Outaouais: A student among the seniors at the Résidences du Bel-Âge

Outaouais: A student among the seniors at the Résidences du Bel-Âge

Résidences du Bel-Âge, in Outaouais, in exchange for good care, will welcome 1 studentany Next August.

Alexandre Chevalier, 21 years old, is a student in specialized educational technologies at the Cégep de l'Outaouais.

In exchange for involvement with the adults, the young man will be housed and fed.

“It's really a great project for me and the residents who live here,” he said.

This initiative aims to create dialogue between generations.

“It is a project funded by the Youth Secretariat’s Intergenerational Exchange Programme, and the program covers all project costs, including the student’s rent and five meals a week. We will pay too [électricité]“His internet, his cell phone, his bus card,” explained Jeanne Baudry Bellot, general manager of the Résidences du Bel-Âge.

In return, the student must complete at least 40 hours of volunteer work per month. For example, he might attend walking club on Saturday mornings, spend two evenings a week in the common room playing cards, and visit tenants who have fewer visitors.

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Alexander is very optimistic about this experience.

“I'm someone who has a really good relationship with my grandparents. I worked in a youth center, so I know how to organize, plan and lead activities,” he added.

Among the elderly the opinions are unanimous: “[C’est une] “Nice surprise,” one resident said. “It has the same profile as my grandchildren. “So I actually like it,” another admitted.

The residents have already accepted him into the family. It will officially be there in a few weeks.

Watch the testimonials in the video above.

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