Are you concerned about the normal or pathological aging of someone you are caring for? Here are some useful resources and referrals.
Resources and referrals suggested by Municipalités (& Villes) Amies des Aînés au Québec and l’Appui pour les proches aidants are listed here.
Are you caring for someone whose aging has implications?
Make your daily life easier as a caregiver of someone with age-related implications:
In Québec, the focus is on active aging, through projects that promote the social participation of seniors, their healthy aging and their access to healthy, safe and welcoming environments.
Aging: resources and referrals from Municipalités (& Villes) Amies des Aînés au Québec
Municipalités (& Villes) Amies des Aînés au Québec (in French only) encourages cities to pay particular attention to the needs and issues of seniors.
A senior-friendly city promotes active aging by optimizing the health, participation and safety of older citizens to improve their quality of life. In concrete terms, a senior-friendly city adapts its structures and services so that older people with different abilities and needs can access them and be included. For example, a section is dedicated to current research (in French only) on the subject of aging: resources and referrals.
Municipalités (& Villes) Amies des Aînés au Québec is a collaborative centre of the World Health Organization.
Caregiver Support Helpline and Email
Caregiver Support Helpline is available to all caregivers across Québec. Whether you are looking for a listening ear, information or referrals, our counselors are available every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This service is free and confidential.
- by telephone: 1 855 852-7784;
- by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A page on our website is dedicated to the telephone helplines that caregivers can use throughout Quebec.
Decade of Healthy Ageing 2021–2023
We are in the Decade of Healthy Ageing 2021–2030!
The goal of this initiative is to generate concerted, catalytic and collaborative action to improve the lives of seniors, their families and the communities in which they live.
Sharing knowledge and experiences among caregivers
Your role can be stressful and nerve-wracking. You may sometimes feel sad, cranky, lack energy, have trouble sleeping, have difficulty eating or feel anger towards the person you are caring for. This is normal. You are not alone, you can:
Need to talk?
Contact our Caregiver Support Helpline for counselling, information et referrals.
Every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Free of charge.