Magog team mobilizes to check on seniors

Record Staff

Over the past few days, employees of the City of Magog and members of community organizations such as the AQDR Memphrémagog, the Centre d’action bénévole de Magog and the Ressources Relais Memphrémagog team have begun a real “telephone marathon” to reach more than 7,000 people aged 70 and over.
The goal of this initiative is to check on the health of seniors, reassure them, answer their questions and provide them with information on the resources in place that could help them in case of need. The team in place said the calls are made in complete confidentiality and that no information is disclosed without the consent of the people concerned.
Marie-Claude Viau, head of the Leisure and Community Life Division for the City of Magog, explained that “we want to break some of the isolation in which the elderly people who are constantly recommended to stay at home find themselves. We also want to make sure they know where and how to find help if they are experiencing physical or psychological problems. We believe that even though they are safe, they will be warmly welcomed with a phone call to let them know that they are being cared for.”
She concluded by pointing out that “the valuable contribution of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS community organization team greatly facilitated the project’s implementation. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts. The solidarity we are currently experiencing will certainly help everyone get through this difficult period.”

Published in the Wednesday, April 15 edition of The Record.

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