Quebec health agency decision to close senior drop-in centre opposed by Côte Saint-Luc

As you may have read or seen in the news, the health agency that administers health programs in our area has decided to close the seniors' drop-in centre at the CLSC René-Cassin, which is located at the Quartier Cavendish (Cavendish Mall).

The City of Côte Saint-Luc disagrees with this Quebec health agency decision, for which we were not consulted. Although it is not a municipal service, the drop-in centre serves our residents, which is why we immediately wrote to our local MNA to ask for his help in convincing health authorities to preserve it. We also wrote to the health board directly.

You can read more about this story in the media clippings below.

The Mayor and city staff are also meeting next week with the Cummings Centre to see if the City of Côte Saint-Luc and the Cummings Centre can work together to find some way to assist caregivers and users of the drop in centre. This is still a preliminary discussion but we will try our best for the benefit of our residents.

 

In the news 

Quebec seniors left hanging after services drastically cut (CBC News)

Seniors' drop-in centre to close in Côte-St-Luc in two weeks (The Gazette)

Cote St. Luc families frustrated by news of drop-in centre closing (CTV News)

Réné-Cassin seniors drop-in centre closure sparks protest (The Suburban)

Mayors of Côte-St-Luc, Hampstead denounce closing of seniors' drop-in centre (The Gazette)

René-Cassin CLSC seniors' day centre to close (CBC News)

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