2021 - 2023

Health education and promotion for seniors: A focus on prevention

This initiative supports over 30 English-speaking organizations across the province of Quebec, implementing face-to face and virtual health promotion activities to isolated English-speaking seniors. The main goal of these centres is to break down social isolation, increase access to information in English, and increase autonomy and well-being.

What makes a SWC unique:

Community-led and cost effective

SWCs are an innovative response by community organizations to address a gap in services for seniors. Formal and informal collaborations are sought out and developed with health and social services professionals.

Linguistically & culturally adapted

SWCs are adapted to the regional and local needs and realities of English-speaking seniors. They’re flexible, adaptable, inclusive and adopt a broad and multifaceted approach to improving overall health and well-being.

No strict criteria for participation

SWCs are inclusive of all seniors, and include outreach to vulnerable isolated elderly individuals. There’s no specific criteria for participation.

This initiative is financed by

Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois d’expression anglaise

What is a Seniors Wellness Centre?

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SWC Logic Model

SWC Participating Organizations

  • Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders

  • English Community Organization of Lanaudière

  • REISA

  • Assistance and Referral Centre (ARC)

  • African Canadian Development and Prevention Network

  • North Shore Community Association

  • AGAPE

  • Montérégie West Community Network

  • Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors

  • Jeffery Hale Community Partners

  • Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda

  • 4Korners

  • Contactivity Centre

  • Centre for Access to Services in English

  • Connexions Resource Centre

  • Coasters Association Inc.

  • Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence

  • NDG Senior Citizens’ Council

  • Monteregie East Partnership for the English-Speaking Community

  • Committee for Anglophone Social Action

  • Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation

  • Townshippers’ Association

  • Vision Gaspé-Percé Now

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