April 20 2016

Rosemère becomes an age-friendly municipality

Undertaken in 2014, this process seeks to adapt services and programs to encourage the active participation of senior citizens in their community. Rosemère’s demographic profile has evolved considerably in recent years, which led the Town to update its Family and Seniors Policy in response to the significant needs of two of its citizen groups: Rosemère families and seniors.   
This policy was developed in order to maintain and enhance, for the benefit of families and seniors, the Rosemère community’s outstanding living environment.  "Integrating the AFM process in our policy clearly demonstrates the importance accorded to seniors in our community,” stated Madeleine Leduc who went on to explain: "In order to ensure that our practices effectively correspond to our citizens’ needs, the Town of Rosemère implemented a consultative process, which gave rise to a plan of action.” At a press conference held on April 19, the Town of Rosemère unveiled its pamphlet recapping the highlights of this policy and its plan of action.   
Rappid+or Prevention Program
The plan of action resulting from this policy includes a set of actions and interventions involving the two targeted clienteles. Moreover, the Rappid+or Program, which seeks to promote a safe and healthy living environment for residents 65 years of age and over, will be in operation as of the month of May. This program gives Rosemère senior citizens the opportunity of being visited by a team of volunteers who will assess their environment and recommend measures to ensure their safety by identifying, for example, risks of fire, falling and becoming victims of fraud. In addition, it may be recalled that, last February, the Town of Rosemère increased its offering of public transit for seniors 65 years of age and over. Finally, Rosemère offers a host of activities to families and youngsters through its Recreation Department. "These concrete measures, which demonstrate the Town’s involvement with these two population groups, are fully consistent with the municipality’s values as they relate to these persons,” added an obviously delighted Madeleine Leduc. 
Guylaine Richer, Kateri Lesage and Normand Corriveau, municipal councillors, Madeleine Leduc, mayor and
Marc-André Plante, Carrefour Action municipale et famille general manager. 

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