Quality of life

HEALTH

Health is essential to quality of life. Seniors have specific needs due to aging and its consequences. Aging is not a disease; it is natural, a biological…

HEALTH

Health is essential to quality of life. Seniors have specific needs due to aging and its consequences. Aging is not a disease; it is natural, a biological state, and a phase of life which no one can escape from. Everyone ages, only the year changes. The Quebec health system has to adapt itself suitably to the challenges brought about by an aging society. Access to broad specialized and general healthcare needs should be ensured short- and long-term, at home or in public institutions. To do so, we must allocate the necessary resources to the right places while supporting caregivers who play an essential role. Our objective should be to ensure the autonomy of seniors for as long as possible.

SECURITY

At any age, feeling secure is essential to quality of life. At an age when many seniors have all too often lost their vigour and confidence, their increased…

SECURITY

At any age, feeling secure is essential to quality of life. At an age when many seniors have all too often lost their vigour and confidence, their increased vulnerability makes them easy targets of all sorts of abuse, ill-treatment, intimidation or fraud. Civil society has the duty to ensure their security. This principle of seniors’ protection should be a vital part of the responsibilities of Quebec society, which is intended to be egalitarian and united.

WELL-BEING

The principle of well-being is based on the necessity of collectively establishing the standards for guaranteed minimum comfort and adequate material security for all seniors. Following…

WELL-BEING

The principle of well-being is based on the necessity of collectively establishing the standards for guaranteed minimum comfort and adequate material security for all seniors. Following this principle, we, as a modern society with sufficient wealth and resources, should ensure that aging does not become, as it is all too often the case nowadays, a symbol of impoverishment, homelessness, malnutrition, isolation or loneliness. Ensuring that all people 50 and older have continue to have an equal access to the means to find adequate housing, eat correctly, dress properly, have fun and entertain themselves sufficiently will have positive effects on the whole society.

BELONGING

All this experience and knowledge are incredibly valuable to the community. We should therefore all benefit from this. We should collectively benefit from listening to seniors, asking…

BELONGING

All this experience and knowledge are incredibly valuable to the community. We should therefore all benefit from this. We should collectively benefit from listening to seniors, asking them to express themselves about current challenges; we should give them a more active role, include them in decision- making, and take advantage of their wisdom and education. They should be guaranteed active participation and the right to be full-fledged citizens. We should ensure that their sense of belonging to Quebec society is preserved.