Kirkland Family Shares Beauty Of The Season

The Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence offers bereavement group sessions starting in January. Afternoon groups starting Jan. 19 to March 9 and evening groups Jan. 20 to March 10. Call 514-693-1718, Local 231 or Email [email protected].

The West Island Women’s Shelter is a non-profit organization that helps women and children who are victims of domestic violence through the provision of shelter, accompaniment and psychological support. For more information, visit wiws.ca.

Alzheimer Groups Inc. (AGI) offers therapeutic programs to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. They provide support services to families and professional care partners, focusing on the best practices in dementia care, while sensitizing the community through education and awareness. Email [email protected] or call 514-485-7233.

The West Island Committee Against Elder Abuse notes several helplines are available. If anyone reading this feels that someone is managing their finances without their permission, is trying to isolate them from others, or touches or makes them feel uncomfortable in ways they don’t like or is neglecting them, call: Elder Abuse Help Line 1-888-489-2287; Info Social 811; CLSC Pierrefonds 514-626-2572; CLSC Lac St-Louis 514-697-4110; CLSC Dorval-Lachine 514-639-0650; Canadian Anti-Fraud 1-888-495-8501.

ABOVAS – An essential accompaniment towards health, is a non-profit organization that offers accompanied transport for West Island residents going to medical appointments on the Island of Montreal. If you need assistance and would like to use our service, contact us for more details. If you have a few hours to offer, access to a car and would like to volunteer, call 514-694-3838, email [email protected] or visit abovas.com.

Compassionate Friends is a self-help international group for bereaved parents of children. Call the Montreal chapter at 438-257-0881.

Literacy Unlimited, a community organization dedicated to empowering adults through improved literacy, offers free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring for adults in reading, writing and basic computer skills. Call 514-694-0007 or visit literacyunlimited.ca.

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step recovery group for compulsive overeaters, anorexics and bulimics. No weigh-ins, dues or fees. Zoom or phone meetings are being held during the pandemic. Call 514-488-1812 or visit oamontrealenglish.org/meetings.

Volunteers

Volunteer West Island is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of volunteers as well as the community organizations and groups that require volunteer help. Call 514-457-5445 or email [email protected].

West Island Citizen Advocacy is a Centraide/West Island Community Shares funded organization that matches those in need with volunteer advocates. Call 514-694-5850 or visit volunteerwica.com.

A 73-year-old Haitian woman in Pierrefonds diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease would benefit from visits at her home. She speaks English, French, Creole and German. She would like to practice her German, go on walks and have conversations. She is a retired school principal and is very sociable.

An isolated 78-year-old French and Creole Pierrefonds woman would benefit from friendly visits. She enjoys going on walks, but prefers to be accompanied due to her shaky balance. She would also like to learn basic computer skills.

A kind gentleman in his early 80s living in a residence in Pointe-Claire is seeking the assistance of a volunteer who can accompany him to a local Walmart once a week. He is autonomous but uses a walker to get around.

Contribute to the Gazette’s West Island/Off-Island community calendar by email at [email protected].

Seven-year-old Boran Li practices her figure skating moves during holiday skating hours at the Kirkland Sports Complex on Sunday, December 19, 2021.
Seven-year-old Boran Li practices her figure skating moves during holiday skating hours at the Kirkland Sports Complex on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Photo by Allen McInnis /Montreal Gazette

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