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Advocate for Seniors

SOCIAL ACTION
The Cummings Centre Social Action Committee is involved in the public discussions that affect seniors’ lives. Its goal is to protect and advance public services and seniors’ rights in all important areas, including healthcare, public transportation, housing and income security. The committee meets regularly to review proposed government legislation and other public developments that may impact seniors. Subcommittees develop the briefs and discussion points for meetings with politicians and local groups, sometimes working with other affected organizations. Members of the Social Action Committee write letters and meet with Members of Parliament, Members of the National Assembly and City Councillors to make its concerns known.


THE SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE AND PROGRAM DEPARTMENT PRESENT:

A Look at Elder Abuse

Elder abuse takes many forms; some more obvious, others less so. From physical abuse to the more subtle emotional and financial abuse, the greatest harm caused by elder abuse is breach of trust and a sense of isolation and hopelessness.  RECCA (Respecting Elders Communities Against Abuse) will kick off the evening with a brief dramatic performance followed by a panel presentation

Featuring: Dr. Mark Yaffe (MUHC), Roula Marinos, Branch Manager, RBC, Queen Mary and Marrick Betrand of the Elder Mistreatment Helpline

Wednesday May 24     7 pm
$ TBA
Gelber Conference Centre

For more information or to register call 514.342.1234 local 7365


DAVID NOVEK APPOINTED AS CHAIRPERSON, SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE

The Cummings Centre is proud to welcome David Novek, dedicated volunteer and teacher at the Cummings Centre, as chair of the Social Action Committee.

“I am excited to be working with the devoted members and staff of the committee. For the coming year, we have defined three topics of vital interest, End of Life, Elder Abuse and Caregiving. Working with the Program Department, we will develop workshops or lectures that will provide helpful information for Seniors and their families,” states Mr. Novek.

As part of this new mission, the Social Action Committee will be hosting an event on the topic of Elder Abuse in May 2017. The evening will feature a panel of guest speakers and will provide useful information about resources in Montreal. Stay tuned for more details.

To learn more about the Social Action Committee, please contact either Arielle Gottesman or Mollie Witenoff, staff in the Social Services Department 514.342.1234.


Income Tax Clinic
The Cummings Centre holds an annual Income Tax Clinic in March.  Lean more about tax credits. For more information call Karen Gerstein 514.342.1234 local 3522.

Prevention of Residential Break-ins
Here is a list of safety tips to help protect your homes. For the full tips list.

Municipal Issues
A wide range of poverty-related social policy issues have emerged as priorities at the local Côte-des-Neiges / Notre Dame de Grâce (CDN/NDG) borough level. To read more, click here.

Happenings
Do you think that there will be another election? If so, watch to see when the Social Action Committee will host a candidates meeting. You will have the opportunity to hear Party platforms and get to meet the candidates and ask them questions

Need a family doctor?
Your local CLSC can help you find one. If you or your spouse are 65 years and older and collecting Old Age Security, you may be able to obtain extra monthly income through the Guaranteed Income Supplement.

Resources to enrich your life are also provided:


Social Action on Housing. To learn more.

Research Study on Urinary Incontinence. To learn more.


For more information contact the Social Action Office 514.342.1234 or visit 5700 Westbury Avenue, Montreal.

 


                                                                                                                                 

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