This department provides a range of social, cultural and physical activities to meet the different tastes and needs of residents. These activities take place in a common room, outdoor on the terrace, or in the community. Staff members of the Recreation Department are in charge of organizing various activities during holidays and thematic occasions. These activities allow residents to flourish in an enjoyable and stimulating environment. Residents and family members are encouraged to participate in these activities. A wheelchair-accessible vehicle is available for resident transportation during group activities.
Partering with a local school : Cité de l’Amitié
In 2008, the Foyer Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Inc. created a partnership with a local school. This partnership allowed students from kindergarten to 5th grade to benefit from a structured program of visits and intergenerational exchanges with the Home’s residents.
The students created their own logo and printed them on T-shirts to show how proud they were of the project and what represented, for them, the link between the young friends and our seniors. They chose “Amiâge” which in French means friends and age.
Each year, a calendar is established for structured visits and activities. Visibly, this partnership brings great joy to our residents as well as to the Cité de l’Amitié students.