows us to offer more possibilities and to address the challenges of an ageing population. We are providing seniors with opportunities for an active and social life in creating an environment that promotes physical and social independence.
Jérôme Sallafranque, Senior Representative
Mariette Sallafranque, Municipal Councillor
Edmond Chartrand, Senior Representative
Carmel Chartrand, Senior Representative
Alicia Jones, Director General
Mariette Gaudette, Senior Representative
Elaine McGuire, Senior Representative
Pat Tallon, Municipal Councillor
Pat Montgomery, Municipal Councillor
Sarah Adam, Assistant Director General
Ethel Jones, Senior Representative
Jeanette Gaudette, Senior Representative
Louis Lair, Municipal Councillor
Nancy Mcguire, Municipal Councillor
Winston Sunstrum, Mayor
Sports, Leisure and Culture
Promote outdoor activities for seniors.
Establish an “Outdoor Activity Club” for seniors.
Municipality Leisure Committee
Establish and support start-up of said club and assist them in becoming self-sufficient.
Promote and encourage an active lifestyle.
Upgrade the municipal parks and increase number of public rest areas.
Municipality Leisure Committee, Outdoor Activity Club.
Addition of one or more new rest area(s).
Develop and support new local sporting initiatives.
Establish activities such as softball, cycling associations, golf, etc.
Municipality Leisure Committee,
Young at Heart Club. MRC
Hold an annual softball tournament, golf tournament and cycling activity.
Establish and support inter-generational activities.
Offer activity workshops such as cooking, sewing/quilting, painting, recipe books, etc.
Municipality Leisure Committee, Local Schools,
Young at Heart Club,
Regionale Gallerie, Chapeau RA
Establish an support one workshop per year and expand as interest grows.
Public Safety and Security
Increase knowledge and awareness about fraud and online safety.
Hold information sessions for seniors with the Surete du Quebec.
Municipality Public Safety Committee, SQ, WPC
Hold at least one session per year.
Improve overall sense of security at home for seniors, and crime prevention.
Support and maintain the Neighbourhood Watch program.
Municipality Public Safety Commitee,
Neighbourhood Watch, SQ
Maintain the program for the next few years and increase awareness.
Increase fire safety and awareness.
Offer services such as fire prevention plans and smoke detector inspections.
Municipality Public Safety Committee, Fire Chief, MRC
Provide home inspections as required by fire safety cover plan.
Reduce power outages and surges in area.
Continue ongoing efforts to strongly pursue the reduction of power outages and surges.
Municipality Public Safety Committee, Hydro-Electric Advocacy Committee, Hydro-Québec
Reduce the number of power outages to the same level as the rest of the province.
Health and Well Being
Increase knowledge and awareness about health services offered by CISSO and municipality.
Create an information brochure and/or web link listing health services offered.
Distribute to citizens information tools regarding existing services.
Support the development of permanent housing for seniors.
Provide financial support for the Residence Meilleur Project.
Residence Meilleur du Haut Pontiac
Maintain political and financial support to ensure completion of the project.
Raise awareness about local events and sessions and encourage community participation.
Create and support a calendar of events and information sessions
Municipality, Local Associations, MRC, Pontiac Ouest
Create and update calendar on an quarterly basis.
Increase seniors participation at the municipal library.
Establish sessions for seniors at the library, ex: book club, ‘seniors discount’, etc.
Municipal Library, Young at Heart Club, Municipalities
Hold 2 sessions per year and increased participation.
Information and Communication
Encourage and support computer literacy for seniors.
Establish basic computer information sessions for seniors
Municipality, WPC, Municipal Library
Hold at least one information session per year.
Promote local businesses and increse avalailability to seniors.
Update business directory and make it accessible.
Municipality Development Committee, Local Businesses, Pontiac Ouest
Annual update of directory. Creation of “Pontiac Ouest” Facebook page and website.
Increase community communication.
Articulate a clear communication policy and procedure.
Municipality Administration Committee
A written up to date policy.