Forever Young - Living and Aging in Montreal West
By Threads of Memory - Montreal West Public Library
Funding by the Government of Canada's The New Horizons for Seniors Program
Forever Young - Living and Aging in Montreal WestJun 30, 2023
Claudie Pfeifer - Somatic Educator
Claudie takes the mystery out of somatic training by giving us a tour of 100 years of evolving healing movement therapies. On the way she touches on the role of brain plasticity in wellbeing, the effects of ageism on us all and much more. Her mission is to have everyone continue to move their bodies and live joyously. claudiepfeifer.com.
Deborah Marcogliese - Director of Montreal West Public Library
Deborah Marcogoliese is the director of the Montreal West Public Library. She has been leading the library in outreach programs for the past five years. In spite of Covid and closures, she maintained book lending with volunteer door to door deliveries. A resident of Montreal West, Deb continues to develop programs for our community including digital literacy such as this podcast.
Zoe Franklin Inf. Aux/LPN - Neighborhood Health Team Lead
Zoe Franklin, liscenced practical nurse, and Neighborhood Health Team Leader for Bayshore Home Health in conversation with Bronia, Sharon and Kathy. Ms. Franklin explains the types of services offered by this private home care company. Whether post surgery or declining health issues, the needs of people are assessed and services can be offered in a quick turn around time with friendly and compassionate care.
Colleen Feeney - Town of Montreal West Councillor
Colleen Feeney, Town of Montreal West Councillor with responsibilities for Finance, MADA, Recreation and Culture, in conversation with Bronia, Sharon and Kathy, explains MADA, shines a light on Montreal West’s 50+ Club and the future of volunteerism. An enthusiastic and devoted leader, known for her integrity and her ability to represent our community effectively, Colleen shares the reasons why Montreal West is a great place for seniors. Join us for an insider’s look at being a senior in Montreal West.
Ruth Pelletier - Social Activist
Ruth focuses on the concerns of the elderly including the rights of English-speaking seniors, elder abuse, poverty and problems in long term care facilities exposed by Covid.
Tracie Swim - West-end Intergenerational Network (WIN)
Tracie tells us about intergenerational programs, activities and community resources in the NDG and Montreal West areas that connect youth and seniors. Special focus on the Extra Mile Senior Visiting Program. https://winmontreal.org/
Anne Caines - Respecting Elders Communities Against Abuse (RECAA)
Anne talks about reaching diverse cultural communities in Montreal in order to identify and recognize elder abuse. Using a drama technique of non verbal role playing, RECAA works on promoting respect for elders, regardless of ethnic and cultural lines. https://recaa.ca/
Janet Torge - Radical Rest Homes
Janet brings to us her unique concept of aging and living with friends. Co-housing to socially and economically help support seniors. These Homes can meet the needs of Boomers looking to avoid institutional settings. https://www.radicalresthomes.com/
Forever Young – First Podcast Episode
The team from the Threads of Memory Project (video interviews on seniors’ memories and perspectives about Montreal West) explores seniors living and aging in Montreal West. We look at what services are needed for seniors to age in place so they can remain in our town.