International Day of Older Persons

International Day of Older Persons


Celebrated every year since October 1, 1991, the theme of the International Day of Older Persons 2022 is “The Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World”. Over the next three decades, the number of elderly people in the world is expected to more than double, reaching more than 1.5 billion people in 2050. In the Quebec region, since 1987, the large family of the Little Brothers of Quebec counts more than 185 Great Friends, elderly people who, without this regional action, would be alone and isolated. Thanks to the commitment of more than 240 volunteers, they are welcomed, pampered and will be accompanied until the end of their lives.

May the best win

Tomorrow morning at 8:15 a.m. at Place Jean-Béliveau, thousands of runners will take part in the Beneva 2022 Marathon. The 42.2 km event will be followed by the 10 km event at 8:30 a.m. at the Parc de Pointe-aux-Lièvres and the 21.1 km race at 9:50 a.m., which will also start from the ExpoCité site, also the finish line for all the races. In the photo, from left to right: Geneviève Blouin, President of the Board of the Corporation Events d’été de Québec; Simon Marinier, Director of the Business Development and International Partnerships Division and Director of the Supply Development and Innovation Division of Destination Québec quoted: Dr Jean Perron, cardiac surgeon at the University Institute of Cardiology et de pneumologie de Québec (IUCPQ) and Marianne Pelchat, executive producer at Gestev.

CHSLD art gallery

Julie Boutin, beneficiary attendant at the CHSLD in Lévis and painter, had the idea, at the start of the pandemic, of painting canvases to brighten up the daily lives of residents. His initiative snowballed, to such an extent that a collective of 49 painters from Lévis and the greater Quebec City region produced no less than 67 paintings that can be found on the walls of the CHSLD. The opening took place recently in the presence of Marie-Josée Poiré, president of the residents' committee of the CHSLD de Lévis; Stéphanie Simoneau, director of accommodation for the SAPA program (Support for the autonomy of the elderly) and Patrick Simard, president and CEO of the CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches. In the photo, Isabelle Plante, painter, in front of her work called Souvenir. She offered it to the CHSLD of Lévis so that her art could make the residents travel. 

In memory

October 1, 2018. It was general election day in Quebec. After a 39-day election campaign, the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ) led by François Legault (photo) won 74 seats and formed a majority government. The Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ) won 31 seats and thus formed the official opposition. The Parti Québécois (PQ) and Québec solidaire (QS) obtain 10 seats each. The turnout (66.45%) is the second lowest result in history since 1927.


France Taschereau (photo), young retiree from Microbasserie Archibald and from the restaurant industry…Kalyna Roberge, ex-champion of speed skating, short track, 36 years old…Jason Roy Léveillée, Quebec comedian, 39 years old.. .Jacques Martin, advisor with the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Junior League (OHL). 70 years old…The twins Andrée Bussières St-Pierre and Louise Bussières Gagné, from Quebec, 78 years old…Julie Andrews, British actress and singer, 87 years old…Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States (1977- 1981) Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, 98 years old.


October 1, 2019: Michel Létourneau (photo), 69, PQ MP for the riding of Ungava in the Quebec National Assembly between 1994 and 2007… 2018: Charles Aznavour, 94, singer-songwriter, French actor and writer of Armenian origin… 2018: Élaine Zakaïb, 59, former PQ minister and deputy for Richelieu… 2016: Sylvain Boutet, 55, doctor for the Quebec Remparts since resuming their activities in the fall of 1997 and chief physician of the QMJHL… 2013: Tom Clancy, 66, American novelist… 2006: André Viger, 54, wheelchair marathon runner… 1998: Pauline Julien, 70, Quebec singer and actress… 1985: Gaétan Barrette, 61, Téléjournal reader… 1984: Walter Alston, 72, with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 23 years… 1979: Lise Lasalle, 40, actress , Quebec actress. 

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